>>118673946>Not a lot of promotion, binge format tends to kill discussion and hype more often than not>Based on an original property from a relatively obscure creator>No big name voice actors aside from Dan Stevens and Steve Blum>Solid, entertaining show with no real major downsides, got exactly as many seasons as it's creators wanted. Just came in, did it's thing, and ended.>Opinions seem to split between people who really like it and people who just think it's allright, when usually shows that get discussed tend to have more polarized receptions>No major controversies>Gay characters are boys so Twitter political lesbians couldn't latch on to them
It's not just that /co/ doesn't talk about good shows, I think Kipo just kinda illustrates why so many new cartoons and creators are constantly tripping themselves in chasing as much fandom and media attention as possible. Because they kinda have to in order to survive.
I totally expected Kipo to just not get a 2nd season after I finished the first, let alone a third.
Kipo's the equivalent of that student in class who is friendly but never really talks much to the bigger groups, never gets into fights or forms cliques, just comes to class, studies, makes a couple of friends, gets straight As and Bs, and you never really see again after they graduate. It's not a battleground for culture and fandom wars, it's not trying to be the next big thing or really anything but itself, it didn't need big names or a ton of promotion to have good, engaging storytelling, it was just a perfectly good show that came and went on it's own terms.
Do I wish it was more popular? Sure. I hope the creators do more things, I want more people to at least talk about how fucking great Scarlamagne is.
But I don't think everything needs to be the next big thing or to have some massively popular fandom, the best things usually don't.
I'm happy with what we got.