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Yeah, get anywhere past 150 and I start to not care because usually the studios fall in a rut and quality drops off like a rock. But if writing, acting and art/animation hold up I'll keep watching.
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No problem with Gintama. Episodes 200-present has been as good as anything they've done in the past. Plus the supporting characters are so good that you can fill up time in between the arcs with some excellent episodes.

I guess the poster boy for been on way too long was Inuyasha, which I thought could been every bit as good as the FMAs if they only kept it at about 64 episodes.
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There are actually to many series that fall short of their potential because of sales sadly. Some series are really good long, they just tend to get bogged down with flashbacks or filler arcs for the manga to catch up.

I would say on average 200ish episodes are really enough to do the main storyline and maybe a few filler episodes and whatnot.

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Two cour, 24 episodes. Sometimes it's too long or sometimes it's too short, depending on the series and how much I like it, but generally it's perfect.
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The heck are people talking about if its got a 100+ episodes that means its adapting a manga chapter for chapter which is produced even slower so asking for it to be short is asking for (generally) bad filler endings years (or heck decades with One Piece) before the real ending. You are literally asking them to chop the material into bits for what is an extremely extended format story... which a bunch of other people will complain about the cuts as sure as death and taxes.

If its not adapting a manga (or only doing so in chunks as is increasingly common) then it will be one of the standard lengths and either too short because you want mooooore...or maybe just right if its fully original and/or they do a really bang up job. And if there's more people will be all where's season 2.

So really the only anime that can have too many episodes are fully original series that somehow run long. Which honestly is pretty rare, limited length is pretty good at spicing things up with sidestories or the like.

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*Glares at the Big 3 specifically*

I find most 100+ episode anime to be too long for my minuscule attention span, the only thing i watched that spanned over 100 eps was Shugo Chara, and that in hindsight definitely dragged on for too long as well. The only reason I watched it for as long as I did is because it was my first anime series.

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Yes, if Kenshin had just stopped after the Kyoto arc and waited until it got to the best manga arc, things would be right in the world. Filler kills.
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The length of a series doesn't bother me. It would be short-minded to think that there has to be some sort of limit on a plot. Having watched a lot of series with over 100 episodes, I can say that many of them deserve the number they have and even more.
Anyone who's following One Piece for instance knows that there are still a lot of plot points and mysteries waiting to be resolved.

In the end, I'd say I prefer longer stories because they are more engrossing, provide more characters to love and have the ability to include much more on the spectrum between laughter and emotional moments. That includes books such as the Odyssey, Iliad, LoTR, ASOIAF.

Don't let length stop you from experiencing a great story. Even if you watch a single episode or two a day, you will be caught up with any of them in a few months to just a year. If you are planning to live more than a decade, that shouldn't be a problem.
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SeraphRaph wrote:

The length of a series doesn't bother me. It would be short-minded to think that there has to be some sort of limit on a plot. Having watched a lot of series with over 100 episodes, I can say that many of them deserve the number they have and even more.
Anyone who's following One Piece for instance knows that there are still a lot of plot points and mysteries waiting to be resolved.

In the end, I'd say I prefer longer stories because they are more engrossing, provide more characters to love and have the ability to include much more on the spectrum between laughter and emotional moments. That includes books such as the Odyssey, Iliad, LoTR, ASOIAF.

Don't let length stop you from experiencing a great story. Even if you watch a single episode or two a day, you will be caught up with any of them in a few months to just a year. If you are planning to live more than a decade, that shouldn't be a problem.


I agree with you ... I, much like yourself, am drawn to the longer series. I've found that the characters tend to be more developed and I find myself more emotionally invested in them. 15 of my top 25 are 50+ episode series ... I don't think that length has anything to do with quality. There are plenty of shorter series that I feel drug on way to long ... in the end it's more about quality. The quality of the writing, the draw you feel to the characters, the animation, etc. I, much like yourself, feel that people are so put off of the longer series because of sheer length that they don't even give them a chance when, honestly, they can just start off slow at one or two episodes a day.

Series that I feel should have ended long before they actually did are:

Bleach (one of the few longer series that felt like a chore to watch ... I started to get annoyed by the series about halfway in.)
Blood+ (it dragged on ... it could have been wrapped up far sooner than the 50 episodes it had ...)
Daily Lives of High School Boys (I love comedy anime ... but for me this one just dragged on. Some skits were funny ... but most weren't and it really just dragged on for far too long...)
Gangsta (it's still ongoing and I'm still watching it despite my distaste for the show. Watching it is like slow torture...)
C: The Money of Soul and Possibility Control (I only have three episodes left to complete it ... but it's such a chore and has been in my stalled list for a good six months because it just drags ...)
Un-Go (a 12 episode series that felt like it drug on forever...)
Yuru Yuri (I've only seen the first season and I have no earthly idea why they gave it THREE?! It wasn't all that funny, barely any cuteness, and the characters annoyed me ... it drug on for far too long with just the one season ... they should have ended it there! -_-')
Bamboo Blade (should have been a 12 episode series instead of 26 episodes. It felt like it dragged on forever!)


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