ThePachyon wrote:If they take a break and there is a budget increase, I think we'll be in for quite the delectable animated treat. I guess at this point I just wish we could get confirmation/air date for Stardust at this point. I wonder if it will start airing before All Star Battle comes out.
I don't think there will be a break anymore. Next week we'll know for sure really. Either we'll get a confirmation next week or the next one on Jump or something like that, or we'll know by just analyzing the anime's pacing... As it is now it's already kinda confirmed though. Since at least 26 episodes are confirmed and the 10.5 chapters lasting of Part 2 really aren't material to fill 4 more episodes, judging by today's episode, 26 is pretty much Part 3 already.
I'm starting to think it's all planned out, like so: episode 25 being the Part 2 finale and episode 26 being the first episode of Part 3, both of them on a single BDVD volume... Since the end of Part 2 ties in directly with the beginning of Part 3.