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Post Reply At what point is someone no longer considered 'New' to Anime?
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Posted 6/25/16
You're no longer new when you prefer 2D waifus and hushandos over real people.
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Hmm, I guess i'd say you're no longer new when you become somewhat genre savvy. I can't give precise breakpoints (since I don't believe in precise breakpoints), but whatever point where you can look at at almost any show or read almost any description and already have a general idea of what that show is probably like and perhaps even list a couple shows it is likely similar to.

I don't believe in a number that delineates newness from experience, but it should still be enough to accomplish the above. If I HAD to give a range... Hmm... it depends om the individual, but I feel like it could be anywhere from 20+, as I feel like 20 probably covers all the major genres. But as I said, I don't look at the number itself as the point.

But that's just my opinion, of course.
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I've completed 66 according to MAL so I wouldn't say I'm new to anime. But at the same time, when I talk to anime fans, I feel like I don't know anywhere near as much as them. I only watch shows I'm interested in & I'm not one of those people who feels the need to try every single show. I'll try maybe 5 at most per season & stick with a couple. Some seasons I just won't watch anything if nothing grabs me.
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CallumKeyblade wrote:

I've completed 66 according to MAL so I wouldn't say I'm new to anime. But at the same time, when I talk to anime fans, I feel like I don't know anywhere near as much as them. I only watch shows I'm interested in & I'm not one of those people who feels the need to try every single show. I'll try maybe 5 at most per season & stick with a couple. Some seasons I just won't watch anything if nothing grabs me.


I feel the same way. I've technically been watching anime on and off since the first time Dragon Ball Z showed on the WB back in the late 90s as far as I can remember. Close to 20 years of experience with anime, but I've still only watched a chunk of anime compared to some people that are way newer than I am hahaha. I'm just very picky with my shows. I'm pretty sure I've started and dropped more than I've finished. Actually... now I'm curious.

Completed: TV: 80, OVA: 24, Movies: 75, Spcl.: 30
Dropped: TV: 123, OVA: 1, Movies: 0, Spcl.: 4
On hold: TV: 23, OVA: 4, Movies: 0, Spcl.: 1
Currently watching: TV: 8

...Yeeeeeah. Sheesh.
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I'd probably have to say when all the jokes in Gintama make sense to you, you've probably been around the block once or twice.
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Posted 6/25/16
75 or less I would consider someone new to anime.
in between 76-150 I would not consider them new to anime, but more or less a rookie
151-225, seasoned
226-300, expert in certain genres.
301-350, expert in multiple genres. and so on.

I know of only one person I have talked to who I would give the title of "Master" when it comes to both anime and manga. he has been watching anime since 1973. He is a history teacher at my college right now and actually won a petition to include "the history of anime and manga in the Western world". He has watched well over 2000+ anime's and has read over 1000+ manga and about the same amount of light novels also.
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...wow people have somewhat unrealistic ideas of what constitutes 'new'.
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