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Sun and Moon Anime- 138 episodes?

SammyW27

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Heck, part of me can't even believe they're bothering with a League since they've mucked up the Island Trials and there's barely any battling, let alone good battles, in this saga...

This isn't going to be a League. It's going to be a formality. (a poorly done one if they don't REALLY turn things around).

If Gen 8 were to get delayed to late 2020, then Sun & Moon would be extended to last that long.
I sure hope not :confused:
This saga already favors slice of life fillers--not even good slices at that--over a plot or story without making them do it for a 4th year.
Heck, they could resort to a Orange Islands/DA filler arc and I'd have trouble telling the difference between how that'd be much different from how they're doing things now...:cautious:
 
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This isn't going to be a League. It's going to be a formality. (a poorly done one if they don't REALLY turn things around).
You mean like the Kalos League? The writers didn't give two craps about that. It was an afterthought, seeing how they rushed through it to get to the Team Flare finale.

It'll be hard to be worse than Kalos League ended up being
 

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You mean like the Kalos League? The writers didn't give two craps about that. It was an afterthought, seeing how they rushed through it to get to the Team Flare finale.

It'll be hard to be worse than Kalos League ended up being
Yeah, kind of.
At least we had the Flare finale to make up for the Legaue. Or at least I really liked it. Heck, I was more interested in/looking forward to Team Flare thane the League from the start. And heck, I think I'm the only person satisfied with how the Kalos League went. Oh sure, the first 2 episodes sucked, but after that it was pretty good. Besides, I NEVER thought for a second Ash would win. :p

As I said, Alola has little battling to begin with and few rivals. Unless they turn things around big time in 2019 (and what's left this year), it really won't be much a of a League...:cautious:
 

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SM103 - December 30, 2018
SM104 - January 6, 2019
I don't see them *not* taking a break for New Year's.

SM130 - July 7, 2019
SM131 - July 14, 2019
SM132 - July 21, 2019
SM133 - July 28, 2019
I'm guessing Mewtwo Strikes Back: Evolution will come out July 12th, so I can see TV-Tokyo taking the 7th off to air Everyone's Story. And then no new episode on the 14th.
 

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I'm guessing Mewtwo Strikes Back: Evolution will come out July 12th, so I can see TV-Tokyo taking the 7th off to air Everyone's Story. And then no new episode on the 14th.
Why would they take a two-week break on July? Last September's was enough, and there's bound to be one between the SM finale and the next series' premiere.
 

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Gag returns, but without full episode number.

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C-087 could be a reference to TM87, Swagger, one of Tsareena's primary moves.

SM096 - November 11, 2018
SM097 - November 18, 2018
SM098 - November 25, 2018
SM099 - December 2, 2018
SM100 - December 9, 2018
SM101 - December 16, 2018
SM102 - December 23, 2018
New Year Break
SM103 - January 6, 2019
SM104 - January 13, 2019
SM105 - January 20, 2019
SM106 - January 27, 2019
SM107 - February 3, 2019
SM108 - February 10, 2019
SM109 - February 17, 2019
SM110 - February 24, 2019
SM111 - March 3, 2019
SM112 - March 10, 2019
SM113 - March 17, 2019
SM114 - March 24, 2019
SM115 - March 31, 2019
SM116 - April 7, 2019
SM117 - April 14, 2019
SM118 - April 21, 2019
SM119 - April 28, 2019
SM120 - May 5, 2019
SM121 - May 12, 2019
SM122 - May 19, 2019
SM123 - May 26, 2019
SM124 - June 2, 2019
SM125 - June 9, 2019
SM126 - June 16, 2019
SM127 - June 23, 2019
SM128 - June 30, 2019
SM129 - July 7, 2019
SM130 - July 14, 2019
SM131 - July 21, 2019
SM132 - July 28, 2019
SM133 - August 4, 2019
SM134 - August 11, 2019
SM135 - August 18, 2019
SM136 - August 25, 2019
SM137 - September 1, 2019
SM138 - September 8, 2019

If we get the same amount of breaks as XY, then:

SM138 - October 13, 2019

So, based on things we know:

SM105 - January 20, 2019
SM106 - January 27, 2019
SM107 - February 3, 2019
SM108 - February 10, 2019
SM109 - February 17, 2019
SM110 - February 24, 2019
SM111 - March 3, 2019
SM112 - March 10, 2019
SM113 - March 17, 2019
SM114 - March 24, 2019
SM115 - March 31, 2019
SM116 - April 7, 2019
SM117 - April 14, 2019
SM118 - April 21, 2019
SM119 - April 28, 2019
SM120 - May 5, 2019
SM121 - May 12, 2019
SM122 - May 19, 2019
SM123 - May 26, 2019
SM124 - June 2, 2019
SM125 - June 9, 2019
SM126 - June 16, 2019
SM127 - June 23, 2019
SM128 - June 30, 2019
SM129 - July 7, 2019
SM130 - July 14, 2019
SM131 - July 21, 2019
SM132 - July 28, 2019
SM133 - August 4, 2019
SM134 - August 11, 2019
SM135 - August 18, 2019
SM136 - August 25, 2019
SM137 - September 1, 2019
SM138 - September 8, 2019

If we get the same amount of breaks as XY, then:

SM138 - October 13, 2019
 

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I'm not sure if I could see SM ending that early in October. It really depends on when the new generation games come out. An October release wouldn't be out of the question and there could be a week or two break between the end of SM and the start of a new series as well. However, I think a November release would be more likely given that has been when most of the main series titles have been released lately and early Christmas shoppers would help to boost the sales even more. I could see SM lasting until late October or early November with that in mind.
 

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People are forgetting about the 1-Hour specials which they do and the 2 Specials at the end, I have a feeling SM is gonna last longer than BW and XY if it runs till November, it'll at least last 145-150 Episodes, If we don't get the Gen 8 Game announced this month and its announced it late February which mostly means it'll release in mid-November just like Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon so let's see.

SM105 - January 20, 2019
SM106 - January 27, 2019
SM107 - February 3, 2019
SM108 - February 10, 2019
SM109 - February 17, 2019
SM110 - February 24, 2019
SM111 - March 3, 2019
SM112 - March 10, 2019
SM113 - March 17, 2019
SM114 - March 24, 2019
SM115 - March 31, 2019
SM116 - April 7, 2019
SM117 - April 14, 2019
SM118 - April 21, 2019
SM119 - April 28, 2019
SM120 - May 5, 2019
SM121 - May 12, 2019
SM122 - May 19, 2019
SM123 - May 26, 2019
SM124 - June 2, 2019
SM125 - June 9, 2019
SM126 - June 16, 2019
SM127 - June 23, 2019
SM128 - June 30, 2019
SM129 - July 7, 2019
SM130 - July 14, 2019
SM131 - July 21, 2019
SM132 - July 28, 2019
SM133 - August 4, 2019
SM134 - August 11, 2019
SM135 - August 18, 2019
SM136 - August 25, 2019
SM137 - September 1, 2019
SM138 - September 8, 2019
SM140 - September 15, 2019
SM141 - September 22, 2019
SM142 - September 29, 2019
SM143 and SM144 - October 6, 2019
SM145 - October 13, 2019
SM146 - October 20, 2019
SM147 ( Final Episode of the Main Series )- October 27, 2019
SM148 - Special 1 - November 3, 2019
SM149: Special 1 - November 10, 2019
New Games Release on November 15, 2019 ( The 15th of November is a Friday, games are released on Fridays )
November 17, 2019 - New Anime Series Starts

Those are my predictions, it may end one week earlier if they throw another One-Hour Special in there ( Never Trust TV Tokyo )...
 

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They take one-week breaks when they air two-parter specials. There is also other breaks.
 
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138 episodes for SM seems likely to me. The amount of episodes per series has been decreasing by 2 since Best Wishes, which counts 142 episodes. XY counts 140 and now that SM follows up after XY and has teased us twice with the magical number 138, I think it will count 138 episodes.
 

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Based on recent air dates:

SM116 - April 7, 2019
SM117 - April 14, 2019
SM118 - April 21, 2019
SM119 - April 28, 2019
SM120 - May 5, 2019
SM121 - May 12, 2019
SM122 - May 19, 2019
SM123 - May 26, 2019
SM124 - June 2, 2019
SM125 - June 9, 2019
SM126 - June 16, 2019
SM127 - June 23, 2019
SM128 - June 30, 2019
SM129 - July 7, 2019
SM130 - July 14, 2019
SM131 - July 21, 2019
SM132 - July 28, 2019
SM133 - August 4, 2019
SM134 - August 11, 2019
SM135 - August 18, 2019
SM136 - August 25, 2019
SM137 - September 1, 2019
SM138 - September 8, 2019

If we get the same amount of breaks as XY, then:

SM138 - October 13, 2019

And then we'll get the new games and the anime in late october/early november.
 

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I could see that happening probably around the week of the 10th for November is more than likely.
 

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However, some claim that the Japanese website labels the release date as "Winter 2019" which indicates December only. But then it leaves many question marks behind, such as if the month is that specific, then why doesn't GF simply say "December 2019", or why English trailer needs a different word than Japanese.
 

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They may not have wanted to set a specific month for the release in case there are some issues with the development. I just wouldn't take the Winter 2019 information on the Japanese site as one hundred percent confirmation that the games are going to be released then. December would seem pretty late for a release date, but I'm also just used to the October or November time frame for main series games. If the games are going to be released in December, then they'll definitely have to make SM last a few months longer.
 

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Or we could get a record breaking break between series...<__<
 

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While that wouldn't be impossible, I really doubt that's going to be the case. I don't think it would be that hard to stretch out SM until November or December and there's usually at most only a couple of weeks off before a new series starts.
 
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