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How has anime inspired you?
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I just finished TTGL and I gotta say, it's been an inspirational and emotional ride. When a show is based on "If you want it bad enough you can do anything" attitude, it's hard not to cry of happiness and want to think that way too. I've noticed that most anime usually have a very positive message to spread and promote. Through the character development, we can develop. When the good guys triumph, we triumph. And if you're like me, you always wanna be the main character of the last anime you watched, at least for a while. lol Anime as a whole is such a positive thing (geared towards main-stream here but not completely), and there are almost always lessons to be learned and applied to your life. Many themes are shared and repeated, but just from my watching experience here are a few examples..

Tora Dora: you can't run away from your problems, you have to be brave and conquer your demons.

Soul Eater: hope and determination (mostly hope), can lead you to greatness.

FLCL: being weird as fuck is often times a great and refreshing thing.

Kids on the Slope: you can find friendship in the most unlikely of places, just be open minded and forgiving

School Days: don't be a low life dirty cheating bastard and you won't be stabbed and decapitated.

Welcome to the NHK: you have to learn to step outside of your comfort zone and grow as an individual. Let someone help you be the person who helps others.

The Flower We Saw that Day: you have to let go of the past and move. Holding on to regrets only brings you down.

Spice and Wolf: I learned the basics of economis and trade (lol)

What are some anime that have inspired you and how?
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Anime has inspired me to be even more lazy, as I lay on my sofa watching it for hours on end.
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Anime has inspired me to be even more lazy, as I lay on my sofa watching it for hours on end.


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I get quite a bit of inspiration from anime. I'm a writer so this is very helpful. No, I don't do fan fiction. I write full, original novels with all original characters. Sometimes when I'm not happy with some of the material I've written, I will watch a little anime and get ideas on how to make my stories better. I watch mostly dramas and romantic anime and often times I watch their character development and it gives me ideas on how to make my characters more relatable.

In fact, I have 5 novels (yes, really) that are slated to be released by the end of the year. Many of them are in various stages of development. Two are completely done. One is already through to draft #3 and the other two are still getting the finishing touches on their first drafts. I'm very excited and I don't hide the fact that anime has inspired me in many of my works. In fact, in at least one of them, I have characters discussing anime.
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I get quite a bit of inspiration from anime. I'm a writer so this is very helpful. No, I don't do fan fiction. I write full, original novels with all original characters. Sometimes when I'm not happy with some of the material I've written, I will watch a little anime and get ideas on how to make my stories better. I watch mostly dramas and romantic anime and often times I watch their character development and it gives me ideas on how to make my characters more relatable.

In fact, I have 5 novels (yes, really) that are slated to be released by the end of the year. Many of them are in various stages of development. Two are completely done. One is already through to draft #3 and the other two are still getting the finishing touches on their first drafts. I'm very excited and I don't hide the fact that anime has inspired me in many of my works. In fact, in at least one of them, I have characters discussing anime.


Are they being published in Kindle format, or as actual printed material?
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Mayo2111 wrote:

I get quite a bit of inspiration from anime. I'm a writer so this is very helpful. No, I don't do fan fiction. I write full, original novels with all original characters. Sometimes when I'm not happy with some of the material I've written, I will watch a little anime and get ideas on how to make my stories better. I watch mostly dramas and romantic anime and often times I watch their character development and it gives me ideas on how to make my characters more relatable.

In fact, I have 5 novels (yes, really) that are slated to be released by the end of the year. Many of them are in various stages of development. Two are completely done. One is already through to draft #3 and the other two are still getting the finishing touches on their first drafts. I'm very excited and I don't hide the fact that anime has inspired me in many of my works. In fact, in at least one of them, I have characters discussing anime.


Are they being published in Kindle format, or as actual printed material?


Amazon is my main sales channel. It's very inexpensive to produce a Kindle book. I may do a limited paperback release, but the margins on physical books are quite low. With a Kindle book my cut is about 70% whereas with physical books it drops as low as 8% depending on my costs. I always like to have a few physical copies though to keep for myself. As we get closer to release I am going to reexamine my options. We have some money set aside for advertising and such. We'll see how much money we can secure for a possible paperback release.

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Mayo2111 wrote:


Shrapnel893 wrote:


Mayo2111 wrote:

I get quite a bit of inspiration from anime. I'm a writer so this is very helpful. No, I don't do fan fiction. I write full, original novels with all original characters. Sometimes when I'm not happy with some of the material I've written, I will watch a little anime and get ideas on how to make my stories better. I watch mostly dramas and romantic anime and often times I watch their character development and it gives me ideas on how to make my characters more relatable.

In fact, I have 5 novels (yes, really) that are slated to be released by the end of the year. Many of them are in various stages of development. Two are completely done. One is already through to draft #3 and the other two are still getting the finishing touches on their first drafts. I'm very excited and I don't hide the fact that anime has inspired me in many of my works. In fact, in at least one of them, I have characters discussing anime.


Are they being published in Kindle format, or as actual printed material?


Amazon is my main sales channel. It's very inexpensive to produce a Kindle book. I may do a limited paperback release, but the margins on physical books are quite low. With a Kindle book my cut is about 70% whereas with physical books it drops as low as 8% depending on my costs. I always like to have a few physical copies though to keep for myself. As we get closer to release I am going to reexamine my options. We have some money set aside for advertising and such. We'll see how much money we can secure for a possible paperback release.



Hope it works out, good luck.

Posted 6/6/13
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I know it's weird to find something inspiring in a comedic anime. But this anime has such an inspiring underlying message... school grades are not everything in life.
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If you were inspired by TTGL then you should definitely watch(my favorite anime of all time) GUNBUSTER, which is id say, the mother and father of TTGL and EVA.
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As a whole for me: it's made me more confident in myself, less afraid in situations that might make others panic, and I just feel like it's made me smarter in a way. Anime teaches a lot of life lessons; kind of like a kid's show, but less cheesy and obvious. Plus I've been into creative writing since elementary school (I guess you can say I have a knack for it) and anime helps with my ideas and vocabulary. Just like books do for me as well.
Posted 6/6/13
I didn't know anime could be inspirational... Besides making someone into a hermit.
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It's inspired me to be more carefree and relax a bit, stop fretting over the small stuff and just roll with the punches. It has also helped me to develop my characters in what I write.
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Anime has inspired me to be even more lazy, as I lay on my sofa watching it for hours on end.


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sophie-ann wrote:

Anime has inspired me to be even more lazy, as I lay on my sofa watching it for hours on end.


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Anime can be inspiring and it can also give you some wisdom, not all anime does this just certain ones.

Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood: This has shown me that life is just one big cycle.

Tora Dora: This has shown me that life is too short to worry about petty things, you should live life to the fullest.

Naruto: Overcoming any obstacle working in a team.

I think its mainly aimed at kids to give them more of a positive outcome in life growing up, but also adults can learn from different anime aswell as Tora Dora has shown me
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