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y do anime episodes have limits like 24 or 13
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Posted 5/29/08
i think because it was based on mangas
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Masa427 wrote:

is it usually supposed to have that quantity amount of episodes?


13 weeks is usually the length of a standard season in Japanese TV.

Let's consider that a year is divided into 4 seasons. Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter, right?

And a year is 52 weeks.

So 52/4 = 13

Tadaaaa.

26 episodes? No sweat, that's actually 2 seasons.

Animes that have longer than 26 episodes are usually based on manga that have not finished it's run yet. If it ends at an odd number, it usually means that the project was cancelled or an executive decision was made to wrap it up at that point. In the case of FMA, the manga was still ongoing but the anime caught up to it fairly quickly - decisions were made to deviate the story from the manga plotline and we have two nearly distinct stories.
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By cutting anime in seasons of 12/13 to 24 episodes (depending on the length of each episode) it gives developer time to produce fresh content. Most seasons are no more then 7 hours of anime. Hence, you can watch them in one day but releasing them once in a week makes them last at least a season. Its lots better to produce anime this way as the content remains fresh and depending on the popularity of the series the breaks are not too long. I mean its take less time to develope 7 hours and run them through over 3 months then 20+ hours over a year. This also gives a break to vocal artists who have to practice there lines over and over again.
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brennan wrote:


Masa427 wrote:

is it usually supposed to have that quantity amount of episodes?


13 weeks is usually the length of a standard season in Japanese TV.

Let's consider that a year is divided into 4 seasons. Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter, right?

And a year is 52 weeks.

So 52/4 = 13

Tadaaaa.

26 episodes? No sweat, that's actually 2 seasons.

Animes that have longer than 26 episodes are usually based on manga that have not finished it's run yet. If it ends at an odd number, it usually means that the project was cancelled or an executive decision was made to wrap it up at that point. In the case of FMA, the manga was still ongoing but the anime caught up to it fairly quickly - decisions were made to deviate the story from the manga plotline and we have two nearly distinct stories.


thx. i always pondered on that.
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Posted 5/29/08
if its to long it might get boring
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Sometimes the source is a manga or light novel, and it only takes so many eps to get through so many chapters, and that's if you avoid fillers. Also, with some of the darker manga or manga where the anime people feel there are unnesisary chapters, the anime companies cut out the extra bits or cut short the plot. They did that to Fruits basket, getting rid of all of the darker bits and only showing the funny parts and cutting it off after the whole Kyo's true form incident. And the company that did Tsubasa Cronicle added in so many fillers that CLAMP wouldn't allow them to make any more and the anime ended early. That's why nothing was resolved and they made the OVAs.
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hmm in my opinion.. i think some nice anime like gakuen alice for example, can make it to like..4x episodes? 2x episodes is like just too little. =( just my opinion.. maybe from epi 24 to the epi 4x they can more like focus on relationships... and definitely natsumeXmikan.. or smth..? anime like fushigi yuugi that has 52 episodes are just nice! ^_^ not like bleach..it has alot of fillers that somewhat make the anime boring.. and still continuing.. thats like rly long, till date, it has got 172 episodes already.. >_>


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it is ok,what...
if they make it too long,they will lost their idea,the story becomes boring n rubbish, n we will be mad as hell cuz it is darn boring...rite?
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It's not really based on popularity, at least not at first. Naruto and Bleach are able to be 200+ episodes b/c they can add fillers easily and many anime have to stick to the specific plot in the manga to make sense. Acutally 13 and 26 are typical anime numbers b/c anime seasons and budgets are divided quarterly. 26 episodes is done for shows that will last about half a year to run and a half of year to make it and 13 episodes will take about 3 months to run and 3-6 months to create. These specific numbers are done for a variety of reason, budget being the most important. Also one must take in the possibility of the show failing and not making any profit (therefore it is not wise to go over half a year making the show and no one watching it) that's why 13 episodes is so popular b/c even if the show flops the loses won't be catastrophic.
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Because they do nuff said
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they dont want u to watch it for free thats why they make it so short
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27 / Alternate Space
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Posted 8/23/08
story, budget and popularity
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M / Where do think?
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Posted 8/23/08
Popularity and the budget of the anime producers
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F / Not telling...
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Posted 8/23/08
A average anime series last from 13, 26 or 52 episodes and I dunno why it's like that but it doesn't matter to me. (anime that lasts over 100 episodes are not too common but there's are some like KHR, DGM, Naruto, or Bleach.)
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Yeah I noticed that. Shorter animes-More anime names-More anime to choose from-Less boredom.
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