Anime Sequels Wish List

May 7, 2008

Welcome to my personal list of anime which I love and wish, probably in vain, would get sequels. My broad definition of sequels includes new series, and spin offs as well as direct sequels. In no particular order, here goes:

Azumanga Daiou

Tomo-chan is one of my favorite anime characters of all time, and I think a spin off with her would be great. I imagine a grown up Tomo-chan would find life in the real world less care free than high school, but I’m sure she’d find her way, if clumsily, into a somewhat respectable member of society. Of course I really miss seeing Osaka, Sakaki, and Kaorin too, so it’d be great to see them as secondaries in the Tomo-chan show. The rest of the Azumanga girls could make cameos whenever they like, of course.

Fruits Basket

Tohru is perhaps the cutest anime character of all time, and her charm has never worn off even after watching the series three times. The real world could use more people with her limitless devotion to friendship and her love for people in general. The most compelling argument for a sequel to Fruba is that the anime never caught up with the manga, so we never see what happens next with dear Tohru and the Soma family.

Ghost Hunt

Simple the very best mystery / horror / suspense anime I’ve seen to this day. A couple of these stories left me feeling so creepy I couldn’t sleep. Any anime which can do that has got to be a real work of art since I’m normally so jaded. I’ve found nothing comparable since, and really long for more from this genre to reach the same level of excellence.

Kaibutsu Oujo (Princess Resurrection)

Okay, it’s really a very silly plot, and the characters aren’t treated very seriously at all. The horror, and drama elements of the series have a for kids style that doesn’t normally appeal to me at all. Even so, I was intrigued by the comedy, and somewhat original mix of story elements. I guess you’d call it a horror / drama / harem / shounen / romance / comedy anime, if you wanted to categorize it. Even so, the extraordinarily high fun factor of this series was enough to leave me wanting more, and there’s no reason why the story couldn’t continue right where it left off.

Cosmo Police Justy

Yes, it’s quite an ancient relic in the history of anime, but the single episode OVA had a level of style and quality that breath taking back in the day. There have been nine manga volumes published by Shogakuken, so there’s more than enough story to release new OVA episodes.

Strawberry Panic

Although very frustrating at times, it’s probably the best yuri anime I’ve seen to date. This one sets the standards for non pornographic yuri, in my opinion. If you’ve seen better yuri, please tell me about it.

Seikai no Senki

Okay, I know there are 4 other series and two movies for the Seikai universe. Sadly, that’s not enough to satisfy me. I could simply watch this epic sci-fi until my eyes pop, and then some more. The greatness of this anime is that it doesn’t do anything to mess up the story, or the characters. By means of carefully paced revelations we experience the lives of the characters in their universe, seemingly first hand. This is no crappy slice of life show though, it’s a kick ass action flick and a wonderful romance too. Some episodes are better than others, but when it’s good, it is in fact great.


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