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This is a very crucial thing for any anime watcher and aniblogger with limited time on their hands. I mean let’s face it like Anime News Network points out, we, all have crazy anime backlogs to look forward to constantly. There is so much wonderful anime content waiting to be discovered that I don’t think many of us will ever be able to get to it all in our lifetimes. To that I cry!
For a 12 episode anime series dropping an anime at the 3 or 4 episode marks makes perfect sense. Here is why; your time is precious. No matter what you should be enjoying yourself to the fullest for any episode you watch and if you have to watch an anime series until it takes off you should be aware there are anime that are capable of being entertaining from the very beginning to their last. So why suffer through it? It is perfectly, OK, this is your time. Drop it if you must. I think many of us get caught up in trying to sympathize with an anime and the staff behind it but at the end of the day, the fault, is with the anime for not impressing you enough.
As for longer anime series many are correct it is unfair to drop a series when it is too long but if we are talking 50 episodes then giving 25 episodes a chance could be key. This goes for old anime since current anime usually get broken up into seasons or 12 episode runs. Not many get a set of 24 episodes to begin with. Now as for Bleach, Naruto, Pokemon, Dragonball Z, One Piece, and Sailor Moon those are anime exceptions. They cannot exactly be dropped if you want to see the overall story but you will have to be willing to stick with investing all your anime watching time on those so much you may have a hard time of ever seeing the seasonal anime that have greater variety to offer. Some that I would argue are even better but are just shorter in length that these well-established anime.
Dropping anime is ideal for 12 episodes at a standard of 3 episodes but even I sometimes give a series a chance at 4 episodes (I’m so naive). Longer series can have a set standard of being watched for half the episode count a series may contain. These are good guidelines but many are entitled to their own ideals on how anime dropping works. All that said what are your thoughts? When do you drop anime be it for a 12 episode series or for a longer series? To add some food for thought, check out, Yokurama‘s thoughts on anime dropping via Youtube. Like him I believe dropping an anime series after one episode is a big no-no, unless, it is so bad then sure why not?
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