kei17 wrote:From what I know, all the anime shows in Kai's current timeslot on Fuji ended in March and there's no exceptions so far. As you know, in fact, they even cancelled episode 98 of Kai to start airing Toriko at the beginning of April. I doubt they'll let the Buu arc continue through spring.
What you say is absolutely true. However, there doesn't appear to be any upcoming Toei Animation cartoons that could replace Dragon Ball Kai
as early as spring. A new Digimon
animated series is slated for spring but the previous Digimon
series aired on TV Asahi in the slot currently held by World Trigger
. Toei Animation is not adverse to doing series that are only two cours long given their recent Abarenbou Rikishi!! Matsutarou
ran in that slot for only six months and Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo R
, which ran between April and September on NTV. Since 2009 Fuji TV and Toei Animation have made the 9AM Sunday block something of a Weekly JUMP block. Is it really that likely that Digimon
will take the 9AM slot in spring? Especially with a Dragon Ball
movie coming out and needing promotion? Dragon Ball Kai
has been dragging its feet for so long I can't help but think this might have been a calculated[ly cheap] way to promote the upcoming film. It also buys Fuji TV's partner in crime an extra three months to produce a successor after 2014 has been their busiest year by far. If Fuji TV was willing to air Dragon Ball Kai
again I can't imagine putting up with it through spring 2014 would bother them.
The series would still wind up being three weeks short of a full five cours, right? Perhaps one of those weeks will be a special to help promote the film ala the crossover from 2013?