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Posted 7/7/16 , edited 7/21/16
I am currently watching Death Note, and it has gotten severely boring since episode 20 or so. I am forcing myself to continue watching it, but it's getting painful (sorry to all of you Death Note fans). I'm trying to continue watching it because it seems like Death Note is one of those animes you have to watch because it's so popular, and after already watching 27 episodes it would be a waste of time to stop with 10 episodes left and not know the ending.

Have any of you had this problem with an anime? And someone please tell me Death Note gears up again at the end lol.
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Posted 7/7/16 , edited 7/13/16
if you don't like the series, just drop it, or put it on hold. there's no sense in watching a series when you're not enjoying it.
just because a series is popular, doesn't mean you "have" to watch it.
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manacookies wrote:

I am currently watching Death Note, and it has gotten severely boring since episode 20 or so. I am forcing myself to continue watching it, but it's getting painful (sorry to all of you Death Note fans). I'm trying to continue watching it because it seems like Death Note is one of those animes you have to watch because it's so popular, and after already watching 27 episodes it would be a waste of time to stop with 10 episodes left and not know the ending.

Have any of you had this problem with an anime? And someone please tell me Death Note gears up again at the end lol.


Don't do that. If it's too much for you then don't watch it. You're wasting your time.
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manacookies wrote:

I am currently watching Death Note, and it has gotten severely boring since episode 20 or so. I am forcing myself to continue watching it, but it's getting painful (sorry to all of you Death Note fans). I'm trying to continue watching it because it seems like Death Note is one of those animes you have to watch because it's so popular, and after already watching 27 episodes it would be a waste of time to stop with 10 episodes left and not know the ending.

Have any of you had this problem with an anime? And someone please tell me Death Note gears up again at the end lol.


Don't do that. If it's too much for you then don't watch it. You're wasting your time.


Yeah, you're right, I think I'm going to just give up on it.
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As the others have said, if you don't like it then don't watch it. If you're some sort of self styled critic that is going to be doing full reviews of series in order to criticize both the good and bad elements then sure. If, however, you're just watching it for casual enjoyment then stick to what you are actually enjoying. Of course, there is some level of masochistic pleasure in watching a series that's just so bad you can't help but see the depths it plumbs (like the recent Phantasy Star Online) but that's still enjoyment of a certain kind.
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Posted 7/7/16 , edited 7/7/16

manacookies wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:


manacookies wrote:

I am currently watching Death Note, and it has gotten severely boring since episode 20 or so. I am forcing myself to continue watching it, but it's getting painful (sorry to all of you Death Note fans). I'm trying to continue watching it because it seems like Death Note is one of those animes you have to watch because it's so popular, and after already watching 27 episodes it would be a waste of time to stop with 10 episodes left and not know the ending.

Have any of you had this problem with an anime? And someone please tell me Death Note gears up again at the end lol.


Don't do that. If it's too much for you then don't watch it. You're wasting your time.


Yeah, you're right, I think I'm going to just give up on it.


Good. Waste your time watching something worth enjoying.
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Posted 7/7/16 , edited 7/13/16
I had the exact same experience with The Irregular at Magic High School. It's the most boring anime I've ever seen in my life, seriously Death Note is like Kill la Kill compared to The Irregular. I gave it 5 episodes and I just couldn't go on, it was painful to sit through exposition dialogue that lasted for the whole episode and that didn't add to the story at all, nor did it develop the world in which the anime is set, and fight scenes that can't be considered fight scenes at all since they take less than 30 seconds. And the way how the anime is constantly telling you that the MC Tatsuya is the most powerful being in the whole universe is terrible because they want us to take it very seriously, when having such an OP character only works as a joke as demonstrated by One Punch Man, or if the character at least has charisma, but Tatsuya is worse than Kirito in every possible way. And Tatsuya's sister is in love with him because incest sells.

If you're at episode 27, then you already saw the best episode which was number 26. If you don't like Death Note then I say don't bother, even though I love Death Note, I respect your opinion.
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Posted 7/7/16 , edited 7/8/16
Like a few others have said, don't force yourself through an anime. If you've reached a point where you've gave it a chance and it's just not for you, don't feel bad about dropping it.
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Yes. I do this occasionally.

If you're just warching anime for enjoyment, then I do recommend dropping a show when you grow weary of it. However, I myself have this sort of "complex" where if I invest too much time in a show, I feel like I have to complete it - even if I despise it. For that reason, I am continuing to watch Twin Star Exorcists and it was why I finished Comet Lucifer.

Additionally, and perhaps more importantly, I also finish shows I dislike if I want to have a valid opinion on it. There are many reasons why this might be the case. I'll give two examples.

1. I finished Wolf Girl and Black Prince because I found many of its characters and themes morally reprehensible and so wanted to be able to voice my opinion clearly and without giving others reason to reject my issues with it just because I didn't watch it.

2. I like to discuss shows within the magical girl genre. Cardcaptor Sakura, being a very influential part of the genre, was an important show for me to complete. Not just for the sake of having a valid opinion on it, but also because I felt I needed to see how it influenced later magical girl shows (or was influenced by earlier ones). Thus, I finished it despite being quite bored with it at times.

Importantly, I finished these not really for my enjoyment, but more for the sake of cultural participation and understanding - which I also draw some enjoyment from.

But as I said, sometimes my "complex" is a big part of why I do this as well.
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Posted 7/7/16 , edited 7/8/16
I do this a lot. There are a lot of shows that are so popular that I really want to have a valid opinion about it. I do this with seasonal anime as well because I want a valid opinion about the season, unless I'm watching so much I need to drop some. However, if a show is actually painful to watch, just drop it after giving it a good 3-5 episodes. I don't drop too many series, but it is a smart choice.
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I don't even do it anymore. Back when I used to watch pirated anime, I watched Gundam Wing and it was the most boring show I have ever seen.
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Posted 7/7/16 , edited 7/8/16
Yes I have struggled through many in attempt to achieve the much coveted No Drop achievement.

No drop

You will get it if your stats are 50+ completed and zero dropped. Pretty hard to obtain and very easy to lose.

Completionist: You've managed to survive watching so many anime without dropping any of them.
You masochist.

I sometimes actually enjoy watching bad anime as this allows you to understand what makes shows good. This can also be an interesting though exercise as you can not only figure out what is wrong, but why is it wrong, where did it go wrong, and how would you fix this if you this was you on apart of the animation team. Every anime can teach you something although the amount varies wildly between projects.
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I felt the same way and there is no reason for me to watch Naruto (especially the dreadful Shippuden saga) any further. At least I won't be forcing myself to re-watch that anime. If Death Note were episodic, then I'd re-watch it anytime and I prefer episodic anime or cartoons.
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Posted 7/7/16 , edited 7/7/16
I drop 90% of the anime i pick up
Maybe more
No regrets.

And you should just go straight to last episode of Death note just to see the end, as the episodes leading up to it are pretty worthless.
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Posted 7/7/16 , edited 7/8/16
Yeah, often. Sometimes it's worth it, I've dropped Hunter x Hunter in it's first arc like two or three times, but sometimes it does get better.
And sometimes it doesn't, tho I do tend to try to go back to them at the end of a season and just binge them.
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