Feels like they're trying to do 1 chapter = half an episode (where the entire pilot episode is the first chapter, which is longer). If they really do go for that, depending on if they skip any of the first 10-15 chapters or not, each individual episode might have some weird arc splits like this one did, heh.
What? o.O I have experience with anime and manga! And I am of the opinion that successfully animating through the Vice-President's arc, along with everything beforehand, would take more than 13 episodes to do effectively in classic Shounen style!