Have you ever gotten burned out on a anime before?

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Like the title says, have you ever loved a show but for some reason you can't summon the energy to watch any new episodes from that show? (I'm not asking if you've gotten burned out on anime in general.)

Personally right now I'm feeling burned out on My Hero Academia. I loved every previous season and I used to anticipate every new episode. I watched the first 2 episodes of season 4 when they came out and I loved them, but I've had no interest in watching any episode since then. It's not a concious decision, I don't hate the show and I'm not holding off on it so I can binge the whole season later.
I've just completely dropped the show. I've never done that before, usually when I drop a show it's because of something the show is or isn't doing. I'm just wondering if anyone else has experienced something like this.
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One Piece early in the Skypeia arc & HunterxHunter at the start of the Chimera Ant arc. It’s highly likely I will return to them someday, but no idea when. These massive series that go on & on without a break get tedious after awhile of continuous viewing.
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Happens pretty much all the time. I still haven't seen ALL of One Piece because that series is huge and it's a massive pain to marathon ALL of it, so I'll go for like a few arcs, stop a bit, then keep going. The start of Fishman Island kind-of got me, recently. Not because it was bad, it was just such a goofy uninteresting opening and I was just going for so long that I just stopped for now.

Probably the worst one is Stein's Gate. I started watching it and really enjoyed what I saw, but a good bit into it I just got burned out a bit, lost my place, and haven't been able to finish it ever since.

I feel like 'burned out' generally feels more like a thing for "I stopped but I still want to keep going", you know? So I don't think dropping something outright counts, so I'll save talking about that stuff for another day.
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nope because my taste is flawless
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there are times I've stalled on things, I've taken breaks from them and then returns. I wouldn't consider it a burn out but binge watching the giant long ones can be tiresome after awhile. I've stalled these before: Bleach, Gintama, One Piece and Case Closed a few times and then play catch up once I got the simulcasts out of the way for the season.
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I've stalled on Eureka Seven at the moment. Plan to finish it, but I haven't been able to muster the motivation...


Dethhollow wrote:

Probably the worst one is Stein's Gate. I started watching it and really enjoyed what I saw, but a good bit into it I just got burned out a bit, lost my place, and haven't been able to finish it ever since.


I got "burned out" about halfway through Steins;Gate 0. But not the original series. If you can make it to episode 12, the dramatic momentum should carry you through to the end...
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The only series I can recall that happening with is Monogatari. Watched all of the seasons, but the random OVAs and movies just don't interest me enough to entice me to finish them. Also, the style's become somewhat off-putting.
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LezRockEm wrote:

The only series I can recall that happening with is Monogatari. Watched all of the seasons, but the random OVAs and movies just don't interest me enough to entice me to finish them. Also, the style's become somewhat off-putting.


I agree. That series takes more effort than most to follow and appreciate. It's rewarding, but it's not a "sit back and relax" kind of series, which exacerbates the potential for burnout.
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Ditto on My Hero Academia. Also Food Wars. Both shows are just kind of like "I guess we're just doing this again, eh?" for me these days.

I burned out of Steins Gate too to be honest.
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It happens most often to me with long shows that might be technically well done from a production stand point but which have some combination of repetitive or predictable plots and 2 dimensional characters. This is one of the reasons I'm not the biggest fan of a lot of shounen. My Hero Academia is a good example of a show I have personally experienced this with. It's a good show that is well polished but it's a fight of the week battle shounen whose plot just doesn't grab my interest the way it might have when I was younger. I'm sure I will eventually get around to watching season 4 but I will have to wait for the mood to strike me.

Aside for some truly epic exceptions, I think the majority of series would benefit from having a clear beginning and end and a story line that plays out over a few seasons at most. There aren't many anime that need or benefit for having over a 100 episodes.
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My queue is littered with shows that I start out enjoying, but can't be bothered to start back up again due to an interruption in my seasonal watching (usually hitting a reading or gaming kick). No Guns Life, Fruits Basket, and Dr. Stone to name a few of the more recent ones.
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Food Wars skipping this season(S4) and think I bailed on it after S2 just don't recall watching 3 even if I did. Just couldn't force myself to watch the weekly will Soma win/lose to stay in school rinse repeat episodes anymore. Starting to get that way with My Hero Academia also. Think I realized it while watching a dub episode for the hell of it, it's a mediocre show that's supported by the decent OST to hype up the drama.
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Yes is my answer, for One Piece, Bleach, Black Lagoon and Cowboy Bebop. I did find each series appealing, but one of the main reasons is the struggles in life is what depleted my interest to continue following sudden disinterest making time to finish from the last episode I watched.
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Only when I marathon the series instead of watching an episode, watch something else then watch another.
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