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Pretty much every anime I've seen only has one or two seasons that are either 10-14 episodes long or 22-26 episodes long. Keeping this in mind, what would be considered a long anime series?

anything with more than 50 or 60 episodes? So if an anime had three seasons that were 24 episodes each for a total of 72 episodes, would that be considered long?
 
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Ryuk9428 said:
Pretty much every anime I've seen only has one or two seasons that are either 10-14 episodes long or 22-26 episodes long. Keeping this in mind, what would be considered a long anime series?

anything with more than 50 or 60 episodes? So if an anime had three seasons that were 24 episodes each for a total of 72 episodes, would that be considered long?


If it is longer than it needs to be...But in all seriousness it is up to the individual to decide. I think that over two cours is where people start considering a show as longish since most show are either about 13 or 25 episodes. But some might think over 50, 75, 100, or even 500 is where you draw the line. If a show had a bunch of one or two cour series like my hero academia or attack on titan, then most people would probably consider it long depending on how they define it. In short, there is no real answer. Whatever you think is long will work for you.
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I think 4+ cours (i.e. approximately 50+ episodes) is roughly the start of "long" as far as series size goes.
 
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I guess in a time where almost every anime is 1/2 cours long, anime of 4/5 cours can be considered as long
 
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10-13 Episode is short
14-26 I would call Standard length, it used to be, but with today's trends of shorter series it is rare.
27-52 is a mid-range series
53-300 is long
300+ is a waste of my time, I haven't seen a single worthwhile one of these.
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10-13 Episode is short
14-26 I would call Standard length, it used to be, but with today's trends of shorter series it is rare.
27-52 is a mid-range series
53-300 is long
300+ is a waste of my time, I haven't seen a single worthwhile one of these.



Most of / if not all shows with 300+ is mostly filler anyway
 
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50+ episodes to me is considered a long series already especially with todays trend
 
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I consider anything longer than 30 episodes long.
 
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60+ episode is what I consider long normally
 
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Mattinator95 said:
Kruszer said:
10-13 Episode is short
14-26 I would call Standard length, it used to be, but with today's trends of shorter series it is rare.
27-52 is a mid-range series
53-300 is long
300+ is a waste of my time, I haven't seen a single worthwhile one of these.



Most of / if not all shows with 300+ is mostly filler anyway


Most of the 300+ shows are actually these episodic neverending shows, most of them aimed to kids and/or families.
 
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Anything over the standard 25 - 40 episodes length is considered long in my book.
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Might seem weird but when I'm in my college apartment I prefer to watch short series (13 episodes) because I don't have as much comfort (only have my laptop) as if i were in my real home (bluray player, monitor, ... ). So diving in a 25 episodes series is usually a no go for me (except for seasonal animes).

13 episodes is short
25 episodes is regular sized series ( for a gundam show -> short)
36 to 50 is a bit long (depends on the show, like gundam -> 50 episodes is standard sized)
More than 50 is pretty long (depends on the show)
 
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When we get past the standard 26 episode range is when i'd call an anime long.
 
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Over 50 or at the most 75+ is considered long to a lot of people.

I don't consider "long" as a synonym for "bad" though as many unfortunately seem to, so if I love the series and want to see the story, journey, and characters fully fleshed out, bring on the 200+ episodes and I'm all for it.
 
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Cute girls doing cute things my kind of favourites if you put some Yuri in it, They shall be around 12-13 episodes. Maybe another season but no more then 12-13 episodes per season,,That's the perfect amount of time for a cute girl show

Then we have more action filled anime and all the rest ,they can be around 22-26 episode but no more

If its a long Yuri romance like Strawberry Panic or something similar it can go on indefinitely!!




 
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Around 50 episodes should be the mark of a long series.






 
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For me, anything that’s 100+ episodes is long.
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Personally, I'd consider any anime that has 26+ consecutive episodes a long series.

When you add all of Natsume Yuujinchou's episodes up you get 74 (not including any OVAs) and I've honestly never considered it a long show because they're all single cour seasons.

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For me, if it's 50-60+ episodes, it's long.
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Anything longer than Legend of the Galactic Heroes
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Over 50 or at the most 75+ is considered long to a lot of people.

I don't consider "long" as a synonym for "bad" though as many unfortunately seem to, so if I love the series and want to see the story, journey, and characters fully fleshed out, bring on the 200+ episodes and I'm all for it.


Yeah I wasn't saying that long means bad. Just what exactly does make it a long series.

Some series need to be long and that makes the story better. Kingdom is 78 episodes right now but they need to start working on season 3 already lol.
 
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Ryuk9428 said:
Pretty much every anime I've seen only has one or two seasons that are either 10-14 episodes long or 22-26 episodes long. Keeping this in mind, what would be considered a long anime series?

anything with more than 50 or 60 episodes? So if an anime had three seasons that were 24 episodes each for a total of 72 episodes, would that be considered long?


If it is longer than it needs to be...But in all seriousness it is up to the individual to decide. I think that over two cours is where people start considering a show as longish since most show are either about 13 or 25 episodes. But some might think over 50, 75, 100, or even 500 is where you draw the line. If a show had a bunch of one or two cour series like my hero academia or attack on titan, then most people would probably consider it long depending on how they define it. In short, there is no real answer. Whatever you think is long will work for you.


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I think 4+ cours (i.e. approximately 50+ episodes) is roughly the start of "long" as far as series size goes.


I don't think I've seen any series that ended up having more than 4 cours. I know Tokyo Ghoul does and My Hero Academia does but I can't think of any others. Usually when the writers want to make a longer series it seems they just use seasons.
 
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75+ episodes, no split cours, it's extremely rare to have that long anime these days
 
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Nah. Imo it has to be 100+ to be big. For example: LOGH (110), Hokuto no Ken (109) - these are long. Monster (74), FMAB (64) - that's not enough to be called long.
Also different seasons (e.g. 3-5 seasons of 12-25 episodes) don't count
 
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I agree with most of the people on this thread.
1-2 cour length (10/13 and 21/25 episodes) is about standard, and the vast majority of everything that I watch
3 cour (27/36 episodes) aren't really that common, but I wouldn't consider them to be truly long, just more so than average.
But yes, 4 cour (50+ episodes) is definitely the lower limit. That means the series has been airing for more than a year at least.

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I don't think I've seen any series that ended up having more than 4 cours. I know Tokyo Ghoul does and My Hero Academia does but I can't think of any others. Usually when the writers want to make a longer series it seems they just use seasons.

Are you confusing a cour with a season? MHA doesn't have more than the average amount of cours. 1 cour for season 1, and 2 cour for everything after up to now. The number of cours a season has is how many episodes it has, but it doesn't carry over from season to season. The Fate franchise, for example, as somewhere around 20 seasons, but none of them are longer than 25 episodes. So I wouldn't consider that to be long at all. Fairy Tail, on the other hand, only has 2 seasons out, but with 175 and 114 episodes respectively. That is a multi-cour series.
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Everything above 26 episodes is a long show. Not counting anime with a 1st season 26 and a 2nd season 26 episodes,that's still short.

Mobile Suit Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans - short series

Mobile Suit Gundam Seed - long series

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - short (I know it's 27 ep)
Full metal Alchemist (both) - long
 
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I think 50 episodes or more constitutes a long series. Especially nowadays, when most anime are 13-26 episodes in length. And yes, I count sequels as well. They might be separate installments, but if they continue the same story line, it's still the same series as a whole.
 
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I go by the same principles of a "long term holding period", in which case that would be 53 episodes or more on a TV show (standard typical TV length duration and overall franchise episodes rather than basing it off of individual entries)
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For me, I'd say over 100 episodes but I really don't bother how long the Anime is... if I like it, I will watch it no matter what.
It doesn't matter how many Seasons an Anime has. It can have only 1 very short or very long, or it may have several seasons.
I personally consider the total number of episodes of the overall Series so I'll go with
12 episodes > Short
20-25 > Standard (and probably the perfect size for one Season-only Anime)
35-50 > Medium-short
70-100 > Medium-long
100+ > Long
250+ > Very long

Btw, I'm planning to re-watch One Piece from the beginning since I stopped it some years ago and this is most likely a 1.000+ episode Anime so it seems I will not have much of a Life in the next months or year (:
 
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Ryuk9428 said:
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Over 50 or at the most 75+ is considered long to a lot of people.

I don't consider "long" as a synonym for "bad" though as many unfortunately seem to, so if I love the series and want to see the story, journey, and characters fully fleshed out, bring on the 200+ episodes and I'm all for it.


Yeah I wasn't saying that long means bad. Just what exactly does make it a long series.

Some series need to be long and that makes the story better. Kingdom is 78 episodes right now but they need to start working on season 3 already lol.


Oh yeah, I wasn't directing that at you or anyone in particular in the thread - It's just something that I've observed from reading a lot of different forum posts on this topic over time (here and elsewhere), the fact that people seem to prefer shorter series whereas I tend to be the opposite.

I guess the best way to put it is that I have never seen a series where I said or felt like "End it already! It's going on too long!" because if I was that disinterested in the premise, characters, or world not to see them fully realized, then I simply wouldn't be watching in the first place. Whereas I have seen plenty of 11, 12, 13, 24, and 26 episode series that I would love to see dozens more episodes from in which the story was allowed to continue and breathe and expand.

In some cases, it's just a flight of fancy on my part because I truly enjoy long-running things and I just want as much as possible while recognizing that the show of 13 or 26 episodes ended at a masterful place in the storytelling sense. Yet other times I definitely think the story and overall final result has suffered from being too short (and hence rushed at some point in some way).

I actually haven't watched too many longer series just because a lot of them tend to be the big name shounens I either have no interest in or just haven't gotten around to watching yet. And a lot of my top favorites are shorter series ironically, but shorter series that I could have easily watched another 100 episodes from, heh.
 
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if something is good it can't be too long, can it? xD but if you want to go for episode count I'd say 1 cour is standard, 2 cours is the medium and everything exceeding 3 cours can be considered as long

 
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WatchTillTandava said:
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Yeah I wasn't saying that long means bad. Just what exactly does make it a long series.

Some series need to be long and that makes the story better. Kingdom is 78 episodes right now but they need to start working on season 3 already lol.


Oh yeah, I wasn't directing that at you or anyone in particular in the thread - It's just something that I've observed from reading a lot of different forum posts on this topic over time (here and elsewhere), the fact that people seem to prefer shorter series whereas I tend to be the opposite.

I guess the best way to put it is that I have never seen a series where I said or felt like "End it already! It's going on too long!" because if I was that disinterested in the premise, characters, or world not to see them fully realized, then I simply wouldn't be watching in the first place. Whereas I have seen plenty of 11, 12, 13, 24, and 26 episode series that I would love to see dozens more episodes from in which the story was allowed to continue and breathe and expand.

In some cases, it's just a flight of fancy on my part because I truly enjoy long-running things and I just want as much as possible while recognizing that the show of 13 or 26 episodes ended at a masterful place in the storytelling sense. Yet other times I definitely think the story and overall final result has suffered from being too short (and hence rushed at some point in some way).

I actually haven't watched too many longer series just because a lot of them tend to be the big name shounens I either have no interest in or just haven't gotten around to watching yet. And a lot of my top favorites are shorter series ironically, but shorter series that I could have easily watched another 100 episodes from, heh.


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if something is good it can't be too long, can it? xD but if you want to go for episode count I'd say 1 cour is standard, 2 cours is the medium and everything exceeding 3 cours can be considered as long


I do think something can be too long. Even if the story was good, there are times when I feel that it has been dragged out. I'm a good ways into Bleach right now and I definitely feel that they made it a little longer than it needed to be. There are several episodes that just don't have that much content tbh, not to mention all the filler episodes, but I still think its a pretty decent series overall.

Most of the time however, I find that my longer series are the ones I liked more. Kingdom and Higurashi, are the next two in line to Bleach in terms of length and I really loved Kingdom and Higurashi. Code Geass was really good too and I guess that's slightly on the longer side.
 
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I'd say anything more than your typical 26 episodes is long. Obviously something like TTGL that's literally one episode over and just thanks to a recap isn't really a long anime, but 3 cour anime like Romeo no Aoi Sora, Death Note, Utena, ect I would consider to be long.
 
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I'd say 50+ is long.

If it's an anime I'm hyped about like AOT I'd still say it's short tho it's over 50.
Long story short, numbers mean nothing if it's ur fave anime even after 100 eps u'll still want more and say it's short.

Maybe this is how One Piece hardcore fans feel like. Imagine saying ''1000 eps are not enough!'' I definitely can't imagine that, it's exaggerated. I couldn't take over 101 eps I had to stop how do u even continue watching teach me ur secrets.
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50+ episodes, approximately 4 seasons/cours
 
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50+ is considered long to me. I don't really consider anything under 50+ to be that long.
 
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On Mal-badges series are considered long if they range between 25 and 100 episodes and very long if they have more than 100.

If you're asking what I personally think I would say 100 episodes is about the point where a series feels long to me, but then I used to watch a lot of long series.
 
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anything over 50 eps not split into seasons. If we go regardless of being split or not anything above 100 eps.
 
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Anything around hundreds of episodes...
 
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idk i used to think 50 episode anime were my limit but lately i really enjoy winding down to even
longer ones so i'd say when the anime starts hitting 100+ episodes then i'd consider it a "long series".
 
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Detective Conan and One Piece are the longest as far as I know.

Longest i've actually watched:

Sailor Moon (200 episodes)

Urusei Yatsura (195 episodes not counting OVA's and movies)

D. Grey Man (103 episodes plus 13 episode sequel)

Initial D (87 episodes and two OVA's)

Monster (74 episodes)





 
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More than average, average would probably be 12-24 episodes so more than that would be 50+ episodes. 100+ episodes usually come to mind whenever I think about a "long series".
 
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I think 50-60 episodes can be considered as a long period.
 
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I'd say 50+ episodes are considered long
 
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i'd say anything over 40 eps is long to me
 
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In this era of 11-13 episodes every show that reachs the 22-26 episodes mark would be considered long.

But when the usual for most of the shows was having 22-26 episodes, really long would be over 50 episodes. Examples:

50 episodes: Kemono no Souja Erin, Turn A Gundam, Eureka Seven

Over 70 episodes: Monster, Hikaru no Go
 
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i would say 160+ episodes or something around there is long

below that i would consider medium and 12-50 i would consider short
 
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Anything over 50+ eps in my case....
 
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Anything pass 100 episode is considered long to me.
 
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24 episodes. You know it's true in these times.


 
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