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Wait for more episodes, or watch it once a week?
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Posted 11/28/12
It seems a lot of people like myself love to do anime marathons of their show... let's face it, it's hard to only watch 20 minutes with such hardcore cliffhangers. Lately I have been watching two of my favorite shows once a week (watching other anime in between) merely because I love the shows way too much to wait. What about you, do you like to wait till there's more episodes released or watch them right when they release?
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Posted 11/28/12
The last time I had to wait for weekly anime episodes was when I was like 14 and watching all the stuff on Toonami like Dragonball Z, Tenchu Muyu, etc. I've done nothing but marathons since then, so these simulcasts have been tough to get used to.

In some ways it's probably a good thing, since not a lot of shows are really meant to be marathoned. For example if I were to marathon Say "I love you" I would probably not be enjoying it as much because the constant melodrama would more than likely irritate me. But since I'm doing it weekly I actually don't mind it at all.
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I like the simulcasts. I find it more fun to discuss the show on a per-episode basis while anticipating the next episode.

For non-simulcasts, I tend to marathon when I have the time.
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Ive been doing weekly but sometimes with so many I lose track of names etc.And with CR's one to another episodes sometimes Ill marathon completed series.
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Its kinda random for me tbh, i switch from watching animes heavily to gaming heavily from time to time, so one month i watch anime weekly, might watch an entire anime or 2 depending on the length, then i'd get bored with anime and go to gaming, and when i get bored of gaming i go anime, so ^^ from time to time i dont follow it and have quite some episodes to watch afterwards when i have the interest :D

But i've been doing this pretty much since i started watching anime, so im kinda used to it Ofc its not only those 2 it goes between but those are the most common i guess ^^
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Posted 11/28/12
When you watch 15+ shows at a time, waiting a couple of weeks is unrealistic. I can't just devote a weekend entirely to anime. Procrastination applies to hobbies too. That, and when you watch a show or 2 every day, you always have something to watch after a cliffhanger -- you get over it pretty quick. You say it's hard to watch cliffhangers, but it's really not. Especially if you just watch another show right after it, you forget what happened right after you saw it. I've come to love recaps at the beginning of an episode, because by the time a week has passed, I've forgotten what exactly went down beforehand. Basically, just counter cliffhangers with more cliffhangers -- eventually, you get used to them.
Posted 11/28/12
i only watch a few series week to week like naruto or other popular series that i like but otherwise i tend to wait for the current season to end before i watch all the new titles. the continuity of watching episodes back to back makes it more enjoyable for me
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I've done plenty of series that have been over 5 episodes because it felt boring... multiple series multiple times...
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Posted 11/28/12

kronikle wrote:

Its kinda random for me tbh, i switch from watching animes heavily to gaming heavily from time to time, so one month i watch anime weekly, might watch an entire anime or 2 depending on the length, then i'd get bored with anime and go to gaming, and when i get bored of gaming i go anime, so ^^ from time to time i dont follow it and have quite some episodes to watch afterwards when i have the interest :D

But i've been doing this pretty much since i started watching anime, so im kinda used to it Ofc its not only those 2 it goes between but those are the most common i guess ^^


Lately when not working, exercising, or studying... this seems to describe my free time pretty well. Haha.
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deadpanditto wrote:

I like the simulcasts. I find it more fun to discuss the show on a per-episode basis while anticipating the next episode.

For non-simulcasts, I tend to marathon when I have the time.


I've really been enjoying the simulcasts as well and definitely had those per-episode discussions especially on here. A great instance for me lately is SAO.
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It really depends on my schedule. When I have more free time, I'll watch the episodes on the a weekly basis. But more often than not I'll have to marathon all or part of a season.
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Posted 11/28/12

blackdahlia90 wrote:


deadpanditto wrote:

I like the simulcasts. I find it more fun to discuss the show on a per-episode basis while anticipating the next episode.

For non-simulcasts, I tend to marathon when I have the time.


I've really been enjoying the simulcasts as well and definitely had those per-episode discussions especially on here. A great instance for me lately is SAO.


I agree. I've had to avoid the SAO discussions since so many people insist on talking about the books in the anime thread. I really want to avoid the spoilers. But aside from that, most of the anime threads have been very good.

On the one hand, having the extra time to think about and discuss the episodes is a lot of fun. On the other hand, being able to watch the whole series all at once gives you a better look at the series as a whole. I can't say that one way is better than the other since I really enjoy both.
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Posted 11/28/12

BlazeDatpiff420 wrote:

i only watch a few series week to week like naruto or other popular series that i like but otherwise i tend to wait for the current season to end before i watch all the new titles. the continuity of watching episodes back to back makes it more enjoyable for me



I really do agree. Especially considering Naruto, god I love that show.

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Posted 11/28/12 , edited 11/28/12
I'm assuming we are discussing currently airing shows, not ones that are already over. Correct? Well for me it really depends of the show; things like air dates, likeability, and episode length (etc.). If the show airs during the weekdays like My Little Monster, Naruto, Petgirl of Sakurasou, Shin Sekai Yori, and Magi I usually wait a week or two and watch them on the weekends along with shows Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse, Sword Art Online, and Say "I love you". That way, I have more to watch and can focus on school more. I guess, as an example, I'm like a male version of Shizuku Mizutani from My Little Monster. Now, with shows that have already aired I set aside a date to marathon through them. Depending on the show though, I'll watch a couple episodes then go back to it whenever I have time. An example of this is Fate/Zero which (even though I love the concept of Type-Moon's work) I limited myself to two episodes every four weeks. This way, I'll enjoy it all the more with all the anticipation and what not.
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Posted 11/28/12 , edited 11/28/12
I've only marathoned series that I thought wouldn't be available for very long. For example, I remember that I waited a LONG time to watch Marimite, so when I found out that Nozomi Entertainment had uploaded the whole first season on youtube, i pounced on that and marathoned it because I was afraid that they were going to take it off soon.

I've only been aware of simulcasts for about a year or so though, but I can't marathon simulcasted series for two reasons:
1 - its hard for me to deal with the cliffhangers - (That is to say, I want to know how the series turns out in real time, not to wait months on end to find out).
2 - People spoil stuff, and its extremely annoying!!!! I find it easier to avoid spoilers if i'm watching a series as currently as I can. Though even that doesn't always help . . .
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