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Posted 5/25/13
I noticed there have been many forum topics on this issue, but they all seem to be currently locked and I thought this question might be more interesting as a poll.

So how do you choose which anime to watch?

I personally check out the reviews, but mostly I like to start by getting a 'feel' for the story through watching the first few episodes.

Any other thoughts?

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For me, it's a combination of things - word of mouth, reviews or forums. But mostly it's by checking out the first episode, you tend to find out pretty quickly whether it's good or not from there. If it sucks I may give it another few episodes to improve before I drop it, but the good ones tend to have me hooked straight away.
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Many different factors, but it is always helped by genre. At the moment, into serious anime, but am persuaded into comedic type of anime sometimes.
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If the first episode doesn't make a strong impression, why should I watch more? I don't always follow this though, the first few episodes of Fate/Zero killed me so bad I stopped watching it for a month. I gave it another shot and actually really enjoyed it, those first few episodes though... my god.
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I generally read the plot summary, and if it seems interesting and has good reviews, then I decide to watch
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A combination of things. I check which anime seem interesting to watch the first episode by reading the plot synopsis and also occasionally looking at the studio animating it. Then I watch the first episode or two of the one's with an interesting synopsis and I'll either give it more time if it's an eh impression, add it to my queue because it hits me as exactly what I'm looking for, or drop it. Generally I'll give a show about 5 episodes for it to grab me if the initial impression is iffy.
For shows which I don't know about I may check a plot synopsis if word of mouth makes it seem interesting.
I also generally gravitate toward certain genres, so they tend to get the first look,but if the plot sounds interesting enough I'll still check it out.

Reviews are 100% useless to me, the only opinions I care about in deciding the entertainment I watch are my own, and the one's of people with the same tastes as me.
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i sometimes choose an anime by a specific genre and the 1st episode. It's quite predictable if the anime is good by just watching the first episode
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Posted 5/25/13
someone recommend me that anime, good reviews, specific genre, curiosity etc
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I don't make a final decision until after I've seen the first couple of episodes, but for deciding which ones to try, I choose mainly based on genre/storylines I like, but I'll also try things that friends recommend (Deathnote) and anime where I love the voice actors (Durarara).
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I read the Synopsis for the Anime, If it seems interesting I go and watch a Trailer / AMV on Youtube and if it looks good I give the Anime a shot.
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Posted 5/26/13
Read what it's about, see the genre, read a review if any and watch ep.1-2.
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Posted 5/29/13 , edited 5/29/13
if it looks good or sounds good from it description ill atleast give it a a few episodes to see if it cauches my interest also if i get a recomendation i will check out those aswell genra doesnt really matter to me ill watch almost any thing
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Posted 5/30/13
I use the greatest invention in the world, it's called the randomise button. Too bad CR doesn't have one. I watch anything anyway
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Posted 5/31/13
Usually if I hear people say good things about the show
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Posted 5/31/13
I pretty much get suggestions make a big list then (right now their is about 18+ on that list) then randomly choose one and start watching it. Normally I'm watching a 200+ eps anime with about 4 or so 26 eps anime in between every 25-30 eps (I get bored of watching the same thing over and over again though I make it a goal to finish the anime)
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