The saga 10 years in the making finally comes to a close.
Much has been said about the nature of Stone Ocean’s animation between its production values and the delivery of its batch release format but one thing can be made certain: It is a fitting finale to the series.
It’s been over a year since the first batch of episodes dropped and while I can admit they started slow, I was pretty hooked to the finale starting from Underworld. I have a couple of things to cover so let’s get started on evaluating the end of an era.
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One of the most prevalent issues with a lot of Light Novel adaptations is that a lot of the more interesting developments occur well beyond the usual 3 volume adaptation count. The first volume always begins the usual way, the second volume introduces another principle member of the cast, and the third volume might actually start getting interesting.
Hataraku Maou-Sama returns to the animated world after 9 long years since its first season and its announcement definitely came as a surprise. Almost as surprising as Rurouni Kenshin’s new animated project announcements, although that one has some actual prestige to it like the newer Shaman King adaptations. What I’m trying to say is that nobody expected a continuation almost a decade later.
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Only took me a whole month.
Joining late to the party as usual, I think the conversation towards the quality and enjoyment of Stone Ocean has moved past the content and toward the delivery.
It seems to be the prevailing opinion that batch releases really ruin the pacing and I’m inclined to agree. The fact that I would have been even later to this post without having learned about Part 2 of Stone Ocean being released second-hand is testament to that.
Continue reading Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 6: Stone Ocean S2- Huh What Already? →
A story element in JRPGs and similar mediums that I can admit to enjoying is when a villainess becomes a heroine and I’ve often seen many people ask for more of this type of dynamic. One example that comes to mind are games such as Luminous Arc 2 and Stella Glow where the prominent antagonistic figure, a witch, ends up joining the party and becoming open to romance. As soon as I read the premise for this series during the season’s start, I was immediately interested in checking this one out.
And it wasn’t too bad, but it definitely wasn’t amazing either.
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I actually forget if I talked about the previous two seasons at all.
Regardless, they definitely went and released two episodes this week at once and spent like 20 minutes for the actual confession to take place, ending Season 3 in a rather momentous paradigm shift where the primary couple finally confess to each other. For those anime-only people, there’s a whole boatload of drama coming our way because much like DAL IV, Kaguya-sama’s anime production team has already announced that there’s going to be a new season.
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Back when the season first started, I was actually really intent on wanting to talk about this on a weekly basis just because I was so surprised at the change in artstyles being seemingly for the better. If you go back to my weekly updates, you can see my enthusiasm die down for the series at the appropriate moments when it really dawned on me that this adaptation was going to be as flawed as the other seasons after the first.
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It kind of ended up like Bokuben’s anime.
Personally don’t believe that the series requires a full-on overview so I’ll keep things short and simple about it. Although, I think the statement is enough to explain things.
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