Post Reply What were your goals / ambitions when getting into manga?
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Posted 6/2/15 , edited 6/2/15
Hey guys,

Quick question for everyone:

When you first started out, and getting really into manga what did you want to achieve? What were your goals and ambitions?

I'm just starting out and want to set myself some goals to aim for. Would love to hear about others' experience!

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Posted 6/2/15
Hmmm....I never thought of having goals and ambitions when I first started. I just wanted to enjoy anime and manga
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Posted 6/2/15
That is a good question...
I can only conclude that I wanted to find some good entertainment in the form of a television show (American TV stinks), and I already loved Japan and their vocaliods, so anime was just the next logical step.
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I started reading manga out of curiosity. The only anime I had watched was small amounts of Sat morn cartoon shows over the years: Voltron, Pokemon, Yu Gi Oh, etc.

But I knew anecdotally that there was more than that, and I read a few Wikipedia pages which told me about things like Shounen and Seinen romances... and I was really curious what that kind of thing might look like.

So I guess you could say that my initial goals were to "read something different" and to "learn about a different culture".

That being said, the reason I still read manga today is less about that, and more about the fact that I can find types of stories and characters that you don't see very often in Western culture: Female heroes who know how to kick ass. Love stories where people make choices to be together, and which aren't bound up in notions of "fate" and "love at first sight". Frank discussions of sex and sexuality, that are neither slap-stick humor nor porn (and aren't in depressing French movies). Characters that do the everyday, routine things of living: eating meals, sleeping, using the bathroom, commuting, etc.
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Posted 6/2/15
Well, my sister and all of my friends started reading manga long before I did, so I guess I started to fit in.
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Posted 6/2/15
My goal was to seek the origins of some of my favorite animated works. Nothing more, really.

But now I read because I want an interesting story. Pretty much the same for why I read anything.
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Posted 6/2/15
I wanted to read the complete stories of anime that I liked that either got changed or did not get fully adapted.

Now I read too much of it
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Posted 6/3/15
Huh..... Well I look for something that hooks me, obviously the story. I don't keep reading for the sake of reading even tho I don't like it like many people do Lol.

It's simple: find it, read it, hooks me, enjoys it and becomes one of my faves.
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Posted 6/10/15
I initially got into manga as it had explored themes I normally wouldn't encounter in written literature. The satisfaction of seeing my collection grow and getting another series completed on my shelf is also a major draw.

Just when I thought I've read them all, something new comes and hooks me right back in.
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