What are the most common driving forces when it comes to you giving a new anime title a chance? Do you bank on the recommendations of friends? Do you filter from whatever is newest in fansubbing releases? Do you jump on the bandwagon of whatever seems most popular? Do you follow specific creative directors, production companies or voice actors? Do you randomly pick out whatever title catches your eye? I want to read about your personal selections! BONUS: How much time do you allow a title to "grow" on you (that is, how long before you usually drop something you find unappealing)? Mine? About 50% friend recommendations, 50% from "concept pitching". to explain the latter, I am all about running with titles that sound radically different from the norm. If I can find two sentences strung together that set a title clearly apart from anything I've seen, I usually give it a chance. I tend to give a trio run (3 episodes) to yea or nay a title, although I'm finding I more often than not can tell within minutes whether a series is something I'm going to either enjoy, or else slog through.