When the Cartoon Network series is live Steven Universe launched in 2013, it does not look like something that would change the way American news agencies handle news. Creator Rebecca Sugar and her team started with a simple trick story: in the first episode, children's author Steven Universe is upset because the company behind her ice-cream sandwich product is releasing it. The opening of the series is so focused on snowmobile management that it doesn't even register that Steven is the first author of the first person between a man and a race of aliens making crystals.
Later episodes often predicted conflicts between that alien race and Earth, but often, they continued to focus on little things – most of Steven's relationship with other people in his coastal town. When it's too elaborate, Steven Universe were in a series about the next emergence of a native race trying to create peace between a large, expanding empire and a small blue planet that seduces a few of the kingdom's rebellious soldiers. Even less so, the series was about thoughtful reflection and reflection, about a child finding his identity and separating him from his parents, and whether some of his friends managed to get their band down.
But it was always about compassion and communication. With a total of 160 episodes, Steven Universe it teaches its viewers lessons on tolerance and acceptance, the importance of speaking through arguments and acknowledging emotions. Sugar and his team also created a great science fiction story that stretches back 100 years ago. They’ve covered that with the feature film, Steven Universe: The Movie. Then the 20 miniseries episode, Steven Universe The Future
But Sugar says he has no plans to continue the series from here. “At the moment, I have never approved any formal proceedings, other than what is to come The End of the Era artbook, I'm not involved, and I've never acknowledged, any future comics or books or video games, ”he tells Polygon in an email. "There is no official development at this time."
Given how much the series has improved – the frequency with a few words in between seasons, and emerged as soon as the new "Steven bomb" is about to drop a bunch of new episodes in fandom – it's no wonder fans are wondering if there is anything this is private Steven Universe high. But Sugar said the feeling that there was another issue coming up was part of the plan.
"I've always wanted this world and these characters to feel inferior, like it always happens before and after episodes, and it continues to exist without a framework for what you see," he said.
Have you thought about what might happen next? Is there any hope of a story going on in other ways, such as in books or movies? "The story goes on without a screen and I know what's going on next, at least at times for the characters," Sugar said. "But I have to decide how I want to dig that, or better give them their privacy."
So why separate the last part of Steven Universe
He didn't feel like he could compile what he intended as a story, so he "started to fight" with six more episodes. He says he finally got those episodes, into the "Diamond Days" arc, which culminates in a three-part series "Change Your Mind." But at first, he was told no, he had to finish the story without that last arc.
"Shortly after this meeting, when I was told there would be a lot less, I went to my office and wrote a song & # 39; I'll Never Ready, & # 39; "I was not ready for the event to end."
Instead, he called for the end of the movie, "so we can all spend more time together, and in this world we have characters." Ironically enough, Cartoon Network approved of the movie's idea – but then wanted the show to continue after that. "I was told that it didn't make sense in the movie unless it was available for further visual development," Sugar said. “So all of this all of a sudden, I had 20 more episodes to work on while working on the movie. I was really excited, and tried to figure out how to put together the pieces of story we were planning to include in the first run in these additional episodes. But everything had to be different after the movie events, so I needed to follow these stories from a new angle. ”
He also says that he himself "has changed a lot, and learned a lot," since he started the series in back in 2012. And the new movie order and continuation of the series should have shown that growth, by allowing Steven to grow a little more. At the same time, "the show had been very emotional, and the members of the working class were moving on. So that became part of the story of Steven Universe The Future. ”
So when Sugar looked at how to review the final arc, he realized he wanted it to be in the process of closing and accepting the conclusions. She says: “My family who have lived through all this needs to find a way to stop it. "I wanted to be part of the story, and I wanted it to be something we could share with our audience."
Finally, Steven Universe in all its forms – the original series, the movie, and the finale – it is Sugar's way of life. In particular, the highlights of the greatest show, its visual and storytelling, and its exploration of emotions and catharsis are yours.
"My love for anime and my experience as a binary person are two of the foundation parts of the show," Sugar said. “The show is useful, but I always try to focus it on something that's true and real. There were some great shows we were looking for, like the Jasper Training montage, and the honey war. We have also been inspired by human conflict and catharsis in the filling (of the 1990 girl magic series) Ojamajo Doremi. ”
“I wanted to tell a story based on my own psychic experience, and was inspired by a book I was reading at the time. Deepest Source, by Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, about treating the effects of childhood trauma. I don't think it's a matter of balanced or challenging anime awards, (but) staying true to our personal stories on staff. ”
Sugar says the show has always been a labor of love and a way of showing her to her writing and production team. “I would say that the one all-inclusive experience that really embodies the love of cartoons and cartoon making. That is why we all gave our lives in this art form. That's the way I think. Everything is very personal and authentic, including cartoon stuff, and anime stuff. That's what we like, and the language we use to describe ourselves. ”