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walw6pK4Alo



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:53 pm Reply with quote
That's an interesting number, and quite pleasing too. I've been saying constantly since Angel Beat's fumble in the third act that anime being constrained to 13 or stretched to 24 can ruin what's otherwise a good show, and some stories naturally fit into odd episode counts that are otherwise impossible to receive outside of addenda OVAs. Ozma ran for 6 episodes, and that was already too long. Hyouka's going for 21 and that should finish it out just fine, but the recent Last Exile was several episodes too short at the same length, it needed that extra ~66 minutes to fill in some horrendously large gaps. I hope this becomes a more common occurrence in first run airings.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 2:03 pm Reply with quote
A little late on this, this has been known for quite some time already.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 2:03 pm Reply with quote
so what about eps 13-15? are they being included with a different volume?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 2:06 pm Reply with quote
I agree with walw6pK4Alo that there are some anime series that are too short, and others that are too long. I find the 17 episode count for Kokoro Connect interesting. It is good that this number of episodes is going to allow animate four arcs.

Kokoro Connect seems like a cool idea to me, and I hope we see more of the light novels animated in the near future.
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Fencedude5609



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 2:07 pm Reply with quote
The article is written really confusingly, there are seven volumes, broken down like this:

Hito Random: Volumes 1 + 2 (5 episodes)
Kizu Random: Volumes 3 + 4 (5 episodes)
Kako Random: Volume 5 (3 episodes)
Michi Random: Volumes 6 + 7 (4 episodes)
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 2:34 pm Reply with quote
Fencedude5609 wrote:
The article is written really confusingly, there are seven volumes, broken down like this:

Hito Random: Volumes 1 + 2 (5 episodes)
Kizu Random: Volumes 3 + 4 (5 episodes)
Kako Random: Volume 5 (3 episodes)
Michi Random: Volumes 6 + 7 (4 episodes)


I agree with you in this one. I had to go the anime website to figure it out. Seven volumes seem few, considering the episode count.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:42 pm Reply with quote
17eps that a weird number of episodes to stop at
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walw6pK4Alo



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:46 pm Reply with quote
firedragon54738 wrote:
17eps that a weird number of episodes to stop at


Far better than stopping at 12 or 13, which is what tends to happen more often than a show being dragged to 24 or 26.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 6:58 pm Reply with quote
I love Kokoro Connect, so this news was the best thing I could hear after coming home from having a filling xD

Now, if only they would announce that the JP BDs have English subs [/doubt it].
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:17 pm Reply with quote
The 4 words that come before Random roughly describe the type of situation that Heartseed puts the group in. I wonder what Michi and Kako refers to.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:08 am Reply with quote
This show has taken me by surprise and one I can't wait to see every week. 5 extra episodes is a blessing in my book. Wahoo! ( yeah, excited Smile )
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anigu



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:01 am Reply with quote
Looks like they can be more open-minded with the number of episodes after all. But still, 17 eps is a weird number.
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walw6pK4Alo



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:23 am Reply with quote
17 actually makes as much sense as 13 or 26, it's close to a third of a year.
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Fencedude5609



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:47 am Reply with quote
walw6pK4Alo wrote:
17 actually makes as much sense as 13 or 26, it's close to a third of a year.


Except those last 4 or 5 aren't even airing on TV, so thats irrelevant
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walw6pK4Alo



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:50 am Reply with quote
Fencedude5609 wrote:
walw6pK4Alo wrote:
17 actually makes as much sense as 13 or 26, it's close to a third of a year.


Except those last 4 or 5 aren't even airing on TV, so thats irrelevant


That's a shame, anime need to have their original TV runs not be dictated by seasonal schedules.
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