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Re: New Castlevania Season
« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2021, 01:35:31 PM »
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I just wish they’d make some multimedia spinoffs like comic books or novels to fill in some of the periods they’ll gloss over or give some more backstory on existing characters.

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« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2021, 02:08:37 PM »
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Well, as I’m sure you’re already aware, there have been attempts here n there to expand the lore with comics & stuff. The Belmont Legacy features Christoph’s experiences, although the artwork in my opinion was pretty awful

Then there were the mangas. I own both the Curse of Darkness mangas, which I believe serve as a mini-prequel to the game. There was supposed to be a 3rd entry but I believe it was cancelled.

There was also that Lament of Innocence prequel comic that was exclusive only to cellphones in Japan, and since that was released so long ago (2003 I think?), there was no one available to preserve it & obviously the service shut down a couple months after the game was released. We only know bits & pieces of the story but the complete “digital manga” is forever locked away in a Konami vault somewhere. It allegedly detailed the life of Matthias & Leon as friends in the early days.

I also remember the SotN prequel manga that they made, it wasn’t terribly lengthy but it was unique for the time. An ongoing manga series that emulates Ayami Kojima’s style has long been my dream. But we must rely on Super Waffle to tell these stories, he’s the only one that’s willing & able

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Re: New Castlevania Season
« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2021, 02:22:59 PM »
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Well I'm not excited at all but as A Castlevania fan I need to see this through.

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« Reply #18 on: April 18, 2021, 02:52:09 PM »
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There was also that Lament of Innocence prequel comic that was exclusive only to cellphones in Japan, and since that was released so long ago (2003 I think?), there was no one available to preserve it & obviously the service shut down a couple months after the game was released. We only know bits & pieces of the story but the complete “digital manga” is forever locked away in a Konami vault somewhere. It allegedly detailed the life of Matthias & Leon as friends in the early days.

I totally forgot about this but it actually sounds like access to this phone comic was discontinued in 2012, so while it can't be accessed anymore, there should be phones out there who still have it downloaded. Just need that one person to dig their old phone out to dump the comic from.

The series has kind of faded a bit in Japan and really needs a shot in the arm from Konami to renew interest, unless Netflix fans in Japan really start putting the pressure on. Who knows that Moonlight Rhapsody will do in terms of interest in the series, so we have to hope that maybe interest in the new Getsu Fuma Den might mean future titles and future storybuilding.

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Re: New Castlevania Season
« Reply #19 on: April 18, 2021, 07:45:03 PM »
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I heard that this is also supposed to be the final season of the show, which, in my opinion, just further ultimately cements the whole thing as a failure. There is absolutely no way to coherently do the entire rest of the story that is to come justice in any way in just like, what, a dozen episodes? Especially given how the third season did absolutely nothing to further the actual plot, either the original one from the games or even the internal, alternate universe plot of the show.
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« Reply #20 on: April 18, 2021, 09:39:32 PM »
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Well, as I’m sure you’re already aware, there have been attempts here n there to expand the lore with comics & stuff.
Right, I mean something tied in with the Netflix animation.  Nothing else fiction-wise has come out since the Netflix show started.  Would be nice if someone tapped into the renewed interest in the franchise that the Netflix has given it.  I’d love it if Udon drew some stuff in the style of the Netflix show for one thing.  I follow most of their fighter game comics.  Heck Warren Ellis does comics, it would have been nice to see him involved with something while he was still attached.

Back to the animation.  Hope we get to see some skeletons in season 4 or the next show.  Gotta see a band of skeletons raise a village at some point.
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Re: New Castlevania Season
« Reply #21 on: April 18, 2021, 11:41:01 PM »
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Re: New Castlevania Season
« Reply #22 on: April 19, 2021, 07:52:08 AM »
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Here’s a teaser trailor for Season 4.  Sounds like Carmilla is getting more ambitious.  Plus can’t help but notice a town of “Danesti”.

https://youtu.be/_dW1FdL1AiY

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Re: New Castlevania Season
« Reply #23 on: April 19, 2021, 09:18:13 AM »
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If I had to guess, this will be the final season... the fallout with the writer being a big reason, but its hard to say since the show seems to be very successful in terms of viewership. If the show continues to a 5th season, I'm in agreement that the show needs a reset with a new Belmont, in a new era. I would vote Simon, but with how much Alucard takes the spotlight, I would guess they would jump straight to Rondo and SotN.

It's been an interesting and bumpy ride so far, and my enthusiasm has declined with each season, but I'll tune in for season 4. My main concern is that each season has felt less like Castlevania than the one before, and there wasn't much at the end of season 3 to entice me as a Castlevania fan to look forward to more. If anything I'll tune in to appreciate the art and animation, one aspect of the show that I think has remained strong throughout.


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Re: New Castlevania Season
« Reply #24 on: April 19, 2021, 10:57:00 AM »
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If I had to guess, this will be the final season... the fallout with the writer being a big reason, but its hard to say since the show seems to be very successful in terms of viewership. If the show continues to a 5th season, I'm in agreement that the show needs a reset with a new Belmont, in a new era. I would vote Simon, but with how much Alucard takes the spotlight, I would guess they would jump straight to Rondo and SotN.
It has been confirmed that this will be the last season.  However, Netflix has expressed interest in a follow up series set in the same universe with a different cast, though nothing confirmed.

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Re: New Castlevania Season
« Reply #25 on: April 21, 2021, 06:15:11 PM »
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I really fucking hope it's not Simon. He's badass and that's great but basically everything surrounding him will be made up from scratch.

I'd prefer DXC, Aria or Ecclesia.

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Re: New Castlevania Season
« Reply #26 on: April 21, 2021, 08:15:40 PM »
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I mean, the Dracula X / Symphony story arc would be the logical follow up to CV3's story. Have one season dedicated to Rondo and 2-3 dedicated to Symphony.

It's either that or the 1999 story. I don't think fans will want anything that doesn't have Alucard at this point.
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« Reply #27 on: April 21, 2021, 10:43:43 PM »
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Castlevania Adventure/Belmont’s Revenge all the way. Christopher is probably the least-known Belmont amongst casual fans & his story can bring in a lot of new fans. They can do so much with it

He was the first Belmont to fight Dracula after his death by Trevor. And then he defeats him again while being middle aged & way passed his prime, all while trying to rescue his possessed son. And the series can cover various locations since he visits several castles during his journey. He deserves more respect for what he’s been through

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Re: New Castlevania Season
« Reply #28 on: April 23, 2021, 07:59:12 AM »
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I think anyone that believes it's going to be anything that deosn't involve Alucard is kidding themselves at this point. So I hope it's SoTN, 1999, or Aria/Dawn, because I absolutely believe they'd be willing to insert him somewhere else to give us something like and Alucard Simon team up, or an Alucard/Shanoa ship.
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Re: New Castlevania Season
« Reply #29 on: April 23, 2021, 08:46:16 PM »
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1 season Legends interlude. Why not. It's already an alternate canon.

Edit: remembered why she was retconned, cause the years don't line up with trevor's birth and whatnot. But they could just place it in a slightly different era since it's not a huggeeeee deal. But it's got a strong female lead, incredibly diverse environments, and True Alucard Romance.
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