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How to choose between following an anime on a weekly basis, and watching it all at once?
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I don't really check the release dates, nor do I wait until it's finished. Not sure if "follow" would be an accurate word to describe what i'm doing, because I watch certain anime on a whim during my free time.
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Sometimes I feel too overwhelmed following more than 4 or 5 shows a season. Other times, I'll watch nearly everything that's airing. Depends on my mood, I guess. And how good the lineup is. This season, I think I'm following... 6 or 7.

Good thing about following only a couple shows is that if you get behind for some reason (like I often do), it's a lot easier to catch up. Sometimes, when I'm following a lot of shows and start getting behind, I start to feel like it isn't worth it to try and catch up with everything, so I end up stalling a lot of good series. Indefinitely. (I still have shows from 2011 on hold, dear lord.)

I like following shows on a weekly basis instead of consuming them chunks at a time because I like the suspense of having to wait a whole week for another episode. I love the feeling of being on edge like that. And, yes, I like to discuss on an episode-by-episode basis, too.
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For me, I pick a show to watch solely on the the summary of the series and if the premise of it interests me. If said anime has amazing animation, or music, or characters, etc., then that's a bonus and makes the show even better

I'm actually new at watching anime on a weekly basis. The very first season with seasonal anime I started on was actually Spring 2013, so I'm very new when it comes to watching seasonal anime, however, it doesn't bother me. In fact, it just gets me hyped and excited for each and every new episode when it comes out the following week, so it's not all that bad to me to wait. Also, when I run out of seasonal anime to watch for the week, I just start and finish an already completed series to occupy my free time ^^". I don't get messed up and confused when watching multiple series at one time. In fact, right now I'm watching 20 series in total right now with 17 of them being Fall 2013 anime.

Honestly, it all depends on the person with which method has a better effect on appreciating/understanding the series. For me, I do think waiting each week is better for me since I get excited for each episode and being excited for each episode is important for overall anime enjoyment I guess
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Generally, I prefer marathoning anime to watching them in serial fashion. I finally decided to put a few shows from this season on hold so I can marathon them later. I generally find that it is a more immersive, better experience for me to marathon than to watch week by week.

However, shows like Kill la Kill, Log Horizon, and Noucome are too much fun for me to put down, so I keep watching them week by week. Plus, it keeps me from binging on a show from my backlog all at once in the middle of the week when I should be doing other stuff.
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Follow the ones that you are too impatience to put on the back burner and feel like it'd kill you not to watch.
In general I really hate watching ongoing anime.... I'm following quite a few right now but in general I like to watch anime in mass. Finishing one series over a weekend or two rather than waiting an entire week for the one 24 minute episode works better for me.

Some anime like Hunter x Hunter for example I have a hard time waiting when I know there is another episode out so I follow that even though I hate ongoing anime but if I had the patience I would choose to watch it in bulk.... I'm following about 13 or 14 simulcast right now but I'm really just testing the waters and probably will get down to 3 or 4 and watch the rest later after they end or closer to later episodes.
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Sorry folks, but we already have discussion threads about this. If you would like to contribute there, go to:

/forumtopic-807959/watching-anime-after-it-finishes

/forumtopic-804111/watching-current-season-anime


This also seems relevant!
/forumtopic-824975/too-much-anime-so-little-time

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Posted 10/28/13
Double posted for easier notification to two pages worth of responses.


Just a heads up that this thread has been closed because we already have threads covering the topic. Please do copy your answers from here and post in one of these existing threads.

/forumtopic-807959/watching-anime-after-it-finishes

/forumtopic-804111/watching-current-season-anime


This also seems relevant!
/forumtopic-824975/too-much-anime-so-little-time
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