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I just finished Plastic Memories and during the last episode invisible onion ninjas attacked. They attacked when I was watching Clannad and it's afterstory, Angel Beats, Your Lie in April, and sometimes when i yawn. What makes them attack with their powerful onion powers that try to make me cry? Sometimes they make my eyes sweat but I haven't cried yet (luckily.) My questions are
1. What shows/things have attracted invisible onion ninjas to you?
2. Were they successful in their mission?
3. What do you do to fight them off?
I have a feeling I know who's been training them...

CHOP CHOP MASTER ONION!
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Those evil onion ninjas ;-;
They also got me while watching clannad, your lie in april, and 5 centimeters per second.
There is nothing i can do but give in to there will D:
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The only time I remember onion ninjas attacking me in an all-out attack was when I was watching Anohana. Other shows where they got other people didn't get me fortunately lol.
Usually after the attack, I'd watch something funny to make me happier.
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Took me a second to figure out what you were talking about. I was thinking an old article in the onion news about the ninja parade until the Angel Beats reference.

Out of interest since was in this thread, I can only think of one trigger.

I restore cars and am quite the motorhead. First time was when the first car I ever owned had been hit cause of a red light runner. I rebuilt it, did the engine, the whole 9 yards. Just months later, a gal ran a stop sign and T-boned it writing it off. I was crying at side of the road... This same story happened years later with a different car i rebuilt. I was nearly killed by getting hit by a drunk driver who was doing over 100km/h. No memory of accident. So a couple weeks later, was able to go see the car for the first time and get my stuff out of it Seeing the car I put years of work into in such a condition, that was it... The whole clan got me that day.

To context the trigger, essentially devoted work that one vested a majority of time and finances to completing, then having it taken away. Let the ninja's succeed, is better that way.

As for visual media where you can feel them lurking, but they fail? Angel Beats, good call on that one. Believable and heartfelt emotions in that show. Similar is the ending of Fast and Furious 6 which was truth based emotion. Just tough it out.

In terms of visual media again, the one where they succeeded and haunt me to this day?

Ace Combat 5, Into the Dusk. Link sums it up. But moreso, the mission where it plays... uh oh, onion ninjas back cause listening to it... Only cure, be a badass. This one's for you Chopper.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuaQflZr3Fo
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A few time ;-;
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Lie in April
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Your Lie in April was terrifying. I could see the ninjas coming a mile away but I couldn't escape. They cornered me in the final episode and peeled those onions in front of my face for 24 straight minutes. These ninjas are cruel people.
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Angel Beats, a few others. Can't remember offhand.
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PhantomGundam wrote:

Your Lie in April was terrifying. I could see the ninjas coming a mile away but I couldn't escape. They cornered me in the final episode and peeled those onions in front of my face for 24 straight minutes. These ninjas are cruel people.


I've heard tales of them not only peeling the onions but using their swords to chop them in front of your eyes! They somehow made their onions pass through a gas mask too! None of us are safe! Chop Chop master onion is such a cruel person.
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By far, that has to be the most creative name for that feeling I have ever read or heard. Usually, including myself, I just hear it being called "The Void", which is cool, but this description is hilarious XD

As for shows that do this...there are a handful. I have a list of "anime you must watch before you die" on my profile that pretty much covers the shows that have given me "The Void" or rather "the Invisible Onion Ninjas"; as to why these show succeeded really depends on the show, but for many of these shows, I cannot express in words accurately as to why they were fantastic or life-changing. Perhaps a lack of comprehension as to why they are brilliant is the connecting and defining reason as to why they succeeded?

How to fight it off can be handled in two different ways.

1) Watch another show that invokes "the Void" (in other words, find a show just as good, if not better, than what you previously watched)

2) Watch a light-hearted, comedic show meant to relax and entertain

Doing the first option only temporarily cures the Void (or repels Invisible Onion Ninjas), but you are guaranteed a great show.

Doing the second option, however, is how you break the loop because a relaxing, often comedic show allows the viewer to relax and know internally that what they are watching has a different purpose than what they had just watched, therefore canceling out the high expectations placed in the next show they watch. These show, rather, offer a relaxing good time, a breather after experiencing the intensity and brilliance of the first series (I find I also experience fatigue as a side effect of "the Void") and these shows are critical for anything from the Void to hard days at work/school.



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Your Lie in April was just to much.
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Never really thought about calling it "The void." I always referred to it as Invisible Onion Ninjas because what else explains it? Obviously somebody out there is training ninjas in the art of invisibility and giving them onions to chop or peel in front of our faces! Like you said there are a lot of shows that attract the ninjas . The list can go on forever if you take into account everyone's choices. Like for instance the ninjas come after I finish a series that I know won't get a new season even though it's really good . That list goes on for miles . I'll definitely check out that list of anime I must watch before I die and we'll see if the traps I placed will ward off the ninjas long enough to make my eyes stop sweating or if they'll overpower my defenses . Both ways of fighting them off can work but sometimes you just run out of both types of series to watch . When that happens I open up steam, launch tf2, and go gibus+goggles sniper with the machina and taunt after every kill. Makes you feel better after seeing "Omg this gibus sniper" in chat a bunch of times . I've never been stuck in a onion ninja loop or "Void loop" because I've never found enough shows that attract the ninjas. I have yet to watch kanon and air so maybe I'll get trapped but either way the second option is always open for me in the ways of Gintama! Dang I need to catch up on that show. Can't binge watch it because it's gintama so I have no good excuse. I never really expected full on answers like yours or Vaporisor's
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Gintama's really a show you have to watch casually and after you finish (or at least when I finished before the release of Season 3), you actually do ironically experience "The Void". However, it lasts so long and is still ongoing, so you should be fine and it is an excellent "Void Breaker" show. I'd used to watch an episode every morning, notably before school, and once in the evening if I felt like it. It really is a good series, but ir requires some patience and time to get into.
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Pff. I eat onion ninjas for breakfast.
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Most of the anime was throwaway to me, but one of the last lines the main character says in Another really got to me because until then, I didn't understand how deep his relationship to that person was. "Goodbye, Mother." Also, the ending to Rosario to Vampire II (the manga) made me nearly mad with rage and onion ninja dust. You broke your promise Tsukune, I will hate you forever now.
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