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To wait a week or a whole season
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Posted 12/7/14
I prefer to wait until a show has ended before I pick it up. The wait for a season to come to an end can be rough though. I've been hearing wonderful things about Fate/stay night:UBW, but I'm holding out until it's over! Sometimes, if I know a show is coming to an end (two or three episodes from the finale) I'll begin watching. Avoiding spoilers is usually the most difficult part...
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Posted 12/7/14
As a student I got loads of time on weekends if nothing is going on. But actually I am watching animes through the hole week. If started watching Trinity Seven but to have to stop suddenly is very weird and the hype disappears. Basically I am watching 2-3 anime episodes every day. But of course not of the same show.

A year ago i have watched death note. After a while it felt very repetitive because everything felt very similar to the way it previously was. (This series maybe didnt need to be that long). Of course Death Note is still an awesome show.

Do you know the feeling of learning to love a series and then having to leave it because you have watched the end? After more than two year of watching anime I got the impression to slowly stop watching a series in order to be able to stay in its world. There is always so much pain in the end of a good series. For example I am holding back with the last episode of Zankyou no terror. And NO I will not watch a review until i have finished this series in order to protect my experience.
Posted 12/7/14
Definitely marathon.

The only show I can remember that I actively watched every week was season two of Kuroko's Basketball. I needed to know what happened next, there was no waiting!
Posted 12/7/14
I find it more fun with the marathon route, though... I very rarely watch through a complete show that I never seen before and usually only do this for re-watches.

I do watch weekly for the new shows. It is so unsatisfying when watching weekly and having a bad episode. I always assume things get better even if something dumb is introduced in an early episode and sitting on a disappointing episode for a week makes me upset. Not for this reason, I've started considering just waiting a full year then watching all the apparently amazing titles ($).
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Posted 12/7/14
I generally prefer to marathon shows. I have a fair amount of time to watch anime but I also have quite a bit to watch so it works well enough for now.

I did more recently start watching a few shows on a weekly basis and it does work for some things. I really liked watching Monthly Girls Nozaki-kun every week (though having to wait was a pain) and I watched the whole thing again just recently (which worked better than I had expected). It's also really nice to have a Mushi-shi episode each week, I'll likely watch all of Mushi-shi again at some point after it has finished too.

I'll probably stick to watching a few comedies and episodic shows weekly. I'm not sure my memory is good enough to watch a show that requires you to pay a lot of attention if I have to wait a week between episodes. I do like being able to discuss a show while it's still on though, so there might be some other things I'll try.
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Posted 12/7/14
I prefer to marathon for sure. Can you imagine reading one chapter of a good novel every week? I've never encountered anything that is better weekly than to watch all in one go.

That said, I also like talking about new stuff with people, either here or with my housemate. So even though it's the sub-optimal way of doing things, I do still watch plenty of new stuff each week.
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Posted 12/7/14
Really hard question. Sometimes you want to really soak in the events and particularities of each episode. Other times you want to go all at once to become immersed in a show. Nowadays I try to separate the things I watch into the two categories based on how episodic/overarching and easy/complex they are.
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Posted 12/8/14
Week to week definitely... First because otherwise the feels train can build up too much momentum to bear. (The shows are designed to be watched at weekly intervals after all.) Second because while I can always carve out a half hour here and there, carving out six hours (and that's for just one single cour show) can be problematical. If it's a show both me and my wife are watching, carving out a six hour block where we're both available can often be well nigh impossible. (And doing so for the eight to twelve shows we typically watch a season...)

Not to mention then I miss all the fun of forum tarting over the course of the season.

That being said, we do marathon older shows (and hour or so a night) in between current seasons. We've got Cowboy Bebop and Listen To Me Girls on tap for the next one.
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Posted 12/8/14
Weekly, because I don't feel the need to binge and lose sleep
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Posted 12/8/14
I prefer weekly with current shows and of course to marathon older shows.

Some shows are better being watched weekly as the anticipation builds the expected hype that the writers/animators may have been aiming for in certain situations.

Thought on the other hand some shows flow better when you marathon them compared to weekly where they may feel disjointed or just not that special.

Of course by the time you realize this most of the time it would be too late to have mattered anyway, lol.
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