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do Animes becomes your saviors in life?
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Not only anime is enjoyable, and fun to watch, but they've also helped me throughout life. Yes life can be a challenge. Life can be really annoying. However, when It comes to most of the anime I've watched, they've literally helped me escape from my depression. Not all animes can be saviors, but why not share what you think. Do you think some or most animes are your saviors? Are they? or No? feel free to tell us why.
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I can see that, titles like Aria and Non Non Biyori can be a tonic to one' soul.
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NintendoFan05 wrote:

Not only anime is enjoyable, and fun to watch, but they've also helped me throughout life. Yes life can be a challenge. Life can be really annoying. However, when It comes to most of the anime I've watched, they've literally helped me escape from my depression. Not all animes can be saviors, but why not share what you think. Do you think some or most animes are your saviors? Are they? or No? feel free to tell us why.


Yes Clannad literally helped me through life and teach alot about the hardships in life.I'm being serious and I don't usually be
but some animes are just this powerful and Clannad is in top of them for me.imo most of the slice of life animes can do that

other anime can just kill the boredom and make you escape your depression and others for fun and others you can just learn from.
but that just in the past I don't see anything this good anymore just stuff to kill time with
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Not yet.
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Isn't fun and enjoyable enough to escape depression? Ok,,not trying to bust your chops. I do know what you mean tho. Some anime can have an uplifting message...some can be very thought provoking and some are just silly. Some have no redeeming value at all.

Anime has changed my outlook and what I thought was possible. My opinion, I think a lot of anime deals with the positives and negatives of interpersonal relationships and that can have an influence on how we see others, or how we might deal with difficult situations and people.
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um.... no
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Yes Clannad literally helped me through life and teach alot about the hardships in life.I'm being serious and I don't usually be
but some animes are just this powerful and Clannad is in top of them for me.imo most of the slice of life animes can do that

other anime can just kill the boredom and make you escape your depression and others for fun and others you can just learn from.
but that just in the past I don't see anything this good anymore just stuff to kill time with



I completely agree with Clannad. Tomoya's relationship with his dad, his troubles, basically everything about his life reflects mine. His coming around with his father in the AS really hit home.
Clannad is the model of how I want my life to turn out. (Great family relationships and to be as awesome as Akio.)

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Anime and just television in general has desensitized me to a lot of things. I tend to generally have a philosophical outlook on life and over-analyze just about everything. Analyzing things eventually makes me realize just how meaningless a lot them are.

One example that many people rage about is the whole Imouto incest animes. Years ago I was disgusted too. Eventually I asked myself, why am I disgusted? After some analysis I came to the conclusion that it was ultimately social conditioning which itself was born due to some scientific evidence and traditional beliefs. (It's a taboo because it increases the risks of an unhealthy child. Families would prefer to make connections with other families. etc.) Then I asked myself the ultimate question, how does this affect me personally? The answer was it doesn't. I don't have any sisters. This matter does not affect me personally and is not worth my anger or disgust, so I just let it go.

By a similar process I came to realize that being offended at someone swearing is also not worth my effort. I can honestly say though, if it wasn't for anime I would have never come to disregard these social constructs a lot of people consider significant, primarily because American television tends to have a set way of doing things, while anime can be all over the place.
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Shin-Nrl wrote:


Yes Clannad literally helped me through life and teach alot about the hardships in life.I'm being serious and I don't usually be
but some animes are just this powerful and Clannad is in top of them for me.imo most of the slice of life animes can do that

other anime can just kill the boredom and make you escape your depression and others for fun and others you can just learn from.
but that just in the past I don't see anything this good anymore just stuff to kill time with



I completely agree with Clannad. Tomoya's relationship with his dad, his troubles, basically everything about his life reflects mine. His coming around with his father in the AS really hit home.
Clannad is the model of how I want my life to turn out. (Great family relationships and to be as awesome as Akio.)



The story about His relationship with his father was the most amazing thing in the show.
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Yes.

Kannazuki is one good example.
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I guess it saves me from occasional boredom. But, besides that, no.
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ceewayne wrote:

I can see that, titles like Aria and Non Non Biyori can be a tonic to one' soul.


^ I agree with this person ^_^

However, I prefer his term "tonic to one's soul." Savior is going a bit too far, i'd say. Anime can help you have a better outlook in life, and it can lift you up when your feeling down, but you shouldn't (and i'd argue that you can't) rely on that. But it's still very helpful.
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However, I prefer his term "tonic to one's soul." Savior is going a bit too far, i'd say. Anime can help you have a better outlook in life, and it can lift you up when your feeling down, but you shouldn't (and i'd argue that you can't) rely on that. But it's still very helpful.


To that person, it could be a savior. It could be his Savior. That is fine for him. As Frank Sinatra says. "Basically, I'm for anything that gets you through the night - be it prayer, tranquilizers or a bottle of Jack Daniels."

Now I used the term tonic because, to me, that is what it does. My wife always comments how she can hear me laughing from my office when I watch anime.

Ultimately the only thing you can rely on is yourself. Gods and Devils, Angels and Demons can help but it is up to you.
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not really. anime isn't much more than enjoyment, to me. any time I've needed saving, I've just saved myself.
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Welcome to the NHK helped me along a rough patch.
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