I don’t know about you, but I seriously am not fond of waiting. I don’t like to be left to wait for anyone to pick me up that is why I prefer to drive. I hate waiting for downloads to finish or my programs to run their processes. I don’t like to wait for my pre-orders to arrive, but too bad I don’t have a choice. I DON’T LIKE A SERIES TO BE SPLIT INTO MULTIPLE SEASONS BECAUSE A STORY IS BEST TOLD CONTINUOUSLY.
But that’s probably just me.
With shows like Fate/Zero and RinLag already split into two seasons with waiting months in between, I certainly do not wish for other series to follow suit. Unfortunately, my cries were not heard. Jormungand became the latest series to have adopted such an approach. It’s very different from the usual sequels I’m used to, especially in the case of Fate/Zero in which the story continues straight from where it left off the first season.
Normally, I’m excited when sequels to my favorite series are announced, but these sequels aren’t confirmed until much later unlike the aforementioned, which seems to be planned in advance. Personally, I prefer Fate/Zero and RinLag to continuously air all its episodes because that keeps the momentum going. If you’re a Fate/Zero fan as I am, don’t you think the story kind of lose a little of its oomph after a season’s break? Don’t get me wrong. I still like Fate/Zero and I think it’s still great. But I couldn’t help but think it could’ve been better if all the 25 episodes are aired in consecutive weeks. The story could’ve been more appealing if all the scenes/battles/conversations are still fresh in mind. Maybe I’m a bit old and my memory is failing me, but there’s just this nagging feeling inside me I couldn’t get rid off.
Now there could be many reasons why it’s been set that way. Quality assurance maybe? Time concern maybe? Lack of resources maybe? There are myriads of reasons I could think of but that’s not important now is it? What’s important is whether we as viewers are dealing okay with it. Whether we like a favorite series to be split intentionally.
It seems like a trend lately. Or has it been around a long time? Do you like or not like this sort of approach? What say you?