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Jun 15, 2014 6:10 AM

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Only thing that anime has over manga is the sound part (no, the animation isn't really relevant, as manga does a fairly good job in showing movements, and that showing key part of the movements rather than the whole thing has a lot of advantage as well, making fights more interesting imo).
Meaning, seiyuu and music.

If you watch at increased speed, you cannot enjoy any of the two. So where's the point? If you watch at increased speed, don't watch anime, read manga or novels then.
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Jun 15, 2014 6:25 AM

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I now watch almost all of my anime in 1.5x speed either through VLC or on my PS3. I've done so ever since accidentally discovering I could do it on my PS3. I do it for a number of reasons (and have some exceptions) and since people seem a bit curious/confused about this, I'll share them. (Wall of text warning)

1) I rent out my anime DVDs (on average between 3-10 a week, depending on how hard my work schedule is) and watching them at 1.5x speed allows me to watch them after a hard day's work and actually manage to return them on time. I don't have any subtitles to read so that's not an issue for me.

2) Even before I discovered my PS3's 1.5x setting, I felt that certain series were long and characters spoke far too slowly for me (the main two anime that made me feel this way were Detective Conan and Yu-Gi-Oh.) It's a pacing thing and I find many anime much easier to watch and take in while watching at 1.5x. Of special note, I watched Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040 in 1.7x speed because that pacing suited me better. 2.0x speed is a bit too much even for me (though I have tried to do it with YGO GX DVDs in a desperate effort to get them back in on time.)

3) Exceptions to the rule - I can't watch certain series in 1.5x speed because I really like the anime and/or it screws up the mood/pacing for me. Examples include Black Butler, Hikaru no Go, Advent Children and Patalliro. I also can't watch anything live action in 1.5x speed and I'd prefer not to watch anything in English in 1.5x speed (though I do occasionally). So if I rent out a Disney movie or the Death Note movies for example, I won't watch them in 1.5x speed.

4) Issues with watching in 1.5x speed - music becomes a major issue in that if I end up liking a song or a piece of BGM, I will only end up liking the 1.5x speed version of it. I enjoyed the opening of CLAMP School Detectives and decided to buy it from iTunes. I then had to edit it into a 1.5x speed version because I found the normal version of it less bouncy and less fun. I also bought the theme song soundtrack to YGO GX recently and I'm yet to upload the tracks from it to my laptop, but I'm thinking I might have to speed them up too for me to get the tracks I really like and want to listen to. It's a pain in the ass, it kinda sucks to have to do it, and it more than anything else makes me feel guilty about watching things in 1.5x speed.

1.5x speed can also severely screw up opening and ending themes for me even if I'm watching the series in 1.5x speed. I'll either slow it to normal for them or skip them entirely.

5) No matter how many times SweetCherryBoyJP might chide me for watching anime in 1.5x speed (believing it to be a form of cheating), I'm not doing it to raise my hours or the number of series I've watched. Yes, there are a lot of older series I'd like to watch or re-watch and thus get on my MAL list and 1.5x speed does help with that, but that's not why I'm doing it. It's 100% a pacing thing for me.

6) Enjoyment - I do still thoroughly enjoy the anime I watch, from the dialogue to the voice actors themselves. It's just the music that becomes a bit of an issue.

Happy to answer any questions. :)
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Jun 15, 2014 6:38 AM
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yhunata said:


If you ever watch One Piece, you'll find out a very good reason.


Im currently watching the Skypeia arc and I wonder if this arc will get any interesting.
For now it bores the hell out of me and the pacing is terrible!
 
Jun 15, 2014 8:07 AM

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If I just wanted to get an anime over with so that I could tell my friends that I watched on of their suggestions, I would do so. Otherwise, I would probably never find the need to, and feel that it would ruin whatever anime that I am trying to enjoy.

 
Jun 15, 2014 5:38 PM

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There's a much better way to watch One Piece

Just watch the recap that's like 5 mins, it covers everything important (if there is any) that happens.
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Jun 15, 2014 5:41 PM

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he needs help
 
Jun 15, 2014 7:36 PM

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If you're ok watching any anime like that, you need help.

I tried finding Tatami Galaxy but it's been sped up on the sites I've tried so far.
 
Jun 15, 2014 8:03 PM

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... I was naive. To think it's come this far...
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Jun 15, 2014 8:29 PM

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If I ever wanted to watch a show I genuinely didn't like for the sole purpose of being able to bash it informatively, I would do this.

No time for that bs.
 
Jun 15, 2014 8:34 PM

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If ever there was a perfect reason to dismiss someone's opinion: "You watched it at 2x speed, dumbshit"

I prefer to watch one or at most 2 episodes and go "nope, I know when a show won't get better, and if they are this bad at hooking people, the chances they made a good show are very slim."
 
Jun 15, 2014 8:38 PM

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Better start watching my shit in half speed, so my opinion becomes better than yours.
 
Jun 15, 2014 8:54 PM

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Dubai said:
Better start watching my shit in half speed, so my opinion becomes better than yours.
lmao

I only watch stuff at 2x if it starts to get insanely boring; such as ridiculously long crying scenes, poorly made romance scenes, anything overly repetitive and predictable and cheesy.

The only time on record that I have kicked it up to 4x speed was watching The Melancholy of Haruhi's "Endless Eight" arc. need i say more?
 
Jun 15, 2014 9:18 PM

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Dubai said:
Better start watching my shit in half speed, so my opinion becomes better than yours.


Let me know if you can find that for Tatami Galaxy.
 
Jun 15, 2014 9:29 PM
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What have you done.

Nightcore + Anime.

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Jun 15, 2014 9:30 PM

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i only listen to EDM 1.5x faster >.>


 
Jun 15, 2014 9:33 PM

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i probably wouldn't have a no drop rule if i didnt watch things at 1.5 the speed(2 times is too fast for me)

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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

 
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GloriousKaiser said:
What have you done.

Nightcore + Anime.

Faith in world -10000

That sums it up pretty well. :[
 
Jun 15, 2014 11:31 PM

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I've tried it and to my surprise it's not too bad, I still prefer at normal speed though.
Raise it up, raise up the happiness.
 
Jun 16, 2014 12:29 AM

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JizzyHitler said:
i probably wouldn't have a no drop rule if i didnt watch things at 1.5 the speed(2 times is too fast for me)


Yeah, I have a no drop rule as well.
 
Jun 16, 2014 6:27 AM

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To be honest I have never thought about speeding anime up but, for what I am sure, those pitched up voices would kill me because I love to listen to some VA.

But, the thing that is bothering me the most, is not speeding anime up but skipping boring scenes or retrospections. I wouldn't feel satisfied if I would watch anything that way.
I know one person who does that and I asked about it a lot of times. The reply I got was something like "Why I need to watch those boring scenes when I can just skip them? There is no point to endure them if I don't like them."
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Jun 16, 2014 6:40 AM

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I simultaneously watch 50 anime at once.
 
Jun 16, 2014 8:56 AM

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I sometimes do this whilst endulging a nice cup of bleach
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Jun 16, 2014 8:57 AM

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why? thats just stupid
 
Jun 16, 2014 8:58 AM

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Rance-sama said:
I simultaneously watch 50 anime at once.
on 1.5x speed i hope
 
Jun 16, 2014 10:43 AM

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Idk about other people, but peoples normally watch at 1x rate...

For me, i'm already accostumed watching anime at 10x rate. Became normal.
 
Jun 16, 2014 2:37 PM
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If there's a boring scene, i sometimes speed it up to get it over with x)
 
Jun 16, 2014 2:57 PM

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Different strokes for different folks. Not to say it's weird (even though it sounds odd to me), but there are a lot of people who like some bizarre stuff out there, so it doesn't surprise me that some people might actually enjoy doing this. It would probably bother me a lot.
 
Mar 31, 2015 12:35 AM

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Been speeding up anime lately due to boredom and the fact that my left ear hurts so much. I understand getting annoyed at people who have episodes finished in 3 or so mins though.
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Mar 31, 2015 12:50 AM

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I knew this one person back in high school where he watched 2 anime at the same time, both at increased speed in the school library during lunch and his spares.
 
Mar 31, 2015 12:52 AM
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say no
 
Mar 31, 2015 1:03 AM

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I did it with the last episode of a really boring ova and with some boring and bad shorts.
Generally not worth it, of course. They were exceptions.
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Mar 31, 2015 1:58 AM

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I was changing settings on my media player once and tried it, it's really annoying I don't know how someone could do this on a regular basis.
 
Mar 31, 2015 2:26 AM

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that's only for people that dont drop anime they dont like and instead they watch with high speed so they can put it as "completed". their mom must be proud.
 
Mar 31, 2015 2:30 AM

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I know this person who not only speed through the episode, but also skips lots of scenes. What's the purpose of watching it then?


I did that when Naruto brings flashbacks I've already seen.
 
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JohnnyBme said:
Chibi-Alice said:
I know this person who not only speed through the episode, but also skips lots of scenes. What's the purpose of watching it then?


I did that when Naruto brings flashbacks I've already seen.
Naruto and One piece are exception.
 
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why would you do that...
 
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I watch most animes at a speed of 1.2x because I find the frame rates of most animes pretty slow (no offence).
The extremely old ones have much slower fram rate so 1.4x for them.
Unless until I am watching the dubbed version.
VLC pretty much takes care of the voices (they don't turn into kid voices) and the subtitles. Just rewinding is a head ache.
The only problem I encounter is speeding up the soundtrack using audacity so that I can listen to it in a "normal" version for me.
Doesn't the tone of the sound changes when you speed up or slow down? If you are watching at 1.2x speed everything would have a sharper pitch than usual...wow so there is actually way to go around this problem? It might not be a bad way to watch anime.
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Never even knew that existed.
Squeaky voices everywhere >.>
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May 24, 2015 6:04 PM

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I'd hate to be watching subs at x2 speed, everything would feel like watching Tatami Galaxy lol
 
May 24, 2015 6:28 PM

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I didn't even know watching anime at increased speed was an option o.o
 
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This is how you watch anime if you don't actually enjoy them and just want to keep up with the recent releases or be able to talk about popular stuff or feel that you 'have to' watch (certain) anime for whatever other reasons despite not actually enjoying them. Ironically it makes any opinion you might have completely void since the experience is completely different. Pacing, atmosphere, dialogues, animation and music are all twisted so you might as well be watching a different show. But I guess it's nice for increasing your list size. I prefer to watch for enjoyment though so I don't want to ruin any shows by twisting the viewing experience.

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ShunKawazaki said:
I didn't even know watching anime at increased speed was an option o.o
It isn't. People who force the option on the show itself are just stupid/dumb. No Haterino though.
 
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I would prefer to skip the scene rather than increased the speed..
There is no point of increasing speed..
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aasgo123 said:
bunny1ov3r said:
Doesn't the tone of the sound changes when you speed up or slow down? If you are watching at 1.2x speed everything would have a sharper pitch than usual...wow so there is actually way to go around this problem? It might not be a bad way to watch anime.

I am not sure about any other media players. But when I do it in VLC, all it does is increase the tempo, not the pitch. So the sounds don't become shrilled, they remain normal, just faster.

Yeah. VLC player is fine for speeding up audio. The pitch stays the same.

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May 25, 2015 7:52 AM

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Sounds pointless unless you just want to get over with the anime so you can add it to your completed list/tell your friends you already saw it.
 
May 25, 2015 7:55 AM

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I'd hate to be watching subs at x2 speed, everything would feel like watching Tatami Galaxy lol

You must read slow then. 3x+ is when it starts feeling too fast for me.

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mayukachan said:
RealMTL said:
I'd hate to be watching subs at x2 speed, everything would feel like watching Tatami Galaxy lol

You must read slow then. 3x+ is when it starts feeling too fast for me.
Reading subtitles may be difficult for some people because they aren't in their native language. I mean, I can speak and read English pretty well, but some friends of me already have trouble with reading a book in English, so subtitles isn't the best solution for them. (I'm Dutch btw didn;t know)
 
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mayukachan said:

You must read slow then. 3x+ is when it starts feeling too fast for me.
Reading subtitles may be difficult for some people because they aren't in their native language. I mean, I can speak and read English pretty well, but some friends of me already have trouble with reading a book in English, so subtitles isn't the best solution for them. (I'm Dutch btw didn;t know)

Fair enough. There are options for foreign language subtitles still.

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mayukachan said:
Milk_is_Special said:
Reading subtitles may be difficult for some people because they aren't in their native language. I mean, I can speak and read English pretty well, but some friends of me already have trouble with reading a book in English, so subtitles isn't the best solution for them. (I'm Dutch btw didn;t know)

Fair enough. There are options for foreign language subtitles still.
I know that, but for a small country like the Netherlands with not a lot of anime fans,it is rare to find subs in Dutch, let alone good subs.
 
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I've only watched an anime at increased speed once, and it was for this really annoying drama that I just couldn't tolerate anymore. I was near the end, and I didn't want to add it to my drop list, so I watched the last few episodes at 2x speed.

But I usually watch anime at normal speed because what's the hurry? A lot of work and talent goes into creating an anime. I'd rather take my time and appreciate it than barrel through it.
 
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