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52 / M / In
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Posted 8/30/13
Do you watch and or take viewing advice from reviewers of anime like those found on youtube? I honestly don't I am the kind of person if a reviewer hates it thats the moive I want to see. For most part they range from helpful <giguk and gr> to down right nasty <JadedOtaku> lets hear your point of view
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49 / M / KC
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Posted 8/30/13
I never watch reviews on youtube--or elsewhere--because I don't believe it will be a good use of my time.
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27 / M / アビス
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Posted 8/30/13 , edited 8/30/13
No, most reviewers are elitest morons who criticize anything thats short of a masterpeice
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20 / M / Eng Land
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Posted 8/30/13
I do actually. I didn't used to up until a few months ago. I watch Gigguk and GRArkada primarily because they manage to keep entertaining throughout their reviews. That and I find it interesting to see what their views are on certain anime's, even if I don't always agree with them. I find it better to hear a review I disagree with because I get to see it from a different perspective. If I agree with them all then sure, it may make me feel slightly better, but I won't gain anything from it.
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25 / M / This Dying World
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Posted 8/30/13
Nah, I rather have the experience of finding out first hand.
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18 / F / Pooh Corner
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Posted 8/30/13
I like hearing opinions, even if negative. Hell, I am a reviewer on WordPress.
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27 / M / Anime World
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Posted 8/30/13
I never watch YT reviews but I do read some reviews on ANN/MAL. They don't influence whether I would watch a show or not though.
Posted 8/30/13
never watch them
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50 / M / Champaign, IL
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Posted 8/30/13
I have watched a few, but I don't seek them out. I prefer to read reviews (and write them... though I am horribly backed up on this season's reviews...)
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60 / M / Earth
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Posted 8/30/13
I don't see the point of watching reviews... At the very best, all I could do is agree. If I didn't, then I'd be getting myself all riled up over something that's merely a difference of opinion, and I have better things to do with my time. Like watching more anime and deciding for myself whether I like it or not.

If I really feel bored and want something different than what I already have queued (books, music, regular TV, Public Radio podcasts, backlog of movies and shows on Amazon, Hulu, Netflix, Funi, CR, YT vids of Scishow, Vi Hart, CPG Grey, Minute Physics, Vsauce, etc, etc, good grief, I'll never consume everything I want to take in, there's no time!), I will occasionally look at lists of recommendations associated with a show I particularly liked, then scan the synopsis (not the review). if one jumps out at me for some reason.

But really, I don't see how anyone can waste time worrying about other people's opinions of something enough to watch a video if them. In fact, you shouldn't even be reading this. Why am I typing it? Why aren't we watching more anime right now instead?
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Posted 8/30/13
No, I don't like to have my opinion on something potentially great be influence with the negative views of others. Most Anime reviewers (From what I've seen) are always biased in some degree either because of cultural differences/ignorance, personal preferences, or even both. Most of my reasons are also similar to those stated before me.

While there are bad animes, they all deserve to be seen. Most of them are very very good. Don't let other peoples' opinions stop you from experiencing something amazing. Watch it and judge it yourself.
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23 / M / Kaguya's Panties
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Posted 8/30/13
Exactly why would I waste my precious time with watching something as pointless as reviews? It in no way benefits me.
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Posted 8/30/13 , edited 8/30/13
I write my own reviews, so I don't really go looking for reviews before I watch something. Honestly, if I wanted to know if something was worth my time, I would ask about it on here.

One quirk I have is that I sometimes will go find written or YT reviews for a show after I've finished it. Usually it is just because I am sad the show ended and I want to keep thinking about it. I also like comparing other people's opinions of things to my own (and mocking them in my head if I think they are wrong ).

EDIT: I do think it can be worthwhile to listen to/read other people's opinions. Imo, it's stupid to just consume, consume, consume, without ever stopping to really think about what you just watched. I watch anime to be entertained, but I also want it to make my life better. That's the point of experiencing art. Short form: It's not a waste of time to read opinions (assuming the person giving the opinion isn't totally pretentious).
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18 / F / England
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Posted 8/30/13
I don't really watch gigguk's reviews, but I do like his reaction videos and that "Coolest anime character countdown" thing he did He's a funny guy!

I would watch his and others' reviews, if I could see the purpose behind them! But honestly, watching dozens of people's reviews just to hear different opinions seems a bit pointless to me xD
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21 / M / California
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Posted 8/30/13
I don't watch anime reviewers besides gigguk, but I do like hearing opinions from my anime friends that are kinda like reviews
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