Originally Posted by Fireminer
You know, maybe the episodic animation does has a leverage: They are easier to create a long run franchise.
Let's see... How many tropes do you usually see in an anime?
The answers is "Dozens".
To put it simply, beside exceptional animes, a lot of shows are just recycle of tropes. But what would you do if you ran out of tropes? When there is nothing more to milk?
That is right, the play has to end.
For example, look at Pokemon. Or Doraemon. Or Crayon Shin-chan. Iconic, sets up by an episodic format.
I'm not entirely sure what you're saying: That these series have more tropes to exploit? That these series can use tropes continuously? That these series can extend to other audiences unfamiliar with it's previous content/use tropes after their audience have potentially forgotten them because of their length? What are you attempting to say?
Also tropes are that prominent in every medium :v .
@Dragonman, why are you looking at video comments shit like this proves that there are far better things to spend your time on ;_;