Thinking Ahead About Nanoha 4

August 15, 2007 at 10:07 pm (Anime)

Nanoha embraces a classic genre convention: defeating someone in battle makes you BFFs. However, as sequels spawn, this creates a problem for the franchise. In each case, everyone wants screen-time, which in Nanoha-universe means equal-numbers of enemies. So the cast explodes exponentially:

Season 1: Nanoha and Yuuno VS Fate and Arf
Season 2: Nanoha and Yuuno and Fate and Arf VS Vita and Signum and Shamal and Zafiel and Hayate and Reinforce
Season 3: Nanoha and Yuuno and Fate and Vita and Signum and Hayate and Rein and Ginga and Subaru and Teana and Caro and Erio VS Zest and Agito and that summoner loli and the twelve killbots

So there will be a problem for Season 4, unless they just have the entire cast recite different parts of Spoon River Anthology.

The solution? Instead of an action sequel, we move to a spin-off about Nanoha, Fate, and the heterochromic loli thing that is one half Full Metal Panic Fumoffu, one half Married With Children. SOUNDS LIKE WINNAR.

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StrikerS Update

August 14, 2007 at 11:16 pm (Anime)

Everyone is a cylon. Except Nanoha, she’s from an H-game (though…I’m not ruling out Skrull).

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