Anime movies based on popular TV shows are far from uncommon. Just take a look at all the awesome movies spawned from One Piece, My Hero Academia, and Dragon Ball Z. However, there are a lot of fantastic anime movies that would work as TV shows; allowing them to tell their stories unabridged.
Movies like Akira - which wowed audiences worldwide when originally released - had to sacrifice so much of its source material, just to fit within the limited runtime of the silver screen. Even original anime movies like Promare could use more time to play around in the wonderful world they just created. There's also the matter of fan-favorite manga series that surprisingly only received an Original Video Animation episode or two, instead of getting the traditional TV season they deserved, such as the cult classic Battle Angel Alita. These series and more deserve more time to shine on the smaller, but still prestigious, TV screen.
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