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smilieface23

  • Washington
  • Joined Oct 28, 2010
  • 26 / F

My boyfriend watches a lot of anime and for a while I was totally against it.  Eventually it became a "if you can't beat-em join-em" situation.  So, I slowly started to find things that I liked.  I soon came to realize that with reality TV, which I hate with a passion, taking over the majority of air waves, anime was the way to go.

The one thing I have always wondered though is why the most popular length for a show is around 24 episodes.  Unlike sitcoms, animes have the luxury of the characters aging only when the artist changes what they look like.  My favorite TV shows are things like Boy Meets World (follows Cory from like the age of 13 to the end of college), Sabrina the Teenage Witch (beginning of HS, through college, and then after), and Gilmore Girls (again, all through high school and into college).

Why is it that animes rarely seem to last this long?  And when they do, they're not these types of plot lines; instead they are things like Naruto, which as much as my boyfriend likes it, I just can't get into it.

An example of a great show that could've gone on longer would be Ouran High School Host Club.  While I would scream if Haruhi didn't end up with Tamaki, we are left with a bit of a cliff hanger.  I mean they didn't even end the show with a kiss.  The writers definitely could've come up with at least a second season!

Anyways, that's just my opinion.  I'd like to know if anyone has any ideas as to why anime shows are usually only one season long.

Thanks!

Life on anime

  • 32 Minutes
  • 19 Hours
  • 4 Days
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Anime ratings

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189 total

Manga ratings

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10 total

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Ambition says...

Hey, I jut noticed your comment on my profile, and I really appreciated it. I have since spent time looking at yours, and it is awesome!

Jun 1, 2014
duchessliz says...

I grew up on Boy Meets World and Sabrina too! Reading that someone else still remembers those shows fondly brought a smile to my face! Thanks for that! xD

Jan 26, 2014
Kimuere says...

ofc i will never read your review. i read your comment cause it didnt have a rating, cause like i intended to let you know, you cant rate properly and here is why:

nº1) (5+7+7+7)/4 = 4;

nº2) rating 4/10 cause of the last 9 mins (need to say more?).

regarding your comment to my comment:

first- i can use my time the way i want and i felt like letting you know there are people who can give negative opinions on negative opinions;

second- i wouldnt call it a shoujo, cause i have many female  friends that watch shoujos but dont like harems.(this is arguable). i also dont agree with- its shoujo- im a girl- i make part of the target audience; 

third- true we should have both negatives and positives reviews, if they are well made reviews. if they score poorly, or lets say, score 4/10 and because of the last 9 minutes i will automaticaly assume they are trash and that you felt like hating cause its your hobby or you had nothing else to do;

fourth-  "I liked the show well enough up until the last 9 minutes" dont know what kinda of ending you expected out of a harem commedy, but it was overall a very good ending imo. i just feel it is impossible not to expect what happend in the ending if you were liking a show that was developing towards there. 

Lastly- just admit it you didnt like the show and felt anger cause of it. one good review tryes to describe something so that other people would consider knowing it or not. wat you did was give it a poor score so others wont watch it, so feel achamed about it and try growing into a reviewr that respects the ones who produce anime so people enjoy watching it.

THIS  is just my opinion on your opinion.

Apr 20, 2013
Szwagier says...

Hey. About the ending of Love Roma - I'm sorry to say I've read it long time ago and can't recall  how it ended at this point in time ^^' Checking back on my review I can guess it ended quite abruptly (since I usually don't nitpick so much about open ending, yet I did so this time) so it might not be the perfect title for you (slamming a laptop into a wall would certainly be a bad move) but i'd still risk reading it. What I do recall 2 years from the moment I written the review isn't the plot, or the lack of ending, but some really touching scenes that made it worthwile.

But then again - quickly looking through your watched list -  I'd much rather point you towards Honey and Clover (and Honey and Clover 2) since I do believe this show is a must watch for a romance/slice of life fan ;]

Nov 17, 2011
Aro says...

I came to thank your for your comment on my first review and that I've replied to it there as well, but wow those are some anime stats O_o

Apr 10, 2011