10 Anime Sequels That Failed To Capture The Magic Of The Original

Every year brings forward hundreds of new anime series.

These include both completely original properties as well as sequels and follow-ups to established properties. 

There’s a cyclical nature to the anime industry that benefits evergreen franchises that are always popular.

Rather than turn a single series into hundreds, or even thousands, of episodes long, a popular approach is to develop a sequel series.

Some anime properties don’t find their voices until their sequels, but it’s even more common that the reverse is true and a satisfying series turns out a sequel that fails to meet expectations.

Tokyo Ghoul Root A Tokyo Ghoul hits the ground running and it makes its mark as a vicious shonen and horror hybrid that focuses on Ken Kaneki’s loosening grip on his humanity. 

Boruto: Naruto Next Generation Boruto: Naruto Next Generations is Naruto’s sequel series and it adopts the popular formula that follows the children of the characters from the original anime. 

Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny Mobile Suit Gundam has established a rich mecha universe that spans multiple timelines. 

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