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NEWS: Phi Brain: Kami no Puzzle Anime Gets 2nd Season


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DmonHiro





PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 3:56 am Reply with quote
Good. I can't say how much I've enjoyed this show. It sounded so freaking stupid, but the characters are all lovable and really well developed.
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Volibear



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:19 am Reply with quote
wait, what? i was under this was a 25 episode series anyway, i swear it was announced as such when it started airing

Edit: animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-10-27/sentai-filmworks-licenses-phi-brain/kami-no-puzzle-anime
it was, by Sentai when they licensed it it would appear
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Megiddo



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:26 am Reply with quote
Yes, it's confirmed for 25 episodes which would take it up to the end of march. And now this is saying that there will be even more episodes starting in April.

Something must be working for this series, cause it sure as heck isn't the DVD/BD sales.
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enurtsol



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:38 am Reply with quote
Megiddo wrote:

Something must be working for this series, cause it sure as heck isn't the DVD/BD sales.


Are there enough merchandise?
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Faiga_Raisa



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:55 am Reply with quote
MMMMMmmmmmm, I can't wait to see more production errors.
Can I get even more characters with malformed hands and 6 fingers?
HECK YES>
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dtm42



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:04 am Reply with quote
What? This pile gets a second season while good shows like Chihayafuru or Kamisama Dolls don't?

Sigh. Why the heck do I still get surprised anymore? This is just par for the course.



[N.B. if you don't agree with either of my examples, just substitute in shows that you like. My point still stands; there are better titles out there which are more deserving of a sequel than this one.]
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DmonHiro





PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:31 am Reply with quote
Megiddo wrote:
Something must be working for this series, cause it sure as heck isn't the DVD/BD sales.

Got any numbers?
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Megiddo



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:00 am Reply with quote
DmonHiro wrote:
Megiddo wrote:
Something must be working for this series, cause it sure as heck isn't the DVD/BD sales.

Got any numbers?

BD and DVD

The 'points' obviously aren't all-telling, but they do provide a decent ballpark figure. Phi Brain has 313 BD points and 150 DVD points. For reference on how close the numbers can be, Haganai had 9,720 BD points and 2,218 DVD points. So off by a bit but still a reasonable estimate. The only series with lower points than Phi Brain is the new Hunter X Hunter.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:41 am Reply with quote
I've found the first season watchable and moderately enjoyable but I can't say I'd get into a second season. It's just not that strong a story.
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Volibear



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:54 am Reply with quote
Megiddo wrote:
Yes, it's confirmed for 25 episodes which would take it up to the end of march. And now this is saying that there will be even more episodes starting in April.

Something must be working for this series, cause it sure as heck isn't the DVD/BD sales.

i just checked, i haven't been keeping up to date for about a month now so i assumed by the article that it was doing some sort of Fate/Zero season split thing although now i realise that its still airing episodes, my bad there
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RyanSaotome



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:14 am Reply with quote
Megiddo wrote:
Yes, it's confirmed for 25 episodes which would take it up to the end of march. And now this is saying that there will be even more episodes starting in April.

Something must be working for this series, cause it sure as heck isn't the DVD/BD sales.


As far as I know, its a show that airs during the day... so its probably the ratings helping it.
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Zags



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:24 am Reply with quote
This honestly seriously surprises me. I mean the show is enjoyable enough, but I don't see it being able to reasonably continue for another season...
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firedragon54738



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:14 pm Reply with quote
Well it is a some what good but how can they keep making more of this
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mufurc



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:06 pm Reply with quote
Megiddo wrote:
Something must be working for this series, cause it sure as heck isn't the DVD/BD sales.

The ratings? I haven't seen ratings for this series, but it's a kids' show and it airs on NHKe in a pretty good slot, so I'd be surprised if it didn't have decent ratings. Besides, Phi Brain is quasi interactive, and is tied with another show about puzzles so it might be part of NHK's puzzle-awareness campaign or something.

In any case, I'm happy about this. I started watching it on a whim, but Phi Brain turned out to be a very charming, enjoyable show. Yes, it's silly but it's a children's show about kids and deadly puzzles, what did you expect?
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CKSqua



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 3:00 pm Reply with quote
Many of us are into otaku/late-night anime, so it's a generalization when we say that the industry depends on DVD/BD sales.

Children's/daytime anime follow a different business model. Furthermore, NHK shows are notoriously low budget and are sometimes presented as educational or cultural programming.
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