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Is the 3-Episode Rule Sacrosanct?

Usually, when a new lineup of anime comes out, a time-honed question pops up: Is that anime worth watching? And sometimes, the answer to this question is “3-Episode Rule, bruh,”

By God knows what, fans of anime, or weebs, have long held the 3-Episode Rule as a sacrosanct standard in judging the quality of an anime. The 3-Episode Rule goes as follows:

If a certain anime still subjectively sucks after 3 episodes, drop it.

However, is it fair to judge an anime, even so to deliver a verdict of its subjective “worthiness”, simply based on the contents of the first three episodes? I don’t think so.

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