Post Reply Why does most anime air weekday mornings?
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It seems extremely rare for an anime to air when people (especially Japanese people) are actually home. Unless anime is actually for preschoolers and stay-at-home parents, why do they mostly air at like 11 a.m. on a Wednesday?
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Posted 2/6/16
time zones
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I thought most anime (non-kids) was late-night.
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Posted 2/6/16 , edited 2/6/16
time zones when its 11 am here its about 11 pm there...probably
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Posted 2/6/16
Time zones, my boy. Remember they are in the future.
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Posted 2/6/16

Kanudelgruber wrote:

time zones


Ah... Silly me.

*does the math*

Wait... That places the 11 a.m. Wednesday shows at like 2 a.m. Thursday.
So instead of everyone being at work/school, everyone's asleep!

Only massively popular shows like One Piece air at a proper time (Sunday at noon(?) in Japan)
As cyberfaust says, it seems like anime is mostly (very) late-night (or early morning for us).

That still seems weird...
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Posted 2/6/16 , edited 2/6/16
are you using your timezone? because most japanese anime airs late at night.

also crunchyroll at best air shows about an hour after japanese broadcast(not all shows though), so factor in a bit of delay of when they actually broadcast in japan.
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Posted 2/6/16

NekobasuRider wrote:


Kanudelgruber wrote:

time zones


Ah... Silly me.

*does the math*

Wait... That places the 11 a.m. Wednesday shows at like 2 a.m. Thursday.
So instead of everyone being at work/school, everyone's asleep!

Only massively popular shows like One Piece air at a proper time (Sunday at noon(?) in Japan)
As cyberfaust says, it seems like anime is mostly (very) late-night (or early morning for us).

That still seems weird...


It's based on broadcast television schedules. Popular shows get better time slots. Obscure shows get late night time slots. It goes to show that anime is just not that popular, in general.
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Posted 2/6/16
So all the good little kids are in bed when the ecchi comes on
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Fo the kids.
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Posted 2/6/16 , edited 2/6/16

NekobasuRider wrote:

Ah... Silly me.

*does the math*

Wait... That places the 11 a.m. Wednesday shows at like 2 a.m. Thursday.
So instead of everyone being at work/school, everyone's asleep!

Only massively popular shows like One Piece air at a proper time (Sunday at noon(?) in Japan)
As cyberfaust says, it seems like anime is mostly (very) late-night (or early morning for us).

That still seems weird...

Non-kid daytime or prime time timeslots for anime are pretty much dead. The ratings can't compete with other programming and anime during normal hours can draw complaints from parents (like Gintama at 6pm). In most cases the production committee has to pay for the timeslot against infomercials in the early morning according to Wikipedia. Not only that but they can be localized to specific regions (particularly Tokyo) and are not all broadcast nationwide.

This is part of why anime relies so heavily on media and merchandise sales to turn a profit.

Though even when we're talking about kid anime timeslots Fuji TV recently made the news by announcing they'd be adding a new daytime anime timeslot for the first time in 10 years (6-7am) to air Monster Hunter Stories for kids.

Without latenight timeslots though a lot of great anime wouldn't get made so mixed blessings.
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