thriceplus wrote:With Gosho being increasingly hiatus prone (and being on hiatus again), now's an interesting time to talk about what you expect the long term plans for the Conan anime are. I think there are two separate questions
1. With Gosho announcing a long hiatus very recently on top of all the previous hiatus, how would you expect the anime to deal with the issue of gradually fewer source material? Assume Gosho doesn't come back for years, will the anime just run fillers until he's back?
2. When the Conan manga ends, what do you expect will happen to the anime? Especially if the Conan manga ends with Conan turning back into Shinichi. Will the anime just end? Will they pull a Boruto? Conan being episodic and retaining good ratings make wonder if they'll just twist the manga ending so Shinichi stays Conan forever and then just run anime original Conan fillers forever.
1. They already air a lot of fillers, so that won't change—there'll just be more of them, if Gosho's on hiatus long enough that the anime catches up to the manga (which I actually doubt will happen).
2. The movies will definitely go on for a while, and the anime, too—given that the Japanese audience doesn't really seem to care about the manga adaption part—I'm really not sure exactly how they'll choose to extend it, though. I guess the least risky way to do it would be to just keep doing things as they are, and not risk loosing viewers with a sequel series.
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