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Much like bemused_Bohem said above, it depends on how much free time i have.

There are about 20+ simulcasts i'm currently watching in this fall. Somedays have only 1-3 but the weekend is the major time eater, since one day can include 1-6 episodes.

If i'm going to marathon something, it's something i'm planning to watch and there are lot of them. Mainly because i found anime "too late" (i was 19 when i started watching). But i'm still happy, nevertheless.

Ah, marathoning. While i do it sometimes on CR, im mainly doing it on DVD's. Then again, does it matter? probably not but just wanted to say.

While i may be able to watch all the simulcasts when they come, i'm currently too busy to watch anything else. But soon, soon it's over and i get MORE time.
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Posted 9 days ago

Yoshithehero wrote:

Much like bemused_Bohem said above, it depends on how much free time i have.

There are about 20+ simulcasts i'm currently watching in this fall. Somedays have only 1-3 but the weekend is the major time eater, since one day can include 1-6 episodes.

If i'm going to marathon something, it's something i'm planning to watch and there are lot of them. Mainly because i found anime "too late" (i was 19 when i started watching). But i'm still happy, nevertheless.

Ah, marathoning. While i do it sometimes on CR, im mainly doing it on DVD's. Then again, does it matter? probably not but just wanted to say.

While i may be able to watch all the simulcasts when they come, i'm currently too busy to watch anything else. But soon, soon it's over and i get MORE time.


I found anime later in life too, I started watching about a year ago. My first anime was Attack On Titan, I was hooked after that!
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I have two different "tiers" of anime I watch. One is regular shows that are just okay. The other is shows I really love, which I watch when I'm in a really good mood (does anybody else do that?). I try to keep a variety of all genres and have a few long running shows going along with many shorter shows. Right now, I have started way too many shows without finishing a lot of them, so I have 30+ in my special category and 35-40+ in my regular category (with like 5-8 shows in total being over 100 episodes long). I also generally watch shows that I know have limited edition blu-ray sets, so I can see if I want the set before it goes out of print.
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My method is fairly simple. For simulcast, I watch as they come out. Currently watching 32 shows; though a sizable chunk are shorts.

For completed series, I usually watch 2-3 at a time. For those, I like going at an episode per day pace. On rare occasions, I might watch two episodes from a series.
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Posted 9 days ago
I find I get overwhelmed if I watch too many simulcasts at once. So when a new season starts I let everything get 2-3 episodes in, watch those and then decide on 2 or 3 to keep up with, in between I binge watch older shows I didn't get to see earlier.
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Posted 8 days ago

Austershalin wrote:

My method is fairly simple. For simulcast, I watch as they come out. Currently watching 32 shows; though a sizable chunk are shorts.

For completed series, I usually watch 2-3 at a time. For those, I like going at an episode per day pace. On rare occasions, I might watch two episodes from a series.


32?! You're a beast! Thanks for the reply!
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foovay wrote:

I find I get overwhelmed if I watch too many simulcasts at once. So when a new season starts I let everything get 2-3 episodes in, watch those and then decide on 2 or 3 to keep up with, in between I binge watch older shows I didn't get to see earlier.


I totally agree, I get easily overwhelmed if I watch to many at once. I like to focus on a few anime at a time and absorb every awesome bit of it. Thanks for the reply!
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Posted 8 days ago
I don't usually watch new shows as they come out, but I decided to branch out and try new things this season. after I catch up on magical girl raising project, I'll be up to 13 shows.

I usually fill in the time between new episodes with watching older stuff I need to catch up on.
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I rarely watch simulcasts - I wait then binge though usually try the odd episode to see if queue worthy. Most of my queue is older anime or long running anime - old faves like GTO or effortless episode here and there like Gintama, otherwise it's the binge worthy anime like a Re-Zero I'll finish without fears of annoying cliff hangers and weekly discussions which always mean some prat spoiling without tags.
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I also got into anime "late". I was 18, and it started with Attack on Titan and Soul Eater; so I also felt the need to catch up on all the great stuff I had missed in my life. I started with one series at a time, watching 4-6 episodes at a time a few times a week. After a few months of that, I started watching the Bleach. Bleach is like 366 episodes, and after some arcs, I just needed a break in the monotony. I started getting into simulcasts, watching multiple series at a time. After discovering that there was indeed more to anime than just shounen (not hating on it), I tried to watch multiple series at a time according to demographic/genre as well as length of the series, and whether or not it had been finished. Basically the version I'm on now consists of 3 simulcasts (Bungo: Stray Dogs, Sound! Euphonium, Naruto Shippuden), a shoujo (Akagami no Shirayuki-hime), a shounen (Gintama), a seinen (Gantz), and an oldie (Dragon Ball). It probably helps that i'm in college and have a lot of time; but this method has helped me cover a lot of ground over the past 2 years.
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My methodology is mostly based on being really, really picky with the simulcasts I follow.

Every season, I have a maximum of seven 'slots' to fill (ideally one episode each day, but that's not a demand), because I know from experience that seven is the maximum amount of shows I can realistically keep up with. I then subtract the number of shows I'm watching that continue from the previous season to get the number of available slots. This season, I had six slots, since only JoJo was continuing on from Summer, while I'm going to have five or maybe only four slots for the upcoming winter season, subtracting March comes in like a lion, Gundam IBO and maybe Yuri on ice.

I then go through the charts for the upcoming season and find out how many shows I'm interested in. Often, that number is lower than my number of slots, since I'm pickier as time goes by, and in that case things are simple enough. I used to fill empty slots with backlog shows, watching them as if they were simulcasts, but I stopped doing that a while ago. If I'm interested in more shows than can fill my available slots, I watch the first episode, maybe a few more, but ultimately the weakest shows always fall within the first few weeks, leaving me with maximum of seven simulcasts.

On top of these, I always have one, but only one, older show in my queue that I watch whenever I have time. These are mostly classics, but if a seasonal show that I cut ends up being great, it goes in the backlog too. Same thing for shows which aren't simulcast in my region - a show needs to be an absolute must-see phenomenon for me to go out of my way to watch it weekly if it's not on Crunchyroll or Daisuki.
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Posted 7 days ago

Skode24 wrote:

I rarely watch simulcasts - I wait then binge though usually try the odd episode to see if queue worthy. Most of my queue is older anime or long running anime - old faves like GTO or effortless episode here and there like Gintama, otherwise it's the binge worthy anime like a Re-Zero I'll finish without fears of annoying cliff hangers and weekly discussions which always mean some prat spoiling without tags.


GTO??? Oh my gosh I LOVED Re-Zero! Such an awesome anime!!!
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I also got into anime "late". I was 18, and it started with Attack on Titan and Soul Eater; so I also felt the need to catch up on all the great stuff I had missed in my life. I started with one series at a time, watching 4-6 episodes at a time a few times a week. After a few months of that, I started watching the Bleach. Bleach is like 366 episodes, and after some arcs, I just needed a break in the monotony. I started getting into simulcasts, watching multiple series at a time. After discovering that there was indeed more to anime than just shounen (not hating on it), I tried to watch multiple series at a time according to demographic/genre as well as length of the series, and whether or not it had been finished. Basically the version I'm on now consists of 3 simulcasts (Bungo: Stray Dogs, Sound! Euphonium, Naruto Shippuden), a shoujo (Akagami no Shirayuki-hime), a shounen (Gintama), a seinen (Gantz), and an oldie (Dragon Ball). It probably helps that i'm in college and have a lot of time; but this method has helped me cover a lot of ground over the past 2 years.


I finished Bleach a couple of months ago, awesome series... apart from some of the filler episodes. Thanks for the reply!
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I tend to follow about half a dozen simulcast series at a time, and I almost always watch those episodes on the same day that they come out.
At the same time I watch one older show at a time (usually streaming but sometimes I like to buy the discs for something I'm really into). I usually watch 2-3 episodes of the older show per day, except on weekends when I go into binge mode. This way, I pretty much finish a 12-13 episode season every week, plus the simulcasts I'm keeping up with.
Guess I watch stuff at a lower rate than a lot of people on this forum!
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Posted 6 days ago

Helix91 wrote:

I tend to follow about half a dozen simulcast series at a time, and I almost always watch those episodes on the same day that they come out.
At the same time I watch one older show at a time (usually streaming but sometimes I like to buy the discs for something I'm really into). I usually watch 2-3 episodes of the older show per day, except on weekends when I go into binge mode. This way, I pretty much finish a 12-13 episode season every week, plus the simulcasts I'm keeping up with.
Guess I watch stuff at a lower rate than a lot of people on this forum!


I'm right there with you in that I apparently watch relatively few anime series compared to most people. Thanks for the reply!
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