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So many people who love anime have their own definitions of what makes a good series. Some love shounen, some love shoujo, etc etc etc...

But instead of defining what makes a good anime for you, how about what anime helped define you? What series made you the person you are today? So which series changed you so much that you still feel that you carry the characters with you everyday, wherever you are.

For me, I grew up watching Dragonball Z as many Asian youths did. I think it was easy for Asian children to love DBZ because there was never an Asian Superhero or an Asian Batman. Fortunately we had Goku and Vegeta and their ever growing story. And I find that I grew up with Goku and his family especially with his children Gohan and Goten. Goku and the gang lived with the morals of 3 big shounen elements: friendship, effort and competition. As simple as though 3 elements are, I've lived heavily through this moral code in my life and I do hope that I've been a better person in life by looking at Goku as my all time role model.

TL;DR-Instead of asking what anime has helped entertain you, what anime has shaped you into who you are today and please share how!
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maybe astro boy made me like futuristic stuff
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I guess it's a combination of many anime, anime sort of makes me think about life a lot, so I can admit anime has made me a different person, but I think I'm a lot wiser because of it. I would say that the one that hit me the most would be "Kokoro Connect" so yeah, It makes me a lot more timid and thoughtful you know.
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Mine is definitely NANA. I like to believe that NANA is what made me a better more mature person. There were some good quotes that helped me through tough times too. "Even though it hurts, if you keep on living good things can still happen." Such a shame that it's still on a hiatus....
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Posted 7/20/13

Brycism wrote:

I guess it's a combination of many anime, anime sort of makes me think about life a lot, so I can admit anime has made me a different person, but I think I'm a lot wiser because of it.


I wouldn't say I'm a lot wiser because of it, but yea. there are some anime that make you stop and think about life in general. for me, the two anime that had the biggest impact on me were Fate/Stay Night and Clannad.
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AnimeKami wrote:

maybe astro boy made me like futuristic stuff


That and Doremon!
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I also thought Astro boy was shooting poo pellets with his butt ,and thought I could have done the same .
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For me it was Welcome to the NHK. It had profound themes and ultimately teaches one not to be reliant on others. Do things that you enjoy, but never lose sight of what is real because we can only control what is real.
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Kenichi made me restart Tae-Kwon-Do and upgrade my fighting game collection.

Sport anime like Eyeshield, Captain Tsubasa and Slam Dunk always motivate me to play pick-up games with friends and such.
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I'm a bit too stubborn of a person for anime to really "change" who I am, but some stuff can really hit me hard.

I found out I'm a sucker for ghost stories thanks to Clannad and Dusk Maiden of Amnesia.

I like psychological stuff thanks to Evangelion. That show really says what needs to be said about a lot of the crap that I do. It's definitely closest to the answer you're looking for.

I like the fantasy adventures thanks to Hayao Miyazaki's movies.

But nothing has really made me a "better person," so to speak. A lot of shows have good messages, and I really take those to heart, so it's more of a slow evolution if anything. And I think I'm much more understanding of others than I was before, but I've always tried to be like that, so >_>

One bad thing: I'm much more comfortable holing up in a room by myself than I should be. I really need to get out more lol
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