- Sun May 24, 2015 3:01 pm
I'm still optimist, even though I understand very well the fears and opinions of anyone here. The stress of watching OVA3 repeating itself over and over again is a very legit and sound sensation. However I base my optimism on one single feeling : I liked War on Geminar.
GXP was bad, OVA3 had many many
flaws, but I enjoyed WoG. So is Kajishima's creative mind always bad ? I would say no. Of course, I'm kinda avoiding the thought of what he did in his doujins, maybe I should not.
However there is something that everybody says, and I don't understand. And it's actually a real question I'm asking, because I think my knowledge should be updated.
All people are talking about Kajishima saying he should not be alone on any project. I'm saying he never
Are declared as "Director
" (maybe K is Co-director with them, don't know...) :
GXP : Shinichi Watanabe
WoG : Koji Yoshikawa (Kajishima stated as Chief Director)
OVA2 : Kenichi Yatagai, Kenichi Yatani, Koji Masunari
OVA3 : Kenichi Yatagai, Kenichi Yatani
OVA1 (which I'm dead in love with) : Hiroki Hayashi
Dual : Katsuhito Akiyama
My point is : How good will be OVA4 doesn't rely on only Kajishima. If someone as good as Hayashi is designated, what could go wrong ?
Unless I'm missing a enormous point, I think talking about K the same way we talk about Negishi (who directed
Universe and Ai) is a mistake. Kajishima is certainly responsible of the "story", but he was never alone on the "how it's delivered" -part.
Dagon123 wrote:There are 3 types of Tenchi fans
It's true that the fandom can be split in several categories, yet I hate generality like this one. Mainly because I'm being selfish and I don't identify myself with it. Y'know, I've known OVA1 (and that's it) all my life (until a few months ago)
, however I'm way to young to consider myself as a 90' Tenchi fan.
About the future of Tenchi Muyo! as mentioned in the title of the thread, it might be silly to say it, but I'll do it anyway.
if I gotta' give up "enduring" something I don't even want to associate myself with anymore in exchange
Tenchi Muyo is dead
Even if I acknowledge that, there is one thing that to me lies in the future of The Carnival
, and it is the translations. What I mean is : You guys, american, are so proud of your dubs. WoG dubbed was a rebirth of the franchise.
What is long passed in the Jap's fandom could be our future. I say "could", I should say "is". I'm talking of course about the novels, essentially Hasegawa's.. (eventually Kajishima's).
If you are asking me : Where is the future of Tenchi Muyo if not in OVA4 ? I Would say in the damn Novels !
I'm playing the role of an old man repeating himself and talking about crap nobody cares about, but the idea sould be here.