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Posted 11/15/15
It would be nice to know the average length of a show's episodes, or some indication of the length of the episodes on each video.

It is incredibly discouraging to read the title and description of a show, thinking it's interesting, only to find out the episodes are 4 minutes long.
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alexm0n wrote:

It would be nice to know the average length of a show's episodes, or some indication of the length of the episodes on each video.

It is incredibly discouraging to read the title and description of a show, thinking it's interesting, only to find out the episodes are 4 minutes long.


This and a half. Hakone-chan is still worth watching, but there have been numerous shows that I was too disappointed to follow up with (especially I Can't Understand What My Husband Is Saying) once I saw the length.

The trouble is, if they admit up-front that a significant number of their recent acquisitions have been shorts, people might realize that the impressive list they post every season isn't quite as impressive. (Mind you, we do realize this anyway... but as long as they can believe we don't, they'll be happier. )
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Posted 11/15/15 , edited 11/15/15

alexm0n wrote:

It would be nice to know the average length of a show's episodes, or some indication of the length of the episodes on each video.

It is incredibly discouraging to read the title and description of a show, thinking it's interesting, only to find out the episodes are 4 minutes long.


eyyy fellow GR man. :-D

and yes I too get disappointed every time I see a visual and read good things about an anime to find out it's a short. It's happened many of the past few seasons with things such as Hakone, Military!, and Wakako Zake. Fall in love with characters only to find out there only 30 minutes of them to enjoy
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Posted 11/15/15 , edited 11/15/15

alexm0n wrote:

It is incredibly discouraging to read the title and description of a show, thinking it's interesting, only to find out the episodes are 4 minutes long.

I would also like shorts called out as such, but for a different reason.

There are many times when I'm looking for shorts to view, for those times I have time to watch 1-3 shorts, but not enough time for a full length episode.


While not as convenient as having CR have a special notation for short episodes, there is this:
http://www.crunchyroll.com/group/Rotten_Sushi/pages?extra_param=8590017605

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