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Poll: Which one do you like the most?

Sep 7, 2019 2:43 PM

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And in your opinion, which one do you like the most?
Sep 7, 2019 2:56 PM

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Always alone. But I rewatched some shows with my mom and my friends
Sep 7, 2019 3:54 PM

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I can't answer since I do both pretty much equally
I really enjoy those "helicopter ride" memes
Sep 7, 2019 4:00 PM

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I almost always watch alone. I prefer it that way because I can choose what to watch and how many episodes in a row and stuff like that.
Sep 7, 2019 4:02 PM

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I used to watch with my mom and sisters, but now I watch anime completely alone.
Sep 7, 2019 4:13 PM

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I feel like most media is better viewed alone because you can process it better. I probably have this opinion because of the shit I watch, though.
Sep 7, 2019 4:17 PM

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Generally I watch anime with my brother, but sometimes I watch them alone. If I have to choose, I’d say I prefer watch anime with my brother.
Sep 7, 2019 4:28 PM

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Watching with others is annoying, watching alone is more comfortable and relaxing for me
Sep 7, 2019 4:34 PM

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does it count if i am watching something and my brother is in the same room? he almost always looks at what i am watching. All in all, i guess it depends. Would i watch any fanservice show with him in the room? probably not
Sep 7, 2019 4:36 PM

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Lol never. Most of my relatives and friends do not know I watch anime to begin with
Sep 7, 2019 4:37 PM

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beminim said:
does it count if i am watching something and my brother is in the same room? he almost always looks at what i am watching. All in all, i guess it depends. Would i watch any fanservice show with him in the room? probably not
If he watches what you're watching then I think it counts.
Sep 7, 2019 4:38 PM
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Alone, but I have in the past watched anime with my cousin.
Sep 7, 2019 4:48 PM

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Always alone — I can concentrate on the story better, I'd only watch with someone else if I was rewatching :p
Sep 7, 2019 4:58 PM

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Unfunnyusername said:
I’m on an anime forum do you really think I have friends to watch it with

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Sep 7, 2019 5:01 PM

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I watch anime alone in the morning/afternoon and with a friend at night, we try to watch shows we both like together, we're watching Food Wars 2 for example
Sep 7, 2019 6:17 PM

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I watch it alone and in rare cases rewatch some things with my family. I like to take in the full experience of a show and watching it with other people can sometimes detract from that. Watching with similar anime fans is still entertaining though, just for different reasons.
Sep 7, 2019 6:39 PM
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Alone is the way to go. Watching anime with others opens the door to so many ways that can make your viewing experience worse. Some shows can be watched with others though but even then I'd rather watch the show alone first and then rewatch it with others who I know would like it.
Sep 7, 2019 6:40 PM

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I watch it alone. I tend to binge watch series and generally like going at my own pace. If I do watch anime it’s typically an anime movie with friends/family. I also feel like I watch weird anime and have a weird taste that I’m not sure if people would generally want to watch a show with me. :)
Sep 7, 2019 6:52 PM

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I prefer watching alone because I pause a lot and rewind to soak in all the subtitles I missed.
Sep 7, 2019 7:13 PM

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Mainly alone in my room. I feel more comfortable that way and i can concentrate better on what i'm watching. And i can also watch whatever type of anime i want without any restrictions.
Sep 7, 2019 7:13 PM

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I don't watch anime with anyone, I'm a fucking nobody, a soulles being in a corpse. Where's my option?
Sep 7, 2019 7:26 PM

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haunted said:
Comedy anime is best experienced in a group, but anything serious is better when I'm alone. I can't be immersed or pay attention with 5 people talking and yelling around me. The worst is when someone ruins the mood with a joke ... bleh. I would watch everything with other people if they could be quiet when it matters.
This is might be why I watch anime alone too. I do chuckle at comedy, but I prefer stories that are taken seriously, and I hate it when other people ruin the mood.
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Sep 8, 2019 6:42 AM
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I watched a bit with my brother and a few movies with a best friend, but mostly on my own.
Sep 8, 2019 6:48 AM
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Mostly on my own because my sister can't be trusted to watch regularly and I end up having to wait bloody weeks for her highness to deign me with her consent to watch another episode.

Movies I'll gladly watch with her tho, she can't bail out on those.
Sep 8, 2019 6:51 AM

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I prefer to always watch alone regardless of the show.
Sep 8, 2019 7:10 AM

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Alone is better for 99% of stuff. Maybe with others could be cool for some anime movies, some lighthearted comedy/slice of life, maybe some re-watch stuff like Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood. I would probably default to FMA:B if would watch with another since even with comedy/slice of life, others may likely not understand it all due to stuff specific to Japanese culture.
Sep 8, 2019 7:15 AM
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i think alone would be better for me even though i've never actually watched anime with others before. I mean i skip anime until a 24 min ish ep only takes me half the time to finish it(i consider it saving my time but why not read manga u ask cuz i prefer to see things in color lmao, also i won't skip action scenes since those r worth watching) and if i'm watching with other people they might not like the skipping i do with anime so yea

if its a good anime and im rewatching it then sure?

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Sep 8, 2019 7:24 AM
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I'll rather watch alone, because I don't want others to spoil the mood with dumb jokes. I also wanna watch anime at my own pace
Sep 8, 2019 7:27 AM

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Alone, mainly due to my gf and friends that live near me aren't interested in Anime. Only conversations I have are with friends from college who still watch as well via text.
Music & Anime > Everything Else
Sep 8, 2019 7:36 AM
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I watch anime alone but I sometimes rewatch it with my sister (I am slowly turning her into an anime fan)
Sep 8, 2019 7:45 AM

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some anime or some scenes are kinda cringy or corny so I want to keep it to myself

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Sep 8, 2019 11:30 AM

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A majority of the time I'll watch alone. The only times I watch with someone else is a) if I'm watching an anime that I've specifically started with a friend or in a group, b) if its an anime movie that I've gone to see in theater with a friend or group, c) if its something I've started on TV (like Toonami) at home with one of my siblings, or d) if its something I've already seen and am re-watching it with someone watching it for the first time.

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Sep 8, 2019 11:32 AM
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It depends. I have my own place, so tend to watch it alone. Whenever I visit family though, I have a younger brother that likes watching anime so tend to catch up any anime I've missed out on with him.
Sep 8, 2019 11:36 AM

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*Insert obligatory alone because have no friends answer*
Sep 8, 2019 11:53 AM

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If its something I think my husband might enjoy I ask if he wants to watch it with me. Sometimes he is interested and sometimes he isn't. Which is fine...
Sometimes I'll start a show without him after he turns me down and he decides he likes what he sees after all ( My Hero Academy, One Punch Man, Haikyuu, Space Brothers, etc) and asks me to wait for him to catch up and then asks I wait to start new seasons with him. This is not fine!!
I love watching shows we both like together. I also enjoy binge watching at my own speed and not having to wait for another person.
Sep 8, 2019 12:10 PM

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Alone. With headphones. Don't wanna be disturbed by anyone or anything really.
Sep 9, 2019 8:56 PM
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when i watch anime alone, i talk, laugh, cry, so if people around me that really uncomfortable
Sep 9, 2019 9:02 PM

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Anime has a lot of cringe /corny stuff that is better watched alone. If you watch it with others you sort of have to keep up appearances and all so it prevents you from enjoying it 100 %. Like for example "Chika dance", I like watching it but I'd rather kill myself than watch it with my mom.
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Sep 11, 2019 6:42 AM

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Nowadays, I just watch alone. I watch anime with my mom, but it's not so often like we used to do before.
Sep 11, 2019 8:25 AM

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most of the anime I watch has half naked girls flashing their oppai, so I watch it all alone.

Esquirtit said:
I don't watch anime with anyone, I'm a fucking nobody, a soulles being in a corpse. Where's my option?

seriously I dont know why there is no like button on MAL.
Sep 11, 2019 8:35 AM
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Right now, I've only watched two anime with people. Those two were Steins;Gate and The Promised Neverland. Actually, those two times were rewatches. I wanted to introduce these two anime to my cousin.
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Sep 11, 2019 8:53 AM

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Ive rewatched Evangelion and Death note with my parents, but I would not want to watch anything else with them because I like to binge anime.
Sep 11, 2019 8:59 AM

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watching alone. sometimes I need to pause them to read carefully what the deep philosophic meaning behind the subs
Sep 11, 2019 9:09 AM

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Mostly alone, but I do occasionally watch anime with my family.

Sep 11, 2019 9:12 AM

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I usually watch alone but I can also watch with friends, but funny enough this would still be me technically watching alone as when I watch something with friends it's on rabbit or another similar site.
Sep 11, 2019 9:15 AM

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Mostly alone, but I did watch a few shows with my friends and my mom.
Omnia munda mundis
Sep 11, 2019 9:20 AM
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Alone. But recently I've been thinking about watching anime with someone who also likes anime. Maybe a girlfriend, if I have one. But with other friends is okay.

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Sep 11, 2019 9:24 AM

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Wow. I belong to a serious minority here because I watch quite a lot of anime with friends and family. Just like regular shows and movies. There is no difference.

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Sep 11, 2019 9:30 AM
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Most of the time alone, I have watched AoT, Fullmetal Alchemist, Naruto, One Piece and other random series with some friends and a couple of cousins.
Sep 11, 2019 9:35 AM

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I always watch alone. My mother can't stand Japanese language's sound and my father just dislikes animes. Also, I've no friends in real life to watch it, since they think it's too 'childish'.
Mere witch.
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