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Making time for anime
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Posted 11/4/14
Since my jr year in high school I became a seasonal anime watcher. I was watching around 35+ anime every season while taking AP classes and only getting about 3-5 hrs of sleep during the school days. I decided to keep doing this in university thinking that I could pull it off. However, now in my 3rd year at University, my engineering classes (5) and my part time job have severely affected my anime watching schedule. Im keeping up with a few but have yet to start many of the FALL 2014 season anime. I usually am able to watch anime while eating breakfast/dinner, during my commute to and from school, my lunch breaks at school/ work, and if i'm lucky and not sleepy/tired from hwk/ work, at night.

So my question for you is:

If you go to school, have a part time job, have a stable career, or have something that keeps you busy how are you able to fit anime into your life/schedule?



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Posted 11/4/14
That's a difficult question. I hate saying this, but you really might not be able to watch ANY. There are probably some days that you have off of work, school, etc., so I'd say then.

It really depends on your exact schedule.
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Posted 11/4/14
First you just have to limit yourself to amount of seasonal anime you watch. This season I took a lighter load from the usual 20-25ish anime I watch a season because I have a lot going on. In the summer, I also had a lot on my test and it started getting to the point where it was stressful trying to keep up with the anime when it should be relaxing and enjoyable. I would recommend doing the same if necessary,
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Posted 11/4/14
I would just stick to watching the episodes during your breakfast/dinner. That's what I do and I get like 3 or 6 episodes in a day.
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Posted 11/4/14
This is my experience with time & anime

I have a hard time watching even 10 a season (partially because I chat with other people for their thoughts on the episode or read/watch episode reviews in case I miss something). All last week, i had to take a break from anime because of this really important test...and then my self control went out the window b/c of Fate/Stay Night.

Basically, I had a bad score on that test. So I'm going to try to keep the anime watching when I'm too tried to study or something.

I also tried limiting my watching for the weekends and it turned out horrible for me, made me lazier on the weekdays.
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Posted 11/4/14
Binge it on a weekend. Then move on.
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Posted 11/6/14 , edited 11/6/14
Pretty much when I watch anime after dinner, when I get home from work... That is I'm not gaming or watching TV series. ^_^
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Posted 11/6/14
I only watch animes every Night at Bed and I had been doing this for the last 10 years

first with laptops now with tabets
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Posted 11/6/14
High school was when I started watching less. I usually save it for the weekend, and then maybe one episode of something during a few weekdays if I have the time. I'm in college now doing the same thing, only now I don't have as much time to look up new anime to watch
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Posted 11/6/14
Oh my gosh this is an accurate post

When I was in highschool my grades actually started to drop because all i did was consume myself in the world of anime. Luckily, i found a balance of school, social life, and anime.
Now that i am an adult, sadly!, it is alot harder to balance them all out. But it can be done(:

For instance with me, If i have some free time before work i will watch a little bit just to pass the time. If that doesn't happen then when i get a break during work, and have no other co workers bothering me, i will take an episode or two from there.

Then during the weekend is when it really gets fun! Making sure i keep it in balance i do all the house work and then reward myself with a few hours of anime or drama before hubby comes home for dinner. VOILA. A balanced scheduled of anime watching(:

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Posted 11/6/14
Sometimes it can be really hard to fit it all in, especially when it comes to exam time at uni. I guess the way I deal with it is by prioritising what's more important (such as completing the uni semester), making sure that anime doesn't become something I have to do, but something I can continue to enjoy in my off times with no pressure

I tend to become super picky about which series to follow during the semester, which helps to narrow down my queue. I also take one day off every week that is strictly no uni/job/household work allowed (for my health/sanity's sake), which gives me a day to watch anime if I please. If all else fails, I use it as a motivation to study, rewarding myself with an anime weekend once I finish the semester

Posted 11/6/14
I fit it in some days. Not every day. I avoid burning myself out on it, because that can lead to you no longer enjoying it.
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Posted 11/6/14
I have a list of animes I'm interested in watching which is long, but my policy is two episodes a night to make room for other things.
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Posted 11/6/14
One thing I do, if I get really behind, is I hook my laptop up to my TV with an HDMI cable. Whenever I'm on the internet, the temptation to just waste time is too great. So my anime-watching efficiency rises quite considerably when I go the TV route.
Posted 11/7/14
what weekends are for...


I would never subject myself to working full time and studying full time or any variation that prevents me from having a weekend or day off. I know some people do that + look after a kid

But I would never be able to do that. I get sick easily and if I didn't have a long period of rest in between work... I get sick.

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The most extreme variation I would subject myself to is... work part-time, studying part-time. I would never study full time and work parttime or vice versa.
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