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Posted 10/20/13
I'm still playing catch up since I'm newer to the genre than most so yes I do run into some time crunches when it comes to juggling daily responsibilities and watching both the current season as well as catching up on prior shows and seasons, not to mention I'm at the mercy of countless shows that are either unavailable at the moment or out of print since I don't want to resort to the piracy route.
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I can always squeeze it in since I have a weird sleep pattern. I can take in a lot of shows at once, but my only issue is suppressing the need to add more anime to my gigantic list.
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Yeah, especially with this season I am having this problem. I'm not used to watching over 10 shows during the week in addiiton to the other shows I want to get to
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Posted 10/20/13
The same goes with me as well. Especially on Thursdays and Sundays. Christ, so much anime to watch, and most around the same time!
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Posted 10/20/13
yea ....
i got a lot on my watch list to finish ... but not enough time
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Posted 10/20/13
It all comes down to time management. I find that if you have 3 simulcasts to watch in a day that shouldn't take you more than 1hr. and a half plus getting to others you want to watch.

I might have a couple things to do everyday, but as long as i watch the simulcasts, i am content. On days im not as busy, no less than 12 (especially since im watching Naruto).
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Posted 10/20/13
When I am working, I tend to fall behind on watching anime. It seems that when I get home, I eat dinner, catch up on browsing on the computer and checking my e-mail, and then it is almost bedtime. On a good day, I may watch 2 episodes, and on a bad day none, so my average is probably under an episode per day during the week.

Weekends can vary quite a bit. I've had weekends where I've gotten quite a bit of viewing done (occasionally even an entire series), but real world tasks can also throw a monkey wrench into that.

As I've only being doing temp work since June 2011, I tend to have periods of up to several weeks with little work. (I would say I've been "off" about 4 months so far this year). For better or worse, that gives me a lot of time to catch up as I live on what I've saved, waiting for the next longer term assignment.
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Posted 10/20/13
Reminds me of Genkishen. Madarame sacrificed most of his life for Anime and Manga, and once he graduated College all of that life was spent at the job, oh the horrors of growing up.

Good ways to save time in anime is the usual. Skip opening and closings, use a service that lets you marathon quickly. skip fillers, avoid generic-merchandise driven series(Ikkitousen, Infinite Stratos, Queens Blade), buy the DvD's.

Yeah, buying the DvD's makes watching a show easier.
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Posted 10/20/13 , edited 10/20/13
Yes, I definitely feel that way. After work, I check a few messages on forums/emails, then sleep.



I kind of hate this... modern lifestyle... 9-5 repetitive work sort of thing. But I'll leave that for another thread.
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29 / M / Bellingham WA, USA
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Posted 10/20/13
Time management is important so I try to be discerning and only watch series that really interest me.
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Posted 10/20/13 , edited 10/20/13
It really is difficult - but i'm good at pacing myself and making time for all the shows that I watch. Sometimes it gets hard, though. It was actually really hard last season because I was watching a ton of stuff, but this season is relatively light for me.

It gets nearly impossible when I find really good shows that I want to marathon, but can't because I don't have the time. Oniisama e and Rozen Maiden are driving me crazy in that regard at the moment lol
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Posted 10/20/13
Life is about making choices, I guess.

For me, I enjoy watching anime, but if I fall behind a bit on a simulcast, I'm not too bothered. I guess that I feel like with it being a hobby, it's not a big deal if I can't get to everything right away. In fact, that would be really bad.
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Posted 10/20/13 , edited 10/20/13
Since the industry in Japan churns out dozens of series a year, it's up to you figure out what genres you like watching the best and to focus on those genres to ensure that you are watching something that interests you. This is a hobby, no need to watch something just because other people say so. It's never supposed to be a chore. Watch anime for yourself.

Personally, I like slice of life shows, romantic comedies, and some sci-fi, so I focus on those genres the most. I am satisfied with the progress I'm making on all of the shows that I want to watch - and I only started on anime a couple of months ago, with a full-time job and a social life on weekends in tow.
Posted 10/20/13 , edited 10/20/13
Nope. I have too much free time, even with watching everything I want.
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Posted 10/20/13

Felstalker wrote:

Yeah, buying the DvD's makes watching a show easier.


I'm actually struggling to get through my unwatched DVDs, especially when trying to get through multiple shows at once where swapping out discs lose your place. I find it's much easier to fire up my 360, launch the CR or Hulu apps and choose a show from my queue.
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