That isn't point at quality, that's a parameter: "write a story that fits x minutes instead of y".
To say anime with longer runtimes are somehow inherently *better* than those with shorter would completely ignore how entire genres make using short run times an art form.
Gundam Unicorn has a series runtime just short of a 22 episode anime. With some adjustments, it could very well have been adapted that way, or even shorter if need be.
For example a Unicorn TV series adaption could never work with fewer than 50 episodes.
Based on what? There's no reason to think you couldn't get the same plot points across in three ~22 minute segments vs one ~50 minute segment, which all but the final episode occupied.
Some events intra-episode would have to be switched around to prevent awkward cut offs (or not, even Gundam isn't a stranger to multiple-part stories), otherwise it works just fine.
ZZ is basically the ''third'' season.Alaska Slim wrote:ZZ disproves it, what's good about that story was told in the latter half. If it had started with the bloat in the first arc far more streamlined, or even just absent, it would have been far better for it.
Deflection; this has nothing to do with the point I was making here.
ZZ had the 50 episode template, and yet it clearly didn't need that many episodes, as it spent most of the first arc simply playing around. The introduction of the characters could have been far more truncated, and nothing of substance would have been lost.
Gundam does not need 50 episodes simply for being Gundam, the runtime needed to tell a story depends on the kind and scope of the story the writer is trying to make, not on the happenstance of simply being part of a franchise.