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Did anime change our lives for the better or worse?
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Yep, I know what you mean. There is about 3-4 people I know who watch anime and we have conversations about it. Then one of our other friends come along and we don't talk about it anymore.


Edit: Defiantly for the better, what would i do with my free time otherwise?
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For the better, I was in a horrible situation before it watching all of those reality tv shows and game shows trying to pass the time so much so that I hate any anime with game show elements aka vampire bund, but that was horrid with or without.
Posted 9/22/12
Well I started REALLY getting into anime when I graduated before that it was like yes i like it but not REALLY into it like now (going to LA just to watch a anime moive)
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Definitely for the better. It got me hooked into a great community that is creative and awesome and fun. It got me going to conventions and having a great time with friends who share my interests.

I spend quite a bit of time on anime related things but I don't regret it in the least.
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I'm not sure if anime has made my life better or worse.
I just know I enjoy the entertainment of the animes.
Also, when I watch anime (or read manga), I tend to look up an event or topic the show or story is dealing with to find out more information. I have learned a lot about Japanese and/or other cultures by doing this.
Plus, it has allowed me to connect with my students or my kids' friends by being able to converse with them about something they're interested in.
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anime completely ruined my life, but I DON"T REGRET IT!!!
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Posted 9/22/12

erialolita wrote:

It made me interested in Japanese culture so I guess in that aspect it added something to my life.




Anime has done the same for me.
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Posted 9/22/12
for the better for me, for sure
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i grew up with anime. introduced to me by my special friend. i started liking it first because it was so colorful. i was a kid then. it taught me to love arts and i started drawing. when i was an adult, it taught me several lessons. so i guess it's for the better.
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It actually helped me become more expressive and kept me from killing my self. Mainly because some of the first animes I watched had this HUMAN factor that made me want to live my life
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Anime helped me in gaining a better understanding of other cultures. This is something we Americans need to do more, and anime and music are a nice way to open the door to different cultures.
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Anime opened new doors in my life. As corny as that may seem, it's really evident in the way I think.

Particularly the music soundtracks - I treat it just like any other music. Although some may not have lyrics or some have JAPANESE LYRICS I may not even understand, they seem to influence me FAR better than some of these 'modern' artists with their whacked-out words.

I began my love for anime unknowingly with "Pokemon", and some of you may not consider this an anime, but when I actually realised it was made by Japanese people my view changed entirely.

Hah, "To be the very best, like no one ever was" - an amazing motivator for a kid growing up. Now I'm a student with a recognition of academic excellence because of THOSE very lyrics.

Then I grew with more oriented series off the 'popular' bat such as Naruto and Reborn! Each gave me a taste of what it was like to see REAL HUMAN emotion behind the scenes. We were literally IN THERE with them, each step of the way climbing each pedestal to our goals. Today I still follow these very series.

Then I went off-track and visited more cultured anime with lesser popularity such as Sora no Otoshimono, Polar Bear's Cafe, SAO (which is now very popular), Guilty Crown, Midori no Hibi and so much more. From these, my life just began to grow more vibrant.

Now, in celebration of my passions, I have began collecting real-life merchandise from series I love and putting them on display with pride and respect for the person I was 'changed' to be over the past few years.

I'm not saying I'm an "otaku" of sorts, but I declare Anime a saviour.
Posted 9/26/12

Narukamiyu wrote:


CandyPopShop wrote:

ANIME IS BRILLIANT TO WATCH! YOU KNOW WHY? It helps your creative writing. I am not joking !! =]


As a writer myself, I have to agree with this statement 100%. ^^


EGG-XACTLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU!~
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Posted 9/26/12

CandyPopShop wrote:


Narukamiyu wrote:


CandyPopShop wrote:

ANIME IS BRILLIANT TO WATCH! YOU KNOW WHY? It helps your creative writing. I am not joking !! =]


As a writer myself, I have to agree with this statement 100%. ^^


EGG-XACTLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU!~


Hah, no need to thank me, it's true. Most of my inspiration for writing comes from various anime/manga/games/etc., so I can safely say that anime has changed my life for the better. If not for the writing aspect, then for giving me something to do when I have free time which is always nice.
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Posted 9/26/12
its one of those when one door is closed another opens, and vice versa sort of deal for sure.

everyone has an obsession to anime if you watch it on an occasional basis. your throwing away time that could be used for more productive things.

in regards to creativity, you can get the same thing from a book. it just depends on how imaginative you are.

you've most likely blown more money on anime/japanese products that could have been saved for your college tuition.

if you think about it, if you didn't have anime. you'd prob invested in a hobby that you would have deem useful and soothing.

think about it, im in the same boat as you. i love it and all, but you gatta take a step back and look at it.

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