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Old 2013-12-22, 14:04   Link #581
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Saw this on my feeds today. An interesting bit of trivia about this show is out today in the form of commentary from the show's director (revealed in the noitaminA radio show):

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I always find these sorts of "behind the scenes" bits of trivia interesting, as it often helps explain how things came to be and the various pressures/challenges that come with these sorts of projects.
No surprises here. I only found out last week that this episode would be the final one which took me a little by surprise because the pacing and premise of the story heavily suggested a two cour series, and the amount of plot threads left after the last episode couldn't possibly be finished competently in one episode. I assumed they were simply planning on going split cour like Valvrave but and after watching this travesty of finale my immediate impression was that they had to just cram everything in to the last episode, whether it worked or not.
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Old 2013-12-22, 15:11   Link #582
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I feel like the show only cared about Hozuki and everything else was a second thought. Rather than this being a series about the adventures of the three sisters and their quest to get their family back together, a more accurate synopsis would be "we really like Hozuki and so will you!"

The fact that they were actually planning on making this two-cours obviously makes me wonder how the story would have actually unfolded. Perhaps the other two sisters would have mattered? The cynic in me thinks that they intentionally made Hozuki the main character for that purpose. They were banking on many people liking Hozuki so much that they would be willing to endure what a hot mess everything else was.
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Old 2013-12-22, 17:27   Link #583
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Why, Aniplex?! Did they have like no confidence in the series?
Sometimes it really seems that Television Producers are recruited from the most shortsighted people in the world. They cancelled Star Trek in the 60's because, you know, that series was never going to go anywhere....
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Old 2013-12-23, 02:37   Link #584
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The last episode was rushed, but I still enjoyed it. The show had a lot of potential, but felt short in the end. This is just an above average anime for me. Hozuki was just awesome though and I like the fact that it was the same seiyuu that voiced Silica in SAO. It was one of the better shows this season.
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Old 2013-12-23, 11:54   Link #585
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Wow, that ending. Ridiculously rushed, but it seems like it's not entirely the fault of the creators. Man, this show could've really benefited from being a two-cour series.

And I still don't know what the Galileo Tesoro is lawl. Shows how much I've been paying attention.
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Old 2013-12-23, 15:17   Link #586
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Ya know, something tells me this would have benefited being on the NHK channel than part of the noitaminA block. The very premise suggest this should have been at least a 2-cour adventure series that you may some educational mileage out of as well.
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Old 2013-12-24, 07:03   Link #587
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Saw this on my feeds today. An interesting bit of trivia about this show is out today in the form of commentary from the show's director (revealed in the noitaminA radio show):

Spoiler for Revealed in director interview:
I always find these sorts of "behind the scenes" bits of trivia interesting, as it often helps explain how things came to be and the various pressures/challenges that come with these sorts of projects.
When did they decide to shorten it? When they started working on the 11th, or possibly 10th episode?

That last ep had a very deus ex machina feel. "We've written ourselves in a corner, so the gods descend and solve everything".
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Old 2013-12-24, 17:16   Link #588
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When did they decide to shorten it? When they started working on the 11th, or possibly 10th episode?

That last ep had a very deus ex machina feel. "We've written ourselves in a corner, so the gods descend and solve everything".
It sounds like it happened during the planning stages. In that sense, they had time to (awkwardly) rearrange the show into an 11 episode format, but maybe not enough to rethink story development from scratch.

At any rate, they would've been aware of the episode count by the time they wrote the actual scripts.

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Ya know, something tells me this would have benefited being on the NHK channel than part of the noitaminA block.
I doubt this was ever planned for NHK, but yeah, the decision to broadcast on noitaminA may have been made later on.
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Old 2013-12-25, 15:33   Link #589
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Saw this on my feeds today. An interesting bit of trivia about this show is out today in the form of commentary from the show's director (revealed in the noitaminA radio show):

Spoiler for Revealed in director interview:
I always find these sorts of "behind the scenes" bits of trivia interesting, as it often helps explain how things came to be and the various pressures/challenges that come with these sorts of projects.
I guess that's confirmed then. The second I started watching the last episode it didn't take long to reach the conclusion that they REALLY crammed a lot of story in there at the final moments. I was wondering if I had missed an episode at times but by the half way point of the show I got the message that this was quite possible the hardest trainwreck I've seen in quite some time now. I know that plenty of shows end up rushing their stories on the final stretch [one and two-cour shows alike, anime story planning needs improvement overall] but this show just took the cake. It felt like a recap episode more than a proper episode.

It's a shame though. The show had quite a bit of charm all the way through and I was curious to see where the story was going but clearly they didn't have the time to do the proper reworking of the story from the 22 planned to the final 11 episode count. Unlike most folks I don't consider this to have been a bad show, it wasn't amazing but it had a lot more flair in it's world than many of the cookie-cutter shows that show up season after season. Sadly it'll go down in history with what is most likely the most botched ending I can remember.
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Old 2013-12-25, 23:28   Link #590
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Old 2013-12-26, 21:24   Link #591
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Old 2014-01-20, 23:00   Link #592
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If they wanted to entrance me with awesome artwork, this box set is BEAUTIFUL.
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Old 2014-01-20, 23:19   Link #593
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^ That looks pretty good. Is it a BD cover or something?
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Old 2014-01-21, 00:08   Link #594
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^ That looks pretty good. Is it a BD cover or something?
Yeah, it's for the Vol.2 Blu-Ray. :3
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Old 2014-02-10, 04:33   Link #595
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Old 2014-02-16, 07:59   Link #596
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Old 2014-04-09, 03:45   Link #597
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Old 2014-04-11, 04:06   Link #598
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Apparently, the fish is an action figure. It even comes with the MP5.
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