Originally Posted by Ivy
Cowboy Bebop <3 I love that show. I remember when it aired on Adult Swim all the time.
Ebil, I didn't know you liked anime o:
I guess you somehow missed everytime Jelly, Crymz, and/or I had short convos about anime in the Skype chat. O:
Granted, it might've been 4-6 times max spread over a year, and almost always mentioned Hajime no Ippo.
I suppose I should mention that even after nearly 6 years, I still have 90% of Haruhi's OP memorized.
Originally Posted by Bagelonbread
Why do people place so much importance on MALs. It's not how much you watch, it is what you watch. It doesn't mean anything if most of your viewing is comprised of low teir anime such as K-On or Lucky Star. I am not saying i dont enjoy watching anime like that, in fact i love k-on. What i am saying is that it is quality over quantity
MALs are pretty nice to know how much exposure a person has had to anime, as well as their preferences.
I don't mind if anime is classified as low tier to you. If I enjoyed it, then I'm perfectly satisfied with that. If I enjoyed it enough to marathon the entire season overnight, then I'd guess that I'm a pretty big anime fan.
Quality over quantity? I think that would be judged on how engrossed you are in anime, rather than on what anime you've watched. Here's an example comparison, a fan of Lucky Star buying figures and posters of Lucky Star characters vs a fan who's only watched god tier anime. Given both fans have watched multiple series, in my opinion, the Lucky Star fan would be the bigger anime fan here.
After re-reading the quote, I vehemently disagree with the statement, "It's not how much you watch, it is what you watch."
It's not how much nor what you watch, but how you watch it.
Also, those who watch anime as it comes out can't avoid watching what is mid/high/god-tier anime at the time that somehow becomes low-tier in the future.