Anime forums in Japan are buzzing with hot takes on sequels that didn't quite stick the landing. Fans are side-eyeing everything from plot to animation quality, and they're not shy about calling out the big shifts in production teams and studios that can throw a series off its game. 🕵️‍♀️

Creative swaps? Big red flag. New directors and writers can mess with a show's soul, and a fresh animation studio might switch up the visuals too much. Fans are all about that character design consistency—it's a big deal, no cap.

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And let's talk about those long waits between seasons. They can be a real vibe killer, making fans lose that emotional connection to the story and peeps. Plus, the longer the wait, the more chances for the show's quality to dip as market trends shift. 📉

Despite the subjective vibes of these debates, they highlight one truth: anime fans crave that seamless sequel magic. They want round two to hit as hard as the debut, and any slip-ups can spark some serious tea-spilling in the anime community.

  • "Urusei Yatsura's second act? More like a snooze fest."
  • "Tantei Opera Milky Holmes should be on the 'nah' list."
  • "Pop Team Epic's sequel was disappointing."
  • "Minami-ke totally lost its mojo."
  • "Machikado Mazoku hurt my soul to add here."
  • "Zombieland Saga switched up too much, total letdown."
  • "Kemono Friends went from hero to zero."
  • "The Rising of the Shield Hero and Goblin Slayer started strong but got lost in the sequel sauce."
  • "Shadows House was a shadow of its former self."
  • "Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, it pains me to say it."
  • "Yakusoku no Neverland, a tragedy to add to this list."
  • "Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu, what even was that second season?"
  • "Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation, a sequel that just didn't do it."
  • "Himouto! Umaru-chan, a hard pass from me."
  • "Anything by Masahiko Oota, like Minami-ke!, Yuru Yuri, and Himouto! Umaru-chan."
  • "Osomatsu-san took a nosedive in season two."
  • "Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon, that new character was a no from me."
  • "Aldnoah.Zero, first season was fire, second was just burnt out."
  • "Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu, what a hot mess."
  • "Saihate no Paladin, Goblin Slayer, Log Horizon, the latter was such a disappointment."
  • "Made in Abyss, but only 'cause the manga keeps playing hard to get."
  • "Re:ZERO's second season was a tough watch, not rage-inducing, just meh."
  • "Nobody's really here for Subaru, and Re:ZERO season two was just him monologuing to himself, so... yawn."

Got thoughts on these sequels? Spill the tea with your crew and see if they agree. 'Cause when it comes to anime, the conversation never ends—it's all about that fan connection.

Source: Yaraon!


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