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28 / F / FL
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Posted 6/17/13
So for the Spring releases I'm trying this new thing where I wait for the series to be finished airing all the episodes and then watching them all in marathon style. I chose this way because I find when I watch new episodes on a weekly basis, I tend to forget some details from the week before . I know I can rewatch it many times between new releases but I'm also watching others shows. Another reason is I just don't like waiting a whole week for the next episode to air. I like it back to back. Based on the shows I want to watch I have a long wait before I can get started but I'm cool with it. Anyway, has or would anyone else do that?
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Posted 6/17/13 , edited 6/17/13
I've actually never done this with any series. What I have done is stalled a series to the point where I just watch it from scratch, but have started the series to like episode 5ish. Most likely a lack of interest then I remind myself you need to live up to your name.

My motivation for watching anime now is very different from back then (I'll tell you the story later, most likely in AKGenesis), anyways... I've never done it, lol.

I used to watch anime unsubbed and rewatched subbed. I can't even do that now my interest in anime is very low...

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*copy pasta from awhile back

I have both marathon and watched many series at a time. My 100 to 300 animes are mostly marathon'd mostly because this was at the earlier stages of my anime career. This was split two phases, the first being any and all genre animes, and the second romance genre (subsequently I watched code geass during this phase ). After these phases, it started to be a combination of both marathon and watch as they come it slowly became a mixture of the two. By my 600th ish anime (toradora) I started to slow down on the marathoning and drifted towards the weekly releases. So I started building up my watch count even further with a third phase of anime marathon and bolstered my count series to the 900's.

Now I have hit this point were school took its tole and prevented any type of marathon watching, and the fact the amount of animes I have watched took its mental and physical tole as well. Went through most of college with only the weekly stuff. What keeps me going is goals if you can call them such. One I achieved when I watched my 1000th anime, the next is the anime which will be 1337 about 6 series away, and finally I hope I hit one year of anime watched only 63 days left.

Anime is a great passion to have, now that I have more free time I plan on marathoning again and the weekly stuff. Yeah... that is my story, not sure what others will entail.

~Top Ten~

Macross Frontier (with movies)

Macross: Do You Remember Love

Vision of Escaflowne

Ef ~ a tale of memories/melodies

Kanon 2006 (I bleed from my eyes *crying basically)

Crayon Shin-chan (Chinese dubbed of course, how else would I laugh my ass off?)

Dr. Slump

Strawberry Panic

DragonBall (not Z, Ball... >.> lol)

Saint Seiya


GoldTStar wrote:

Nice...we definitely share Strawberry Panic in our top 10 (its so freaking good)


The first Yuri is the BEST YURI!!!
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Posted 6/17/13 , edited 6/17/13
Well what i usually would did in the past was watch all the anime that were popular by the years (Naruto, Bleach, Death Note...you get it) and neglect the ones that didnt get as much attention. That was obviously a huge mistake of mine so now that im picking a couple by season that im interested in i make sure to watch it weekly...i wouldn't be able to avoid watching an anime that is showing and leave myself in suspense just because i want to marathon it when its over. However since this is one of the last weeks of most of the spring anime, i might decide "hey, devil survivor 2 looks interesting and i havent been keeping up with it, ill wait till its over then marathon it!"

Also, man i would love to know your top 10 Kami lol
Nice...we definitely share Strawberry Panic in our top 10 (its so freaking good)
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Posted 6/17/13
I cannot do that, the urge is too great. I can wait a week for one episode, but not a entire season for the season. Which is why the reason I don't have 'top grades'
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Posted 6/17/13
I actually just wait for the Blu-rays. I read the available source material to curb the wait.
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25 / M / South Florida
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Posted 6/17/13
As far as my understanding, back when I first started watching anime that was the only way you COULD watch anime (unless you were entrenched in the fan-sub community, which I wasn't even aware of at the time, nor do I know much about it now.) Watching the simulcasts is only something I started doing recently with Attack on Titan, Gargantia, and Hunterxhunter on Crunchyroll, and Psycho-Pass/Jormungand on Funimation. To each their own I suppose. There is enough older anime series out there that interest me that I can wait to marathon some of the shows currently airing that I'm not quite as excited about. I guess the downside would be that you are out of the loop in any discussions of the shows you haven't been keeping up with.
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22 / M / SoCal
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Posted 6/17/13
I like to wait and then just marathon them. I forget way less and its too easy for me to lose interest if I watch week by week
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<----------- serial marathoner Even as an example now.. Chihayafuru (which is going on now with 2 episodes left) I've gone back all the way to season 1 a couple times and even rewatched a few episodes previous not because I forgot but sometimes I tend to focus on one thing but miss the subtleties of something else (especially if a show has a lot of characters) so it helps me see things in the past that were revealed later (then I feel stupid because it seemed so obvious on a rewatch).

That said there's few shows I'd wait week to week for and I admit my viewing list of anime (current or otherwise) is a bit more narrow than even some of the die-hard CR people here. I don't have a list of 15 concurrent shows week to week. I pick maybe 1-2 because the frustration of waiting week to week can only go so far.. I save those for the ones I ABSOLUTELY have to watch.. the rest I wait to marathon later if it was recommended enough.
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25 / M / Sydney, Australia
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Posted 6/18/13
How do I put this in words that make sense...

Well, the shows that I like, I watch it on a week-by-week basis, while shows that I don't like or don't find interesting (due to the cover art), I leave it until I have time to go back to watching it, therefore it's mostly always completed by the time I get around to watching it...

For examples, when Steins Gate first came out, I watched the first episode and I thought it was horrible so I dropped it, there was this narrator talking about the universe and whatnot. I got time to go back to it last month, I marathon the whole thing and actually love the show.

I did the same for Magi, I didn't watch the first episode for this one, I looked at the cover art and thought to myself, "How could I ever find this little boy interesting...", however, last month, I took the time to watch the anime, and finished it within 3 days. Thank god the show doesn't focus on the little boy only... there are other characters in the show but they're not shown in the anime cover art.


In conclusion, I do think it's better to wait for a show to completely finish before watching it, because the first few episodes might not leave a good impression.
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Posted 6/18/13
I've heard of some people doing that, but I'm not one of them. If it's a show that I'm interested in, I will continue watching on a week to week basis, since I love being able to discuss and analyze what's going on, and it allows me to have a greater understanding of the work. Also, I don't like marathoning shows because usually after four or five episodes straight I get bored and want to do something else. If it's a show I wasn't interested in when it premiered but I hear turned out to be real good, I'll watch the whole thing, but it's less marathoning and more watching several episodes per day. That's what I'm doing with Shin Sekai Yori right now.
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Posted 6/18/13
Spring 2013 is the first season where I have been attempting to keep up week to week with the current anime offerings.

I've managed to only drop Severing Crime Edge from the weekly viewing (will get back to it later)

Trying to keep up gets to be a bit overwhelming with work, school, etc imo.

And I've left a ton of queued anime in limbo trying to keep up with the current series.

Not sure if I'll be doing the week to week thing with the Summer 2013 season. (~_~)
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22 / M / Deep in the Heart...
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Posted 6/18/13
depends on the anime, take naruto shippuden I told myself to wait till it got to 300 episodes before i'd watch it, then 300 comes 2 weeks later i'm caught up to now. then take Attack on Titan I watched episode 1 and i'm hooked and I've watched every episode every week so far.
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53 / M / U.S.A.
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Posted 6/18/13
My approach has skewed further and further away from the "week to week" viewing. For the past winter season, there wasn't a single simulcast that I viewed while the season was still airing. I suspect that had a lot to do with the overtime I was working when the season ended, which would typically be when I would start to watch many shows.

This season, I have picked up a number of shows as they approach their final episodes, but again, I watched none on a weekly basis from the beginning, as I had done with some shows in past years.

Frankly, there is a lot to be said for having no limiter on how much a of series you can watch in one setting. I sat down to begin watching Kotoura-San, expecting to watch only 2-3 episodes at a time, and ended up viewing the entire series in one session.

There are downsides to this, of course. If you aren't watching week-to-week as the series is broadcast and streamed, you can't effectively participate in discussions. You certainly can't even read them unless you enjoy being spoiled.

When having to chose between the two, apparently my preference is to be able to determine the pace of viewing, at the sacrifice of the social aspect.
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Hmm. Here in the Age of Streaming, I have used the marathon method for several shows (Oreshura, most recently), but that is mostly because I am relatively new to CR and have a lot of catching up I want to do. In the past, during the Age of DVDs (and the Age of VHS before that)? I tried to keep it down to one disc (or one tape) per day to keep from running out of things to watch too quickly.
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39 / M / Baltimore, Maryland
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Posted 6/18/13
I don't have the will power resist watching something I want to see for 3-4 months. I have, however, found a few animes that slipped through the cracks and watched them marathon style. Getting the entire story at once does make it so much better. There is something to be said for anticipation though.
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