Naruto Shippuuden had recently ended its fillers spanning over more than 10 episodes. I stopped watching the fillers midway because I thought there are better shows to watch than to watch some pointless fillers. I should probably tell you that I don’t really mind fillers all that much, it’s only Naruto’s and Bleach’s long fillers that I hate. Now, Naruto Shippuuden has started a new arc which I believe will continue with the actual storyline. I’m tempted to skip the remaining 11 episodes worth of fillers I have not watched, and I most likely will. If I do, I wonder if I could enter the latest episode in the progress section for Naruto Shippuuden at my MAL account…
As I wrestle with the idea, I thought of discussing it here. I’m really, really curious how would you guys handle this.
Technically, it’s lying. It’s not the real progress. That would mean skipping 11 episodes, and that’s a rather big chunk of anime version of Naruto’s story. But I heard awful stories about those fillers. My friends had been telling me that they’re horrible so I really don’t feel like watching at all. What I would do won’t result in any good or bad consequences as far as I can tell, unless I run into a die-hard fan and had trouble discussing Naruto Shippuuden with him or her.
So really there’s no fixed way to this. I can’t tell if it’s okay or not. But I wonder, Naruto Shippuuden aside, would you mark an anime as “complete” if you have skipped some of the episodes or fast-forward a few boring episodes. I believe for a blogger, that would only result in lesser understanding of the actual content of an anime title, therefore unable to discuss well. As an anime fan, one might not be able to cheerfully say “I’ve completed XXX number of series” because the truth is he or she didn’t. Completing a series is supposed to mean sitting through all the episodes. As a casual anime viewer, I don’t think it’s too big a deal. It probably didn’t even matter.
Now I ask you, readers and fellow bloggers. Have you ever marked an anime as “complete” when in reality, you might’ve skipped one or two episodes. Or maybe skipped three or four minutes of an episode (not including OP and ED). What’s your view on this situation?
By the way, I have not decide if I’ll watch the fillers. I’m eager to check out what the Winter 2012 Anime Season has in stored for me at the moment.