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Posted 10/18/15
Its safe to assume we are all great huge anime fans. Anime has left such a huge impact in my life but as I am getting older , I am 25 years old, there are SO many things to watch, do and play but Anime is the only thing that I never want to be "behind" on.

Please fellow anime fans, tell me your thoughts and if there is anyone with a similar dilemma.
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Posted 10/18/15

arcanite_magician wrote:

I am 25 years old


Whoa there, Gramps.

In all seriousness, I'm actually facing a similar problem. I've got quite a few responsibilities that don't leave much time for anime, and it's difficult to fit everything in. It's a painful situation. ;_;
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Posted 10/18/15
Me too, I want to be able to paralize time so I can play/watch see everything

And don't worry, you are just 25...

Worry when you are 33
Posted 10/18/15 , edited 10/18/15
I figured older fans all don't care about being absolutely up to the current show on ~many airing anime. What do I know though? My MAL says I score things at an average of around ~5 and I am only watching one airing show (and I don't care if I watch it the exact moment it simulcasts).



Anime is like my 9th priority or so... So yeah. That's how I'll respond. I actually don't know the true "order" for anime on my priorities list. I've only charted my important 7 and assumed any free time is for hobbies (and I do have a hobby I care more about than watching anime, so....).


Best of luck. I always felt like I was "working" when I absolutely had to watch all my airing shows asap. It really killed the hobby for me from 2009-present. *I'll say with this edit: I've been watching for 20 years. 2009-present was when I felt the hobby was more like "work" until I stopped forcing myself to watch stuff immediately.
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I've been behind on anime this season simply because most of it hasn't given me much hype. Too many sequels/prequels to stuff I haven't seen before, leaving only a few mediocre things. One Punch Man is pretty much the only exception for this season.
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I think the biggest thing is to not watch stuff you don't actually enjoy. Some anime viewers feel obligated to watch every show in a season and, quite frankly, that's just dumb. I make it a point to check out everything that interests me at the start of a season but I don't waste time on checking out everything. If it turns out later on that something I avoided is getting positive buzz then I can always go back and catch up. if something I thought might be good doesn't live up to my expectations by episode 3 or so I'm not afraid to drop it.

Secondly, I think it's important to remember that most series are on a weekly release schedule. While it's always nice to see something as soon as it's up, you're not really "falling behind" until basically a week after an episode has aired. For me, I make it a point to watch the series I'm really digging as soon as I can but I have no real issue putting a few series aside for a day/night per week when I know I'm not generally busy or when there aren't any new episodes launching that I really want to be on top of.
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I actually got behind during the summer season, and every time I went to catch-up I became too intimidated by the amount to watch (summer had a lot of good shows this time O.o) and ended up watching nothing.

Now I've got my time organized again though so I've been catching back up to everything. I agree with what the guy above me said, but I am one of those illogical people that needs to watch (and complete unless it causes me to drop it for the rare reason) every anime I see. If you can manage your time well enough I see no problem with keeping up to date with whatever you are watching though.

There's also the side benefit (in my eyes at least) that if you are catching up to an anime you get to read more comments that people leave about each episode. Reading the comments is like half the fun of watching the shows for me.
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Posted 10/18/15 , edited 10/18/15

    Agreed. I work full time, like most people. My list of anime, manga, and video games is just steadily growing. I barely have time for them all. Keeping up with new series is even tougher. I could never hope to be on Stark's level.




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Posted 10/18/15 , edited 10/18/15
I prefer to watch things at my own pace, usually waiting until a series is over before I even see it... Just finished Tokyo Ghoul last month, started it the month before...

Thing is, there are so many older anime I want to watch too. On the bright side, I'll never run out of things to watch.

Only show I try to keep up with is Naruto... Used to be Bleach too, but I wanted to make it last so I watched the whole thing in dubs... So I guess I'm opposite the OPs opinion on this.

Gotta say I understand the urge to keep up with the shows though, easier to talk with fellow fans... Oh well, to each their own.
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I usually wait until a series is done before I watch it. Of course, there are some exceptions such as a sequel to a series I really liked, something that looked really interesting and/or generated a lot of positive buzz, and anime I got assigned from the anime lotto club (in which case I have no choice but to watch it until the end no matter how bad it is. Then again, I have a no drop policy anyways). Usually, I only watch 2 to 4 ongoing series at a time. All the other series I watch are ones that have already aired in which I watch at my own pace (sometimes fast, other times slow).
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Posted 10/19/15
So much to watch and read! To the point where there's so much to see that unless I'm with my family I never watch TV in English anymore... or live action for that matter. Wish I could watch it all.
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I think I'm the opposite. I'm kinda picky about about anime, so it can sometimes get to the point where I might only find 1 series I like per season (which is pretty easy to keep up with).
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