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How many of you ski[p boring parts of anime lol ?

I go through roughly 4-6 series a day, takes about 2-3 hours per series depending on the amount of episodes xD.

It kinda became a habit now, I just watch the main plot points and on to the next episode. The anime would have to be unusually good for me to actually sit through a complete episode. Are there any other speed watchers out there or do you prefer to watch every detail ?
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I watch every detail or I drop the anime. I don't see the point in speed watching.
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ditto, why watch if not to enjoy all the details?!
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Kendosis wrote:

How many of you ski[p boring parts of anime lol ?

I go through roughly 4-6 series a day, takes about 2-3 hours per series depending on the amount of episodes xD.

It kinda became a habit now, I just watch the main plot points and on to the next episode. The anime would have to be unusually good for me to actually sit through a complete episode. Are there any other speed watchers out there or do you prefer to watch every detail ?


If the animes you watch is 25 episodes long and the episodes is regular size, you can't go through it in just 2-3 hours, unless you put the playback on 10x speed(:P).
25 regular episodes takes about 14-15 hours.
A 12 episodes anime takes around 6 hours.

Or do you only watch ONAs with 5 min long episodes? That's just lame :P

Edit: After readin your post again, I guess you skip a lot in the episodes.
That's really dumb.
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i skip the part i just cant sit through. i get the gist of it but i try to avoid parts that i would rather not see
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Well, from my point of view, if you are speed watching then you are either skipping substantial portions of each episode or you are fast forwarding through the episode (or even doing both). So, fundamentally, you are watching a *completely* different show than I am. You aren't experiencing character development. You aren't following the plot. What you are watching is a recap or highlights show. IMO, you are butchering the show.

Maybe that's what you like. You can just skip to the fighting or ecchi parts and just ignore all the "boring" parts. I'd guess that for most of us, those "boring" parts are what make the show worthwhile.

I can't imagine how awful a show like "Cowboy Bebop" would be if I watched it your way.
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If you're skipping anime you're not watching anime.

It's great you go through 4-6 series a day but... you don't get anything out of it.


I like cheeseburgers, and I go through 4-6 cheeseburgers a day; however I only take a bite or two from each burger...

what a waste, what a waste...
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It might be good idea if you are rewatching the entire series BUT skipping scenes on your first watch and you'll miss a lot of critical scenes that is pivotal to the story, forcing you to rewatch the entire show and review EVERYTHING! If I were this lazy to watch and not trying to understand the artistic reasoning of the creator, I might as well read the back cover summary of the DVD boxset then throw it away after reading.
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Des85 wrote:


Kendosis wrote:

How many of you ski[p boring parts of anime lol ?

I go through roughly 4-6 series a day, takes about 2-3 hours per series depending on the amount of episodes xD.

It kinda became a habit now, I just watch the main plot points and on to the next episode. The anime would have to be unusually good for me to actually sit through a complete episode. Are there any other speed watchers out there or do you prefer to watch every detail ?


If the animes you watch is 25 episodes long and the episodes is regular size, you can't go through it in just 2-3 hours, unless you put the playback on 10x speed(:P).
25 regular episodes takes about 14-15 hours.
A 12 episodes anime takes around 6 hours.

Or do you only watch ONAs with 5 min long episodes? That's just lame :P

Edit: After readin your post again, I guess you skip a lot in the episodes.
That's really dumb.


I only watch series with 3-13 episodes, any longer feels dragged most of the time imo.
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As for those saying I'm missing crucial details, obviously I am but that's what makes re-watching fun. The average anime tends to follow a pretty basic rubric mainly involving 3 sections depending on the genre, lets take a romance series with 12 episodes for example, it usually starts off with a meeting or reunion between the heroine and the hero, around episode 6-8 that's where the conflict usually takes place and then there is the ending. It only really takes 3 episodes for anyone to get the gist of the story lol. As for why I do it, there is just to much good shows continuously coming out and just can't keep up with all of them, so I try to rush through as much as I can and re-watch them when the release rate of good anime start to slow down, it also allows me to re-watch any series and still feel like it's my first time watching it
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Kendosis wrote:

As for those saying I'm missing crucial details, obviously I am but that's what makes re-watching fun. The average anime tends to follow a pretty basic rubric mainly involving 3 sections depending on the genre, lets take a romance series with 12 episodes for example, it usually starts off with a meeting or reunion between the heroine and the hero, around episode 6-8 that's where the conflict usually takes place and then there is the ending. It only really takes 3 episodes for anyone to get the gist of the story lol. As for why I do it, there is just to much good shows continuously coming out and just can't keep up with all of them, so I try to rush through as much as I can and re-watch them when the release rate of good anime start to slow down, it also allows me to re-watch any series and still feel like it's my first time watching it :)

It sounds like "sampling" would be a better term for what you are doing than "speed watching".

It is rather like going to a buffet, taking a very small amount of each item there, and then going back and loading up on the ones you liked.


Personally, I don't do this with anime because I am too much of a completionist.
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there's no way i could speed run a series, i might be able to marathon one, maybe even 2 if there both 13 episode series, but i could never skip episodes. i'm too picky about skipping any potentially good filler.. however that's not always a good thing, its why i could NEVER watch any of the big Shounen anime (Naruto , Bleach, One Peice, Fairy Tail, etc), because it would take me forever to get though one.
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To each his own. It is true that there is simply too much stuff that comes out and for some, like myself, it's impossible to keep up with even the drop in the bucket, much less everything that comes out every season . So I don't. I am an exceptionally slow watcher of all filmed things that I choose to watch, and particularly of anime. I watch every opening and ending, even if they stay the same throughout the series, every next episode preview, every filler or flashback, and most special features if I'm watching something on DVD. And I rewind if I couldn't read the subtitles fast enough and take in the art simultaneously. It's an obsession borne out of a love of film and fantasy. I love doing this, but I can't say it's a "better" method because obviously I will be exposed to far fewer things than what I otherwise would have loved to watch.

For the OP, I think it sounds like you've found out a way to sift through what's out there and decide how you want to allocate your time and attention since like you said, many plots can follow a similar outline...in any medium, really. I'm curious. When you re-watch something you really like, do you slow down then for the details? And are you ever tempted to watch a series that is over 13 episodes long, because there are so many great ones that are longer? I just realized that most of the ones I've seen are longer than 13 episodes. And I was thinking the other day, if I would just watch the shorter ones every once in a while then I wouldn't be so behind and out of touch all the time!
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It kinda sounds like the first symptom of becoming a non anime watcher all together.
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It depends on what the series is for me.
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