A couple weeks ago, I ran a short poll on twitter, which was limited due to some character limits. But the idea was still there. I wanted to know about who researched the anime they watch. It was just something that I was curious about and here are the results:
Some interesting results and not completely unpredictable. Now, I also know this was only from 45 votes but that is still a decent sample size. Let’s cut my own thoughts down into specific categories. You guys can tell me if you think I’m wrong. That’s completely fine because this is my own opinion after all.
General Staff and Studio @ 62.2%
This being the highest by several country miles makes complete sense to me. This is the age of information and seasonal anime. It feels pretty natural that seasonal anime fans look up the anime they want to watch on anichart. That not only involves seeing what the names of shows are, their synopsis, but also the studio and staff that is going to work for the anime. Its kind of needed to find what series to watch during the season because one can’t watch every single show. Or at least most can’t.
Then there is the finding of older series and other things to watch too. Especially when finding who wrote or worked on what, what year it came from, and just finding what previous creators you enjoyed watched too. Just research for finding more anime and other things too. With the internet, watching and finding staff you like and enjoy feels like the natural way of life and helps a person gain a stronger attachment to the medium itself. At least, that’s how it works with my experience. The more a person digs, the more there is to fine.
Just Don’t @ 24.4%
I am and am not confused by this one. I don’t think it’s as possible to stumble into new series these days like it was when anime aired on television. Sure, you can hear about shows online, but those are primary going to be the main stream shows. At the most part at least, because the smaller shows are just not going to appear on a timeline unless a lot of people yell about it online. This is the time of the internet search where you have to intentionally click on something to watch it now unless you watch anime on Toonami on Saturdays. Even then, you know…
Then I thought about the friend element. Are your friends telling you about an anime series? Are you going to watch it? I suppose so. Going in blind is just so strange to me. I just…maybe the person seeing this will answer some of my questions or how they do it because I am utterly lost other then “oh, pretty button” and then you watch it. Or maybe the Crunchyroll randomizer thing. Hmmm. Much to think about.
Who Animated What Cut? @ 13.3%
This result makes a lot of sense to me. While more knowledge of anime and production has been shown to us normal people through shows like Shirobako and Eizouken, but not a lot of us are going to go after certain animation cuts and see who did what. That is going to be a very dedicated set of fans who love seeing that stuff and honestly, good for you guys. That’s honestly some hard work of memorizing.
I had a lot of trouble remembering the people who did what specific cuts here and there even if i like looking at those moments of animation, but I have trouble remember who did what cut and who did it when. It’s just so hard for me and I don’t know why. Maybe I should write them down. Either ways, that’s a level of anime love that I struggle at getting to so maybe that makes me an amateur fan still. Or at least a moderate level fan. Hmm.