The Repelling Thing Known as the “Recap Episode”

You are happily watching your favorite ongoing anime when suddenly you are faced with an episode preview that clearly shows that there will be a recap episode next week, whereupon you become filled with disgust and curse the anime studio which dares to put a new and fresh episode on hold for the sake of a simple summary.

This is something that most likely has happened to everyone at least once and each time you let out a big sigh. Why do we even have these recaps? Can they be any good? In fact, are they even needed these days?

Every time.

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