Is there a best way to consume Anime? – Binge vs. Episodic

I’ve been watching a lot of anime these past few weeks. Some of it out of pure enjoyment, some out of the tense obligation I’ve created for myself to write a series in which I review three episodes of a new anime and decide whether I want to continue it or not. During this time, I’ve found myself jumping onto my favourite series as soon as an episode comes out, catching them once a week.

While other shows have been ones I’ve just watched back to back to back. Doing all of this, I’ve noticed that how I respond to an anime does seem to be impacted by how I consume it. In fact, there have been some shows I’ve really loved this year that I’m not sure I would have felt the same way about had I not binged a ton of it beforehand before catching up.

So it begs the question, is there a “better” way to watch anime?

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Anime 3 Episode Rule – Summer 2020: Uzaki-Chan Wants to Hang Out!

This one’s something of a new experience for me; seeing a manga I’m already familiar with getting an anime adaptation. I’m probably past the point now where I can pretend I’m some kind of newcomer to the aniblogging world and I might just have to accept that I don’t actually have a clue what I’m talking about most of the time. Now I’ve said it I can never go back…

But I had an anime to talk about right.

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Anime 3 Episode Rule – Summer 2020: Deca-Dence

When a series presents you with a jarring reveal after already selling you on a tone or setting, there are generally two extreme responses. Some would reject it flat out, maybe feeling as if the show had betrayed a trust by making them feel invested in a particular thing before pulling the rug from underneath them. The other reaction would be to accept this crazy twist with open arms as a sign the show is doing something out of the ordinary. To be a little different in a world of tropes and archetypes.

Which category will I fall under you think?

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