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When I watch anime, there's a queue and a history tab. The history is, obviously, the history of what I've watched. But I don't quite get what the queue is. When browsing anime and I find something I'd like to check out later, I add it to my queue. But then, there's this anime I haven't watched for ages, in my queue, and no new anime is added to it.

How do you use the queue/how does it work? I'd love to be able to use it as it's supposed to be used (unless it's just supposed to be a place where you save anime you want to check out). Could anyone explain this to me please?
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mini_winter wrote:

When I watch anime, there's a queue and a history tab. The history is, obviously, the history of what I've watched. But I don't quite get what the queue is. When browsing anime and I find something I'd like to check out later, I add it to my queue. But then, there's this anime I haven't watched for ages, in my queue, and no new anime is added to it.

How do you use the queue/how does it work? I'd love to be able to use it as it's supposed to be used (unless it's just supposed to be a place where you save anime you want to check out). Could anyone explain this to me please?


Different people use the queue in different ways, but essentially it's a place to keep shows you want easy access to. Some people like to rewatch things so they put things in the queue that they are rewatching or plan to. Other people only keep things there which they are actively watching and remove them once they've completed a series.

I mostly watch simulcasts, so every season I add the new season shows to my queue and I put them mostly in order of when they are simulcast, and every day I choose from among the most recent shows and watch them, catching up on weekends. Shows I drop get removed. Once a show has finished airing and I've watched the last episode, I remove that too.

I also usually have one or two older shows that I'm actively working my way through. I put those at the beginning of my queue. And sometimes I hear about older shows that I don't have time to watch now, but think I'd like to try, and many of those go at the end of my queue--as I finish the older shows at the beginning of my queue I remove them from the queue and I move something from the end part of my queue to the beginning.

I know someone who uses the queue mostly for simulcasts and daily bumps the next day's shows to the beginning of the queue so the queue basically rotates with new unwatched episodes always at the beginning.
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One thing about the queue is that it keeps track of where you left off in a series. So if you don't plan to marathon the whole thing at once, or even if you are re-watching something, it helps you remember.

I know of people who keep everything in there, so they can go back and watch something they liked, because here on CR there's no "favorites" list anymore. To me, that's just a big mess though. I use Anime-planet.com (myanimelist.net, kitsu.io, animenewsnetwork.com are others) to keep track of lists like watched, want to watch, etc, and don't keep anything in my queue other than active shows. Everything else just gets removed once I'm done or it would just be too cluttered.
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