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Oct 24, 2011 3:05 PM

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Do you like long-term story, medium-long or animes with only just few episodes (e.g. 10-25 ep.)?
What is your main reason?
How do you often feel at the ending?
 
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Oct 24, 2011 3:10 PM

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Already a topic like this

http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=317267

prefer something along the lines of 20-30
Tight efficient telling of the story, If the ending is enough to satisfy me then I'll move on.
 
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Oct 24, 2011 3:12 PM
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I really don't care much about how long it lasts, as long as it's good and entertaining. For example, I wish ga-rei zero and sasameki koto had more episodes, since I think they are just too short. But something like one piece, for example (in the 100s) sucks big time.
 
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Oct 24, 2011 3:37 PM

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Shouldn't short be around 12 episodes? Medium, 2x, Long 5x?

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Oct 24, 2011 3:59 PM
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I'll have to say medium. Short animes are usually around 12 eps? Thats to short, doesn't give enough time for character development. Though some animes do. And some long animes seem to stretch it to far and the story ends up being stupid...
 
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Oct 24, 2011 4:10 PM

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Definition: Endless: Naruto, Bleach, Pokemon

Definition: Short (≤25): Ghost in the Shell SAC, Seirei no Moribito, Skip Beat, Cowboy Bebop, Crest of the Stars, Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World

Definition Medium-long (~50): Rose of Versailles, Monster, FMA, Rurouni Kenshin

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Oct 24, 2011 4:16 PM

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People actually care about that stuff? As long as what I'm watching is good, I don't care how long it is.

I do however wish for my favorite shows to be endless... but who wouldn't ?
 
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Oct 24, 2011 4:18 PM

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I made those numbers roughly. That's based on everyone's personality I guess. :)

Valaskjalf said:
People actually care about that stuff? As long as what I'm watching is good, I don't care how long it is.

I do however wish for my favorite shows to be endless... but who wouldn't ?

Some people may be actually looking forward to the ending. Plus poll yet says it's opinion about endless anime. :)
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Oct 24, 2011 4:21 PM

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I tend to think of short as 12 or less. They can be good if tightly written but often end up the last three or so eps.

Medium long to long, just not endless.
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Oct 24, 2011 4:27 PM

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Well, if something is good, then naturally, I want it to be as long as it can possibly be without becoming dragged out or bloated by filler.
But definitely not endless. After all, the longer it goes on the more likely it is to devolve into repetitive crap, and a ending is after all one of the most important parts of a story.

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Oct 24, 2011 4:36 PM

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I usually like 26ish the most, enough time to tell a good story without rushing and develop its characters well but not enough time to overstay its welcome.

That's just my personal preference though, as there are exceptions both high and low, but I feel like that applies to whatever anyone will say.
 
Oct 24, 2011 4:41 PM

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I prefer both ~25 and ~50 episode series, but... I guess if I had to choose between them, I would go for a ~50 episode series that takes the time to truly flesh out everything in those 50ish episodes.
 
Oct 24, 2011 5:44 PM

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Short.

13 episodes is the perfect amount usually.
 
Oct 24, 2011 5:46 PM

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Short if I just want something to watch, endless if I want a good story.
 
Oct 24, 2011 5:50 PM

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I prefer medium, but I watch more short ones. However, if it's something I absolutely adore, then I'll wish it would never end...
 
Oct 24, 2011 5:52 PM
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12-25 or a little longer. Depending what it is and how I'm enjoying it.
 
Oct 24, 2011 5:54 PM

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I like ones that go from 20 - 30 eps. Anything more and I find myself bored. Especially with endless series
 
Oct 24, 2011 5:56 PM
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20-50 something is a good range, so I guess that's the medium-long choice.
 
Oct 24, 2011 6:08 PM

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I have to say Endless type as everytime an anime finishes it leaves me a sad holoed hole in my heart which probly last a week or 2 thats what happen after Angel Beats finishes T_T But i understand that endless gonna be very boring to most at least i dont feel holoed im better off with having an endless anime XD.. The only thing that help me treat the pain is by listening to their songs even while sleeping :D

Though i hope it finishes b4 i Die Hahahah!
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Oct 24, 2011 6:09 PM

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I like the ones with the girls that have the giant boobs. Oh wait...
 
Oct 24, 2011 6:31 PM

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Would love to see an option about just caring about the anime being enjoyable(length is a completely separate issue) and with less obvious bias.

 
Oct 24, 2011 6:46 PM

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Something around 24-26 episodes is a good length to tell a story. 12-13 episodes isn't bad since some have second seasons.

I'd rather not watch something that's over 300 episodes.
 
Oct 24, 2011 7:08 PM
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Short or medium long. I don't have the time to watch an endless one =.=
 
Oct 24, 2011 7:52 PM

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i despise everything that's made longer for the sake of money. (fillers)
everything between 12-60 is fine.
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Oct 24, 2011 7:55 PM

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Depends on if there's a higher-level plotline.

If it's very story-driven and looking to just tell a story, I prefer it short.

If it's trying to develop characters and focus more on the relationships between the character, medium-wise is fine.

If it has no higher-level plot, then it can go on forever for all I care.

I'm not a huge fan of long-running manga series with snails-pace plotlines that get anime releases.
 
Oct 24, 2011 8:48 PM

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50+ episodes is probably the best lenght, from my experience. Most of the ones I've seen with that many episodes have turned out to be some of the best anime's I've seen yet.

There's a good balance of character development. But it's more susceptible to fillers and bad pacing.


 
Oct 24, 2011 9:15 PM

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Good length to get marathon or take a break after following (which short is better), but medium-long is good, too. I cannot follow endless anime, unless I know from the manga where to watch from like Detective Conan or in the beginning.
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Oct 24, 2011 9:18 PM

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I like 24-26 episodes usually. There are some good short anime, but I feel they'll never be as memorable as a longer one. I can't get into the big anime with 100+ episodes... I had to convince myself to watch monster, and I even gave that a little break, but it's worth it so far(a little more than half way done).
 
Oct 24, 2011 9:59 PM

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if the story is good i would' mind even 1000 episodes!!!!!!

 
Oct 24, 2011 10:09 PM

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well if they can keep an anime at the same great quality for infinity x number of episodes then sure ill go for the long ones. but yea most of the time the great animes are short
 
Oct 24, 2011 10:54 PM

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I don't really mind how long the anime is, as long is it has an awesome and interesting story to it. Some of the best animes that I've seen are less than 20 epsiodes long. As long as there's an ending (endless ones get kinda boring after a while) any amount of episodes would be fine ^^
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Oct 25, 2011 1:48 AM

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Short though if I really enjoy it then I wouldn't mind it being longer.
 
Oct 25, 2011 1:57 AM
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I hate endless Animes...

I will probably die before Naruto ends. (I prefer Animes with 24-26 episodes, though usually Animes with 12 episodes are the best)
 
Oct 25, 2011 2:07 AM
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12-25 episodes, short anime aren't going to get bogged down by fillers like your Narutos, Bleachs, One Pieces etc.
 
Oct 25, 2011 2:14 AM

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I prefer anime less than 26 episodes long.
Unless they're airing, I never really feel motivated to watch anything longer than that.
 
Oct 25, 2011 2:34 AM

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Medium long, cause its a pain the ass to find a new one (watched to many xD).
 
Oct 25, 2011 4:25 AM

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I prefer 26 episodes or less episodes anime :)

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Oct 25, 2011 5:25 AM

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Depends on how good the anime is, really.

Generally speaking, however, I tend to favour shows which last for 30 episodes or less.
 
Oct 25, 2011 5:34 AM

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anything from 11-28 eps per season
 
Oct 25, 2011 6:04 AM

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I didn't vote, because I think the poll itself is flawed. Where is the option for ~13 episodes? Because there are a LOT of anime with that running length. How is ~50 episodes considered 'medium' and 25 episodes 'short'? I've seen some ~25-episode anime that had pointless or filler episodes, or overly dragged out plot points, slow down the pacing to a crawl. ~13 episodes is actually ideal for a lot of stories; it's already longer than 4 hours, which is twice as long as a typical movie, and many movies are able to tell a good, complete story within 2 hours.

Overall, it depends on the scale of the story. Just how much story material is there to tell? The length of an anime would ideally be determined by that factor.
 
Oct 25, 2011 6:15 AM

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When i was a child i watched anime with about 50 episodes now instead i usually watch more short anime with about 24 episodes(Full Metal Alchemist,Fushigi Yuugi and Inuyasha are exceptions).
 
Oct 25, 2011 6:30 AM
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I prefer medium length anime. It's a decent length in which you can actually finish it and feel fulfilled most of the time. Although, short anime is nice to when I want a quick watch, but sometimes I find myself longing for more. I also kind of like endless anime. Call me crazy, but I love it. It just gives me more time to savor the characters.
 
Oct 25, 2011 8:01 AM

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I prefer medium length anime. It's a decent length in which you can actually finish it and feel fulfilled most of the time. Although, short anime is nice to when I want a quick watch, but sometimes I find myself longing for more. I also kind of like endless anime. Call me crazy, but I love it. It just gives me more time to savor the characters.


It's understandable. You actually get to know one characters perfectly and you always wonder about and ending of certain situation, not the end of whole anime. ;)
 
Oct 25, 2011 8:28 AM

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Short animes so i'll have more time to watch the others i want. But if the series is really good, i don't mind watching if it's medium.
Endless is.... I don't know, the only one i'm truly enjoying is Fairy Tail.
 
Oct 25, 2011 8:53 AM

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medium long sounds just about right for me. there's room for development; though it's probably going to be really slow at the start ;_;. usually concludes well too so that isn't bad at all.

 
Oct 25, 2011 9:26 AM
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Everything between 12 and 50 is fine by me. So guess medium will do it.
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Oct 25, 2011 9:27 AM

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Everything between 12 and 50 is fine by me. So guess medium will do it.


Ohhh and what happens when there's 51?

 
Oct 25, 2011 9:33 AM

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Medium seems to be the average length I like, although it really depends on the series. I notice that some would have been better shorter, while some, like Angel Beats! for example, should have been longer.

Really, it all depends on the series.
 
Oct 25, 2011 10:14 AM

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i like ~50 the most 100 or less :-D
but i don't care to mach as long the story go as mach it need

like Dragonout [worst anime ever in my list :(]
it will be great if it was 6Ep OVA or just go for 12EP TV
you can use that extara budget for beter art dame it and it not like you have that mach story any way :O

and kino no tabi 12EP i wish it was 9001EP :D
mmmm i think that few >_>

one piace is over 500 and Conan over 500 and i love it that mach

i think itall about the anime same good to be short same good to be loooooooong

but gave them good ending
 
Oct 25, 2011 10:27 AM

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It's hard for me to answer... I have no issues with any length, but I'm always sad when I finish an anime that I enjoyed, and I wish it was longer. But being longer would possibly ruin it. I guess medium length (as in around 30), since it's a good amount of episodes to be enjoyed, but not a daunting number.
 
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