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What Would You Accomplish In The Time You Used On Anime?
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Posted 1/21/14
This question came to me after finishing Naruto Shipuuden Episode 322. (Excellent by the way. It's tough to get through the fillers, but the canonical episodes make it worth it.) But, it occurred to me that I've watched 542 episodes of Naruto. 558 episodes of One Piece, 354 episodes of Bleach, 254 episodes of Gintama, by themselves.

Just those animes alone equates to 37,576 minutes. (Considering each episode is around 22 minutes.) That's 626 consecutive hours. Now, considering the time I've spent watching hundreds of other animes, some long and some short, I know I've spent countless hours watching anime. (Time well spent, IMO.)

But, I can't help but wonder: If I didn't spend years of my life watching anime, what else might I have accomplished with that extra time? Things I've wanted to do, but haven't done yet? Would I have gotten a second degree? Mastered Japanese? Learned the art of Kajukenbo? It makes me wonder.

So, I wanted to ask you guys: What do you think you would've accomplished with the time you've spent on anime?

(And please don't think I mean it's wasting your time, because I wouldn't take back those hours of enjoyment to save my life.)
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I once wanted to become the next Otto Messmer or Ub Iwerks, and was interested in early portrayals "anti-art" & "pop art" animation.

And then I discovered anime, and I'm not sure what happened for a decade and a half..
It started with myself finding a fanatical interest in the anime directed by Akiyuki Shinbo (before he joined Shaft)..
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akiyuki_Shinbo
Safe to say that my artistic fancy has received no practice since middle school. haha..
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I think I very well could have discovered the secret to eternal life and secrets of the universe, yup, definitely.
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lol?
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Probably could of studied a bit better and get into a better college
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I would of accomplish my homeworks.
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Posted 1/22/14 , edited 1/22/14
I honestly do not know.

I could have used more sleep

I will say this. However, do not try to mimic it. I found this weird trend during exams, if I study for the exam I would get 60ish and fml. If I had used that time and watched anime (there were times I did) I did better on exams.

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Finished some games :D
Maybe make a reviewer for a test
yeah, studied Japanese.
Bake a cake? cook? done the laundry?
Oh yes, definitely sleep
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22 / M / Michigan
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Posted 1/22/14
play games instead I suppose or get more sleep
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Posted 1/22/14 , edited 1/22/14
That's... Something I don't want to think about.
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Posted 1/22/14
i could've studied or socialised or cleaned or got a life
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I could be more dedicated to the gym o.o obviously sleep more, hung out with more people idk. I wouldn't change it though, anime is one of the greatest things I have ever stumbled upon. ^.^
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Posted 1/22/14

AnimeKami wrote:

I honestly do not know.

I could have used more sleep

I will say this. However, do not try to mimic it. I found this weird trend during exams, if I study for the exam I would get 60ish and fml. If I had used that time and watched anime (there were times I did) I did better on exams.


I marathoned Gurren Lagann during my most recent finals week, including staying up until 3AM finishing the series the day before I had an exam. It turned out just fine for me.

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Posted 1/22/14
I probably would of been more active and know what I probably would want to be doing with my life xD
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Posted 1/22/14
Dead. Without anime, I would have gotten way too bored and offed myself.
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