Normally I feel sequels are completely unnecessary and nine times out of ten just suck. *Cough* Last Exile *Cough*…. Wait why should I cough for that I want everyone to know to avoid the Last Exile sequel, seriously avoid that like the plague; it might also do you some good to avoid the Eureka Seven sequel as well since that’s bad too. But enough about what I dislike the reason I’m here is to remind myself that there is some good things in the world which I’m certain would not be hurt by a sequel.
1. Mushi Shi and Kino’s Journey
These two anime are similar enough that I feel they would both benefit from more episodes. I’d buy those in a heart beat and call in sick to work to watch them. Mushi Shi has no overarching story so it would benefit from more episodes regardless and Kino’s Journey has no destination so to see more from her travels would be brilliant, I cannot for the life of me track down a copy of either of the kino OVA’s so if anyone knows where those are I’d appreciate it. Now imagine for a moment if Kino traveled so far that she found Ginko. It would be the most amazing crossover in existence so much so that by speaking any more of it I could end the world so I will stop now.
2. Spice and Wolf
I have no idea what happens after the events of season two. I don’t have the patience to track down translated light novels; My experience with the Durarara light novel was painful since I spent more time finding it then I did reading it. What helps you power through the economics side of Spice and Wolf is Holo and just how well her personality was captured with animation. I’m sure the novel would be good but I know it just wouldn’t be the same experience as seeing her in her full animated glory. Fingers crossed this gets a third season but I feel that boat has sadly sailed far out into the ocean and possibly sunk.
3. Haibane Renmei
Adding this to the list was difficult for me since some of the charm for me was that the plot was left wide open without us seeing half the characters overcome their problems. It wouldn’t be hard to create a sequel for this if you took the dark approach and gave a situation similar to Angel Beats where Rakka helped everyone overcome their problems and move on but was left to overcome her own problem on her own. There would be opportunity to add new characters and explore the world even more. The problem is a sequel could easily ruin the initial experience although I’m confident that if they did choose to make a sequel that they would certainly know it’s worth the time to create.
4. Sora No Woto
Don’t you dare do a time skip on me. If you do a sequel continue from the very point you left us. There is a good opportunity here for the girls to fall into a slump since one of the characters left the group at the end of the series which would mix up the perfect friendships and character dynamics. Just imagine the girls exploring this world in pursuit of their departed friend, that would be one anime I wouldn’t miss.
Anyone else think that an anime deserves a sequel or just a little bit more explanation with a movie or an OVA?