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Posted 6/25/13
First I read the description, then I read some reviews. Even if the reviews are bad, I still give the anime a chance and watch the first few episodes, to form my own opinion.
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Posted 6/25/13
I look up AMVs on youtube and if I see I nice anime I simply put it in my watch list. Or if I see a nice picture from a anime I look up the source then put that in my watchlist
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Posted 6/25/13
I choose the anime I watch based on recomendations, if I've heard of it, or if the storyline/ summary interests me. Other than that, if I have nothing in mind, I'll choose something at random.
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Posted 6/27/13
I know I'm terrible for doing this but I mostly choose my animes-to-watch based on how good the artwork is and the quality of the animation. Basically, I don't watch animes that were made before 2002. The only way i'll watch it otherwise is if I had strong recommendations from multiple people.
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25 / F / Australia
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Posted 6/27/13
There seem to be many things to look for when watching the first few episodes of an anime in attempt to choose a good one. Artwork is important, emotional and intellectual depth also appeals to many of us.

Someone mentioned reading the description, but I've found they can be unreliable: often the story is much better and much more complex than the description makes out. Other thoughts?

YouTube, Google and MyAnimeList are good ideas if you have time. I don't use the often, but perhaps should a little more. I have sometimes searched people's 'top ten' lists for inspiration.

I'm enjoying reading everyone's ideas! Keep it up!
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Posted 6/27/13 , edited 6/27/13
I'll keep a list of anime that look interesting at first glance (artwork, characters, description, reviews) as I come across them. Then when it's time to start another anime I'll go with whatever genre sounds good at the time, then look at the series I've previously noted.
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Posted 7/11/13
The Hype and good reviews
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Posted 7/12/13
A lot of times I'll go through CRs list of shows and click on things that catch my interest. If I like the first few episodes (I personally don't think you can judge a show based on the first episode), I'll continue it.

Hype also plays into what I choose to watch. If I hear a lot about an anime (whether it be good or bad), I'll check it out. That's the reason I watched School Days, otherwise I might not have specifically watched that one on my own.

And I tend to watch specific genres. I break out of my genres when a show gets a lot of hype.

I'll admit that art plays a little bit of a role too. If a show has beautiful art, I'll check it out. If it turns out I don't like the show, I'll probably drop it, even if the art is amazing.

I also will sometimes look for recommendations if I'm in the mood to watch something specific.
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Posted 7/14/13
I check the wiki and see if it's interesting or not.
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25 / F / In the nation of...
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Posted 7/14/13
For me, it's the story. If I read what the show is about and it sounds interesting to me I'll watch it.
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19 / M / Florida
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Posted 7/29/13
I check them out of myanimelist. I look at the summary, the overall score, and some reviews.
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Posted 7/30/13
I generally will find out via a friend, or I am pointed to a title in response to a question I pose. Both means have served me pretty well so far.
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26 / F / Bamboo Land
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Posted 7/31/13
I usually choose an anime first by the picture, than I read the description and if both are good I try watching it.
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Posted 8/1/13
Mostly, I go onto an Anime/Watch it if I find the art/cover appealing to me.
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Posted 8/2/13
it's all about the opening's for me
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