Parts of an anime episode: at start, "the story [so far] (up until the last episode," zenkai made no arasuji 前回までのあらすじ; then the cold open, in Japanese avant-title アバントタイトル; the intro or OP; which ends in the "sponsor," teikyou 提供; after the OP, the A Part Aパート; a commercial break, CM; before and after the commercial break, the "eyecatch," アイキャッチ; then the B Part Bパート; the ED with the credits; an after-credits scene, called a C Part Cパート in Japanese; and the "next episode preview," jikai yokoku 次回予告.


A diagram showing the structure of an anime episode and terms for its parts.

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