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Submitted by Gekko 356d ago | opinion piece

Top 20 Anime With Better Sequels

A superior sequel not only has the task of staying true to the original story, but it actually has to exceed the original Anime in almost every aspect. The sequel has the daunting task to take the same world, same characters, and quite often a continuation of the same storyline, and somehow make everything better and different. (Culture)

ExCest  +   355d ago
Oh man, the original Minami-ke was the best. I disagree that the sequels were better and the TV sequel of Haruhi was just bad (endless 8 much?)

Other than those two, I can agree with the shows that I bothered to watch.
Thunder_God  +   355d ago
Well, most people say the Haruhi movie was the best part by /far/, so maybe they mean that. Sadly, it's just a list with zero explanation >.>
Neckbear  +   355d ago
Not only Minami-ke and Haruhi; Code Geass, Milky Holmes and Haganai all went down the shitter for their respective second seasons as well.

I'd also mention Higurashi, but that was crappy from the start.

Nanoha did get undoubtedly better in A's, though, but the original is far better than StrikerS.
Hergula  +   355d ago
I like the list and all, yet I would have wanted to see some text as well, something to read. Like I am that type of a person that loves to hear as to why people place certain movies in the order they do. Considering that it is indeed a top 20 list, it would be interesting to hear the writers perspective some more.
EL Lanf  +   355d ago
Minami-ke's sequels were better? REALLY? The 2nd season was a notorious trainwreck and the 3rd & 4th seasons have been merely trying to replicate what made the original great to only partial success. They simply never managed to match the brilliant directing of the first again.

Asides from that, the list is full of mediocre-average anime to begin with...
aiBreeze  +   355d ago
Higurashi sequels were better? It peaked with the first arc and went downhill imho. I didn't even bother watching the sequels.
blitzburns4  +   355d ago
Birdy the Mighty's Second Season was one of the best 12 episodes I have ever seen. Of course, this is due to the involvement of Cowboy Bebop's Wantanabe, but still- the first season was mediocre at best!
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CLOUD1983  +   355d ago
Author trolling much... I mean WTF most of those shows have worst sequels like:

Minami-ke
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
Tomodachi ga Sukunai
FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST

Fail moAr.
Mr7Beans  +   355d ago
Ika Musume? Baka to Test? are you serious?
and FMA? it's not even a sequel, it's a remake which actually followed the manga.
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