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Post Reply How many episodes of an anime will you watch before you drop it?
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Posted 6/26/15
Depends on the show.

I watched through the first 200 or so episodes of Bleach twice and dropped it each time.

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I drop a show if it seems as if its going to be an easy call for what happens in the end, just bores me, if I hate the art style, or depresses me.

I dropped Diabolic Lovers after 3 episodes because it just seems they did nothing but rape the poor girl,
Golden Time at episode 13 because it just seemed obvious how the ending was going to be after watching a lot where the current girlfriend gets dumped because of the childhood friend or love interest now is in love with the MC,
Soni Ani after the first episode because the VA's voice annoyed me and it seemed like Fanservice meets music.
Rio Rainbow Gate after 1 episode because I live in Vegas and I know that if some lady had that power of chance as she does the systems are rigged and annoyed me because of that.

There are a few others I didnt mention but that is just the way I am.
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Posted 6/26/15
I have dropped a show five minutes into the first episode.
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Posted 6/26/15
I will atleast check out 3-4 episodes if it's a one-cour. It depends on the length and the story.
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Posted 6/26/15

eyeofspirits wrote:

Golden Time at episode 13 because it just seemed obvious how the ending was going to be after watching a lot where the current girlfriend gets dumped because of the childhood friend or love interest now is in love with the MC,

Sometimes what seems obvious doesn't happen.
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Posted 6/26/15
The first episode. I give it that much. Though honestly I know whether I'm going to like it within the first few minutes. Sometimes I confused myself. Like this Steins; Gate. I kept thinking why do I like this.. what the hell, this isn't even that good!. Then a few episodes later and BAM, best show ever (not really, but you get the idea).

So I tend to trust my initial feelings and I'm almost always right.
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Posted 6/26/15
I would say 2-3
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Posted 6/26/15 , edited 6/26/15
I don't really have a specific formula for when i drop them. I can drop shows after 1 episode, or even before that. But i can also end up dropping them towards at the end if i feel they're getting too dumb or simply boring.

A few shows simply get dropped because they're i feel like i can spend my time better. They're not bad.. They're just.. There. Bland, generic. Existing without really drawing out anything.

Others i just simply forget.
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28 / M / Florida
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Posted 6/26/15
I have no set number of episodes. I don't like to set predetermined limits as to what a show could be.
If I am just checking a show out that I wasn't that interested in to begin with (which is rare) and it doesn't peak my interest then it may not make it past 1 episode.
Lately though as I have been busier in life, if I am not invested in a show or don't look forward to the next episode I may drop it regardless of what episode it is or how good/bad it was.
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Posted 6/26/15
I try and do at least three episodes but I tend to start Anime only after reading the Manga first , and if those don't interest me I don't always bother watching the anime.

But if if get a good recomendation I try a anime out
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26 / M / Guadalajara, Mexico
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Posted 6/26/15
Three; if it's really bad, one.
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Posted 6/26/15
I drop at 2-3.
Posted 6/27/15
I watch enough to decide but if I don't like it then...
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Posted 6/27/15
It really depends on the plot and genre. Like for example an ecchi anime I don't like I'd drop within two episodes, however a shonen anime I'd drop after 5, also depends how many episodes are going to be in the series.
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18 / M / Australia
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Posted 6/30/15 , edited 6/30/15
I don't have a certain amount episodes I give to every anime. I might not even finish one episode if I don't like it that much.
I go by a similar philosophy to the one in this vid.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wUJ05wyGKc
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