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16th Dec '17 4:44:11 PM DarkChirano
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** Years later, ''Series/TokumeiSentaiGobusters'' did so poorly sales- ''and'' ratings-wise that it's rumored that Bandai actually approached Toei and Creator/SabanBrands and ''asked'' them to skip it in favor of ''Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger'', leading to the creation of ''Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge''.[[note]]It was later revealed that this was only ''part'' of the reason. The other reason was Saban knew that kids would be more enticed with dinosaurs than spies.[[/note]] Not only that, but the annual crossover essentially derailed it from being a crossover between Go-Busters and Kyoryuger to basically "hey, let's get the [[Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger other two]] [[Series/BakuryuuSentaiAbaranger Dinosaur Sentai]] together!", with the Go-Busters getting little-to-no additional closure. This is additionally telling with that crossover's post-credits scene where an upgraded version of a villanous' BigBad shows up, completely late for the movie and ends up getting defeated [[Series/ResshaSentaiTokkyuger by the passing-by Sentai cameo]].

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** Years later, ''Series/TokumeiSentaiGobusters'' did so poorly sales- ''and'' ratings-wise that it's rumored that Bandai actually approached Toei and Creator/SabanBrands and ''asked'' them to skip it in favor of ''Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger'', leading to the creation of ''Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge''.[[note]]It was later revealed that this was only ''part'' of the reason. The other reason was Saban knew that kids would be more enticed with dinosaurs than spies.[[/note]] Not only that, but the annual crossover essentially derailed it from being a crossover between Go-Busters and Kyoryuger to basically "hey, let's get the [[Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger other two]] [[Series/BakuryuuSentaiAbaranger Dinosaur Sentai]] together!", with the Go-Busters getting little-to-no additional closure. This is additionally telling with that crossover's post-credits scene where an upgraded version of a villanous' ''Go-Busters''' BigBad shows up, completely late for the movie and ends up getting defeated [[Series/ResshaSentaiTokkyuger by the passing-by Sentai cameo]].
2nd Dec '17 2:57:36 PM thecarolinabull01
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* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'': Despite making five times its budget (it only cost about $3 million to make and made back about $15 million), ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnoldTheMovie'' was still considered a BoxOfficeBomb and was critically panned. The failure of this film led to the cancellation of ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnoldTheJungleMovie'' {until it was {{Uncancelled}} 15 years later) and likely why the remaining episodes of ''Hey Arnold!'' were aired sporadically until the final one aired in 2004, three years after production of the series ended.

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* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'': Despite making five times its budget (it only cost about $3 million to make and made back about $15 million), budget, ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnoldTheMovie'' was still considered a BoxOfficeBomb and was critically panned. The failure of this film led to the cancellation of ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnoldTheJungleMovie'' {until (until it was {{Uncancelled}} 15 years later) and likely why the remaining episodes of ''Hey Arnold!'' were aired sporadically until the final one aired in 2004, three years after production of the series ended.
2nd Dec '17 2:56:25 PM thecarolinabull01
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* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'': Despite making five times its budget (it only cost about $3 million to make and made back about $15 million), ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnoldTheMovie'' was still considered a BoxOfficeBomb and was critically panned. The failure of this film led to the cancellation of ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnoldTheJungleMovie'' {until it was {{Uncancelled}} 15 years later) and likely why the remaining episodes of ''Hey Arnold!'' were aired sporadically until the final one aired in 2004, three years after production of the series ended.
2nd Dec '17 1:52:17 PM Midna
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* ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehogMegaManWorldsUnite'', the second crossover between Sonic and Mega Man, ended up pulling a hat trick and did this for ''four'' comic book series. The intention was that the crossover would use character from other Sega and Capcom series, but this meant Archie comics had to sink a lot of money into licensing fees and paying various artists to do so with the hope it would make back the money. It was also a last ditch attempt to save the Mega Man comic which was suffering in sales by that point. Sadly however the response was lukewarm at best and Archie was barely able to recoup their losses. As such the ''Mega Man'' comic was put in indefinite hiatus. ''Sonic Boom'' was cancelled not shortly after due to negative reception from the ''Rise of Lyric'' game. And ultimately, this ended up affecting the [[ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog main Sonic comic]] and its spin off ''Sonic Universe'', since the crossover ended up stalling the main storylines of those series and contributed to poor sales. With all the cuts Archie was doing due to the relaunch of their own comics, July of 2017 saw the end of the partnership with Sega and the end of their Sonic comics.

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* ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehogMegaManWorldsUnite'', the second crossover between Sonic and Mega Man, ended up pulling a hat trick and did this for ''four'' comic book series. The intention was that the crossover would use character from other Sega and Capcom series, but this meant Archie comics had to sink a lot of money into licensing fees and paying various artists to do so with the hope it would make back the money. It was also a last ditch attempt to save the Mega Man comic which was suffering in sales by that point. Sadly however the response was lukewarm at best and Archie was barely able to recoup their losses. As such the ''Mega Man'' comic was put in indefinite hiatus. ''Sonic Boom'' was cancelled not shortly after due to negative reception from the ''Rise of Lyric'' game. And ultimately, Ultimately, this even ended up affecting the [[ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog main Sonic comic]] and its spin off ''Sonic Universe'', since the crossover ended up stalling the main storylines of those series and contributed to poor sales. With all the cuts Archie was doing due to the relaunch of their own comics, July of 2017 saw them lose the publishing rights for the North American ''Sonic'' comics to Creator/IDWPublishing, who enacted a full ContinuityReboot and effectively put an end of to the partnership with Sega and the end of their Sonic comics.Archie franchise.
1st Dec '17 6:50:04 PM Kid
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* This isn't unheard of with anime slots (or television as a whole), [[OlderThanTheyThink and not the first time a popular timeslot was replaced]]. [[Creator/TokyoBroadcastingSystem the same network]] used to have a Saturday 6 PM slot, for similar anime that was incredibly popular with [[PeripheryDemographic all demographics]], and was launched by the very successful and highly-rated anime, ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed'' and ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist''. However, starting with ''Anime/BloodPlus'', ratings started to go down heavily, due to its mixed reception (though ''Anime/{{BloodC}}''s own reception would end up [[VindicatedByHistory making]] ''[[VindicatedByHistory Blood+]]'' [[VindicatedByHistory look better in comparison]]) [[note]][[HilariousInHindsight which would be actually surprisingly decent ratings for anime today.]] [[/note]], combined with ''Manga/{{Major}}'''s SleeperHit success on [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NHK_Educational_TV NHK-Education]], hurt the ratings badly, with ''Manga/AyakashiAyashi'' being CutShort probably marking when the network decided to put the block to sleep, after the first half of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00''. [[SubvertedTrope Though a new Sunday 5 PM slot was opened up, and eventually went on to run longer and be relatively more successful.]] [[DoubleSubvertedTrope until 2017, which is mentioned in the Gundam subsection]]. [[note]]To be fair, only a year later, [=NTV=] with its Kansai affailate [=YTV=] would move ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' to that slot, which probably would've damaged the original slot beyond repair, so it was probably the best for the early move [[/note]].

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* This isn't unheard of with anime slots (or television as a whole), [[OlderThanTheyThink and not the first time a popular timeslot was replaced]]. [[Creator/TokyoBroadcastingSystem the The same network]] used to have a Saturday 6 PM slot, for similar anime that was incredibly popular with [[PeripheryDemographic all demographics]], and was launched by the very successful and highly-rated anime, ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed'' and ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist''. However, starting with ''Anime/BloodPlus'', ratings started to go down heavily, due to its mixed reception (though ''Anime/{{BloodC}}''s own reception would end up [[VindicatedByHistory making]] ''[[VindicatedByHistory Blood+]]'' [[VindicatedByHistory look better in comparison]]) [[note]][[HilariousInHindsight which would be actually surprisingly decent ratings for anime today.]] [[/note]], combined with ''Manga/{{Major}}'''s SleeperHit success on [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NHK_Educational_TV NHK-Education]], hurt the ratings badly, with ''Manga/AyakashiAyashi'' being CutShort probably marking when the network decided to put the block to sleep, after the first half of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00''. [[SubvertedTrope Though a new Sunday 5 PM slot was opened up, and eventually went on to run longer and be relatively more successful.]] [[DoubleSubvertedTrope until 2017, which is mentioned in the Gundam subsection]]. [[note]]To be fair, only a year later, [=NTV=] with its Kansai affailate [=YTV=] would move ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' to that slot, which probably would've damaged the original slot beyond repair, so it was probably the best for the early move [[/note]].move. [[/note]]
1st Dec '17 6:46:34 PM Kid
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* The ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry''' anime received negative reception and low DVD sales, putting any further adaptations of ''Umineko'' or any 07th Expansion VisualNovel series on hold.

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* The ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry''' ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' anime received negative reception and low DVD sales, putting any further adaptations of ''Umineko'' or any 07th Expansion VisualNovel series on hold.
26th Nov '17 2:23:48 AM jormis29
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* Universal released an animated ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'' feature film in 1990, complete with ConspicuousCG, a GreenAesop played out with a GangOfCritters that was essentially a rewrite of an old episode of ''Star Trek'', and reuniting nearly all of the surviving original cast members[[note]] Daws Butler, the voice of Elroy Jetson, had died in 1988; the role was re-cast with a young Patric Zimmerman, nearly a decade before he voiced Revolver Ocelot in the ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' series.[[/note]] save for Judy Jetson being voiced not by Janet Waldo but by '80s pop starlet Tiffany thanks to ExecutiveMeddling. The film also marked the last performance ever of noted voice artist Creator/MelBlanc (Mr. Spacely), who was still recording while in the hospital (as he had years before then) and died before the film was completed, as well as George O'Hanlon (George), who by that point had to have the lines read and acted to him before recording, who also passed away before he could quite finish the film. Both Blanc and O'Hanlon's remaining lines had to be completed by Jeff Bergman. Penny Singleton did not die during production like Blanc and O'Hanlon, but the movie remained her last acting role until her death thirteen years later. Coming on the heels of the 1980s ''Jetsons'' revival (the new syndicated episodes and two TV movies), this film's disappointing box office and harsh critical reviews were apparently enough to send the franchise back into hibernation. It has stayed there ever since, a potential live-action film being stuck in DevelopmentHell for years notwithstanding. A direct-to-video film crossing over with Creator/{{WWE}} was released in 2017.

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* Universal released an animated ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'' feature film in 1990, complete with ConspicuousCG, a GreenAesop played out with a GangOfCritters that was essentially a rewrite of an old episode of ''Star Trek'', and reuniting nearly all of the surviving original cast members[[note]] Daws Butler, the voice of Elroy Jetson, had died in 1988; the role was re-cast with a young Patric Zimmerman, nearly a decade before he voiced Revolver Ocelot in the ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' series.[[/note]] save for Judy Jetson being voiced not by Janet Waldo but by '80s pop starlet Tiffany thanks to ExecutiveMeddling. The film also marked the last performance ever of noted voice artist Creator/MelBlanc (Mr. Spacely), who was still recording while in the hospital (as he had years before then) and died before the film was completed, as well as George O'Hanlon (George), who by that point had to have the lines read and acted to him before recording, who also passed away before he could quite finish the film. Both Blanc and O'Hanlon's remaining lines had to be completed by Jeff Bergman. Creator/JeffBergman Penny Singleton did not die during production like Blanc and O'Hanlon, but the movie remained her last acting role until her death thirteen years later. Coming on the heels of the 1980s ''Jetsons'' revival (the new syndicated episodes and two TV movies), this film's disappointing box office and harsh critical reviews were apparently enough to send the franchise back into hibernation. It has stayed there ever since, a potential live-action film being stuck in DevelopmentHell for years notwithstanding. A direct-to-video film crossing over with Creator/{{WWE}} was released in 2017.
25th Nov '17 11:21:30 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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Sometimes a sequel [[{{Sequelitis}} sucks.]] Sometimes it sucks, but leaves the possibility open that the [[SurprisinglyImprovedSequel followup will be better]] and that this is just [[DorkAge a blip in the quality]] of the franchise. Then sometimes it sucks ''so much'' that it kills the franchise stone dead, destroying the producers'/publishers' hopes for further sequels. In the most extreme cases, it can even [[CreatorKiller take the producer/publisher down with it]]. Or even the [[GenreKiller entire genre itself]].

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Sometimes a sequel [[{{Sequelitis}} sucks.]] sucks]]. Sometimes it sucks, but leaves the possibility open that the [[SurprisinglyImprovedSequel followup will be better]] and that this is just [[DorkAge a blip in the quality]] of the franchise. Then sometimes it sucks ''so much'' that it kills the franchise stone dead, destroying the producers'/publishers' hopes for further sequels. In the most extreme cases, it can even [[CreatorKiller take the producer/publisher down with it]]. Or even the [[GenreKiller entire genre itself]].



* While the ''Gundam'' franchise itself is still strong, and its merchandise and home video sales did well enough, ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'''s mixed reviews and low ratings stemming from DarknessInducedAudienceApathy as well as the equally low ratings for ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'' has led to the cancellation of the [[PeripheryDemographic for the very popular]] [[Creator/TokyoBroadcastingSystem Sunday 5PM slot by TBS/MBS]] in favor of a variety show; though the latter received a NetworkToTheRescue by [[Creator/NipponTelevision Yomiuri TV]], which is really rare in Japan given the fact that TV channels often take part in the production through fundings. [[note]]Fortunately, ''My Hero Academia'' [[EarnYourHappyEnding would go on to perform better ratings, for Season 2, with its new time slot on NTV, regularly making the Top 10 across most of the second half]],[[AvertedTrope just barely averting this trope for that anime]][[/note]]

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* While the ''Gundam'' franchise itself is still strong, and its merchandise and home video sales did well enough, ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'''s mixed reviews and low ratings stemming from DarknessInducedAudienceApathy as well as the equally low ratings for ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'' has led to the cancellation of the [[PeripheryDemographic for the very popular]] [[Creator/TokyoBroadcastingSystem Sunday 5PM slot by TBS/MBS]] in favor of a variety show; though the latter received a NetworkToTheRescue by [[Creator/NipponTelevision Yomiuri TV]], which is really rare in Japan given the fact that TV channels often take part in the production through fundings. [[note]]Fortunately, ''My Hero Academia'' [[EarnYourHappyEnding [[WinBackTheCrowd would go on to perform better ratings, for Season 2, with its new time slot on NTV, regularly making the Top 10 across most of the second half]],[[AvertedTrope half]], [[AvertedTrope just barely averting this trope for that anime]][[/note]]
anime]].[[/note]]
25th Nov '17 11:10:10 AM MrThorfan64
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' was technically canceled three times: First, a break during the summer of '85 while the network deliberated over bringing it back; a six-month "hiatus" while fans badgered the BBC to restore the series to air; and finally a 16-year cooldown period before the 2005 revival. For this reason, it's debatable which serial is the one that put the original ''Doctor Who'' out of business for good. ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E1AttackOfTheCybermen Attack of the Cybermen]]'' is a strong candidate, since it's the embodiment of ''everything'' the show's critics hated. The ''Trial of a Timelord'' arc, conceived as a last saving throw for ''Doctor Who'', impressed no one and ended in the hiatus; the trial was comprised of four hastily-written, convoluted serials, the most baffling of which would have to be ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS23E2Mindwarp Mindwarp]]''. This series managed to stagger on for an additional three seasons, and though it was beginning to win critics back over, the BBC decided ''Doctor Who'' wasn't worth the bother. An American reboot was attempted in 1996, which resulted in the maligned ''Doctor Who'' [[Recap/DoctorWhoTVMTheTVMovie TV Movie]].

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' was technically canceled three times: First, a break during the summer of '85 while the network deliberated over bringing it back; a six-month "hiatus" while fans badgered the BBC to restore the series to air; and finally a 16-year cooldown period before the 2005 revival. For this reason, it's debatable which serial is the one that put the original ''Doctor Who'' out of business for good. ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E1AttackOfTheCybermen Attack of the Cybermen]]'' is a strong candidate, since it's the embodiment of ''everything'' the show's critics hated. The ''Trial of a Timelord'' arc, conceived as a last saving throw for ''Doctor Who'', impressed no one and ended in the hiatus; the trial was comprised of four hastily-written, convoluted serials, the most baffling of which would have to be ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS23E2Mindwarp Mindwarp]]''. This series managed to stagger on for an additional three seasons, and though it was beginning to win critics back over, the last two seasons being considered some of the best in the later Classic Season run, the BBC decided ''Doctor Who'' wasn't worth the bother. An American reboot was attempted in 1996, which resulted in the maligned ''Doctor Who'' [[Recap/DoctorWhoTVMTheTVMovie TV Movie]].
25th Nov '17 9:06:43 AM MasterHero
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* Fans are probably never going to see an adaption of the Jinchuu arc of ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' all thanks to the ''Reflections'' OVA which got a lot of backlash from fans including [[CreatorBacklash Nobuhiro Watsuki]] who declared it [[CanonDiscontinuity 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 Jinchuu arc will be adapted and movie producers are keen enough that they would probably show it in the future. Watsuki released a spinoff manga set after the end of the original manga in 2017 just to keep the franchise alive.
* ''LightNovel/InfiniteStratos'' will probably never get a third season thanks to its lackluster second season and the light novels were taking too long to be released because of the author's health problems. Volume 11 and a new PC game were released in 2017 just to keep the franchise.

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* Fans are probably never going to see an adaption of the Jinchuu arc of ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' all thanks to the ''Reflections'' OVA which got a lot of backlash from fans including [[CreatorBacklash Nobuhiro Watsuki]] who declared it [[CanonDiscontinuity 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 Jinchuu arc will be adapted and movie producers are keen enough that they would probably show it in the future. Watsuki released a spinoff manga set after the end of the original manga in 2017 just to keep the franchise alive.
alive. The future of the franchise was put in further jeopardy after Watsuki was charged with possession of child pornography, halting production of the manga for the time being.
* ''LightNovel/InfiniteStratos'' will probably never get a third season thanks to its lackluster second season and the light novels were taking too long to be released because of the author's health problems. Volume 11 and a new PC game were released in 2017 just to keep the franchise.franchise alive.
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