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Irregular Airing Style of Bakemonogatari

by dtshyk
Jul 2, 2009 3:48 AM | 60 Comments
According to the interview with director Shinbo and producer Iwakami, "Bakemonogatari" will be 15 episode long. The programming block of the TV channel accommodates only 12 episodes, so they plan to stream the rest of the three episodes on the official website for free. Director Shinbo decided on the irregular series organization in order to reproduce the original novel faithfully.

Director Shinbo insisted that the idea of the un-aired episodes was not developed on account of their marketing strategy.

Source: Bakemonogatari official website

Aniplex was surprised to know the enormous amount of money required to borrow data servers for the streaming.

Source: Sendenman blog

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They finally released the release date for ep 13, I'm shocked:
http://www.bakemonogatari.com/onair/

The red line: "※Web配信のみ 配信日時:10月28日予定" says 28th October

Oct 5, 2009 1:01 AM by DNF

If it's done it'll be available on animetake or animesuki. we just gotta wait.

Oct 3, 2009 6:05 AM by MrKnD

When are these episodes released?

Oct 3, 2009 6:00 AM by MoeNekoDrill

ATleast i could now watch it peacefully instead of being in the living room

Sep 30, 2009 9:54 PM by Cordelia

bbobjs said:
Sure you have to wait longer to see the ending in the quality you want but isn't that better than no ending at all?
I'm okay with waiting... as long as it's not a waiting forever situation...

so... anyone got a date when those episodes are supposed to be released?

Sep 30, 2009 3:55 AM by Lunatyk5

i wonder how good the video quality will be ?

Sep 22, 2009 4:00 PM by FullmetalPHX

Instead, can we please download them?

Please?

Sep 20, 2009 11:09 PM by Sick_Bastard

Charliehsv said:
I wonder if they'll release the stream for all 3 episodes at the same time or on a weekly basis.
I'm wondering that too...

Sep 20, 2009 11:04 PM by llamaben

is that god or bad? putting aside off the problem of quality

Sep 20, 2009 5:26 AM by Blaz

Soulstrider said:
BigSimo said:
That's what I like to see, the producers disregarding a time frame that the show needs to be completed in, in order to follow the original source material faithfully.
The anime industry could benefit from such methods.


I feel exactly the same way.


i agree.

seishi-"kun" is a luddite.

Sep 19, 2009 2:43 AM by um_esper

I wonder if they'll release the stream for all 3 episodes at the same time or on a weekly basis.

Sep 17, 2009 9:43 AM by yakisobapan

ohh joy
well now it makes sense

Sep 6, 2009 7:39 PM by chronarose

yet another series follows the growing trend of "slap dicking" around for the final/final few episodes.

This is really starting to get annoying! I wouldn't be THAT pissed about it if the series wasn't as good as it is...but this is a GREAT series.

rant

Wonder if I can stumble through un-subbed webcast?

EDIT: And to everyone who thinks this is a timeslot issue regarding traditional 13ep series...I seriously doubt it! Think "Nintendo Wii release restriction"...if its not available...then it MUST be in demand?! Which "hopefully" drives more people to the product.

Sep 4, 2009 6:28 AM by seeker1458

well hopefully the streams will be good!!!

i wish they would make a bakemonogatari sequel using the prequel/sequel books like "koyomi vamp", "Karen Bee", "Tsukihi Phoenix ", and the stuff in the other 2 novels due to be released in 2010...

i only wish this cause i cant read japanese -.-
unless the books be published in the US!!!! (in engrish, i mean english that is)

Aug 31, 2009 2:57 AM by PandAEmiC

DaBigD said:
Hurray for quality stream!

Oh, wait.


The irony.

Aug 30, 2009 8:44 PM by canephalanx

Ryuukishi said:
Aw. Though, I only cared if still will be subbed. I mean, if I can understand japanese, I'll be happy and all. Wait, if I was japanese I can watch this free on TV. o.o;;


Actually, no. The vast majority of anime stations in Japan cost a rather hefty premium to view each month. It's not as if you pay for TV and also get all of the anime channels. Aside from a lot of the more mainstream shows, dedicated 'anime channels' are an addition to the already high 'TV bill' per month. iirc some of the dedicated anime channels cost in upwards of $50 a month to subscribe to. Think of it as having to pay for HBO or 'extra channels' in western terms, it's not free.

Aug 30, 2009 8:30 PM by Inevitable

Ryuukishi said:
Aw. Though, I only cared if still will be subbed. I mean, if I can understand japanese, I'll be happy and all. Wait, if I was japanese I can watch this free on TV. o.o;;

Though, back to the point. I hope that it still will be subbed.

I'm sure someone will rip the stream and it will get subbed, I just hope the quality isn't lacking.

Aug 30, 2009 2:32 PM by JOHJ

Aw. Though, I only cared if still will be subbed. I mean, if I can understand japanese, I'll be happy and all. Wait, if I was japanese I can watch this free on TV. o.o;;

Though, back to the point. I hope that it still will be subbed.

Aug 29, 2009 6:05 AM by underMebius

i dont understand, first most quarter series has 13 not 12 episodes, so why cant they broadcast episode 13 still in TV? secondly why three weeks more is such a problem and lastly, there actually exist quite a few series with irregular number of episodes...

so in summary this is all retarded -_-

Aug 28, 2009 6:39 AM by Neilikki

dio_brando86 said:
Ugh, I can only hope they will stream it in 720p H.264, but probably not...

Yeah, the last 3 episodes only being available in stream quality sucks but a 720p webstream would be better than nothing. I seriously doubt it though given how well sites like Crunchyroll do already. I guess some people aren't aware of the serious hazards that streaming brings about.

We can always hope. If there is a proper 720p webstream and a group like gg includes it with their batch, I'll watch it. Otherwise, I'll be waiting for the DVD rips.

Aug 8, 2009 12:06 AM by Inevitable

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