Real world moments that affected your view on an anime
Posted 5/29/12
Basically, whether it was a moment that made you reconsile with a character or a traumatic event that made a popular series something to literally run away from, a day at school that affected you, share what has an influence on your interest in an anime if you wish.

In my case, I was left afraid of being inferior as a child and still am due to infant trauma, so Evangelion, Shakugan no Shana, the backstories of Sasuke and Gaara in Naruto scare me away. So those were not possible EVER.

Other examples from my life were: I watched Voltron in Kindergarden thus sparking me liking "that style."

I was forced to be lonely so the story of the final Clow Card in CCS was very relatable.
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Posted 5/29/12
I can't quite make sense of everything in your post. So while I will try to respect any trauma you might've faced when younger, it's only anime and not always something that should be taken so literally. The stories and characters are usually packaged in a convenient and entertaining way.

Keeping that in mind though, most anime actually are trying to encourage people to overcome their insecurities.
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dude why in gods name are you afraid of Gaara? he's awesome
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Posted 5/29/12
In the early years classic b&w movies held my interest. It was action shows that involved death-defying acts of heroism and not the other topics like love, betrayal, vacation fun. As I aged my inner child remained up in the bleacher seats while the rest of me chose to develop interests in films that portrayed loss, redemption, repatriation, acceptance, analysis, et al.

There is a time in our psycho-social development as humans where we prefer certain types of shows versus the other options. As our minds progress in development we ascend from linear concrete thinking where we're content just to witness facts and descriptions about everyday tangible objects to abstract thinking where we watch but then can interpret events observed using different levels of rationale. I can see concrete--abstract dynamic when I read posters defending their positions about anime show choices. This is not to say one choice of show versus another type makes the appreciative viewer stupid or ignorant as it could be the mindset hasn't developed enough physiologically for analytical thinking.

I like anime because it can project a different viewpoint or constructive way for telling a story. Some famous poet/novelist wrote that there are only 7 emotions in existence. If this is so then it would seem that the telling of a story would require a delicate degree of deftness and imagination in its presentation as audiences of late have developed sophisticated tastes and become easily bored if not properly enticed and continuously entranced.

I think with time and patience, and please do allow yourself that, you will develop a liking and/or constitutional fortitude to watch the "scary" stuff.
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Posted 5/29/12 , edited 5/29/12
When I was young.. very young. I would watch Cartoon Network and would hate the simplicity of the shows. They were all basically Pokemon episode 9 hundred and 3 and.. plain boring.


Then I found ANIME! Which I feel has a purpose to watching.
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I like to think because it's anime and not real you can approach things you otherwise wouldn't in real life.

Like a dad telling his kid a story about the toilet seat monster is actually a friend and needs food. Fiction can make things more approachable for adults too. I think you shouldn't seek to use anime to solve your concerns. Only you can. By sitting on the toilet seat.
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AdamIdris101 wrote:

I like to think because it's anime and not real you can approach things you otherwise wouldn't in real life.

Like a dad telling his kid a story about the toilet seat monster is actually a friend and needs food. Fiction can make things more approachable for adults too. I think you shouldn't seek to use anime to solve your concerns. Only you can. By sitting on the toilet seat.


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