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The Mike Toole Show - Need for Seed | Anime News Network

Some anime series are wildly popular, spanning decades in the form of TV series, movies, OVAs, and an ocean of tie-in projects. Others burn bright, but wrap up after a single TV series or film. But there are a few - just a handful, really - that never really go away. Most of them are family comedies or kids' fare, like Sazae-san, Chibi Maruko-chan, or Doraemon. In the realm of science fiction anime and manga, there are a handful of stalwarts that have been hanging around for deades, mostly thanks to the fastidiousness and dedication of their creators - open-ended classics like Locke the Superman and Five Star Stories. What is it, I wonder, that makes a series hang in there and retain an audience for that long?

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Stringerbell513d ago

Hard to imagine that Appleseed has been around for this long! The great thing is that during its entirety the writes have been able to keep the show fresh in every series and all of its films.