I tryed check search but didn't picked anything similar i didnt spend much time checking results because search pick range is too broad.
First why i'm asking:
Involved person Eira(shadow puppeteer)
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Eira wrote:Also I don't know where you got the idea that this show was a hidden gem, I assume you don't spend much time interacting with the anime community online or consuming anime content from youtubers and podcasts, minus OS of course. It's 6th most popular of this season on MAL and second highest based on score, plus it's by a very famous director and even people who don't normally watch anime or watching it, so you don’t have to worry, it's a very present gem, not hidden at all.
I never consider checking VA, directors, from what it was adapted before seasons starts. I only focus on description and trailer. Thats why for me Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! looked like super duper hidden charm i'm ofter checking r/animememes r/anime r/lightnovels and a lot more anime related reddit groups but i didn't saw many post(in total i saw 2-3). compared to another seasonal animes like darvin game, Kyokou Suiri, Itai no wa Iya nano de Bougyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shinji to Omoimasu(this one was boming in weeb comunity), Somali, Rikei ga Koi ni Ochita no de Shoumei Shinji Mita, Infinite Dendrogram, Isekai Quartet 2 etc. you get the picture
Thats why i'm interested what criteria you using to find animes to watch.
For example in a mood for horror but by what you will choose there might be some good at mal with rating 8++ but that wont tuck your heartstrings when anime rated 6.8 or 7.15 would
For me for example if its seasonal i ussualy give them at least 3 episodes to prove they have to be watched.
But for others i base it on few aspects:
for example i had i good day i would watch something darker T.T please don't ask why...
If i had hard day it will definetely be slice of life/comedy/iyashikei
- if i drop(put on hold) to many animes and everything started to feel plain
i rewatch old anime which i enjoyed example Alien nine MKNR overlord etc i'm rewatching anime a lot maybe a bit to much.
- i saw or read or heard something
One of suck occurences were for anime astro lost in space i didnt even considered watching it but messages(compliments to anime) i got from podcast were telling me either watch it or die so i choose a latter option and it was superb the first thing i did after watching it was writing t.y. message to cris and andrew for that amzing review which forced me to watch that amazing anime(i even had to recover my dead twitter account which i dont use...)! thats why i enjoy lisening to theyre podcast because no matter how good anime is rated i don't pick it if i dont see meaning in it!
How everyone else are coming with these situations?