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Do you watch anime for an escape from your life?
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Sometimes yes, sometimes I watch it cause it's fun and entertaining. I don't need a reason to watch anime XD
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Yes. I don't let it control my life, though.
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I use it as an escape, but as others have said it's not a controlling factor in my life.
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27 / F / Samsara
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yeah i would rather live in the anime world then the real world... the anime world has super powers and everytything so why the hell shouldnt i use it as an escape... if i had a choice to live i the real world or the world of anime i would live in anime world becuase of the super powers and hot anime chicks
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Well, yes and no, I started watching anime because I was depressed when I was younger. Now I watch because I respect animation above all other art forms, and American stuff just doesn't appeal to me as much anymore.
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I used to be really depressed, and at times I have thought "Wouldn't it be easier if I just died?" but then I realized that I can both get away from those things with anime, and anime has been something that I think "Well, if I died, I wouldn't be able to watch anime..." Granted it's not JUST anime but it plays a big part.
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30 / M / Planet Siren
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I'm just not living the life that I want. So yeah, I do use it as an escape. It just fills a void and keeps me going.
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20 / M / Arlington, TX
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No.
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Hell No..

It's my visual toy...and I love my toys.
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28 / M / Canada
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I've never understood the idea of escapism. There's no actual way to escape your life, aside from the brutally obvious, and everyone more or less knows that. I have trouble believing that there are those who actually forget about their problems by watching anime or any other activity. The fact is that instantaneous emotions are almost always stronger than long-term ones, which is what makes it possible to 'distract' ourselves like we do. There's nothing forced or fake about it: fun is fun, and when you're having fun, you tend to be happy.

As for myself, I've always been a big fan of any sort of fiction, anime being one of my favorite mediums. I watch anime (or other shows, or read books or manga or webcomics) no matter what sort of mood I'm in, because I love stories. Fiction is such a big part of my life that it would be impossible to seperate myself from it for long.
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51 / M / Inside the Anime...
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It sounds strange, but anime feeds into my life, and I live a pretty bad ass life.
Biochemist....check
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Ex military, vet.....check
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kids....this one almost killed me...check
Speak and write 4 languages...check
Anime Fan...one big assed check!!
Yup Anime makes everything better, it's the bacon of life!
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34 / M / Muldrow, OK
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Yeah I do because my life is sort of just torn up. I guess since I can't live the life I want I just live it through anime more of a comfort zone.
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I do now.
Real life is overrated, so I drown myself in anime......
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23 / F / Quezon City, Phil...
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Yes. Anime is our only salvation from the horror of existence!
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23 / M / Chicago
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Somewhat. I watch anime because I love to watch a fantastic story that I could feel emotion over. Same with other entertainment like movies and video games. When I was younger, it was all about because I wanted an escape from my life but not so much anymore because I am now enjoying my life.
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