Post Reply Holidays not a very jolly anime time
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Posted 1/2/16
I've noticed for the past couple of years, but everything just stops for a week around christmas/new years.

Given that it's the time to most likely consume anime, with most people having a good amount of free time.. I think it's frankly a terrible thing to do, both for my enjoyment and from a business point of view.

What do you all think?
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Posted 1/2/16
Anime is life

Anime is Holiday
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Posted 1/2/16
There has been only a couple of specials.

Last Year new animes were on before and after New Year's ! Even ongoing series !

Now I checked the Anime Calendar and it is lean I posted the 3 days So you cant blame the streaming sites for availabilty !

2 SAT

Kowabon Is on FAN -SUBS
Ep: 13 (01:42) - TVK

3 SUN

Furusato Saisei Nippon no Mukashi Banashi
Ep: 195 (09:00) - TV Tokyo

Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen / Aired on CR
Ep: 13 (01:00) - Tokyo MX

4 MON

Daiya no A ~Second Season~
Ep: 39 (18:00) - TV Tokyo


Now as far as schedules go Funimation did their annoucemebts / while Crunchyroll is way behind !

So this looks like the new normal going forward ! But a lot debut this week. then the week after will be complete
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Posted 1/2/16
man ... not this again..

not unless the anime production company are not japanese.
The New Year is the most important holiday in Japan.

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Posted 1/3/16 , edited 1/3/16
It's so the production staff can actually have a jolly time. If they cut it close or tried to have 2-3 episodes done ahead of time to cover the holidays any delays would lead to Christmas/New Years crunch time which is just a quadruple downer.

Always keep in mind there are real people behind every anime. We don't remember that often enough.

Plus it's fantastic having a break, there are always shows I want to go back and finish from the year.
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Posted 1/3/16 , edited 1/3/16
As others have mentioned. It's the holidays for those people too. And otherwise. It's not really that different from any other seasonal interregnums. Just a few more days than usual.

So just hang in there. A couple more days to go and there'll be anime to watch once more.
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Posted 1/3/16
It's a good time to wolf down older anime I hadn't had a chance to. I really l like that the regular shows are on break.
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Posted 1/3/16 , edited 1/3/16

iashakezula wrote:

man ... not this again..

not unless the anime production company are not japanese.
The New Year is the most important holiday in Japan.



A lot of students / people off work would had liked some shows start ! And last year we did even some ongoing !

In an another take subscribers on all streaming sites didnt get a full month of new anime / some shows stopped two weeks ago with a few ending last week

We shoud get a reduced fee for December is this the new normal !


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Posted 1/3/16
This is actually the first year that I've even noticed the winter hiatus. I'm usually pretty busy myself around the holidays. Plus this year I've been keeping better track of seasonal stuff due to podcasting.
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Cheers Mate!
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