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Have you, fellow /a/nons watching 20+ shows per season, ever reached the point of burning out, when you cut your dose of anime significantly? Did you get better?
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I've never watched more than three shows per season.
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Originally, it was almost anything. New or old.

Then it became trying to watch almost everything airing in a season with the backlog once in a while.

Then it became significantly reduced by deciding what was mediocre or what truly captured my interest three episodes (or sometimes more) in. Once again, backlog infrequently.

Now it's almost nothing. I've only watched one show this season so far.

If you have things going on in real life, it usually determines how much you watch more than your interest. Not to say that your interest in the media doesn't matter.
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>>115337768
Watching more than 5 shows per season is really stupid.
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>>115337768

You're doing too much bro. That's like watching nothing but soaps every day for years or doing nothing but play video games for years.

Now that you've burnt out you're going to probably stop for a while and then only watch 2-4 shows a season. It's your subconscious telling you to be fucking healthy.
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What, are you not enjoying the anime you're watching?
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>>115337768
No. Because I actually like watching anime. I don't force myself to do it.
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I stopped watching more than a couple of things a season way back in 2009. Pick a few and marathon whatever else looks interesting at the end season. Works as a nice feast in the limbo between seasons.
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>>115337936
Some people just like anime more than you do.
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>>115337768

It's called boredom. Do something else. Watch what interests you.
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>>115337768
i've actually dropped everything since last season, everything i tried to watch is shit
maybe it's because i finally realized that manga is better than anime
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>>115338028
Watching shit shows mean like, okay.
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>>115337768

>20+ shows per season

Why would anyone do this? There aren't ever 20 shows worth watching a season, cut some of that shit and watch something you'll know will be good from the backlog instead
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>>115337768
>watching 20+ seasonals when 80% are shit and copy pasta
You must have a low power level. Marathon good older anime and only pick a few seasonals.
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>>115337961
>That's like watching nothing but soaps every day for years
Kinda like this. I'm just used to watch anime. But,
>>115337986
>I don't force myself to do it.
Neither do I. I don't watch thing that I dislike. It's just that I'm more and more fed up with usual gimmicks. I just watch too much medicore stuff. And I'm afraid that when I cut medicore series I will be left with almost nothing. After years it's fucked up situation.
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>>115338139
I only watch shows I like. I'm watching 34 shows at the moment, most of which are airing this season.
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I've never had a problem with burning out, even though I try to watch everything every season. I think it's because anime is my escape from 4chan.
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>>115338189
Having a taste is good, you should try it.
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>>115338189
>I'm watching 34 shows at the moment, most of which are airing this season.

that sucks you must watch a lot of bad anime. what a waste of time. you prolly watch on 2x speed or something too, disgusting.
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>>115337768
I'm not sure about 20 shows per season. But I average finishing 4-5 series a week (I only marathon)

I do feel burnt out after a while, but when that happens I just switch to marathoning manga or VNs.
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Guess its easier to burn out on it when you marathon things like I do.
24 episodes in a day can kill my interest for the medium for a month or more.
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>>115338168
>You must have a low power level.
>implying
>>115338127
>i've actually dropped everything since last season, everything i tried to watch is shit
>maybe it's because i finally realized that manga is better than anime
I picked up lot of manga lately. Problem is that you got new episode of anime every week, manga ca take you months. If not dropped midway by scanlators.
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>>115337768
>20 per season
are you insane
I don't do more than 7, any more I can check later. Nothings fucking rushing you, lunatic. Why not check your backlog instead?

Just awhile ago, I enjoyed this marvelous gem...
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>>115338265
Sorry, but taste doesn't give you magic powers where you can tell how good or bad a show is without watching it. You're still just a guy who judges books by their cover and should probably get a different hobby where he doesn't sneer at 90% of the content offered to him. Too bad.

>>115338300
>implying watching 30+ shows is hard
See, when you actually enjoy watching anime, you can just sit down and engage with the episode as you watch it. You sound like you're projecting your own boredom while watching anime onto others.
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You are like a fat murrican stuffing his face with unhealthy shit.
There are NEVER 20 worthwhile series airing.
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>>115337768
>Have you, fellow /a/nons watching 20+ shows per season, ever reached the point of burning out, when you cut your dose of anime significantly?
I burned out two years ago, but am back to normal now. 20+ shows only equal about 10-12 hours a week; and since anime is pretty much all I watch, it's not that big a deal.

>>115337796
>>>/gaia/
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>>115338407
>I hate anime and other people should too, nobody can possibly enjoy anime more than I do
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>watching 20+ shows per season
i think the most i ever did was 10 and that was WAY TOO MUCH . i try to keep it around 5 maybe 6 shows. anything more and it stops being enjoyable and becomes a chore. one ep a day with maybe some backlog if im feeling it
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>>115338387
>>20 per season
>are you insane
It's a goddamn hour a day. You spend more time shitposting here or sitting in traffic. And yeah, I work full time
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I'm watching like 5 shows this season. That's more than what I've done any season the past 3 years.
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>>115338421
>20+ shows only equal about 10-12 hours a week
How do you figure? You can watch 3 episodes in an hour usually, especially if you set up playlists.
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>>115338476
>20 times 25 minutes equals 1 hour
I mean it that way, anon
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20 shows per season isn't even that much, especially if the shows air on different days. It's like an hour or two a day.
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I'm currently watching five, considering upping that to six and with my schedule I think that's pushing it
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>>115338449
You do realize that oving something or somebody doesn't mean to obsess over it, right?
Would you say a fatass loves food more because he eats a lot of it? Or somebody who eats healthy and cooks his own food?
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>>115338519
Are you retarded?
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>>115338522
there are no where near 20 shows worth watching a season
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>>115338589
>watching 20+ shows means you're obsessed
Or maybe they just like watching anime and appreciate a wider variety of it than you do. If you only follow 7 shows at a time that's barely 3 hours of your time a week devoted to your hobby. You spend more time shitting, probably.
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>>115338361
I guess you like watching the same shit over and over.
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>>115338168
>>115338265
>>115338387
>>115338407
Seriously, why are you even here?
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>>115338400
I watch the first episode of everything when the season starts, and you sounds like a newfag who likes eating shit.
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>>115338620
I'm already watching 14 this season plus more from my backlog, and I just picked up 3 more show because I still have too much time on my hands.
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>>115338660
But with different combinations of colors and voices. Yes, to a degree.
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>>115338673
Nice argument.
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>>115338675
>y-you're a newfag because you like more anime than me!
Sure thing, champ. I bet it sucks not being able to find any enjoyment this supposed "hobby" of yours. If you can't even stand to watch anime why do you bother?
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>>115338675
Jesus christ, I'm not telling you you watch too much but sometimes you don't have to watch it to know its going to be shit
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>>115338400
You can tell if a show is shit or might have potential just by watching the PV, you dumb nigger.
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>>115337768

You can't burn out from watching 20+ shows. It only takes like 1-2 hours of you day to watch the shows, it's pretty easy to follow IMO.
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>>115338741
Are you stupid?
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>>115338743
>but sometimes you don't have to watch it to know its going to be shit
No, all you do is judge it without watching as something you personally don't like.

You don't know hos shitty something will be til you try it. And sometimes something that looked shitty at the start ends up being good. I've picked up a lot of shows I was anticipating being good and they ended up being pretty bad. Your intuition can and frequently is wrong.
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>>115338660
Here's a man with obviously great discernment, he knows things he's never watched will all be repetitive.
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>>115338743
But anon. Most of anime is medicore. Only few titles are really terrible and unwatchable. So are only a few memorable shows a year. Rest is your personal taste and opinions. Medicore show you dislike != shit.
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>>115338789
No you can't. The fact you think this shows how narrow-minded you are. I bet you think you can tell how good a show is just by listening to /a/ too.
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>>115338189
>>115337768
I'm actually envious of your shit taste. I can only enjoy things that are good, so I'm missing out on 99% of the stuff you guys enjoy.
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>>115338837
>medicore
Is our children learning?
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>>115338876
Sounds like you just hate anime and cover it up by pretending you have "good taste," a common flaw with people on /a/.
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>>115338675
>newfags like anime
Great opinion Anon.
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>>115338888
I should be asleep for at least 2 hours. And english is not my first language nice quads
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>>115338814
>>115338837
Last season, I could tell Glasslip was going to be bad from the preseason threads alone
Sometimes you can notice beforehand
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>>115338876
I see this exact statement spouted by ignorant MALfags all the time.

>man why is all anime so terrible?
>only the shows I personally like are good
>everything caters to smelly otaku now
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>>115338876
You're like an anime gourmand aren't you?
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>>115337768
I've nearly burnt out a few times and put anime aside a lot of times in favour of other pursuits. It's usually best to not force yourself to watch anime for the sake of watching it or keeping up appearences. Be liberal with dropping shows and conservative in picking up shows each season. It works wonders. Endless bland shit is the quickest way to burn out on anime.
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I've got 8 shows I'm keeping up with right now and that's a lot by my standards. I only finished 2 anime last season and I'm halfway through another two.

it's not like I have a life though, I just spend my time on other mediums too.
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>>115338876
You sholuldn't be envious of poor, plebean souls. Stay true to your elitism and keep watching best stuff.
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ITT: If people don't like shitty anime for autistic retards, then they don't enjoy anime at all!

Thanks for bringing the youtube tier idiots we were trying to avoid, tumblr.
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>Watching more seasonals mean liking more the media
Never change /a/.
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>>115339044
Yeah, like FLCL
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>>115338966
>Anime precog powers
Look everyone, it's /a/'s superhero.
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>>115338903
would you say somebody is more interested in literature if he reads every pulp novel?
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>>115339077
But that is a change in /a/.
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>>115338966
Glasslip was the biggest cocktease of summer season. Nothing happened. At all. Yet it kept seeming like it was building to something. The production values were so nice too. What a waste.
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>>115339065
>>>/v/
Here is your anime board with top-notch animation, for true, mature anime fans like yourself.
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>>115339152
Hahahahaha.
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>>115339065
>shitty shitty shit anime for autistic retards,
Speaking of autistic retards...
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I don't understand. Are you guys trying to watch a roughly consistent number of shows each season? Are you not just watching whatever number of shows you find interesting?
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>>115339152
Sounds like you're more familiar with that place than I am, filthy crossboarder.
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>>115339095
I'd say he's interested in pulp novels. Watching anime doesn't make you expert in cinematography
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>Watching more than 3 shows per season
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>>115338620
Sadly this is the truth. I have pretty diverse interests in anime so I tend to have over a dozen shows on my watch list. Almost all of them wind up being nice diversions and nothing else. It's fairly rare that a show makes me sit up and take notice.

But that's how it's always been (even if supposed oldfags say otherwise) so I'm at peace with that fact. I don't expect my mind to be blown with every anime I watch, it's just a nice thing when it does happen.
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>>115339065
>Super mature opinion from a supreme gentleman
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>There are people browsing this board RIGHT NOW who think it's a badge of honor to waste time watching vast amounts of garbage every day
K
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>>115339095
Bad comparison. A novel is a bigger commitment of your time than anime. Anime are designed to be consumed in a weekly format, so it's not hard at all to follow many series at once. Novels are not. They used to be in a serial format, but that's a different deal.

I would expect somebody who loves reading to be reading a lot of books at once. I think a comparable number to 20+ anime at once would be at least 5 novels at once.
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>>115338928
It's no coincidence that most people new to anime dive in and watch any and everything with no filter before burning out and being more selective with their choices after some years. It perhaps sounds backwards and perhaps ridiculous, but makes perfect sense.
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>>115338903
No, anime and manga are some of the few things I enjoy (even if it is limited to the legitimately good titles). I might be clinically depressed, though.

>>115338987
>>115339044
That's not really what I'm saying. If there was a way to make shit enjoyable I would do it, I just lose interest quickly and get annoyed easily at poor writing and contrived scenarios.

>>115338992
I don't think so. I think a "gourmand" would have to watch and finish a ton of anime.
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>>115339237
This.
I don't even watch seasonal shit anymore. I just watch the classics and gems from the golden age.
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>>115339299
> I just watch the classics and gems from the golden age.

It runs out eventually.
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>>115339261
>>It's no coincidence that most people new to anime dive in and watch any and everything with no filter
This is so far from the truth I'm convinced your trolling. People new to anime constantly ask for recommendations and are highly selective about what they watch because they don't like the medium enough to devote much time to it and don't want to flounder around looking for things they like. Because their tastes are likely still very limited to entry level.
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>>115339200
I try to watch everything I picked up, untill something makes me to drop it. I just tend to chceck most of the shows excluding fujoshit and cards
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>20 series is only 3 episodes a week
The thing is not so much how much time involved, it's keeping it consistent for an entire season/however long. It can be pretty hard for some people to stay motivated on a treadmill like that. Not to mention some stuff just blows for watching it week to week.
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>>115339095
>22 minute viewing commitment equals novel
Not the best analogy.
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>>115337768

Yeah, I've gotten burned out a few times. First I realized I had to stop watching every shitty slice of life show each season. Then I burned out last season. I now realize that I need to learn to just drop shitty shows that I don't find entertaining.

Luckily, this season is chock full of really fun shows.
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>I watch 40 shows per season
>I'm awesome and I love anime, right?
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>>115338620
What do you mean by "worth watching"? Entertaining? Top notch?
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>>115339334
When I say "new to anime". I mean after that initial rec thread shit hurdle. I should have specified "new to seasonal anime"
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>>115339331
Then you get to watch the newer stuff that got filtered out. The well never really dries up.
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>>115339331
Then rewatch them. Still better than seasonal shit.
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>>115339374
Not him but probably titles he like. Titles he don't like are utter shit worth burning.
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>>115339381
Still bullshit. They start off with shows that fit their tastes, and if their tastes expand then they branch out and pick up more shows from different genres.
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>>115339413
Stop posting.
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Ask someone who has watched every single second of every single anime ever made anyhting.
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>>115339334

I'd have to agree with him. I'm still fairly new to seasonal anime, I only started watching anime seasonally back in 2012. At the time, I watched a good 30 shows a season for several seasons. Now I'm down to just around 20 shows a season. I'm slowly learning what kind of shit I do and don't tolerate, and staying away from the stuff I don't tolerate.
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>>115337768
I did in the past, and now i just watch less and less of them because lack of interest

Now i stick to 2/3 show and watch the rest when i feel like it.
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>>115339334
>new fans
>highly selective
Debateable. I doubt that many people actually ask for recommendations and are super picky about things. I know when I was a new fan I took in a LOT of shit that I'd balk at right now. And this was back in the VHS/early digital era. With the ease of access now, people just grab shit at random from CR/Netflicks/whatever.
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I'm in the process of burning out right now.
It's apparent when I can't even begin shows of similar quality to those I'd finish all the way through a few seasons back (e.g. Gaworare, Yuushibu), but I am still aware that this season is of markedly higher quality than some of the past several in my opinion.

When you're truly burnt out, a few years off will bring back that ravenous hunger, more so if you try to catch up with the (by-then) long list of shows /a/ casually showcases familiarity of in the day to day.
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Last Spring I had a total burnout and dropped everything except for Aikatsu, after 4 seasons of watching every airing show.

Summer I only picked up maybe 10 shows, and this season maybe 15. I'm also barely doing any backlog watching, and I took a three month break from LN reading. I don't think I'll ever get back to the way I was that year of super otaku immersion.
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>>115337768
I went off anime entirely in 2010 and 2012. Missed a lot of good series.
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>>115339381
That's not how it works though. How it works is a person watches a show then if they liked it they look for shows similar to it. So a person new to seasonal anime usually goes to it because they ran out of similar shows from the nostalgiafag charts and have to watch something new. They are still pulled toward similar shows, so they only go after ones that fit their tastes.

I didn't start picking up 20+ shows a season until after I'd broadened my horizons. Cause I'd grown sick of action shows, they'd become so trite and predictable, so on a whim I picked up Hidamari Sketch and found I really liked it, so I resolved to try a SoL anime that season. So little by little, the shows I was willing to pick up in a new season increased, because the genres I was willing to watch increased.
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>>115339494
Are you into infantilism?
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It's depends. Some seasons I can watch up to 10+ shows. Some seasons I can end up watching only 1. I watch on different days rather than all at once so there's some time to breathe. If you watch too much at once you will drive yourself nuts.
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>>115339479
>>115339633
>>115339561
>>115339513

It's almost like people have difference experiences in getting into new anime & manga.
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>>115339561
People like what they like. I can't imagine the kind of person who has indiscriminate taste and just watches everything without respect to genre.

Even with as broad as my tastes are there are still genres I snub and won't pick up on principle.
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It's easy. Make a playlist and run the shows at 1.5x speed while you browse /a/ or do other shit.
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>>115337768
I pick 5 shows per season and marathon what looks interesting later. I'm doing this for 4 years and never burned out.
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>>115339808
It pains me to know that some actually do this. Worse, they make shitty threads because they didn't care enough to pay attention to something that should be dead simple.
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>>115339808
Why even bother picking up shows you clearly aren't interested in?

I never understand this mentality. If a show can't hold my attention, I backlog it for a few months and come back to it later, and if it still does nothing for me I drop it.
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I watch shows I like, if I like more than 20 shows a season, then I'll watch more than 20 shows that season.
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>>115339924
To increase my MAL account.
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>>115339924
The more shows under my belt, the better.
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>>115339800
>I can't imagine the kind of person who has indiscriminate taste and just watches everything without respect to genre.

That's pretty much how it went back with VHS trading. You seem to have this idea that there was always nice neat charts and websites to sift through this or that.
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>>115339800
>I can't imagine the kind of person
Oh, that's easy. They're mystified by the foreignness of anime. For them genres and conventions don't exist, it's just *anime.* It's new and flashy, and they want anything they can suck in. And a lot of times it's because other people like anime and they want to feel like they fit in. These people either drop anime after the novelty wears off or develop an actual feel for what they like.
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>>115340056
VHS days are significantly different than how it is today and really shouldn't be brought up. Finding shows then was hard as fuck and more often than not involved knowing/sucking up to the person that had the tape collection. You watched every fucking thing you dubbed off because who knew when you'd get more new stuff.
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>>115340056
>>That's pretty much how it went back with VHS trading
Yeah well that's not the case now. I'm talking about currently, where you have access to everything that's airing.
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>>115340192
You are correct, but that mentality of just immersing yourself brought up by >>115340082
Still applies.
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Excluding stuff from last season and from my backlog; I'm watching about 15 anime from this season. If I were a NEET I'd pick up more just out of curiosity.

I don't believe I'm burning out, I just don't have as much time to dedicate to anime.
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>>115340256
You have more time than you think, unless you're working 2 jobs and attending school at the same time you have the hours to watch at least 20 shows at a time.

The trick is to cut back on 4chan posting.
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>>115340156
You must be a master detective.
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>>115340363
Maybe he has other hobbies.
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I started in 2012, where I watched about 2 shows a season, 2013 about 8, and this year about 15 per season. I've always spent more time on backlog than the current season.
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For a couple seasons I was downloading every single first episode. It's definitely an interesting thing to do, there's A LOT of shows each season, like 30-40. When you do this, you end up picking up a dozen shows.

But it really burns you out. I don't recommend doing it every season.

This season I'm only watching 5 shows.
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I've checked out the first episode of most shows during certain seasons, and I rarely find more than 10 shows I'm interested in. As a result I've never really burned out from under 2 hours per day of anime. This season I'm picking up these 15 shows, which is the highest I've gone with in a few years. I could probably put up with a few more if I tried but that would be exerting myself.

Mushishi Zoku Part 2
Fate/UBW
Grisaia
Nanatsu no Taizai
Parasyte
Kokkuri-san
Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso
Sora no Method
Shingeki Bahamut
Psycho Pass 2
Danna Ga
WIXOSS S2
Amagi Park
Log Horizon 2
Cross Ange
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>>115341481
No Garo?
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>>115341481
You can drop these
Grisaia
Nanatsu no Taizai
Kokkuri-san
Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso
Sora no Method
Danna Ga
Amagi Park
Cross Ange
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>>115337768
> All these faggots trying to defend their shit taste when they already admitted to watching all the anime of the season because they have no semblance of choice
Just say it, you only watch so many shows because you've never been exposed to one good anime your whole life. Seriously. How can you watch 34+ shows and claim that they're all good and worth simultaneously watching? You're seriously deluded.
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>>115341636
>Dropping Nanatsu and Kokkuri-san
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>>115342103
he's really just a tsundere trying to recommend what anime to watch this season.

>>115341910
>Telling others they have shit taste.
>Posting AoT reaction images.
You're kinda undermining you credibility.
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>>115342103
Both are shit.
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>>115342260
You're shit.
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>>115342239
>Posting AoT reaction images.
I just chose this from my reaction images folder. Never watched the anime. The text was just the most relevant. Was actually gonna use this but decided to save it. OC.
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>>115342239
I find it annoying that a great deal of anime I like make poor sources of reaction pics.
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>>115337768
yea. One season, I just watched 3 and played many games. That season is all that exists in my so called backlog. I haven't the slightest pressure to look at it.
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>>115341636
I can drop any of it anytime but I won't be doing that as long as I'm enjoying them.

>>115341556
I thought it was good up until the CG transformations.
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>>115342375
Which season is it anon, and what 3 shows did you end up watching?
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>>115342315
You too.
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>>115341910
DEADASSS MORSEL -___________________- ya dum dum doofie cacksacking mathafacka FUCK YOU!!!!!!!!

0_o
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>>115342336
I do agree with your point that if folks are actually watching "everything" being released right now they either are desperately trying to pad their MAL or have terrible taste.
Actually I don't even want to say they have terrible taste since even bad taste would cause them to drop at least something.
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What's the fanservice show of the season?
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>>115338519
20 times 20 min (you watch OP and ED of every anime you watch? Maybe 1 or 2 shows, faggot) =400 min over 7 days, which is 57.14 min a day, or almost an hour.

What kind of life do you lead, you know, as a retard?
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>>115342427
Fall of 2013. Watched Yozakura Quartet, Log Horizon and Magi
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>>115343168
No Kyousogiga?
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>>115337768
Yup, whenever it happens, I temporarily drop the seasonal anime and start watching one single one from my backlog. Then I'm getting hyped again for all the episodes of new anime I can watch after finishing
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>>115343265
well, that's the thing, I have so many shows to watch now, I don't have the thought to look back, unless it's highly acclaimed.
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What I do is that I only watch seasonal anime 1 day a week. I always pick up around 12 anime a season so it's not that hard to do.
It's usually Sunday and it's the thing I'm always looking forward the most during weekdays
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>>115337796
>>115337768
I watch maybe half a show a season.
I'm more of a manga fan, really.
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>>115337768

dw OP everyone else here is just weak and burns out too easily or are just doing it wrong

I consider myself a person with pretty damm broad tastes, everything except yaoi I will usually give a try.

Every season I only pick up shows that I think I would like, and even then that list will usually go to about 25~30+ shows. This season for example I started with 34 shows.

However you have to know when to drop stuff. I know friends who have a 'never drop' motto. Even though they can usually tell what shows should be good, sometimes they get stuck with real surprise stinkers. I actually drop shows frequently after the first 3 eps (before if they are really bad) so by the end of a season I usually have finished 15~20 shows. The rest either are on the backlog (if I hear that they improved after dropping) or just consigned to be forgotten.

Also don't force yourself to watch anime at set times. I only watch my most anticipated shows as they are released ASAP, everything else I just leave around till I am in the mood for watching. So usually like 3 or 4 eps per day, dropping down to 1 or maybe even no eps some days, then binge-watching the weekly releases on a Saturday morning. Sometimes if I feel the pacing is slow for a series I leave it for a few weeks then watch multiple eps back to back. Not sticking to a watching schedule may put you a bit behind on series sometimes but I find only watching anime when you feel like it keeps you from being burnt out.
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>>115337768
I keep to about three to six shows per season depending on how good the show is. I will just watch the ones I really want to watch. I will binge an entire season/series a weekend or day off if I got peeked into a show.
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Every 6 months or so I get burnt out.
But it gets better after a good show airs and the cycle recycles.
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you're supposed to drop the ones you don't like
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I'm watching 4 shows this season, I checked my backlog and between all the shows on it there are 1200 episodes to watch, that's roughly 400 hours. Would never get through it if I followed all the mediocre shows every season.



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