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Dec 16, 2016 1:45 PM

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As long as I've joined MAL, I've always wondered "How can people watch that much Anime? How do they have so much time?" and recently I've seen a rather extreme guy (unfortunately I don't remember the username), that watched about 30-50 eps per day and thought "Does he do anything else on his days?".

And then I thought, that maybe the reason why so many people have time to even binge whole Anime on a single day is, that they don't have any other hobbies. This may sound rather rude and offensive, but it's really not, I'm just curious here. Since I myself do other things like meeting up with friends, play/watch football (soccer) or watch regular movies/ tv shows too, this limits the amount of time I got on my hands to watch Anime. And ofc there is also school for me, but I guess everyone has that sort of thing in their life.

So I'm really curious here, is Anime your only hobby or are there other things too ? And if there are, how do you have that much time to watch Anime (IF you watch a lot)?
 
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Dec 16, 2016 1:49 PM

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I can't even consider it a hobby anymore; I barely watch it lately
 
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Dec 16, 2016 1:53 PM
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According to MALGraph I've watched an average of about 4 hours a day of anime for the last 7 years or so. I spend the rest of my time with different things. Uni, traveling, hanging with friends, watching movies and TV shows (~200 days watched of western tv shows), the MAL forums and recently playing Overwatch and Smash 4. I never used to play any computer games but since I started I do watch a lot less anime per week. The 4 hours/day are just an average taken form the past 7 years after all.

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Dec 16, 2016 1:56 PM

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Well living inside my head for almost everyday ain't that bad once you get use to it.
 
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Dec 16, 2016 1:58 PM

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I play computer games quite a bit, lately a lot of Nobunaga's Ambition and a lot of Grand Strategy games in general, and I like pre-renaissance-post-Roman Empire world history quite a bit. As of now I probably watch anime more than I do either of those, but I've only been into it for a year or so now so eh.

As for worthwhile or productive hobbies, none at all.
 
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anime is more than a hobby for me since i treat is as escapism
 
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My hobbies are Anime, Manga, Video Games, Pro Wrestling, Hiphop and Sneakers.
pretty all over the place imo
 
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Dec 16, 2016 2:02 PM

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well there is also shitposting on mal forums if that counts
but anime is kind of my only real hobby
 
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Dec 16, 2016 2:05 PM
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It's one of my smaller hobbies. I haven't been in much of an anime phase in like 1,5 yrs, barely watch anything atm.
 
Dec 16, 2016 2:07 PM

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Nope. I play video games and watch a good cartoons.
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Dec 16, 2016 2:07 PM

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Dec 16, 2016 2:09 PM

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My main hobby is watching anime but I also like to play video games, play guitar, play keyboard, learn Japanese, and read manga (although I barely have time for that). I also do voluntary work at Peace Hospice. I still manage to watch about 4 - 8 episodes of anime a day.
 
Dec 16, 2016 2:12 PM
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it's not a hobby. i don't have a hobby. i hate that word.
 
Dec 16, 2016 2:12 PM

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I watch quite a bit of anime if I do say so myself but I also spend a good amount of time gaming.

 
Dec 16, 2016 2:13 PM
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It's more like my second job. I mean I also play games and read manga, but anime is what consumes most of my free time for the most part. And since I work the second shift (12 P.M - 8 P.M.), I don't really have time to do anything else.
 
Dec 16, 2016 2:15 PM

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Anime is my main area of interest, but I also do other things... I have classes five days a week, I watch movies sometimes, I am into pro gaming, even though I could be more focused on it than I am. I also am an artist, so drawing is something I do a lot, but somehow, everything goes back to anime. But it's not my only activity. It's just the main one.
 
Dec 16, 2016 2:19 PM

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Not really. I watch a couple of hours per week. This season I watch about 6 shows so no more than three hours each on Thursday and Saturday.

My other hobbies are reading (a mix of fiction and non-fiction), travel, hiking, miniature wargaming (and the sub-hobbies involved with that.)
 
Dec 16, 2016 2:43 PM

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Yes, I gave up on western media a long time ago. Call me a weeb.
 
Dec 16, 2016 2:45 PM

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Of course I have other hobbies, I also read books (when I find something good) and also like to read manga.
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Dec 16, 2016 2:52 PM

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Pretty much, i do play video games and exercise sometimes tho
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Dec 16, 2016 3:07 PM
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well i built up my completions over many many many years, and its more from increasing how much i watch a season than it is marathoning shows, although i have increased how much i marathon anime

@Pullman, i forgot you play smash4, i think i told you im part of the competitive scene, as i've been since the beginning of brawl, which is obviously another big hobby of mine

i work 5 days a week, draw a fuck ton, and like i said above, am part of the competitive smash 4 scene, and go to anime conventions... idk if that counts lol


what surprises me are the people who got into anime only like 3-4 years ago and already have like 700 completions.. what the actual fuck lol? ain't no way thats good for your body

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Dec 16, 2016 3:07 PM

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Eh besides yoga and gaming yeah I guess
 
Dec 16, 2016 3:10 PM

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No, I have other hobbies. Sometimes I put anime on for some background noise while I do other things. I like to cook, play games and just began to collect manga. I also like to walk around, get some fresh air and clear my mind.
 
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No, I also go to the theater a lot to see films, read novels, light novels, manga and am a fan of science fiction, several rock/heavy metal bands and of course internet forums. I also play the occasional video game and watch a few domestic TV shows.
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Dec 16, 2016 4:59 PM

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Nope.. i do have watched One Piece in an extreme speed lately (at about 15-40 episodes) in one day because it's after exam time so no school work. But anime still not my only hobby, i draw when my mood is right and i also play games on my mobile, and both are my other hobbies.


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Dec 16, 2016 5:08 PM

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it's not a hobby. i don't have a hobby. i hate that word.

lol

Anime is my favorite hobby out of all my favorite hobbies, not even counting non-favorite hobbies.
My hobby is stealing other peoples hobbies(also stole that one)


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Dec 16, 2016 5:14 PM

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Inb4 special snowflakes saying they barely watch anime anymore.Anime is fuckn lit,I watch it whenever I have time,I still do 3 hours of physical activity everyday but other then that yea anime and manga is pretty much my only hobby.
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Dec 16, 2016 5:19 PM

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A lot of people who sometimes watch a lot of episodes everyday sometimes watch it in 2x or 3x speed, at least that's what someone told me how they manage to watch their anime.
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Dec 16, 2016 5:45 PM

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Nope, my main hobby is eating (or restaurant hunting to be exact)
 
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Elegade said:
A lot of people who sometimes watch a lot of episodes everyday sometimes watch it in 2x or 3x speed, at least that's what someone told me how they manage to watch their anime.


How is that possible!? Either they're watching dubbed or they are extremely fast readers.
 
Dec 17, 2016 12:10 AM

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Anime is not my biggest hobby. I rarely watch anime nowadays. Burnout and stuff, after 7 years of watching anime it's hard to find one that interests me. So I would say right now my biggest hobby are video games, especially bullet hell shmups.
 
Dec 17, 2016 12:35 AM

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If I remove my other hobbies - writing, music - I could probably watch another 4 episodes a day.

But then I wouldn't develop big theories on anime, and it would be less fun.
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Dec 17, 2016 12:41 AM

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In the last years I spent more time watching anime (reading manga now, actually) than the rest, but I still manage to go out with friends, listen to music, play videogames, watch movies and tv series and spend time with my gf, all while staying out of home for work roughly 11 hours per day (including breaks and the travelling time), and I still managed to rack up 222 days of anime.

So, no, you're wrong OP.
 
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It's definitely one of my most time consuming hobbies and borderline obsessions; but I do have others, manga, video games, trading card games, and occasionally cooking esp. desserts. (so more accurately baking. )

I also rotate between my hobbies on a whim; on some weeks I've been known to watch 30+ episodes per day, whilst on others I barely watch 5 in a week. Although on those weeks I'm still obsessing over it via online discussion, listening to reviews, listening to Openings/endings/osts/amvs etc.

I also work 2 jobs right now so I don't have as much time as I used to, but honestly it's mostly my other hobbies that suffer; I still manage to watch a reasonable amount of anime despite this.
 
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I read manga a lot more than watching anime. Anime is barely a hobby of mine.
 
Dec 17, 2016 1:21 AM

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Nah, anime is just the one that I've spent the most time on so far.

I also do weightlifting, boxing, cooking, drawing, reading (sometimes manga) and western T.V and movies.

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Dec 17, 2016 1:24 AM

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Pretty much yes although i do enjoy playing sports with friends

 
Dec 17, 2016 1:28 AM

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nah, I spend mostly my time in video games lately..I also read manga, watch seiyuu shows/events, jdrama and jpop idol related stuffs
 
Dec 17, 2016 2:03 AM
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No and I don't spend that much time watching anime lately. Around 12-15 weekly is my max and most of I watch during weekends.
 
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no it's not, i love to draw too .. this is my instagram account : iyousiff
 
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More in term like "watching" though








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Dec 17, 2016 2:14 AM

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Eh, not really. I also draw and read and eat and sleep.
So yeah...
 
Dec 17, 2016 2:22 AM

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Nope, not at all. Well, I'm a student that's a given. I don't really meet up with my friends during my day offs but we still chat. There's also a girl that I lik and she takes up a bit of my time I'm an aspiring novelist and I am working hard towards that goal (is this considered as a hobby then? idk), let's see what else, games, youtube, I also watch some western movies sometimes, and well, that's about it... Oh, sometimes I photoshop stuff and color manga, and and MAL since I am here right now lol. Almost forgot, there's also manga ofc

Depending on what you consider to be a hobby though then anime/manga could be my only real hobbies

Edit: Oh and I forgot some stuff

My list aint up to date since I only add stuff after I finish them... I actually just remembered lol, I forgot to add some anime that have recently ended, gonna add those later... maybe after I take a nap. I'm up to date with the season btw. It's just too much of a hassle to update your list every time, wouldn't you agree?
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Pixel_Vapour said:
Elegade said:
A lot of people who sometimes watch a lot of episodes everyday sometimes watch it in 2x or 3x speed, at least that's what someone told me how they manage to watch their anime.


How is that possible!? Either they're watching dubbed or they are extremely fast readers.


Meh, I know some people who claim to watch anime on 6 tabs. Beat that lol, I sure can't, and even if I can, I won't since that would take out a lot of the fun in anime. Watching in fast forward can be funny at times though
 
Dec 17, 2016 2:57 AM

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Nah I have other hobbies aside from anime.
Reading, gaming, fishing(not during winter) and I go to a gym 2-3 times a week

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KurosoraRyuga said:
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How is that possible!? Either they're watching dubbed or they are extremely fast readers.


Meh, I know some people who claim to watch anime on 6 tabs. Beat that lol, I sure can't, and even if I can, I won't since that would take out a lot of the fun in anime. Watching in fast forward can be funny at times though


Yeah I personally wouldn't. I'm currently watching FMA and I'm perfectly content watching one episode at a time and at normal speed.
 
Dec 17, 2016 3:01 AM

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No.. I have other activities besides watching anime like reading a book,watching TV,doing chores sometimes and sleep
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Dec 17, 2016 3:02 AM

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Oh, no — absolutely not. I enjoy fictional, biblical and historical reading, poetry, music, videogames, television series and film. I believe among those options, animation comes in the last place.
 
Dec 17, 2016 3:09 AM

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No, far from it. But it is becoming more of a main one then I first expected it would, it's pretty addicting
 
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Not really, I have skating and contemporary dance as well. I used to have more time for anime in my youth and I got into it quite young so I was a bit obsessed with it but nowadays I rarely watch anything,
 
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