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NEWS: Togainu no Chi's Single DVDs Dropped for Box in Japan


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wandering-dreamer



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:05 pm Reply with quote
Wow. Like the article said, the last time this happened was for Shangri-La but that was because the sales were awful, wonder if the projected sales for this one were bad too.
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kamanashi



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:05 pm Reply with quote
If only this meant Japan was ending their crazy high prices on anime. Would like to be able to pick up more of the BluRay sets from Japan, but I can only get one a year.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:14 pm Reply with quote
Ouch, didn't realize this is an A-1 show.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:16 pm Reply with quote
I still prefer singles... Sad
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:18 pm Reply with quote
QUALITY anime deserves a QUALITY release.
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simona.com



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:26 pm Reply with quote
um... this series wasn't exactly excellent, it got a lot of bashing while it was on air [the production team made some very questionable choices regarding the story and the art/animation was pretty sketchy in many episodes] so I guess that yes, it must be like what happened with Shangri-La.
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domino



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:40 pm Reply with quote
Looks like the animators finally heard the fans' cries. Even the biggest Togainu fans found the TV series to be nearly unwatchable due to its low production quality. After seeing such an amazing trailer from the studio that made beautiful shows like Working!!, the animation was such a letdown that there's no way such an ugly show would sell.
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firedragon54738



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:48 pm Reply with quote
Well the series wasnt that great to begin with no wonder it was dropped
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AyumiHamasaki



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:43 pm Reply with quote
"Togainu No Chi" had a huge potential for success but for some reason, the anime was.....just not that good.

I like to pretend the anime never happened. The Game, the manga were both superior. If you want to check out the franchise, try the game instead.
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Kit-Tsukasa



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 12:09 am Reply with quote
firedragon54738 wrote:
Well the series wasnt that great to begin with no wonder it was dropped


"Wasn't that great" is an understatement. I'd say it was the worst show of the fall season, if not Hyakka Ryouran: Samurai Girls or Iron Man was. Regardless, it's definitely the worst show I've seen in a while.
Production quality was terrible in that scenes were literally cropped and re-used episode after episode. Action scenes were nowhere near interesting and it really seems like they staff spent more money on the music, particularly ED themes, over anything else in the show.

Shangri-La was mainly Gonzo at the end of their line and for not putting out a "good enough" show, they had no choice but to resort to that. Togainu no Chi on the other hand is simply straight up bad from beginning to end. Visual Novel adaptation or not, it was just that bad
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dirtyred70



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:02 am Reply with quote
Splitter wrote:
QUALITY anime deserves a QUALITY release.


Agreed. I'd imagine that this show's budget (or lack thereof) was the culprit for it's poor reception. There was absolutely nothing in this project that warrants a decent DVD release.
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J. Kudo



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:12 am Reply with quote
simona.com wrote:
um... this series wasn't exactly excellent, it got a lot of bashing while it was on air [the production team made some very questionable choices regarding the story and the art/animation was pretty sketchy in many episodes]...


Would it have been better if the sex scenes were included? Anime catgrin

Personally, I enjoyed the show. It's just too bad about how the final episode ended up. Anime dazed
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momogoldfish



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:50 am Reply with quote
J. Kudo wrote:

Would it have been better if the sex scenes were included? Anime catgrin

Personally, I enjoyed the show. It's just too bad about how the final episode ended up. Anime dazed


That might help...but then the PS2 True Blood was basically completely cleaned up from its PC version and still managed to be extremely popular. The anime's bad reception was definitely because of how half-assed and wishy washy it was.
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hikaru004



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:29 am Reply with quote
It was also censored. If they mentioned removing the censors, putting back in the fighting scenes where the video panned to skyline, it would prob sell better.

Oh yeah and reanimating the final scenes in the last episode.

They should have given us more Shiki from the get go. Laughing

I'd buy it if a reversible cover contained Shiki x Akira.
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Jrittmayer



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:30 am Reply with quote
Kit-Tsukasa wrote:
firedragon54738 wrote:
Well the series wasnt that great to begin with no wonder it was dropped


"Wasn't that great" is an understatement. I'd say it was the worst show of the fall season, if not Panty and Stocking or Iron Man was. Regardless, it's definitely the worst show I've seen in a while.

Fixed.

Samurai Girls wasn't great, but it was no where near as horrible as Togainu, Iron Man (Or any of the Marvel anime for that matter) or Panty and Stocking.
I agree though, it was lazily done, even if it had an interesting concept.
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