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why do you watch anime
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22 / M / London, UK
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Posted 2/19/14
2 reasons:

1. Its Great
2. Regular TV is shit with the exception of a few shows
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19 / M / Australia!
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As much as I'd like to say that I just like it, there's no real reason, I don't think I can.
Honestly, I think i watch anime as a form of escapism.
I don't really need to escape life, everything is great. Life is pretty ideal. Although watching anime is great, I can experience things I never would, and I love that, I love being immersed in other worlds. It's a nice change from the boring routine of life.
Anime is a kind of spice in my life. And of course I love watching it.

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anime is a type of entertainment, just like game or movie, people use these entertainment in their free time, so it is just normal thing we watch anime, not all anime, we usually choose the good anime, just like we choose good movies to watch or we only play the top ranking games, so for me I do what I like. Anime is just one of many entertainments available to us, so we just enjoy.

Same with music, I don't care about what type of music, I listen to the song and judge if it is good or not, and the song can be from different country also, I also don't care what country the song from as long as it's good I will listen to the song
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28 / M / UK
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I'm sorry to hear that so many watch anime because they are depressed.. Here's my two cents:

1. I think there are some fantastic premises / concepts out there for anime - some ideas which you just couldn't translate to live action shows without a massive budget. I really love the idea behind SAO - a VRMMORPG sounds badass. With anime you have an open, clean slate to do with what you like.

2. Anime has a lot of emotion. A great deal of anime / animation gets me emotional compared to a small fraction of live action work, and I watch a LOT of live action TV shows. I think maybe it's because the characters are often very 'human' and likable. I don't know what you guys think?

3. Some of the Anime / animation I've seen tend to have an amazing way of expressing great characters which you easily start to care about, along with interesting & often strange but awesome narratives (e.g. FLCL). Death Note is always a go-to for me when I'm talking about great anime storylines - I think the narrative for (the first ~10 episodes at least) Death Note is very clever, the back and forth between Light & L with the quick thinking reactions between the two create amazing plot twists.

4. It's different. Partly due to the Japanese culture - which I find fascinating - and partly due to the fact nobody else but Japan (as far as I know) are making stuff like it, so it's something new.

5. The format is convenient. ~24 mins an episode is a great length for fitting episodes in here and there. I watch a few each night and try and mix it up!
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Well for me it started when sailor moon, Pokemon, and hamtaro would come on tv in the morning, didn't used to watch anime very much but now that I am it like, love it! I think some anime is like the only time I would cry at a drawing, (couldn't bring my self to call it just a -cartoon-) I love the stories, so deep or so silly or both at the same time! I think if more American shows TRIED to make it deeper like anime, we might get some REALLY interesting American animes, most people usually fails cause they try too hard to please the people. But I think last air bender did a job, that's about it there. I think the main reason why I watch it is, the stories make me laugh, cry and mad at the show for making us wait a week to find out what happens next haha
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20 / M / Finland
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I watch it because it relieves you from real life stress, you enjoy it, you live it. You dont need words to describe what anime means to you, its a way of life!
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25 / F / in the land of th...
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I used to love it.
But, most of these NEW anime's are pure crap.
yes, I said crap...

shallow, fanservicing crap..

the last good newer one I watched was Flowers of Evil. and I didn't like it..the characters were all horribly unlikeable, but it was made and wrote well.
paradox maybe?
next thing, probably full naked sex scenes...

then I might come back to it..
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25 / M / This Dying World
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Posted 2/19/14
well... since I was not good in school, I thought I be good at watching anime.

lol
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24 / M
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Instead of talking about why I like Anime, I'm going to talk about why I (usually) dislike regular American TV.

Regular television attempts to keep things going for as long as possible. Instead of just setting out to tell a story they mess around and stall until nobody actually cares about the show any more and then they cancel it. I don't have time to sit through 8 seasons of sludge @.@ Just tell me a story and then move on...
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24 / M / The Dark Continent
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Posted 2/19/14
It amuses me.
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Why? well just because I could, I watched one piece and naruto as a kid when it was aired on TV but they kept showing repeats, I then forgot about anime and 4 years ago I remembered the one piece ship and went from there.

But mainly it's cause I find TV boring and Anime is more deep.
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i like it of course, but especially because it has as many different genres as live-action tv shows. You can literally find any genre in anime.
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Mainly for:

- Persoral enjoyment/entertainment
- Out of boredom
- Distraction





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21 / F / US of A
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Posted 2/19/14
Escapism is part of it, another part being habit, but I mostly has to be the fact that I enjoyed the hell out of the anime that I grew up with. I continue watching to duplicate that feeling.
Also, I watch to improve my writing (same with manga, novels, tv shows) and to figure out why certain series are addicting, what makes an enjoyable/entertaining watch, how to write well-rounded characters, etc.
Rurouni Kenshin...I blame you entirely for this.
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23 / M / Texas
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Posted 2/19/14
I watch anime because, well at first I thought it was just cool action, but now that i'm older and understand more, some anime are very nice social commentaries, others provide amazing motivation and inspiration. Some allow for a view into another culture, as well its nice to see how places you are familiar with are depicted in other cultures. As well i just love the comedy and the way the stories are told. And heck it beast what is on T.V here in the states for the most part.
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