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Kougeru



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So either October 3rd or 10th. Gonna guess 3rd. Need the cast list!
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it's weird how much animosity and mockery Inuyasha had gained over the last decades only for it to all be cast aside for good faith in this spinoff.
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cookiemanstah wrote:
it's weird how much animosity and mockery Inuyasha had gained over the last decades only for it to all be cast aside for good faith in this spinoff.


Time heals all wounds? People just want something familiar during this time of great cultural upheaval, and this show is benefiting from that urge. I remain on the fence on whether this is going to be a quality product. Maybe a fresh group of writers can teach this old dog new tricks.
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Really depends on your circles. InuYasha (the franchise) was largely very widely loved. There was mockery, but like many things it wasn't from the majority opinion. 7.85 on MAL from 498,229 users is not bad at all
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Kougeru wrote:
Really depends on your circles. InuYasha (the franchise) was largely very widely loved. There was mockery, but like many things it wasn't from the majority opinion. 7.85 on MAL from 498,229 users is not bad at all


That may be true, but I still am scratching my head at this. I guess for me I simply wonder if there is truly enough actual desire by fans for this. Or is it just a case of nostalgia creeping up and then 2-3 episodes in people can get tired and the nostalgia starts fading.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:15 am Reply with quote
cookiemanstah wrote:
it's weird how much animosity and mockery Inuyasha had gained over the last decades only for it to all be cast aside for good faith in this spinoff.
It was popular enough that it ran for over a hundred episodes and several movies and adapted the entire manga but there's always backlash when an anime becomes too popular like with other shonen manga that hit it big like Naruto and even DBZ used to have a lot of backlash about it being overrated for years.
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Cardcaptor Takato wrote:
It was popular enough that it ran for over a hundred episodes and several movies and adapted the entire manga but there's always backlash when an anime becomes too popular like with other shonen manga that hit it big like Naruto and even DBZ used to have a lot of backlash about it being overrated for years.


As someone who definitely finds aforesaid series godawful on the whole and only watched Inuyasha in the past year, it is definitely the better written show. You could DBZ Kai/Brotherhood it to trim the filler and fat and it would hold up fairly well, especially with how prevalent romance is becoming in modern shounen.

Whether that translates into a spinoff seemingly absent romance and definitely absent source material remains to be seen.
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Psycho 101 wrote:

That may be true, but I still am scratching my head at this. I guess for me I simply wonder if there is truly enough actual desire by fans for this. Or is it just a case of nostalgia creeping up and then 2-3 episodes in people can get tired and the nostalgia starts fading.


While nostalgia is certainly part of why this is getting made, I think a lot of people have forgotten just how BIG Inuyasha was during its run. The manga is one of the biggest, most reliable hits Shonen Sunday ever had, and the anime was hugely popular on both sides of the pacific. It got a disparaged reputation in the aftermath because mid-2000s internet forums are what they are, but there is absolutely still an audience excited about more Inuyasha anime.
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lossthief wrote:

It got a disparaged reputation in the aftermath because mid-2000s internet forums are what they are.


Let's not blame the internet for the shows shortcomings. It was far from a masterpiece and suffered greately from many of the same pitfalls other shounen did. All the internet did was shine a light on all of those arguably for the best as it's lead to a rethinking of what a shounen can be. No longer are people (except one piece fans) in for the never ending adventure that has a specific destination.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:41 pm Reply with quote
TexZero wrote:


Let's not blame the internet for the shows shortcomings. It was far from a masterpiece and suffered greately from many of the same pitfalls other shounen did. All the internet did was shine a light on all of those arguably for the best as it's lead to a rethinking of what a shounen can be. No longer are people (except one piece fans) in for the never ending adventure that has a specific destination.
I feel like the majority of the fandom drama was around the hatred of Kikyo and people complaining they used Nakuru too much.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:39 pm Reply with quote
Cardcaptor Takato wrote:
TexZero wrote:

Let's not blame the internet for the shows shortcomings. It was far from a masterpiece and suffered greately from many of the same pitfalls other shounen did. All the internet did was shine a light on all of those arguably for the best as it's lead to a rethinking of what a shounen can be. No longer are people (except one piece fans) in for the never ending adventure that has a specific destination.
I feel like the majority of the fandom drama was around the hatred of Kikyo and people complaining they used Nakuru too much.

That might have been some of it, but it was also that it constantly treaded water but went nowhere. Additionally, it fell into the constant shounen pratfalls of making characters but forgetting their uses (Shippo/Sango/Miroku) all exist and yet seemingly forget they can do things or have to be forceably removed because they have a deus ex machina that could render the plot over if actually used.
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Psycho 101 wrote:
Kougeru wrote:
Really depends on your circles. InuYasha (the franchise) was largely very widely loved. There was mockery, but like many things it wasn't from the majority opinion. 7.85 on MAL from 498,229 users is not bad at all


That may be true, but I still am scratching my head at this. I guess for me I simply wonder if there is truly enough actual desire by fans for this. Or is it just a case of nostalgia creeping up and then 2-3 episodes in people can get tired and the nostalgia starts fading.


It's arguably still her most popular series these days, especially in Japan. For instance, managed to top NHK's Rumiko Takahashi popularity poll last year.
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TexZero wrote:

That might have been some of it, but it was also that it constantly treaded water but went nowhere. Additionally, it fell into the constant shounen pratfalls of making characters but forgetting their uses (Shippo/Sango/Miroku) all exist and yet seemingly forget they can do things or have to be forceably removed because they have a deus ex machina that could render the plot over if actually used.
Sure but isn't that an issue with most shonen manga? There's already some backlash to Demon Slayer's popularity and people just don't let it go whenever someone on Twitter says it's their favorite anime.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:29 pm Reply with quote
Cardcaptor Takato wrote:
TexZero wrote:

That might have been some of it, but it was also that it constantly treaded water but went nowhere. Additionally, it fell into the constant shounen pratfalls of making characters but forgetting their uses (Shippo/Sango/Miroku) all exist and yet seemingly forget they can do things or have to be forceably removed because they have a deus ex machina that could render the plot over if actually used.
Sure but isn't that an issue with most shonen manga? There's already some backlash to Demon Slayer's popularity and people just don't let it go whenever someone on Twitter says it's their favorite anime.

I'd argue its far less prevelant in modern shounen than it used to be and it's largely due to people pointing it out in shows like InuYasha and others from that period of time.
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lossthief wrote:

While nostalgia is certainly part of why this is getting made, I think a lot of people have forgotten just how BIG Inuyasha was during its run. The manga is one of the biggest, most reliable hits Shonen Sunday ever had, and the anime was hugely popular on both sides of the pacific.

That is true, I won't deny it. I suppose I feel like in most cases, even with a popular show, once a show has been gone for a certain period of time it's hard to recapture that "oomph" it had before. There are always exceptions of course, I just think in most cases time is simply not kind. I would also think a new spin off with more prominent characters might do better. But hey, for the more dedicated Inu Yasha fans (I was just a casual fan admittedly) I hope this turns out to be great.


doubleO7 wrote:

It's arguably still her most popular series these days, especially in Japan. For instance, managed to top NHK's Rumiko Takahashi popularity poll last year.

I don't remember seeing that poll previously. I stand corrected at it's longevity. I also admit I was always a Ranma fan more in terms of her works.
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