hideki101 wrote:Going back to the bleach analogy, I actually kinda liked the bount arc, before I read the manga, because I didn't know it was filler. If I had known that it was filler then, I probably wouldn't have liked it as much.
See, I don't get this. I see series/movie/book/comic etc. as different canons, I don't mind if an anime deviates from the manga. The 'filler' isn't the problem for me, it's that the story, filler or no, for anime which have to keep on inventing challenges so they can keep selling the product and making money, is often very poor.
I'd rather see on-going anime that realises when the main story is done and actually finish it. If you want to make more money or want to milk that universe then sure, go ahead, make a new anime in the same setting, perhaps in the future or past, about different characters doing different things. Keep it fresh and have awesome new characters with their own problems and challenges and goals and tell a new story. It's stupid to string out the story for so long... regardless of the skill or resourcefulness of the writers if you keep stretching it out it will
reach a point where the show stagnates and just ends up total crap as far as plot goes.
Whereas if you have a good enough comedic team, especially if some or most of the comedy is topical, and especially if the comedy has not plot or timeline then you can easily keep it funny and string it out for a very long time, not that you can do it forever or anything... well if it's entirely
topical then it could go forever.