I have a friend who watches anime. But I hate his way of determining if an anime is good or not. How? Well you guessed it, by judging the whole anime only by watching the first few episode. He would watch the first few episodes of an anime and if he does not find it interesting, he easily labels it as trash and to make matters worse, also discourages other people from watching that particular anime. I hate people like him. People who would only watch the first three episodes or so and already determine whether or not that particular anime is good.
If someone asks them if that particular anime is good or bad, they’d answer with ‘it’s sh*t’ when in actuality, they’re just saying ‘I can’t go through more than 3 episodes of this anime so it must be bad’. I’ve never judged an anime or any kind of film for that matter by its first few episodes. If I watched an anime and just couldn’t go through with it, I’d not say that the anime is wholly bad but I’d say that “so far, the first few episodes are bad. I don’t know about the rest of it but I can tell that the first few episodes suck”.
Because to me, you just can’t truly judge an anime by watching the first few episodes. It’s like judging a book by reading only the first chapter or the first few pages. For one, you can’t uncover the whole atmosphere of an 3 episodes in. Yes it might work if it’s a light-hearted comedy anime but for the darker and more melodramatic themes, it’s impossible. The first few episodes is only for us to ‘react’ to the show. Is the show engaging from the very start? Is it randomly funny all of a sudden? Does it have a very slow start? It definitely does not reflect the overall of an anime. Sure you can predict where the anime is generally going but did you actually witness the direction of the anime to have the right to judge it? Of course not, so shut up and don’t say anything about the anime ever again.
Well, maybe I think of this because I have the tendency to finish watching what I started even if it was boring as hell. I don’t know, what do you think about this?