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19th Jan '16 12:45:51 PM Willbyr
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* ''{{Naruto}}'', as you might expect from the [[OvertookTheManga vast differences in the speed of the production of the anime and manga]], uses this often. Frequently during a fight (especially the [[TournamentArc Chunin Exam]] {{arc}}), after someone uses a special technique of any kind, another character will spend the next 10-20 seconds explaining it [[TalkingIsAFreeAction before the attack is even done]]. The Land of the Waves arc, in all seriousness, flashed back to ''[[ViewersAreGoldfish something that had happened 5 minutes ago]]''.
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* ''{{Naruto}}'', ''Franchise/{{Naruto}}'', as you might expect from the [[OvertookTheManga vast differences in the speed of the production of the anime and manga]], uses this often. Frequently during a fight (especially the [[TournamentArc Chunin Exam]] {{arc}}), after someone uses a special technique of any kind, another character will spend the next 10-20 seconds explaining it [[TalkingIsAFreeAction before the attack is even done]]. The Land of the Waves arc, in all seriousness, flashed back to ''[[ViewersAreGoldfish something that had happened 5 minutes ago]]''.

** The worst example of this in the ''OnePiece'' anime was episode 377, which covered a single chapter that had no extended action sequences or was particularly dialogue heavy. The first full ten minutes were a recap of the previous episode and the rest of the episode was full of pans and zooms. However, the events being covered were very dramatic, and the artwork was movie-quality, so it's a bit more forgivable.
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** The worst example of this in the ''OnePiece'' anime was episode 377, which covered a single chapter that had no extended action sequences or was particularly dialogue heavy. The first full ten minutes were a recap of the previous episode and the rest of the episode was full of pans and zooms. However, the events being covered were very dramatic, and the artwork was movie-quality, so it's a bit more forgivable.

* The matches between big-name teams in ''SlamDunk'' suffer from this too. Not only in the anime, where a single 40-minute match takes up around five 24-minute episodes (in average, being generous) to have a result, but ''also in the manga'', in which they take mostly ''three whole volumes'' from start to finish. While other things that usually would take much longer (such as Sakuragi spending one whole week improving on his shooting) are said and done in a single issue. ** Sports anime series in general tend to be guilty of this. Perhaps the earliest offender would be the original ''CaptainTsubasa'' anime series. Later remakes would shorten the matches somewhat,though. * ''NininGaShinobuden'' parodies this, with Onsokumaru into a long series of flashbacks from the previous week of his life... to explain something that occurred five minutes earlier. All of the ninja wonder why he wasted their time.
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* The matches between big-name teams in ''SlamDunk'' ''Manga/SlamDunk'' suffer from this too. Not only in the anime, where a single 40-minute match takes up around five 24-minute episodes (in average, being generous) to have a result, but ''also in the manga'', in which they take mostly ''three whole volumes'' from start to finish. While other things that usually would take much longer (such as Sakuragi spending one whole week improving on his shooting) are said and done in a single issue. ** Sports anime series in general tend to be guilty of this. Perhaps the earliest offender would be the original ''CaptainTsubasa'' ''Manga/CaptainTsubasa'' anime series. Later remakes would shorten the matches somewhat,though. * ''NininGaShinobuden'' ''Manga/NininGaShinobuden'' parodies this, with Onsokumaru into a long series of flashbacks from the previous week of his life... to explain something that occurred five minutes earlier. All of the ninja wonder why he wasted their time.

* In {{Anime/Street Fighter II V}}, one of the worst inaction sequences was in the second-to-last episode, where about 4 minutes into the episode consisted of nothing but M. Bison powering up and the Shadowlaw base collapsing.
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* In {{Anime/Street Fighter II V}}, ''Anime/StreetFighterIIV'', one of the worst inaction sequences was in the second-to-last episode, where about 4 minutes into the episode consisted of nothing but M. Bison powering up and the Shadowlaw base collapsing.

* Being a deconstruction of the FightingSeries PlayedForLaughs, MutekiKanbanMusume Played this trope so straight it could be a parody at episode 2B: Kankuro and Miki are less than ten meters apart before their fight. Then Kankuro begins to run towards Miki to attack her, and [[CallingYourAttacks he manages to imitate the voice over of a local train before fighting]]. Miki stays immobile while [[ToThePain she begins to imitate the voiceover of a bullet train]] and adopts an AssKickingPose. Then she begins to run towards Kankuro. [[CombatCommentator Akihiko desperately cries to Kankuro to stop]]. Kankuro manages to answer that [[UpToEleven he will increase the power]]. [[InactionSequence Miki and Kankuro take one minute and ten seconds running into themselves a distance of less than ten meters]]. [[RuleOfCool And itís epic]]. -----
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* Being a deconstruction of the FightingSeries PlayedForLaughs, MutekiKanbanMusume Played ''Manga/MutekiKanbanMusume'' played this trope so straight it could be a parody at episode 2B: Kankuro and Miki are less than ten meters apart before their fight. Then Kankuro begins to run towards Miki to attack her, and [[CallingYourAttacks he manages to imitate the voice over of a local train before fighting]]. Miki stays immobile while [[ToThePain she begins to imitate the voiceover of a bullet train]] and adopts an AssKickingPose. Then she begins to run towards Kankuro. [[CombatCommentator Akihiko desperately cries to Kankuro to stop]]. Kankuro manages to answer that [[UpToEleven he will increase the power]]. [[InactionSequence Miki and Kankuro take one minute and ten seconds running into themselves a distance of less than ten meters]]. [[RuleOfCool And itís epic]]. -----epic]]. ----
5th Jan '16 8:32:57 PM Willbyr
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** Much less {{egregious}} in the remake, ''DragonballKai'', though it still has its share of monologues. The amount of pointless chattering removed is truly amazing.
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** Much less {{egregious}} in the remake, ''DragonballKai'', ''Anime/DragonballKai'', though it still has its share of monologues. The amount of pointless chattering removed is truly amazing.
17th Dec '15 5:48:32 AM VPhantom
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* The all-time king of this sort of time-filler is the anime of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' (or in some circles "[[FanNickname Drag-On Ball]]"), where a single fight scene can last upwards of five episodes ''before the first punch is thrown''. It was one of the earliest examples of this trope, as the rule was to make each episode match one chapter of the manga. To their credit, they did sometimes engage in LampshadeHanging, such as when Goku tries to emulate the silly pose of his opponent, and points out that it looks cool, but offers no tactical advantage. As the joke goes: "How many ''Dragonball Z'' characters does it take to change a light bulb? One, but it takes him six episodes to do it." And that's if it's just a minor event. If changing a lightbulb is a major plot point, it will take half the cast, an entire season, and at least two wishes on the Dragonballs. These examples were mostly due to Filler, as the original manga was a lot faster paced.
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* The all-time king of this sort of time-filler is the anime of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' (or in some circles "[[FanNickname Drag-On Ball]]"), Ball Z]]"), where a single fight scene can last upwards of five episodes ''before the first punch is thrown''. It was one of the earliest examples of this trope, as the rule was to make each episode match one chapter of the manga. To their credit, they did sometimes engage in LampshadeHanging, such as when Goku tries to emulate the silly pose of his opponent, and points out that it looks cool, but offers no tactical advantage. As the joke goes: "How many ''Dragonball Z'' characters does it take to change a light bulb? One, but it takes him six episodes to do it." And that's if it's just a minor event. If changing a lightbulb is a major plot point, it will take half the cast, an entire season, and at least two wishes on the Dragonballs. These examples were mostly due to Filler, as the original manga was a lot faster paced.
17th Dec '15 5:48:13 AM VPhantom
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-->-- A common [[LightBulbJoke joke]] among DragonBallZ fandom
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-->-- A common [[LightBulbJoke joke]] among DragonBallZ Anime/DragonBallZ fandom

* The all-time king of this sort of time-filler is the anime of ''{{Dragonball}}'' (or in some circles "[[FanNickname Drag-On Ball]]"), where a single fight scene can last upwards of five episodes ''before the first punch is thrown''. It was one of the earliest examples of this trope, as the rule was to make each episode match one chapter of the manga. To their credit, they did sometimes engage in LampshadeHanging, such as when Goku tries to emulate the silly pose of his opponent, and points out that it looks cool, but offers no tactical advantage. As the joke goes: "How many ''Dragonball Z'' characters does it take to change a light bulb? One, but it takes him six episodes to do it." And that's if it's just a minor event. If changing a lightbulb is a major plot point, it will take half the cast, an entire season, and at least two wishes on the Dragonballs. These examples were mostly due to Filler, as the original manga was a lot faster paced.
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* The all-time king of this sort of time-filler is the anime of ''{{Dragonball}}'' ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' (or in some circles "[[FanNickname Drag-On Ball]]"), where a single fight scene can last upwards of five episodes ''before the first punch is thrown''. It was one of the earliest examples of this trope, as the rule was to make each episode match one chapter of the manga. To their credit, they did sometimes engage in LampshadeHanging, such as when Goku tries to emulate the silly pose of his opponent, and points out that it looks cool, but offers no tactical advantage. As the joke goes: "How many ''Dragonball Z'' characters does it take to change a light bulb? One, but it takes him six episodes to do it." And that's if it's just a minor event. If changing a lightbulb is a major plot point, it will take half the cast, an entire season, and at least two wishes on the Dragonballs. These examples were mostly due to Filler, as the original manga was a lot faster paced.
17th Dec '15 4:30:07 AM StarTropes
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Often, you'll have heroes spend entire episodes [[TrashTalk taunting each other]] mid-battle, [[CombatCommentator explaining their last move in excruciating detail]], [[ToThePain explaining their next move in even more excruciating detail]], [[CallingYourAttacks calling their attacks]], building up their BattleAura, gathering their composure for the next attack, [[AssKickingPose adopting a silly pose]], reflecting on all the things they stand to lose if they don't win this one, or just [[ContemplateOurNavels being randomly philosophical]].
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Often, you'll have heroes spend entire episodes [[TrashTalk taunting each other]] mid-battle, [[CombatCommentator explaining their last move in excruciating detail]], [[ToThePain explaining their next move in even more excruciating detail]], [[CallingYourAttacks calling their attacks]], building up their BattleAura, gathering their composure for the next attack, [[AssKickingPose adopting a silly pose]], reflecting on all the things they stand to lose if they don't win this one, telling their life stories, or just [[ContemplateOurNavels being randomly philosophical]].
11th Dec '15 8:27:19 AM Cavery210
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* The all-time king of this sort of time-filler is ''{{Dragonball}}'' (or in some circles "[[FanNickname Drag-On Ball]]"), where a single fight scene can last upwards of five episodes ''before the first punch is thrown''. It was one of the earliest examples of this trope, as the rule was to make each episode match one chapter of the manga. To their credit, they did sometimes engage in LampshadeHanging, such as when Goku tries to emulate the silly pose of his opponent, and points out that it looks cool, but offers no tactical advantage. As the joke goes: "How many ''Dragonball Z'' characters does it take to change a light bulb? One, but it takes him six episodes to do it." And that's if it's just a minor event. If changing a lightbulb is a major plot point, it will take half the cast, an entire season, and at least two wishes on the Dragonballs.
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* The all-time king of this sort of time-filler is the anime of ''{{Dragonball}}'' (or in some circles "[[FanNickname Drag-On Ball]]"), where a single fight scene can last upwards of five episodes ''before the first punch is thrown''. It was one of the earliest examples of this trope, as the rule was to make each episode match one chapter of the manga. To their credit, they did sometimes engage in LampshadeHanging, such as when Goku tries to emulate the silly pose of his opponent, and points out that it looks cool, but offers no tactical advantage. As the joke goes: "How many ''Dragonball Z'' characters does it take to change a light bulb? One, but it takes him six episodes to do it." And that's if it's just a minor event. If changing a lightbulb is a major plot point, it will take half the cast, an entire season, and at least two wishes on the Dragonballs. These examples were mostly due to Filler, as the original manga was a lot faster paced.
2nd Dec '15 10:13:34 AM bowserbros
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** Speaking of the original series, this trope is kinda [[UnbuiltTrope unbuilt]] early on in the story. When Oolong first confronts Goku, he transforms into a bull and smack-talks him in an attempt to drive him off, since Oolong isn't all that strong. Goku is pretty much unfazed, and asks Oolong to fight him already. This ends up dragging on long enough for Oolong's transformation to wear off, forcing him to run out of sight before anyone finds out that he's just a tiny little pig.
17th Nov '15 6:25:34 PM shatterstar
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17th Nov '15 6:25:33 PM shatterstar
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** It seems that this trope is either Kazuki Takahashi's fault or the writers got much better as pacing the duels as most examples of this trope is confined to whenever Yugi (the protagonist of the first series) appeared. Its other three sequels (([[Anime/YuGiOh5Ds 5Ds]], [[Anime/YuGiOhZexal ZEXAL]] and [[Anime/YuGiOhArcV Arc-V]]) tends to mostly follow the length set in GX. The only exception is season of 5Ds, which is usually about 3-4 episodes per duels, which is still ''much'' shorter than the original series.
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** It seems that this trope is either Kazuki Takahashi's fault or the writers got much better as pacing the duels as most examples of this trope is confined to whenever Yugi (the protagonist of the first series) appeared. Its other three sequels (([[Anime/YuGiOh5Ds ([[Anime/YuGiOh5Ds 5Ds]], [[Anime/YuGiOhZexal ZEXAL]] and [[Anime/YuGiOhArcV Arc-V]]) tends to mostly follow the length set in GX. The only exception is season of 5Ds, which is usually about 3-4 episodes per duels, which is still ''much'' shorter than the original series.
17th Nov '15 5:06:34 PM shatterstar
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