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Personally I almost never drop past the first few episodes anymore. The more you watch I feel the lest you will drop late into the show. Death note even at its slump is still better than a lot of anime. But if you haven't watch much you probably have others you want to watch, but I feel you should still finish it. It might be you just don't like that genre or style.
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I had that feeling on Mirai Nikki, but I was satisfied in the end.
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I get like that with some anime like Vanguard - you know before a show is aired who is gonna win but you watch it anyway. Some shows are just too predictable, I tend to watch them in moderation. The more hype shows I often ignore so I can binge watch them at end of the season.
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I felt about the same when I was watching Kiznaiver.
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StriderShinryu wrote:

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.


My fiance owns an entertainment website which I help contribute to and I'm the most knowledgeable person when it comes to anime, so I think that's partly why I feel like I need to watch all of the "popular" animes, but I don't want anime to become a chore so I'm going to put enjoyment before knowledge on this one.
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JosephJoestar01 wrote:

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.


I really really enjoyed the first half of Death Note, so I'm saddened that it went so downhill for me. I think the second half just seems like too much filler.

And I'm surprised about The Irregular at Magic High School. I've seen a lot of people on here enjoying it. I haven't watched it myself, but was planning on it at some point. I might have to put it further down on my priority list after hearing your opinion!
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Cait_Sidhe wrote:

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.


This is very much the way I feel, as well. I like to be knowledgeable and want to be able to have a basis for opinion on the animes that are most commonly talked about. But I think I got far enough in Death Note to be able to do that
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Ryuouka wrote:

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.


I might just do that so I can feel some closure haha.

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StriderShinryu wrote:

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.


My fiance owns an entertainment website which I help contribute to and I'm the most knowledgeable person when it comes to anime, so I think that's partly why I feel like I need to watch all of the "popular" animes, but I don't want anime to become a chore so I'm going to put enjoyment before knowledge on this one.


That's respectable to be sure. And I do think it's a good idea to have some sort of real legitimate opinion on the bigger anime titles, especially if you're in a position like you describe. Well a more legitimate opinion than just "I head about it and it sucks" or the ever popular "I didn't actually watch any of it but I know it's trash because I just know." That's a tough line to walk when you're looking at long running series though. I'd say in most cases you can get a pretty good feel for a single season show by the 3rd or 4th episode and form at least a solid impression by then, but how long do you have to watch if the series is two seasons or more? What about if the staff or studio changes at some point during it's extended run? Etc. I really don't know and, thankfully, I'm not someone who is in the position where I have to decide as I'm not a reviewer or critic.

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Honestly I thought that you didn't enjoy anything about Death Note, but now I see that we have very similar opinions. The second half felt like total filler even though it is how it went down in the manga, so the anime is not guilty of that, but still the story really took a turn for the worse.

I'd say that if you're still interested in The Irregular, I don't have the right to tell you what to do, so you can check it out if you like. But I'll insist in saying that it is BORING, I don't recommend it at all, there are hundreds of shows that are more deserving of your time than that one.
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Posted 7/10/16

JosephJoestar01 wrote:



Honestly I thought that you didn't enjoy anything about Death Note, but now I see that we have very similar opinions. The second half felt like total filler even though it is how it went down in the manga, so the anime is not guilty of that, but still the story really took a turn for the worse.

I'd say that if you're still interested in The Irregular, I don't have the right to tell you what to do, so you can check it out if you like. But I'll insist in saying that it is BORING, I don't recommend it at all, there are hundreds of shows that are more deserving of your time than that one.


Thank you for the advice :)
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This is almost how i feel about Nisekoi manga. I don't hate it, but i don't really enjoy it either. I just want to see it end, good or bad. Although i do put it on hold if there's something i actually enjoy
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I do it all the time, I really really hate dropping shows idk why. I know I shouldn't care if I don't like it but I just can't.
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I had the same exact struggle with Hunetr x Hunter OMFG I suffered that anime, masterpiece my ass

and the only reason I watched it for was because I lost a bet
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Most of the long running shonen shit out there with the exception of Hunter x Hunter and Yu Yu Hakusho. Shit like Naruto, One Piece and Fairy Tail made me want to kill myself.
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