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Burnout happens. Don't force yourself, just wait and watch the next thing that catches your fancy.
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This has never happened to me. I've gotten burned out on particular titles, sure, but to get burned out and not be able to find any anime which catches my interest? That has never been.
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Just last year I took a break from anime for about half a year due to real life activities, and now it's time for me to take another break from it. I've never really gone into a "dry spell" as you say. I have a lot I want to watch, but never end up doing so because I'm lazy (long shounen keep me busy).
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This happens to me a fair bit nowadays actually. I seem to have very specific tastes in the animation I consume. I think it varies depending on who you are but try watching and/or reading other things that interest you not necessarily just or mostly anime. For me, I've started watching animation from other countries and sites like Netflix offer plenty of things both live action and animated. Too much of one thing (even a good thing) can be bad for a person. And if after an undefined period of time you feel like picking anime back up again then more will be there! Japan's animation industry has dozens of shows airing every 3 months so there might very well be something of interest fro you. Does that help at all? Sorry I'm a little vague. It's kind of hard giving advice to total strangers lol.
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It's pretty common. I'll usually start off following 6 shows in the season, and it funnels down to 2. I might alternate and start watching the other ones in my spare time. I sometimes watch 1 series in a row.

But Slice of life's, action, and adventure are typically the best ones. I like Fairy Tail a lot, but preset there's only so many english dubs you can watch, I tried Hunter X Hunter but one arc threw me off. There's a lot of shows that are like that with an arc they start of great, and then "meh."
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I burn myself out on it sometimes, but it's not a big deal to me because I know I'll be back after a couple weeks/months. I've got a bunch of hobbies I juggle, but I always go back to them when I drop them. I know what I like, even if I don't feel like it at a given time.
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Sket Dance is similar to Gintama and its a nice little snack every now and then.

I haven't really found a new shonen anime that I have enjoyed. However if you like 3X3 eyes go old school and watch Blue Seed. Its the far far superior Yuzo Takada anime. Its Inuyasha with a plot and an ending (and a very good ending at that).

Or maybe just try something different:

There are some really great newish Slice of Life animes out there that you might want to try. Also pay not attn to the descriptions (now why would I want to want to watch a farm school anime?) as I've kind of noticed too that topics that in no way would interest me are the ones I've enjoyed the most.

Silver Spoon is by the FMA author. There are only 22 episodes and its one of my top 5.
Barakamon (on Funi) is ace and one of the best of 2014
Your lie in April is suppsosedly also very quality.
Welcome to the NHK (Funi)

There have also been a few good recent sports animes out there.
Chihayafuru - a top 10 anime for me. Its funny I was getting a bit burned out, then read one of those "why haven't you watched this yet" columns in an anime mag and ended up bingeing the hell out of this.
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Posted 8/25/15

PrinceJudar wrote:

If you like shounen like that you should definitely watch Magi.


I second this.
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