When I watch anime, its always I have no expectations about it whatsoever because I’d like the anime to come to me naturally and enjoy it. Somehow when I have expectations of an anime, I tend to enjoy an anime less and tend to nitpick on it more which in my opinion kinda ruins the pleasure of anime viewing.
When viewing something that I’m very familiar with the source material, I tend to enjoy the anime to the fullest and tend not to nitpick so much when comparing it with the source material (unless the anime in question was a real bad adaptation of the source material, which is very rare). There are people who nitpick so much about an anime being not faithful to the source material (read: fanboys) and bash such anime at every turn for being not so faithful to the source material. I find it amazing that such fanboys even exist. Personally, I think it would be more interesting if an anime adaptation would have a few differences from the source material rather than copy-pasting everything from the source material.
In the end, I watch anime simply just to have fun and enjoy. I’d like to ask you dear reader, do you watch anime to have fun or to critic what you watch? Isn’t anime was supposed to be a medium of visual enjoyment?
When I watch anime, its for my own enjoyment. I watch anime to have fun. It always had been that way for me. I watch anime for personal enjoyment and to relieve stress.