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GoldCrusader



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:51 pm Reply with quote
Man Polygon has been getting a lot of projects! Not that I mind since they are doing a pretty great job at delivering great shows. And this looks pretty cool.

Now I'm hoping Blame! 2 and Sidonia 3 aren't too far!
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nDroae



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:24 pm Reply with quote
Assuming that Megalobox was conceptualized around 2016-2017, this looks like the kind of situation Isekai Izakaya faced, where that manga came out before the source manga of Restaurant to Another World, yet the latter made it to anime first. People inevitably called the older Isekai Izakaya a "ripoff," and it didn't help that its anime was considered lower in quality by general consensus.

(Megalobox of course has far older roots in Ashita no Joe, but there were no robot arms there.)
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Cardcaptor Takato



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:03 pm Reply with quote
Even if this manga came out before Megalobox, the timing of this adaptation still makes it seem like Netflix is trying to capitalize on Megalobox's success, especially after it got so many nominations in the Crunchyroll awards.
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nDroae



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:56 pm Reply with quote
Perhaps I forgot that some would see it as a negative thing for Netflix to make decisions on that basis. I try to support the shows I like partly because I want the industry to cash in. When there's a distinct gimmick I like, I want more of it to come out.

People say moe military is oversaturated, but to me there's still not nearly enough. I'm not familiar with Azur Lane aside from seeing pictures of its characters, but I'm looking forward to its anime more than to KanColle 2, simply because Azur Lane is a new thing.

Before the first Pacific Rim came out, some were hoping that if it became a hit, it might spurn western media to make more mecha movies and shows.

I think Netflix's decision was based on the general popularity of Megalobox, though. The CR award nominations are decided by a selected group of judges, who do not represent audiences in general. Megalobox was nominated in eight categories and didn't win the popular vote in any of them. https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2019/02/16/winners-of-the-2019-anime-awardsupdated-live But anyone who follows anime community talk online knows that it was a popular show, regardless of awards.
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RealMTL



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:39 pm Reply with quote
GoldCrusader wrote:
Man Polygon has been getting a lot of projects! Not that I mind since they are doing a pretty great job at delivering great shows. And this looks pretty cool.

Now I'm hoping Blame! 2 and Sidonia 3 aren't too far!


I know, been waiting for Sidonia 3 for a whole now. I'm a big fan of Polygon's work and I hope this one is good too.
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Silver Kirin



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:58 am Reply with quote
Weirdly enough Megalo Box has been added to Netflix's catalogue a few weeks ago in the region I live, so they producing a series that has the same concept seems weird. This reminds me how Netflix got the rights for Baki and Kengan Ashura, which I heard are kind of similar in concept.
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DangerMouse



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:44 pm Reply with quote
Having just watched and loved Megalobox on Toonami, despite not usually watching sports anime, I'm IN for giving this a shot.

RealMTL wrote:
GoldCrusader wrote:
Man Polygon has been getting a lot of projects! Not that I mind since they are doing a pretty great job at delivering great shows. And this looks pretty cool.

Now I'm hoping Blame! 2 and Sidonia 3 aren't too far!


I know, been waiting for Sidonia 3 for a whole now. I'm a big fan of Polygon's work and I hope this one is good too.

This. I need it! Also Blame! 2 as well.

I wonder if we'll ever see Biomega get animated?

The start to Aposimz has been really cool as well.
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