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What do you prefer, /a/:

To marathon shows and avoid weekly/daily threads on /a/ to avoid spoilers or watch 20 minutes per week and participate in threads and speculate about what's going to happen next?

I've been watching anime since 2007 and I never did the one-episode-a-week thing, I've marathoned every show I ever watched.

Just curious to see if there's anyone else like this here.
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The threads are half the fun
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>>101801251
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>>101801216
If it is airing I watch it every week. If it is an older show I download, I either marathon or do 2 per day, depends on my mood
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>>101801216
>I've been watching anime since 2007 and I never did the one-episode-a-week thing, I've marathoned every show I ever watched.

Why are you even on /a/ then? Do you just come for preseason speculation and discussion of the last episode? Completed series don't get much discussion, outside of a few prominent examples.
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>>101801216
Do you actually mean "marathon"? That is, to watch a show without any real breaks?
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>>101801251
they always spoil everything for me :(
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>>101801358
Learn which threads to avoid.
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>>101801358
Download faster.
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>>101801358
they cant spoil if you watched the episode
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>>101801216
Threads mostly for anime original shows only.
I hate being spoilered, and it's bound to happen with adaptions. Only concerns plot-driven shows, of course.
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>>101801216
Marathoning. Weekly discussions on /a/ are pleb-tier, where everyone makes mountains out of mole-hills. Seriously, you people have the memory span of a bowl of guppies.
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>>101801216
you missing out
>The feeling of the episode end in a cliffhanger and must wait 7 fucking days for the next episode
>The threads that come along with with
>The feeling of when someone called your waifu shit
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>>101801349
Preseason speculation, waifu discussion and completed series discussion.

Watching episodes a week apart is torture. I'd rather marathon all episodes when the season is done airing. I just don't see the point of breaking up the impact of something by spreading it out over a period of many weeks/months/years/decades during which you quite often forget stuff from the earlier episodes/volumes. It's a dumb model. Do you still remember what happened in the first episode of Kill la Kill? Or... can you explain in detail what happened in the 13th volume of Berserk or the second episode of some anime you're following that's aired at least ten episodes. Leave nothing out. If it's a comedy or something then it doesn't build on previous episodes and it's totally irrelevant to this discussion.

Waiting in between episodes/volumes/chapters just doesn't make any sense from a dramatic standpoint. You lose whatever sense of suspense or what have you that was built up in the last installment while you're waiting for the next one. It's like watching a 2 hour movie and taking a break or two and completing it in 2 days. It's wrong.
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>>101801251
This. For many shows watching livestream together, speculation and discussion will make it a memorable experience. I will never forget Guilty Crown and Symphogear with /a/.
>>101801358
>:)
Well, you deserve it.
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>>101801522
>Waiting in between episodes/volumes/chapters just doesn't make any sense from a dramatic standpoint.
Unless it's written to pace itself according to that format.

>You lose whatever sense of suspense or what have you that was built up in the last installment while you're waiting for the next one.
Having to to wait for the next episode can actually build tension and anticipation. Not for you, clearly, but for others.
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>>101801423
>SnK
Ughh... One of the shows I had to marathon because of all the fucking spoilers. I had 1/3rd of the show spoiled to me by /a/ only after I watched the first episode. That's when I decided to avoid SnK threads and wait for the show to end to marathon it, and it was a good decision, in some 4 months I forgot about the majority of spoilers and was able to enjoy the show like I usually would.
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The only anime I don't watch when they end are those that were based on a manga/LN and I've already read those before.

I gotta admit, Fate/Zero threads were GOAT.
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>>101801548
shoe...
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I only get on /a/ to throw about my opinions on best girl or perhaps some light discussion on manga. Discussing anime episode by episode is the most retarded thing to do on /a/. It's a shitflinging contest with trolls interspersed trying to tell you to stop having fun with your not - most hyped anime of the season.
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>>101801216
If it's an anime original, I've already seen the source material or I don't care too much about the show's spoilers I like using the threads
Else, I avoid the threads, like Noragami's. Most I do is do a quick visit to see the gifs and edits.
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I prefer marathoning manga and watching weekly anime.
I just really get immersed in manga and it feels so amazing reading through a whole story in one go.
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I can't even comprehend why anyone wouldn't watch shows weekly. Why would I deprive myself of fun every week? Coming home and watching my weekly anime that aired that day is basically the only thing keeping me going most of the time.
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I pretty much marathon everything, but I still participate in discussions of the last episode to troll everyone and act knowledgeable about something I don't know, I love to see everyone get mad.
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>>101801402

If it's an adaption, the whole future plot could (and often does) get spoiled.
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someone linked this thread to me on /scv/

i dont visit /a/

someone pls tell me whens the next season of psycho pass going to come out, i loved the 1st one and urobutcher is a god
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>>101801358
>:(
Fuck off.
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>>101801970
Learn to capitalize.
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>>101801499
The feel of telling people why their taste is shit, and why x show is actually good
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>>101802003
fuck you answer me
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>>101801522

Why would I need to explain in detail what happens on a random episode? Does that improve my experience?

The plot builds with each episode. Given that anime is generally linear storytelling, you don't need to know the microscopic details that happen every episode. You build your understanding with each episode and carry that to the next. Further, by discussing each episode you might learn things that you missed.

The only problem is when there is an indeterminate release schedule, as sometimes happens with manga. There I can see waiting for it to be complete because there may be huge waits between chapters. 1 week for an episode isn't much.
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>>101801990
>>101802003
rude >:(
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I prefer weekly watching and discussing it with /a/, Plus I feel its better to watch one a week and not rush it and feel sick/bored of it.

There isn't many spoilers on /a/ anyway so I find it okay.
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>>101802003
>>101801990
based meanbros

leave, you dont belong here
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>>101802146
>Given that anime is generally linear storytelling, you don't need to know the microscopic details that happen every episode
Baccano, of course, is an exception and should always be marathoned.
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>>101802177
>actually liking Green Saten
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Both. It depends on the show.
Spacebros I marathon three episodes at a time, mikakunin I watch week by week.
Kill la Kill I watch a couple episodes at a time.
I don't really care about spoilers though.
I care about how they deal with the spoilers or how the spoilers end up happening, not the spoilers themselves.
Like, "Oh character x dies!". Well, so what?
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>>101801216
I intend to watch shows as they air, but tend to be a lazy faggot and end up watching a weeks worth of shows all on the same day. Which might be acceptable if I filled in the empty time with backlog stuff, but I don't. My motivation for everything has bottomed out. I spend most of my time lurking /a/, looking for gifs and images I like. I like to read through threads and see everyone's' opinions/theories. Other people can pick up on details I miss.

I did push myself to finish NHK yesterday because I see a lot of threads about the ending and I wanted to read through them but didn't want to spoil it.
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Spoilers actually enhance your enjoyment.
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>>101802177
>There isn't many spoilers on /a/
Unless it's a LN adaptation. LN fags ruin everything every single time.
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>>101802364
This is true.
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>>101801321
This, because of work and shit this is just the most simple way to do it
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Shows spoiled to me by /a/:

>Evangelion
>LoGH
>Shingeki no Kyojin
>Fate/Zero
>Welcome to the NHK
>Cowbyo Bebop
>Berserk

Shows spoiled to /a/nons by me:
All of the above, plus a lot more.
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>>101801216
Marathon. If I watch shows mixed with other shows they bleed together since its all the same.
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If I have the choice to marathon it, I do. I never pace myself when its all out

THough I prefer to watch airing shows weekly for the threads, its half of the experience
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>>101801216
You can't avoid spoilers on /a/, because people enjoy putting spoilers in their head image. I would like to marathon some shows, but that's not possible without getting spoiled.
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>>101802506
I welcome spoilers. What now fag?
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It depends. Sometimes when I thoroughly enjoy a show that I maratoned I feel somewhat sad for finishing it in such a fast pace. Kinda feels like I rushed it and didn't watched 'em the way they were supposed to.

Simultaneously, I also hate to watch 1 episode per week of a show I really like. I guess that's why I come to /a/ though.
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Marathon old, weekly new. Shame new shows are shit and and I feel disappointed after the long wait and old shows are godly and I feel guilty for finishing them so fast.
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>>101801216
I'd rather marathon stuff. But 1-2-3 currently airing shows are ok too. Watching stuff with the rest of /a/ is entertaining.
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the only thing that I feel like I shouldn't have marathoned was Kodomo no Jikan manga. at the end when the author thanked the readers I felt like a cheap whore.
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Watching it with /a/ is more fun. Also, the torrents have more seeders.
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/a/'s spoilers and reactions are often a major motivator behind what I pick up. I've found that I rarely dislike a show that /a/ is freaking out about, and I tend to like having a context before diving into a new story. There's always the few shows I'll pick up week 1 and follow religiously, but I usually wait until the mid or endpoint of a season to pick up most of the stuff I'll watch that season, just to see what sort of responses it's getting, what sort of fanbase it has attracted and what sort of fun /a/ is having with it.
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>>101801358
What was this about? It's deleted I can't see it.
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>>101803478
Oh man, it was so good, you missed out.
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>>101802952
Are you me?



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