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3 Reasons I love Anime
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So, this time around on my blog I decided to share my three reasons as to why I love anime. If you want to check them out, feel free too: http://jake-brunton.com/2014/03/20/3-reasons-why-i-love-anime/

So, why do you love anime? (That is, if you do love it).
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Posted 3/19/14
3 things:

1.) So many different kinds of genres. There is no limit.

2.) The art is beautiful, creative, and always fresh.

3.) Diversity.
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1. The beautiful art.
2. The hot guys.
3. The storylines.
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For me it would be:

1) The Characters. There is just such a diversity of types that anime put a spin on each time so that the are slightly different from the last.

2) The Culture. Just everything that backs Anime from various parts of life to the Fandoms and community.

3) The Surprises. That single moment that makes you go "WOW! THAT WAS F*CKING BRILLIANT!" or "I NEVER EXPECTED THAT TO HAPPEN!" that get you hyped to watch more.
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1) Over exaggeration
2)Sometimes I end up learning something about another culture
3)Hmm, I used to be a high school student, so I used to relate to the over abundant amount of HS based animes--not so much now that I'm older.
Posted 3/19/14
1. it's not based on American culture; i'm not racist against americans, and I love a lot of american shows. But australia is notorious for importing everything American to our TV... so i get sick and tired of it. The only channel that provides diversity is "SBS"... all the other channels are focused on White people and American shows. It gets boring.


2. animation provides an advantage when trying to express certain ideas
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Posted 3/19/14
1. The stories- So many of them are good!

2. Wide variety of genres.

3. IMO, better than most mainstream TV shows.
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Well there is a simple reason, American stuff is culturally American, British, or Ancient Roman based, everything is, it does not deviate from there, like at all.

Anime on the other hand has been known to take all cultures and twist, turn, and combine them together to create a new experience. Look at Cowboy Bebop, that includes Native American style, Mexican style, European Style, Hong Kong style, and of course Cyberpunk.

Considering that Japan used to be 100 times as conservative as the US before WWII, I have no idea how they became so liberal with their animation.
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1. Plot

2. Character Development

3. Awesomesauce
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1. Morals - I believe a lot of Anime geared toward younger kids are really great learning tools to help kids learn how to become a well rounded person. For instance, Dragonball taught me to fight for the weaker and oppressed, and to stay grounded even if you're the "strongest" in your world. Or One Piece, how it teaches you even though you're labeled as "bad guy" you don't necessarily have to be a bad guy. Pokemon taught me to treat animals as if they were my friends and knowing that you can get through tough times with the support of your friends. I mean, just overall, there's so much to learn from a lot of great classic, and even recent animes.

2. Creativity - Anime helps spark creativity in children. I basically grew up on Miyazaki, and he's the reason I wanted to become an artist. He instilled the values that I still hold onto today all while showing me how beautiful anime could be at such a young age. The stories, characters, and art can all spark a young child (even grown ups) imagination, and take them on a creative roller coaster. And a lot of times, Anime's are often thinking outside the box when it comes to material. Sure there's a lot of rehashed same ole' robot copy cats, but there's also a ton of hidden gems that really bring up some interesting topics to help spark creativity.

3. Entertainment - There's an Anime geared towards everyone and anyone, some just don't give it the chance. Some days I want to watch a classic old school Anime like maybe the old Saint Seiya. Or maybe I want to watch some really crazy story full of suspense and I could turn on Death Note. Maybe I'm feeling some cutesy and I can turn on Usagi Drop. Romance, action, sci-fi, historical, there's so much out there it's truly endless entertainment.
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Do you want reasons I love media in general, or instances specific to Anime?

1. I love the Cultural aspect of it. Character designs to Artistic scenery, it's both "art" and "japanese" which is rather unique to me. China has it's own amazing culture as well, but it'll be a long time before we see things akin to current anime come from China. I'm glad China at least has decent movies... but Japan is one of a kind in it's style right now.


xxJing wrote:

Well there is a simple reason, American stuff is culturally American, British, or Ancient Roman based, everything is, it does not deviate from there, like at all.

Anime on the other hand has been known to take all cultures and twist, turn, and combine them together to create a new experience. Look at Cowboy Bebop, that includes Native American style, Mexican style, European Style, Hong Kong style, and of course Cyberpunk.

Considering that Japan used to be 100 times as conservative as the US before WWII, I have no idea how they became so liberal with their animation.


Other cultures have huge deviance, but you're missing out on something key.
Japan views a lot of cultures from the outside, while America has an abundance of inside influence.

Japan is a country filled with Japanese people, and they're all as similar as a single cultural ethnic could be expected to be.
America's largest minority, is in the minority. There are more people in general who are not the most common ethnic group, rather than are.

Sooooo, we have some problems figuring out how we want our media. Japan only worries about Japanese viewers... Awesomely enough, there are things that make the viewers happy that you just... throw into your anime. They have that kind of cultural power, and it astounds me.


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Crossovers

Especial when you consider the One PiecexDragonball Z Crossover Manga, anything in the Shonen Jump Vs series, that odd game where Luffy, Naruto, and Goku fought over a bowl of Ramen noodles. Lets not forget all the awkward references! The moment Bakemonogatari referenced Dragonball Z, I was all "hell yeah! THAT'S CULTURALLY CORRECT GOOD JOB!"
Or when Teen Romantic Snafu made a JoJo's Bizzare Adventure reference.
Or even when I learned Bobobo-bo-bobobo was a Parody Series on Fist of the North Star. That was pretty funny.

All Anime that comes from Japan has a chance at crossovers.

OH, aaaaand SUPER ROBOT WARS!



I don't know who's in the middle.... He looks kinda...original character-ish.

But who doesn't know at least one of those fellows? Char? Roger? Kallen? Simon? Amuro freaking Ray?

Wow, Gundam has it's primary Rivals BOTH up on this picture. I wonder how many people can actually tell?


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OH, aaaaand SUPER ROBOT WARS!



I don't know who's in the middle.... He looks kinda...original character-ish.

But who doesn't know at least one of those fellows? Char? Roger? Kallen? Simon? Amuro freaking Ray?

Wow, Gundam has it's primary Rivals BOTH up on this picture. I wonder how many people can actually tell?




I think the guy in the middle is an original character from the game you can play as or the main guy from LineBarrels of Iron. Could be wrong. Also, I think they should have switched out Setsuna for one of the Evangelion characters, like Asuka. I find it kind of funny Eva is inclued in Super Robot Wars, since the Eva's aren't technically robots, but meh... still cool.

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Posted 3/20/14
1 - fantasy stuff you will not imagine becomes real in animes
2 - Beauty of the animation itself
3 - anime is japanese based and it gives u a slight look into life in japan


another one for me is the language i think japanese is possible the best language its so calming yet so easy to understand after a while (1 year of anime for me and ive picked up basic phrases) imagine those who have watched for years
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Posted 3/20/14 , edited 3/20/14
It's always the art style that draws me in, (no pun intended)
Next comes the amazing stories.
Also, I love the wild Japanese voice acting, that really makes or breaks the characters..
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