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Sunday, March 5, 2017

Kin-iro Mosaic Pretty Days Released:

The Kin-iro mosaic ova that came out in Japan in 2016 is now out subtitled in English today.  This counts as another win for 2017's year in anime.  Everyone should grab this show while they still can, just remember what happened to the laggards who didn't download Naruto Cut to Manga while it was still seeded.

2017 now has 13 different great anime series with new or expanded content from the year before.  If this pace could be kept up, that would be 52 franchises by the end of the year.  But that isn't exactly fair because immortal series like Pretty Cure, One Piece, Naruto and Dragon Ball artificially inflate the winter season's productivity.  So let's subtract those four and multiply the likelihood of franchises popping up over the course of the year at a rate of (9 x 4) + 4 = 40.  Still not bad, huh?  2016 only had 43 franchises in the end, which isn't much higher.  The state of anime in 2017 is robustly healthy.

Meanwhile, One Piece has deviated into filler so that brings the winter viewing total down to 12 shows.  If this helps speed up the pacing of the canon episodes, I'm all for it.  This is a golden chance for Pretty Cure to officially become the longest great anime though.  If One Piece stays in filler for just 16 episodes Pretty Cure will overtake it, becoming not only the best but also the biggest (top ranked) anime series in history.  How I've longed to give this crown to such the more deserving series.  To stay ahead, though, Pretty Cure will have to keep churning out more and more shows long after Kira Kira ends, because One Piece has no ending in sight.  Gambare, Precure!

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