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Anime Backlog Habits: What Makes You Prioritise One Series Over Another?

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First World Problems – but hey, everyone’s experienced this. There is simply too much anime out there for one person, no matter how much of a dedicated fan you might be, to watch. So pretty much every anime fan has a backlog or a to-watch list floating around somewhere, whether it’s in your head or written down.

Here’s an interesting thought to ponder: assuming that everything on your backlog is something you want to watch, what makes you prioritise one series over another?

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What Anime Looks Like To People Who Don’t Watch Anime

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I think everyone has experienced that awkward moment when someone who does not watch anime walks in on you watching anime… at the worst possible timing. Damn you, fanservice scenes!

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Spring 2013 Anime Roundup

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As a whole, Spring 2013 was a nod towards the old school. None of the titles captured the best of their respective genres – this will probably be remembered mostly as a spring season of mediocrity across the board – but the pleasant throwbacks to older times made each series pretty worthwhile for the hardcore anime fan. As usual, we got a lot of variety to pick from.

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Is Anime Getting Worse?

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They sure don’t make anime like Cowboy Bebop anymore, that’s for sure.

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Falling in Love with Flawed Anime

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I like Gundam Seed Destiny. Shit taste confirmed?

I’m sure you’ve all done it before: fallen in love with an anime that everyone else you know seems to hate.

So what do you do then? How do you recommend a series that has so many objective flaws? Sometimes, it’s even a little difficult to explain to yourself just why you like something so much.

But hey, love’s an irrational thing. Just as we fall in love with people for all their flaws, so it can be with anime. A genuinely moving, engaging piece of work doesn’t need to lack flaws to be effective at what it is. We’re in it for the experience.

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