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Does anyone else agree that loving anime is painful?
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I know it can't just be me. Falling in love with an anime is kind of a painful experience. Every time I get really hooked on an anime, I invest so much mental energy, become sleep deprived and anxious about every episode and feel so much it friggen hurts. When I get attached to characters and they achieve something or kick ass or do something really sweet I just like squeal with joy. It's not healthy.

Does anyone agree or have similar experiences? Lol
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Ya but for me it's painful cause of the wait to see which anime I will & won't be able to watch. I wish crunchyroll would just simulcast every anime every season.
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Only when they leave last episode of a season on cliffhangers
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I certainly used to. As I watched more and more, eventually getting through hundreds those feelings became a lot lot less extreme, but when I was starting out even a show ending left me feeling down.
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HELL NAW!
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Anime doesn't do that to me. Books, comics, and the fandoms, on the other hand... I still understand what you mean to emotionally (and sometimes financially, ouch) invest in something.

But I have to admit that recently there is a series that had drawn me in, surprisingly. It's not the best anime I had watched. I started watching because it had its humorous moments. However, I'm always going to remember one slow Sunday, when I was catching up on the series. I was half paying attention when suddenly, the protagonist pulled off a miraculous stunt. Then, a really cliched and slo-mo fist-bump thing happened. And my heart-rate accelerated in pride.

I never could find my shame since that episode.
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Isn't it kind of a wish fulfillment? I mean look at No game, no life

"Sora and Shiro are hikikomoris but in online games, they are an undefeated gaming identity known as Blank due to their trademark of using in-game names filled with spaces. One day, they are challenged by Tet, a god from another reality, to a game of chess and are victorious. Tet offers them a chance to live a world which revolves around games and they accept, believing it to be a joke. They are then summoned to a reality known as Disboard where a spell, known as the Pledges, prevents violence and enforces the rules and outcomes of games. Staying true to their identity as Blank, the two seek to maintain their reputation by besting the sixteen species which rule over Disboard in order to earn the opportunity to challenge Tet."

Shout out to my homeboy Wikipedia for writing this shit.

2 gamers are sucked into a world where they have to play more games to save a world or some shit.
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Yes, but you forgot "as quickly they come into your life and make you whole, they end and leave you empty"...
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My wallet surely is damaged by anime and it subs product...
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xgraceling wrote:

I know it can't just be me. Falling in love with an anime is kind of a painful experience. Every time I get really hooked on an anime, I invest so much mental energy, become sleep deprived and anxious about every episode and feel so much it friggen hurts. When I get attached to characters and they achieve something or kick ass or do something really sweet I just like squeal with joy. It's not healthy.

Does anyone agree or have similar experiences? Lol


Hell ya I do!! And the feeling only grows stronger the more anime I watch and the most painful part is the last episode and that feeling of not knowing what to do with your life after its over..

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Lol the cliffhangers kill me the most. Not every anime I've watched does this to me though. But suddenly one week in between episodes feels like an eternity, I'm like a fiend for more content. Though there are some episodes that have those moments where I can't form words to describe the overwhelming emotion I feel. I feel like five different things at once which just results in strange sounds lolol. That's the very reason why I don't like watching anime with people around me. xD But maybe it is all wishful thinking to be in those worlds. I know anime is kind of my get away right now so I'm more invested in series than I usually am.

But the worst feeling is when it's over. I never know what to do with myself or how to move on. There's like not enough down time between endings so I'm left in some kind of shock and not okay with the series ending. Instead I start to read the manga from start to finish. Lol it's like someone died or a break up.
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Finishing an anime and reminiscing is the most painful
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I won't mind you fangirlling over something awesome. lol. *Puts on ear muffs in case you begin to squeal*
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I hate getting really invested in an anime that starts off amazing and slowly degenerates into a train-wreck. Sword Art Online felt that way, for me. Although the worse of a train-wreck that became, the more hilarious is became, as well.

It's far, far worse when a show overstays its welcome, though. Shows that could have been 50 - maybe 75 episodes turn into hundreds of episodes of stagnation that have virtually no plot whatsoever. That is horrendous. That is why I now despise Naruto, actually.

Getting invested in characters can certainly leave you feeling down when a series comes to an end, but it can and will be so, so much worse, otherwise.
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I definitely agree. I feel like I can relate to a lot of anime characters and I find myself shedding many tears on their behalf.

I would have to say the saddest part about anime is when a really good series ends. I always wish I could forget watching a whole series so I could experience it again. Once you finish it, no matter how many times you rewatch it, it's never the same as the first time you experience it.

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