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Have there been times where anime was ESSENTIAL to your getting through the day?
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You realize how expensive that is not everyone can afford it I know I can't not to mention none of them ever come to my state


Anime boston is actually pretty local for you as is another anime con, which is located in Manchester, NH.

For me when I went through a really nasty break up with my girlfriend, I was having a very hard time dealing with it. On a lark I decided to watch Kurau Phantom Memory, and it has been my go to anime to watch when I get dumped because of its feel good tone and uplifting message.
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i can't let myself get away a day without thinking of anime =)
i probably don't watch it everyday (uh blame busy things keep coming) but i always have to check news n what's going on with anime. Latest anime coming out, i can hold until weekends.

i've said to myself that if i don't think about anime for a day, there is a loose screw in me.
Posted 6/3/12 , edited 6/3/12
I love anime. I do. I am totally nerd for it. But its not because its,

"KAWAII!"

or...

"OMG ANIME BOYZ R SOH HAWTT."

Non of that nonsense.

Because, I find true meaning in anime, that not many people find. There is a reason for anime. There is always a hidden message in them. One of those "it happened for a reason" types of things. I like that. I fall in love with the characters, I fall in love with the story line. Rare, but good, well-done animes are the best animes out there.♥ That is why I watch anime. Its inspirational. Its entertaining, and I LOVE trying to find the metaphors and analogies in some of them. A big story hidden behind a smaller one. ♥

And I do always try to find some time in my day to watch an episode or two of some of my favorite animes. EVEN when I'm with my friends. And most of my friends HATE anime. I wouldn't say hate, rather, they don't care for it.
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I love routine, so for some time I was always really annoyed if I wasn't able to watch my two Friday Afternoon anime and my saturday noon anime.
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it helps me with most of my physical activities and with it i can actually run twice as far or left heavier stuff. in my mind i will start saying things like "if naruto can save a fucking village i can run this mile quicker" or "no matter how heavy this is it will never be close to some of the things izaya (or something) can do."
EDIT: being completely honest with anime i have MUCH more endurance, motivation, and strength....as impossible as that sounds.
Posted 6/4/12

Hachikobubble wrote:

I love anime. I do. I am totally nerd for it. But its not because its,

"KAWAII!"

or...

"OMG ANIME BOYZ R SOH HAWTT."

Non of that nonsense.

Because, I find true meaning in anime, that not many people find. There is a reason for anime. There is always a hidden message in them. One of those "it happened for a reason" types of things. I like that. I fall in love with the characters, I fall in love with the story line. Rare, but good, well-done animes are the best animes out there.♥ That is why I watch anime. Its inspirational. Its entertaining, and I LOVE trying to find the metaphors and analogies in some of them. A big story hidden behind a smaller one. ♥

And I do always try to find some time in my day to watch an episode or two of some of my favorite animes. EVEN when I'm with my friends. And most of my friends HATE anime. I wouldn't say hate, rather, they don't care for it.


You took the words right out of my mouth. The instant I tell people I like to watch anime, their first thought is "nerd" or "weeabo" or something along those lines. But anime has meaning to me...

After breaking up with my girlfriend after a five year relationship (it was tough seeing her change from an innocent young lady to a heartless, alcoholic fool after graduating high school and us both going to separate colleges), I was devastated. In all honesty, I think I would've killed myself had I not found Shugo Chara and SKET Dance to take my mind off of everything.

And even before (and now after) that situation, anime has always held meaning. Especially stories like Clannad that just grip my heart, because they carry messages that truly reach out and touch you at your very core.

Posted 6/4/12

bakermiddle wrote:


Hachikobubble wrote:

I love anime. I do. I am totally nerd for it. But its not because its,

"KAWAII!"

or...

"OMG ANIME BOYZ R SOH HAWTT."

Non of that nonsense.

Because, I find true meaning in anime, that not many people find. There is a reason for anime. There is always a hidden message in them. One of those "it happened for a reason" types of things. I like that. I fall in love with the characters, I fall in love with the story line. Rare, but good, well-done animes are the best animes out there.♥ That is why I watch anime. Its inspirational. Its entertaining, and I LOVE trying to find the metaphors and analogies in some of them. A big story hidden behind a smaller one. ♥

And I do always try to find some time in my day to watch an episode or two of some of my favorite animes. EVEN when I'm with my friends. And most of my friends HATE anime. I wouldn't say hate, rather, they don't care for it.


You took the words right out of my mouth. The instant I tell people I like to watch anime, their first thought is "nerd" or "weeabo" or something along those lines. But anime has meaning to me...

After breaking up with my girlfriend after a five year relationship (it was tough seeing her change from an innocent young lady to a heartless, alcoholic fool after graduating high school and us both going to separate colleges), I was devastated. In all honesty, I think I would've killed myself had I not found Shugo Chara and SKET Dance to take my mind off of everything.

And even before (and now after) that situation, anime has always held meaning. Especially stories like Clannad that just grip my heart, because they carry messages that truly reach out and touch you at your very core.




I'm glad somebody understands where I'm coming from. Anime has saved my life, too. Its hard to see people change. Clannad was definitely a little life changing for me, if that sounds nerdy enough, I don't think I've ever cried so much in my entire life over an anime. It really opens my eyes to the world. How real it can be. But there is also a soft, tender happiness in Clannad that reaches out to people. If I'm considered a "weeaboo" or a "nerd" then so be it. But that won't change my aspects of anime. ♥
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I think unfortunately there is a lot of stigma involved with anime and manga, even though other forms of entertainment with large followings are not seen as weirdly (By this I mean sports and music). I feel, that like most other forms of entertainment, anime is an acceptable and positive release for most people, like going to listen to a particular kind of music, or watching a comedy show after a hard day of work. I know some people think others are weird for not picking something from there own culture, but in a way I find the aspects of other cultures very fascinating, this and reading helps keep my ADD in line while watching what I'm watching so I can follow the plot easier.
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I have to say that it literally saved my life after a really bad car accident . I was laid up with back, neck, and head injuries and couldn't
sleep for weeks. My teenage kids introduced me to anime. We had it running 24/7, and they would come and sit and watch it with
me off and on when they had time. That was 15 years ago. I'm still a very big fan of anime and watch some daily.
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Posted 6/4/12
The only time I find Anime essential is if I am in a bad mood. I just watch a few episodes and I am in a better mood.
Posted 6/4/12
well i remember being pretty depressed during the winter, then i discovered "Rosario+Vampire" and i got addicted to it, but i just felt more depressed after i had watched every episode
Posted 6/4/12
Of course! I always need anime to keep me happy, as long as its carefree and funny. I just love watching those.
I save the shonen for during the day. I watch Slice-of-life at night so it makes me laugh.
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Posted 6/4/12
I've been known to speed home because I was stressed out and needed a dose of anime to calm me down.
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Posted 6/4/12
Hmm...not really. Anime is my main hobby for sure, but it's not my only hobby.. I have others.
Posted 6/4/12
Nah. It's just the me time that is nice to have. Anime or any other activity I enjoy fall into the me time.

Not watching your favourite show won't hurt you really.
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