August 17, 2015
These things come and go; there was a period in which series names were essentially nonsense, completely meaningless. There was a period when lots of series had English names.
And recently we've seen a trend towards series having ridiculously long names.
But the worst recent trend has been using increases in punctuation for sequels. Two examples spring immediately to mind: Dog Days, Dog Days', Dog Days'' and Working!, Working!!, Working!!!
I suppose with 50 or more new series each year, and a history going back to the 1980's, it's a bit hard to come up with something new, and fads never make sense anyway looking back at them, and often not even when you look at them contemporaneously. But it's still annoying. Grumble.
The biggest problem with this one is how you pronounce the names in order to differentiate them, which is why "Dog Days Dash" and "Dog Days Double-Dash" even though it's an apostrophe (') and not a dash (-). Me, I use "S2" and "S3".
UPDATE: I just looked it up, and ANN says it's Working!!, Working!!2, and Working!!3. That's a bit better, even if a bit unimaginative.
BTW, some of these have easy-to-pronounce phonetics, such as "hidamari hoshimitsu" or "hidamari tai hoshimitsu" for "Hidamari ☆☆☆". I would not be surprised if the above is actually "wokingu san-bai" or whatever.
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