Konnichiwa, Mikuites! As I mentioned in an earlier post, when I watch a new anime series, I preview it before committing myself to watching the whole thing. I almost always watch 2 eps before I decide to drop it or not…no more, no less. Although, I’ve heard people tend to watch 3 eps, for whatever reason.
I came up with 2, because when I first started watching anime that’s what I used to think was equivalent to an hour, but I learned that by skipping the OP and ED it’s only about 40 min. Still, I stick to 2 eps, because if I watch 3, that’s already 1/4 of the series –– assuming that it’s a 12-ep series, which it typically is –– so I feel that I might as well finish it.
IF I continue to watch after 2 eps, 99% of the time I’ll complete the whole series (that’s a fact). It’s very rare for me to drop a series after watching more than 2 eps, no matter how BAD it is.
How many episodes do you watch before deciding to drop an anime?