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Hypeathon



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 11:51 pm Reply with quote
Well it's not like the previous announcement said, "second season" when you stop and think about it.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 11:59 pm Reply with quote
Kind of disappointing, but an OVA is better than nothing.
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KH91



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 12:03 am Reply with quote
Now what could it possibly be about?
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walw6pK4Alo



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 12:13 am Reply with quote
I think too many reports make you think "sequel" automatically equates to "12/13 more episodes", but nothing's wrong with a good old-fashioned high budget OVA. That's how many anime were either started or completed through the 80s and 90s. And since I really miss the OVA as major format, I kind of prefer seeing more of them to new TV series.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 1:04 am Reply with quote
Hopefully they are not going to be a bath house or beach OVA's.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 1:23 am Reply with quote
This revelation is a bit disappointing. I was truly hoping for a proper second season.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 1:41 am Reply with quote
I was expecting a full cour run for the sequel, but I see I was extremely foolish in assuming that.

Very disappointing news, especially if the end product doesn't deliver properly. The world still had a lot of potential to grow and expand and provide a whole second season's worth of content and to now know that it's merely going to be OVA's, I'm not hopeful.

I guess much like expecting a third season of Valvrave and instead getting a 3 minute epilogue that attempts to wrap up another 2-3 episodes worth of content, I need to stop expecting more out of Aniplex and its various productions.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 2:00 am Reply with quote
walw6pK4Alo wrote:
I think too many reports make you think "sequel" automatically equates to "12/13 more episodes", but nothing's wrong with a good old-fashioned high budget OVA. That's how many anime were either started or completed through the 80s and 90s. And since I really miss the OVA as major format, I kind of prefer seeing more of them to new TV series.


I am not sure about a show of the nature of Gargantia, but generally an ova in this day and age means a fan service episode with no plot, so I won't be expecting too much here.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 3:23 am Reply with quote
CrownKlown wrote:
I am not sure about a show of the nature of Gargantia, but generally an ova in this day and age means a fan service episode with no plot, so I won't be expecting too much here.


Gargantia has already had two OVAs, both of which contained significant backstory that really helped flesh some things out, so I think it's safe to say that these will be plot-based.
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DangerMouse



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 3:43 am Reply with quote
Rosalena wrote:
This revelation is a bit disappointing. I was truly hoping for a proper second season.


Yeah, hopefully these OVAs are good but I was hoping for a real second season too.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 4:03 am Reply with quote
I wish they'd announce a prequel to expand on the history of the Earth. The footage that was shown in episode 9 got me really craving for one.

Also, the website is updated with a new key visual and the character page is also updated.

The two OVAs takes place half a year after the TV series:
Ledo is working as a salvage pilot for Bellows on Gargantia.
The new girl came from the fleet that Kugel reigned over.
She is Amy's junior working as a messenger.
Source.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:52 am Reply with quote
jet_ wrote:
I wish they'd announce a prequel to expand on the history of the Earth. The footage that was shown in episode 9 got me really craving for one.

Also, the website is updated with a new key visual and the character page is also updated.

The two OVAs takes place half a year after the TV series:
Ledo is working as a salvage pilot for Bellows on Gargantia.
The new girl came from the fleet that Kugel reigned over.
She is Amy's junior working as a messenger.
Source.

Wait is that Chamber in that new Key Visual in the upper left?

Here's hoping Sugita-bot is back!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:14 am Reply with quote
I think that another one cour season would have worked if the producers had opened up the world of Gargantia. The downside with that is that it could have become too chaotic and confusing if it was not handled right.

I would have preferred 12-13 episodes with the hope that they were going to be well written, but I will take the two OVA's. This seems like a safer approach to build on top of a first season that already had a pretty good ending.

I hope each OVA is between 50-60 minutes long and Bandai Visual subs the Japanese BD's, like they did for the first season.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:41 am Reply with quote
jet_ wrote:
I wish they'd announce a prequel to expand on the history of the Earth. The footage that was shown in episode 9 got me really craving for one.

Also, the website is updated with a new key visual and the character page is also updated.

The two OVAs takes place half a year after the TV series:
Ledo is working as a salvage pilot for Bellows on Gargantia.
The new girl came from the fleet that Kugel reigned over.
She is Amy's junior working as a messenger.
Source.


The new girl's name is Riima which my auto-translate is changing to Reamer. Which is hilarious.
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Agent355



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 5:21 pm Reply with quote
I guess this means we won't be learning any more about Ledo's militaristic background or the community he left behind in outer space. I was really interested in how their society worked (was the woman in Ledo's memories his mother? Etc.)

But I also ship Ledo/Amy, so just seeing more of their developing relationship will be fun. Unless they do something stupid, like a forced love triangle with the new girl.
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