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Perfect number of episodes.
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Posted 11/13/11
What is the perfect number of episodes for an anime series?

Demon King Daimao was way too short and blazed through the whole series with only 12 episodes.
Bleach and Naruto are too long filled with unnecessary fillers.
Blue Exorcist was pretty good progressing through the story line, but 25 episodes wasn't enough for me.

So I think 50 is the perfect number.
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yes thats a good number for most series and as for naruto bleach and every other long running anime its only the filler witch makes it bad and long so i wish that if they do anime make an anime of a popular manga make sure its already far in the story line so that you don't get up to where the manga is so fast
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hmmm,,, i like about 25 episodes but i dont mind if it goes up to 50,,,,,,,the more the merrier lol.......but the ending has to be good though.. 12 is too little i could get through them in 1 day haha
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Posted 11/13/11
26, 25, or 24 episodes
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Depends on the series. Some are just right at 12 episodes, others need a lot more.

The perfect number for me is enough that they don't end up skipping bits of the story or rushing through it, but not so many that it ends up padded out with lots of filler.
Posted 11/13/11
I don't mind as long as the content is good and the writers can manage with whatever number of episodes they decide to do.
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If it entertains people,makes money and keeps others in Jobs, heck if I even get one good chuckle from a ep or the story makes me think, why stop.. I understand if you have a great ending that makes the whole story come together but why rush it? I don't see 3 seasons as a bad minimum for a good show!
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Posted 11/13/11
It depends on the nature of the story, but otherwise I prefer 26.

Also remember that it can cost millions of yen or 100 thousands of dollars or 10 thousands of pounds to produce just one episode, taking in account of the current economy etc 12 episode or '1 cour' anime series are becoming more common nowadays, or otherwise split seasons...
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In the twenties is good for me, but I do like animes that are 11 or 12 episodes, since it's nice to finish one in a few hours.
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Posted 11/13/11 , edited 11/13/11

PhoenixBlaze wrote:

26, 25, or 24 episodes


^This.

They should be able to tell most stories well enough in two seasons. Something like Rurouni Kenshin really got better past the first two seasons (and then failed horribly beyond the 50's), but most stories are too short for 12-13 episodes, just right 24-26 episodes, but beaten like a dead horse beyond 26 episodes.

That said, if the source material is strong enough to support 100 episodes with minimum filler, go for it. But a show like Ranma should have ended after 2 or 3 seasons.
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Posted 11/13/11
Depends on the show.

I prefer anime(s) with 20-26 episodes though. Not too short, not too long, just right.
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26 episodes is perfect; followed by a few additional "seasons". Anything less and they have to cut what might be a great series, really short. Like No. 6 could have used at least 3 more episodes.

At the very least I think series should be 13 eps long.
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25 / M / This Dying World
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Posted 11/13/11
14-16 is actually pretty good but you don't see those very offend because not many series are that good
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Posted 11/13/11 , edited 11/13/11

chrome_mist wrote:

Depends on the show.

I prefer anime(s) with 20-26 episodes though. Not too short, not too long, just right.


I agree that it does depend on the show (writing and production being vital), but some shows pull off going longer than 20-26 eps. with aplomb. NANA, FMA, Kenshin and Eureka Seven being great examples while others may want to quit while they're ahead (Death Note and even Monster). While some one season (11-13 eps.) shows are greatly executed, the problem is that they are too damn short.
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