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Posted 3/9/15
Hey guys, just wanted to get a feel for what the overall consensus is on split cour productions.
For those who don't know, this is when a studio takes a series of a certain length and splits it into more than one part (usually two), taking a one season hiatus between these. The earliest example I noticed was Fate/Zero, which aired its first half in the autumn season of 2011, and its second half in spring 2012.
Other examples include Aldnoah Zero, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders (Which has split its year-long run into two halfs), Fate Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works, and Durarara!! season 2 (which is the only example I know of which is getting split into three)
On the one hand, this does mean that we have to wait longer than we usually would to see a completed story, which could end up generating an unfair amount of build-up for the second cour (which the studios often call the second 'season', but really I don't see it that way)
At the same time, this does help studios manage the budget of their shows (which, if the new Fate/Stay Night or Fate/Zero are anything to go by, can really pay off) Personally I quite like this trend, but I'd like to hear other people's thoughts on it. What are your thoughts? Also, are there any upcoming anime or anime adaptations that you think could work with a split cour?
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Posted 3/9/15
They have/had all very high quality polish, so i guess it worked out well?
I do tend to dislike 24 eps animes. Even if I really like them at the start and I feel 12 eps would have been too short, when nearing the end they seem to lose steam.
Probably only Your lie in April it's my only exception; but that's like my favourite anime in the past 4/5 years.

I think it's good to split the animes in two. The quality tends to be better, and there is the hype feeling when you wait for it to restart. At least that's how i feel.
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Posted 3/9/15
Personally i get quite tired of a anime when it's more than 12 episodes, so when they split it, it becomes like a fresh start.
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27 / M / The heart of Linc...
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Posted 3/13/15
An interesting idea, I find the usa shows are already doing this as did doctor who. The main problem is whether the story will live up to the hype or will the story suffer from setting up an ep with filler/explanation.

I don't mind a split, as long as they don't drop the quality of the ep/story or rush through to the very end.
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Posted 3/13/15
I'd rather have the split cour than no second cour at all or a subpar rush job due to budget and time constraints doing them back to back.
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23 / M / 192.168.2.1
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Posted 3/13/15
I fell like more studios should follow this trend. Had Akame ga Kill followed this, we would have had a great adaptation opposed to an anime original ending.
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