top gear tony 666 wrote:Easy. Animation is expensive. Good quality animation is really expensive. OVA animation (which is usually really high quality) is super expensive. Why do that when you have something so insanely popular that you could release any old product related guff (manga, drama CD, low budget PSP game) call it cannon and watch money fly out of wallets so fast, you could get wrist whiplash.
Come on, Shaft is practically printing money with Madoka and Bakemonogatari. They could afford to shell out for an OVA. Plus they have the reassurance that it will definitely sell. The creator did say something like "Madoka has become a series of expectation that is far too easy to let down" and I respected that. But then I read these great spin off stories and I just wonder what the quartet is doing if they have these kind of stories and they don't do more with them.
top gear tony 666 wrote:Eventually (Again like with Strike Witches) they'll make another season when the cocaine bucket runs dry (Ooo, I am being pessimistic today.), but for now they seem to be doing just fine. Since their financial year literally has it's back to a movie, they'll be fine selling Blu-ray combo packs and love pillows for a bit.
It is hilarious how you manage to make everything sound so jaded and strangely poetic. Like the Rorschach of the anime industry. But yeah, I have heard from a few people that the new movie opens it up for another season. I have also heard that the plot of the movie was actually originally meant to be season 2 except they couldn't draw it out enough to fill 12 episodes. I have also heard that the creator said if there were a season two, he would want it to be a regular slice of life anime with Yuri undertones. I would kinda pay to see that.
top gear tony 666 wrote:On an unrelated note, nice deviant art. I never noticed it until now but it's really good.
Thanks allot. I still don't see anything in there that I think is actually really good though.
Also what you were saying about non-H doujin. I found a pretty epic one. It has Homura in a fight against Oriko. Still hasn't been translated in English yet though.
2014. A shitty fucking year!