I have been thinking about this for a while, but I haven't really been watching enough just-released anime to form a picture of what type of series are broadcast when.
I'm interested to know if publishers pick certain seasons for a show to be published? Or do they release it as soon as they have the idea, in the nearest season?
I'm sure there could be lots of reasons for a show to be published in a particular season instead of another one:
- Scheduled Christmas Episodes, Valentines Day/White Day
- School Holidays / School Year
- Seasonal trends for particular genres
- Publishers know a similar title / popular title will be coming out
I don't really see any trends with this though.
The answer could be very publisher-dependent, but is there any evidence that any companies knowingly wait until a preferred season?