As you get in more involved with Anime you will find that hundreds of titles are released each year. You dig through the pile, watching the first couple of episodes to see which gets the ax.
If the title makes the cut, it will become one of your favorite shows, and you will stick with it until the end, no matter how many episodes you have to watch (One Piece, 279+ episodes, Naruto, 200+, Inuyasha 167). This is huge investment in terms of time and possibly money.
But sometimes you get tricked! At least I felt that way. You find a series that starts with a great premise, lots of action, interesting and unique characters. You watch the first episode and you are hooked! You impatiently wait for the second episode, and it’s just as good. You can’t wait for the third one, OMG, even better than the last two! It has become one of your favorites, and then…FLOP!
That was my relationship with Tsubasa Chronicle.
I fell in love with the series at first glance. The CLAMP characters looked like nothing I had seen before and together with the action sequences and the love story it was a powerful combo.
Then they added some Pokeman looking thing, which did NOTHING but ‘look cute’. Everybody has to carry the freaking thing around even though it has huge feet.
Somehow I managed to get through this first hurdle. However I found it increasingly hard to watch and the story deteriorated into a ‘lets see who they are going to fight in this episode”.
I had to stop watching it.
From time to time I would read the reviews on the Internet forums. Most people still loved it. Others like me hated it. Still others watched because they had invested too much time to stop now.
I wondered if those people were still in their teens or just liked bad stories.