DOG DAYS 13

DOG DAYS

I really admire Seven Arcs.

I admire how they spend the money to create a new original series.

I admire how they create a fantasy world populated by kemonomimi humans, with its own nature, geography, religion, literature, political systems and technology.

I admire how they created a good number of named characters to fit in with the scale of the show’s setting. And then hire some of the best known seiyuus in the industry to voice them.

I admire how they built up expectations for this show by hinting on a dramatic plot about trying to Screw Destiny. (many people are suckers for that)

I admire how they then took all this effort and wasted it on a story that didn’t even try to be consistent towards the end.

I admire how they resolved the biggest threat the story was building up in just around one episode, ignored the part about trying to Screw Destiny, and then spend 2 more to build up a grand farewell scene for Shinku, who has only been there for about a month tops.

I admire how they could manage to drag out something that could have been done in half an episode to a full episode and then still make it feel they didn’t have enough time for whatever they wanted to do.

I really admire Seven Arcs. I really do.

19 Comments

  1. sage Said,

    June 26, 2011 @ 12:50 pm

    Someone should die for this.

  2. Silver Said,

    June 26, 2011 @ 1:11 pm

    Muhaha!

    Still… I admire Seven Arcs because besides the problems, I still love the dang show. That means they did something right… although I don’t know what.

  3. ewok40k Said,

    June 26, 2011 @ 2:00 pm

    feels oddly like , erm, Fractale?

  4. bluemist Said,

    June 26, 2011 @ 2:00 pm

    I admire how you hid some sort of sarcasm in writing this.

    Can’t help but think they were really aiming for something here. Original IP, decent animation, best seiyuu in the market, etc. They were trying to build the next Nanoha. Sadly, if DVD/Blu-ray sales would indicate failure, this will never take off as a franchise.

  5. otter Said,

    June 26, 2011 @ 3:27 pm

    admit it, you just want to see millhiore and leon in a bed together.

    well, you got it in ep 12.

  6. Benigmatica Said,

    June 26, 2011 @ 5:11 pm

    *reads Kurogane’s post*

    Wait… is that a troll?

    Still, good think I didn’t watch this series. Effin’ Koyasu! Me hate him!

  7. brittlemind Said,

    June 26, 2011 @ 6:14 pm

    Seven Arcs troll’d.
    They troll’d everyone.
    I’m a masochist for enjoying the entire series including the damn ending.

  8. Di Gi Kazune Said,

    June 26, 2011 @ 8:42 pm

    The only shows 7arcs did any good: Nanoha, Nahoha Ass and I would say the Movie.

  9. Baka-Yuusha Said,

    June 26, 2011 @ 10:10 pm

    Personally, I enjoyed watching this series.

    It may not have the deepest plot, but what it lacked it in that it made up for in very likable characters, fantastic world, and great music.

    The ending in particular gave a nice closure and promise of a bright future, which is rare nowadays with all the sad or bittersweet ends of other series.

  10. Beruchi Said,

    June 27, 2011 @ 2:17 am

    What are you guys complaining about?

    I bet, if there were a second season to appear, all of you, who watched this series, will watch it as well.

  11. Narkins Said,

    June 27, 2011 @ 5:17 am

    “I bet, if there were a second season to appear, all of you, who watched this series, will watch it as well.”

    Yeah probably it wasn’t that bad in the end.
    Weird pacing issues but not woeful, characters likable enough too.

  12. Shiden Said,

    June 27, 2011 @ 6:46 am

    The only real problem I had with this show is how poorly they resolved the “screw destiny” portion of the plot. I enjoyed everything else, and all things considered… I’d watch another season of this.

  13. Chaos2Frozen Said,

    June 27, 2011 @ 8:57 am

    I don’t think 7arcs was trying to make another [Nanoha], and people should stop seeing this show as such. Though I was somewhat disappointed with how things turned out, I still would encourage 7arcs to move away from [Nanoha] and just do something else.

  14. Dakkar Said,

    June 27, 2011 @ 12:19 pm

    Rico: “If you go back, you’re going to loose your memories and won’t ever be able to come back.”
    Shinku: “No worries, I definitely won’t forget anything and will come back for the summer vacation!”
    Rico: “But the manual says…”
    Shinku: “Somehow I feel that if DVD sales are good enough, you might soon find an errata to your manual that fixes that!”

  15. Silver Said,

    June 27, 2011 @ 1:55 pm

    Hehe. Well personally I still enjoyed this show a lot. Of course there are problems here and there but overall, it’s an enjoyable show and to me at least, rather memorable in certain ways. I’m still annoyed about the monster part though. Also the last episode was great but all the conditions sure are convenient right? Hehe.

  16. Alex Said,

    June 27, 2011 @ 4:19 pm

    Looking forward to the sequel :-)

  17. willowywicca Said,

    June 27, 2011 @ 6:02 pm

    While the climactic battle with the demon was rather lacking, overall the world and characters were fun and I would gladly see a sequel.

  18. Saangi Said,

    June 27, 2011 @ 8:04 pm

    I would so gladly see a sequel of this if they brush up on their mistakes and amplify their strong points.

  19. Aeroblip Said,

    October 3, 2011 @ 4:35 am

    Dog Days Second Season Announced. WOO-HOO

    Source: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-10-02/dog-days-anime-2nd-season-green-lit

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