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20th Jun '16 7:21:26 AM Kuruni
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* The highly-publicized audio sync fiasco involving the second half of ''Manga/SailorMoon R'' seems to have done this to Creator/VizMedia's English dub of ''Sailor Moon''; the only box set to have been released since, for ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal''[='=]s first season, was released quietly in February of 2016, and no new announcements have been made for release dates for future box sets.
** Kinda. The new English dub has been completed through at least the ''S'' season. The next set was only delayed so Viz could focus more on addressing fan concerns about previous releases, and to focus more on ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal''. More episodes of the original series will premiere Summer 2016, and box sets to follow not long after.
20th Jun '16 1:37:11 AM PurpleWarrior13
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** Kinda. The new English dub has been completed through at least the ''S'' season. The next set was only delayed so Viz could focus more on addressing fan concerns about previous releases, and to focus more on ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal''. More episodes of the original series will premiere Summer 2016, and box sets to follow not long after.
30th May '16 11:22:10 PM MyFinalEdits
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* We're probably never going to see an adaption of the final arc of ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' all thanks to the ''Reflections'' OVA which got a lot of backlash from fans including [[CreatorBacklash Watsuki who declared it non-canon]]. Of course, the TV series ended 3 years before ''Reflections'' and by then, the last episodes were purely filler which wasn't received well by fans leading the show to be axed. Though years later, the success of the [[Film/RurouniKenshin live-action movies]] made fans hoping that the final arc will be adapted and movie producers are keen enough that they would probably show it in the future. And if you ask fans if they want to see the final arc in animated form, they would say "nay" if StudioDEEN would animate it considering their [[OffModel QUALITY]] of their later works.

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* We're Fans are probably never going to see an adaption of the final arc of ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' all thanks to the ''Reflections'' OVA which got a lot of backlash from fans including [[CreatorBacklash Watsuki who declared it non-canon]]. Of course, the TV series ended 3 years before ''Reflections'' and by then, the last episodes were purely filler which wasn't received well by fans leading the show to be axed. Though years later, the success of the [[Film/RurouniKenshin live-action movies]] made fans hoping that the final arc will be adapted and movie producers are keen enough that they would probably show it in the future. And if you ask fans if they want to see the final arc in animated form, they would say "nay" if StudioDEEN would animate it considering their [[OffModel QUALITY]] of their later works.
30th May '16 11:21:01 PM MyFinalEdits
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* We're probably never going to see an adaption of the final arc of ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' all thanks to the ''Reflections'' OVA which got a lot of backlash from fans including [[CreatorBacklash Watsuki who declared it non-canon]]. Of course, the TV series ended 3 years before ''Reflections'' and by then, the last episodes were purely filler which wasn't received well by fans leading the show to be axed. Though years later, the success of the [[Film/RurouniKenshin live-action movies]] made fans hoping that the final arc will be adapted and movie producers are keen enough that they would probably show it in the future. And if you ask fans if they want to see the final arc in animated form, they would say "nay" if StudioDEEN would animate it considering their [[OffModel QUALITY]] of their recent works.

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* We're probably never going to see an adaption of the final arc of ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' all thanks to the ''Reflections'' OVA which got a lot of backlash from fans including [[CreatorBacklash Watsuki who declared it non-canon]]. Of course, the TV series ended 3 years before ''Reflections'' and by then, the last episodes were purely filler which wasn't received well by fans leading the show to be axed. Though years later, the success of the [[Film/RurouniKenshin live-action movies]] made fans hoping that the final arc will be adapted and movie producers are keen enough that they would probably show it in the future. And if you ask fans if they want to see the final arc in animated form, they would say "nay" if StudioDEEN would animate it considering their [[OffModel QUALITY]] of their recent later works.
30th May '16 8:11:21 PM sayaleviathan
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* We're probably never going to see an adaption of the final arc of ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' all thanks to the ''Reflections'' OVA which got a lot of backlash from fans including [[CreatorBacklash Watsuki who declared it non-canon]]. Of course, the TV series ended 3 years before ''Reflections'' and by then, the last episodes were purely filler which wasn't received well by fans leading the show to be axed. Though years later, the success of the [[Film/RurouniKenshin live-action movies]] made fans hoping that the final arc will be adapted and movie producers are keen enough that they would probably show it in the future. And if you ask fans if they want to see the final arc in animated form, they would say "nay" if StudioDEEN would animate it considering their [[OffModel QUALITY]] of their recent works.
27th May '16 8:10:25 PM Willbyr
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27th May '16 4:30:44 PM SSJMagus
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* The failure of ''WesternAnimation/BewareTheBatman'' ([[InvisibleAdvertising not helped by being]] [[ScrewedByTheNetwork screwed over]]), along with the [[AdoredByTheNetwork network's obsession]] with ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'', led to the killing of ''WesternAnimation/DCNation''. Though putting the block on hiatus previously for more ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest'' ([[AdoredByTheNetwork which was the previous network favourite]], and unlike ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' didn't even have the fan-base or ratings) didn't help either.

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* The failure of ''WesternAnimation/BewareTheBatman'' ([[InvisibleAdvertising not helped by being]] [[ScrewedByTheNetwork screwed over]]), over to a degree seldom seen before or since]]), along with the [[AdoredByTheNetwork network's obsession]] with ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'', led to the killing of ''WesternAnimation/DCNation''. Though putting the block on hiatus previously for more ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest'' ([[AdoredByTheNetwork which was the previous network favourite]], and unlike ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' didn't even have the fan-base or ratings) didn't help either.
27th May '16 4:26:25 PM SSJMagus
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* With the 1987 premiere of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', Star Trek was once again a TV staple, and thanks to ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' and ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', the franchise was still healthy in 2001. Then came ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''. Plagued with ExecutiveMeddling, a title ambiguous to the general public, a horrible theme song, and two rather weak seasons, the third and fourth seasons, though improved, couldn't keep the show on the air, and it was cancelled in 2005, meaning there was no new Star Trek television for fans to anticipate for the first time in 18 years. A controversial, but lucrative [[Film/StarTrek reboot film]] by JJ Abrams seems to have resurrected the franchise.

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* With the 1987 premiere of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', Star Trek was once again a TV staple, and thanks to ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' and ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', the franchise was still healthy in 2001. Then came ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''. Plagued with ExecutiveMeddling, a title ambiguous to the general public, a horrible theme song, and two rather weak seasons, the third and fourth seasons, though improved, couldn't keep the show on the air, and it was cancelled in 2005, meaning there was no new Star Trek television for fans to anticipate for the first time in 18 years. And on top of that, ''Enterprise'' was given an infamously awful final episode that essentially served as a giant middle finger to the fans and cast via making it a nonsensical tie-in to ''The Next Generation'' instead of any sort of actual ending to the ''Enterprise'' story. A controversial, but lucrative [[Film/StarTrek reboot film]] by JJ Abrams seems to have resurrected the franchise.
27th May '16 4:19:10 PM SSJMagus
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* In Japan and amongst the world, the almost-franchise killer was ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamAGE''. Stylistically, it was attacked for appearing to be a "kiddie" version of Gundam, but the series was actually one of the darkest in Gundam canon, with the series being introduced during a violent invasion attack, featuring a VillainProtagonist, and the first major antagonist being a ''[[EnfanteTerrible seven-year-old]]''. During much of the series, it was criticized as being the ClicheStorm of ''Gundam'', drawing forth all the various tropes and themes that were utilized in the other installments to fill out the story. It would have killed off the franchise if not for the release of ''Anime/GundamBuildFighters'', which made up for the countless flak it received. The main point of contention towards ''AGE'' was the Kio/Three Generation Arc. Up until that point, the series had actually been doing good, especially with its more likable second protagonist Asemu Asuno. When Kio took over, things looked like it was going to head in that same direction, but when Kio took [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Kira Yamato's]] famed pacifism to [[UpToEleven new levels]] that infuriated fans, ''that'' is when ''AGE''[='=]s quality and popularity took a nosedive.

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* In Japan and amongst the world, the almost-franchise killer was ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamAGE''. Stylistically, it was attacked for appearing to be a "kiddie" version of Gundam, but the series was actually one of the darkest in Gundam canon, with the series being introduced during a violent invasion attack, featuring a VillainProtagonist, and the first major antagonist being a ''[[EnfanteTerrible seven-year-old]]''. During much of the series, it was criticized as being the ClicheStorm of ''Gundam'', drawing forth all the various tropes and themes that were utilized in the other installments to fill out the story. It would have killed off the franchise if not for the release of ''Anime/GundamBuildFighters'', which made up for the countless flak it received. The main point of contention towards ''AGE'' was the Kio/Three Generation Arc. Up until that point, the series had actually been doing good, especially with its more likable second protagonist Asemu Asuno. When Kio took over, things looked like it was going to head in that same direction, but when Kio took [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Kira Yamato's]] famed pacifism to [[UpToEleven new levels]] that infuriated fans, ''that'' is when ''AGE''[='=]s quality and popularity took a nosedive.
nosedive. Presumably Sunrise was looking to exploit the fact that regardless of his [[BaseBreaker base-breaking]] HostileShowTakeover in ''SEED Destiny'', Kira Yamato is one of the franchise's most enduringly popular characters...but it never occurred to them that just because ''he'' is popular doesn't mean a cheap knock-off would be.
15th May '16 5:14:57 PM GlitteringFlowers
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** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny Gundam SEED Destiny]]'' managed to kill Sunrise's official English-language Gundam message board (the centerpiece of the English language website), despite not even airing outside of Japan until years later (and even then it only aired in Canada). Numerous American fans were watching fansubs of the ''SEED Destiny'' episodes within days of their air dates (or even sooner in the case of American fans who speak Japanese, which in the Gundam fandom turns out to be a surprisingly large number) and thus it was the biggest topic of discussion the message board (without, of course, the fansub aspect being mentioned; it was the ''official'' message board after all). The [[BrokenBase extremely divided fan opinion]] about ''SEED Destiny'' is well known, but the disagreements were kept mostly civil. And then the final episode aired, and the opinions voiced on the message board were almost universally (and often quite vehemently) negative, even among those who'd generally approved of the way the story had gone in the second half. Shortly afterward (and without advance notice), Sunrise pulled the plug on the message board entirely, leaving [=GundamOfficial.com=] little more than an empty shell that to this day no longer gets updated (when ''Gundam 00'' aired on SyFy, it was given its own separate English-language website).[[note]]Particularly tragic in that [[BigNameFan Mark Simmons]]' excellent fansite "Gundam Project" was shut down after he was hired by Sunrise to run [=GundamOfficial.com=].[[/note]] In fact, given that the ''SEED Destiny'' finale aired in Japan less than six months after the ''SEED'' finale aired in North America (many Gundam fans, especially those newly-introduced to the franchise, went straight from watching ''SEED'' in English to watching fansubs of ''SEED Destiny''), this incident may have even played a role in Gundam's long disappearance from American TV broadcasts, with Sunrise drawing the (ridiculously false) conclusion that negative reaction to the ''SEED Destiny'' finale meant that Americans just didn't like ''Gundam''. A movie meant to tie up the Cosmic Era timeline has been stuck in DevelopmentHell for years (due to the declining health of one of the writers), and its fate is uncertain.

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** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny Gundam SEED Destiny]]'' managed to kill Sunrise's official English-language Gundam message board (the centerpiece of the English language website), despite not even airing outside of Japan until years later (and even then it only aired in Canada). Numerous American fans were watching fansubs of the ''SEED Destiny'' episodes within days of their air dates (or even sooner in the case of American fans who speak Japanese, which in the Gundam fandom turns out to be a surprisingly large number) and thus it was the biggest topic of discussion the message board (without, of course, the fansub aspect being mentioned; it was the ''official'' message board after all). The [[BrokenBase extremely divided fan opinion]] about ''SEED Destiny'' is well known, but the disagreements were kept mostly civil. And then the final episode aired, and the opinions voiced on the message board were almost universally (and often quite vehemently) negative, even among those who'd generally approved of the way the story had gone in the second half. Shortly afterward (and without advance notice), Sunrise pulled the plug on the message board entirely, leaving [=GundamOfficial.com=] little more than an empty shell that to this day no longer gets updated (when ''Gundam 00'' aired on SyFy, it was given its own separate English-language website).[[note]]Particularly tragic in that [[BigNameFan Mark Simmons]]' excellent fansite "Gundam Project" was shut down after he was hired by Sunrise to run [=GundamOfficial.com=].[[/note]] In fact, given that the ''SEED Destiny'' finale aired in Japan less than six months after the ''SEED'' finale aired in North America (many Gundam fans, especially those newly-introduced to the franchise, went straight from watching ''SEED'' in English to watching fansubs of ''SEED Destiny''), this incident may have even played a role in Gundam's long disappearance from American TV broadcasts, with Sunrise drawing the (ridiculously false) conclusion that negative reaction to the ''SEED Destiny'' finale meant that Americans just didn't like ''Gundam''. A movie meant to tie up the Cosmic Era timeline has been stuck in DevelopmentHell for years (due to the declining health of one and [[AuthorExistenceFailure ultimate death]] of the head writers), and its fate is uncertain.



* In Japan and amongst the world, the almost-franchise killer was ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamAGE''. Stylistically, it was attacked for appearing to be a "kiddie" version of Gundam, but the series was actually one of the darkest in Gundam canon, with the series being introduced during a violent invasion attack, featuring a VillainProtagonist, and the first major antagonist being a ''seven-year-old''. During much of the series, it was criticized as being the ClicheStorm of ''Gundam'', drawing forth all the various tropes and themes that were utilized in the other installments to fill out the story. It would have killed off the franchise if not for the release of ''Anime/GundamBuildFighters'', which made up for the countless flak it received. The main point of contention towards ''AGE'' was the Kio/Three Generation Arc. Up until that point, the series had actually been doing good, especially with its more likable second protagonist Asemu Asuno. When Kio took over, things looked like it was going to head in that same direction, but when Kio took [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Kira Yamato's]] famed pacifism to [[UpToEleven new levels]] that infuriated fans, ''that'' is when ''AGE''[='=]s quality and popularity took a nosedive.

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* In Japan and amongst the world, the almost-franchise killer was ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamAGE''. Stylistically, it was attacked for appearing to be a "kiddie" version of Gundam, but the series was actually one of the darkest in Gundam canon, with the series being introduced during a violent invasion attack, featuring a VillainProtagonist, and the first major antagonist being a ''seven-year-old''.''[[EnfanteTerrible seven-year-old]]''. During much of the series, it was criticized as being the ClicheStorm of ''Gundam'', drawing forth all the various tropes and themes that were utilized in the other installments to fill out the story. It would have killed off the franchise if not for the release of ''Anime/GundamBuildFighters'', which made up for the countless flak it received. The main point of contention towards ''AGE'' was the Kio/Three Generation Arc. Up until that point, the series had actually been doing good, especially with its more likable second protagonist Asemu Asuno. When Kio took over, things looked like it was going to head in that same direction, but when Kio took [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Kira Yamato's]] famed pacifism to [[UpToEleven new levels]] that infuriated fans, ''that'' is when ''AGE''[='=]s quality and popularity took a nosedive.
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