03-24-2011 02:24 PM
I wish they would have it, even though I myself camr up wth my own theory as to the ending of season 2, which is I guess what you're supposed to do, rght?
03-24-2011 08:58 PM
How can you be happy about the way it ended?
The Prisoner is a similar show that was short lived and met its end with a bizarre philosophical episode that few, if anybody, understands. Nobody in their right mind takes Episode 17 in The Prisoner seriously. I view Act 26 in much the same way ... anything indicative of over-the-top bizarre philosophical thinking is a sign that the writers wanted to take advantage of the opportunity to end it obscurely while also anticipating an unlikely future season. At least, that's my opinion ...
Despite my thoughts, I am grateful that there was a Big O Season 2 and an ending of some sort.
05-29-2011 01:43 PM - edited 05-29-2011 01:43 PM
I like this alot. Its great to see someone put up a practical post about a 3rd season. I still think that securing all the funding for a season of anime production from a dwindling fanbase is unlikely.
The fact that a brilliant man such as Konaka had more is what kills me. If he had stated “nope, that’s it, and that’s that -- end of story, figuratively AND literally speaking,” I would be a happy camper.
What doesn’t hold up, though, is that if they had more to offer, why not just adapt the story to manga for the truly devout. Just a thought. ::shrug::
If we are serious about seeing Konaka's conclusion, and take into account our financial limitations, why not try for a manga 'season' instead? Certainly I would prefer to see more Big O in all its animated glory, but more than anything I just want to see where that 3rd season's story would have taken us. The anime actually had good ratings in the day, where the manga, to the best of my knowledge, was a total flop. This might make it even easier to acquire licensing specific to manga.
That's all speculation on my part, but this fact is pretty concrete: it would be cheaper to produce a small series of manga than a season of anime, perhaps even cheap enough for a small devoted fanbase to realize. We wouldn't need to gather the entire crew who created the anime back together, we'd just need the writer(s), and a compotent manga artist
(I wouldn't care who it is, so long as they could give the style and feel we love from the show).
I wouldn't want a production like this to drag on and on; Like many others I'm just driven mad when I know the writer wasn't finished with the story. If that means he had ideas for 5 minutes more story, or 5 volumes, then thats what i want to see.
Taking the OPs theory and applying it to a cheaper project, it could be possible. Instead of knowing the cost of season 1 and 2, we would need to find the average price to produce a manga; the hiring of the writer and an artist, and publishing, along with the rights to create it. I'm sure that would still be alot, but probably a lot less.
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