Do you watch an entire series first before moving on to the next one, or do you watch several series at once?
Depends on the series. Some you can just marathon. But others you need to pace out.
I watch several series at once, but give up on them 2/3 of the way through before moving to another, never to return.
It's because you can't keep track of the progression of each one which prevents you from completing them.
Marathon is the only way I watch anime ever since I first jumped full swing into it.
I feel taking it all at once gives a surreal feeling once it's all over.
If it's slice of life without any real plot I watch one episode at a time whenever I feel like watching something light.
If there's an actual overarching plot I just keep watching episodes until I get tired or have to go do something else.
So I usually have two series unfinished at once. I think it's a pretty good system.
If its currently airing anime i watch it as it comes out, when i dig the backlog i only watch 1 series at a time.
I think it's more like I didn't like them.
I dropped Steins;Gate, Mawaru Penguindrum, House of Five Leaves, Texhnolyze, Monogatari Season 2, Soul Eater, Utena, Princess Tutu, Spice and Wolf, Mushishi, Samurai Champloo, Kino's Journey, and Azumanga Daioh about 2/3 of the way through.
When it comes to anime and shows that have already aired, I almost never watch several series at once. Sometimes when I read manga I pick up a new one if it catches my interest, even when I'm not done with another.
i'm watching like 10 different shows right now, counting the ones i picked up from this season and last season.
You watched Bake, Nise, Neko and then dropped Second Season? What the actual fuck
I'm watching around 60 shows at once.
I watch plenty of currently airing stuff at once. But only one show off my backlog at a time.
I don't think I'll ever finish Eyeshield 21, I got stuck on chapter 36 and put it on hold and haven't been able to continue. I've finished a dozen full manga since then including the entirety of SZS. It's not that I don't like it either, there's just something about it, I don't know.
I loved Bake and Neko, and liked Nise. I gave up at end of snake arc of season 2.
>didn't watch Koimonogatari
You gave up just before the best arcs since Bake.
>fly through each entire anime for a short lived experience at the end of each one
>watch several series at once to space it out, but get a less satisfying experience at the end of each one
I have 3 that I'm watching this season and I usually watch one through the week to keep me from getting bored.
One dubbed to watch on the side while browsing 4chan.
One subbed to watch straight.
Just two at once is enough for me. A shounen and a seinen master race.
I usually watch something with a story and then some slice of life type thing at the same time.
dunno what the norm is around here, but my organization is all kinds of fuck.
The only way I can keep track is if I have separate folders for anime and then anything else including western toons.
It then branches out by having shit I've already seen in the anime folder, while having another folder containing new anime, which has another folder for stuff I haven't watched yet but has been downloaded weeks ago, then a seasonal folder that has all my currently airing in Nipland shit.
Then with any series I'm currently watching, I make a folder in the series and drop the file of whatever I've already seen in there that way the next episode ready to be watched in an hour, tomorrow, or in 2 weeks will be sitting right there waiting for me and I won't have to do such troublesome things like remembering.
Yea, my shit's fucked like I said.
Oh yea, and I usually try to keep up with a handful of seasonal shit, then one or two shows on my backlog.
Watching one series all at once and putting everything else on hold is reserved for shit that deserves to be marathoned.
I get into series weeks after they've started. Then, I watch them until I'm just a few episodes behind, before stopping completely. It gives me something to look forward to, in a few week's time after more of the show has been aired.
That's not how you're supposed to watch anime, is it?
when it isn't the stuff I am watching for the season, I marathon shows in a single sitting.
If I tried to watch only one show at a time, my already psychotic backlog would become even more humongous. I also tend to get burnout if I watch episodes from the same series back to back for a few hours.
Basically this. Although I'll never watch more than three shows off my backlog. Usually I'll watch it one at a time.
I generally watch the first few episodes before dropping it because it is total shit.
I have a problem with manga where i will start new series faster than i can finish them. I am currently going through about 13 different series, not counting ongoings that i am caught up on.
it will be about 100 volumes before im done with these and ill probably start more before that.