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Compared to what? Doorknobs?
I actually didn’t know that there would be a second season when I started watching the final episode. I mean, story-wise it’s better that there’s a second season. This finale hardly delivered anything to get excited about. But considering how rushed this finale felt and how half-baked the cliffhanger-ending was, I can’t help but feel it would’ve been better for this to be a standard 2-cour-series. Well, I guess, it certainly gives the animation-studio more time to have this sort of “break” between two seasons. Who knows, if you make more money splitting the series up like this one does. I mean, you have to do promotion for two series instead of one and there’s probably a bit of a drop in viewer-numbers with a second season airing a few months later that requires having watched the first season. My guess is it would be cheaper to keep enough people for a 2-cour-schedule around… well, as long as you can trust the series to sell at least, I assume.
Well, ‘anything’ is a bit of an exaggeration, I would say…
Why does it always have to be plottwists? A story can be dramatic without those, too. But there always needs to be a shocker as if it’s impossible to move into a new house without encountering a resident poltergeist that turns out to be someone’s racist grandma and that someone… is someone the new people in the house know! Then the shocking truth: The new people actually helped that guy kill that racist grandma! Plottwist! The ghost is not haunting the new house – it’s haunting THEM! Now it isn’t just another haunted-house-horror-story, now it’s a noir-criminal-story as well! Because of course it’s always a GREAT idea to just pile on the complications that make a simple story the biggest pile of shit imaginable because every simply story needs to have a lot of shit on top of it to become complex, right? *sigh* I just hate it when stories mistake complicating things for making them more complex.
That’s one of the good guys saying that to the main-character upon meeting her. She becomes the main-character’s best friend. Also… after five episodes I still haven’t heard of these ‘rules’ she’s talking about here.
So M3 is kinda shitty after two episodes so I checked out this other series in this season written by Mari Okada. Okay, some girls, angst, some supernatural stuff – and card games. I really don’t get why this series went for such a rule-heavy game like a Trading Card Game. Just make those little talking cards people fight each other like in Angelic Layer (which I like to call the shounen-series aimed at girls). Well, at least it’s no Yu-Gi-Oh – although it was always funny to see dangerous-looking adults threatening teenage-kids by… playing a kids-card-game against them.