All at once or just one at a time?

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All at once or just one at a time?

Postby Adv1sor » Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:26 am

get your mind out of the gutter

I'm watching Bakuman. I just finished HS of the Dead. And I've watched other series as they've been released.

I've also devoted weekends to watching and re-watching entire series all in one sitting.

The impact of watching a series in one sitting is great. I can lose myself in the anime and take on the entire story, from start to finish. It's a great way to experience good anime. Of course, on the down side, you have to give up a big chunk of time and, of course, you have to wait for the entire series to be available (if it's something new). I have to admit, I've never waited...

So, what's your preference? All at once or just one at a time?
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Re: All at once or just one at a time?

Postby TEKnician » Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:50 pm

Watch ONE all at once from start to end then another one L8tr. If it be new, whenever a new on comes out, watch the two preceding episodes before you see the new one so as to make it feel more fluent. :shock:

I watched Eureka Seven from start to end three times. I have also seen Immortal Grand Prix from start to end (but only once). :book:

I actually prefer anime that don't run on forever (like Bleach, Naruto, and ESPECIALLY One Piece).
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Re: All at once or just one at a time?

Postby Enigma » Tue Oct 26, 2010 2:08 pm

I always watch my anime whenever i buy it, don't like getting an episode and waiting another week for the next one.
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Re: All at once or just one at a time?

Postby BasharOfTheAges » Tue Oct 26, 2010 2:19 pm

I like to grab entire series and watch them over the course of a weekend or over a week after work. I stopped following long active series (Bleach, One Piece, Naruto) about 3 years ago and could never really stand following a standard 13-episode season on a week-to-week mode. My media center is littered with the first couple of episodes of shows that groups dropped or had pulled. Need to clean all that up when I get a chance actually... Finishing shows also helps with keeping focused on plots - especially if everything you're watching tends to meld together from overused character and plot concepts.
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Re: All at once or just one at a time?

Postby CodeZTM » Tue Oct 26, 2010 2:45 pm

Well, it primarily depends.

1) If it's a 26 or less series, then I watch in one sitting, usually on the weekends or before I start working on an AMV to see what scenes I can work with.
2) If it's a week/week release basis [like DRR! or Angel Beats was], then I usually set aside one day to watch them.
3) If it's an ongoing series [like Pokemon], then I usually end up DVR'ing it and watching it on the sme day that I watch the week/week basis shows and catch up if that day is several weeks after air date.
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Re: All at once or just one at a time?

Postby Athena » Wed Oct 27, 2010 3:58 am

Prefer, with rare exceptions to watch series an episode or two a day until I run out. I haven't done the fansub week by week thing in at least a year, and that was because I was one of the translators doing it, so I sorta had to. :P

TV shows I watch week to week, but I am even pickier about what TV shows I watch each season than I am about anime. Right now I am watching:

Mad Men (well, it was over last week)
Glee
NCIS
NCIS: LA
Bones
The Mentalist

I started Tower Prep, and while I like the concept, I think being on Cartoon Network means it won't be anywhere near as edgy as I want it to be. If it doesn't pick up by episode five, I'll probably wait until Season 1 is complete and watch it all at once.

I also tend to watch entire semesters of class lectures on philosophy (and do the readings) in a few weeks, rather than three months, but that just makes me stranger than even this crowd. >_>
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Re: All at once or just one at a time?

Postby EkaCoralian » Wed Oct 27, 2010 7:30 am

I'd like to say all at once, but I end up having so little time for I'm normally watching maximum 4 at a time.
2 of which I'll be watching during the week.
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Re: All at once or just one at a time?

Postby Veldrin » Thu Oct 28, 2010 1:14 am

If I really like it, I prefer to watch one to two episodes a day for a shorter series so I can draw it out more. If I am just watching it because its sorta intresting or someone said "you must watch this or you're not weeaboo" then I might power through a good ammount. I guess it just depends. I guess if I had to classify myself I would be in the 'one at a time' category.

Then again who has the time to watch full series in one sitting? Maybe I am just busy.

Also watching an entire series is easy to do when it's raining. Thats the best time for slice of life.
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Re: All at once or just one at a time?

Postby kenisama » Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:34 am

Given the means to... I'll soak up an entire day to a marathon, though that rarely happens, I prefer it that way
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Re: All at once or just one at a time?

Postby sawalover » Sun Oct 31, 2010 3:08 pm

When I first started watching anime, it was common for me to watch them on a weekly basis, whenever an episode came out. But recently I prefer watching them in chunks of at least 3-4 episodes, 'cause it's really hard to concentrate on delve into the story when having only one episode at your disposal. It would be amazing to always have the time (and stamina! : D) to watch an entire series in one sitting but sadly it's rarely possible. Still, I love the idea of making marathons and watching series with my friends whenever it is possible, it would probably be my choice of action if it was always possible.
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Re: All at once or just one at a time?

Postby Force-Attuned_Krogoth » Tue Nov 30, 2010 9:11 pm

Typically, I watch 1-4 episodes of whatever I feel like every day. I bounce around a lot, usually with 4-5 shows in progress at any time and normally don't watch all four from the same show. But if a story arc is particularly engaging, I'll watch it in one sitting. And some shows work better when watched that way. Worst show to watch on a weekly basis? Kaiji.
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Re: All at once or just one at a time?

Postby Qyot27 » Tue Nov 30, 2010 9:59 pm

For current seasons, I generally go with the once-a-week bit, although I might watch a couple of different shows in a night (if they're all available at the same time, anyway). For series that have already completed or are at least somewhat along, my choice of watching one ep a sitting or watching several (or marathoning) is based more on how enjoyable it is for me to watch and how engrossed I get in it. The more compelling it is, the more likely I am to not mind going on a binge.
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Re: All at once or just one at a time?

Postby macchinainterna » Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:38 am

It depends. There are anime I can watch in one sitting, and have. Then there are others I struggle through.

Some of the anime I've seen in one sitting have been Chrono Crusade, Gunslinger Girl, Baccano!, Black Lagoon, and Last Exile.

Some of the ones that took me forever to get through are Galaxy Railways, Beck, Jubei Chan (First Series), and The Twelve Kingdoms.

Ones I flat out gave up on - Excel Saga, Canaan, Kikaider, Naruto, Code Geass, Lucky Star, Clannad, Corpse Princess, Devil May Cry, and FMA: Brotherhood (But I will try this one again someday).
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Re: All at once or just one at a time?

Postby Adv1sor » Mon Dec 06, 2010 2:52 pm

macchinainterna wrote:Ones I flat out gave up on - Excel Saga, Canaan, Kikaider, Naruto, Code Geass, Lucky Star, Clannad, Corpse Princess, Devil May Cry, and FMA: Brotherhood (But I will try this one again someday).
You may want to give Excel another try :twisted:
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Re: All at once or just one at a time?

Postby Adv1sor » Mon Dec 06, 2010 2:53 pm

Follow up on Excel Saga, watch it in English, no subs. This is an anime that should be seen, not read. Also, you aren't supposed to understand everything she is saying when she rants...
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