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Post Reply THE 3 Episode Rule !
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Posted 4/18/15 , edited 4/18/15
Do you ??

FROM Purupurun Sharumu to Asobou The series that pokes fun at anime Clubs / Tropes

They have it right XD



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Posted 4/19/15 , edited 4/19/15
Obviously if i am not interested;it has been dropped no reviews for what.
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Posted 4/19/15 , edited 4/19/15
I do not follow this rule.
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Posted 4/19/15
I tell others to follow the 3 episode rule although I do not
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Posted 4/19/15
Nope. If the anime have more then 200+ episodes this rule cannot apply. You have to at least watch 5-30 episodes.
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Posted 4/19/15 , edited 4/20/15
I've given up on series in under 5 mins before. Sometimes you just know.
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Posted 4/19/15

bioforce27 wrote:

I've given up on series in under 5 mins before. Sometimes you just know.

This!!!! I've dropped things in under 30s. Often you can just tell it's going to be bad or in the reverse cases, often in the first 30 seconds or 3 minutes you just know it's going to be completely awesome all the way until the end.

I've also dropped a series at episode 11/12. If it's making me cringe every few seconds, I drop it. Or maybe, just maybe I'll try episode 12 if 11 was that bad. I've also dropped shows during the final episode if the wrap up is just too stupid to be believed. I only watch shows if I'm enjoying them. There is no point in forcing myself to watch something just to say I've finished it.

No episode 3 rule for me. Enjoying=watch. Not enjoying=drop.
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Posted 4/19/15
Depends on the number of episodes in the anime.
Purupurun Sharumu to Asobou, for example, requires a two screenshot rule to determine how terrible it is.
Posted 4/19/15
this rule is as effective as the 3 seconds food dropping on the floor rule.

you just never know when an anime will get interesting. sometimes it can be the third episode. sometimes it's the second season is where it gets interesting. personally i liked season 2 of aldnoahzero, but found it hard to make it through the first season.
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Posted 4/19/15 , edited 4/19/15
Oh look! A chance to recycle a post I made just a couple of minutes ago in another thread.


lorreen wrote:

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I don't automatically aim to finish everything I start. I don't even require myself to get through three episodes like I used to. I feel I now know enough about anime and my tastes, and also how limited my time is, that I can make a good intuitive judgment based on one episode. If it is something where it would take longer for that "aha, I do like this" moment to come I'm likely to hear that from others and then I can always go back and watch it later.


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Posted 4/19/15 , edited 4/19/15



bioforce27 wrote:

I've given up on series in under 5 mins before. Sometimes you just know.



This and . . .

hpulley wrote:

No episode 3 rule for me. Enjoying=watch. Not enjoying=drop.


This are true for me as well/
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Posted 4/19/15 , edited 4/19/15
If the idea of dropping a show even crosses my mind I just drop it. There's no point sitting through three episodes of something you know is not to your taste, it'll just make you hate it even more. The only exception is if the show is Glasslip-level shit: then you have a duty to watch the entire thing and ridicule the fuck out of it.
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Ironically, I didn't love the first two episodes of Tesagure 3! The musical in episode 2 just about killed it for me. But I absolutely loved episode 3! So... you never know. Going by my usual rules I really should have dropped it in episode 2 but I'm glad I haven't dropped it ... so far.
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Posted 4/19/15 , edited 4/19/15
I have my own rule.
It's called the ''1 minute rule''
If it's not appealing to me after 1 minute, it's already done for.
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Posted 4/19/15
based on the comments and spoilers of course. it's fun to watch when the ending is exciting.
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