MetaVerse Episode 48: Hype Train


All Aboard!

With the new season approaching, we tackle the subject of hyping anime. Normally anime doesn’t live up to it and sometimes we can’t help but be full of excite when anticipating a new anime. We talk about the anime that we felt failed to meet the hype, surprisingly met it, and debate on how expectations should be managed and what’s the line that shouldn’t be crossed on hype. We also take a quick peek at the Fall ’14 lineup to look at where the hype is coming from.

Also, more details on the special announcement at the top of the show a little later in the week.


OP: “My Dearest” by Supercell from Guilty Crown

ED: “Oto no Naru Hou e→” by Goose house from Gin no Saji S2

Smash Bros

Speaking of hype, all these guys are gonna be fighting on my 3DS later this week (pixiv)


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6 Responses to “MetaVerse Episode 48: Hype Train”

  1. bobob101 says:

    Say, what is the image on the left?

  2. bobob101 says:

    On the note of hyping up shows, I felt it rather strongly this past summer with both the Watanabe shows that came out. With Space Dandy originally, all we knew was that Watanabe was going into space with the old gang. It ended up being a totally crazy anthology series were anything could and would happen, and I am in the camp of those who love it. With Zankyou, I thought it would be a mature, dark, and controversial look on terrorism. I didn’t think the show would ever turn the boys into outright monsters, but when they revealed how no one died at all in that first attack, or all the ones after it, I really lost a lot of faith.

    • Jrow says:

      He was at the helm for Bebop, so Watanabe’s reputation will follow him wherever he goes. I really enjoyed Dandy, though credit I think should go as much to the individual episode directors as it should Watanabe’s general direction.

      Zankyou got a little too fantastical for me after that first attack, as you just mentioned. It was very well produced, but having heard others talk about the entirety of the series, it just seems like small bits of the story could’ve been worked out better to make a more solid story.

  3. BlackBriar says:

    I’ve learned since Guilty Crown to be careful overhyping any upcoming anime series just by looking by the PV, unless there’s something in the synopsis that really piques my interest. Because when it actually starts, an anime can be a hit or miss and you may end disappointed after having expectations raised. Guilty Crown was all show, hardly any substance and ultimately turned into a letdown. A shame when you think about a considerable budget that had to be used to maintain its beautiful animation and the famous names that were added for everything else.

    To correct Jrow on a little error. After checking on MAL, Guilty Crown was part of Fall 2011.

    Tokyo ESP was an example this past Summer of overhyping and reaping no reward for it. The premise caught some attention and the opening episode did well but the rest after that slowly went downhill.

    The series in my opinion that delivered were Fate/Zero, Attack on Titan, Psycho-Pass, Index/Railgun, Jormungand, Kill la Kill, Yozakura Quartet: Hana no Uta, Zankyou no Terror and Zetsuen no Tempest.

    • Jrow says:

      I never go off PVs. If possible, I try to go without even watching them since I feel like they’re not very well made. Even a show like Fate which I know I’m gonna watch, no point in me watching a bunch of 15-second PVs or whatever they are.

      We didn’t mention budget, but that also can play a factor. The advertising, the Cost per Episode, those series end up disappointing. Though I liked it, Samurai 7 was famous for having a big budget, but I can’t remember if the consensus is whether it lived up to its hype or not.

      Those are good choices. I think the verdict is still out on Psycho-Pass since they’re going ahead and making a 2nd season plus a movie. Jormungand is ok, but for me personally, the ending of that series completely wrecked my enjoyment of that show.

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