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24 / M / Australia
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Posted 9/19/15
Only habits I have is falling in love with characters and not watching new anime for awhile because it feels like I'm cheating on them :P
Seriously though, yeah I sometimes stop either half way through or right at the end, unless the story actually pulls me in.
Unlike all the filler episodes lol
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21 / M / Australia
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Posted 9/27/15
I've realized I tend to start shows but not really finish them, even if they were good.

I have many anime's I have started but haven't finished yet, and for some reason still keep on putting them off.
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Posted 9/27/15
I do the same thing. I just won't feel like watching something at the time, and when I think of it again, I don't feel like watching it then either. It becomes a cycle. I usually finish them eventually, but there are a few anime that I really liked that I've been putting off like that for more than a year.
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Posted 9/27/15
It happens to me too I get bored of it but I always start to watch when I'm bored
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Posted 9/27/15
When something's a one or two cour, aside from not wanting it to end, a lot of shows change toward the finale. The last few episodes will get more serious or emotional to build up to the ultimate resolution, but until then it's not the same feel as when the show was starting out. Sometimes a show's just rushed at the end, which makes it hard too.
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Posted 9/27/15
I think the only thing I do weird is with DVDs/BRs is to use dubbed, but turn the subtitles on. That way I can pay more attention to the artwork and check the dub translation verse the subtitle translation. It's one reason I started hating the dub to Highschool DxD. The strange thing about bthat was the two writers were female and they tried making it to much sex crazed. Where as the original was about girlfriends and dates and not so much about sex.
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Posted 9/27/15
Its hard to finish a great series because you know when its done you get that empty feeling. I usually put off watching the last four episodes for weeks. The other habit i have is if a sequeal happens i rewatch all the prior seasons before no matter how many. I only do this to animes i completly adore.
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Posted 9/27/15 , edited 9/27/15
Yeah I've been doing it a lot more lately, mostly with SoL and moe-blob anime. I've also been watching Death Note again and after getting by L's death I've had no motivation to finish it.
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Posted 9/27/15
Oddly, I've had three episodes remaining in Pet Girl for about 3 week now, so it's not just you.

I've enjoyed Pet Girl up until now, but partly that's because the show has moved along at a good pace: rarely has a plot arc last more than two episodes. But they are taking forever with the whole graduation/closing thing. Given that it's not a great plot arc anyway (the outcome seems predetermined, and the show is shifting from comedy to drama to set up a stirring finish) that makes it all seem kinda drug out, and so I'm having trouble inspiring myself to watch the penultimate episodes.

Of course, it's not like that's the only show that does this. I've noticed other series that slow down and/or get a bit too melodramatic towards the end of a season. (For example: the second season of Nogizaka Haruka or the first season of SAO.) Battles that once would have taken 5 mins now take over half an episode. Conversations take three times as long as the characters pause for ten or fifteen seconds before replying, and add massive pregnant pauses in the middle of their sentences. ("Haru.... I... I... " ... "Yes?"... "I just wanted to say..." .... "Uh huh?" "Haru... I .... "... etc. With any luck, that conversation might only take 5 mins, assuming it's not interrupted, in which case they get to have it again the next episode!) And, of course, there is always a lot of pointless shouting and running, usually at the same time, because shouting while running is dramatic.

TLDR: Good shows often get very mediocre in the lead up to their finales.
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Posted 9/27/15
Happens so much with me! It's not like i dont like the anime but i'll binge it but won't carry it on till like 3 weeks later and in the between that time i'll find another anime and finish it.
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Posted 9/27/15
I've spoiled myself on the ending of a few series.....

Mainly because I either get bored with it or I find something else I'd rather watch and find myself overloaded.
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Posted 9/27/15
I like to sit in a chair and look at a screen while watching anime. It may seem normal, but think about it, if everyone has a strange quirk... then the lack of a strange quirk is strange in of itself!
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22 / M / Norway
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Posted 9/27/15
In majority of anime, the pilot episode is the only one worth watching, so that's where i'm stopping...
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Posted 9/27/15
I tend to do this quite often, actually. I can't tell you how many series I've left with only a few episodes unwatched. Off the top of my head I can think of these:

Pet Girl of Sakurasou
Claymore
When Supernatural Battles Become Commonplace

I did this with Xamd: Lost Memories and Robotics;Notes, too, but I recently decided to finally just finish them. It's like others have said--I either get bored or just lose the motivation to keep watching. Although I like to consider them more "on hold" than "dropped."
Posted 9/29/15
I've never had any weird habits.

Until recently, it's just taking me a lot longer to finish an anime series. For some reason, I feel like watching a lot of anime but I don't want to watch anime at the same time. Because of this, I never end up finishing the anime.
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