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OVA of Dantalian no Shoka Canceled [Update Sep 7]

by dtshyk
Sep 6, 2011 11:00 PM | 55 Comments
According to Sneaker Bunko, the release of Dantalian no Shoka OVA was canceled. It was supposed to be bundled with the ninth volume of the original novel, but the release of the novel itself was also canceled. Kadokawa didn't reveal the reason of the cancellation.

Source: Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko

Updated
The novel author Mikumo Gakuto explained the reason of the cancellation is that there was a disagreement about the continuation of the novel series. The author and the editors had once reached an agreement to conclude the series by the eighth volume, but the editors suddenly asked the author to elongate the series to this Spring with nine volumes. The author turned down the proposal and the ninth volume was officially canceled. Mikumo said there has been no antagonism between Sneaker Bunko and him and that the OVA had nothing to do with the cancellation of the novel.

Source: Mikumo's blog

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nextday said:
Good news has arrived.

The OVA will be released in August with the fifth volume of the manga: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-02-02/mystic-archives-of-dantalian-manga-to-bundle-anime-dvd


At least its something; would have preferred a full season though.

Apr 6, 2012 4:35 PM by captmalone

Good news has arrived.

The OVA will be released in August with the fifth volume of the manga: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-02-02/mystic-archives-of-dantalian-manga-to-bundle-anime-dvd

Feb 1, 2012 10:47 PM by nextday

Qrko said:
So why this OVA is not deleted from the database? If it's not gonna air, what's the point of keeping it?

Well it looks like it's deleted now. The novel is still listed as publishing though, which is obviously not the case anymore.

Still hoping they release the OVA though. They could always bundle it with the one of the DVD/BD volumes.

Sep 25, 2011 4:53 AM by nextday

Liinah said:
Mm, to be honest, i don't really mind. I expected so much more from this anime, but i'm really disappointed.


Same here. The first episode was quite good, and with that ending sequence I was hoping for something epic too but... Yeah, now I'm only watching it for OnoD and all those "Yessu's". All the characters act like nothing special is happening around them so it doesn't really have many intense scenes (except for a few scenes here and there). So if there isn't an OVA, that's alright. If they end up making one, that's good too.

Sep 10, 2011 7:01 PM by SoraKuro

and nothing of value was lost. Wake me up when the authors decide to fix the HORRIBLY Huge historical inaccuracies in this franchise.

Sep 10, 2011 12:28 AM by Ahenshihael

So why this OVA is not deleted from the database? If it's not gonna air, what's the point of keeping it?

Sep 9, 2011 11:21 PM by Qrko

That's unfortunate.

Sep 9, 2011 1:50 AM by tsubasalover

Mm, to be honest, i don't really mind. I expected so much more from this anime, but i'm really disappointed.

Sep 7, 2011 8:20 PM by Liinah

Well, I got to say it

GAINAX!!!!!!!!!

Sep 7, 2011 5:37 PM by KillerYandere

i didnt even know there was an ova for it

Sep 7, 2011 5:04 PM by Dudewitbow

AHHH!!! Dantalian is a good serie and another episode would be cool!!!

Sep 7, 2011 4:50 PM by Tensaiboy

Eternal_Shield said:
eh ...
and each of those unpopular ecchi animes always gets OVAs
why would they cancel dantalia T^T
its sad but true, why the hell does fanservice even exist, it adds notihng to a show only takes away SIGNIFICANTLY,

if i could count the number of shows that would have been good without fanservice i would be rich

Sep 7, 2011 4:22 PM by JizzyHitler

HawthorneKitty said:
Dalian doesn't know the meaning of "no" though...


YESSU.

Kind of a pity. I've only watched one episode, but It was pretty fun. And the NicoNico comments were funny.

"JESUS CHRIST IT'S A LION GET IN THE CAR!"

Sep 7, 2011 4:20 PM by KuroNeko1997

thats kinda sucks i guess, but atleast that aint gonna drag it out until its dead beyond belief...

Sep 7, 2011 3:23 PM by Neverarine

Mr-Guts said:
what the HELL man it's one of the good shows that i'm enjoying watching Goddammit


Idolm@ster is making the otaku save up of course the fact that 2nd vols and up cost 9980 yen ($130) a volume pretty much is proof and the game bundle is over $300. It's killing some of the good titles in the process.

Sep 7, 2011 2:15 PM by Hoppy

what the HELL man it's one of the good shows that i'm enjoying watching Goddammit

Sep 7, 2011 2:06 PM by Mr_Gutts

"YESU!"

Sep 7, 2011 1:19 PM by Confucius

Shih said:
As long as the manga continues >_>
I really hate the anime's character design anyways...


That's next for the chopping block unless it's not an adaptation of the novel.

Sep 7, 2011 1:15 PM by Hoppy

As long as the manga continues >_>
I really hate the anime's character design anyways...

Sep 7, 2011 1:13 PM by Shih

jmal said:
Ovindel said:
Even though the light novel won't be released, there could still be an OVA, right? They could just add it to the blurays or DVD's and there's no problem at all.

It could but what they lose is incentive. The point of releasing an OAD with a manga or novel is to greatly boost the print volume's sales. If that print volume doesn't exist, it doesn't gain them much. The Dantalian anime is unfortunately looking to be one of the lowest selling of the season, so animating another episode for that when it's only going to sell to maybe two thousand hardcore fans per volume regardless is perhaps not worth the cost.


I wonder why but with Idolm@ster and Utapri on the loom I can see why it doesn't sell even though most sales of vol 1 of Idolm@ster will be game sales like you stated before, but Vol 2 will outsell it by miles. The least preordered title is Nekogami (what a shame, it's actually refreshing)and Itsuka Tenma is second.

Sep 7, 2011 12:47 PM by Hoppy