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Oct 14, 10:16 AM
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Every season, I hear a lot of hype about new anime that is coming out, but I rarely care about stuff that is coming out at the moment unless it's a sequel to something I like. So, I'm wondering if people really care about these new anime or if it is just hype.
Oct 14, 10:20 AM

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I don't. I'm focusing on watching completed anime.

Only Casuals actually care about taste...

Oct 15, 3:13 AM

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Old time classic and underrated completed anime?
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Oct 15, 10:38 AM

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Seasonal anime are easier to watch (and easier to drop) than non-seasonals and don't need any driving force to watch them unlike non-seasonal ones for me (tons of stuff are there to check).

There are a significant amount of anime that I wouldn't check anytime soon (or probably would never check) them if I wouldn't watch them as "seasonal anime" that I'm glad I watched them and there are shows that I dropped in their first ep that I would normally watch more than that to drop so yeah I watch seasonals
Oct 15, 10:42 AM

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I don't usually but this fall season has a few anime I'm excited for and couldn't wait for an end run.
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Oct 15, 10:42 AM

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No one watches seasonal, it's all hype
Oct 15, 10:46 AM

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I only watch seasonal if I discover something good, for example I will sure watch SnK final season as it airs.
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Oct 15, 10:46 AM

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Yeah, i watch seasonals, after all, they are the center of attention. I was also quite hyped about a few of these seasonals.
Oct 15, 10:47 AM

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Most of the time, i don't because i don't wanna wait until the next episode. So i prefer to watch finished stuff. But sometimes i make an exception.
Oct 15, 11:51 AM

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Normally, I'd just watch one or two. Other than that, I would usually wait for them to finish airing before watching.
Oct 15, 11:52 AM

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nope i dont watch any airing anime, I don't watch anime that is not completed + I like the older type of anime
Oct 15, 12:13 PM
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I'm watching 20 ongoing anime this season and 10 completed anime.
Oct 15, 12:17 PM

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Probably most people on here. I rarely keep up with them though.
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Oct 15, 12:24 PM

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I'm watching roughly 30 this season, I have a lot of fun watching shows that aren't as established as completed shows and free of expectations.
Oct 16, 1:12 AM

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I pick up a few titles here and there each season. I took a break from seasonal anime a few years ago when most airing titles didn't interest me. New episodes gives me the opportunity to look forward to a day of the week.
Oct 16, 1:34 AM

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I haven't followed seasonals for a couple years. I used to watch almost everything, but eventually burnt-out. Watching countless bad seasonals was honestly crushing my love for the medium to an extent, so I stopped. I still watch 1 or 2 big ones here and there. My focus has been on older anime.
Oct 16, 3:33 PM
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On and off. If there are seasonals that seem appealing or intriguing, I'll give them a shot. It's definitely fun to focus on one anime on a weekly basis because there's the anticipation that comes with it every week. It's a moment you look forward to amidst the many tedious or boring events.
Oct 16, 3:44 PM

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I personally do care for seasonals, because they set a nice routine over week and they are easier to watch because they don't take any effort to watch unless regular show I have to make time for (and it's really hard). It's also great opportunity to watch something I wouldn't usually pick myself and get variety of genres at same time.
Oct 16, 3:55 PM

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Yes, I'm always looking forward for seasonals. I watch quite a lot of them

If you don't watch seasonals you're pretty much in the dark
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Oct 16, 4:02 PM

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It depends on what's coming out each season. I usually follow about 5-10 shows from the current season, but the number of series that interest me varries. I will also watch completed stuff too.
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Oct 16, 6:45 PM

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I do watch anime that aired as seasonals, but never the season that they're actually airing. I wait until at least the season after before watching them.
Oct 16, 7:40 PM

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In the last couple of years I've barely watched seasonal anime apart from maybe Shingeki no Kyojin when a new series comes out. However with the current pandemic I've actually been watching some seasonal anime as I'm not going out and doing things as much and staying in more. (I mean how can I not watch the new season of Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni when it comes out, I don't have the patience to wait for a new season of my favourite show to finish entirely before I watch it lol).
Oct 16, 8:33 PM

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Not anymore. For like 4 years I watched pretty much verything that came out, but I got tired and I'm in a indefinite break from seasonals.
Oct 16, 8:39 PM

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i mean, maybe a couple. only if they seem interesting, but recently very few catch my eye
Oct 16, 8:49 PM
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I watch some seasonal animes depending of the free time I have during the season. I always watch at least 2 of 3 animes per season. I am watching 6 of this season animes. I don't remember exactly. I watch them if the synopsis seems interesting for me.
However, it has one advantage to watch seasonal animes: it's easier to watch one episode a week of the seasonal anime than watching all the episodes of a finished anime.
Oct 16, 8:58 PM

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I wait until the end of the season to marathon all the seasonal anime that have just finished airing, so I do watch seasonals, just not on a week-to-week basis. All the remaining time in the season where I'm waiting for the seasonals to finish airing is usually devoted to other anime that have completed airing in the 2000s and 2010s.

Usually I pick 3-4 things that catch my eye; five if it's a good lineup, but since most seasonals are usually not very interesting or aren't marketed well enough, I don't see myself finishing more than that.
Oct 16, 9:00 PM

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I do. Keeping up with seasonal anime is really fun for me.
Oct 17, 8:21 AM

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I try to do some seasonal anime watching, every other season, but it almost always comes to stab me in the back because I just can't seem to stay interested in a show for that long. even with just a 12 episode series, by just the sixth episode, SIX WEEKS have past, and it could be the greatest anime of all time and still I'll feel like i'm tired of it.
about half of my dropped list was a seasonal I tried to watch.
Oct 17, 8:44 AM

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nope , the season is too bad , except a few series^^
Oct 17, 9:20 AM

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I don't.

Occasionally I try but I end up falling behind the schedule of the show anyway.
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Oct 17, 9:22 AM

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Yes, I'm part of seasonal watcher. because marathoning bad anime is certainly a no. Watching it an episode a week ? Hmmm... It's alright. Taking the piss out of it is kinda enjoyable.
Oct 17, 9:30 AM
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Yes I watch seasonal anime, however seasonals always get me distracted from my backlog
Oct 17, 12:29 PM

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Haven't watched a seasonal anime since 2018.

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Oct 17, 3:28 PM

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Nope, maybe one or two shows a season.

Watching all the seasonal anime is the fastest way to stop enjoying anime.
Oct 17, 5:03 PM

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Yes, I need something different every day, seasonals are the best for this. And I like that there is nothing available apart from 1 episode a week. It's somehow less intimidating to watch 1 episode from 12+ shows than start a show with 12 episodes that are already aired. Besides, I do actually like most of the shows I watch. I see no point in waiting for them to be finished if I'm going watch them anyway.
Oct 17, 5:11 PM

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I hate waiting & hate cliff hangers so I wait till it is finished so I can binge it all.
Oct 17, 5:11 PM

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I don't like seasonals because of how my schedule generally works, I don't know if 3 months down the line I'm still going to have the time or drive to even watch an episode
Oct 17, 5:13 PM

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yeah, i always want to see new concepts or new ideas to old concepts made into anime I can watch
Oct 17, 5:15 PM

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I watch a lot of seasonal shows. usually around 10. not these days though when nothing gets produced. all while I watch old shows that finished airing 40 years ago.
Oct 17, 5:16 PM

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DannyTheDonkey said:
Yes, I'm part of seasonal watcher. because marathoning bad anime is certainly a no. Watching it an episode a week ? Hmmm... It's alright. Taking the piss out of it is kinda enjoyable.
Exactly. I don’t want to binge a show that came out recently so I’m watching a lot of seasonals.
Oct 17, 5:20 PM
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I'm watching 16 of the seasonal shows right now.
So yes I do watch seasonal anime
Oct 17, 5:23 PM

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I watch most of the seasonals at the start though ill drop about half.
Oct 17, 5:30 PM

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To be honest, i thought that alot of people watch seasonal anime but it seems that not that many people are into that...

I do tho and i try to watch as many as possible as well and there are alot of em as well that hurts waiting for them because the synopsis seemed really good or the manga is already something i'm following
Oct 17, 5:32 PM

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Yes, I'm a seasonal watcher since Winter last year. I always start at least 10+ but usually drop some of them.
Oct 17, 6:11 PM

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I only watch seasonal anime that I think I'll like. I honestly can't bother looking for something that's already completed because when you find 1 you find more and then before you know it you've got a 300+ PTW list like me.

Currently watching 14 seasonals.
Oct 17, 6:14 PM

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I really enjoy the weekly vibe of seasonal anime.
It's also nice to talk about new episodes each week and being up to date with stuff
Oct 17, 6:23 PM

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I don't like to have to wait a week to see what happens next. So I normally watch completed anime.

However, this season has a lot of shows I REALLY wanna see now, so I'm reluctantly following them weekly lol
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Oct 17, 8:37 PM
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I've only been watching seasonal anime for about a year now. Prior to that, I just kind of drifted from one complete series to the next based on recommendations. But once I started paying attention to what was on the horizon, I saw a lot of shows that genuinely interested me.

I don't mind watching from week to week. I enjoy the suspense and having time to think about what I watched. I'll usually pick five to ten shows per season and set aside a single day to watch the latest episodes, then binge older shows throughout the rest of the week. Seems to work fine for me.
Oct 17, 8:49 PM
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Yup I watch seasonals, I don't have cable anymore and I miss those days of looking forward to a specific day of the week because a new episode of a show you like is airing that day. I still remember the days when I'd be impatiently waiting for the next Naruto manga chapter, looking forward to every Thursday. I need that shit in my life again, and seasonal anime is how I get it back.

Also some shows are just better when you actually have to wait between episodes, despite what you impatient lads and ladettes say. When you start an episode after waiting a week after a major cliffhanger ending? God damn, that's an experience. Not as fun if you can just start the next episode immediately after the cliffhanger.
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