Post Reply How do you watch seasonal anime?
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Posted 4/4/18 , edited 4/4/18
Hey Guys, I have a question about seasonal anime.
Do you prefer to wait 3-4 weeks so you can watch multiple episodes at a time or watch them as they roll out weekly.
I've never really run into this problem before mainly because I've only been watching anime for around 7 months and there hasn't been too many seasonal anime series' that look good (and if they do, then they fall into the abyss of the 'plan to watch' list on MAL) but with My Hero Academia S3, Shokugeki S4 and Tokyo Ghoul re being released i haven't been sure how or when to watch it.

Advice and help, Much appreciated!
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Posted 4/4/18 , edited 4/4/18

FilthyWeeb- wrote:

Hey Guys, I have a question about seasonal anime.
Do you prefer to wait 3-4 weeks so you can watch multiple episodes at a time or watch them as they roll out weekly.
I've never really run into this problem before mainly because I've only been watching anime for around 7 months and there hasn't been too many seasonal anime series' that look good (and if they do, then they fall into the abyss of the 'plan to watch' list on MAL) but with My Hero Academia S3, Shokugeki S4 and Tokyo Ghoul re being released i haven't been sure how or when to watch it.

Advice and help, Much appreciated!


Everyone has their own preferences, so you might want to try out a couple of different ways to see what works best for you.

One thing I will say, is that if you think part of your enjoyment of a show will come from conversation with others, or just seeing what others say, then watching week to week as a show is simulcast will be the best way to experience that -- both in terms of more easily avoiding spoilers (well not so much avoiding them as that if you are up to date with the show then what people say about the latest episode won't be a spoiler to you), and because conversation is most active while a show is airing and dies down once a show is over.

Personally, I prefer to watch new shows week to week and not to let them build up more than a week or so behind (such build up is usually due to lack of time not due to wanting to watch more than one episode at a time). This is the best for me to ensure that I don't have shows fall into the abyss of "plan to watch."

However, I also enjoy a good binge -- so I indulge in that from time to time with older shows from before I started regularly watching simulcasts. Sometimes it will also include a more recent show, if it's one I'd heard good things about but which didn't grab my interest while it was airing.

Also, for simulcasts I do watch from one to three episodes of just about everything that comes out in a season--when I don't like something enough to keep watching I file it in my "will not watch" list with no plans to revisit it. That leaves me with a good sense of not having things pile up. (And as mentioned above, if I made a bad judgment it will no doubt come to light if I keep hearing about a show and in those cases it's not like I can't change my mind and go back and pick something up again.)
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it can become hectic, but also exciting waiting for week to week releases and not binging so many episodes at once. it's best to start out with a few current seasons, and then, once you've gotten better with it and/or have more time, add more current. I normally do current and previous seasons. it's easy to watch an episode of something, but also enjoyable to watch an entire season without cliffhanging excitement and anticipation for the next episode.
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I don't feel pressured at all to start earlier seasons just cause a new season comes out. tbh this season will be slow for me due to the fact it is just a bunch of stuff continuing that I haven't started/ I don't care to watch it type of shows. You shouldn't care if it is old or new. Just watch what you wanna watch. There has been a ton of shows I watch as it is airing. Other times I watched 1 episode then didn't watch it for like 1-2 years then did a marathon of it and enjoyed it. I got a whole bunch of stuff in my queue most of it I have had in there for way to long but who cares, I'll just watch what I want.

Pretty much plan to watch doesn't work for me cause I just add things on top of it and they never get watched anyhow. I watched the first episode of attack on titan 2nd season as it aired and haven't watched a single episode since, I still want to watch it eventually but not right now lol. I watched 2 epi of Nagi no Asukara in fall 2013 I still wanna watch it someday.... no idea why that particular one got stalled so hard but it happens and isn't because I dislike that show.
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Posted 4/4/18 , edited 4/4/18
I almost always watch things the day they are released (and I'll even try to watch them as soon as they are released if it's a show I'm really into and if I have that option ). I like to keep up to date and keep up with the conversations.

If I find myself falling behind on a series by more than a week or so, it's usually because there's something that's actually keeping me from being fully invested in the show.. and if I fall more than a few weeks behind on a show then that's often the first step towards me just dropping a show, even if I'm still sort of enjoying it on some level.
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