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Mishaps of 2007

by kei-clone
Sep 20, 2007 8:14 PM | 33 Comments
In lieu of the recent controversies of School Days and Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai episodes being pulled from the air, a list of unfortunate mishaps in the anime industry in 2007 has been drawn up in comparison:

RGB Adventure: Due to some circumstances in the production company, the show was unable to continue production and had to be terminated at the 6th episode.

Manabi Straight!: The grafitti of the school in the opening scene drew complains which was later changed in mid-production.

Tenpou Ibun Ayakashi Ayashi: It was originally assumed to be aired for a year but the production team cut it in half.

Code Geass: Delays in productions and the insertion of recap episode resulted in the 3 months postponement of the broadcast of the final two episodes.

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann: A director resigns from the board due to comments about fans on 2ch that he posted on his Mixi diary. The sexy stuffs that was supposed to be aired was replaced by a recap scene instead.

Kissdum: Due to internal disagreement, the director left the project but later return as the general manager. The breakdown in production let to the fourth episode being a recap episode.

Darker Than Black: The production manager ran away with the manuscript.

Gigantic Formula: Character designer Yabuno Kouji abandoned his duties even before the completion of the first episode.

Lucky Star: The director was changed after being broadcasted halfway. There was also a huge stir amongst the devotees with regards to the how Washimiya shrine was depicted in the show.

Idol Master Xenoglossia: Broadcast was suddenly terminated on Tokai TV. But it later resumed on Chukyou TV.

Shinkyoku Soukai Polyphonica: After the sudden death of the show’s chief director, the show quality deteriorated.

Hayate no Gotoku!: Hayate seiyuu was hospitalised and the show broadcast order had to be changed.

Robi to Kerobi: Tsuji Nozimi’s pregnancy resulted in a change to another seiyuu after episode 16.

Bokurano: The director openly announced his dislike for the original manga which then caused a huge backlash by fans.

Sola: Chiba TV mistakenly broadcasted episode 4 at the wrong resolution size.

Nantsuiro Drops: Items in the Wikipedia article was reportedly altered by someone from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.

Seto no Hanayome: Episode 17 was cancelled on AT-X due to copyright issues.

Moetan: Episode three was replaced by episode six, which was still deemed unfit for broadcast. Ultimately it became a recap episode.

Kekkaishi: Poor ratings results in a shift in the broadcast schedule.

Touka Gettan: Asashi decided to postpone episode 25 to be censored before airing it the following week along with episode 26.

Romeo x Juliet: The singer for the 1st ending theme was arrested for causing bodily harm to someone else.

School Days: Need I say more? A crazy bitch axed her father and the final episode was canceled.

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai: Same reason as School Days.


Source: MoonPhase, Alafista

20 of 33 Comments Recent Comments

man all of those suck! especially School Days, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai and tengen toppa gurren lagann cause if it was a sexy scene between Yoko and Kamina i will diiiieee! i hope i never really find out cause we didnt get enough of those... it depressed meT__T

"Darker Than Black: The production manager ran away with the manuscript."
That one made me lol so hard

Oct 1, 2007 6:16 PM by magentaanbu

Heigen said:
OmegaJudgement said:
kei-clone said:
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann: A director resigns from the board due to comments about fans on 2ch that he posted on his Mixi diary. The sexy stuffs that was supposed to be aired was replaced by a recap scene instead.


I demand that episode gets shown!!! (three exclamation marks to emphasize my emotions of course)

Same on here, the beginning was funny, good, etc. But then it became crappy and no fanservice. :S


the DVD version of that episode came out and subbed. And it is the way it was intended

Oct 1, 2007 1:35 PM by Faust721

OmegaJudgement said:
kei-clone said:
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann: A director resigns from the board due to comments about fans on 2ch that he posted on his Mixi diary. The sexy stuffs that was supposed to be aired was replaced by a recap scene instead.


I demand that episode gets shown!!! (three exclamation marks to emphasize my emotions of course)

Same on here, the beginning was funny, good, etc. But then it became crappy and no fanservice. :S

Oct 1, 2007 9:04 AM by Heigen

kei-clone said:
Darker than Black's reason is quite funny. "The production manager ran away with the manuscript." LOL XD

Sep 24, 2007 2:51 PM by Ceray

kei-clone said:
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann: A director resigns from the board due to comments about fans on 2ch that he posted on his Mixi diary. The sexy stuffs that was supposed to be aired was replaced by a recap scene instead.


I demand that episode gets shown!!! (three exclamation marks to emphasize my emotions of course)

Sep 24, 2007 2:22 PM by OriginalName

kei-clone said:
Darker than Black's reason is quite funny. "The production manager ran away with the manuscript." LOL XD

Ahahaha, I lol'd hard when I read that. XDDD

Sep 21, 2007 1:47 PM by shigures_editor

Running away with the script? >.>"
I wish I could see an apologizing message from the company when the episode was supposed to air: "Sorry. Our director just ran awy with the manuscript. This anime will no longer be avaliable."

And the axe incident was so inconvenient. I mean... why the hell she had to manifest her insanity right in the airing day!?
I'm glad I didn't begin watching Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai. I'd probably be curious as hell about what would happen next.

Sep 21, 2007 1:12 PM by Indigo

Kyo_Kagami said:
is it goin to delay DTB or something?


No, I think they're already past that point.

Sep 21, 2007 12:33 PM by cyruz

oh my... there are that much bad things goin on this year, but damn the producer running away with the manuscript, is it goin to delay DTB or something?

Sep 21, 2007 12:28 PM by Kyo_Kagami

It's not stopped. Just delayed.

Sep 21, 2007 12:25 PM by cyruz

WTF????? They r not gonna broad cast School days LAST episode??????LOL LOL LOL>i havent watched then anime yet (i was planning to) but for they guys that did this is definataly gonna piss them off... AS I WAS PISSED ABOUT KORO NI KAI!!!!!This lol!!! Because some crazy bitch somewhere killed her mother they blame the animes!! unbelenable!!! If they stop koro ni kai and school days for such a lame reason... just lol

Sep 21, 2007 12:22 PM by Cloudy

Didn't realize there was so much drama this year.
Skudde said:
So much fun when creating anime episodes~
I wish i would be able to see "The production manager ran away with the manuscript." x''D

That's true. Had to control my snickering in the library after reading that. It totally made my day.

Sep 21, 2007 11:11 AM by saizo6

LOL Running away with manuscript is strange XD

The axe girl scared me O_O and is sad that in the news everyone made jokes and only cared about the anime show, shure, people day every day, but that doesnt means is less important than a anime ep., besides, it would be really stupid if someone decided to aired the ep after right after that... =/

Sep 21, 2007 8:42 AM by krisjunaeien

ROFLMAO... that must have been where they had to plug in that whole detective bit (the dumb guy w/ the cosplay co-worker). That HAS to explain it. =/

Ran away with the manuscript... Bwahahahahahahahaha

Sep 21, 2007 7:27 AM by Chelle

Ahahahahaha ~ the manuscript thing is funny. XD

Sep 21, 2007 7:01 AM by Crystal

Well DtB still has a good story though =)

Sep 21, 2007 6:58 AM by Aokaado

Faust721 said:
I am very disappointed about Kekkaishi having low ratings.


It still makes the top 10 from time to time for anime ratings. In fact it was 7th last week.

Sep 21, 2007 6:55 AM by queendork

Lol.. I had no idea there had been so much trouble with those series.

Sep 21, 2007 6:47 AM by Kayrhandros

Bondius said:
kei-clone said:
Darker than Black's reason is quite funny. "The production manager ran away with the manuscript." LOL XD


That made my day xD lol
I mean really, WTF did he wanted to do with it?

Honestly ... Japan scares me sometimes but it has it's (sadly) amusing parts as well xD


Would like to hear about past Mishaps like this in the past few years...
Surely there has to be some funny stuff not just from this year...

Sep 21, 2007 4:26 AM by OmegaRFox

kei-clone said:
Darker than Black's reason is quite funny. "The production manager ran away with the manuscript." LOL XD


That made my day xD lol
I mean really, WTF did he wanted to do with it?

Honestly ... Japan scares me sometimes but it has it's (sadly) amusing parts as well xD

Sep 21, 2007 4:03 AM by Bondius