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Am i the only one that doesnt like watching more than 1 possibly 2 anime at a time(not counting on goings)

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Jan 9, 2012 6:32 PM

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i dont know but i found when i watch a show i should focus on one souly before moving on, yes it will probably make you mor eimpatient to try out other shows but i feel like to get the most out of a show you sorta isolate yourself with that show till its done save ongoing shows which would only be a ep per week so it wouldnt distract you that much,

i only say this cause i found that when i watched 4 different shows at once they all seemed alot less interesting, i ended up not finishing any 4 of them cause i couldnt bother with them, but cut about a few months later i picked up 1 of them and watched it souly and loved it, then same for the next, and the next. i dont find this a coincidence but i feel that when you focus on one story at a time you grow more attached to the characters and the world, It just makes the whole experience better to me

anyone else see on a similar page as me,

and just for clarification, NO im not saying people shouldnt watch more than 1 at a time im just saying i do, do whatever the hell you want with the amount you watch i have no right to judge

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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

 
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Jan 9, 2012 6:38 PM

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I agree completely, it's hard alone, sometimes, to digest what happened in a single show, let alone 2 or more.
 
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DJIzzyIzzyHitler said:
those are two completely different topics, im askign if anyone agrees that only 1 or 2 at a time is the bets way to enjoy a show, thats just asking how many you can watch, while im sure people have brought up my viewpoint in that thread it wasnt he focus of the thread itself


Ah my bad, it seems I'm completely dozing off. Guess that's the reason why I couldn't grasp the question from that text. Heheh. Anyways for me it seems to be a good way to enjoy a show to its fullest. MARATHON!
 
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CrimsonLight said:
DJIzzyIzzyHitler said:
those are two completely different topics, im askign if anyone agrees that only 1 or 2 at a time is the bets way to enjoy a show, thats just asking how many you can watch, while im sure people have brought up my viewpoint in that thread it wasnt he focus of the thread itself


Ah my bad, it seems I'm completely dozing off. Guess that's the reason why I couldn't grasp the question from that text. Heheh. Anyways for me it seems to be a good way to enjoy a show to its fullest. MARATHON!
i actually teand to disagree with this, unless its a long series i avoid marothons cause the more id raw out a series(in a well paced length of course not like 1 ep a month) the more time you feel like you spent with the characters guessing what will happen next, thats why whenever you finish a good on going show you feel like you had been on a journey, i rememebr when tiger and bunny ended i felt like ive known the show for so long, mainly since the show took 4 months to finish, ig ot to spend 4 months with those characters so when it was finally over it (as stupid as it seems) felt like an accomplishment for completing the series cause i spent that much time with the cast and that world

watching all at onc ewhile i have done that before and still enjoyed the shows, i feel as though it would have been better if i drew it out, save rahXephon which i honest to god could not stop watching i just went from ep 1 to 26 in one go

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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

 
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dis is the reason why i have several dropped series
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Jan 9, 2012 7:09 PM

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with the exception of ongoings, i only watch one at a time, thers just no point in going from to show to show...



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Jan 9, 2012 8:45 PM
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nope! me too i cant concentrate on too many different storylines
 
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Jan 9, 2012 9:28 PM

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Generally i only watch 1 anime at a time but sometimes i watch 2 at a time for animes that i think are good but get old if you watch alot all at once such as Dective Conan i could only watch like 3 eps in a row then i had to stop or else id start hating it

but i never watch 2 animes that i cant watch alot of eps in a row at the same time
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DJIzzyIzzyHitler said:
i actually teand to disagree with this, unless its a long series i avoid marothons cause the more i draw out a series(in a well paced length of course not like 1 ep a month) the more time you feel like you spent with the characters guessing what will happen next, thats why whenever you finish a good on going show you feel like you had been on a journey


Glad I'm not the only one who thinks that way. Taking the time to watch a series with breaks in between to reflect about what has happened is quite nice for me. I feel like if you just blow through anime for the sake of watching and not to enjoy the experience, then what is the point of watching at all? I have quite a few anime on my "watching" list, but usually there are only 2 or 3 that I'm actually focused on at the moment and the other ones will be picked up after I finish whatever I'm currently watching. It does make it a hell of a lot easier to remember who is who, what's going on, and to actually care about the characters by doing it this way.
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Jan 10, 2012 1:41 AM

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I like watching one completed anime at a time. It would be faster to complete if only one is watched compared to watching more than one.
 
Jan 10, 2012 3:02 AM
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I agree, I tend to only watch one completed series at a time because I feel I would enjoy it better if I did. In my opinion you can't enjoy an Anime to its full extent while your mind is on another Anime! Overall, I just stick to watching one completed series at a time, and one ongoing. :)
 
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Jan 10, 2012 3:30 AM

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I typically tend to watch only one or two anime at a time, but then again I will usually be reading through about a dozen book series at the same time so perhaps that doesn't really count.
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Jan 10, 2012 3:33 AM

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Same here. I only watch 1 completed show at a time -w-

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Jan 10, 2012 3:49 AM

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Unless the show's incredibly good, or unless I watch sparsely, I'm probably going to lose interest solely wading through one mediocre show. My current anime, Simoun, so terribly melodramatic and slow... difficult to complete without some different genres to spice it up, like my current Genius Party or Kara no Kyoukai watches. I like mixing up watching good shows with okay shows to keep my lasting interest -- and therefore overall enjoyment -- high.
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Jan 10, 2012 4:25 AM

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Count me in. It's the reason why I mostly watch series when they're actually finished airing (and in BluRay, if possible). I made two exceptions, though: Guilty Crown and Lagrange: The Flower of Rin-ne.
 
Jan 10, 2012 4:32 AM

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I'm always watching 2 anime at the same time without losing interest in any of them, so I think it's ok. However watching 3-4 would be too much for me, so 2 anime at the same time is my limit.
 
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DJIzzyIzzyHitler said:
i actually teand to disagree with this, unless its a long series i avoid marothons cause the more i draw out a series(in a well paced length of course not like 1 ep a month) the more time you feel like you spent with the characters guessing what will happen next, thats why whenever you finish a good on going show you feel like you had been on a journey


Glad I'm not the only one who thinks that way. Taking the time to watch a series with breaks in between to reflect about what has happened is quite nice for me. I feel like if you just blow through anime for the sake of watching and not to enjoy the experience, then what is the point of watching at all? I have quite a few anime on my "watching" list, but usually there are only 2 or 3 that I'm actually focused on at the moment and the other ones will be picked up after I finish whatever I'm currently watching. It does make it a hell of a lot easier to remember who is who, what's going on, and to actually care about the characters by doing it this way.
i tend to stay with a at least 3 sometimes 4 eps a day, unless its ridiculously long like kenshin which i just watched as much as i could handle in a day, even though i watched alot and only focused on that show it still took me little over a month to finish, glad i did it that way, felt more like a journey.

i also do this with story driven games, mainly rpg's cause they are the only ones that last long enough, like im trying to beat vesperia by march when i get graces(never bothered importing) but i also want to draw the game out so im somehow going to like draw it out for like 2 months somehow yet not finish

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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

 
Jan 13, 2012 9:46 PM

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Lol i'm watching 36 shows at the moment... I like having a variety I can pick from. Generally I focus on one at a time, for example, right now my first priority is to complete Dragon Ball. I also of course always try to watch the new episodes of airing shows that I can!
 
Jan 13, 2012 10:27 PM

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i do prefer to watch one at a time, but since i joined MAL i've been watching more than 1 series simultaneously (i guess just cause it seemed like that's how it was for everyone)

but sometimes i choose an episodal comedy to watch through the week, and then another series to marathon through the weekend

the thing about watching more than 1 series for me is that i start to forget some things about one of them if i focus on the another one more
 
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^O^ I ussually spend a whole bunch of time watching one anime then when i get bored go to a different one that goback >.<
 
Jan 14, 2012 1:03 AM

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I also prefer to watch only 1 anime at a time. But sometimes i make exception with animes which tends to get a little boring after a while like Gintama season 1 . So i just jump to another anime and put the old anime on hold until i finish the new one. I always do this cuz i don't like to drop any anime in which i have invested enough of my precious time. :D


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Jan 14, 2012 1:16 AM

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I try to only watch completed series and even then, I only watch 1 series at a time, occasionally two.

I agree with an above poster along the lines of an anime being better if you do not marathon it. It gives you more time to get attached to the characters. People watching good on-going anime should know this.

But usually I'm in such a rush so I marathon anime. Either to get deeper into the story, or so that I can start another series instead. So much anime, so little time.
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Jan 14, 2012 2:53 AM

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It depends if it's an ongoing or aired series. I have like 4 ongoing series that I'm watching + 1 that has already been aired. When I finish the series that has been aired, I pick a new one. Although right now I'm watching like 2 aired, depends on my mood if I feel like watching romance or action.
 
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Jan 14, 2012 8:13 AM

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For me, when I've got the time, I usually watch many in ones - especially the ongoing ones. But if there's this one particular anime I really like, I would just focus on it solely. Because watching others which I only have moderate interest it wouldn't be too entertaining anymore, and sometimes, boring.

 
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Yes, isolating myself to one Anime makes sense but I always find myself moving on to other animes when a episode doesnt seem to be going anywhere and I lose interest like that. My "onhold" list grows by the week. I have so many interesting looking animes to watch its overwhelming. Need to control myself! XD
 
Jan 14, 2012 9:08 AM

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I usually watch one at the time, maybe two, so answer is NO :D
 
Jan 14, 2012 9:19 AM

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I get bored easily.

Unless the anime is one of those cliffhanger-at-the-end-of-every-episode, always-on-the-edge-of-your-seat kind of anime, I can only stand a couple episodes of it at a time. I watch whatever I'm in the mood to watch, and this changes constantly. So, I usually end up watching 5+ completed anime at a time. That way I have a variety to choose from.
Like now-- since I want to watch something cutesy, maybe I'll get an episode or two of Kobato in. If I decide that I wanted something a little different instead, maybe I'll finally finish up Bakemonotagari. Or maybe I'll just get bored again and start a new series.
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Jan 14, 2012 9:29 AM

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Nope you're not alone. I honestly don't see how people can have 20+ series on their watching list. I would get all the plots confused if I watched that many at once.
 
Jan 14, 2012 9:31 AM

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Yes, I do the same thing. Tend to lose interest in the chosen series if too many stories or emotions twist together.
Well just for some series though, others are better watching single episodes from time to time.
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Jan 15, 2012 12:33 AM

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Yeah, I usually watch 1 completed anime at a time aswell. I get easy overwhelmed if I watch too many shows at once. If a show is very long, I might take a break from it and watch a shorter one in the middle of it though.

But yeah, always good to keep your On Hold list small xD

 
Jan 15, 2012 12:23 PM

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Depends on if it's completely finish or airing. If it's completely finished I only do one at a time because I will lose interest if I stop and move on to another series. I usually binge watch one series at a time so I get done with a 24 episode series in a few days. And right now I just got back into anime for motivation for me at school because I have lost my way for a while (yeah I know it makes no sense) and I have gotten back into anime and currently I am watching about 7 different series. It's easy to follow because there is a weekly gap.
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Jan 15, 2012 12:27 PM

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Yup. Usually i keep 2 animes that I often watch, other 6-7 anime are on-hold.
I watch only on-hold after weeks even months. I don't know why.
 
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To the OP: you are not alone. It's also one of the reasons I never look at ongoing anime or TV shows.
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I'll generally pick one or two completed series to watch when nothing new is on, then watch half a dozen or more ongoing series. That way, if I want to watch something on X Day, I'll watch the newest episode of Y; if not, I'll cue up the next one of the completed series.
 
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Damn my currently watching list feels big >_>.

Some of it is explainable ofcourse.

OVA/specials are usually one episode a month or something, so yeah.
Series are a different story. I watch 2 completed shows usually.
And lots of airing shows, i finish the best ones first and the rest follows in the weeks after that. Which makes it seem like i watch a huge amount of completed series sometimes >_>.
Also things like variety and time influence the watching list.
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Jan 15, 2012 3:25 PM

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Yup same here. Unless its a movie, I tend to stick to 1 series at a time (apart from One Piece).
 
Jan 15, 2012 4:33 PM

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I usually watch one anime at a time, but sometimes I just stop watching an anime for a little bit and will start watching another one. When I do that, I finish watching the other anime and then continue the first one. Unless it starts to chain(which is what's happening right now) Technically I'm just putting them "on hold", but too lazy to move them off my "watching" list.
 
Jan 15, 2012 4:37 PM

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no, you are not alone on this one. the only show that is constantly on my currently watching list is fairy tail, and i don't even watch it until an arc finishes airing. otherwise i technically only watch one or two shows at time. it gets too confusing to remember so many things at once without getting mixed up.

 
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I would rather watch one anime at a time, just cuz if I start to watch another series, I usually end up dropping the one I was already watching x.x So I like to finish it off first, before going on another one. But if I get bored or want to put it on hold I can still watch two at the same time.
 
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i completely agree i thought it was just me but it isnt :D
 
Jan 15, 2012 10:48 PM
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I wish I could focus on one or two shows at a time. Sadly my attention span is not the best ever so I have to switch between shows; otherwise I tend to skip through episodes if things get slow.

Of course there are the ones that are so good that I focus all my attention on them and finish right away.

Though I believe that this is the first time that I'm watching so many that are currently airing. Don't think it counts for anything since two are 3min episode types.
 
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I usually only watch one show, and when I do I watch it with as much attention as I can give it and finish it quickly, while also still following the many shows that are currently airing. With the one exception of Hayate no Gotoku, as I can't manage to stay interested in it for too long at a time, so it's slowly getting finished while I watch other shows.
 
Jan 16, 2012 12:39 AM
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Generally, I just watch one anime at a time. There may be cases where I'll watch two at a time, like if one series is much shorter than the other.
 
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Well, I can assure you that if you dig yourself in the hotshot pieces of shit anime, you will not want to marathon one of those shows without getting some refreshment through other shows :-D
 
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