View Full Version : how much time do you spend watching anime in a single given day?
04-18-2006, 02:42 PM
Before the wisecracks pour in, yes, it includes both night-time and day-time for single given day.
So, do you ever notice how much anime you actually watch in a single given day?
If so, how much time do you spend watching anime? 1-hr? 2-hrs? more?
04-18-2006, 02:54 PM
Shiiit man, this varies so immensely that I can't even confidently fake an average. Often it's... well, nothing. Most days I can't watch any anime.
Other times I might marathon something for like 10-15 hours /images/graemlins/sweat000.gif
But to try anyway... on "average" it probably comes out to less than an episode a day, particularly right now. This will change in the summer... I hope.
04-18-2006, 03:04 PM
Well, I manage to squeeze an hour of anime watching(2 ~ 2 1/2 eps) at lunch time at work. at home I might squeeze another hour, on weekends it's more difficult because of house work /images/graemlins/stunned1.gif
04-18-2006, 03:19 PM
I do 99% of my anime DVD watching at night and usually for between 1 or 2 hours or until I get too tired.
If, as I am doing at the minute, I'm following a lot of shows on fansub then I watch those on the computer during the day and that will usually be for an hour or two.
04-18-2006, 03:36 PM
One half hour to two hours on schooldays. Fortunately that's just Monday through Thursday and I'm off at 12 on Thursdays /images/graemlins/wink.gif I think I rarely go past two or three hours even on weekends though. I just tend to hit two hours more frequently on Fridays and Saturdays. The show will have to be particularly good if I do so.
I never marathon. I can't stand doing that with anything really.
04-18-2006, 03:40 PM
Most days and weeks I watch no anime at all. If I do, it's usually at night when I feel "finished" and more relaxed. If anime is watched during the day it is usually fansubs on my computer.
04-18-2006, 03:43 PM
Right now I'm averaging less than an episode a day since I haven't been able to see anything for a while... my backlog has grown huge /images/graemlins/knowital.gif
04-18-2006, 03:47 PM
On average, it's usually less than one episode a day and maybe about 3-5 episodes a week, if at all. It's partially due to my own viewing habits of taking my time to watch the series that I own and also from lack of time or energy these days. On any particular day, on my own, I usually don't watch more than 3 or 4, possibly maybe even 5 episodes of different anime series and that would be usually all I watch for the week. I think the most amount of episodes of anime I ever watched in a single day was only somewhere around maybe 9 or 10 episodes when my brother wanted to marathon one of my anime series that I've already seen (A Little Snow Fairy Sugar) and didn't mind seeing it again myself. As for today, I think I'm going to be able to squeeze in an episode or two of anime viewing.
04-18-2006, 04:09 PM
On workdays it's hardly any, I keep up with accquistions and tend to watch hours at weekends if I've nothing else to do.
Certain shows will get pirority though and I'll put aside everything to watch it as soon as I've got it.
04-18-2006, 04:15 PM
I watch about 2-3hrs a day, Netflix is a beautiful thing. Usually it's 1 DVD and some subs on the comp.
04-18-2006, 04:20 PM
When I work it's about 8-9 hours at work. When im at home it varies greatly but when I really choose to watch anime I can get through a 26 episode series and more.
04-18-2006, 04:48 PM
Usually one or two eps on workdays and weekends since I'm currently dieting for competition and choose not to go out, I'll watch up to 6 to 7 hrs of anime
04-18-2006, 05:13 PM
Currently, I get through two episodes in a day, one of a series I'm rewatching, one of a new series. On the weekdays, I watch in the evening. On the weekend, I usually don't watch any more, but I move my viewing time to the morning or afternoon.
04-18-2006, 05:24 PM
Between 0 to an hour depending on how much time I have.
04-18-2006, 05:30 PM
Depends. Most days its none. On days I do, though, its usually at least 1-2 hours (almost always watch a full disk at a time), with the occasional times, like holidays from work, where I'll watch 4-6 hours or more straight.
For the record? Hmmm...probably 10 hours or so when I've marathoned a whole 26 ep series in a single day.
On average? All time record? Heck, I dunno. It varies so wildly now. Lately I'll go for almost a week without watching anything, then when I find a free evening I'll marathon shows for 4 or 5 hours until bedtime. It depends really. I used to take in an average of an hour or two a day.
04-18-2006, 06:38 PM
I usually make time for about two hours a day of anime. The rest of my 'watching time' normally goes on Kung-Fu/Samurai films.
However, some days can be more and some can be less.
04-18-2006, 06:39 PM
Depends. If I picked up something new and interesting, I'll watch up to 2-3 hours in one sitting. No more than that really. But I don't really watch anime "daily".
04-18-2006, 07:50 PM
On days that I work I average about two and a half hours.
Other days it could be anywhere from four to eight hours.
I also spend about one hour a day reading manga.
That may not be quite as much as it seems considering that I do not watch any television at all. And I have gotten to the point where I seldom watch anything other than anime on DVD.
04-18-2006, 08:20 PM
1-2 hours and on certain weekends, I marathon.
The Pirate Queen
04-18-2006, 08:52 PM
An hour or two, usually. I have many other things to watch, which lately involve men in naval uniforms on big ships. Also pirates.
04-18-2006, 09:07 PM
The average is about 1 to 2 hours. I've had a few small marathons of late though, thanks to my finally getting the seventh box of Maison Ikkoku, and taking in Escaflowne for the first time.
04-18-2006, 09:18 PM
About 1 hour to 1.5 hours. Every other day.
04-18-2006, 09:28 PM
My Anime viewing habits vary, but I usually watch Anime 2-3 times a week on TV or DVD. When I do watch Anime I usually watch for about 2-3 hours at a time.
04-18-2006, 09:30 PM
Anywhere from no time at all to five or six hours. On average, though, I'd say that I watch a couple of episodes per night.
04-18-2006, 09:33 PM
Weekdays - 2 to 4 episodes.
Weekend days - 4 to 10 episodes or a Movie.
04-18-2006, 09:45 PM
On average, about an 1 - 2 hours per day.
04-18-2006, 10:08 PM
46-48 minutes, excluding movie nights, which depend on how long the movie is.
04-18-2006, 10:12 PM
As with so many others it varies. I don't exactly get up and think "All right I'll only watch this much today". So no I can't give an average or whatever. It's not something I study. Heck if I were to study it then I'd probably should wonder if I'm spending too much time on it. Or maybe I'm afraid to realize that.
04-18-2006, 10:14 PM
I maybe only watch 4-5 episodes (one disc) every four weeks.
04-18-2006, 11:22 PM
I usually watch 1 to 2 hours a day, since I only watch things at night.
04-18-2006, 11:25 PM
I used to watch a lot more anime, before other things started taking up my time, but I'm going to try and get back into it again.
I used to watch a couple hours on the days that I worked, and then about 4-5 on my weekends.
04-18-2006, 11:36 PM
1 hour on busy workdays
2 hours on moderate workdays
5 hours on holidays
04-18-2006, 11:52 PM
It's pretty sporadic at this point. There's been a lot of days lately when I don't watch any anime at all. This is particularly due to school eating up a lot of time (I have to stay up on campus for a while because I am dropped off and picked up only once, and on Monday and Wednesday that is almost all day when I'm up there) and also because I've been spending a lot of time of the Internet. I think the addiction for me is not merely anime, but the combination of anime and the WWW. /images/graemlins/stunned0.gif I've been able to pace myself quite well though since I haven't been collecting much either. Usually when I do get around to watching something I'll watch about a whole volume's worth in a day, or sometimes a few episodes a day when watching with my sister. Sometimes on weekends or holidays (if I have a lot of free time), I'll watch for several hours a day.
04-19-2006, 12:07 AM
I try and watch one episode a day, so I'll go with a half hour on average (give or take a few minutes). Sometimes I may watch more, but you asked for average time right /images/graemlins/sweat000.gif?
04-19-2006, 12:23 AM
If I have nothing else to do, I usually watch one disc per night. Well to clarify, right now for example I'm rewatching Planetes and by "marathoning" I'm watching each disc every following night until I reach the end and then I'll either rewatch something else, or take a break from anime and find something else to do.
To simply answer the question, about two hours. /images/graemlins/tongue.gif
04-19-2006, 02:01 AM
I haven't been watching a lot of anime lately. In fact, it's rare these days that I even crank out one episode a day.
But it varies. I'm sure there will be a time soon where I watch more anime.
04-19-2006, 02:45 AM
I typically watch about 4 episodes a day, which is about 1 hour and 20 minutes. If I have a lot of good stuff that came in though I will often watch about 15 episodes.
04-19-2006, 02:47 AM
Oddly, I watch the most anime while I'm at work. I know, I know...there are people who want to kill me for that statement. /images/graemlins/wink.gif Seriously though, I can get anywhere from one to twelve or so episodes in a night, if I'm in the mood for it that is. Some nights though, I'm just not feeling it.
Recently, I thought that by buying World of Warcraft, I might cut down on the amount of money I'd be spending on anime quite a bit, since the game would monopolize most of my free time. Yeah...that didn't work. All that did was make my backlog grow that much faster. Must...watch more...at work...
Now, if you'll excuse me, I have some Urusei Yatsura to watch...while getting paid. /images/graemlins/devil.gif
04-19-2006, 10:43 AM
I don't watch anime much due to school. Between my major (pharmacy), my fraternity, and the rugby team, I take in episodes only when I have time. This year I have taken in about 80 TV episodes or so (with a bulk watched on Christmas vacation).
So far this year I've gotten to see: Legend of Black Heaven, Macross, Ranma 1/2: Anything Goes Martial Arts (rewatch), and various other OAVs etc.
04-19-2006, 10:45 AM
I don't get the opporunity to watch anime ever day, but on the days that I do, I'll usually watch an hour or two before going to bed.
04-19-2006, 10:49 AM
It really depends for me.
If I'm getting the next volume in the series, it gets watched in one go (so usually 3-4 episodes depending on how it's released).
There are special cirumstances though. For the Escaflowne release, it was watched over an entire weekend.
But most anime is done in about 2 hours per viewing, usually 2-3 times a week.
04-19-2006, 10:52 AM
Pretty much all my spare time, as sad as that sounds.
I work nights, 9pm to 6am. I sleep 6am to 12pm. Rest of the time, when I'm not busy with house/family/social stuff, is watching anime.
04-19-2006, 01:18 PM
Right now about 3hr on workdays and at least 12hr on my days off. Eventually I get into Star trek again or reading then it will be a lot less. I have a one track mind sometimes.
04-19-2006, 01:26 PM
It varies greatly, but if I'm at home I'm probably watching anime. I just like to have something in the background while I'm typing and playing on the computer.
So I'd guess I'd be looking at between 1-18 hours a day depending on if its a rare day off or not. I like to marathon series, so longer ones take quite awhile to do. On average, I'd say probably between 3-4 hours a night/day.
I dont track it though. But again, chances are if I'm home the TV is on. If the TV is on its probably showing anime for me or one of my friends. Occasionally its something else, like I recently marathoned all of Deep Space Nine over the course of almost a week, but usually its anime.
04-19-2006, 01:53 PM
To chime in here, I try to view 1-2 hours per night, to avoid being strangled by my burgeoning backlog. I recognize that this is the entertainment equivalent of making the minimum payment on a credit card (i.e., I will never be out of backlog debt).
But it all really depends on whether I'm killing or being killed online playing Call of Duty 2... /images/graemlins/sdsmiley.gif
04-19-2006, 03:42 PM
Usually about 1.5 disks a day. It varies from 1-3 disks depending on the day.
04-20-2006, 12:02 AM
An average day for me is 0. However, when I get sick of watching the backlog grow, I tend to go fairly quick. Sukisho was finished in 2 days, so it jumps considerably when I decide to...
Generally about half an hour from Mon-Thur, but from Fri-Sun it's about 2 hours.
04-20-2006, 12:57 PM
Depends on the series, whether its continuing, episodic or has arcs.
If its absorbing like Touch or Kenshin I can watch it for hours, until my eyes grow tired from reading & my ears from listening.
Normally I stop after a disc for a new series, because I'm always aware of what I paid for each, & don't want to use up my spent money too fast!
Re-watches, are different & I go through them faster.
04-20-2006, 01:00 PM
I usually watch at least an ep sometimes if my friend comes over we can watch for 3 or 4 hrs.
04-20-2006, 08:32 PM
"Average" would be about 2 hours a day. A lot of days get none, but a lot of days will get like 2 DVDs worth. At least 2 hours a day overall though.
04-20-2006, 11:13 PM
As i have a life outside of being an Anime Fan i rarely watch anime, i guess i'd watch about 1-2 hours per week.
04-23-2006, 11:38 AM
I watch 4-5 hours a day on weekdays and maybe 8 hours on weekends if I am not going out. I could watch 24/7 for a year and still not get through my backlog.
04-23-2006, 01:07 PM
I like to answer an average of 1 hour/day (including weekends) but that will be far from the truth. More like 3 hours/day on average /images/graemlins/sweat000.gif 1 hour/day is my target to reduce to.
04-23-2006, 01:29 PM
My safest bet is at least an hour a week. I figure that's 52 hours a year, if 1 show is 30 min and has 26 episodes that will be about 13 hours a show. I'd finish about 4 shows a year. That's the minimal because I know this number is nowhere near my actual watching time. Some days I won't watch anything but others I will marathon for at least 7 hours a day. However, I don't think I watch an hour a day because that would be 365 hours a year or around 28 shows. That's just too much for me
04-23-2006, 02:56 PM
After work during the week I tend to watch an hour or 2. From Friday afternoon to Sunday evening though it's basically as much as I possibly can. Today for example I've been watching anime from 11am to now, mainly because I had a ton of series I had a couple of episodes left to finish off the series /images/graemlins/happy.gif
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