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Giving up on Anime
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22 / M / London, UK
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Posted 12/27/12
Hi all,

have any of you considered giving up on anime for a while and if so, how did you manage to do it?

For me, I reckon its a problem. I have been seriously addicted to anime but i find it hard to just stop or at least slow down.

Anyone else share similar feelings?
Posted 12/27/12
Find something else to watch, like for me i enjoy watching detective dramas and there are a lot of those around :).
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20 / M / Toronto, Ont, Canda
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Posted 12/27/12
I think, we as an anime loving community, share your feelings. I know for myself, I am addicted, can't go a day without watching at least like 3 episodes. I remember I had to stop for a certain period of time because of exams and I really needed to study! I found myself dying, knowing that I'm missing the latest episode of Naruto or SAO or any other anime and I just felt incomplete, I needed to get back on; but I disciplined myself and did what needed to be done in order to pass and I think that its because I forced myself to cut down on anime for a while that, first I passed all my classes, but also that I really appreciate all the amazing things that anime shows us or just some serious ass-whooping lol! Eventually class ended and I immediately got back to watching my shows for like a week straight!!!
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Posted 12/27/12
Hey... Better to be addicted to anime than other things, right? :]
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Posted 12/27/12
Watch something else? I've been watching a lot of Western scifi dramas lately, and it's been fun.

But, not sure if that really stops the problem, since if you find one medium addicting who's to say that another medium won't be equally addicting.
Posted 12/27/12 , edited 12/28/12
edit :to simplify my previous answer, no,will not give it up
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35 / M / Toronto
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Posted 12/27/12
I stopped watching anime almost completely for about 5 years between 2006 and 2011. In total I only watched about 5 series in that time. I filled a lot of my free time with my social life instead of just working, gaming and watching anime. Now I am back in to it but not to the extent that I was. I guess the difference now is that in my time away from anime I managed to meet my wife and start a family. I only have about 6 series on the go at any given time now because, at best, I have time to watch only one or two eps in a day. Given that SAO and BTOOOM!!! just finished (and they both better have second seasons) I am open to suggestions
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Posted 12/27/12
I really don't see anything wrong being addicted to anime or just watching it. Now a days American tv (most of the time) is not that good and seems to only be about reality TV and such. And scifi is always good! Supernatural, Battle Stargalactica (not the 80's one), Firefly are some good ones off the top of my head. The thing that draws me to anime is that some of the shows have great plots! So maybe just try to broaden what you watch even though anime is always great :}
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Posted 12/27/12
No, I don't think I ever will. I have such a strong preference to animation it is not even funny, and anime is a big reason that made it easy for me to drop TV altogether.
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25 / M / Sydney, Australia
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Posted 12/28/12
I wouldn't consciously give up on it... maybe one day I'll grow out of it, who knows? But I wouldn't voluntarily just quit on anime because I watch 1 season in one day.

If anything, I hope my liking for anime would not end... I wouldn't know what to do in my spare time. Anyway... I need more new animes.... and they don't start till January... arrrghhhhhh.
Posted 12/28/12
No. Not giving up
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Posted 12/28/12

Narukamiyu wrote:

Hey... Better to be addicted to anime than other things, right? :]


This.
When given a choice between anime, drugs, and paid sex, I think anime addiction seems like a very reasonable choice.
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26 / M / Michigan, USA
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Posted 12/28/12
Anime is the best thing to be addicted too, now the only time i would ever consider anime addiction to be a problem is when you let anime rule your life, You have to be the master of your life and not let anime be the master of your life.

I personal have watched a large amount of anime in my time well over 2 years worth of anime, but at one point i let anime over run my life, i then quit anime for a yearish but when i say quit i didnt stop watching anime i just stopped the hardcore animeness i once had, I am now re entering the hardcore world of anime with new knowledge of how not to let it rule my life.

The best way to slow down is find things you enjoy to watch, I got netflixs and found alot of tv shows to watch. It ended up slowing me down. lol just my thoughts
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Posted 12/28/12 , edited 12/28/12
I've never consciously given up on it, but I have had seasons where I've watched nothing at all.

The best thing I can recommend is to be more critical about what you're watching. If it's something that's basically a plot you've seen before repackaged, drop it; If it's something you're just watching to pass time rather than because you're really enjoying it, drop it; etc.. It's also helpful to watch the shows that are considered the best of the best, 'cause then it's much easier to compare things and find them coming up short.
Posted 12/28/12
I stopped watching anime for a couple of years. Life got to busy and I had to stop watching anime and reading Manga, but it has slowed down a little and I was happy to find this website so I could watch a few episodes a day
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