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Posted 8/27/12
I would just assume drop the series completely and come back to it later if I feel like it than waste my time only watching bits and parts of certain episodes to get the basic idea of what's going on. But then, I don't feel the need to watch everything that's airing all the time. I know I'm missing out on a lot of anime that way but I like to sit back and enjoy them each in their entirety. If it doesn't hold my attention I just move on to a different show, instead of fast forward through it.
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Posted 8/27/12 , edited 8/27/12
I watch the whole episode. I don't even skip at all. Unless it's if it's a long series I will skip the fillers then go back to watch them when I have caught up with the main cannon.

Another thing I skip sometimes is the recap, such as on One Piece, after the opening is done theres a few min of recap, I just skip straight to the title of the episode if I have been watching a few episodes in one sitting.

Other than that, nope I don't do this Speed watching as you call it. What's the point skipping parts of the episode, just shows your not really enjoying it and why are you bothering?
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Posted 8/27/12 , edited 8/27/12
No, first time through, I watch everything. I like my anime to actually make sense. Only exception being skipping obvious filler and recap episodes/arcs in gigantic series that contribute nothing to the story ex: Bleach, Naruto, etc.
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This is the dumbest thing I've ever heard. Unfortunately, I have a friend who is this ignorant as well. A while back, he begged me to let him come over and watch season 2 of Spartacus since I had the whole thing recorded in my DVR. So I figured we'd make a day of it one Saturday.

He comes over and starts watching. Whenever there are swords flying around, limbs being hacked off and intestines being pulled out, he sat there watching contently with a giddy smile on his face. The very instant the swords got put away and people start talking, he starts walking around, browsing my game collection, raiding my fridge, checking his facebook. And once again, the instant the swords start flying around again, he returns and sits there watching contently until the cycle repeats.

Then the questions start. "Who is that guy?" " Why are those two fighting, aren't they friends?" " Why is that chick strangling the other chick?" Well, you brain dead moron. If you actually sat and watched the show instead instead of fidgeting like a 5 year old until an "interesting" part came, then you would know the answers to all those questions wouldn't you? So no, I'm not telling you shit. And I'm not wasting my time by having something play on my TV all day if you aren't going to watch it. I kicked him out after 3 episodes.

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Posted 8/28/12

swordstyle wrote:

This is the dumbest thing I've ever heard. Unfortunately, I have a friend who is this ignorant as well. A while back, he begged me to let him come over and watch season 2 of Spartacus since I had the whole thing recorded in my DVR. So I figured we'd make a day of it one Saturday.

He comes over and starts watching. Whenever there are swords flying around, limbs being hacked off and intestines being pulled out, he sat there watching contently with a giddy smile on his face. The very instant the swords got put away and people start talking, he starts walking around, browsing my game collection, raiding my fridge, checking his facebook. And once again, the instant the swords start flying around again, he returns and sits there watching contently until the cycle repeats.

Then the questions start. "Who is that guy?" " Why are those two fighting, aren't they friends?" " Why is that chick strangling the other chick?" Well, you brain dead moron. If you actually sat and watched the show instead instead of fidgeting like a 5 year old until an "interesting" part came, then you would know the answers to all those questions wouldn't you? So no, I'm not telling you shit. And I'm not wasting my time by having something play on my TV all day if you aren't going to watch it. I kicked him out after 3 episodes.



Since when is Spartacus an Anime ? speed watching an Anime and speed watching a TV show are 2 different things. The average anime tend to have a unusual amount of plot fillers and therefore doesn't require much comprehension skills to understand whats going on after skipping past the dull parts.
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Kendosis wrote:

The average anime tend to have a unusual amount of plot fillers and therefore doesn't require much comprehension skills to understand whats going on after skipping past the dull parts.


I totally disagree. That may be true of a long running series such as Bleach, but that is certainly not true for 13 episode series that you have said you tend to focus on. With a show that short, there is inherently no filler.
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Posted 8/28/12 , edited 8/28/12
If there's a re-cap episode, I might skip forward every 2 minutes to see if there's any new material. But I'm one of those people who CAN'T MISS ANYTHING. OR I WILL GO CRAZY. O__O

Anyway, if you're finding most anime repetitive/boring, maybe you should look for genres that are new to you. If you're only watching stuff like mainstream shounen and harem romances, yeah, they're probably all going to be using the same formulas.
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Posted 8/28/12 , edited 8/28/12

Kendosis wrote:

Since when is Spartacus an Anime ? speed watching an Anime and speed watching a TV show are 2 different things. The average anime tend to have a unusual amount of plot fillers and therefore doesn't require much comprehension skills to understand whats going on after skipping past the dull parts.
False. First off, anime is TV shows. Second, if you're skipping past the "dull parts" that's it, you skipped it. You have no idea what that part contains or how important that information was. So while trying to figure out what's going on in the scenes ahead, there's a good chance you'll make a false assumption and think you know what's going on when in fact you have no clue because you're missing a key piece of information.

How many times on this very forum have we all seen people need to be corrected because they misinterpreted something in an anime? And that's people who didn't skip anything. So claiming you can understand all the happenings in an anime even though you skipped the "dull parts" is just laughable.

Edit: The guy above me made me realize, I do skip recaps and recap episodes. I've already seen all that, I don't need to see it again.
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Posted 8/28/12

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 ?


I think you should stick to movies... that and get checked out for serious ADD either that or find a hobby you actually enjoy. lol.
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"Speed watching." Wow. The only show I did that for was Kiss x Sis and Yosuga no Sora because those were pretty disturbing. I'll probably just not watch recaps at all. To each their own, I guess, but I'd rather just not watch anything than "speed watch." Everyone's definition of "boring" is probably different as well. Seems like a lot of us have the patience to stick through it though.

Imagine tomorrow's doctors going out there with this mentality. "Yeah, that medical textbook was alright, skipped all the boring parts though. The main thing was that it was about the human body. Derp." Or engineers. "Oh, must have skipped when I was school. El oh el, oh well."
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I never really skip parts..
But there have been occasions where I just read what happens through the rest of the series on a wiki or in the manga because the series wasn't able to hold onto my interest.
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If its a series i haven't seen before I just watch all the episodes. But if its something I already seen a couple of times and I know its gonna be boring or a filler ill skip. but mostly after a series ill wait a while till i re-watch it again.
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Posted 8/28/12
Sounds pretty dumb to me.
The only parts I skip are the OP's I don't like and maybe the ED since I want no previews for the next show.
I like to be surprised constantly.

If I feel like dropping an anime I drop it.
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Posted 8/30/12

swordstyle wrote:


Kendosis wrote:

Since when is Spartacus an Anime ? speed watching an Anime and speed watching a TV show are 2 different things. The average anime tend to have a unusual amount of plot fillers and therefore doesn't require much comprehension skills to understand whats going on after skipping past the dull parts.


False. First off, anime is TV shows


Fringe is also a tv show, but that doesn't mean it's an anime :P
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29bSzbqZ3xE
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Posted 8/30/12

Des85 wrote:
Fringe is also a tv show, but that doesn't mean it's an anime :P
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29bSzbqZ3xE
Your grasp of the obvious is truly inspiring. An apple is a fruit, but that doesn't mean all fruit is apples. A pitbull is a dog, but that doesn't mean all dogs are pitbulls. Anime is TV shows, but that doesn't mean all TV shows are anime. And for the record, I've already seen every episode of Fringe.

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