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When is it ok for an anime to change pace?
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An anime can change pace whenever it wants, as long as it doesn't break any pre-established rules for itself or take it to an extreme.

Hypothetical scenario would be: Dog Days becomes an anime where everyone starts trying to murder each other because they are all actually psycho paths

Now with my opinion being stated I can say the Samurai Flamenco went way out of left field with their plot twist, like I can't even describe about how much of a change that was. I really wasn't happy with the change at all.
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It's very ok to change pace anytime, just as long as it makes sense in the story. Samurai Flamenco had the biggest change of pace/plot twist I've ever seen. I am usually very open to new elements brought into a show but if it's 8 episodes down the line and questions still aren't getting answered or if I don't understand what is going on then it's not a good decision.
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GayAsianBoy wrote:

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Thus if done right, it can radically change the whole show & everything you've seen so far to have deeper meaning or radically different tones.

It's why i always watch a few eps now of a show cos it could make it beyond awesome like suzumiya or it could turn into something you don't enjoy at all.
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Thus anime can change it's pace so long as it doesn't destroy the plot or feel rushed. Or it take so long that after a while you don't care about a solution/conclusion any more.
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One Piece needs to do this
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I have seen Samurai Flamenco change paces at a ridiculous rate. So using that as a reference for my thoughts in regards to this, I would say as long as it doesn't compromise what the show is trying to achieve, it is fine. Of course, execution is another matter entirely, but in terms of changing pace, it's fine as long as it is done right. Samurai Flamenco looked like it was headed down the path of compromising, but it looks like it is going to get back to what made it so great in the beginning after the most recent episodes. An example of a show that did it correctly is Tiger and Bunny. One that didn't fare as well would be Black Cat.
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