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NoitaminA Timeslot To Become One-Hour Long

by dtshyk
Feb 6, 2010 3:26 AM | 28 Comments
According to the official twitter, Fuji TV's timeslot noitaminA will soon run for a whole hour, showing two series per season instead of the previous single one.

This renewal of the timeslot coincides with the recent announcements of numerous noitaminA series - Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei, the live-action version of Moyashimon, Saraiya Goyou, and Shiki which has just been confirmed as a noitaminA series.

Yamamoto Koji, the chief editor of noitaminA, disclosed in his twitter that Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei and Saraiya Goyou will be aired together from this April.

Source: noitaminA Official Twitter, noitamina chief editor's twitter

Story by Ahuri

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flygon250 said:
A lot of interesting anime run during this timeslot, so this can only be good news.

Jul 18, 2010 9:18 PM by Yanoflies

This is so great! And also manglobe's Saraiya Goyou too, I just can't wait for it :D

Apr 3, 2010 12:27 AM by sayami

Finally I'll have at least 2 shows to watch every season.

NoitaminA <333

Mar 16, 2010 7:02 PM by Canopus

Sounds pretty sweet. More relative quality each season then.

Feb 7, 2010 11:57 PM by kasumisama

That's a good news for sure. Let's just hope their standards won't drop anytime soon.

Feb 7, 2010 7:36 AM by tsuD

I don't I'll be able to handle this much awesomeness every season.

noitaminA <3

Feb 6, 2010 8:59 PM by Usami-Haru

More noitaminA is always good <3

Most of the shows that air in that timeslot are must watches for me every season.

Feb 6, 2010 7:57 PM by amayadori

Ahuri said:
Actually, they've been doing pretty bad these days. Kuuchuu Buranko and Nodame Cantabile Finale have been getting the worst ratings since the timeslot's creation... hence the decision of a renewal, I'd guess.

Now I want to find out whether the new 30 minutes will be added before or after the current slot. This should show how much faith Fuji TV still places in anime & the timeslot.


DVD sales have been really inconsistant and/or bad since the inception of the timeslot. I applaud the creative efforts that go into the shows that air on Noitamina, but their attempts at diversifying the anime consumer market doesn't seem to be working. Yes, lots of people are watching the timeslot that probably don't usually watch anime -- as evident by Nodame Cantabile making the top 10 ranking several times -- but they aren't buying it up like the usual otaku market...

/tangent

Back to the actual topic at hand, the news of more Noitamina shows per season has me dancing around my room in joy. Some of my favourite shows have aired there, and the timeslot has a fairly consistant above-average quality of shows to it. More often than not, Noitamina is the highlight of the season.

Feb 6, 2010 5:11 PM by PlatinumHawke

Nice! I'm looking forward to Saraiya Goyou

Feb 6, 2010 3:22 PM by Pizzaholic

Two noitaminA series a season... oh my god, that's awesome.

Feb 6, 2010 2:52 PM by Splitter

Sweet. Twice as much noitaminA anime every season. I approve. The new decade does seem to be bringing some positive change after all.

Feb 6, 2010 2:48 PM by BokuSatchii

Now we'll get two potentially awesome series a season instead of just one? That's pretty great to hear. Hopefully Toei continues to contribute to it and the extra slot space gives some more non-mainstream directors a chance to shine.

Feb 6, 2010 1:49 PM by Absolutely_Steve

Fantastic news! I like a good amount of noitaminA shows so this is great to hear. I hope someone subs the LA Moyasimon; I really want to see it.

Feb 6, 2010 1:36 PM by windy

Yeah! Finally some worth-watching animes are coming up.

Feb 6, 2010 1:34 PM by Davros95

Yesssss :D

Feb 6, 2010 12:58 PM by kinoco

Well, they deserve it.

Feb 6, 2010 10:41 AM by feeq

desolato said:
flygon250 said:
NoitaminA was created to show anime that are different to the types of anime your typical Otaku would watch.

Ah, okay. I remembered there was something special about NoitaminA, thanks for clearing it up.

It's the "Animechikara" block on TV Tokyo that's specifically created for anime original stories. So ra no o to is the first show in that block.

Feb 6, 2010 10:14 AM by Quarkboy

interesting news

Feb 6, 2010 8:17 AM by Mr_Gutts

wow, this is some good news BD waiting for their shiki :>

Feb 6, 2010 4:54 AM by villains

HoaRy said:
Nice to see they're doing well. They had some great anime there.


Actually, they've been doing pretty bad these days. Kuuchuu Buranko and Nodame Cantabile Finale have been getting the worst ratings since the timeslot's creation... hence the decision of a renewal, I'd guess.

Now I want to find out whether the new 30 minutes will be added before or after the current slot. This should show how much faith Fuji TV still places in anime & the timeslot.

Feb 6, 2010 4:53 AM by Katapan

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