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gdpetti

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Movie? Is it one of those season compilation things? Side story maybe? Just finished watching the movie for Space Brothers Zero... the in-between story... which was pretty good, if you liked the show... nothing great, but enjoyable... and at least it wasn't a compilation/summation project, but a fill in between the seasons of their youth and S1 when he got fired.... nice fill in actually.

I'll have to look up this one... thought I heard something.... can't remember.
 

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gdpetti said:
Movie? Is it one of those season compilation things? Side story maybe?
you're half right ;p most is recap but some extra scenes are worth it, especially a concert that wasn't shown at S1 final... about side-story the Monaka OVA has totally new content, btw thanks for reminding me to check out SB 'Nanba 0' ^_^
 

gdpetti

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The movie is just a compilation of the season from the comments I saw online... a few extra scenes... hmmm. The OVA was covered in S2 as well, with some extra scenes to enlarge it into a separate episode.... it was Ok... but most of it was seen in the regular episode/s covering the group not allowed to stay in the orchestra due to a number limitation... if I remember correctly.... a side story.... filler.... best to wait for S3 if there is one... not sure, but have the novels been covered already or not? I would think the novels should cover them till they win the gold and graduate, that is rather a given for this genre... even if the gold isn't the top one, but rather the other one mentioned.. as students graduate and to keep good members coming in, they have to develop a reputation in the area at least ... like college sports... recruitment depends upon the coach/staff and reputation of the program... for those interested in that field... sports or band... as most of them won't go professional... and there is less and less job opportunities for them to do so in the music field.... which takes us to K-On clubs, who'd have a better chance to go 'pro'. Many get started in these programs and fade out in high school, very few go to college, at least here in the States, and continue with band, marching, concert or orchestra... same as sports...
 

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gdpetti said:
a side story.... filler.... best to wait for S3 if there is one... not sure, but have the novels been covered already or not? I would think the novels should cover them till they win the gold and graduate, that is rather a given for this genre... even if the gold isn't the top one, but rather the other one mentioned
just saw in Wikipedia that its novel and manga ended in 2015, so S3 Is unlikely but there are 2 chances to fix the Tv finale... 2nd OVA then another film will be released later this year, hopefully not only side stories or recap again! :rolleyes:
 

gdpetti

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Yeah, I see that... Hmmm.... guess it depends on the popularity of the series... et al... as it looks made for a continuation at least until the usual HS graduation ceremony... or something.... you could be right, wait until the S2 film compilation is out etc... but there's a S3 there... definitely.
 

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Liz and the Blue Bird, S2 spinoff starring NozomixMizore's Ghibli·like fairy tale

gdpetti said:
it looks made for a continuation at least until the usual HS graduation ceremony... or something.... you could be right, wait until the S2 film compilation is out etc... but there's a S3 there... definitely.
S3 is unlikely telling by next film titled Chikai no Finale, ready for April 2019 :eek:
 

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Well, this is a side story if I remember right.... the regular story would have our female lead go into her senior year... with the band to nationals etc.... most likely to win. I think this was a book or manga? so it has to get that far first before the series gets a green light...
I think this Liz and the Blue Bird is a couple of the other girls in the band, right? I forget the symoblism of the title.... it has a story... is a song or something.
 

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gdpetti said:
the regular story would have our female lead go into her senior year... with the band to nationals etc.... most likely to win.
guess that'll happen in their upcoming movie, which title hints to be the end... unless demand extends this with MCs graduating of HS, but I doubt it :unsure:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DV-95ODZn4
 

gdpetti

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Ok, me no speak Nipponese... so no understand.... either the dialogue or the titles... which say what?

Otherwise, yes, it's really rare for a story to follow teens from high school to the 'afterlife'. ;) which makes me think of K-On.... I think the magma does take them to college... but nothing in anime form to follow... and that movie was rather weak... like some OVA thrown together (storywise) in a few moments... not well thought out... easy to fix though... utilize the classic dream sequence, in which more such movies could be made... taking their day dreams to other countries... see, I thought it out! ^_^

And the same emotional stuff might happen in the 'afterlife', be it college, work etc... but it's more of the same... just a question of how much is needed before we learn our 'lessons'.... like Neo in the Matrix, to use a film example.
Add in that most high school band members don't continue to take 'band' in college... at least I think that's the case, as in competitions, most of them learn they aren't that good and lose interest to varying degrees... and might never pick the instrument up again... especially as most instruments are made for collective/group performance... not like the more popular 'solo' instruments, like piano, violin, guitar etc... which can be used just for self-enjoyment... not many are gonna pull out their flute, oboe, trombone etc. just for 'fun', which is why those instruments get donated to the high schools etc.

Now... I see it's a novel series, but no new ones since last fall 2017... and the title of movie to be released in a few months next year does seem a finale, as it's even in the title, just looked it up on Wiki:

Sound! Euphonium the Movie: Oath's Finale




It would be interesting to see the next stage after high school, and into the 'after life'... it's rarely done if I remember correctly, sometimes an OVA.
 

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gdpetti

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Haven't watched Liz and the Blue Bird yet, didn't realize it was out .... so, I'll check it out now, as I do like the series, story, characters, animation,etc. Nice to see good reviews, as the storyline could have legs and revisited.
As for that 2nd recap, I think I did....

Just finished Liz and the Blue Bird, very nice.... artistic like the series, but in an opposing way.... which is symbolic of the instruments... not sure if that review mentioned it.... maybe it's because I was in band... but in the original series, the MCs are brass instruments... dramatic in a 'louder' sense, whereas in this film, the MCs are woodwind instruments... dramatic in a 'softer' sense.... and the storybook was nicely intertwined... interesting because at the end, the roles are more or less reversed in the sense that it's the quiet one that needs to leave the nest, not the louder one... etc.

Also the role reversal in the use of the previous background characters as the leads in interesting... to see the former MCs now the background characters... makes me want to go back to the original to see the difference.... and they utilized the previous storyline of members who left band and later returned when the directer changed to the new guy.

Definite A+ like the original I think.. softer, less brass and more woodwind... even the animation seemed so.... nice contrast, same with the music I think... the music the band played in this was woodwind based, not brass to complement the MCs.
 
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