Post Reply There Quite few in-progress Anime but I can't watch it yet..Why?
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Posted 11/17/17 , edited 11/18/17
There was several of new Anime I wanted to watch but there only 7 Episode out at the moment.. I couldn't bring myself to watch it.. Not till they have the entire season out. Which is 12 or 13. I really hate having to wait for next show to come out next week.. That why I decided to not watch any till the entire season is out! XD

I'm wonder if there others feel same way as I do? Or you guys just watch them even if there only one Episode out at the moment and you have to wait for next one within a week? lol
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Posted 11/18/17 , edited 11/18/17
I prefer to binge them, but it makes it harder to stay up with the discussion.
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Posted 11/18/17 , edited 11/18/17

HOOfan_1 wrote:

I prefer to binge them, but it makes it harder to stay up with the discussion.


Agreed, most of the time I'll wait till the episodes build up so I can binge them like crazy
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I prefer not binging if it's an airing show. I feel like there's more time to digest each episode, and looking forward to the next one adds a layer of excitement. Gives something to look forward to after rough days at work for example -- "It's Tuesday, so I just need to get through the day and there's a new Magic Circle GuruGuru" for instance.

If a show's already complete by the time I start watching though I often binge several episodes at a time.
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Posted 11/18/17 , edited 11/18/17

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There was several of new Anime I wanted to watch but there only 7 Episode out at the moment.. I couldn't bring myself to watch it.. Not till they have the entire season out. Which is 12 or 13. I really hate having to wait for next show to come out next week.. That why I decided to not watch any till the entire season is out! XD

I'm wonder if there others feel same way as I do? Or you guys just watch them even if there only one Episode out at the moment and you have to wait for next one within a week? lol


When I first found Crunchyroll I mostly browsed the catalog randomly and looked for a few titles I'd heard of, and I'd watch those several episodes at once over the course of a few days (or weeks for longer shows). I saw CR advertising "simulcasts" but since I didn't (and still don't much) keep up on news about what was new in Japan, I didn't really understand why you'd watch something that you knew nothing/little about just because it was new, and so for I guess my first year or so on Crunchyroll there were no shows I watched week to week.

But over that time I realized both that some people did have enough info about upcoming shows to be hyped for them, and that it was also fun to just start watching something one had no clue about, and now I mostly watch several simulcast shows week to week, and have one or two "completed" shows that I semi-binge.

I grew up at a time and in a family culture where, for tv, there were few options other than watching week to week, so doing so doesn't feel especially bothersome--though it's real nice to be able to watch whenever I choose. Also, I watch so many shows that I don't think I'd get through most of them if I saved them up to binge. Watching a few shows regularly week to week helps me keep my whole life in better balance.

That said, I also enjoy an occasional binge session, or focusing on one show at a time--even if I spread it out with just an episode every day or two. But a true binge, for me, feels like an indulgence--something that's enjoyable when done occasionally but that would feel like gluttony if it was my only mode of consumption.

As to the approach of not true binges, but serial watching one show after another at a slower pace, I think that could work for me. Maybe one day when I'm disappointed enough in a season's simulcasts I'll try it.

One thing I like about watching new shows week to week is something that also has its downside. Right now I like that I've got some shows of questionable quality in the mix--it gives me a slightly broader exposure that I appreciate having. These shows are tolerable on a week to week basis, but would be harder to enjoy in a one episode after the other over a short period of time viewing. But that also means that I'm more likely to end up devoting time to a show that in the end I would conclude wasn't really worth my time. If I weren't watching week to week I'd probably either have heard enough ahead of time to just not bother watching it, or would be more willing to drop earlier to move on to the next, hopefully better, thing.

But that can work the other way too. There have been shows where I've stopped watching week to week because of endless filler (I'm looking at you Naruto Shippuden). It's hard to devote even a half hour week after week treading water with some half-assed bit of boringness designed especially to drag things out. However, I can binge through even those kinds of episodes if I lump them together and know that if I keep watching a few at a time it won't be that long before I reach the end of them!
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Posted 11/18/17 , edited 11/18/17
it depend on the show. usually when it's shounen or mystery (like erased) I prefer to binge watch the show but If it is an airing show I most likely watch it one ep per week because I like discussing the shows. I also think that good shows can be watched either way and if there is a show I really liked I will probably rewatch it later. I also like the excitement I get when there is a show I really love and just keep thinking about all the week and then I get a new ep, even though it can be annoying to wait if the show is really good so I can see why you prefer to binge watch them.
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Posted 11/18/17 , edited 11/18/17
To me, it really depends on the show. I have a love-hate thing with cliffhangers, so having to wait a week for the next episode ends up being a good thing (gives me time to discuss and try to guess which direction the anime is going). On slower anime with few cliffhangers, I rather binge watch, since there isn't much making me anxiously look forward to it weekly (I guess it's kinda like I love-hate rollercosters. They are scary as fuck to me, but the adrenaline rush is worth it. The wait seems to make the resolution of a cliffhanger more satisfying)

I do try to watch currently airing more than completed anime to prevent binging, since I don't really have the best self control when it comes to stopping at the right time (which can negatively affect everything in my life, especially since I am/was a college student whose mental health relies a lot on getting proper sleep), but once in a while I can't really help it :p
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Posted 11/18/17 , edited 11/18/17
Mostly, no. Usually, when something Netflix has licensed, i wait. Other than that, i watch when the newest episode comes.
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Posted 11/18/17 , edited 11/18/17
I usually watch the episodes as they come. I don't really like binge watching stuff; I rarely find the time to sit down and watch an entire series once it's finished in one sitting.
Even when I'm watching a non-simulcast, I don't usually finish the whole thing in one go unless it's really addictive (which is why my plan-to-watch list show no signs of getting smaller...).
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Posted 11/18/17 , edited 11/19/17
nope I more a one eps type of person. I can't really binge watch anything I can mabye do 4 half and hour eps but that about it.

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Posted 11/18/17 , edited 11/19/17
That's the only way I have time to watch everything is watching a couple new episodes per day. I only binge once in a while when I find something in the catalog I missed from a previous season.
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