ITT: Forgotten 10/10s
>the gorgeous art style
>that gay fish alien
I liked this way better than shit like Free. No shitty melodrama and character assassinations, everyone was likable and it was overall very cozy and well animated. Wish it would've gotten a S2 but since it doesn't live off of fujobaiting, it's expected that it didn't.
Free sold 5x more because it had even bigger ship bait and melodrama for fujos to shlick. Tsuritama was about bros fishing aliens from the ocean and it still had far better handled drama and development than Free.
I don't think it needs a S2 though, the ending was perfect and I don't see what more could be added?
Like you can compare.
Tsuritama is by A-1 (as in, Birdy, im@s, Space Bros, Silver Spoon...), and directed by Nakamura Kenji (as in, [C], Ayakashi, Mononoke, Trapeze, Gatchaman Crowds...)
On the other hand, Free is by kyoani (am I kawaii uguu~), and directed by... gotta google this one, fucking kyoani no-name directors... directed by Hiroko Utsumi. Who has - ONLY - worked for kyoani, and has - ONLY - directed Free
As we know, quality != popularity.
Free's director admits she's big fujo and puts more boys and drama in the show just so she can ship her favorite character around.
I won't lie that I liked certain characters and episodes from Free, but in general the writing and the drama is atrocious and clearly made on spot for the fujos produce more doujins.
Still funny to remember he's like 10 years older than the other MC's.
11/10, needs to become a weekly short for life.
True, you do have to have a bit more understanding of Japanese folklore than a casual anime watcher but if you get it it's pretty great.
Actually, the DRRR series sold like hot cakes too.
For years it really made no sense for it to not have a S2, other than the fact that Brain's Base appears to hate second seasons. And money.
It just seemed like it was too easily wrapped up. Also, I would have been happy with Haru going back to the fish planet since Yamada and Natsuki both went on to do their own things.
They hate second seasons from shows the staff doesn't really love, I guess. Natsume got like 4 seasons and the mangaka comments how much the staff treated her well and how comfy making the entire thing was. Plus they even animated an oneshot by the same artist.
Natsume as an animated series sold less than DRRR, but the manga sells solid and the merchandise too.
>too easily wrapped up
But they introduced Urara and just ended it at that, I wouldn't call that 'wrapped up' with such an open ending for more adventures with him, Haru, and Yuki.
Yeah, it did look like an interesting cute-boys-doing-cute-things series before the second PV came out. I'm not too sure how it'll turn out now though.
>Boys SoL should be comfy and have some development, not melodrama direct from a mexican novel.
The producers want to make money with those shows and the latter is what the target audience (fujoshits) wants for whatever reason, so they give them what they want. It's sad, but it can't be helped. Just look at how bad male SoL shows without any big melodrama sold.
If I didn't have an unfortunate lack of autism, Yokoi would be my waifu
It really was.