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Jan 8, 2018 1:26 AM
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Hey, I was wondering if you guys skip intros and outros, or watch the whole episode including the intro but skip the outro or instead, watching the whole episode without skipping the intro and the outro. What do you guys prefer doing?
Jan 8, 2018 1:27 AM

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I usually look at it once then skip it the next episodes.

I mean even if I like the op/ed I'd rather listen it after the episode, y'know xd
Jan 8, 2018 1:28 AM
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Depends on the quality of the OP/ED, if I like the song/some scenes in an OP or an ED I wont skip it. I usually always watch the first episodes OP and ED so I can decide if I like it or not.
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Jan 8, 2018 1:30 AM

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Depends on how good they are, how many times I've seen them before, and whether I'm watching multiple episodes in succession.
Jan 8, 2018 1:30 AM
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Recently finished both seasons of Clannad and I only watched the opening a few times each since I just wanted to finish the series as quickly as possible as for the ending I didn't even spend 5 seconds of those especially the the after story one.
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Jan 8, 2018 1:36 AM
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If I like them, I'll watch them. If I hate them, I'll skip them. If I'm watching lots of episodes in sequence I may or may not skip some of them (whatever I feel like).
Jan 8, 2018 1:37 AM

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More than often I enjoy openings and let them play.
Jan 8, 2018 1:44 AM

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I normally don't skip openings/intros if I find the OP to be catchy.
As for endings, (ED) songs it depends. I don't skip endings if I want to see the preview of the following episode.
Jan 8, 2018 1:45 AM

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I skip em all except the reborn ones

So far they have been fuckin litty

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Jan 8, 2018 1:57 AM

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I never skip them. I am one of those who believe openings and endings are part of the anime experience but if you do not share this opinion I'm perfectly fine with it.
Jan 8, 2018 2:08 AM

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As long as I like listening to it, then I don't skip. I never skipped the opening for Blend S, Jojo, NGE, Monster etc cause I like them.
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Jan 8, 2018 2:19 AM

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I want a complete experience so I won't skip them. Actually I enjoy watching/listening intro more because usually they put a lot of effort in the intro. There are Easter eggs in some of the intro too.
The first few episodes I would focus on the art, and last few episodes the lyrics.
Jan 8, 2018 2:47 AM

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I only skip them when I don't have time or when I already know I don't like them (listened to them at least 3 times).
Jan 8, 2018 2:49 AM
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I skip the bad intros and tbh i have never listened to any outros
Jan 8, 2018 2:50 AM

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Most anime openings and sometimes even endings are all out spoiler fests, that spoil pretty much everything from new characters that are yet to be introduced, relationships between characters that haven't been developed yet, and even the plot. So more often than not, I skip the openings and endings during my first watch.

Also, a lot of times, the openings and endings don't go very well with the tone of the show, and can get quite jarring with their generic, loud, obnoxious J-pop/J-rock songs that apparently every anime needs to have. Hell, even my favorite anime, FMA 2003, is guilty of that, even though the songs by themselves are great.
Jan 8, 2018 2:57 AM

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Vhailor said:
Most anime openings and sometimes even endings are all out spoiler fests, that spoil pretty much everything from new characters that are yet to be introduced, relationships between characters that haven't been developed yet, and even the plot.

Eh? I don't remember feeling spoiled by the credits, well, ever. I can see how you might be able to work out spoilers by carefully studying them sometimes, but not through just watching them. In general, if the production team makes something clear in the credits, it means it's not supposed to be a surprise. Like, OK, if you watch the credits to Evangelion, you'll know there are going to be mecha well before they're introduced in the first episode. But the appearance of mecha isn't supposed to be surprising, so what's the problem?
Jan 8, 2018 3:00 AM
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logopolis said:
Depends on how good they are, how many times I've seen them before, and whether I'm watching multiple episodes in succession.
Yeah, that pretty much sums it up for me
Jan 8, 2018 3:09 AM

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Vhailor said:
Most anime openings and sometimes even endings are all out spoiler fests, that spoil pretty much everything from new characters that are yet to be introduced, relationships between characters that haven't been developed yet, and even the plot. So more often than not, I skip the openings and endings during my first watch.
Isn't it just teasing/foreshadowing to keep you interested? I don't think that showing new character is a 'spoiler', and they do sometimes show some future plot points but it usually doesn't say anything to people who don't know the full context. The only openings so far that I feel like spoiled me were Kuroko no Basket and Owari no Seraph (the second one wasn't even that much of a spoiler, it was kinda obvious already). I think that people are overly sensitive sometimes, like the people who kept telling non manga readers to avoid the SnK 2nd season's ending because it's 'full of spoilers'. Like, I didn't read the manga and I don't know the contex, I wouldn't even know that there are some spoilers there if they didn't tell me.
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Jan 8, 2018 4:30 AM

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It depends on if I watch the series weekly while it's ongoing or if I watch it as a whole after it's finished.

On weekly basis I most probably watch the opening if it's not bad imho (there are a few ops I can't listen to more than the first time). But if I watch the series after it's finished I tend to watch one op once and then skip it for the rest of the episodes it plays. I rarely watch/listen to the ending songs.
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Jan 8, 2018 4:42 AM

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Unless I really dislike the music, I usually watch all OPs/EDs, maybe even check my phone, sort of like a commercial break. Also sometimes if I'm on a time crunch I will skip.
Jan 8, 2018 4:53 AM
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Most of the time, yes. But there are few OP/ED that I enjoy, so I usually don't skip those.
Jan 8, 2018 4:59 AM

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in fact i skip everything but the intros/outros
Jan 8, 2018 5:50 AM

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They're usually called openings and endings, FYI.

OT: I don't skip openings and I don't care about endings.
Jan 8, 2018 6:05 AM
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Depends. If an OP or ED makes me want to watch it, then I will. But if I'M in a super marathon mood I'll probably skip them nonetheless. And if I never like them in the first place, I'll always skip them for sure.

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Jan 8, 2018 6:07 AM

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I usually watch them but sometimes they're just not my type of music so I watch them once and skip in later episodes.
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Jan 8, 2018 6:54 AM

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Even if I like the OP a lot I rarely sit through it every episode (most likely because I usually am bingeing and they become annoying fast). I can count on one hand the amount of animes I've sat through the intro every time (SnK, Mob Psycho 100, Deadman Wonderland, and Higurashi).
Jan 8, 2018 6:55 AM

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Depends if i like it or not.
If it's meh then i prob skip it.
Most of the time i skip it.

If the story are too good despite the good op/ed i might skip it.
Jan 8, 2018 7:39 AM

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I 99% of the time do skip them. I'll watch it once to listen/see it but for the rest I never bother. Only times I do is when they get little changes like cast members being added or dissapearing when they appear/die off. It's the little details.
Jan 8, 2018 7:44 AM

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I usually always make a rule to watch the intro/outro every time. Even if I'm not a big fan of the music, I find that if I listen to it enough, it grows on me.

My mom always skips the intro/outro though.
Jan 8, 2018 7:47 AM

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I never skip the opening, even if I hate it, because it just screws with my computer. I listen to the ending once and then often skip it, though, with the exceptions of the few I really love.
Jan 8, 2018 7:50 AM

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I generally skip them even if they were good.

Listening to them on youtube is so much better imo.

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Jan 8, 2018 7:50 AM
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Indeed; I usually get bored. If I like them,i tend to listen them according to my mood. My timing for music is entirely different, i don't enjoy it as much whilst watching an anime.
Jan 8, 2018 9:19 AM

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I always skip them. Except some OPs/EDs from FMAB, Gintama, Haikyuu!!, HxH, Code Geass, Re:Zero, etc. I've only listened to one of the many OPs/EDs of them. I don't even know a single OPs/EDs of some of the animes I've liked. lmao
Jan 8, 2018 9:23 AM

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I always watch them unless I find them unbearably bad, for example Ergo Proxy op or the much recent Inuyashiki op.
Jan 8, 2018 9:35 AM

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I dont know most OPs and EDs of my animes because i always skip them.
Jan 8, 2018 9:38 AM

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I usually watch the opening, unless I really don't like it.

But I almost never listen to endings. Exceptions are the Kekkai sensen EDs. Psycho Pass ED 1,
Kobayashi's ED, and a couple of others.

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Jan 8, 2018 9:55 AM

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I watch each new opening and ending the first time. My level of care though decreases if the opening/ending frequently changes to the point in which it's almost or is once every episode

Then listen to them or ignore them afterwards for the following episodes, while I do something else for around 90 seconds.
Jan 8, 2018 10:03 AM

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I listen to both on the first episode then skip on the rest of the episodes, unless I really like it then I'd keep listening until I get tired of it.
Jan 8, 2018 2:21 PM
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Depends on the anime. If the anime is like, so good that I need to find out whats going to happen since the last episode, I would skip it. Cliffhangers in the end of the episode will also make me skip the outro and intro in the next episode. Even if the song if good, I'd rather listen to it later.
Well, if I watch something more fun and relaxed, I probably watch the intro and skipping the outro sometimes.
Jan 8, 2018 2:29 PM
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I watch the intro and outro once and skip them the rest of the time

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Jan 8, 2018 2:32 PM

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Most animes I skip both. Unless it is anything by fripSide and Clannad After Story.
Jan 8, 2018 2:48 PM

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i used to skip EDs but i usually end up watching them nowadays. ive always watched the OPs though, unless im in a hurry and dont want to waste any time getting to the episode
Jan 8, 2018 2:52 PM

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Im always watching in the lounge room so i let the OP play 100% of the time and use my phone before the show starts, but i wont watch the ED until the final episode.
Jan 8, 2018 3:00 PM

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I've skipped about 97% of all OP/ED in my entire list. No regrets there, they would've consumed too much of my time for a single episode.

The ones that were worth listening to for me recently are Kyoukai No Kanata OP, Kuzu No Honkai both intro & outro and Himouto! Umaru-chan S2 OP.
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Jan 8, 2018 3:00 PM

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The first and last episode I'll watch the opening and ending, but every other episode I skip them pretty much.
Jan 8, 2018 3:07 PM

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I usually skip, only when the OP/ED is really amazing I dont. And the first time there is an OP/ED to see what its like, even then I usually skip it
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Jan 8, 2018 3:45 PM
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I think endings tend to be more important to watch, due to how many anime like post credit scenes, really hate it when only lie 1/5th the episodes have a ending scene.

I personally will listen to a opening/endinging once and if I like them i will listen. But I really dislike most openings and endings, with maybe 1-2 a cour that I like, and it isn't always the same kind, depends on the chars and the music and the setting.
Jan 8, 2018 3:58 PM

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Like many, I watch them the first time and skip it until the last episode (or until there is a new OP/ED, then repeat).
Jan 8, 2018 4:13 PM

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I like watching the intro because it gets me excited about the episode/anime. I usually skip right to the next episode when the outro begins, though.
Jan 8, 2018 4:23 PM
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I watch them on the first and last episodes but not on the middle ones.

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