- Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:27 pm
Like I said, I understand the business sense, it's just strange the way things worked out. Magical Girl shows are a hit or miss here. About the only hits are, like you said, Sailor Moon, Cardcaptor Sakura, but also Madoka Magica, Tokyo Mew Mew (it got good ratings on 4KidsTV, but Tom Wayland told me the 2nd half wasn't dubbed because the show was too short for merchandising), Winx Club (not an anime, but still definitely a Magical Girl show), and perhaps a couple others, but those are the biggies. I guess it also didn't help Magical Project S is a kid's show, and was even marketed as 3+ here (despite being subtitled. The subs were even lightly censored), where Tenchi is in an older male demographic. I guess it was difficult to make Magical Project S work in that regard. It's a shame really.
I'm still curious why FUNi decided to license Sasami: Magical Girl's Club. I'm happy they did, but it seemed like a pretty obscure little kids' show, easily the most obscure part of the Tenchi franchise. I guess since they handle the Tenchi property now, they sort of kinda... "got" it...? I know that's a horrible reason, but it's the only thing I can think of.