I’ve been reading manga for about 12 months now, and in that time I’ve noticed that sometimes a series I was enjoying will end super abruptly or will simply stop updating, and it’ll be months before I remember it and wonder what happened. Through idle curiosity, I’m learning about the manga industry and how things can just go away on a publisher’s whim.
It’s been an interesting experience, and one that’s given me insight into the community’s pain over losing series. And as someone who still feels relatively new to the game of anime/manga and writing about it, I thought I’d list a bunch of series I was enjoying that ended in ways I felt were kind of abrupt.
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A sentiment I’ve many film buffs lamenting these past few years is the current trend of mainstream movie veering away from from tackling difficult or challenging subject matter. We live in a franchise driven industry right now, one where everything needs to have as broad an appeal as possible.
Disney is more guilty of this than anyone, culling their own Marvel Cinematic Universe for the sake of of having it slot into a much neater, and more easily marketable form. The cancelation of Netflix’s Marvel series being the first victim of this.
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Daredevil has long been the face of Netflix’s corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The exemplar of the darker tone and more mature themes that the shows in this mini-continuity would be dealing with. With the recent announcement of both Luke Cage and Iron Fist getting cancelled, it wasn’t completely unexpected that the other shows would be next on the chopping block. Knowing it was coming didn’t make the announcement of Daredevil’s third season being its last any easier to take.
I don’t know if the writing was on the wall while this series was being written and recorded, but season 3 of Daredevil was as good a finale to the series as we could have hoped for. Re-establishing a status quo that had been ripped apart by the events of The Defenders series and returning to one of the MCU’s best antagonists. There was something aptly comic booky about it all.
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