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Why do people hate longer anime shows?
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Posted 12/10/13
I gave you my long answer earlier which was dismissed out of hand. But I drop shows 'organically' when I get bored of them. I've tried watching Naruto, One Piece, Fairy Tail and they're just boring after a while. I watch a few episodes and then get bored and drop them. Simple as that. Boring. For those of you who love them, continue to love them! They just aren't for me. That's all. Personal preference. I'm sure you dislike many of my favorite shows. And that is A O K.
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I don't particularly hate longer series, but I can say honestly that I don't enjoy them as much. I feel that they start out well, but become repetitive and run out of new content to keep me interested, so they tend to use slightly altered older content. Also, being fairly new to anime (4 months), watching a longer series would take up lots of time, and take away time from a wide range of anime that I may enjoy much more. However, I have been watching Hunter x Hunter, and even though it's relatively short so far for a longer series, it's pretty good.
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Posted 12/10/13 , edited 12/10/13

MrSmexyTheBeast wrote:

I don't particularly hate longer series, but I can say honestly that I don't enjoy them as much. I feel that they start out well, but become repetitive and run out of new content to keep me interested, so they tend to use slightly altered older content.


I think that post sums it all quite well. It's not that people hate longer-running shows, it's that people start hating it when a show spins it's wheels. Longer shows inevitably run out of manga content to adapt or must stretch it's story points to last longer or save money. So you have fights stretched over four episodes, lots of spectators explaining what you just saw at lenght, and lots of reused footage as flashbacks.

The lenght itself isn't the problem, it's what the showrunners tend to do with that kind of lenght.
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Posted 12/10/13
Out of all the long anime one piece is the most consistent. Especially in comparison to something like naruto
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Posted 12/15/13
I dint gt ur point,,,,,,,, cn u plz explain it,.....
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Posted 12/15/13
there can be at least two reasons: people are lazy + some people need to hate something
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Posted 12/16/13 , edited 12/16/13
For me, I think it comes down to the target audience of majority of these longer seires. I'm simply not interested in the content. I'm not really into the whole shonen genre, which appears to be one of the genres that experience long seires. That's easily the main contributating factor, it's just the genre. Most often the shonen genre lacks the elements I desire from my shows. Does that make them terrible seires? No.

Is it because these seires are long? Not really. I have the time to chip away at the large episode count.

Does filler espisodes bug me? Sometimes if they aren't interesting. I don't always need straight progression if the fluff is enjoyable (ala Monogatari).

There are often short seires that I wish to be expanded upon into longer running shows, sometimes I get my wish when they create a sequel seires.
Posted 12/16/13
Because of the time you have to invest in them, pacing, filler material, and degradation.

I prefer a majority of my series to be 26-52 episodes in length to give them enough time to flesh out ideas and themes properly, and I can enjoy them for a decent period of time.

But I do like a long running series as well as long as serious flaws don't pop up. I'm nearly or currently up to date on two 600+ episode series and are watching a few others that could have 300+ episode lifespan.

Also, I don't believe Naruto (Shippuden) has caught up to where I left off in the manga, so I believe I can 'technically' say I've "seen" all of the non-filler episodes of it up to date.

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Posted 12/16/13
I don't necessarily "hate" longer anime, I just tend to get bored with them because they are so full of stupid filler episodes that make them so long... If you cut out all the filler episodes they would be much shorter and be able to hold my attention longer.
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Posted 12/16/13
I think people are afraid of committing the time to watching the anime, and they are worried about fillers. Pretty much what other people have said are correct, I think.
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Posted 12/16/13
basically it comes down to time management a 12 or 13 episode series can be marathoned in 5 or 6 hours that means even if it takes you a week to watch the whole series you've ultimately only spent about 6 hours on it. 1 day=24 hours 1 week=168 hours. when you look at watching a anime series like this it doesn't take long to watch it at all even a 24 or 26 episode series only takes double this. Now... take bleach 366 episodes at 24 minutes long is about 146 hours it just takes a significantly longer time to watch and that can turn people off cause not ever one that watches anime wants to spend that much time on a single series. also consider this in the time it takes to watch every episode of bleach you could have watched about 28 13 episode long series
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Posted 12/16/13 , edited 12/16/13
i love long anime shows..even the once in a while somewhat less than funny filler episodes. i guess sometimes long shows feel stretched out
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Posted 12/16/13
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood seemed to be the right length to me. I don't like watching 12-26 episodes only for the show to end without resolving the plot, or to feel like some things were skipped over and the ending was rushed, or that there wasn't really enough time to flesh out all the characters.

Hell, it's usually only after 26 episodes that I start to care about the characters. Call me cold-hearted, but I'm happiest with a short series if it has a Shakespeare ending where everyone dies. At least then it makes sense for the story to be over.
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Posted 12/16/13 , edited 12/16/13
id love to watch one piece but 600+ episodes? it would make me a year to catch up

saying that i did all 366 of bleach in 2 weeks
Posted 12/16/13 , edited 12/16/13
I used to like that when I was a lot younger thou because I could get hooked on shows easier but now I'm old and bored easily.


Kavalion wrote:
I'm happiest with a short series if it has a Shakespeare ending where everyone dies. At least then it makes sense for the story to be over.


True, that is a satisfying end to a story for me too.
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