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Strategies For Watching Anime
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LOL "Strategies for watching anime" srry i chuckled a bit

im not THAT serious about somethin i fancy but....
usually i just watch 3 shows at a time, wait til evening to enjoy AND if an anime is truly GREAT....I try to restrain and watch only 1-2 eps of that a night
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chili17 wrote:

LOL "Strategies for watching anime" srry i chuckled a bit

im not THAT serious about somethin i fancy but....
usually i just watch 3 shows at a time, wait til evening to enjoy AND if an anime is truly GREAT....I try to restrain and watch only 1-2 eps of that a night





& that's exactly how it should be done. :]
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I find it better to just find out if I like a show on my own, rather than reading a bunch of reviews of someone's opinion that I may or may not agree with.


Right, so if you disagree with someone's opinion, then their opinion is meaningless? I feel like it's kind of difficult to know whether or not you like a show unless you watch it. If I haven't seen a show, but someone else has, then their description of a show and what it's about can let me know if I might be interested in it. Since I don't have the time to watch every anime in existence, I take it from people who have seen them before to find out what it's about. Someone may give a show a bad review, but still make the show sound interesting. Likewise, someone might say this show is awesome, but I'll think "that really doesn't sound interesting to me."


I've read bad reviews for a series that I absolutely LOVED. That's why I don't read reviews for anything anymore. But if you want to read them, then that's your deal.

That just sounds like you let a reviewer's opinion change your own opinion. I'll just re-say what I've already said -- I read reviews for shows I've already dropped, or shows that have already aired, which leads me to my next point.


It's too time consuming. By the time you get done doing all your little strategies, you could have easily watched another episode. Just saying.


So, If I've already dropped a series, or haven't seen it yet, would it be faster to watch a 25-minute episode and maybe have an idea about whether I'd like it, or spend (at the most) 10 minutes reading a review, and have a pretty good idea about whether I might like it? If you notice, "all my little strategies" involve WATCHING ANIME, with the exception of reading reviews, which I argue saves time.
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Posted 11/3/12

^^flame wars^^

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chili17 wrote:

LOL "Strategies for watching anime" srry i chuckled a bit

im not THAT serious about somethin i fancy but....
usually i just watch 3 shows at a time, wait til evening to enjoy AND if an anime is truly GREAT....I try to restrain and watch only 1-2 eps of that a night





this is pretty much a strategy....

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I watch a lot of anime these days because I enjoy the fact the stories move along quickly, I tend to get bored easily, so I watch very little movies or TV.

I'll give most animes a try. I'm more inclined to stick with the slice of life shows, so I've completed some pretty dire series in the hope they would get better (Maken-ki). It's definitely harder for the action shows to hold my interest, even if I've been really enjoying them.
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wolfsaiga wrote:

in a sense this is a duplicate,

its just another how you decide to pick up a series or not.

its more of a pattern than a strategie.


I got that feeling too, when I made it. I also got the feeling that the other one was a little old, but I couldn't find the other one, and figured if it gets locked, then whatever. To your defense, I didn't look all that hard for the other one. Also, pattern is probably a better word. Strategy was all I could come up with.



Reviews were good, and a lot of people like it, but when I read about it, it didn't seem all that interesting to me. I watched the first few episodes, wasn't interested, so I stopped watching it. Nonetheless, I want to give it another chance, but 350+ episodes is a damn big time commitment, and I'd be lying if I said I don't sometimes question whether my slavery to Naruto every week is a good thing. It had a lot of great moments, but I wonder if all that time was worth it. How many other great series could I have watched instead? It's just a huge undertaking, and I feel like, since I already put so much time into it, I need to see it to the end. I fear something similar with Bleach. I think I will probably like it, but it's just a lot of material to undertake.
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1.) check the monthly anime calendar or just pick a random title. If it is a random pick then skip step 2.

2.) read the synopsis and select the anime that suit my taste.

3.) do some research(this include the anime studio, seiyuu, staff members, the creator, etc.) and read some user comments for insights and opinions.

4.) if things are favorable, find a trailer of that anime.

5.) Enjoy and watch the anime that you've selected.


theYchromosome wrote:

I got that feeling too, when I made it. I also got the feeling that the other one was a little old, but I couldn't find the other one, and figured if it gets locked, then whatever. To your defense, I didn't look all that hard for the other one. Also, pattern is probably a better word. Strategy was all I could come up with.



CR has an unreliable search engine and even if you tried hard to find it, it would be like finding a needle in the haystack.
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I'm not so systematic. After the first episode or two, if I don't like a series I'll drop it. Reviews are a good way to gauge a show, but I won't know if I like it or not until I actually watch it. Depending on my commitments, I will wait until all the episodes have aired and then marathon it over a weekend. Sometimes, I'll check out Wikipedia if I don't recognize a series, but that might spoil the story line if I read too much.
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at the start of a new season....
1) stare at poster
2) pick random stuff that looks good
3) watch random stuff that looks good
4) keep watching everything i like

in the middle of a season....
1) go to myanimelist.com
2) search for random stuff
3) watch random stuff
Posted 11/3/12
If you can see them for free first, do that. No use buying a show that you end up hating in the end.
Posted 11/3/12
Never drop them, the more I love it the more likely I am to marathon it(theres been exceptions when I didnt marathon a series I loved) I somehow get really stressed out since school is here and I have to put a limit on anime for homework, in the end I get so stressed out I do neither and go to sleep
well thats it, I dont overthink it so much, if I dont love a series then I'll slowly watch it and look for something better to watch
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I usually just judge by the artwork and genre. Then If I'm not interested by the second episode and don't think it will progress, then I skip it. I don't read any reviews until after I have watched it.
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What strategy? I pick shows at random.
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Posted 11/3/12

hickey1992 wrote:

What strategy? I pick shows at random.





Loving it!!! Finally someone who has some sense.
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Posted 11/3/12
nice anime strats, but you didn't touch on snack preferences or sitting positions (i watch one piece indian style). b+
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