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    26/52 episodes?

    I just have a question, haven't you noticed that many series have 26/52 episodes or at least seasons that long? Is there a reason to this? Commercial? Story-wise? Because it makes me think that if series are imparted a certain number of episodes, it kind of limits the creativity?

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    There is 52 weeks on a year, so they program the series based on that particular number of weeks (52 eps = 1 year of programing, 26 eps = 1/2 year) ... Thats also why the smaller series are 13 chapters long....

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    Ah interesting I see, it's weird because over here when there's an anime serie on TV there's minimum a new episode each day

    But I guess it's primarily like that for Japan, although I find it sad, it would mean it goes on TV on holidays when people might not be watching TV.

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    Yes, you might see them as "seasons" ie: 4 seasons in a year

    13+13=26 , 26+26=52 , or 12+26=38

    Examples:

    13 eps. "serial experiments lain"
    26 eps: " Last Exile", "Evangelion"
    38 eps: "Nadia: the secret of blue water"
    52 eps: "I actually can't think of one right now..."

    So most anime's have a total of 13, 26, 38, or 52 episodes. Of course there are animes that go on forever such as Naruto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GallComp
    Thats also why the smaller series are 13 chapters long....

    except Hellsing... I think there might have been another reason behind that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by youth_anime_fan
    52 eps: "I actually can't think of one right now..."
    FMA is close at 56 i believe


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    Quote Originally Posted by GallComp
    There is 52 weeks on a year, so they program the series based on that particular number of weeks (52 eps = 1 year of programing, 26 eps = 1/2 year) ... Thats also why the smaller series are 13 chapters long....
    Yeah...what he/she said...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TakuHonji
    Yeah...what he/she said...
    HE please..... Also Gundam Seed was about 52 chapters long if I remember correctly...

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