I read Naruto. There I said it, is it such a crime? My introduction to Naruto was about 2 years ago, and I watched all 134 episodes up to the point of Sasuke’s and Naruto’s first epic battle. I did this all in one weekend, about 38 hours of anime. I tend to binge these things. I did the same thing with Battlestar Galactica, I ended up catching a fever, not one for more cow bell, but one where I thought I was a cylon. I did the same for Firefly, and found myself looking for fan fiction after it was cancelled. I read 500 chapters of One Piece over the course of one week. I had to port it over to my PSP at the time, so that I could be mobile while reading it.
So after binging all these years I’ve learned one very useful tip, Wikipedia summaries. Using this wonderful short cut I’ve binged Star Trek Voyager/TNG/TOS, Doctor Who, Lost, Dexter, to name a few. It is just so much faster. Just as reading the manga is so much faster and fulfilling then watching stupid fillers, reading summaries is so much faster then sitting and watching everything.
I get bored easily.
RE: “Epic” anime
It took me halfway in the Soul Society arc before I realized Bleach was going to be the next Dragon Ball Z. Now, I watch series which don’t spiral onwards into infinity. I have a compulsive nature to watch everything, and I don’t want to be trapped watching a series which doesn’t end. It’s kind of a bittersweet policy though, because I’d watch a series, it’d end, and then I’d wish there were more =/