With the anime on the way what should they do with it should it do a much better job a telling the overall story between all games. Should it be more about fanservice and laughs. Should they try and go all out with the fighting. What do would you like to see?
I thought the story was fine. Hebijou wanted Hanzou's secret scroll so they fight each other for it. In the process we learn about the harshness of all the character's pasts. I just hope they'll somehow merge the first and Burst's stories together, I hated that they changed a few things, like Hibari's defection.
Better story would be worng choice for my opinion as my choice would be a solid story meaning what happens in it is officially what happened no ifs, buts or secrets and everything after must follow this, as now they know hat they have they should make it so they can use it.
Character focused. I think all characters should get at least an episode or two to flesh them out. This would give greater weight to their struggle and the overall one. As stated else where, Spark did wonders for how I viewed Katsuragi and Ikaruga. Similar treatment for all in the anime be great to see.
I'd be (pleasantly) surprised if the anime adaptation wasn't a straight adaptation of the first game plot condensed in 13 episodes - which is a shame, as I'd have loved to see the interaction between Katsuragi and Ikaruga in Spark (will probably be featured in the anime as a short flashback, thought) or the focus on the snake girls in Guren no Hebi. I hope there will be a second season to pull the plot into new (and more interesting) directions.
What I think. 5 epi = Hanzo (ignore Daidouji), 5 epi = Hebi (ignore Suzune), 2 epi = finale. Everyone will have a chance to shine. Daidouji can have an appearance in every episode about 1-5 seconds . Suzune ain't that important (even in Burst game), so it's fine to ignore her totally. Extras will be BD special.
Last Edit: Oct 20, 2012 4:25:41 GMT -5 by FlamingYu
For the anime's direction, only 2 routes are possible and both can be implemented, more fanservice and more character focused episodes with BD/DVD Specials covering the fanservice department maybe with each episode featuring one character maybe 2 Shukufuku no Campanella style except leave the 3D out and one OVA. Since this will be a 6 vol set in Japan (1-3 US if Licensed), the Specials would feature 2 of the girls each either in the onsen or on the beach with the last featuring Suzune and Daidouji in a group special. The OVA can be fanservice as well or be a variety theme like with Campanella.