Monday, October 17, 2011

What does it take to get you hyped for an anime?

Everyone has different tastes. What might be comedic gold to you could be found truly unfunny to another person. That's what makes this world great. There are all sorts of things out there to do for entertainment purposes, and with such wildly ranging opinions, there should be enough content to make absolutely everyone happy.

That definitely is the case for the world of anime. We're all anime fans here, some moreso than others. It all depends on the type of anime content you're looking for, but at the very least, we can all appreciate why we enjoy what the anime industry puts out.

As you sift through the endless amount of blogs, magazines and websites about anime, you're going to be bombarded with a ton of anime content that is out to grab your attention. The teams behind these titles and the PR companies shopping them out are doing their best to get you interested. They want to grab you by the wallet and never let you go!

When you're looking at all this beautiful content, what is it that gets you to bite? What influences the anime you watch and purchase? Do you base your buys on review scores? Do you follow certain companies or animators no matter what project they put out? Does a trailer have the ability to sell you? Perhaps even just a song will entice you!


  1. Well for me it can work a couple different ways. For example I always enjoy stories featuring time travel so if I hear about an anime heavily featuring it like say Steins Gate I'm pretty likely to check it out. Other times its because I'm a fan of the studios past work, for example I enjoyed Bakemongatari and enjoyed it so much I checked out some of Shaft's other shows. A lot of the time though its just I was bored, surfing TV tropes, and randomly came across an anime that had an interesting premise.

  2. Well I pretty much base it off of reviews. Also if I watch one season of a series, I'm bound to finish the other seasons because I'm OCD like that.