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Have you ever started watching a cartoon/reading a comic attracted purely by the character design of one or more characters without searching for informations (like plot) beforehand but just diving blindly into it? 

76%
71 deviants said Yes, and it was awesome! UvU
12%
11 deviants said Yes, but it was terrible °^°
12%
11 deviants said Nope, I research carefully before watching/reading something u_u

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BakaKiaa Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017
Yes, it happens a lot!! Lately it happened with some BL webcomics such as "Avialae" and "A matter of life and death". I was intrigued by the art but had no clue about the plot. Totally worth it, they're my favourite now. <3
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PokemonTrainerNaira Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, yes, absolutely. I do this all of the time. Most times I watch shows purely attracted by the characters design or ambient. I'm so glad to know there are many people like me out there. Even if the plot doesn't attract me a lot, if the drawing/art is beautiful to me, it's very probable I would watch it. Hyouka has great animation and the plot, when read, doesn't catch the attention (but I liked everything about it anyways) and it's my favourite anime. I watched Free! and Yuri!!! on Ice for the same reason. And many others.
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zero0810 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Even the eye wants its part, after all :P
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PokemonTrainerNaira Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think of it more as a critical view of the animation or that I have an eye used to watch art here and there XP
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wolfpaw03 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For me, if it's a comic or manga, I'll just jump right into it. But if it's a cartoon or anime, I'll do a little research first. I'm not sure why.
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CarefulKoala Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
i do it all the time i would say its a 50/50 with whether its good or not
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zero0810 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's a pretty good percentage
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CarefulKoala Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
definitely and you end up reading or watching  things you would have never read based on the description
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zero0810 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed! 
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SoundlessRoom Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I always do that, it's a better experience, the same for Movies. When I don't know what I get into it's much more better!
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zero0810 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree, and it's even better if you find out that the story is as good as the aesthetics! Star squishes her face -Star vs the forces of evil 
And if it's not... well, at least it was a nice view xP
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SoundlessRoom Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I disliked Over the garden wall bc the style was so... *SO* but without reading any informations about it: BAMM!
Just amazing!
Same with Rick and Morty XD
(Don't get me started on Adventure Time ORZ)
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zero0810 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ikr? I think I wouldn't even considered Over the garden wall if it wasn't suggested to me...
(Never watched Rick and Morty, I should take a look since I heard lots of good things about it)

also, you gave me the idea for another poll...
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AlbineVeratrine Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I rather don't do that, though the art style might intrigue me and make me eager to watch something (but I read plot description anyway). It was like this with Gyakkyou Burai Kaiji and Mononoke (not Mononoke Hime, but Mononoke) for me and both shows happened to be amazing.
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zero0810 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For me it usually depends on the circumstaces (I try to know more if the genre(s) is not between my favourites, or if it has a lot of episodes since I usually avoid to drop something even if it bores me), but I don't mind to take a leap into the unknown from time to time :P
(oh, I noticed Mononoke too, it has a pretty unique style! It kind of reminds me of Gankutsuou (Never watched it though =3= ))
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AlbineVeratrine Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I watched Gankutsuou too. When I saw some screenshots from this series, I thought about Mononoke in an instant, too! Guess it's because of the textures used in both series, though I enjoyed Mononoke more than Gankutsuou. If you don't mind slow-paced series with slight supernatural vibe to it (something a bit similar to Mushishi), then it's definitely worth checking out, plus the art style creates one of a kind atmosphere :D
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JulyCece Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I did it for Bungou Stray Dogs and I regret nothing XD
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zero0810 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I watched it too. I can't say that's the character design that attracted me, since I got to know it for the "the characters are inspired to real writers" thing. Not that I dislike it, not at all (in particular, I love Atsushi's, especially the hairstyle :P)
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RasheruSuzie Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I watched C: The Money of Soul (...) because I liked Masakaki's design but (hope no fans are around) I found it thoroughly boring and Masakaki himself was more often than not rendered in ugly CGI -_-
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zero0810 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know it, but I understand, he has a design that appeals to me too
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zero0810 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I tend to fall for this a lot xD (the only thing I check beforehand is the genre)

The only ones that came to my mind at the moment are the Fate series (I just LOVE the character design - especially the outfits I didn't watch Fate/Stay Night though because I can't stand Rin) and Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku (some outfits were... really cute...).
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