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Nov 2, 2011 5:08 PM
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What the title says.

For me, I started watching C^3 because I thought it was interesting that this is the third anime to have the letter C be central to the title. [C] Control, was followed be Blood-C, is followed by C^3. That was the only reason I even considered it.

Also, I've yet to watch Gunslinger Girl because I can't bring myself to watch an anime that takes place in Italy. Just the geographic location (I am not racist, I have nothing against Italians). The weird part is there is no reason behind it and this is exclusive to anime alone; La Dolce Vita is one of my favorite films.
 
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Nov 2, 2011 5:31 PM

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i didnt watch eureka 7 because i didnt like the way the main kids nose looked and the fact that the mechs were using air boards
 
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Nov 2, 2011 5:36 PM

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I refuse to watch Kino no Tabi because I know I'll love it and I'll never be able to find something else like it again, causing me to quit anime forever or something like that.

I watched Lotte no Omocha because the idea of a tsundere loli succubus princess that hates guys just screams "watch me dammit!"
 
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Nov 2, 2011 5:50 PM
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I watched Ryu-Kyu-Bu! For the lolis.
 
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Nov 2, 2011 5:53 PM

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Because of eyepatches.

A show doesn't have 'em? No watch.
A show does have 'em? Okay, I'm in! No. 1 fan right here!

I am being absolutely serious.
 
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Nov 2, 2011 5:54 PM

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I've watched several anime series because I've heard or read that they're very "slashable." In most cases, what I heard was correct and in some cases I probably had more fun participating/lurking in the fandom than watching the series itself. Actually, that's true with many things that I watch.
 
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Shocked said:
I refuse to watch Kino no Tabi because I know I'll love it and I'll never be able to find something else like it again, causing me to quit anime forever or something like that.

I watched Lotte no Omocha because the idea of a tsundere loli succubus princess that hates guys just screams "watch me dammit!"


WATCH KINO'S JOURNEY NOW.
 
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Nov 2, 2011 5:59 PM

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Onii-chan no Koto nanka Zenzen Suki Janain Dakara ne!!

I really like OreImo and I was fine reading Boku wa Imouto ni Koi wo Suru, but something about the opening scene of Onii-chan made me get the feeling that the siscon was way too strong off the bat.

Even though I already know that
 
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Nov 2, 2011 6:13 PM

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Bob_Squob said:
Shocked said:
I refuse to watch Kino no Tabi because I know I'll love it and I'll never be able to find something else like it again, causing me to quit anime forever or something like that.

I watched Lotte no Omocha because the idea of a tsundere loli succubus princess that hates guys just screams "watch me dammit!"


WATCH KINO'S JOURNEY NOW.


Once I finish the rest of my plan to watch list, so nevar.
 
Nov 2, 2011 6:15 PM

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I watched Omamori Himari just because in the OP the heroine's hair did this cool 1 second flip in the begining. *fail*
 
Nov 2, 2011 6:18 PM
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Coltaku said:
i didnt watch eureka 7 because i didnt like the way the main kids nose looked and the fact that the mechs were using air boards


THE MECHS HAVE AIR AIRBOARDS?
*watches Eureka 7*

@shocked: Don't watch an anime because it is too good. lol

@ciddypoo: As a brother to two sisters, I can't stomach any siscon. I'm not missing out on anything, am I?

@edefrem: *watches OP* Seems legit.
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Nov 2, 2011 6:25 PM

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Because romance animes are for girls.

It all changes after I watch Toradora, only checked out Toradora because of Rie, Shana introduce me to anime, so you figure
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Nov 2, 2011 6:27 PM

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AirStyles said:
Because romance animes are for girls.
i kinda wish that was true so there wouldnt be so much god damn ecchi when i look for romances,

Immahnoob said:
Jizzy, I know you have no idea how to argue for shit,

tokiyashiro said:

Jizzy as you would call yourself because youre a dick The most butthurt award goes to you And clearly you havent watched that many shows thats why you cant determine if a show is unique or not Or maybe you're just a child who likes common stuffs where hero saves the day and guys gets all the girls. Sad taste you have there kid you came up to me in the first place making you look more like a kid who got slapped without me even knowing it and start crying about it to me

 
Nov 2, 2011 6:35 PM

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ciddypoo said:
Onii-chan no Koto nanka Zenzen Suki Janain Dakara ne!!

I really like OreImo and I was fine reading Boku wa Imouto ni Koi wo Suru, but something about the opening scene of Onii-chan made me get the feeling that the siscon was way too strong off the bat.


The siscon dies down pretty fast and then the brocon kicks in. I can't say if the brocon in the series would be too strong but it would be real brocon and sibling complexes, unlike OreImo.

 
Nov 2, 2011 7:09 PM

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I stopped watching Elfen Lied after a few episodes because the opening just kept creeping me out lol. I will pick it up again though due to all the praise I've read about it..If I could just make it past that strangely disturbing opening sequence lol.
 
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I watched both Shinryaku! Ika Musume and Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakamatachi because I thought a character in each show resembled Minorin from Toradora.
 
Nov 2, 2011 7:20 PM

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Before the Bleach became as long as it is now, I refused to read/watch it because it was becoming mainstream. Basically, I was being a hippie. Nowadays I refuse to watch it because it's way too damn long.
 
Nov 2, 2011 7:25 PM

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I stopped watching Elfen Lied after a few episodes because the opening just kept creeping me out lol. I will pick it up again though due to all the praise I've read about it..If I could just make it past that strangely disturbing opening sequence lol.


Skip it? Though it is arguably the best thing about the show.
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Nov 2, 2011 7:35 PM

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OCD man. It kills me. I want to watch anime for enjoyment, but if I ever start watching an anime that turns out to be bad, I like HAVE to finish it according to my peace of mind, even though I really just want to watch anime cuz I honest to god just find it enjoyable.

I cant watch Hentai. I want to. But I just cant. I mean, Im totally fine with it, but I think somewhere along the lines of my parents scaring me silly with anything slightly porno when I was 5, and now I have like this mental block against watching it. Sniff, sniff. DX
 
Nov 2, 2011 7:36 PM

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Anime_Name said:
ciddypoo said:
Onii-chan no Koto nanka Zenzen Suki Janain Dakara ne!!

I really like OreImo and I was fine reading Boku wa Imouto ni Koi wo Suru, but something about the opening scene of Onii-chan made me get the feeling that the siscon was way too strong off the bat.


The siscon dies down pretty fast and then the brocon kicks in. I can't say if the brocon in the series would be too strong but it would be real brocon and sibling complexes, unlike OreImo.

I'll get to it eventually. When I need something a little edgy that doesn't have to involve gratuitous amounts of gore. I'll throw it on my PTW.
 
Nov 2, 2011 9:14 PM

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i stopped watching shiki because of funny hair.
Hayate no Gotoku-wont watch because the main guy has BLUE hair and sharp square edges on his hair
-stopped watching Xenosaga because their nose looked really weird, like they had two noses.
 
Nov 2, 2011 9:28 PM

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I seem to watch alot of SHAFT anime because I like to see how ridiculous that art direction is going to get, even when I know it's often the only thing good about alot of their shows.
 
Nov 2, 2011 9:31 PM

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My favourite genre is romance:P probably in the embarrassing section for a guy but hey, i love romance:D
 
Nov 2, 2011 9:38 PM

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Ended up watching Freezing just because of the Fanservice
 
Nov 2, 2011 9:40 PM
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I remember I dropped Special A after 5 minutes because I couldn't get over how tall and skinny the characters were..
 
Nov 2, 2011 9:42 PM

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I started watching Kamisama Dolls because of Utao's eyes. (type-moon style)

Ika Musume because of Metty? * embarrassing~*
 
Nov 3, 2011 7:40 AM

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I do that all the time: Watch because there's a cute character in it or a character with heterochromia (i love them).
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Nov 3, 2011 8:00 AM

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I watch most of anime because my favorite seiyuus voice for the anime, even if some of anime are not good. And some anime that in PTW because reading some good opinions.
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Nov 3, 2011 8:34 AM

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Capsule- said:
I remember I dropped Special A after 5 minutes because I couldn't get over how tall and skinny the characters were..
same here although I picked it up and finished it at a later time.
 
Nov 3, 2011 8:51 AM

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For the boobs.
 
Nov 3, 2011 9:14 AM

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I watched Hi no Tori, because the cover at the store was shiny.

It ended up being really good though.
 
Nov 3, 2011 9:19 AM

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I rewatched School Days million times, because of Kotonoha enough reason xD

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Nov 3, 2011 9:55 AM

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At first I refused to watch code geass due to the animation but I learnt to love the story which overlooked my perspective of the animation altogether! and there is that one incident where I started loving minami-ke because it reminded me of my family primarily my relationship with my siblings.
 
Nov 3, 2011 10:24 AM

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I rewatched School Days million times, because of Kotonoha enough reason xD


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Nov 3, 2011 2:16 PM

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The dumbest reason I've ever had for watching an anime? Watching every episode of Endless Eight just for the sake of completion. That's pretty much it.

I picked up Toaru Majutsu no Index just because I liked the opening.
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Nov 3, 2011 3:43 PM

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I told my friend i don't want to watch Shugo Chara no matter how many times she recommend it to me because of fairies and magic but the real reason is i don't want to watch a show with 100+episodes while fairies and magic i only the part of the reason i do not want to watch it.

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I'm always encouraging people to get past their art prejudice and watch some older anime for the story and yet I can't get past the art style of Kaiji and Akagi.
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Nov 3, 2011 4:57 PM

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I didn't want to watch One Piece because of the 4kids dubbed made it look like shit.

I watching it now because I was basically convinced to watch it after seeing amvs with it.
 
Nov 3, 2011 5:08 PM
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I just started Legend of Galactic Heroes because this website peer pressured me into it; good job, guys.


@lisnoire: To be fair it is a very ugly art style. Madhouse does do some pretty cool things to take advantage of it, but still...
BTW it is somehow less griping on the manga. You can do that if you want to get into the hype.
 
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I have actually been put off a number of anime's that feature a lead female assaulting a male for no particular reason upon (or pretty much) her arrival - this sets the tone for the whole series generally; lack of plot disguised by the following formula = bipolar girl + wimp male + common scenario = mass produced content made for the impressionable consumer that will sell.
Yes, many of these series' are good, but the above lowers the tone a tad for me - it's just the easy option.
(Being a shounen lover, it's hard to get away from unfortunately)

I have watched stuff for very daft reasons, such as:
- the front cover looks interesting
- I have heared it's very bad; bad to the point of laughable
- it's short and I'm simply looking to marathon something one weekend
- it's in the reccomended segment in this site, even though the discrpition sounds off
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... Though I did it with xxxHolic, admittedly I didn't even give it 5 minutes, it was more like 1, 2 at a push.

This is me!
I was put of straight away by the art style in xxxHolic - I tried watching it but can't maintain focus when taking the scenery in.
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Nov 3, 2011 5:45 PM

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I only watch anime with loads of fanservice and violence.
 
Nov 3, 2011 6:28 PM

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i never watched haruhi because i was afraid i would end up loving the series despite it being mainstream. call me a hipster.

i ended up watching all of it. it was alright. movie was incredible
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Nov 3, 2011 8:08 PM

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I stopped watching Shakugan no Shana because the outrageously HUGE eyes all of the characters have
 
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I watched Shinryaku! Ika Musume because I looked at the cover picture and thought the water was a pretty color.

I watched Oreimo because I thought Kirino's eyes were a pretty color.

I watched Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica because I thought Sayaka's outfit and hair were pretty colors.

(I'm noticing a pattern here...)

I watched Higurashi because I liked Rena's hat.

I watched No.6 because I thought it'd be like watching some strange Allen and Kanda (D.Gray-man)-centered show. It was; but not the way I wanted it. (Worst decision of my life so far...)

I refuse to watch Eureka 7 because when I went to the bookstore one day, I was pressured to buy the manga (which I later returned) by a strange, socially awkward blue-haired man whose first words to me were, "You smell nice. Are you 18?" -.-V

I refuse to watch Cowboy Bebop because I hate cowboys.
 
Nov 3, 2011 9:12 PM

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I initially watched Chihayafuru because I like Mamoru Miyano. (But the show is epicness that goes beyond just that.)
 
Nov 3, 2011 9:39 PM

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I watched Elfen Lied because I was curious after seeing a picture of Nana chained up to a wall and bleeding. My friends would've freaked the fuck out if they saw the same pic; I didn't.

I refused to watch Clannad a few years ago because my friend said it was the saddest anime he'd seen. This was when I just finished Elfen Lied, which I considered the saddest anime I've seen.


 
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Coltaku said:
i didnt watch eureka 7 because i didnt like the way the main kids nose looked


My friend said the exact same thing about Deadman Wonderland... LOL
 
Nov 4, 2011 1:46 AM

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Stupid reasons to watch:

- Akagi ~ simply cause Maximum the Hormone do the ED song
- Strawberry Panic ~ I wanted to test my sexuality
- Hellsing ~ I thought Integra was hot haha

Stupid reasons not to watch:

- Ranma 1/2 ~ because Ranma didn't sound how I wanted him to sound like (he had a feminine voice when he was in him male form /shudders)
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Watched Puella Magi because of Kyubey. :3
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Hmmmmm Well when I am too high I don't watch anything. But before I converted to subs I would always say I wont watch that show because it is subbed. Now all my shows are subs.
 
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