OG’s Top 16 anime that need a sequel

No, Moshidora isn’t on the list. Great show though. Highly recommended.

Basically a followup of Hardcore Otakus’ top 20 anime that need a sequel. So as the title implies, here’s my own list of 16 anime that IMO need a sequel. For those who plan on saying “go read the manga”, don’t waste my time.

But first some honorable mentions:

Kanamemo: The reason why this didn’t make my list is because I’ve continued reading the manga and I can honestly say it doesn’t get any better. It’s cute, but not enough to make a profit if it were to be animated.

Chu-Bra: I have a bad feeling I know how the anime would end were the conclusion to be animated and quite honestly, seeing it would piss me off beyond belief.

Murder Princess: As much as I want a sequel for this one, unfortunately the ending makes it very hard to think up a way for the anime to continue…unless the manga had the exact same plot and it found a way to continue the story after the events of episode 6.

Now without further ado, the list:

#16: NANA: The reason why this one is the lowest is due to the anime having a mostly satisfying conclusion. Still, I am a little curious about what happened to one of the Nanas in the end.

#15: Groove Adventure Rave: I honestly enjoyed this show’s plot. It wasn’t original but they way it was told amused me. The manga’s finished so I don’t think this anime was a flop. If it was, I honestly don’t get why.

#14: Bamboo Blade: I’ll sum this up in one sentence: I want to see Tama-chan take on the lookalike.

#13: Mahoraba; Heartful Days: Words cannot express how much I liked this show. It is an undeniably enjoyable SoL show with no hateful characters whatsoever. Best of all, the male lead is competent and likable. Yes, I know, shocking. But I guess the main reason is that I want to see Erica Vermillion again. She’s so cute.

#12: Yumekui Merry: I know the show’s season finale was as corny as an episode of Guilty Crown, but I wouldn’t mind seeing a continuation of this one. I mean so many questions were left unanswered and aside from the way the show ended, I legitimately want to see what happens next.

#11: A tie between Rideback and Hatenkou Yuugi: As short as the animated versions were, I had a blast watching both and was disappointed they never made an animated sequel for either one.

#10: Blue Drop: Yes, I know the anime was incredibly slow and sadly flopped, but I’ve seen some of the other Blue Drop Manga and they would make great stories in animated form. Don’t let one failure get you down. Learn from your mistake and try to speed things up next time. That simple.

#9: Another tie between Aoi Hana and Sasameki Koto: It’s a shame both flopped but maybe it’s because the manga was hardly at the middle point when these shows aired. Now that both have more than 4 volumes, I’d say it’s okay to try again.

#8: Hyakko: If anyone can think of a plausible, I mean, REALLY plausible reason why this show never got a 2nd season, I’d like to hear it.

#7: Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt: BEST…ADULT…SWIM…ESQUE…ANIME…EVER! Plus the cliffhanger was a major tease. WHERE ARE YOU 2ND SEASON!?

Himeko’s breasts are fine as they are. Why make them as big as Chikane’s? Sheesh.

#6: Kannazuki no Miko Dream OVA: Premise is quite simple. Himeko and Chikane are both sealed in the Moon Shrine till their next incarnation…you know where I’m going with this.

#5: Maria-sama ga Miteru: Seriously, the 4th season’s finale though conclusive, still left me wanting an epilogue. Personally I think the show should end after Sachiko, Rei and Shimako graduate and no later than that…unless they have a special epilogue where Yumi and Sachiko FINALLY KISS!

#4: Gakuen Alice: Yes, I know Mikan and Toru don’t become a couple and I’m disappointed by it (Plus, I don’t like Natsume) but I still want to see more of the Mini X-Men in action.

#3: Kuragehime: Not only one of the most underrated anime of 2010, but also one of the few romantic comedies where I actually cared about the het couple getting together and for me, that’s rare.

#2: Sono Hanabira OVA: Of the other 4 couples who have yet to get an OVA, this is the couple I want to see express their love in animated form the most.

#1: Saki: Do I REALLY need to explain this one? (Update: Second Season is scheduled for Spring 2014)

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19 Responses to OG’s Top 16 anime that need a sequel

  1. Rei says:

    The only anime that I watch is Rave Master. As for the others some are already in my anime to watch list, like NANA.


  2. Surreal says:

    Aoi Hana and Sasameki Koto would be a top pick for me! And of course I want more Bamboo Blade! Also, when it concerns Himeko and Chikane, I will take whatever comes my way! I still cry each time I watch that series. lol


  3. marthaurion says:

    Saki totally needs more seasons >.> Achiga-hen just isn’t gonna cut it


  4. Yerocha says:

    Some good entries on this list. And I definitely agree that we need more Kuragehime.


  5. Kai says:

    Totally agree with sono hanabira and gakuen Alice but not sure about Saki. I watched it but it’s a disaster. Not because it’s bad but because I don’t know anything about Mahjong. It’s one of those shows where I disagree with the statement “You don’t need to know anything about [insert subject] to enjoy the show”.


    • Overlord-G says:

      Well I don’t know a thing about Mahjong either but I don’t care. Same can be said for Chihayafuru and Shion no Ou.
      The show was obviously made for Japanese audiences who have played Mahjong but the yuri goodness and badassery made it a global phenomenon like it or not.


  6. Stevie Nix says:

    More Aoi Hana and Sasameki Koto definitely! I still say both should have had their original seasons this year instead of 2009.

    Hopefully a new Blue Drop would focus on the two things Blue Drop is really about, kick-ass lesbian characters and SciFi action. I feel the anime failed because it spent too much time at school instead on the giant space battleship!

    I really love your Kannazuki no Miko Dream OVA idea. I have to admit, I would also kind of want to see a TV and/or an OVA series about Himeko’s and Chikane’s next life shown in the end of the manga.

    Here is hoping Side-A will lead to a new season with the characters from the original series.

    The Murder Princess manga had a somewhat different plot, but it was cut short without solving Alita’s and Falis’s problem.


  7. persocom says:

    Saki, I was so freaking excited when I heard it was getting more anime, then I found out it wasn’t really a sequel but a spin-off :/ Yumekui Merry, totally agree, the end was not satisfying. Hyakko? Agreed, but most would write it off as horrible and not worth it. Kuragehime too, it was a great show, and I enjoyed it a lot, but it ended too damn quickly and without proper resolution, need more. Same with Rideback. NANA I’d be happy if even the manga got going again. It really sucks that it’s been stuck in limbo for over a year now.


    • Overlord-G says:

      -Sure, our wait for the sequel continues but the spin-off looks neat, so it isn’t a total loss.
      -Yes, hopefully Merry will someday return…that is if the show sold enough.
      -Like I said before, unless you dislike comedy and slice of life, I can’t think of a bad thing to say about Hyakko.
      -It’s a darn shame Kuragehime didn’t take off or appeal to a wide audience. Damn shame.
      -Rideback was obviously a manga lure and it pisses me off.
      -Huh? NANA was discontinued? Why?


  8. John Sato says:

    The Rave Master manga was written by the same guy who does Fairy Tail. I think it’s technically illegal (by the laws of reality) for two anime adaptions of one author’s works to air at the same time. Besides, It takes nearly as much popularity for a show to get a second season as it does to get an anime at all (this is not based on fact at all, it just makes sense to me), so…

    Hatenkou Yuugi does need a sequel. Also, to be made by some company OTHER than Studio DEEN (though it may just be me who doesn’t like them).

    I feel like Skip Beat! and 07-Ghost need second seasons, too.


    • Overlord-G says:

      Fairy Tail is technically Rave Master’s spiritual successor so whatever. Besides, I’m not interested in Fairy Tail.

      I liked what they did with HY so I wouldn’t mind a sequel at all, unless you don’t like the series or “the manga is better than the anime” cliche. I’m not big on my knowledge of Japanese studios as I am with American Directors so I wouldn’t know.

      Haven’t seen Skip Beat or 07-Ghost soooo…


  9. I agree Gakuen Alice needs a sequel… It’s Alice Academy in English right? I’ve seen it before but not the whole series. I was 6-7 when I 1st saw that though.


  10. I’d probably add it to my watchlist someday..


  11. Overlord-G says:

    Update: A second season of Saki had been confirmed for Spring 2014. Still, I like the pictures so they’re staying.


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