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Post Reply Can you watch a subbed anime while doing something else such as drawing or playing a video game and still understand the
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Posted 2/28/16
This poll is for my wife who is always doing something else while we watch something such as drawing, playing ds, or petting the animals paying more attention to them. . She has been caught not looking at the screen longer than 5 minutes at a time. I have asked her several times for her to stop because that is not actually watching the show however, when she does it she misses large pieces of story asking me what happened or missing important details. I do not care if she does it during English dub or even a show that she picks because that what she wanted to watch. When I want her to watch something with me I want her to watch not play her ds. Is it possible to watch a subbed anime while doing something else what is your opinion? Yes she does like anime by the way she just likes to do other things while watching.
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Posted 2/28/16
depends on how difficult the series is, and your level of proficiency in the language.
though only glancing over every now and then hardly even qualifies as "watching" the show

could probably multitask when watching easy shows like 4-koma shows and understand to some varying degree what is being said by the characters. if the show is more difficult though (ex: mushishi, prettty much anything not aimed at kids), then id need to pay close attention.
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Posted 2/28/16
When eating something.... sort of

But anything else. NO
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Posted 2/28/16
you can easily eat and read the subs though.
Posted 2/28/16
My dad does that while watching anime with me. I solve that by taking the phone away.
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Posted 2/28/16
No I have to be focused - I don't like to miss dialog - I will even rewind to re-read something that may be important if I am distracted.
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Posted 2/28/16
I either eat or alphabetize my MtG cards.

I have too many MtG cards
Posted 2/29/16
Depends, I was just reading something for homework and watching anime, but then again I kept looking at it once in a while.
Posted 3/11/16
Nope
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Posted 3/11/16
no....
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Posted 3/11/16 , edited 3/11/16
Depends on what you're multitasking with. If you're just grinding in a game, sure, why not. If you're going through the storyline in a game or fighting an intense battle, you would inevitably get caught in the game and lose attention over the show.

Me, I simultaneously type into/read off my iPhone which I hold in front of my monitor while watching shows from time to time. Not difficult.
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Posted 3/11/16

Nasirei wrote:

When eating something.... sort of

But anything else. NO


This
Posted 3/12/16
Nooo
Posted 3/12/16
I can't even eat and watch anime at the same time
Posted 3/12/16
I always try and multitask while doing everything. I usually read the subtitles of the scene, quickly switch tabs and do something, then read the next scene.
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