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Sengoku BASARA 2 To Be Aired In Costly Sunday 5pm Timeslot

by dtshyk
Apr 11, 2010 7:58 AM | 30 Comments
The official website announced that Sengoku BASARA 2 will be aired in Sunday 5pm airing block, in which Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood has been aired. According to Taguchi Koji, the producer of Square Enix, the airing fee paid by the anime producers to the TV company depends on the timeslot and the fee of "Sunday 5pm, nationwide" block is 10 - 20 times largar than that of conventional "After-midnight, local" block. Taguchi said airing anime in the costly timeslot was extremely risky.

Airing block fee (assuming Square Enix's investment share to be 50%)
Weekend 6pm timeslot (nationwide): $2.7 million per season
After-midnight timeslot (sub-nationwide): $0.3 million per season * Sengoku BASARA 1st season was aired in this block
After-midnight timeslot (local): $0.15 million per season

Anime titles aired in the Sunday/Saturday 5/6pm timeslot
Fullmetal Alchemist
Mobile Suit Gundam 00
Code Geass - Hangyaku no Lelouch R2
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED

Sources: Sengoku BASARA official website, Biz Makoto

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Wow nice.

Jul 12, 2010 9:52 AM by Kyon2570

I really can't wait for it, but I'll miss FMA too~

Probably this'll be one of the epicest shows of this season~~>_<

May 30, 2010 4:43 PM by sayami

Can't wait for the epicness. And if indeed this was a "risky" move, then I'm expecting more epicness than what S1 offered.

And please don't compare this to FMA. It's pretty much entirely different material. Is FMA: Brotherhood ending prematurely or something because of this or what?

May 20, 2010 5:12 PM by Tachii

I really need to finish watching the first season. :D

May 20, 2010 5:00 PM by thesilentsenshi

Harute said:
A lot of people seem to think this is a crazy idea, but SenBasa seems to be REALLY popular in Japan... maybe not as much as Gundam or others, but it really has a large fanbase.

ANYWAYS, I'm so hyped for the second season! I hope the OP will be even more epic and that we'll get more Motochika, Motonari and Keiji... but it seems like it'll follow the storyline of the second game, so that wish should come true.


THat's what I was thinking. It has tons of games and I'm assuming the original season was really popular hence the idea for the move.

May 19, 2010 9:19 PM by thatguy

A lot of people seem to think this is a crazy idea, but SenBasa seems to be REALLY popular in Japan... maybe not as much as Gundam or others, but it really has a large fanbase.

ANYWAYS, I'm so hyped for the second season! I hope the OP will be even more epic and that we'll get more Motochika, Motonari and Keiji... but it seems like it'll follow the storyline of the second game, so that wish should come true.

Apr 15, 2010 9:50 PM by myungsoo

Well, they sure are taking their gunz out. This idea does not sound very good (at least given the comparison they give us) but I doubt there is another show besides Basara that can take FMA Brotherhood's spot that season. We'll see.

Apr 14, 2010 2:54 AM by mirichan00

I know business is all about risk, but even an average joe should know there is a limit to how much risk you can take.

anyways, this is kinda sad, because it means, Basara will be the mainstream anime, which translates the level of entertainment in other slots we will be having. :/

Apr 13, 2010 6:16 PM by shanimebib

I'm not sure this was a good idea...As much as I love Basara, it doesn't have the level of popularity that FMA, CG and G00 have. I don't want them to wind up broke over this.

But hopefully it will pull some more people into the fandom, goodness knows they need it.

Apr 12, 2010 9:26 AM by Rizzle

oh, i gotta hurry finish the 1st season now

Apr 12, 2010 6:26 AM by villains

Meh_93 said:
Not a very smart move. Most shows in that slot already have a large fan base before they start to air and Sengoku BASARA really doesn't.....


I believe that Sengoku Basara as a really strong fan base in japan, at least I got the impression that the games were really popular.

Apr 12, 2010 6:00 AM by StriderMS

dtshyk said:
enixela said:
does this mean no more FMA brotherhood? /dies

FMA brotherhood will end at the end of June (or in the beginning of July?).


:[

It's no doubt FMA is more popular than Sengoku Basara but it is actually really popular in japan or so i think [so it isn't much of a loss?..]

Apr 12, 2010 3:10 AM by enixela

This really can't do much worse than Towards the Terra and that other Bones show that aired in that slot before Terra replaced it.

Apr 12, 2010 2:13 AM by Westlo

Raitora said:
Considering Basara3 (the game, that is) is coming out soon, I don't really see why some people think this is surprising...


Percisely. Prime time = more viewers/wider demographic = hopefully more Game sales, which will cover the cost of airing it primetime.

Apr 12, 2010 1:18 AM by BasakaNZ

Wow, that's pretty impressive. Everything in that timeslot have been huge and I have been wondering what would replace FMA.

Apr 12, 2010 1:07 AM by adamantine

Considering Basara3 (the game, that is) is coming out soon, I don't really see why some people think this is surprising...

Apr 11, 2010 5:27 PM by Raitora

Not a very smart move. Most shows in that slot already have a large fan base before they start to air and Sengoku BASARA really doesn't.....

Apr 11, 2010 4:40 PM by Meh_93

Now if only someone fansubbed the ova *hint*

Apr 11, 2010 3:46 PM by StriderMS

I just hope their funding lasts the full season so we don't see a drop of production values by the end. I loved the first season, and I would really hate to see a particular timeslot cause it to falter.

Apr 11, 2010 3:36 PM by TwistedChick

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