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Psajdak



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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2020 7:25 pm Reply with quote
I wonder if new Utena anime will ever happen.
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all-tsun-and-no-dere



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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2020 7:28 pm Reply with quote
Psajdak wrote:
I wonder if new Utena anime will ever happen.


Of all the series I think could use remakes/sequels, Utena is emphatically not on that list.
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Psajdak



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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2020 7:42 pm Reply with quote
all-tsun-and-no-dere wrote:
Of all the series I think could use remakes/sequels, Utena is emphatically not on that list.


Why is it that when it comes to remakes, or reboots, sequels, etc, people always think that those should only happen only if they are needed because original is outdated, or something like that.

How about that it would simply be nice to have more Utena anime, only this time with current animation, and new direction?
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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2020 8:16 pm Reply with quote
Psajdak wrote:
all-tsun-and-no-dere wrote:
Of all the series I think could use remakes/sequels, Utena is emphatically not on that list.


Why is it that when it comes to remakes, or reboots, sequels, etc, people always think that those should only happen only if they are needed because original is outdated, or something like that.

How about that it would simply be nice to have more Utena anime, only this time with current animation, and new direction?


Utena's animation and direction is stellar, even by modern standards. Trying to "update" that stuff would be like how Sailor Moon Crystal didn't channel more of Ikuko Itoh's iconic designs from the original Sailor Moon anime.

The fact is, there simply hasn't been any kind of need for a second pass at Utena. They got it right the first time.
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Psajdak



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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2020 8:37 pm Reply with quote
FinalVentCard wrote:
Utena's animation and direction is stellar, even by modern standards. Trying to "update" that stuff would be like how Sailor Moon Crystal didn't channel more of Ikuko Itoh's iconic designs from the original Sailor Moon anime.

The fact is, there simply hasn't been any kind of need for a second pass at Utena. They got it right the first time.
Somehow I really doubt that remakes are done because of "NEED", and not because source materials still hold potential to be animated in some other way.

Remakes aren't meant to replace originals, but be their own thing.

As for Sailor Moon Crystal, I only saw first few episodes, and their main problem was simply that they tried to be so close to manga which just doesn't work that well as anime, unless that anime just takes characters, setting, and only loosely follows manga story.
90s anime also had tons of fillers that helped develop characters...
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