The Spring 2019 anime season is right around the corner. Unfortunately, it seems that there is even less late night anime for next season than last year. Spring 2018 featured a total of 42 late night anime, but as we approach spring 2019, they only listed 15 late night titles. This is a huge decrease, though they still did not list the anime which have yet to announce their schedules. But even if they also added them, the numbers are still down from last year.
Japanese twitter user, @anime_local, recently listed all the late night anime from last spring and all the late night anime for this upcoming spring season:
Now that’s a lot, and it shows around a 60% decrease from last year. Now, there are a lot of theories as to why this has happened. They range from shortage of good manga, light novels, or other source material to adapt, to a change in anime work conditions. There’s also the fact that there are plenty of anime studios which filed for bankruptcy in the last year. However, there are also more optimistic theories stating that the smaller number of series might mean that studios are finally working on the animation quality more, rather than the quantity of series.
source: Sora News 24