Number of watched anime

Discussion in 'General Anime Discussion' started by redang, Oct 11, 2019.

  1. redang

    redang New Member

    Posted by redang on Oct 11, 2019
    Hey all, this is my first post on this site so I hope it is received well! I have always been an avid anime watcher (I will give almost anything a try within reason); but six years ago I became bed/wheel chair bound and have really ramped up my anime watching. I have watched about 277 shows, which this site says is over 7000 episodes. I wanted to look up online how much is a good number to have watched and these sites are claiming that they have people who have watched over 1000 anime easy! Are there really a lot of people who have watched that many anime, or are they just talking big? I mean I can imagine maybe one or two big otaku peeps getting close to that, but MANY? Anyway, thanks for letting me intrude on your time if you actually read this. I would gladly accept friend requests in the hopes I can see your lists of anime, and find some new ones to watch.

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  2. RascaI

    RascaI Well-Known Member

    Posted by RascaI on Oct 11, 2019
    according to my list i've watched almost half a thousand anime, which is bonkers. But to answer your question, it's not likely most of those people actually watched 1000+ full length anime series. Even an anime music video or TV special counts as a watched anime here, as well as second seasons of things, so it could be piles of fluff on top of the series they're watching.
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  3. rekindled

    rekindled Well-Known Member

    Going by 'total watched' or 'total episodes' isn't a meaningful metric as Turkey pointed out there are a lot of shorts, specials, music videos etc that can inflate both of these. You can always check someones "life on anime" as that will give you a better indication exactly how much time they've spent on anime.

    Now, there are a lot more than "1 or 2" people who have legitimately watched that much anime. You have to keep in mind that some people have been at this consistently (or close to it) for decades now. Whether that's 'many' or not depends how you define many, but it's certainly not unheard of. I mean I've spent 5 months of time on anime (more than 3600 hours watched) and I can name at least a two dozen people off the top of my head that exceed that.
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  4. niotabunny

    niotabunny Well-Known Member

    seen over 8k with what this site has to offer up per list wise (however once it's added I tend to add it). got to remember some of those are just music videos, short episodes or even shorts to begin with. so, those can really run down pretty quickly. some anime have episodes that are less than 5 minutes, some that are less than a minute. you can watch a lot of those for free right here on AP. but I use anime as an escape, always have. when I'm stressed I turn to binge streaming. as I've progressed I'm able to simulcast a lot per season. my list isn't fake, but many consider it as such.

    also, sorry about your health related issues. but I'm a major otaku of animation from anywhere. if it catches my attention I'm going to be watching it sooner or later. Korean, China, Japan, America and beyond, I prefer animation over live action. I don't have cable so that can seriously help in my streaming. I rarely watch anything else. I'll game and play online, but streaming animation of some sort is basically my passion. always has been, I didn't even realize it was anime until much later in my streaming/watching. I was researching and wasn't even aware I was watching something from another country. then, after that, I went wild with the opening and haven't stopped. I'm also an avid speed reader so that could probably help with the subs. and yes, I have been at this most of my life, animation of sorts has always appealed to me more than live action has. and I do rewatch things but I don't bother with the xnumber, I only do first watch.

    bit of advice: just pace yourself, don't become overwhelmed or feel you must force yourself to watch it if you don't like it, or feel like it. if it doesn't interest you, don't feel bad about this. if you do enjoy it, then watch away of course. just remember, losing sleep (sleep deprivation) is a bad thing, so don't doze off while watching you might miss something! just have fun, some have a short list, others don't. don't let this bother you none, go at your pace, that's what matters most.
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  5. Kruszer

    Kruszer Well-Known Member

    I am at 2,021 here at the moment, though my MAL list is up to 2,337 which is the more accurate number. This was all accumulation from over 22 years of watching stuff though. I'm 37 this year and I've been watching anime since I was 12. The longer you watch, the more your list grows, so those with larger lists are probably just older veteran fans who have been at it longer.
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  6. BurntJelly

    BurntJelly Well-Known Member

    861 watched
    654 dropped
    1506 total

    Awe... now I'm sad. My drop rate has decreased to 43% (was 45%) :crying:
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    JEKYLLnHYDE Well-Known Member

    im 43 and the first anime's i watched as a kid (about 4 or 5 years old) were Vicky the viking and battle of the planets, tho at the time i had no idea what anime was.
    in short iv been watching anime for nearly 40 years.
    according to my watched list i'm at 200 anime's (films and shows and there following seasons mostly. i don't go in for the music shorts, tho there is 1 on my list for bohemian rhapsody)
    i'm very strict about my watched list so there's nothing on there i haven't legit watched, however i don't always remember to add rewatch's so my time watching anime is actually less than it should be (iv watched GitS stand alone complex seasons 1 and 2 atleast 10 times each but have only got it down for 4) , same goes for the studio ghibli films.)
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  8. redang

    redang New Member

    Posted by redang on Oct 14, 2019
    Thank you all for the replies! Great to hear from you!
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  9. Warpuppy

    Warpuppy Well-Known Member

    I'm at 150 right now, but I have been binge watching a lot lately so I will catch up to the average soon. From what I have seen the average on this site is around 250.
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  10. Corsair

    Corsair Well-Known Member

    im around 750 watched over the last 10 years.
  11. OkamiHime95

    OkamiHime95 Well-Known Member

    According to my list so far, I've watched 53 anime, (I want to increase the number, but have been going through personal stuff...) dropped 8, and stalled like 43. (Which I do plan on picking back up again, when possible.)
  12. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Posted by Guest on Nov 21, 2019
    You drop anime?
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  13. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Posted by Guest on Nov 21, 2019
    Yo... wat? 13,000 won't watch? What are you even doing here? o_o
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  14. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Posted by Guest on Nov 21, 2019
    Like Boku no Pico?
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  15. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Posted by Guest on Nov 21, 2019
    Popee the Performer then.
  16. Oscar90

    Oscar90 Well-Known Member

    I just got to 513, and I'm hoping to finish off the year with more watched than last year.
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  17. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Posted by Guest on Nov 22, 2019
    Have I ever led you astray?
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  18. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Posted by Guest on Nov 22, 2019
    A stranger is just a friend you haven't taken candy from yet.
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  19. Dellsimkin

    Dellsimkin Member

    Hey and welcome, I actually came in to start a new thread because I have 20 episodes left to win a challenge I was given at a discussion at an Anime convention.
    (November 22 2019, I finished my 699th Anime Rating on Anime-Planet. (all Dubbed, as it was a condition of the challenge given to me at a Anime Con) So, including that I have re-watched many, either because a new season would release and I like to start back at episode 1 as a refresher before starting a new season, or that I just like watching my favorite shows again, many I've seen 6 or 7 times. My total Episodes viewed is 23,771. My goal is to have watched then star rate on 'My Life on Anime' over 700 by 2020 based on the challenge in 2012. From a mixed discussion of how to get new people to our anime world and Subbed vs Dubbed debate (I suggested that we started picking nights at are different gaming venues for role playing and card games since some of them had TVs that we start having a dubbed anime night people just in there hanging out waiting for other people that show up to play Magic. Somehow it turned into there's not enough good dubbed animes to do that so it never happened) the 3 day Hamacon anime convention in Huntsville AL. The actual challenge it's quite detailed. To add to this single post. However if anyone would like to hear the whole story or requirements and reasons that it came about. I can add it and comments if anyone asks and I believe it's in my bio on my profile but my profile is extraordinary long now that I updated it. Considering it was two paragraphs for 4 years when I first joined anime planet. Yes I watch Subs as well but I use a different list for those.

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