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Your Anime Lemon Law
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23 / M / Michigan, US
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Posted 4/16/13
Generally I try to stick through at least the first couple of episodes, because I don't want to miss a potentially great slow simply because of a slow start or I wasn't really feeling that show during that specific day. However, there have been times I have dropped a show after the first episodes simply because I thought the story would be awful or the characters were really bad or really annoying
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Posted 4/16/13
The first two-three episodes. If the first episode is bad, I give it another episode (sometimes two) to redeem itself and show me it's true potential.
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Posted 4/16/13
Usually ten minutes into a show. But if some animes start of good but then just go wrong, then I usually just drop then then.
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23 / M / Earth
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Posted 4/16/13
i usually give a show about 3 episodes... if i still don't like it after that i usually drop it
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22 / M / Delaware
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Posted 4/16/13
For me, it's generally 5 episodes if it's a longer anime, and like 2 episodes for the shorter ones.
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45 / M / Canada
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Posted 4/16/13
I don't have a law but when I find myself asking myself, "why am I watching this?" I stop watching it. Can be episode 1 or episode 49... I don't consciously say "I'm dropping this," but if I never go back and finish that episode or watch another one it is just... dropped.
Posted 4/16/13
It depends for me. If it's a relatively short series (10 episodes or less) even if it's sucking I will probably finish it. However, there has been only one anime I've literally quit on the first episode and its name is Bokura ga Ita. Probably one of the crappiest anime I've ever seen. So I'll say I will give a show until the third episode but if things aren't rolling by then it's over for me.
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Posted 4/16/13
Usually during episode 1, I know in the first 10 minutes but I'll watch it through just to finish the episode and maybe change my mind.
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Posted 4/16/13
Originally I tried watching through every series I started. THAT ended quickly, and now I try to watch a minimum of 2-3 episodes before I drop one. Most animes just set up the plot in episode 1 anyways so I try to get past that at the least.
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Posted 4/16/13 , edited 4/16/13
I haven't dropped a show yet, but I suppose if it's so bad I want to kill myself, then I'll probably stop. Otherwise I just watch the whole show, and make some lemonade.

But then, I'm really bad at detecting faults in entertainment. (Or really good at forgiving/ignoring them... >.>) I can always find a few things I enjoy about a show. I also usually look up reviews for shows so I can tell if a show is worth watching before diving in... That might also be a reason.
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Posted 4/16/13
Well I think that dropping a show after 1 ep is a little ridiculous. Look at Berserk for instance, great show, good fighting and story, political and otherwise, and yet the first episode is basically the last episode! if you just watch that you wont know what is going on. Its in eps 2-4 that it starts to grab you. I generally watch 2-3 eps of a 12 ep series and 4-7 for a 26 ep series. Its all relative.
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Posted 4/16/13 , edited 4/16/13
normally i give a series 1 or 2 episode to hook me in or not, if im not interested by then I will drop it
But for longer series like Reborn, Fairy Tail, Hunter X Hunter I tend to give those more episodes as I am aware they start getting good further into the series
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Posted 8/10/13 , edited 8/10/13
****I'm reposting this here since a mod locked my thread for "being a duplicate topic"

How do you know when it's time to bail? On a particular anime I mean...(Warning***This might be a lengthy post)
I recently started to seriously get into anime. Some of you know my story but for those who don't... About a year and a half ago I became very good friends with this asian dude, in fact he was my college roommate last semester. Anyhow, he was really into anime, and it seemed like he had watched an absurd amount of anime, he knew of anything and everything I threw at him. However, he's more into action oriented style than I am. We found some common ground because I mentioned one of the few anime series I watched when I was in elementary school was Saint Seiya. It was awesome to find someone who even knew about the anime and knew a lot about it. Long story short, he sort of made me want to watch anime again and so I did.
Since then, I have watched several series, some were great, some not so much, some left me wondering "Why I am even watching this stuff?"
-K Project
-Zetsuen No Tempest
-Clannad and After Story
-Pet Girl of Sakurasou
-Bakemonogatari*****dropped
-Saint Seiya Lost Canvas
-Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood
-Steins Gate
-Evangelion(first 2 movies)
-Fairy Tail
-Ef A Tail of Memories
-Suki-tte Ii na yo
-Mirai Nikki
-Durarara
-Kotonoha No Niwa(movie)
- 5 centimeters per second(movie)
-Attack on Titan
-A Town Where You Live

A few of those, came highly recommended by some folks on this very forum. Anyways, I don't know about you, but that is a LOT of content and obviously there's a couple on there that I have not finished because they're currently airing so...

I tried getting into Angel Beats but I just couldn't, I think I watched two episodes and just the notion of being stuck in limbo and the impossibility of dying(since they're dead already) was a huge turnoff. I simply couldn't wrap that around my mind, couldn't take it seriously so I stopped watching it. Bakemonogatari is another one. Several people recommended it, and not just on this site. I didn't entirely love the art/animation style, I didn't think it was bad though... The plot however, never truly grabbed me. Still, I kept watching and I think it was after episode 10 I decided to drop it. I just didn't see it going anywhere. Now I find myself thinking if I should give it another try. Something similar happened with Clannad, I enjoyed it but I guess the hype was such that I kept expecting more, something that would move me but it was just "meh..." I considered dropping it many times but the humor in it and the brief depressing moments kept me watching. Thankfully, I stuck with it and made it to After Story and I could not be happier that I did.

I guess what I want to ask is, when do you know it is time to drop a series? What makes you decide "this is it "? what's the minimum number of episodes before you make that decision? and when you stop watching for a while(not drop) do you ever truly go back and resume watching? This in particular is what's happened to me with a couple of shows(Mirai Nikki, Fairy Tail). Thanks in advance for responding and sorry about the long post
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Posted 8/10/13
I always think a three-episode rule would be nice for me to keep, but I never really follow it. I just watch shows until I don't wanna watch them anymore, but it's hard for me to officially drop it unless I straight up don't like it. Because some get good after their third episode, but some get really dumb after three really good episodes. I guess I should just suck it up and finish what I start >_>

Like Maoyu and Tamako Market... I still haven't finished those but I can't bring myself to fully drop them.
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Posted 8/10/13
If I start to watch it, I won't just drop it.
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