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Hey guys ive been browsing through crunchyroll for some anime to watch and i got to be honest. I havent been in the mood to watch anime for the longest time, the reason being i have a huge HUGE list of anime qued up. And im still adding more. I just got done deleting the ones im not going to watch and i still have about 20 plus series lined up to watch. Some half watched others i havent started. Ontop of that i also watch anime thats not on crunchyroll on another site and i also have 20 plus series qued up to watch there ontop of 4 movies!! YEESH!!

Its overwhelming to say the least and it actually demotivates me to watch anime. My thought process is "my god i have like 100 series to watch.... what to start first? ..........Battlefield time." So my question to you guys (those who are like me) How do you deal with this? something as simple as watching them one at a time? make a list? I would love to know. So much anime is coming out every month its demotivating. Its like but..... but..... i havent watched the ones i want to yet...... *clicks on new series and watches*

Please quote me or something so i can get the notifications when you respond! I want to get organized and start knocking these series out!! Thank you!
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give yourself a few weekends dedicated to a few animes and binge watch the whole thing. Do it every month.
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Hey guys ive been browsing through crunchyroll for some anime to watch and i got to be honest. I havent been in the mood to watch anime for the longest time, the reason being i have a huge HUGE list of anime qued up. And im still adding more. I just got done deleting the ones im not going to watch and i still have about 20 plus series lined up to watch. Some half watched others i havent started. Ontop of that i also watch anime thats not on crunchyroll on another site and i also have 20 plus series qued up to watch there ontop of 4 movies!! YEESH!!

Its overwhelming to say the least and it actually demotivates me to watch anime. My thought process is "my god i have like 100 series to watch.... what to start first? ..........Battlefield time." So my question to you guys (those who are like me) How do you deal with this? something as simple as watching them one at a time? make a list? I would love to know. So much anime is coming out every month its demotivating. Its like but..... but..... i havent watched the ones i want to yet...... *clicks on new series and watches*

Please quote me or something so i can get the notifications when you respond! I want to get organized and start knocking these series out!! Thank you!


Pick a few anime to switch between. Stop adding more to the plate.
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Hmm I do not have that problem, I actually have the opposite problem. Mine is because, I have such high standards that if the anime does not meet them, I am done with it. Then the ones that do meet my standards are soo boring, I lose interest in watching them, and the good ones i watch as soon as they come out. If I find a good one that already aired, I also binge watch it.
The ones in my que for a good long time means I am probably watching it with someone ( my daughter) or its for a rainy day when there is need of something to do. I have a couple I have not watched just because I did not want to see it end.
I have people ask me what my standards are all the time. So I will explain them just in case it is what you mean by organizing.
I have a 3 strike system.

If its translated with a bunch of cuss words (when what, only 3 exist in Japanese?) that's a strike. It is just Baka!

Any business that should remain private or covered. Don't get me wrong I love a romance story and I like rooting for love but there is a line where its none of my business. I will be happy to celebrate your bonding but I do not want to watch.

modesty is a plus but now days trying to give an anime their own style or calling card is a little hard. So we give it more a leniency than the actual standards we have in our home. If I see a lot of scene zooming on thighs or jiggling jellies its a strike.

If the main characters have a brother and sister Love line its automatic 3 strikes for me. if they are assisting characters and its more of joke of a triangle then I feel sorry for the sibling being chased and may or may not strike it.
i do not watch any that are referenced for people who have a different orientation than myself.

I am not against violence. In fact strangely I loved Attack of the Titans since they had no skin and the focus was not on their nakedness we looked at it scientifically and thought the muscle detail was beautiful and enjoyed it immensely. It did not strike even though its rated mature. Parasyte did not strike out either and My daughter and I enjoyed that one too.
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I just watch what I'm in the mood to watch.
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Click on a random anime on your watch list, and start it.
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Hmm I do not have that problem, I actually have the opposite problem. Mine is because, I have such high standards that if the anime does not meet them, I am done with it. Then the ones that do meet my standards are soo boring, I lose interest in watching them, and the good ones i watch as soon as they come out. If I find a good one that already aired, I also binge watch it.
The ones in my que for a good long time means I am probably watching it with someone ( my daughter) or its for a rainy day when there is need of something to do. I have a couple I have not watched just because I did not want to see it end.
I have people ask me what my standards are all the time. So I will explain them just in case it is what you mean by organizing.
I have a 3 strike system.

If its translated with a bunch of cuss words (when what, only 3 exist in Japanese?) that's a strike. It is just Baka!

Any business that should remain private or covered. Don't get me wrong I love a romance story and I like rooting for love but there is a line where its none of my business. I will be happy to celebrate your bonding but I do not want to watch.

modesty is a plus but now days trying to give an anime their own style or calling card is a little hard. So we give it more a leniency than the actual standards we have in our home. If I see a lot of scene zooming on thighs or jiggling jellies its a strike.

If the main characters have a brother and sister Love line its automatic 3 strikes for me. if they are assisting characters and its more of joke of a triangle then I feel sorry for the sibling being chased and may or may not strike it.
i do not watch any that are referenced for people who have a different orientation than myself.

I am not against violence. In fact strangely I loved Attack of the Titans since they had no skin and the focus was not on their nakedness we looked at it scientifically and thought the muscle detail was beautiful and enjoyed it immensely. It did not strike even though its rated mature. Parasyte did not strike out either and My daughter and I enjoyed that one too.


I have a similar system for filtering my anime list. Because of that I have had other parents come up to me and ask for recommendations for their kids. I am pretty open to various genres (except for the ones that would have content I would cut), but my list is still relatively short.
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Posted 11/3/16 , edited 28 days ago

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Hey guys ive been browsing through crunchyroll for some anime to watch and i got to be honest. I havent been in the mood to watch anime for the longest time, the reason being i have a huge HUGE list of anime qued up. And im still adding more. I just got done deleting the ones im not going to watch and i still have about 20 plus series lined up to watch. Some half watched others i havent started. Ontop of that i also watch anime thats not on crunchyroll on another site and i also have 20 plus series qued up to watch there ontop of 4 movies!! YEESH!!

Its overwhelming to say the least and it actually demotivates me to watch anime. My thought process is "my god i have like 100 series to watch.... what to start first? ..........Battlefield time." So my question to you guys (those who are like me) How do you deal with this? something as simple as watching them one at a time? make a list? I would love to know. So much anime is coming out every month its demotivating. Its like but..... but..... i havent watched the ones i want to yet...... *clicks on new series and watches*

Please quote me or something so i can get the notifications when you respond! I want to get organized and start knocking these series out!! Thank you!


Obviously if you have that many on your list you have a time deficit on your hands (not enough time to watch everything you want). What I would do is start watching one and if in the first couple of episodes it does not really catch your attention then put it on the back-burner and go on to the next one. When one really does catch your attention you will be motivated to finish watching it. Another thing you might want to do is start paying attention to what genres you really like to watch and minimize putting anything on your list in the future that is not one of the genres you really like (at least until you get your list down). Another thing, don't be afraid to drop something if it just doesn't strike you as interesting. Don't keep something on your list that you thought looked interesting and started to watch it, but it just doesn't motivate you to keep watching it.
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Ninja_Pro92 wrote:

Hey guys ive been browsing through crunchyroll for some anime to watch and i got to be honest. I havent been in the mood to watch anime for the longest time, the reason being i have a huge HUGE list of anime qued up. And im still adding more. I just got done deleting the ones im not going to watch and i still have about 20 plus series lined up to watch. Some half watched others i havent started. Ontop of that i also watch anime thats not on crunchyroll on another site and i also have 20 plus series qued up to watch there ontop of 4 movies!! YEESH!!

Its overwhelming to say the least and it actually demotivates me to watch anime. My thought process is "my god i have like 100 series to watch.... what to start first? ..........Battlefield time." So my question to you guys (those who are like me) How do you deal with this? something as simple as watching them one at a time? make a list? I would love to know. So much anime is coming out every month its demotivating. Its like but..... but..... i havent watched the ones i want to yet...... *clicks on new series and watches*

Please quote me or something so i can get the notifications when you respond! I want to get organized and start knocking these series out!! Thank you!


Obviously if you have that many on your list you have a time deficit on your hands (not enough time to watch everything you want). What I would do is start watching one and if in the first couple of episodes it does not really catch your attention then put it on the back-burner and go on to the next one. When one really does catch your attention you will be motivated to finish watching it. Another thing you might want to do is start paying attention to what genres you really like to watch and minimize putting anything on your list in the future that is not one of the genres you really like (at least until you get your list down). Another thing, don't be afraid to drop something if it just doesn't strike you as interesting. Don't keep something on your list that you thought looked interesting and started to watch it, but it just doesn't motivate you to keep watching it.


Yes i am really strained on time! For i am a full time college student as well as work part time! so its very hard to watch a series these days. Thank you for quoting me! These are actually super helpful suggestions! Will try these out! though for genres i really like all types. I guess i would say i mainly watch Romcoms (serious ones such as SNAFU or toradora) slice of life or action/adventure (such as GATE or Log Horizon)

Thank you so much for the replies everyone please keep suggesting things for i need to get my lists down
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Hmm... I myself don't have that problem. How i decide what to watch? Usually it's because of reviews but sometimes previews, recommendations and such.

The problem i have is that i don't seemingly have enough time but that's another story.
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I too, am a full-time college student and have a part-time job. What's really helped me out is too plan out days in advance when to watch anime and get myself into the watching mood. For me, it's usually Wednesday and Friday nights since that's usually when I'm not too busy but do plan for day later in the week if something does come up suddenly.

I also watch anime in-between study breaks unless I feel like gaming instead. If I know I'm studying most of the day I usually study two hours then watch two episodes. Rinse, wash, repeat. It's actually good for you to take about an hour break anyways.

Just my advice though! Hope I kinda helped.
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As a rule, I only watch one show that isn't ongoing at a time, to be able to get through them at a reasonable pace (though that can still be hard if I'm watching a lot of simulcasts).

I also keep myself from putting more than one show in the queue - that way, I can use the next catalog show I want to watch as motivation to get through the one I'm currently watching, without risking seeing it as just one entry on an endless to-do list. Keeping that 'next up' spot flexible allows me to always have the thing I want to watch the most coming up next.

And finally, I quickly and unceremoniously drop everything I'm not actually enjoying, even if it's critically acclaimed or I'm 90% to the ending. Know your tastes and respect them - life is too short for mediocre anime.
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I don't deal with it very well. I have a TON of shows I want to watch, so I watch whatever I'm in the mood for, and I'm constantly starting new shows without finishing the old ones. It's gotten a bit ridiculous to be honest
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I'm sure everyone handles it differently.

I have a list of potential shows to watch that I keep expanding. In a given season, I'll make another list of all the interesting simulcasts, and pepper in about 2-4 older shows and backlog titles. Then I just try out a few episodes each day and see how I feel about them. After I try them, I sort them into shows I'll be continuing, shows to put on hold for later, and shows to drop. From the shows I'm continuing, I make a weekly schedule including the day the show airs (or N/A in the case of backlog titles). On a given day, I organize what to watch based on the schedule using the following priority scheme.

1. Special shows (A certain type of show I always like to watch. Can be a simulcast or backlog title)
2. Simulcasts that air that day
3. Simulcasts I'm behind on
4. Short backlog titles
5. Long backlog titles
6. Rewatches that aren't special shows (if I have any)

Maybe slightly convoluted, but it works for me.

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As for what shows go into the list of potential watches, I guess it's more or less random. Generally I try not to double up (for example, having more than one magical girl show or reverse harem), bur aside from that, I just kind of pick out whatever's on the list.
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I know how you feel, I have like 40 half watched animes I need to finished, plus the 20 i'm currently watching PLUS the 50+ other animes on my To Watch list. So much to watch that I end up not even bothering.

What I try to do is just stick to one show at a time and just watch that till it is finished and then move onto the next.
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