How do you keep up with all the shows? (52)

1 Name: Densha Otoko!SGRPrwhmGE 2005-08-06 01:47 ID:4KzjydTs

I like watching anime as much as the next guy on this bbs, however since I have a job and other interests I am increasingly finding it hard to keep up with new shows. For example Bleach, I think I am up to episode 26. Yakitate Japan I am also struggling to keep up with. New shows I want to watch, Eureka 7, Trinity Blood and Speed Grapher I just have no time to download and watch at all!

I also have DVDs of FLCL to watch and I haven't even started on them :(

Have you guys ever been in this situation, and do you have any suggestions for keeping up with anime?

2 Name: MJP 2005-08-06 03:14 ID:Heaven

I have the same situation, basically. I have a full-time job, I go to the gym, I hang out with my girlfriend, etc. I'm a bit behind on GSG vol. 2 and a bunch of manga I just picked up.

My suggestion: two episodes or two manga per day. Keep that steady pace and you'll find yourself back up to speed in no time.

Now if only I could stop the throttling of BT bandwidth on my Internets, I could be at the bleeding edge again... >_<

3 Name: Random Anime Otaku 2005-08-06 06:06 ID:Heaven

>>2 Solution: change ports! :D

4 Name: Random Anime Otaku 2005-08-06 06:39 ID:/uT/MBgT

Girlfriends! Jobs! You guys have quite some nerve!

5 Name: !WAHa.06x36 2005-08-06 10:41 ID:p/q/OrPO

The solution is a to develop a finely tuned sense of snobbery, so that you reject most shows outright, preferrably without having even seen them. This cuts down on viewing time a lot!

6 Name: Random Anime Otaku 2005-08-09 00:53 ID:70zFIljj

Don't sleep.

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13 Name: 水先案名無い人 2005-08-09 17:37 ID:bnvPi2ig

直ぐ削除するのね、ショボーン (´・ω・`)

14 Name: 水先案名無い人 2005-08-09 17:39 ID:bnvPi2ig


15 Name: !!jHlguvSq (Admin) 2005-08-09 17:41 ID:Heaven

16 Name: !.38tuXtuXs 2005-08-10 08:43 ID:KSz9b8Tz

I wonder what the heck was being said anyway. (´・ω・`) shobo-n

17 Name: Random Anime Otaku 2005-08-10 09:32 ID:Heaven

He was flooding tanasinn AA.

18 Name: Random Anime Otaku 2005-08-10 14:04 ID:zB86Y4v+

19 Name: !.38tuXtuXs 2005-08-11 08:58 ID:KSz9b8Tz

>>18 Is that seriously for real? The river ones look like they could be photoshopped though.

I really want to go to those places and see for myself. But this is fit for another thread..

20 Name: Random Anime Otaku 2005-08-11 09:22 ID:Heaven

Don't mind >>18. That link is spammed all over the internet...

21 Name: !.38tuXtuXs 2005-08-12 13:50 ID:KSz9b8Tz

I notice, it's got trackbacks and comments about 5 times longer than the article itself.

Trust 2channelers to twist that into one of their anti-支那 objects...

as for the topic, I do what Waha does as well, just ignore most shows which I can easily streotype as thigns I hate, if it' sreally that good then I'll hear about it and see. Most anime is not worth watching really, all that moe shit and all.

22 Name: Random Anime Otaku 2005-08-15 05:08 ID:o9DVW2S7

easy just get all the dvds you can from the respective companys at once, much like people can get dvds from say adv/bandai/funimation months before they reach the shops, since said people are loved

then watch them

23 Name: Random Anime Otaku 2005-11-16 00:39 ID:6GYk4PVl


Not so easy. I think having the money to buy them, and having the time to watch them all might be part of the problem.

24 Name: Random Anime Otaku 2005-11-16 01:40 ID:Heaven

What the hell is >>22 talking about?

25 Name: Random Anime Otaku 2005-11-16 03:07 ID:pXFn+8TG

where is your otaku pride! make time to watch it all.

26 Name: Random Anime Otaku 2005-11-16 13:56 ID:Heaven


Money, you know, that thing that pays bills and living costs? I need a job for that, and that takes time. I've also got a social life to maintain . That all takes time. ;)

27 Name: yuri! 2005-11-16 14:07 ID:Heaven

if you have no time then make it i allways have a few dayz of sleep while my shows download so i can marathon them for an entire weekend!

28 Name: Random Anime Otaku 2005-11-16 14:37 ID:Heaven


You are not >>22. For one, you actually capitalize your sentences, and use punctuation.

29 Name: Random Anime Otaku 2005-11-17 06:49 ID:Heaven


Err, oops? :P

30 Name: Random Anime Otaku 2005-11-18 01:52 ID:He28fKPG

I bring my laptop with me and watch an episode or two when I get a chance.

31 Name: Random Anime Otaku 2005-11-19 04:23 ID:hVmnL1XF

my solution: i barely watch any anime

32 Name: Random Anime Otaku 2005-11-19 04:34 ID:lLiJGjgs

Two words: hikki NEET

33 Name: Random Anime Otaku 2005-11-19 05:36 ID:oEoHEVRr


With the fall season well underway, I'm actually finding it hard to keep up for the first time in a while. Especially since my connection blows and it takes 1½-2 hours to get a single episode.

34 Name: KJI!XDpPLAUYlQ 2005-11-21 14:39 ID:2FkXdrqO

>>32 hits the spot on the mark.

As for me, my current strategy is to watch an hour or so worth of stuff any night I have free time.

Besides that, I usually stay up for a few extra hours Friday and Saturday night(maybe 3-4 each) catching up on anything I'm still behind on, or things I just want/feel like watching, sleeping late the next day.

Of course, I'm currently too busy with school to have a job. (:p)
...And what's a girl friend?

35 Name: Random Anime Otaku 2005-11-22 16:53 ID:PscM8Plk

Sometimes it's fun to not watch anime

36 Name: yuri! 2005-11-23 02:09 ID:Heaven

i sometimes get something then not watching for about 2 to 3 months because the weather is't verry suited to it!

37 Name: Random Anime Otaku 2005-11-26 05:39 ID:o9DVW2S7

easy, just speand 2-3 hours of watching anime a day. i know i do, more so at night, if i cant be bothered doing anything

38 Name: Random Anime Otaku 2005-12-03 18:09 ID:2FkXdrqO

lol @ the google ad at the top:

Missed an Episode?
Download Rurouni Kenshin episodes to
watch at any time!

39 Name: Random Anime Otaku 2005-12-04 07:56 ID:Heaven



40 Name: BB : 2006-05-31 21:30 ID:1ef6uCyx


You think you have it bad? 7 hours per episode, with a share ratio over 5.0. Beat that.

41 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2006-06-01 04:50 ID:/FKWZmHi

I don't think I can keep up now...I wanted to watch Black Lagoon and Zegapain but found it hard to find the time to download all the eps comin out...along with my exisiting list I need to download which includes Anime and TV shows!


42 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2006-06-01 16:48 ID:Tz/uQP3r

41>> Okay, what do you mean, find the time to download? Do you only leave your system up and downloading when you're home?

43 Name: Not 41 : 2006-06-01 19:23 ID:q/hn0d4Z

Not everyone has exclusive access to their computer, or the desire to leave it on 24/7.

44 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2006-06-01 19:25 ID:Tz/uQP3r

<shudders> The horror! :P

45 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2006-06-03 05:55 ID:q/hn0d4Z

Lately I've been relying more on youtube instead of torrents, especially for sampling and following the long running shonen anime. No waiting and the quality is... well, the subs are legible. If I really like it or it has exceptional art/animation then I'll get the torrent.

46 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2006-06-20 19:35 ID:fETWewWB

Good thinking, youtube might be an idea. I'd normally go by the reccomendations of fellow Otaku if I'm unsure of what to watch at any given time, not that something like that happens very often I'd watch almost anything in the last 12 months I've gone through almost a terabyte of anime excluding my dvds. But that's 'cause I can download and watch anime in work. I'm sure the ppl on this thread can give reccomendations on what to watch to the initiator of this thread if he gives an idea of what kind of shows he likes. But if time is the problem there is little one can do bar missing out on sleep or getting some kind of personal media player and sneeking episodes in here and there. Sadly I'm guilty of both of the previous omg i have no life.

47 Name: Gendou : 2006-06-21 17:55 ID:QCtnU2Mv

  • Dump all your friends
  • Skip work when you fall behind
  • Keep everything on your hard drive for easy access: over the course of a year, the time it takes you to fish out a DVD once a day is enough to watch 3.2 extra anime episodes.

48 Name: Kira : 2006-06-21 18:33 ID:WLxEtrNm

well i usually just download episodes whenever they come out, and then like i gradually try to watch them. im a college student but right nowis summer so i have time to watch it right now. i usually can watch 4 episodes or something over a day (for some reason if i watch it in a row, i get really sleepy -_-) so i gradually catch up to an anime, but ya i still have a lot that i want to watch...

49 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2006-06-21 19:36 ID:Heaven

Friends are useless so you should get rid of those. I understand that you have to work but can't you cut it down to part-time? Having a girlfriend is fine and dandy, but only as long as the time you spend with her is earned back by the time she spends cooking, cleaning and doing the laundry for you. This is the perfect trade-off.

50 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2006-06-23 03:01 ID:Heaven

Friends are useful for saving download bandwidth.

51 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2006-06-23 09:08 ID:19S3KgA8

I tried to break up with my gf coz I didn't have enough to watch animes in the weekends

52 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2006-06-23 14:07 ID:3F1nimzq

Ideal Otaku declarations.

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