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Posted 9/19/17 , edited 9/19/17
Hey everyone,

So, the other night my best friend and I were continuing to watch 'New Game!'. We were already half through the season, as we enjoyed the show, and stopped watching at the 9th episode.

Suddenly as we want to call it a night I glance at the progress list below the video player.
I see the Crunchyroll Premium Crown symbol for the 10th episode and think to myself : "Why would they put the last 3 episodes for premium members only?" I look to the right of the screen at the 'About this video' section regarding the show.

"Season 2 Episode 9"...I turn to my friend and go : "Dude, have we been watching the whole time the 2nd season?"
He goes : "Nooooooo man" as he scrolls through the progress list. We sat there in silence, suddenly burst out of laughter.

We could finally understand why the show was so weird at the beginning. We were thrown into a world where characters had no proper descriptions or any explanations at the beginning of the show. It finally made all sense as to why we had so many questions which had not been answered. We thought to ourselves that this would kinda ruin the feel of the show because we missed the whole beginning part of the show.

Now we are trying to figure out what to do, whether to finish the 2nd season and then move to the 1st one or to drop the whole thing and get back to it in a year again, starting it properly.

So what do you guys think about this whole story? What should we do? Has this ever happened to you guys? Feel free to comment your thoughts on this down below and I hope to discuss this with a few people out there.

Have a nice day and dftba!

P.S.: I seriously don't know how to reply and quote correctly on these forums
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Posted 9/19/17 , edited 9/19/17
Someone posted a thread just the other day about accidentally starting on the second season of Nisekoi, because the only differentiation of the seasons, is that the second season has a colon at the end.

I've always wondered why so many anime shows name separate seasons with different names. Why not just straight up say "Season 2". If it weren't for the internet, how would a new comer know that HS DxD New is the second season and HS DxD Born is the third season?

Or How about Working!!?

Season 1 is Working!!
Season 2 is Working'!!
Season 3 is Working!!!

are they just trying to confuse people with this?

Why did the Naruto anime change its name to Shippuden? The Manga is the same throughout.

Other people have complained that Crunchyroll shows the second season on top by default.

Honestly, I use an Amazon Firestick, and put the shows I want to watch in my Que, that way, when I click on the thumbnail in my que, it automatically takes me to the first episode, and from then on it takes me directly to the next episode I need to watch.
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Posted 9/19/17 , edited 9/19/17

HOOfan_1 wrote:
I've always wondered why so many anime shows name separate seasons with different names.


Marketing. My uninformed guess is that since it often takes years to develop and roll out new seasons of anime, creating a whole new "brand" for each season helps create hype.
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I would start watching season 1 and treat it like a prequel to your present time it is really well made
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HOOfan_1 wrote: Other people have complained that Crunchyroll shows the second season on top by default.


I think it lies mostly in the setup of CR's website, I agree that it is not the best I have witnessed.

I might have to look into that Firestick thing, might be useful in the future. Thanks!
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Posted 9/19/17 , edited 9/19/17
This is an interesting conundrum. S1 is fun, but S2 is big improvement over it IMO. The primary difference is that S1 has very little of the workplace/character drama that S2 has. There's no episode like Ep 2 (the design competition) or Ep 6 (the key visual episode) in the first season. If you've enjoyed the cute girls being cute/light comedy aspects of New Game!, then the first season will serve you well, and you might as well get started on it now.
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Yeah I might aswell just watch the first Season, I did like the 2nd one haha
It just bothers me because if I had started with S1 it might have been better in the whole. We shall see, thanks for your response!
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Posted 9/19/17 , edited 9/19/17
Thanks for your input, little detailed description helps a lot. I will probably just watch it, it is a pretty good show. Thanks!
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The first season of New Game is still worth your time.
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Given the tonal and directional differences between the two seasons, I'm actually curious what someone would think of the first season after only watching the second.
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Posted 9/19/17 , edited 9/19/17
I came in here to defend my AOTY.



I see I was mistaken.

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Posted 9/19/17 , edited 9/19/17
I had a friend who did that with an anime I recommended her. I forget which one it was but her complaining to me about them starting off with all these people, little to no background, and all the good stuff that happens when you skip a season, and then her reaction to me telling her she started the wrong season..

it was hilarious.

Finish Season 2, then jump into season 1, and if you want, rewatch season 2!
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Posted 9/19/17 , edited 9/19/17

Alezorc wrote:

Hey everyone,

So, the other night my best friend and I were continuing to watch 'New Game!'. We were already half through the season, as we enjoyed the show, and stopped watching at the 9th episode.

Suddenly as we want to call it a night I glance at the progress list below the video player.
I see the Crunchyroll Premium Crown symbol for the 10th episode and think to myself : "Why would they put the last 3 episodes for premium members only?" I look to the right of the screen at the 'About this video' section regarding the show.

"Season 2 Episode 9"...I turn to my friend and go : "Dude, have we been watching the whole time the 2nd season?"
He goes : "Nooooooo man" as he scrolls through the progress list. We sat there in silence, suddenly burst out of laughter.

We could finally understand why the show was so weird at the beginning. We were thrown into a world where characters had no proper descriptions or any explanations at the beginning of the show. It finally made all sense as to why we had so many questions which had not been answered. We thought to ourselves that this would kinda ruin the feel of the show because we missed the whole beginning part of the show.

Now we are trying to figure out what to do, whether to finish the 2nd season and then move to the 1st one or to drop the whole thing and get back to it in a year again, starting it properly.

So what do you guys think about this whole story? What should we do? Has this ever happened to you guys? Feel free to comment your thoughts on this down below and I hope to discuss this with a few people out there.

Have a nice day and dftba!

P.S.: I seriously don't know how to reply and quote correctly on these forums :P


I've done that with some pysical release. I skipped over a eps with a show whent back to watch it and relized I skipped over a whole eps!

Even better i once mixed up The DVD and blu ray disks! :)

Why does this disk have more eps the last one? oh.

I would suggest just stopping where you are a go back and watch all the first season the pick up where you left off with the 2nd season.
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Posted 9/19/17 , edited 9/19/17
the first season is still fun to watch, you will see where the characters started from. and it will add more weight to everything that will happen in season 2.

still think season 2 should've been called "New Game+"
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Posted 9/19/17 , edited 9/20/17
Can't believe it took you 9 episodes to realize that, I've done this before but realized my mistake halfway through the first episode. Reminds me of the one time back in the early days of DVD I watched the whole B side of the Goodfellas DVD before realizing it was double sided and missed the whole first half.

And IMO watch the first season then rewatch the second, it's worth it.
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