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Posted 7/28/15
Monogatari convinced me i could bend my neck backwards 90 degrees...

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Posted 7/28/15
Well... I professionally study religion, but that's a fairly large category so I'll include this.
Noragami brought out an obsession with Shinto that is terribly difficult to deal with because I always want to study it when given the chance, but then I realize that almost all the English academic materials are WASPy and awful. So now I, Who usually hates language learning, am compulsively learning Japanese so that I can do my PhD on Japanese religion...
All other anime/manga just contribute to this...
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After Saki/Akagi I learned how to play riichi mahjong (which isn't hard, but there's just a massive wall of information at first that you're not sure how to surmount; looking back it'd be easy to teach in stages but it's hard to teach yourself).

After Summer Wars I learned how to play hanafuda koi koi (badly, forget most of it now).

After Hikaru no Go I wanted to learn go but couldn't find a means of solo play.

An episode of Nisemonogatari had me googling Confucian philosophers for a couple hours.

After Madoka: Rebellion I read the first half of Faust (the rest is on hold for now, but it's really great).

After Inaka Isha I read Franz Kafka's A Country Doctor (very short, just takes a few minutes).

I didn't read Machiavelli's The Prince because of Code Geass but the combo was interesting nevertheless.

Oh and Glasslip had me reading Albert Camus' The Myth of Sisyphus to try and get any sense out of it.
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Watching Evangelion made me realize how screwed up I was during my deep depression and made me want to get better. And I am!
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Posted 7/28/15
It made me want to learn Japanese. Yeah, I'm still pretty terrible at it, but at the very least I can read Katakana and understand a good number of words seeing how I have come across them time and again.
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Posted 7/28/15
Anime in general has made me want to learn Japanese

Specific anime ( that I can think of right now) that have made me want to something like Haikyuu makes me want to learn to play volleyball


Chihayafuru makes me want to learn to play karuta


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Posted 7/28/15 , edited 7/29/15
Become an organ donor after watching Angel Beats!
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Posted 7/29/15
Watamote - started buying anime figures

Blood C - made my first soushi roll (work that one out...)
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Posted 7/29/15
Jojo gave me an insatiable craving for Kebabs.
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Posted 7/29/15
Toradora - clean my house
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Inspired me to eat at a ramen restaurant.
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Posted 7/29/15
Chihayafuru got me interested in watching karuta matches on the youtubes and appriciate poetry.

I'm sure when/if I watch Haikyuu I'll get the itch to play volleyball again. I did my sr. year of highschool. They only had 5 players so hell I get to start right away! We were terribad (I was the 2nd best spiker at 5'7") we were 2-14 but it was great fun.

I used to think equstrian was stoopid until I watched Silver spoon. Thankfully I didn't adopt man-love for cow beauty pagents though.
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Posted 7/29/15
I got into shogi because of Kuroko No Basuke
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Posted 8/1/15

anikevin wrote:

Become an organ donor after watching Angel Beats!


I signed up for organ donation after watching Angel Beats too!

I also shamefully remembered how I spent a couple hours battling my sister with a broom after watching the Cowboy Bebop movie... (I went easy on her! )
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Posted 8/1/15
Toriko made me want to cook, which is something that I am terrible at.
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