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Old 2012-07-16, 05:53   Link #10081
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Season 2 Formally Announced
http://www.moetron.com/2012/06/20/me...lly-announced/

Gainax can cancelled it, but it formally announced.

I'm think it aired in October 2012.

More question about 3-th and more seasons ....

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Old 2012-07-16, 20:37   Link #10082
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Wow, that's some fresh news.
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Old 2012-07-17, 01:10   Link #10083
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What can't be ignored is that Medaka Box had terrible/negligble boost from the anime.

Edit: maybe terrible or negligible might not be exactly right.
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Old 2012-07-17, 06:56   Link #10084
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What can't be ignored is that Medaka Box had terrible/negligble boost from the anime.

Edit: maybe terrible or negligible might not be exactly right.
Because the anime did an atrocious job of selling Medaka Box. They should have started further along the plot- had they begun with the Unzen Arc and treated all the rest of the pre-Unzen arc material as the OVA material it rightfully should, then Medaka's Box true nature as a Meta-mockery of genres would have been manifestedly obvious.

As it is, in the eyes of many anime only viewers, Medaka Box is tainted goods, and to them, Season 2 might as well be full of the same "Love-Comedy cum Slice of Life BS" even if we manga viewers know that Season 2, unless they somehow butcher it in a spate of amazing creativity this Gainax B team has never displayed yet would be even more classically Action-Shounen than the Unzen Arc. But some of those - many infact, who stuck around would be going : Where on Earth is my Slice of Life/Comedy/Student Council Hijinx fix? This isn't Medaka Box. This is just another action Shounen.
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Old 2012-07-17, 07:59   Link #10085
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Because the anime did an atrocious job of selling Medaka Box. They should have started further along the plot- had they begun with the Unzen Arc and treated all the rest of the pre-Unzen arc material as the OVA material it rightfully should, then Medaka's Box true nature as a Meta-mockery of genres would have been manifestedly obvious.

As it is, in the eyes of many anime only viewers, Medaka Box is tainted goods, and to them, Season 2 might as well be full of the same "Love-Comedy cum Slice of Life BS" even if we manga viewers know that Season 2, unless they somehow butcher it in a spate of amazing creativity this Gainax B team has never displayed yet would be even more classically Action-Shounen than the Unzen Arc. But some of those - many infact, who stuck around would be going : Where on Earth is my Slice of Life/Comedy/Student Council Hijinx fix? This isn't Medaka Box. This is just another action Shounen.
They could put smiling Anshin'in right in the first ep of season 2 saying "Hey if you're getting bored wait till we get to the Minus arc". I'd totally be dying from laughter.

Or on a more serious note, they could animate Good Loser Kumagawa as an OVA at the end of season 2. By then, Abnormalities - and maybe Minuses - would have already been introduced, and it wouldn't spoil anything but All Fiction, really.
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Old 2012-07-17, 11:55   Link #10086
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As it is, in the eyes of many anime only viewers, Medaka Box is tainted goods, and to them, Season 2 might as well be full of the same "Love-Comedy cum Slice of Life BS" even if we manga viewers know that Season 2, unless they somehow butcher it in a spate of amazing creativity this Gainax B team has never displayed yet would be even more classically Action-Shounen than the Unzen Arc. But some of those - many infact, who stuck around would be going : Where on Earth is my Slice of Life/Comedy/Student Council Hijinx fix? This isn't Medaka Box. This is just another action Shounen.
to be fair, this happened to the manga when it first started. Just look at the earlier posts on this very thread for that, a lot of people who preferred the slice-of-life elements hated genre shift. They wanted to see more love hijinx and Medaka actually fulfiling the requests but after the genre shift, the haters started to laothe Medaka even after revealing the existence abnormals. I read how the prevalence of abnormals and Medaka (Mary Sue) in the story was really annoying them and they wanted to go back to the old style.

Not even the Minus arc entirely allievated haters as it was eventually going to end and it was pretty much a given Medaka was going to somehow win. There are still fans here who want the manga to end and really hate manga for the unsatisyfing conclusion of the arcs in question. Even seeing Medaka herself actually lose to Zenikichi is not enough as the box stopped being relevant to the story.
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Old 2012-07-17, 13:38   Link #10087
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to be fair, this happened to the manga when it first started. Just look at the earlier posts on this very thread for that, a lot of people who preferred the slice-of-life elements hated genre shift. They wanted to see more love hijinx and Medaka actually fulfiling the requests but after the genre shift, the haters started to laothe Medaka even after revealing the existence abnormals. I read how the prevalence of abnormals and Medaka (Mary Sue) in the story was really annoying them and they wanted to go back to the old style.

Not even the Minus arc entirely allievated haters as it was eventually going to end and it was pretty much a given Medaka was going to somehow win. There are still fans here who want the manga to end and really hate manga for the unsatisyfing conclusion of the arcs in question. Even seeing Medaka herself actually lose to Zenikichi is not enough as the box stopped being relevant to the story.
TBF, "The End" was a pretty cop out ending for the flask plan arc, and Medaka's fight with Kumagawa wasn't that great. So it was true that up til that point the way Nisio had developed her characater made for pretty anticlimatic arc ends, which isn't exactly a great thing.

Though obvious that's not all there is to this story or any story.
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Old 2012-07-17, 17:25   Link #10088
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I thought the point of those arc endings was to develop the idea of Medaka as an antagonist, as by that point a) Oudo had become extremely pathetic and desperate and b) if you weren't cheering for Kumagawa at the end of his arc, I don't know what to say to you.
Medaka is only a really good character when acting in that role anyway, in my books.
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Old 2012-07-17, 18:42   Link #10089
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any spoilers out yet
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Old 2012-07-17, 20:12   Link #10090
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They wanted to see more love hijinx and Medaka actually fulfiling the requests but after the genre shift, the haters started to laothe Medaka even after revealing the existence abnormals. I read how the prevalence of abnormals and Medaka (Mary Sue) in the story was really annoying them and they wanted to go back to the old style.
I agree. I was going to drop this manga about 84 chapters.
I changed my mind after a 116. More precisely, I gave up and casually looked 116 and began to read again.
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Old 2012-07-17, 20:21   Link #10091
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Spoilers are always out mid day on tuesdays.

Spoiler for spoiler:
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Old 2012-07-17, 23:48   Link #10092
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I thought the point of those arc endings was to develop the idea of Medaka as an antagonist, as by that point a) Oudo had become extremely pathetic and desperate and b) if you weren't cheering for Kumagawa at the end of his arc, I don't know what to say to you.
Medaka is only a really good character when acting in that role anyway, in my books.
I wasn't really cheering for Kumagawa. Okay, well, even I sympathized with him a bit, but I kind of wanted him to just get defeated already.
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Old 2012-07-19, 02:04   Link #10093
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Any other spoilers come out yet?
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Old 2012-07-20, 11:54   Link #10094
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Old 2012-07-20, 16:04   Link #10095
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I figured Namanie's Word Style had something to do with reversing.

Her verbal tic, Ruki, is Kiru(to kill) with the symbols reversed

And...I think Momo has just beaten out Unzen in the category of most evil looking child. Seriously, a kindergardener.....
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Old 2012-07-20, 16:08   Link #10096
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I figured Namanie's Word Style had something to do with reversing.

Her verbal tic, Ruki, is Kiru(to kill) with the symbols reversed
It's actually 'to cut' :P
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Old 2012-07-20, 16:14   Link #10097
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It's actually 'to cut' :P
I know.....considering how Namanie is

Kiru/Kill
japanese pronounciation

....I was trying out a little wordplay of my own

Anywho.......any news about the new chapter....I haven't seen a translation or a RAW yet
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Old 2012-07-20, 18:00   Link #10098
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I wonder if Kamone also has some kind of mark.
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Old 2012-07-20, 18:46   Link #10099
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I know.....considering how Namanie is

Kiru/Kill
japanese pronounciation

....I was trying out a little wordplay of my own
Ah~ I see~~ I apologize for spoiling your fun then~ :P

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I wonder if Kamone also has some kind of mark.
I was wondering that too, but I hope so! If he had a tongue tattoo, that'd be so hot~~♥♥
...in a weird way~
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Old 2012-07-20, 18:51   Link #10100
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I doubt it would be his tongue, since apparently he isn't a language user.

Well, as far as we know.
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