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Do you ever get that feeling after watching an anime of emptiness, and if so how do you fill it?
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The Void? At this point I savor it, it's a place that gets harder and harder to find yourself in as you go on.
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Insomnist wrote:

The Void? At this point I savor it, it's a place that gets harder and harder to find yourself in as you go on.


I know what you mean man .
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I don't get it too often, but I have the feeling that I'll be experiencing it a few times this season.
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the feeling that a wonderful journey is over, the feeling of emptiness knowing you will never see those characters doing something you haven't seen them do before. Its a feeling that always gets me at the end of a really good romance or drama show.
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I got it after watching Toradora, Angel Beats, and Little Busters gave me that. Those were the only ones out of the 50 animes I've watched lol.
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Yes. All the time. I go to a corner and take a moment to myself. Then, I eat some candy. Usually, it takes me a while to get over the anime and start something new
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I mope around and try to figure out what it is and complain to other people
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I can't just "fill it" ~ usually I just wait until I find something new that stirs my soul.

Luckily (or unluckily if you look at it like that), I actually get this feeling somewhat often because the types of shows that impact me are more common than they are for others, I think. I usually fill the emptiness by starting a new series or rewatching a series i've already finished. I almost always have one back-up show to rewatch which keeps the emptiness at bay from new shows I've finished.

Then there are the black holes that result from finishing shows that resonate with me. Only time heals these, but they're equally rare. They come only after watching shows that radically alter my view of anime or perhaps even life itself. I usually have to take a couple days just to sort out my own thoughts after shows like that ~ but again, rewatching stuff helps.
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This is why I make sure to have 3 or 4 anime that I keep up with, so that when one ends I can just watch the others and also gives me time to find something new to start!

It's a simple process that's helped me avoid the void all these wonderful anime years.
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Only the good ones, but I usually just fill the void with a new anime. Happened to me with The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Steins;Gate, Angel Beats!, Little Busters, as well as Oreimo and Akame ga Kill for some reason.

I usually choose like 4 anime per season that I'll follow no matter what, so I usually get over them pretty quick. I really can't get over Steins;Gate though, I watched it like half a year ago and I'm still looking for ANYTHING that'll let me relive some of it.
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I had it bad after my first real romance anime, Love Hina, when I was like 14. It left me feeling empty for like a week, all I could think about was Love Hina.

Fortunately the more anime you watch the more you get used to it and eventually it almost completely goes away.
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bobangie wrote:

It's a simple process that's helped me avoid the void all these wonderful anime years.
But why would you want to?


xxJing wrote:

I had it bad after my first real romance anime, Love Hina, when I was like 14. It left me feeling empty for like a week, all I could think about was Love Hina.

Fortunately the more anime you watch the more you get used to it and eventually it almost completely goes away.

My last visit was in August, and before that in... February I think. Wait also May. So I made it by 3-4 times last year which is more than I thought. I've never gotten there off a simulcast though, watching weekly probably dilutes the dosage.

Hm... also September.
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Insomnist wrote:


bobangie wrote:

It's a simple process that's helped me avoid the void all these wonderful anime years.
But why would you want to?


xxJing wrote:

I had it bad after my first real romance anime, Love Hina, when I was like 14. It left me feeling empty for like a week, all I could think about was Love Hina.

Fortunately the more anime you watch the more you get used to it and eventually it almost completely goes away.

My last visit was in August, and before that in... February I think. Wait also May. So I made it by 3-4 times last year which is more than I thought. I've never gotten there off a simulcast though, watching weekly probably dilutes the dosage.

Hm... also September.


If you marathon it, it kind of sucks you into the world and it's like you are not living your life anymore but rather you are living the anime. When you have to take a week break between episodes though, it's not enough to keep you entranced normally.

I have also experienced it with JRPGs... Sometimes it's worse with JRPGs actually because you are likely to spend like 30-60 hours on it depending. With an anime it's about 20 minutes per episode, so an hour for every 3 episodes which means about 4 hours for a 1 cour, 8 hours for a 2 cour... I highly recommend not marathoning more than about 52 episodes though, your mind starts to go blank and you start to feel a bit crazy.

Back in highschool I marathoned like 100 episodes of one piece in a week. To say that I was getting sick of One Piece is an understatement.
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