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Do you think Anime is a waste of time, even if you enjoy it?
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Posted 4/9/08
tell your parents that you learn this from them? :P

Them = TV, You = Anime
Posted 4/9/08

rosie00 wrote:

if you like it then no! people do what they like and dont think its a waste so we can watch anime cawse we likes it and it not be a waste cawse we enjoyed it!! ^^
Hahhaaa ^^
well tis what i thinks anyways


agree with yah...

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26 / F / Davao City , Phil...
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Posted 4/9/08
yeah...it does....my family..always tell me...anime is a waste of time...
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It depends wat kind of TIME u are using. If u're studying for a exam but u're watching anime, then yes it's a waste of time. But if it's a sunday and u got some free time, however u wanna spend that free time is up to u.
*unless it's killing little animals, causing people trouble or breaking the law* LOL
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I need to waste time. Cuz I got nothing to do in my prison cell which I call home. And I'm not allowed to go out with some friends T.T
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Posted 4/9/08
apperently right
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Posted 4/9/08
not really, u can learn jap quite a bit
and alot of anime has historical info weaved into them
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Posted 4/9/08
not really... i enjoy watching so it's not...
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Posted 4/9/08
yea i think it is
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25 / F / Uk, LOnDOn
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nope not at all...you can learn a lot from anime...not academically but emotionally...animes are like dramas they can influence you a lot on how you want to live your life... you will also question yourself about things that happened in the anime that your watching and somehow you will realize that there is a similarity... but there are animes that had bad influence in them..like for example..DEATH NOTE..it's not for kids..
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Posted 4/10/08
if you think about it yes.

if you could be doing something more productive, what you are doing is a waste of time (except necessary stuff like eat/sleep)
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Posted 4/10/08

shizukahikari wrote:


Naruto3510 wrote:

if u enjoy something..it isnt a waste of your time. :wacko:


Well put. What you've said right there is along the lines of utility calculus, as defined by Jeremy Bentham. He claimed that there were only two values in the world, pain and pleasure. His work regarded all pleasure as equal. Something was utile if it decreased pain or increased pleasure, and was not utile if it increased pain or decreased pleasure. So because anime increases pleasure, then under Bentham's definition, it would indeed increase utility.

However, at the same time, utility can be used to counter what you said. One of the most famous lines in J.S. Mill's Utilitarianism is "It is better to be a human being dissatisfied than a pig satisfied." He divides pleasures into higher and lower orders, the distinction coming mainly from the presence of intellectual stimulation. Anime I would argue falls into lower order. Sure sometimes it may bring out intellectual stimulation (such as the concept of war featured heavily in Gundam, or the idea of one person passing judgment on supposed criminals in Death Note), but the same ideas could be studied at a much amplified volume via studying the theory behind it directly.

So long story short, since I always bought into Mill's theory of utility more than Bentham's, I'd have to go with yes, it's a waste of time. Similarly though, a lot of things are a waste of time (it's nearly impossible to be in the first world and not waste time, really), and so it's more a matter of what you do to minimize your wasting of time rather than whether or not you waste it at all.


Emm...wow. You had to throw the book at us didn't you. You do have a point however, as much as I hate to admit it, watching anime is indeed a waste of time regardless of whether or not you enjoy it.
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Posted 4/10/08
its called hima tsubushi
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26 / M / philippines,cavite
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Posted 4/10/08
maybe,but watching anime kill some time
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Posted 4/10/08
There are different answers to this, depending on your own personal view... ._.

I think that it's a waste of time only when 1) you watch animes you don't like, and 2) it's a very pointless anime without any meaning to it... In other words, stupid animes. n__n;

Of course, when you're enjoying it, it's not pointless because you're having fun. Or else wtf is the word "enjoy" for? XD

But personally.. I don't think animes are a waste of time c: Most animes are full of meaning, and they teach you lessons that'll be remembered! It's a good way to pass time... Your Jap will also improve (I know mine did XD). Uh. Well, doesn't it make you think that it might just happen in real life... Sorta thing? Esp with romances~ :3 In other words, it will enhance your imagination.. a LOT.

Conclusion: watching anime is fun.
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