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Post Reply Why are all new animes only making it like 12-15 episodes wtf
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Posted 7/14/15
Because they are being adapted from shorter manga's and or light novels.

Most anime nowadays are actually just glorified advertisements for its source material.
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Posted 7/14/15 , edited 7/14/15

Charlotte_Cavatica wrote:

Setting aside all the sub-discussion about what sells and what doesn't, and what series are short but TBC (I'm pretty sure Akatsuki no Yona will continue since the manga's still ongoing), there's something to be said for anime series that are shorter, but better quality, and don't run a story into the ground for the sake of fanservice, etc. For example (warning: honest opinion ahead), I feel that ALDNOAH.ZERO's first season was quite good, but the second season was a mostly bland, mostly disappointing continuation of a story that should have been ended far sooner.

And since somebody mentioned Terror in Resonance, I think it too tells a very particular kind of story---one that doesn't need to go on forever. (I won't discuss the whys of character development here, though, because I'm sure there's already a topic for it.)

If these examples offend or are deemed unsuitable for some other reason, I have others, but I think I've said enough to make my feelings on this subject clear, and I don't want to waste anyone's time.

To the OP: If you're looking for something to do, I suggest reading a book, or going for a walk when the weather's good!


its true terror in resonace didn't need to go on forever for it to be good. I liked it a lot its just I would of like to see more of the characters personality or explanation on the story more background information on 9 and 12 and their history.... there is no manga I could go for this... so it would of been nice to have some extra episodes or something... I guess its just a fan moment.
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eechi/harem/moe anime has ruin the industry for me and CR is full of it, that's why I don't bother to pay for premium.

I miss the days with great shows like Monster, Gungrave (26 episodes but it was good) etc

The only anime I really liked with teenagers was NANA. The characters were in their 15-29 and they all behave realistically but it never had a proper ending, same with Berserk >_> btw, Berserk is my favorite anime/manga, I don't see more anime like it.


I have some same views but found this anime and its totally pulled me in- Michiko and Hatchin all characters are either black or Hispanic takes place in Latin America somewhere gives me hope real people anime exists its pretty cool and life lesson harsh


I just finished watching that one! it was sooo good. but I hate hatchin's dad... hes an ass. I have mixed feelings about the ending too.
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TBH, I think it may have something to do with timing. One week per episode, right? 12-15 would be around 3 months. In any case, 3 months may me a decent window of time during which to judge the popularity of an anime.

I'm assuming lots of studios try to cram one manga into one season in case there's an unpopularity issue? I don't know. I like when animes reach 20+ episodes as well but it would be hard as a studio to continue making it if there are few watchers in season 1.

I personally think it would be best if nothing in any manga was skipped, and each anime perfectly reflected what was in its manga. That's just me being very unrealistic, though.
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Posted 7/14/15

PaperLord wrote:


scoobydew wrote:


Ssomething wrote:

eechi/harem/moe anime has ruin the industry for me and CR is full of it, that's why I don't bother to pay for premium.

I miss the days with great shows like Monster, Gungrave (26 episodes but it was good) etc

The only anime I really liked with teenagers was NANA. The characters were in their 15-29 and they all behave realistically but it never had a proper ending, same with Berserk >_> btw, Berserk is my favorite anime/manga, I don't see more anime like it.


I have some same views but found this anime and its totally pulled me in- Michiko and Hatchin all characters are either black or Hispanic takes place in Latin America somewhere gives me hope real people anime exists its pretty cool and life lesson harsh


I just finished watching that one! it was sooo good. but I hate hatchin's dad... hes an ass. I have mixed feelings about the ending too.


You got to love the strong female MC total badass with brown chocolate looks wont take any shit from anyone. I was hoping Gansta would have similar style not sure....................................................
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Posted 7/14/15
it could be just because some of the animes want to test the waters and make 13 to 15 episodes to see how popular it can get then just make more short seasons? for instance: My teen romantic comedy, yuru yuri, and possibly is it wrong to pick up girls in a dungeon? but then again it all depends on the director communicating with the author of the original series sometimes things go wrong and they just stop at one. Just depends on the company making the anime.
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Posted 7/14/15

marklebid wrote:

For an explanation, watch the first 4 minutes and 12 seconds of Episode 145 of Gintama. They explain the anime business pretty damn succinctly.


it's true. watch Gintama.

which by the way is still ongoing
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Posted 7/14/15 , edited 7/14/15
Dont get it twisted guys every simulcast anime and pretty much popular ones with a handful of specifically chosen ones i watch everything everyone is naming i watch world trigger i love and continue to watch it. Maybe its about time the start investing in the western world to generate more profit but thats politics.

I posted for discussion people got a little stupid as usual but like the on going anime will make it to august/ september and the it will explode in the fall as usual its just annoying that they dont continuously run like they used to.

Member when animes would skip a week and come back with an hour special .that was sickkk it was just constant episode after episode with maybe a 4 week break.

I guess i have alot of wishful thinking when it comes to alot of my favorite animes. i was soo made the never finished animated kenichi which could of been just unreal we all no about hunter x hunter thats a special case i still think something can be done though.

its nice to see everyones views on the state of the industry im a i was born in 1990 i grew up on stuff like AKIRA PRINCESS MONOKE GHOST IN THE SHELL and a crazy amount of other ones just would love to see creativity put in there like that again
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Posted 7/14/15 , edited 7/14/15
anime has always been like this, you just don't remember it because you didn't have the internet to expose you to everything. all you saw were the popular ones, which were usually long-running ones. the original JoJo's Bizzare Adventure anime for example only had 13 episodes, Virus Buster Serge had 12, Kanon had 13 episodes, Vandread had 13 episodes, Battle Programmer Shirase had 15, etc.

very few shows exceeded 26 episodes
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Posted 7/15/15
Three thoughts on the issue:

1. Japanese Television is set up seasonally, with much of the programming such as dramas structured around a frame of 12 or 13 weeks. There are exceptions, but they tend to be either a variety format, or a legacy cartoon, like Sazae-san. A transition from the old 24 episode anime format to a more-common-of-late13 episode format is practical from a TV executive's vantage point.

2. Long-running anime series come from weekly-serialized manga, and there just aren't that many titles available to work with. Weekly-serialization almost provides enough material to have a complementary weekly anime, but there's still a need for breaks or filler episodes.

3. Light novels and monthly-serialized manga just do not provide enough functional material for television. It is easy to argue that there are details omitted from the source material during television production (or movie production for that matter); it is even easier to argue that those details will bore just about everyone watching. Details do not help pace, and pace is what keeps an audience.
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