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Posted 7/24/14
I'll occasionally see a picture and try to find out what show the character is from to give it a try, if the show is trash though no amount of moe or adorableness will get me to keep watching it.
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No, it's not the deciding factor or even a major factor for me, but it certainly helps to have something cute to watch.
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If the point of the show is the characters and their interactions (like SOL or ecchi works) then yeah, I only watch if the characters are attractive or cute, but if it's something like Attack on Titan and I'm there for the plot, then I don't care so much as long as they're not completely hideous.

Nice looking designs are important though in any work, the characters don't have to be handsome or cute or anything like that, it just has to look nice. If that makes sense.
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its not my big deciding factor, seeing as pictures for shows can be very different from the actual show experience seeing as sometimes can look like is a show about super cute characters or something, but sometimes turns out to be very different, big example in my thinking would be Madoka Magica, the picture for the show on CR shows the girls all in their costumes, looking happy and smiling, meanwhile real show is pretty dark and much different. So for me I would say no i don't watch JUST because of the cute characters but it does sometimes get me to read about the show in question.
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Cutesy designs often put me off a show, since a lot of the time it can mean it will be moe fluff, but I'll still give stuff a shot. I enjoyed Non Non Biyori despite how it went against almost everything I expect from a good show from the description it had. I think an attractive art style will make me more inclined to give something a shot, and can definitely create a bit of a bias towards the quality of stuff. I don't think 5cm per second nor Fate/Zero would be anywhere near as popular were it not for their wonderful art.

Though a lot of anime do look rather similar art-wise, or so I find, because it works. Anime (well, manga is the actual name of the style) is kind of like the Porsche of art styles. It hasn't changed that much over the years, but I'm all right with that because as Aku no Hana showed us, mixing things up and straying away from the norm can seriously turn people away. I appreciate good art, and since you're going to be looking at it for the whole show, it's kind of a critical hit if the pictures aren't appealing.

Of course, it's just one of many things that makes a good show, but it's still pretty damn high up there. Like you say, there's no doubt that humans like pretty things, it's why graphics are so prioritised in most AAA games these days. So will a good art style make me more inclined to give a show a shot? Yes. Will the design of certain characters make me give a show a watch? Also yes (Sekai Seifuku is an example of that).
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In most cases I watch anime to be enjoyed. Character looks DO NOT ALWAYS interfere with me watching an anime.Examples where character looks do get in the way are HOTD, kuroshitsuji and a lot of moe anime. But the genres Ecchi, harem, and hentai depend on cute/hot looking girls or guys as a way to entertain the audience in a sexually (and somitimes in a romantic) manner. So unless you watch these three genres only, then you have a serious problem (even if you do watch ecchi, harem and hentai) or the show just have good looking characters. So to summarize, no I dont watch anime for the sole purpose of good looking characters.
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