how do you like your arcs, Long or Short?
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Posted 6/2/10
when you have an anime series there is almost always a story arc (story that last 3 or more episodes) but i guess this question is more in regards to many battle series basically, do you prefer story arcs to be short (under 20 episodes) or long (20-100+ episodes). i personally like the short and sweet arcs better because when an arc goes on for too long you get tired of it and just want the story to move onto something fresh.

what do other people prefer?
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Posted 6/2/10
Either way's fine. :D

Ex: I love both of these anime
Short arcs - Gintama
Long arcs- One Piece
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Posted 6/2/10

everydaygamer wrote:

when you have an anime series there is almost always a story arc (story that last 3 or more episodes) but i guess this question is more in regards to many battle series basically, do you prefer story arcs to be short (under 20 episodes) or long (20-100+ episodes). i personally like the short and sweet arcs better because when an arc goes on for too long you get tired of it and just want the story to move onto something fresh.

what do other people prefer?


I prefer the same. not longer than 30 episodes would be nice.
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Posted 6/2/10
I like both, as long as the story flow is good. When it feels like it's dragging or rushed, it's annoying.
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Posted 6/2/10
Let's use both Bleach and Naruto as examples. The main stories are good that follow the manga they are well thought out and long. Long arcs are great if the story is compelling. Fillers are ill conceived and generally don't fit with the ongoing story. The only filler that fit with the main story was Naruto's filler with the bubble ninja that carried the six tails, and was decent at best.

Main story long arc
filler very short arc
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24 / M / Australia.
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Posted 6/2/10

chrome_mist wrote:

Either way's fine. :D

Ex: I love both of these anime
Short arcs - Gintama
Long arcs- One Piece


This.
Gintama's Arc's don't need to go more then a couple of episodes
One Piece Arc's have gone for nearly 100 episodes at a time and its just pure win the whole way through (CP9 Arc).
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Posted 6/2/10
It's all contingent on the plot/ storyline; some arcs need to be prolonged, while others can be concluded in two episodes.
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F / Chicago, IL
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Posted 6/3/10
i think this would be better off as a poll.
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