Otakuite | Posted 09/22/20 | Reply
I agree closer to the original material is better. FMA Brotherhood is definitely one of the better examples. I think one of my bigger pet peeves is when they switch studios. Log Horizon season 1 to season 2 to be specific. Storyline was dropped and the art style... Just made me sad. I guess with the original FMA I can appreciate that they didn't make 100+ filler episodes while waiting for more material (I'm looking at you Naruto), but the weird depressing alternate ending left me feeling a bit like I did at the end of Lost. (If you've ever seen it you know my pain)
Chibi Artist Girl (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 09/20/20 | Reply
I find that reboots in general disappoint me. (Lookin' at you, Spider-Man movies that have been rebooted twice.) With anime, I can appreciate the intent of wanting to be more faithful to the original; but it usually seems like the emotion gets lost when a series tries to cover more of the original material, especially if the series was originally done before the source material was complete.
Case in point: Kino's Journey. The shiny new remake was created to be more faithful to the original novels. I saw the original anime first and really liked the contemplative mood of it. So, when the remake was more action and shooting, I really didn't like it.
Reboots/spin-offs of series I've watched do catch my attention, though, and I usually try them for curiosity. I intend to give the new Digimon a fair shot. I've seen the first couple episodes, and I like some aspects of the remake and am so-so on others thus far.
Master of Lists (Senior Otaku) | Posted 09/19/20 | Reply
It does give me an idea. I've got three reviews planned, a spinoff, a sequel and a reboot. And I'll give them all a fair shot.
Resident Dark Lord (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 09/19/20 | Reply
I guess it all depends on the series that's being rebooted. For instance with Sailor Moon Crystal, I actually like the manga version a whole lot better than the 90s anime. Don't get me wrong, the 90s Sailor Moon anime will always have a special place in my heart (I recently obtained all five seasons on disc), as it was the series that really made me an anime fan in the first place. But there was just something about the original manga's story that was far more...I don't know if elegant is the right word, but it comes close. So it was a real thrill to see them do a reboot of Sailor Moon which followed the original manga's story more closely; I do wish Sailor Moon Crystal had expanded on what the manga did though and did more stuff with the story's supporting characters.
Let's backtrack though to a few years ago to Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. I did not at all like the original FMA anime from the 90s. Not only was the whole thing just way too dark, the ending was super weird. I later realized the reason for the weird ending was because the FMA manga was still ongoing at the time, and so the anime writers simply decided to do their own thing and not wait for the manga to be completed. So for me FMA Brotherhood was a major improvement. Not only was the ending way better, the story had far more light-heartened and humorous moments.
As for spinoffs/sequels like Boruto, I feel like most titles like that are nothing more than an elaborate cash-grab.
The greatest fear is that of the unknown.
costaku (Otaku Legend) | Posted 09/17/20 | Reply
I can't wait for Yasahime I have loved inuyasha forver so. Though I find it interesting its going to be an anime and not a manga
Grand Otaku | Posted 09/14/20 | Reply
I'm absolutely for a reboot if it follows more closely to the source material. I have always had a gripe about an anime going way out into left field with few exceptions. Now if it just kind of sidesteps a little bit I'm more apt to be forgiving.
As for Spin-offs, it's nice to see them touch back on a previous series so long as they don't delve to deeply. The new series isn't about the old characters so shouldn't allow the spotlight to rest to long on those older characters. Doing so just feels like a cheap re-brand of the old show. A ploy for more money.
...Does that make sense? I'm all for the nostalgia, just please don't ruin it for me.
Dragon♔King♔ (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 09/13/20 | Reply
It depends. I'm not a big Reboot/remake fan but I love the Sailor Moon Crystal reboot in its own regard. I honestly haven't given it much thought. In regards to HOllyWOOd movies/tv shows, I bloody DESPISE REBOOTS/REMAKES,*coughCHARMEDCWREMAKESUCKScough*
The Turning Tide (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 09/12/20 | Reply
100% yes, especially because of Fruits Basket!!!! I was crushed when I finished the original because it ended way wrong. I hated how they chose the ending. Not to mention, my favorite character never got love in the cosplay world. I'm super excited to finally meet her in the reboot!!! It's a fantastic manga series and they are doing BEAUTIFULLY with it so far <3
The Marker Maniac. (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 09/09/20 | Reply
Part of me is really interested in watching Yashimine, just cause Inuyasha was my favorite anime as a kid! I'd love to see how the series goes, but I'll admit that I don't care much for reboots or sequels. They never seem to be any good. I also don't have much time to watch anything, and I feel out of the loop.
Otaku Legend | Posted 09/09/20 | Reply
I don't think I've ever seen a good reboot/spin-off.
However, I am willing to give Yashimine a shot, and whenever I hear Boruto gets good, I'll jump on it.