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Nov 26, 2011 2:05 AM

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I have no clue if this topic has been made already, but here we go! (If it was, feel free to lock this thread mods!)

So basically name some anime you have watched, and really enjoyed, but wouldn't want to watch it again.

2 anime from the top of my head are Clannad After Story and Tokyo Magnitude 8.0. Both are in my top 10, but I wouldn't want to watch them again. I just feel it wouldn't be the same... if I did. =s
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Nov 26, 2011 2:09 AM
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Clannad: After Story, it just wouldn't be the same second time around.

Air, same as above.
 
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Nov 26, 2011 2:35 AM
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Clannad definitely, watching it once was good enough for me.
 
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Nov 26, 2011 2:40 AM
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Grave of the Fireflies.

Generally, if something isn't good the second time around it is because the story relies too heavily on plot twists in order to hold the viewers attention. Personally, I don't see this as a good thing- I'd much rather watch something that manages to still be special after multiple viewings.

Or even better, something that improves... like Only Yesterday.
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Nov 26, 2011 2:59 AM

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AnnoKano said:
Personally, I don't see this as a good thing- I'd much rather watch something that manages to still be special after multiple viewings.


I wouldn't really call it a bad thing either. I cant really think of the right words to say at the moment, but I feel it could be a good thing if thought about correctly.
 
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Nov 26, 2011 3:05 AM

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probably shuffle
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Nov 26, 2011 3:15 AM

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OriginANIME said:
AnnoKano said:
Personally, I don't see this as a good thing- I'd much rather watch something that manages to still be special after multiple viewings.


I wouldn't really call it a bad thing either. I cant really think of the right words to say at the moment, but I feel it could be a good thing if thought about correctly.

It's like a once in a lifetime thing, In which you can only get as the Anime unfolds. But once you see/know what happens it losses it's specialness even though it was amazing.
(I'm a bit tired so it might not make sense)
 
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Nov 26, 2011 3:22 AM

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Rawrol said:
OriginANIME said:
AnnoKano said:
Personally, I don't see this as a good thing- I'd much rather watch something that manages to still be special after multiple viewings.


I wouldn't really call it a bad thing either. I cant really think of the right words to say at the moment, but I feel it could be a good thing if thought about correctly.

It's like a once in a lifetime thing, In which you can only get as the Anime unfolds. But once you see/know what happens it losses it's specialness even though it was amazing.
(I'm a bit tired so it might not make sense)


Yeah it is almost 4 AM for me right now that's why I couldn't think of the right words to say. You basically said everything I wanted to say though, so its all good! :D
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Nov 26, 2011 3:24 AM

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Grave of the Fireflies!

Absolute masterpiece, I even bought the DVD...and never watched it. And probably will never watch it.
 
Nov 26, 2011 3:47 AM

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Nana, Clannad, Kanon, Air, Beck, Honey & Clover etc. All very good, but personally I have little desire to rewatch Slice of Life Dramas.
 
Nov 26, 2011 6:19 AM
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Nov 26, 2011 7:01 AM

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Grave of the Fireflies...depressing, but a must watch at least once.
 
Nov 26, 2011 7:17 AM

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Almost everything I watch and consider good, really. It's only shows that I really love like Baccano or Kino's Journey that I ever go back to.
 
Nov 26, 2011 7:20 AM

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Most anime with good stories can't be watched twice =/, for me anyway
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Nov 26, 2011 9:08 AM

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Too be honest I don't generally rewatch shows since I want to see all the ones I have not. Though the ones I do rewatch are Code Geass and Clannad. Ones I wouldn't rewatch even though it was epic is Gundam Seed because the whole series is 100 episodes. Too long of a show to rewatch.
 
Nov 26, 2011 9:11 AM
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none if theres an open window tp rewatch somthing i will re watch
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Nov 26, 2011 9:14 AM

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I usually don't rewatch anime to begin with unless they're movies or if I'm watching something at my school's anime club. For some reason, I feel like I'm being held back from finding more things to watch if I rewatch a series. I only have so much time to do things.
 
Nov 26, 2011 9:35 AM

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No, I could rewatch them when it's been long enough that I haven't seen it, depending on how much I remember,
the less I remember, the more I'm gonna watch it.

If I rewatch it a 3rd time, it's because it's that good. Or for the future,
I'm pretty much going to rewatch all of the animes I've watched to make my opinion and review on them.

Because I'm making a blog in the future, about my opinion on all the anime/manga I've watched.
 
Nov 26, 2011 9:36 AM

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I could watch Clannad again, but not Clannad:AS.
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Nov 26, 2011 9:42 AM

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Code Geass.... instead of watching it again, i'll be cursing n crying all the time..


 
Nov 26, 2011 9:46 AM

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Gonna go with Shuffle. Now that I know who he ends up with all the flirting will seem stupid XD
And also Code Geass because I know whats gonna happen and who wins. Plus I'll have to re-live heart-breaking moments T.T
 
Nov 26, 2011 9:55 AM

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One I am surprised I am not seeing on here is Death Note.

Also for me, Strain Strategic Armored Infantry and while I haven't seen the movies yet, I think Eden of the East is going to be the same way.
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mitamaking said:
One I am surprised I am not seeing on here is Death Note.

......I think Eden of the East is going to be the same way.

I would definitely re-watch Death Note. In fact I have plently of times. Every time I watch it catch something new that I didnt see the first time.
And as for Eden of the East: It was amazing but your right, I probally couldnt watch it again :/
 
Nov 26, 2011 10:02 AM

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pretty much every anime lol cuz i'm too lazy and it wouldn't be as good
 
Nov 26, 2011 10:04 AM

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Death Note isn't as good the second time around, at least IMO. Its so much based in suspense that it can't give you the same emotional catharsis if you already know what is coming.
 
Nov 26, 2011 10:12 AM

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I have little desire to rewatch Slice of Life Dramas.
Pretty much.
The manga of Beck was much better, though. Well, I didn't read the beginning, but still...
 
Nov 26, 2011 10:17 AM

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Tragedies, because the effect is usually lost the second time around. For example Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom.
Slice of Life anime, because it's usually hard watching them the first time around as it is. For example Clannad.

The only genres I usually find easy to watch more than once are either comedies or action anime.
 
Nov 26, 2011 10:19 AM

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i dont rewatch anything unless they are comedies

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Nov 26, 2011 10:29 AM

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The long stuffs

One Piece + Monster + Soul Eater
 
Nov 26, 2011 10:44 AM

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Almost every anime I watch haha. Unless it's a movie or an ova. I think the only anime I re-watched was K-ON and that's because the second time around I watched it with my friend.
 
Nov 26, 2011 10:53 AM

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mitamaking said:
One I am surprised I am not seeing on here is Death Note.

I wouldn't mind watching Death Note a second time around to be honest.

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Tragedies, because the effect is usually lost the second time around.

Yeah basically this, but it really depends for me. Some Animes just have a better rewatch value than others. To be honest, I wouldn't mind watching AnoHana again. Wouldn't say the same thing about Clannad After Story though.
 
Nov 26, 2011 11:08 AM

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Monster ( I would rather read the manga ), GTO, d.gray-man
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Nov 26, 2011 11:32 AM

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I'd say the mark of a truly "great" series is whether you want to re-watch it again or not. Seriously, most of my favorite series I've re-watched like Evangelion, Stand Alone Complex, Honey and Clover, etc.

That, or I pick up the manga and read that, an example being Maison Ikkoku. I get to re-experience the same story and add another manga to my list...and this kills two birds with one stone.
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Nov 26, 2011 11:41 AM

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Grave of the Fireflies!

Absolute masterpiece, I even bought the DVD...and never watched it. And probably will never watch it.

This.
 
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AnnoKano said:
Grave of the Fireflies.

Generally, if something isn't good the second time around it is because the story relies too heavily on plot twists in order to hold the viewers attention. Personally, I don't see this as a good thing- I'd much rather watch something that manages to still be special after multiple viewings.

Or even better, something that improves... like Only Yesterday.

Some anime shows base a considerable amount of their quality on the impact they can create in an audience that is not used to this way of dealing with the topics present in the show, so they can be surprised.

I mean, I agree with your example of Grave of the fireflies; it's a tragedy that at the first time can touch you quite deeply, but in rewatch you know what happened and that emotional component is restricted because the shock value has decreased. I don't see that as a bad thing, it's just that some things are better enjoyed in a first view, as well as some others need second or even third views to start being understood, not to mention loving them.
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I mean, I agree with your example of Grave of the fireflies; it's a tragedy that at the first time can touch you quite deeply, but in rewatch you know what happened and that emotional component is restricted because the shock value has decreased. I don't see that as a bad thing, it's just that some things are better enjoyed in a first view, as well as some others need second or even third views to start being understood, not to mention loving them.

I believe shock value was decreased from the very beginning. You knew it was gonna happen, they basically showed it to you, and all the paths pointed at that conclusion. Still, I cried.
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I agree with slice-of-life animes. Stuff like Clannad, and even Angel Beats, I can't bring myself to watch again. Although I am an HUGE anime re-watcher, I mostly re-watch more action oriented animes, like FMA Brotherhood.
 
Nov 26, 2011 12:13 PM

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Well...i generally don't rewatch all episodes of an anime but i see only the important moments of it.
 
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Eh, I actually think slice-of-life animes can actually be good examples of shows that keep their qualities in future rewatch. As long as they are based on recognizing the environment and relationships of their characters and not so much on a chain of shocking events as other ones, I think they are able to resist many repeated viewings.

I mean, Azumanga Daioh for example is one of the shows I have rewatched the most and I still don't see any of its qualities decreased in any way. Also, I haven't seen Cowboy Bebop again -which in itself is a slice-of-life too- but can see a lot of potential in that sense. And outside of the anime context, there is the classic example of The Simpsons, that series that can be watched repeatedly and still make laugh.
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jal90 said:

I mean, I agree with your example of Grave of the fireflies; it's a tragedy that at the first time can touch you quite deeply, but in rewatch you know what happened and that emotional component is restricted because the shock value has decreased. I don't see that as a bad thing, it's just that some things are better enjoyed in a first view, as well as some others need second or even third views to start being understood, not to mention loving them.

I mentioned Grave of the Fireflies, too but actually for a completely different reason. There was no shock value in it to begin with. The opening scene tells you what's going to happen. And that did not make it easier in the SLIGHTEST.
I meant I'm never gonna rewatch it (to be honest I did watch it two times) because I couldn't take the emotional torment again.
 
Nov 26, 2011 12:48 PM

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Code Geass and Monster.
 
Nov 26, 2011 2:46 PM

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I agree with about everyone on Clannad. I tried to watch it again, but it really wasn't the same. I also couldn't watch AnoHana again. Just... dat Menma. I actually had to watch Grave of the Fireflies twice to really appreciate the story. The first time I watched it, I thought it was sad, but I didn't cry. Second time around, though, bring on the waterworks.
 
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TBH, I don't mind re-watching anything I scored high if I watch it on TV instead of the computer.
 
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Grave of The Fireflies...
Sensitive subject, a nice story, very well written, visually lovely and from Studio Ghibli( known for quality) - but pure depression!
I can watch a gory slasher and not have it phase me, but deep rooted cycle-of-misery stuff unnerve me at times.

 
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probably shuffle


yup, probably this.

 
Nov 26, 2011 4:37 PM

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Definitely Clannad: After story. That's the one masterpiece I gave my 10 to, but I also hate it at the same time. ^^
 
Nov 26, 2011 5:55 PM

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Every romance. Since i watch it because '' omg, how/when those 2 will start dating '' or something like it, watching it again will not be good :(


 
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hanasaku iroha, natsume, basically any really good slice of life
 
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Animechamploo said:
hanasaku iroha, natsume, basically any really good slice of life


I was actually about to say Hanasaku Iroha at first but to be honest, I wouldn't mind watching it again. xD
 
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Monster, Steins;Gate, and Shiki.
 
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