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Aug 4, 2016 6:20 AM

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usually skip op or ed theme if i dont like it. for last eps, i dont skip the ed, because sometimes it have credit scene in it
Aug 4, 2016 9:42 AM

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Of course I do, most of them are shit.
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Aug 4, 2016 9:44 AM

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I skip some of them....but some others are worth listening again and again and again :)
Aug 4, 2016 9:45 AM

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I don't normally skip the openings.

But unless I really like the endings, I normally skip them.

Aug 4, 2016 11:39 AM

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Yeah, I do. I never listen to them while watching anime because I am too busy with my curiosity to see the next episode.
At othrer times, I listen to the ones I like separately, though.
Aug 4, 2016 12:36 PM

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I listen to anime OPs if I like them. Pretty much never stick around for the EDs. No point in delaying watching the next episode.
Aug 4, 2016 12:48 PM

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I only watch the OP and ED in the first episode then skip them in subsequent episodes unless I really enjoy the song.
Aug 4, 2016 1:57 PM

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If I like the music, I just watch them. For example, I watched every single Gate OP and ED. If I don't like, I watch the first time and then skip the rest.
Aug 4, 2016 2:01 PM

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I'll pretty much always skip both the OP and ED. I'll rarely even watch them once, the music just doesn't really fit me.

Aug 5, 2016 1:45 AM

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I usually watch the OP of the first episode, but almost never then after. Unless it's a super catchy song like the opening in Clannad: After Story.

I almost never watch the ending, though.
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Aug 5, 2016 1:56 AM

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Very very rare. I'll pretty much only skip if I'm trying to get an episode in before heading off to something I need to be at for a certain time. I'll give myself 30 minutes while most anime don't go more than that per episode, BUT I'm always a fool and fail to factor in lag, and on this laptop lag can last for like thirty minutes to an hour.
That being said, I need to do something about this laptop; it's lagging has almost (or has) made me late for things too many times than I'm comfortable with.

Ah, also for a little while (or maybe they still do this, idk) Netflix used to skip to where they assumed an anime's theme song ended and play the video from there. My hands were often occupied when that happened so I never really bothered to rewind UNLESS Netflix assumed really wrong and skipped through the actual new bits because the show didn't start with the OP for once or something. Once I'd finish what I was doing, no matter how far in I was, I'd rewind all the way to the start.

ALSO, I purchased some early 2000's U.S. version anime DVDs recently and noticed that sometimes they straight up only had the OP and ED for the first episode and just took it out for the rest of the episodes. I guess that kinda counts too.

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Aug 5, 2016 2:07 AM

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Usually because I rarely find openings and endings that I like.
Aug 5, 2016 2:33 AM

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I won't skip openings, but often I'll skip the endings

Aug 5, 2016 5:40 PM

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I never usually skip ops unless I dislike the song but usually skip all eds as I just want to start the next episode of the series if its finished.
Aug 5, 2016 5:42 PM
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Only if it's poop so yes I usually do.
Aug 5, 2016 5:46 PM

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I don't skip them.
Scenes after EDs, there's also some symbolism in OPs and EDs as well. It's a plus when they sound amazing. I don't see a reason why you should skip them unless you don't have time to watch them.

Aug 5, 2016 6:02 PM

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I just sit through the openings because I'm too lazy to skip them and then I stop watching when the ending starts and go onto the next episode. If an anime puts stuff other than a sneak peek of the next episode after the ending I get irritated
Aug 5, 2016 11:18 PM

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I usually skip the ending after watching it at least once
Aug 6, 2016 12:29 AM

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Ofc. The opening is dark, and full of spoilers.
Aug 6, 2016 12:56 AM

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I usually watch OP and ED's of ongoing anime, but not when I'm marathoning (unless I really really like it).
Aug 6, 2016 1:01 AM

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I usually don't skip OP and ED's if it's catchy and good also if it's my first time seeing it.
Aug 6, 2016 3:33 AM

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I usually watch them once to know what they’re like and then:
-skip if they sound plain
-don’t skip if I really like them
Aug 6, 2016 5:16 AM

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Never. :0 I take my stats seriously you know! >:T
Aug 6, 2016 5:19 AM

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Watch the OP and ending atleast once, the only case I watched ending everytime was in the case of Welcome to NHK!
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Aug 6, 2016 5:20 AM

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I always skip the OP/ED after watching it once. It's a waste of time to watch it every single time unless it's really REALLY good.
Aug 6, 2016 6:32 PM

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I'll watch them at least once. But OP and ED get in the way of my binge watching, So I don't watch them unless I REALLY love it. Like Death Parade, I watched the OP every episode.
Aug 6, 2016 8:54 PM

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It largely depends on the show I am watching, if the opening does not influence me all that much I tend to use that extra minute and a half to dink around on my phone or laptop.
Aug 6, 2016 8:57 PM

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I used to sometimes skip openings and endings. I feel like skipping them now for most shows it almost not watching the show as it was intended.
Aug 6, 2016 11:27 PM

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If I don't care for the song, then fuck yes.

If the song is catchy, then fuck no.
Aug 7, 2016 5:05 AM

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I think its great how you can skip the OP and still retain the entire plot line. Kinda like SAO and skipping epsiodes
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Aug 7, 2016 5:10 AM

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I'll watch opening a few times, then skip it the rest of time. The endings i pretty much always skip.
Mar 11, 2018 7:44 AM

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Most of the time I do skip them but when I find a good OP or Ending I don't.

Mar 11, 2018 7:59 AM

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Openings and endings are part of the almost spiritual experience of anime for me. It's also time to revel and reflect on the show itself, either getting pumped and cheery for a show I like, or reminding myself how terrible a show is. I get to build those associations with the songs, which brings out those feelings when/if they play it during the show.
Mar 11, 2018 8:13 AM
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Almost always skip these, since I rarely hear what I like.

But I make sure to listen to them at least once (when I start to watch a series) and to listen to the final song of the last episode, this is to make my impression more complete, so to say.
Mar 11, 2018 9:40 AM

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i usually watch both for the first time then skip it unless i really like the song
Mar 11, 2018 9:59 AM

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I always make sure to listen to them at least once. If I like them I never skip them unless I get tired of them.
Mar 11, 2018 3:41 PM

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Most of the time, yes.
I listen to the op first though then i skip
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Mar 11, 2018 7:14 PM

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depends on the OP... there are most I skip but some that I dont.. I could listen to Kekkai Sensen and Cardcaptor Sakura *^*
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Mar 11, 2018 7:54 PM

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I gravitate toward the pop-punk sounding Openings and Endings in anime. A lot of the shows I watch have that sound I like. But if it doesn't I'll skip it.
Mar 12, 2018 9:04 AM
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I'm too lazy to skip openings and endings. Its so much easier to just watch them for the 24th time.

Mar 12, 2018 9:05 AM

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Yes, unless the song was done by David Sylvian, Yes, or Dir En Grey.

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Sep 21, 2019 12:23 AM

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This thread is sad as endings tend to be meaningful and have better melodies more often. I can skip the OP more than the ED though I do watch when there are key changes in either (in case I am skipping it) Rest depends on how much I like the song.
Sep 21, 2019 3:17 AM

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I usually skip openings because I just want to get to the content part asap but for the endings its a mixed bag. Some times I let them play while I think about what just happened but at others, I just skip it as well.

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Sep 21, 2019 4:53 AM

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I don't skip openings unless i think they sound annoying. As for endings i usually let them play.
Sep 21, 2019 4:57 AM

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Nahh i always watch em bro. i like to get the songs imprinted in my mind. i luv a good nostalgia trip
Sep 21, 2019 6:13 AM

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I watch the opening/ending one time and start skipping it if it wasn't memorable. There are series that I always listen to the themes (FLCL, Evangelion etc.).

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Sep 21, 2019 7:20 AM

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All the time.

I would watch it once or maybe twice only if I like the op/ed very much, otherwise no.

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Sep 21, 2019 9:56 AM

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Sep 21, 2019 10:05 AM

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Most of the time, yes. I'd rather just get to the episode. If i want to watch the opening i'll watch it on youtube or something.
Sep 24, 2019 12:43 AM
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It depends because there are hella spoilers in them. Only in anime can a 2 minute intro spoil 50+ episodes 😅😂
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