Talk About Your Bland First Promotional Artworks
So it seems for all the praise I’ve given to Sunrise the last 6 or so months for some work well done, they’ve sought to stab me in the back by foregoing the chance at a new mecha series, and more importantly the chance at actually doing Gaogaigar Project Z, to give use ANOTHER BLOODY MAI HIME!
Really I don’t understand the popularity of this franchise at all. It’s easily their most derivative and uninteresting key franchise as well as the one that gives them the bad reputation that has unfortunately transfered to the company as a whole for it’s really loose writing (thanks to having what I think is the worst of their teams working on it), wacky antics, tendencies toward action over anything really worthy of intelligent analysis, awkwardly placed fanservice and worst of all deus-ex machina. It’s also the series that started that silly reputation that nobody ever dies in a Sunrise series…..AND IT’S BACK TO HAUNT ME AGAIN BECAUSE IN THIS FRANCHISES CASE IT ACTUALLY SEEMS TRUE! *Pants* If memory serves Mai Hime is rather like the second half of Code Geass R2 Episode 05, except all the bloody time.
Really, if they want to be bashed and ridiculed they are taking the road to allowing it, and I will not defend them in this decision if it backfires, because they are really looking for it. Honestly, I am very displeased by this announcement and would have taken any new series from them with keen anticipation and curiosity. Not this old horse though which is more tired and exhausted than Gundam will probably ever be.
Edit: Oh yeah, and from a discussion I had a week ago on animesuki, just to drive home my disappointment…..
Kaioshin Sama: Alright, another question. Which is next from the arguable King of mecha series in Sunrise after Code Geass R2 and Gundam 00?
– More Gaogaigar
– More Gundam
– Another Code Geass Season
– More Mai Hime/Otome, (Please No)
– An all new original mecha franchise
– Other (Go ahead and state your guess)
My hopes are still on another Gaogaigar.
Mai-HiME/Otome is magical girl with mecha influences, not mecha.
@Tokkan: Yeah I know, I didn’t mean just what mecha series, but series in general. I included Mai Hime/Otome because that’s kind of like hitting the Bowser square in Mario Party, everyone arguably loses.
Off in the distance: