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Boruto, Pokémon Sun & Moon Anime Switch Timeslots to Sunday Starting in October




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Яeverse



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:51 am Reply with quote
Another boruto change wow.

I loved looking forward to boruto before work.
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KutovoiAnton



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:02 am Reply with quote
Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t Chibi Maruko-chan is airing on Fuji at 6 p.m.? I’m not sure Pokemon can handle this fight.
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Ushio



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:56 am Reply with quote
KutovoiAnton wrote:
Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t Chibi Maruko-chan is airing on Fuji at 6 p.m.? I’m not sure Pokemon can handle this fight.


TV shows don't compete with what's in the same timeslot they compete with programs on the same channel.

Will Boruto and Pokémon be able to get better ratings than the programs they are replacing in this new timeslot? will the programs that are taking their current timeslots get better ratings?

Those are what the network takes into account not what is on other channels.
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JaggedAuthor



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:45 pm Reply with quote
Since Boruto is being removed from prime time, could this be taken as an indicator that the show is underperforming?
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tintor2



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:50 pm Reply with quote
JaggedAuthor wrote:
Since Boruto is being removed from prime time, could this be taken as an indicator that the show is underperforming?

I really have no idea but there was a staff change after Momoshiki's arc. Still, isn't the Sunday time slot quite more challenging?
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Wyvern



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:23 pm Reply with quote
JaggedAuthor wrote:
Since Boruto is being removed from prime time, could this be taken as an indicator that the show is underperforming?


Hard to say, but this probably has more to do with the fact that Sundays are popular days for TV viewing in Japan. Many of the most popular anime on TV, such as One Piece, Precure, Sazae-San and Chibi Maruko-Chan, all air on Sunday. It's becoming the day for popular anime, it seems.
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Shinuki



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:39 pm Reply with quote
JaggedAuthor wrote:
Since Boruto is being removed from prime time, could this be taken as an indicator that the show is underperforming?


Way to go and forget that Pokemon (the most popular anime of Tv Tokyo) is changing together, the channel even stated in the article that is because Sunday is the best day to relax and watch anime.
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JaggedAuthor



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:36 pm Reply with quote
Shinuki wrote:
JaggedAuthor wrote:
Since Boruto is being removed from prime time, could this be taken as an indicator that the show is underperforming?


Way to go and forget that Pokemon (the most popular anime of Tv Tokyo) is changing together, the channel even stated in the article that is because Sunday is the best day to relax and watch anime.


I didn't forget that Pokemon is also changing timeslots, but since this is the second time in less than a year that it's happened to Boruto, I'm genuinely curious as to why. I took the network's statement about Sunday being a good day for relaxation with a grain of salt, as it was vague and didn't shed much light on how well Boruto is performing in its current slot. While this isn't the case with every timeslot shakeup, networks typically move shows around when they're not entirely satisfied with their numbers and feel that they'd do a better job of connecting with their respective target audiences on different days and/or times. This isn't necessarily an indicator that a show is failing, but it can often be taken to mean that it's not pulling in the desired numbers for its specific slot. Of course, that may not be the case here, and based on some of the answers I've gotten, I'm inclined to believe that it's more a matter of TV Tokyo wanting to compete with other networks' Sunday anime blocks.

I hadn't heard about Boruto's recent staff changes. I'd definitely be interested to learn more.
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D-Rock



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:13 am Reply with quote
I saw the word "Switch" and got overly excited for a second.
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