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Yes, as the title states I have a particular methodology for watching anime series. When I find weekly simulcast series that interest me I watch them as they're released, at the same time I work my way through long running series (over 50 episodes long) that have already ended. I also binge watch shorter series that I didn't watch while they were being simulcast. I guess I would describe it as a three tier method for watching anime; with so much anime out there to watch, this strategy grew from necessity and as an avid anime fan I have found it to be very efficient.
If it's still a little unclear I'll explain it in terms of the series that I am watching currently:

Weekly Simulcast - March Comes in Like a Lion, Yuri On Ice!!!

Long Running Series - Inuyasha (currently on episode 103)

Short Series (Binge) - Food Wars! The Second Plate

If you're OCD like me and also have a particular methodology for watching anime, please share it! I'd love to know that I'm not alone.
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If I know that an anime is going to be 12 episodes, I usually wait until they're all released so that I can binge watch the entire thing at once.

If it's a longer series, but each episode comes out weekly, I would wait for 4-5 episodes to come out first and binge watch. I hate watching 1 episode a week.

Topic unrelated: You do not look 28 years old.
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Interesting method but that's not a lot of variety I feel like.

I am watching about 15 series that are simulcast.

I watch shows that are finished during my breaks and lunches at work. (currently watching Your Lie in April)

On rare occasions I do binge watch finished shows but not frequent.
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I do pretty much the same thing as Stars. I'd rather save and watch a short season all at once, or at least save up a few eps.

I have watched a couple of simulcasts, and then binged on other longer seasons of other anime, but I risk not finishing what I start when I go that route.
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starshots wrote:

If I know that an anime is going to be 12 episodes, I usually wait until they're all released so that I can binge watch the entire thing at once.

If it's a longer series, but each episode comes out weekly, I would wait for 4-5 episodes to come out first and binge watch. I hate watching 1 episode a week.

Topic unrelated: You do not look 28 years old.


I agree, I hate watching series that I'm very interested in one episode at a time but with there being so many anime series out there that I do want to watch, this strategy helps to get to them faster.

As for the unrelated topic, I'm curious, just how old do I look? Lol
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ExecuteU2 wrote:

Interesting method but that's not a lot of variety I feel like.

I am watching about 15 series that are simulcast.

I watch shows that are finished during my breaks and lunches at work. (currently watching Your Lie in April)

On rare occasions I do binge watch finished shows but not frequent.


15 series at the same time would be a bit overwhelming for me, I like to be able to focus on a few at a time. My schedule only allows for a certain amount of time for watching anime during the week. Thanks for the reply!
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Akane1984 wrote:

I do pretty much the same thing as Stars. I'd rather save and watch a short season all at once, or at least save up a few eps.

I have watched a couple of simulcasts, and then binged on other longer seasons of other anime, but I risk not finishing what I start when I go that route.


Oh my gosh, I really hate starting a series and not finishing it. It feels like I began a project and didn't complete it, very unsatisfying! Unfortunately, I have let that happen a few times, example: Twin Star Exorcists, The Asterisk War, Taboo Tattoo. I just couldn't bring myself to finish those subpar anime.
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In my case, where there are a lot of ongoing titles in my list + having to balance my schedule off-line, I have no recourse but to negotiate.



The last 3 above are not fixed due to a busy lifestyle, but the entirety pretty much conveys how I watch my shows without losin' my marbles.

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jrol1388 wrote:

Oh my gosh, I really hate starting a series and not finishing it. It feels like I began a project and didn't complete it, very unsatisfying! Unfortunately, I have let that happen a few times, example: Twin Star Exorcists, The Asterisk War, Taboo Tattoo. I just couldn't bring myself to finish those subpar anime.


Yep, exactly. This Summer I started around 6 simulcasts, but only finished 3 of them. This season I'm hopeless. Didn't even bother, haha.
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I'm kinda similar, but it depends on the show.

Some shows I wait to watch until it's finished (ex. Keijo, Izetta)

But most of the time I wait atleast 2 weeks to watch anything currently running. I hate just watching 1 episode. (ex. Jojo, Working, Poco Udon World)

And I usually have 1 show that has 40+ episodes for me binge on. Right now it's Nasume Yujin-cho.
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It depends on free time allotted. Being retired has its advantages but once in a while waifu will interrupt the flow of hours spent anime-related.

Simulcasts: let 3-4 episodes get released then watch them. Like the folks on ANN suggest if my interest wanes by Episode 6 the show will be dropped. This Season I'm only watching a few: Yuri!! On Ice (was going to skip but reviewer on ANN liked it so much I tuned in), Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, March comes in like a Lion, Natsume Yujin-cho 5, RWBY.. What I don't watch now I'll pick up later, if ever. Some seasons are better than others.

Hunter x Hunter: ignored for years in spite of good things I heard from fans about the series. 148 episodes: was going to do 6 / time but wind up bingeing 12 / time via Netflix. Watched remaining 48 on CR. Chimera Ant arc: once action got hot & heavy I watched that straight through.

When I get really bored with Adult Swim (like this season) I go to the last 4 episodes of One Punch Man which I recorded on DVR and watch instead. Hope Season 2 is as good.

Manga can get time-involved also. I did finish A Silent Voice last week. It took 4 visits to finish.
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I currently watch the following:

Eureka Seven every night (currently 2/3 through)
Weekly shows such as Keijo, Occultic;Nine and Drifters.
Short series (12-13 eps) 1-2 episodes every night
Clannad irregularly (because I watch it with my girlfriend <3)
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I could use a methodology.

I'm trying to keep up with 30 shows simulcasting this season.
When I have time for other anime, I just watch whatever show I'm in the mood to watch, so I ended up being in the middle of too many shows at once.
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jrol1388 wrote:

As for the unrelated topic, I'm curious, just how old do I look? Lol


You look 22-24 years of age
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starshots wrote:


jrol1388 wrote:

As for the unrelated topic, I'm curious, just how old do I look? Lol


You look 22-24 years of age


Lol, I get that a lot.
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