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Posted 2/10/18 , edited 2/10/18
What is the best solution for anime adaptions of long-running manga?
I wish animators would make episode 12-13 minutes instead of 24 minutes.
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If filler expands upon the source material and fleshes out things more instead of just going off on a completely unrelated tangent to kill time it's something I welcome but that's a rare treat.
The majority of filler as throwaway "non-canon" storylines that go nowhere and just fill the timeslot never to be talked about again is something I certainly can do without.

Out of the options provided I'd probably prefer shows to go on hiatus after the latest completed arc they're adapting concluded for the majority of shows. I hate waiting as much as the next guy but I feel it's the option that's the least bad.

Shorter episodes (either by actual episode length or by filling half the runtime with flashbacks and recaps) are something I don't really enjoy. They feel lacking in most cases, except when I can binge multiple of them in which case a hiatus would have served me, personally, just as well.

Slowing down the pace can only be done so often before it kills the pacing and starts losing the audiences' interest. It might work once to give the source a few more weeks of a lead but is not a strategy you can keep falling back on. Does anyone remember the excessive stillframes in World Trigger? Do you really want that as a staple for a longrunning series you care about?

And then there's just branching off into an anime-only continuity. Just. Don't.
This might work if you're planning to just wrap up the adaption for good after your original ending but when a series does come back for another season it's going to be a mess. See the last couple of episodes of the first season of Ao no Exorcist (and then the first episode of the second season) for an example why this can turn out problematic.
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Posted 2/10/18 , edited 2/10/18
Lets say there is really only 12 to 13 mins worth of actual story within an episode

whats the other half? Is it just wasted animation, or does it have purpose.

Cutting the run time changes nothing except making it seem like we are being consistent, unless they can't keep up with a deadline. What difference does it make if its 24 min or 12 mins? Filler? it is wasted, soo much waste that it is so trivial

I would suggest something, but thats for me.You know, Directing something to make the viewers feel like they haven't completely disconnected with how they view something. A continuous ...........shhhhhh
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Posted 2/10/18 , edited 2/10/18
What you should do is start adapting similar manga/light novels and blending them together. No one will even notice.
Posted 2/10/18 , edited 2/10/18
Seasons?
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Posted 2/12/18 , edited 2/12/18
Slow down the pace or put it on hiatus.
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Posted 2/12/18 , edited 2/12/18
don't make it so long, there's no need for a lot of fillers and just make it fun and entertaining. not create a mildly mature comic and create a kid friendly cartoon (one piece) by any means, but make it interesting. no sense in creating more than a few hundred. I find once a series reaches 300 it's time to start considering a break or just ending it, by the time it begins to near a thousand (shin-chan) might be time to call it and let it go. arcs are more enjoyable (in my opinion) than a constant parking of more and more numbers in a cartoon.
Posted 2/12/18 , edited 2/12/18
Keep going without fillers or hiatuses
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