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28 / M / Over there
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Posted 6/18/13
Sometimes I wait for them to finish. There has been too many times where I've started on airing animes and it's been a torture to wait a whole week for the next ep :P
Like Kuroko no Basket, it was such a pain having to wait.
But here's really no anime this season that has made me feel like it's a torture to wait for next ep, none of them are that good :P
Must be summer, they're saving the good animes for fall and winter.
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27 / M / Texas
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Posted 6/18/13
It depends on the show really, But I don't think I watch enough to really forget the details of the few I do watch on simulcast.

Me and my friend get together every week and watch Devil Survivor 2 and more than half the episodes are ending on these cliffhangers and we're like WHAT!? WHY ARE THE CREDITS ROLLING! NO!!!!!
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Posted 6/18/13
I just don't have time to marathon anime between school and work so weekly updates help me out.
I just have to catch up with what I wanna watch first hue
Posted 6/18/13 , edited 6/18/13

CrayMeganeChan wrote:

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?


Uhm yes. I do this.
For the exact same reasons..
I like it better that way
Besides... I LOVE Anime-Marathons
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28 / M / Atlanta, GA
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Posted 6/18/13
I hesitate and like to marathon, mostly because I don't typically watch more than 1 anime at a time. The only exception is watching one with a deep plot, like Clannad, and then watching something Slice of Life-ish, like K-On. That's a bad example though because I found Clannad to be too good to not watch beginning to end, but you get the idea.

When this season started I saw quite a few that I'd check out, but didn't want to watch the first 2 episodes, get hooked and then have to wait for each new episode. So I watched Vividred Operation and let some time pass to get more episodes out. I'm pretty sure the new season's shows are deep enough to allow me to stick with it until it's finished.

Now I can't choose which one to watch though...
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45 / M / Rochester, NY
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Posted 6/18/13
I generally prefer marathon.

The one big exception I made was when Macross Frontier came out. I was so pumped for more Macross I broke my general rule and did watch it as it came out.

The movies as soon as they came out I watched, it was painful waiting for the 2nd movie!

Marathon is so much better as a cliffhanger doesn't leave you bummed for hours as you are wondering what's next/how are they gonna get out of that situation.

But if another Macross series were to be released, I would be watching week to week
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Posted 6/18/13
Nope, gotta watch all my new shows as they come out.

Unless I have too many shows on my watchlist and it becomes a little overwhelming.
This is what happened to Samurai Brides for me, I'm gonna leave it until its finished and then marathon both seasons.
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16 / M / California, USA
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Posted 6/21/13
Depends on what u want.

If u really like the anime, u should probably not wait, cause u would die of suspense.
But u could also wait and watch the whole thing, and you don't have to always wait for the next episode.
I usually don't wait.
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Posted 6/21/13
i only do it with an anime that has quite a few episodes, for instance, i watched all of bleach,in 5 days,and all of naruto in a week and 3 days
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25 / M / The heart of Linc...
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Posted 6/21/13
I'm split on this. If the anime is current, rather still going, then I watch it weekly/monthly.
If for whatever reason I miss a few eps like Oreimo, I do a small run of eps. Or if it's a whole new show I've only just got into, then it's a mega marathon!

Currently up to ep 96 with 2 movies for inuyasha. Still have a long way to go & yes I'm including filler despite my normal action of avoiding it outright. This show has proved the filler can work with the main story, it helps show the time gaps and further bring character development.

I like to split up marathons so that it doesn't get too much the same. Especially with shows with 50+eps. Helps to have ovas/movies/smaller shows too. Best thing is getting to arc endings/season cliffhangers, that way you can back into the story without feeling you have to continue watching when your interest has weakened.

I also rewatch a few anime again, long after they finish. I enjoy reliving the series from the beginning to end, minus the long wait for each individual ep. Still remember all the years from dbz's start to final ep. That was pretty much a great portion of my childhood.
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A huge portion of your premium membership goes to the simulcast shows. I've noticed very little anime content that was premium restricted but not new (one example is Time of Eve), so if you are a premium subscriber and are not taking advantage of the simulcast/new show schedule the Asian in me tells me you are not getting the most value for the money. If you are not a subscriber then how ever you choose to view is up to you. The reason I am on here every day is for the new content - primarily - and this is where I feel the $7 a month is totally worth it. Of course there's a bunch of shows I marathon-ed through, the main disadvantage is to get burned out, confused, or annoyed with the show too quickly.

I like to watch the simulcasts if at all possible (at least as close to them being available) and if possible always re-watch up to 1-3 previous episodes leading up to the viewing of the new episode. This way I can get a feeling of continuity with the new episode. On first runs(or first viewings of an older show) I usually skip the preview part at the end as well and usually only watch those when I review the entire series (usually marathon-ed).

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i always watch the anime after it finishes coz i just have to marathon animes or else i lose interest in them really quickly and it distracts me in class as i always want to know what happens next and as someone else said i sometimes forget what happened in the last episode so i have to watch it back to back! one more thing i have noticed is that wen i watch it back to back i am hyped the whole time n this makes it more enjoyable but with a weekly basis i'm just not as hyped coz i lose the hyperness as the week passes and it just isn't as good.....
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Posted 6/21/13
Good point, Taichou. I do pay the premium rate, and that does go to the simulcasts. It took me a little while to really catch on to that, but now I always make sure to have at least a couple of things I watch as soon as they come out here (e.g. Devil Survivor 2 and Flowers of Evil). But! There are so many back seasons here on CR that marathon-ing has its uses.

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Posted 6/23/13
I do both. Older shows I will generally marathon unless they are something I want to watch to break up too much of one show.
I do watch the simulcasts that come out and when the season is over I plan to re-watch the entire season in one marathon go. (i.e. SNAFU, Oreimo, & Hentai Prince.)
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Posted 10/12/13 , edited 10/12/13
I was doing a podcast on Titan with some friends recently (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tech-heads-avw-productions/id476169958) and we got into a discussion about our different experiences with watching Titan. I followed the show week to week and really enjoyed it overall, but there were some stretches of episodes where the pacing slowed down such as 10-12 or 18-19. They weren't bad, but they were a bit disappointing after a week of waiting. However, my friends who had just recently marathoned Titan didn't have as much of a problem with those episodes since they didn't have a week's worth of anticipation building it up.

Similarly, I know a lot of people who watched Steins;Gate criticized the first half of the show for being slow. While it's true that the main plot doesn't really get started until episode 12, there's still a lot of time travel and character development that kept the first half interesting for me. I watched the show in a few days on Hulu, while I bet a lot of the people who criticized that first half watched the show as it was airing.

While it's obviously nice to watch an entire show on your own time, I kinda like the anticipation of watching an anime week to week and being part of the conversation in the community.
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