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Old 2004-11-25, 23:39   Link #1
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Maria-sama ga Miteru third season

I don't like to ask this kind of question. I already hear somes ghosts saying "USE THE SEARCH BUTTON!" But I tried it! and I can't find what I want!

Does someone knows if there will be a 3rd season? I think that it would be logical since the 2nd season is far from the end of the novel serie...
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Old 2004-11-26, 01:00   Link #2
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Till now there have been no official announcements, no leaked rumuors, no nothing. On the bright side, there hasn't been any annoncements of the company not continuing with the series. So, to this day the most accurate answers is "Who knows?"
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Old 2004-11-26, 01:06   Link #3
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well...who knows?

The TV ratings for the second season was only 0.3%, but judging how the DVD sales are and that there are more volumes of the novel that haven't been shown yet, there might be one. But there hasn't been any news or leaked info as of yet, so all we can do is speculate and hope that we get to see Kanako-chan.
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Old 2004-11-26, 01:19   Link #4
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Just out of curiousity, how soon after the end of the first season was the second season announced?
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Old 2004-11-26, 01:44   Link #5
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The TV ratings for the second season was only 0.3%.
Is that an especially low rating for a second season of an anime on Japanese TV? If it is, do you have any idea why the ratings were this low?
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Old 2004-11-26, 05:08   Link #6
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I could guess the ratings are so low due to the fact that this show is aimed right at the female market in Japan, besides competeing against the likes of Madlax,FMA and still more Naruto... of course the ratings are small. Regarding a season 3, I doubt we'll see it, what I expect though is perhaps an OVA of some sort.

Besides there are the Novels which are great. If they were only translated into English. =(
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Old 2004-11-26, 05:57   Link #7
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It's hardly competing against those shows for viewers. It was shown on Sunday mornings, a totally different timeslot bracket. Given that the series doesn't really seem to be aimed directly at the otaku (not that they're not milking the otaku fan element for all it's worth), that's a much more suitable slot for it than, say, 1:30am or something, though I have to wonder if it would've done better in a "family" slot like 6:30pm or something.

I'd expect at the very least an OVA series to follow, given the sales of the DVD's, etc, but I'm hoping for a 3rd season. I suppose we can only wait and see at this point.
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Old 2004-11-26, 14:05   Link #8
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gah so low ratings? but the futabas have loads of marimite......

i always thought that the marimite anime was geared towards the otaku. iirc someone did a translation of an article or interview a while back; in it someone mentioned that the style of marimite that they decided on was geared towards that group? i hope i'm recalling the right thing.....

not only kanako, but also all the other stories! i really want to see yumi-chan's generation take the center stage in lilian.

season 3 please! an OVA just won't cut it, marimite already feels rushed after being crammed into 13 episodes! i wouldn't mind a 1 1/2 hour movie though, a standalone story done by the writer, or one of the longer arcs which can be sqeezed into a short story. that would be nice. a beach trip or holiday trip or something, just like in that doujinshi (can't remember which, the one with the dragonflies?). or maybe the trip to italy!
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Old 2004-11-28, 10:23   Link #9
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well the most recent post at http://www.gokigenyou.com/goods.htm (the official marimite's webpage) is just an advertisement for the recently released マリア様がみてる~春~ DVD's.... (and the new naisho's )

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Old 2004-11-28, 12:29   Link #10
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gah so low ratings? but the futabas have loads of marimite......

i always thought that the marimite anime was geared towards the otaku. iirc someone did a translation of an article or interview a while back; in it someone mentioned that the style of marimite that they decided on was geared towards that group? i hope i'm recalling the right thing.....
I believe it was initially. It aired at like 2am or something terrible like that. The second season aired in the morning though at a reasonable time. I'm not sure if they intended to change their target audience or not.
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Old 2004-11-28, 13:36   Link #11
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i always thought that the marimite anime was geared towards the otaku. iirc someone did a translation of an article or interview a while back; in it someone mentioned that the style of marimite that they decided on was geared towards that group? i hope i'm recalling the right thing.....
I think you are talking about the interview on Laurore31's website :
http://mariamite.free.fr/maria_article_eng.htm

So Marimite *is*aimed at otakus in Japan.
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Old 2004-11-28, 14:51   Link #12
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I believe it was initially. It aired at like 2am or something terrible like that. The second season aired in the morning though at a reasonable time. I'm not sure if they intended to change their target audience or not.
Need not to remind you that anime companies rarely have no control over which timeslot is available. Just because "Marimite" Season One aired at 2AM and Season Two aired at 7:30AM does not necessarily mean the anime companies decided to change their target audience. It's more like the TV studio offering them an open time slot whether the anime studio likes it or not.
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Going by that then, would it be more reasonable to expect a hypothetical third season to be at a late night timeslot like the first season, due to the low ratings?
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Old 2004-11-28, 18:36   Link #14
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Why is that everybody keeps saying the rating for the second season is low? According to NewType USA, it isn't so bad for a series like this. There are some shows that get lower rating. Just exactly what is your source about the rating?
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Old 2004-11-28, 20:24   Link #15
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Why is that everybody keeps saying the rating for the second season is low? According to NewType USA, it isn't so bad for a series like this. There are some shows that get lower rating. Just exactly what is your source about the rating?
Newtype Japan December 2004 issue, TV ratings page for the last episode.

http://forums.animesuki.com/showpost...1&postcount=29

Overall, the average rating for the "Marimite~Haru" was around 0.3% for the entire second season.
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Old 2004-11-28, 20:56   Link #16
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I have to accept that those are quite some frightening statistics.... and yes they undermine the possibilities of a new season >.<
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Old 2004-11-28, 23:35   Link #17
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Wow...that IS low. Thanks. But why? We got the second season. I though it was because the first season got good rating. Why the change?
However, the pace for the second season is significantly slower than the first one.
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Old 2004-11-29, 00:51   Link #18
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Wow...that IS low. Thanks. But why? We got the second season. I though it was because the first season got good rating. Why the change?
However, the pace for the second season is significantly slower than the first one.
Now let's reason with this analytically why even an anime with such a low rating may have a good chance of doing another season:

The supposed census of Japan is 160,000,000 persons.
The supposed viewer rating for "Marimite~Haru~" is 0.3%

Supposed number of viewers for "Marimite~Haru~":
0.3% x 160,000,000 persons = 480,000 persons = A

Using the "it costs a little over 30,000,000 yen per episode to make an anime" rule:
30,000,000 yen x 13 episodes = 390,000,000 yen = B


Now here comes the hard question..."out of the total viewers of this series, how many will actually go out and buy the DVD?"

number of prospective buyers:
100% x A = 480,000
90 % x A = 432,000
80 % x A = 384,000
70 % x A = 336,000
60 % x A = 288,000
50 % x A = 240,000
40 % x A = 192,000
30 % x A = 144,000
20 % x A = 96,000
10 % x A = 48,000

Now use those figures and figure out the prospective sales. I will use 7000 yen per disc for 6 discs each

480,000 x 7000 yen x 6 discs = 20,160,000,000 yen
432,000 x 7000 yen x 6 discs = 18,144,000,000 yen
384,000 x 7000 yen x 6 discs = 16,128,000,000 yen
336,000 x 7000 yen x 6 discs = 14,112,000,000 yen
288,000 x 7000 yen x 6 discs = 12,096,000,000 yen
240,000 x 7000 yen x 6 discs = 10,080,000,000 yen
192,000 x 7000 yen x 6 discs = 8,064,000,000 yen
144,000 x 7000 yen x 6 discs = 6,048,000,000 yen
96,000 x 7000 yen x 6 discs = 4,032,000,000 yen
48,000 x 7000 yen x 6 discs = 2,016,000,000 yen

As you can see, even if 48,000 persons buys the DVDs (10% of 0.3% of the entire Japanese populace), this anime rakes in profit.
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Old 2004-11-29, 04:28   Link #19
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kj1980, you make this world a better place to live in.

Thanks you.

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Old 2004-11-29, 07:58   Link #20
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Agreed! But all those numbers are making the English major in me feel a little ... uneasy..

I don't understand how ~haru~ got such... harsh rating?
I admit, I did enjoy the first season a whole lot more because of Satou Sei, but it's not like she didn't have her share in the second season. Come on, I've never seen any other support character get so much air time!!!

(fangirl within screams: sei-sama, i rabu you!)

So it can't solely be the fact that the original Roses left... can it?
And seeing how Sei is showing up again the last few episodes... heh... heh...
um, er, I guess normal people don't wake up early to watch anime?

Ergh - Maria-sama ga Miteru is really well made, I'd hate to see it go down like that.
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