Recently, I’m addicted to Castle. Yes, you heard me right. Castle. It’s the crime-solving TV series and no where near close to being anime. So why am I telling you this when majority of my readers are here for some anime chit-chat? Because I was watching Castle marathon-style from the first until the third season these past weeks and I find it hard to tear myself away from it until now (the time of writing this post).
The thing about watching a completed series is we can go on and on without stopping until we, well, complete the series or bored of it (like how I am with Castle right now). Depending on the length and addictiveness of the series, and the amount of free time we have, I’d say we may be able to complete a series fastest within 24 hours, slowest erm…a century…
For the Summer season anime listing, I feel like I’d rather watch all of them on weekly basis except for Kokoro Connect. Series like Tari Tari, Uta Koi is probably best watched weekly basis because they are not strong in terms of plot. They are both enjoyable in their own way, but they aren’t addictive. It’s something that I’ll watch and then forget later. They don’t occupy a lot in my thoughts.
The reason why I say Kokoro Connect would have a better impact for me should I watch it marathon-style is because I kept screaming (not literally) every time an episode is over. Or Another (this suddenly popped into my mind because I was literally screaming at the end of each episode), is another series best watched marathon-style.
Remember sometime in July there are three anime I set as goals to complete this year? They’re all completed series, but I didn’t marathon Welcome to the NHK and I’m currently watching Arakawa Under the Bridge series non-marathon-style too. However, I finished Paradise Kiss in two days. There’s something about the series that keeps me wanting more, keeps pulling me back.
In the end though, what prompts me to choose to watch a series’ episodes consecutively is the addictiveness of the series. The kind that makes waiting a pain and I want more instantly. The kind in which a storytelling is smoother when told as a whole. This point itself leads me to watch Bakuman marathon-style. It’s worth the wait, I tell you.
All that above is just me – my style, my taste, my choice. What about you? Which style do you prefer? Or do you have any specific methods in choosing how? Care to share?