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Dec 4, 2017 1:56 AM
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The most recent examples i can give are Ousama Game and Code:Realize. Am i being an idiot by keep on watching these, even though i don't enjoy them ?
Dec 4, 2017 1:59 AM

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Yes, according to most anime experts here you should immediately drop any anime that you don't like.
Dec 4, 2017 2:00 AM

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Only if you don't mind wasting your time or you just want to bash those shows.
Dec 4, 2017 2:00 AM
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Anime is about storytelling (there are more but just take storytelling for now) and if you don't enjoy a story then I won't bother myself to watch it. It would only waste my time and it would be a drag.
Dec 4, 2017 2:00 AM
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You do you boo. Why would you care what others think? If you have masochistic tendencies and tend to do things that you don't enjoy, then who are we to tell you not to? It is your free time, so it's up to you how you use it. I personally drop series that aren't fun, but that's simply because I have many much better things to do than watching series that I don't enjoy.
Dec 4, 2017 2:00 AM

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No, you're just as dumb as I am. Welcome to the club.
Dec 4, 2017 2:01 AM

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For me, it depends on how many episodes Are left, if it's around 4-6 I'll continue it, if not I might drop it.

But honestly just do what you want to. Continue them or not.
Dec 4, 2017 2:03 AM

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Don't waste your time over things you don't like, a wise man doesn't waste his time when it isn't worth it, well whatever you do you dude but I wouldn't push myself through Anime that bores me.
Dec 4, 2017 2:05 AM
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LeoGTT said:
The most recent examples i can give are Ousama Game and Code:Realize. Am i being an idiot by keep on watching these, even though i don't enjoy them ?
Why would you be an idiot over that? If anything, I am an idiot who keeps grinding 20+ seasonal a season every new anime season. Don't become me and be caught up with all 110 episodes of Kamisama Cocotama.
Dec 4, 2017 2:08 AM

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I wouldn't do it. But it's your free time, do whatever you want with it.
Dec 4, 2017 2:08 AM

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Feel free to drop them if you don't like watching them. No one's gonna judge you lol

Dec 4, 2017 2:09 AM

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I watch shit all the time to make fun of it. No biggie.
Dec 4, 2017 2:13 AM
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In the past I'd just finish everything, even if just to have the right to say it's bad. I hate when my friends watch one or two episodes and already say that anime is shit and drop it. Some anime don't change much after those first episodes, but others start slow and then get quite exciting, and that's why I feel it's important to give an anime a chance before criticizing it. But truth is I was in highschool and had lots of free time (I even used to download a few episodes to my smartphone and watch them during class).

Nowadays, if I'm watching something I dislike I just feel like I'm wasting time and I feel very bad doing that. That's why anime started accumulating in my "Watching" list (I don't waste my time dropping them either, so they just stay there).

If you don't feel bad watching bad anime to the end, you probably don't have a lot to worry about in your life yet, and that's great. Enjoy that as much as you can. Otherwise, no reason to keep watching in my opinion.
Dec 4, 2017 2:14 AM
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Absolutely. i can't count the number of Anime i dropped half way through because it became a chore not an enjoyment.
Dec 4, 2017 2:30 AM

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implying ousama game isnt anime of the century material and youre super duper curious to see how it ends
Dec 4, 2017 2:33 AM

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Depends on if there are other motivations to finishing them and personal preference. if you can justify watching them despite not liking them that's fine, if you can't and decide to drop them that's fine too. It's not like you couldn't ever pick the show back up if for some off reason you just decide to finish it.
Dec 4, 2017 2:39 AM
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romagia said:
implying ousama game isnt anime of the century material and youre super duper curious to see how it ends

Maybe i do enjoy it and just don't know yet.
Dec 4, 2017 3:02 AM

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I don't like drops and I don't suffer through shows because I know what I like.
Dec 4, 2017 3:03 AM
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I sometimes finish shows if I only have a few eps left purely for the sake of adding it to my completed list.
Dec 4, 2017 3:19 AM
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Dec 4, 2017 3:23 AM

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Dropping is when I'm bored or annoyed by the show.

When an anime is bad enough, I actually get more amused by it. So I'll watch it.
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Dec 4, 2017 3:25 AM

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Often, bad shows are still entertaining so I watch them. But if they are bad and boring, well, I stay away from them to begin with.
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Dec 4, 2017 3:27 AM

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It's okay in some cases, sometimes when for example you only have few episodes left so you might as well finish it instead of dropping an almost completed show. And sometimes even if the show is bad you're kinda curious how they're going to wrap all this mess up, so there's no real reason to drop it cause it managed to keep you interested. And there's also the 'so bad it's good' type of shows, when you're just curious how bad it can get and it's unintentionally funny to watch. It's only wrong if you're a completionist and never drop anime no matter what, even when you have to suffer through really unbearable shows.
Dec 4, 2017 3:45 AM

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Seeing how something can be done badly can be a thoroughly educative experience. You can understand specifically how and why it fucked up and compare it to similar shows that managed to avoid theses pitfalls.

I often like to really understand why I dislike a show before dropping it, which can be straight away, but it can also be at the end after I watched 12 episodes confused as to why I wasn't enjoying myself.

At the end of the day things are only comparatively good or bad, and knowing how it can be bad will help you distinguish and appreciate the steps taken to make another show good or excellent.

Having said that, it's often a far more educative and enjoyable experience to watch something that is good in a different way.

And also think about yourself in a few years, looking back and thinking "man I sure am glad I watched so much bad anime, I think it was a worthwhile experience in the long term and I definitively think it was the superior way to spend all this time I had.". I think there's a balance to be had and it's up to you to find it. Like I said watching a bad show can be a fruitful or even just funny experience, but it can also be a pointless and annoying experience that teaches you nothing and essentially just wastes your time. And time is the most precious resource.

I'd say if you find value in watch theses bad shows then go for it, and shit on them all you like. If you're just wasting your time, do something else.
Dec 4, 2017 4:04 AM

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Yeah it's OK to do that. I do it sometimes. Just last year I was watching Masamune-kun no Revenge, and it sucked. It was very boring. But I still completed it because it was airing on TV and I had nothing else to do on those days.
And the new Berserk adaptation too. I already knew it was going to suck, but hey, I had to find out how shit it was just so I could compare it to the manga and '97 adaptation.

But most people drop shows which they don't enjoy, which is pretty normal.
Dec 4, 2017 4:08 AM

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You don't enjoy your job? Get a new job.

You don't like the food? Go to another restaurant.

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You don't like the movie? Watch another movie.

Pretty much the same thing.

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Dec 4, 2017 4:09 AM

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It is okay, I do that all the time. If you don't think it is okay, that is another question. Unless you are a professional masochist/perfectionist, is better to not torture yourself and drop the damn thing, especially if it makes you suffer a lot.
Dec 4, 2017 4:13 AM

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If you think that anime you are watching does not interests you anymore, it's okay.
Dec 4, 2017 4:14 AM

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Agree with the rest. That "4 episode rule" is bad all together. If a show can not provide some sort of interest or entertainment for you within the first episode, why force yourself to go through with it?
Dec 4, 2017 4:20 AM

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Dec 4, 2017 4:22 AM

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is it okay to fuck that girl even if i dont like her ?
Dec 4, 2017 4:34 AM

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I have a no drop rule, so I basically finish everything I don't like. Though I like most anime in general.

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Dec 4, 2017 4:44 AM

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i think yall should note that these new seasonals are just plain shit, with exceptions.
and yeah i do finish bad anime, it's part of the no drop policy
Dec 4, 2017 4:46 AM

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Well, there is probably a reason why you keep watching them, maybe out of habit or something.
If you don't like it, just drop it. You can always give it a second chance later.
Dec 4, 2017 4:51 AM

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Well.. If there's still a spark of interest in you, why not?

But if your interest already died.. Then why are you wasting your time..?

Me you say? I'm type number 3. The "depends on the anime" type.. Lol XD

I seriously need to stop watching idol anime... The fact that I can't afford to buy their CDs yet keep making my heart broken..
Dec 4, 2017 4:51 AM

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I wouldn't worry too much about it, people all have their quirks. Some people only watch battle anime. Some people watch anime with increased speeds. Some are masochists who force themselves to watch shows they can knowingly and willingly say they don't enjoy.
Dec 4, 2017 4:52 AM
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Well, if you are not enjoying it 3 episodes in a row, you are probably wasting your life.
Dec 4, 2017 4:58 AM

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I watch anime to enjoy. I have too much time on my hands right now but I'd rather waste it on things that I would enjoy. That's just me though. If you don't have much time I suggest dropping it. You don't need to force yourself.
Dec 4, 2017 5:03 AM

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You are an idiot for not taking pride in your dropped list
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Dec 4, 2017 5:04 AM

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Yes it's okay if you swing that way.
A complete Review about the anime would be appreciated than one that stopped in the middle because it was trash but that doesn't change if it's still a trash in the end of episodes.
Dec 4, 2017 5:26 AM

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sometimes no
i'd rather dropped it.
Dec 4, 2017 5:40 AM

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If you don't have anything else to do or watch, why not. Also bashing a show you don't like could be quite fun.

Personally, I don't watch things I don't like, so once I don't find enjoyment in a show anymore, what's the point in continuing? Drop. Until someone or somthing make me reconsider.
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Dec 4, 2017 5:41 AM

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Of course its ok to finish things you don't enjoy, like most of the anime I give a 6 and I don't think 6 is a very good score.
Dec 4, 2017 5:48 AM

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LeoGTT said:
Am i being an idiot by keep on watching these, even though i don't enjoy them ?

No, you're not and no one would call you one for watching an anime you don't enjoy...
Dec 4, 2017 6:59 AM

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Yes. This is a free country and you're free to waste your free time in any way you please as long as it's legal.
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Dec 4, 2017 7:00 AM

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I never drop anime, that is why I finish them so I enjoy middle of the road anime better.
Dec 4, 2017 7:06 AM

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I won't do that. But it is okay, depends on what anime is to you...
Dec 4, 2017 7:10 AM

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Ofcourse it is, as you show respect to the people who did put time in making it.

Dec 4, 2017 7:12 AM

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I always finish what I started, even if I don't like it.

But do what you think is best for you.

Dec 4, 2017 7:13 AM

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Yes it is.
It increases your completed list.
It also helps you understand what you should avoid in the future.
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