This post is a response to the previous which can be found here. You should read that first to understand what’s going on in this post.
Yesterday I said don’t watch bad anime and to that I got a mixed response but on the whole the majority agreed with a few exceptions which they told me. By far the point that everyone kept on reiterating in the defense of bad anime is that they enjoy watching it, which at first was strange to me.
Basically my whole idea of what a bad anime was that it was something boring. To me they were synonymous. So the idea of enjoying a bad anime was strange to me as by definition a bad anime should not be enjoyable to watch.
So basically just replace the word “bad” in my last post with “boring” and I think it will make a lot more sense.
All shows that are boring are bad, but not all bad shows are boring. People have said to me that they enjoy bad shows by thinking about what they could do better or seeing in just how many ways it can fail.
If you actually enjoy doing this, and enjoy doing the whole process of watching the bad anime then more power too you. I disagree with the idea that you’ll learn more from it than an actually good show, or that you’d be better off watching something else but I honestly don’t care as long as you like the process of watching!
The post was targeted at people who wasted their time watching bad shows that they also didn’t enjoy, to me that was obvious but now it’s clear that the distinction between bad and boring wasn’t made correctly on my end so this is sort of necessary.
Everything I said about bad anime still applies if it’s also boring but if you enjoy watching it then more power too you!
I was also surprised by the number of people who were completionists. I was extremely hyperbolic towards this group imagining them still struggling through the big four. Obviously I don’t think you’re stupid, and you wouldn’t go so far as to watch 800 episodes just for “completionists” sake.
I would say that their isn’t enough time to give everything that’s less than average a completion where other better anime exist but being a completionist is just a personality trait that I couldn’t really change about someone. Even though they themselves know it’s illogical a lot of the time you can still feel good after going all the way through the series.
I myself am a completionist, not to anime but to video games. I get that some of the time it might be a pain in the neck but you do feel a satisfaction when you’ve done it. For the record I am only a completionist towards some games, mainly zelda, but not even I’m going to collect all the korok seeds in BOTW, I got half before realising half was all I needed so I stopped!
So yeah that’s my stance on it. I still think that bad anime has less to offer but if you enjoy it then good for you, carry on!
(Also I don’t know what the featured image is so I’m not using that as an example of either a bad or good show. I just imagine that’s the kind of face I’d be pulling while watching a boring show!)