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'Sekirei 365' Manga Begins Regular Serialization




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Kadmos1



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:08 pm Reply with quote
I wouldn't mind if Crunchyroll or Yen Press simul-published this. This is my favorite harem series and Musubi is the main reason.
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Melicans



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:16 pm Reply with quote
Well if it does well enough, maybe we will finally get that third season Funimation promised us was coming on the Pure Engagement audio commentary!
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Vannil



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:50 pm Reply with quote
Melicans wrote:
Well if it does well enough, maybe we will finally get that third season Funimation promised us was coming on the Pure Engagement audio commentary!


Saying that funimation no longer holds the rights to either sekirei or sekirei: pure engagement, nor does Funimation make anime. With that in mind, I highly doubt it will get a third season from them or Aniplex. [full disclosure: i would watch the hell out of a season 3]
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Araragifeels



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:07 pm Reply with quote
Season 3 need to happen, especially now that that Sekirei is getting a sequel to the manga.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:52 pm Reply with quote
A 3rd season is long overdue, especially since the Minato/Musubi ship is so sweet.
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Kalessin



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:30 pm Reply with quote
While I'd love it if they released a third season, it's been seven years since they released the second season. So, much as it's technically possible that they'll make another season, I'd be pretty shocked to see one now. Anime adaptions are usually made to try and sell the original product, and the publishers don't generally seem to care about actually, fully adapting much of anything. They just want to boost the sales of the source material. Very few series seem to go beyond 26 episodes. And aside from a few series that managed to fully adapt something in a single season of 24 - 26 episodes (often by skipping material unless you're talking about a really short manga like Chobits or Angelic Layer), you could probably count on your hands the number of manga or light novels series that have actually been fully adapted - and most those have been really popular shounen stuff that run continuously rather than really having seasons.

The Japanese publisher for the Sekirei manga probably got their boost in manga sales out of the anime and moved on with life. The fact that a new series is being released probably increases the chances that they'd want to make more anime, since the original has been finished for a little while now, and they're bound to want to encourage sales of the new one, but in general, they seem to care little enough about adapting everything in a series and not skipping stuff that I'd think that an adaptation of the first part of the new series is more likely than a third season of the first.

Personally, I find the way that the Japanese publishers really don't seem to care about fully adapting anything really annoying (especially for a Western audience that doesn't necessarily have access to the source material), but it stems from why they have the anime made in the first place. And sadly, from what I can tell, the situation has only become worse as it's become more common for shows to be done in seasons of 12 - 13 episodes instead of a single run of 24 - 26, since in at least some cases, they used to try and adapt an entire series in 24 - 26 episodes and bring some closure to it (even if it frequently meant veering off from the source material to end it), whereas now, they tend to just cut it off and leave you hanging - even if they do actually go and do two seasons and give you 24 - 26 episodes. But they never seem to have cared about actually fully adapting much of anything - especially if they have to go back and finish it. The big counter-examples would be Inuyasha and Fullmetal Alchemist which were huge series, and when they did that with Inuyasha, they tried to adapt about 21 volumes in 26 episodes, which is a bit much. I really don't think that Sekirei has anywhere near that kind of audience.

At this point, I've come to the conclusion that as great as it is to get an anime series, if it's an adaptation of something, the odds are extremely high that if you want the entire series, you're going to need to go back to the source material, and if you get anythnig beyond a single season - let alone three - you just count your blessings. And getting it all is almost certainly a pipe dream. Fortunately, a much larger percentage of the manga and anime that's adapted is licensed and translated into English than it used to be, but much of it isn't, and plenty of the stuff that isn't doesn't get fan translations. Which just plain sucks for anyone who can't read Japanese. Neutral

Fortunately, in the case of Sekirei, Yen Press has released a large chunk of the manga in digital form and continues to release it at a fairly good pace - and now, they've actually gone back and started releasing it in physical form. So, in this case, it looks like we're going to get all of the source material. Hopefully, they pick up this new series as well, but we'll have to wait and see on that. Still, the fact that Yen Press has gone back and started doing physical releases would imply that it's been doing quite well digitally, which will encourage them to want to license the new series as well.
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