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Recently I re-watched the anime Lucky Star , and at one point, Konata said that she collects three of everything she likes. She says one is to use, one is to lend, and one is to seal away forever. The funny thing is, I've never seen, or heard anyone really say they do this. The only times I've ever heard this, is in an anime. So I'm wondering if the creators of anime, were trying to train it's fans.

It's not a conspiracy theory or anything like that, but it makes me wonder. Especially when it comes to anime characters visiting real life places, and people actually going to those places.
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Yes, I've bought three of everything ever since an anime told me to.
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Yeah, look at Gintama, telling me to turn the lights on and not sit in front of the TV.
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CKD-Anime wrote:

Yeah, look at Gintama, telling me to turn the lights on and not sit in front of the TV.


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CKD-Anime wrote:

Yeah, look at Gintama, telling me to turn the lights on and not sit in front of the TV.


Fairy Tail does that too apparently.
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lol people actually do that though, its a japanese otaku stereotype.

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I don't have the money to do that anyways.
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You think that's bad... there are people who buy 10 or 30 copies of something they like.

It's called OCD.

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SurvivingHorror wrote:

Recently I re-watched the anime Lucky Star , and at one point, Konata said that she collects three of everything she likes. She says one is to use, one is to lend, and one is to seal away forever. The funny thing is, I've never seen, or heard anyone really say they do this. The only times I've ever heard this, is in an anime. So I'm wondering if the creators of anime, were trying to train it's fans.

It's not a conspiracy theory or anything like that, but it makes me wonder. Especially when it comes to anime characters visiting real life places, and people actually going to those places.


People who are hardcore collectors, and can afford it, tend to buy multiple copies. I don't really think it's so much suggesting that you should do it, but more commenting on the fact that people actually do, do it.

I am not a collector, but if I thought something would be a good investment I would buy multiple copies.
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SurvivingHorror wrote:

Recently I re-watched the anime Lucky Star , and at one point, Konata said that she collects three of everything she likes. She says one is to use, one is to lend, and one is to seal away forever. The funny thing is, I've never seen, or heard anyone really say they do this. The only times I've ever heard this, is in an anime. So I'm wondering if the creators of anime, were trying to train it's fans.

It's not a conspiracy theory or anything like that, but it makes me wonder. Especially when it comes to anime characters visiting real life places, and people actually going to those places.


People who are hardcore collectors, and can afford it, tend to buy multiple copies. I don't really think it's so much suggesting that you should do it, but more commenting on the fact that people actually do, do it.

I am not a collector, but if I thought something would be a good investment I would buy multiple copies.


Well to be honest, I've fought the urge to buy multiple copies of 'Alien Nine'. It's my favorite anime ever, and I do feel like spreading the word, by giving the DVDs away. I just thought it was considered training, though Lucky Star is the ultimate otaku anime.
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CKD-Anime wrote:

Yeah, look at Gintama, telling me to turn the lights on and not sit in front of the TV.


I think that's more common sense than training.
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SurvivingHorror wrote:

Recently I re-watched the anime Lucky Star , and at one point, Konata said that she collects three of everything she likes. She says one is to use, one is to lend, and one is to seal away forever. The funny thing is, I've never seen, or heard anyone really say they do this. The only times I've ever heard this, is in an anime. So I'm wondering if the creators of anime, were trying to train it's fans.

It's not a conspiracy theory or anything like that, but it makes me wonder. Especially when it comes to anime characters visiting real life places, and people actually going to those places.


I've known a handful of book-lovers (nothing to do with anime or manga) who make a habit of buying at least two, sometimes three, copies of a book they love. One to read themselves or keep on their shelf, one to lend. That seems pretty common. People who tend to do a lot of re-reading may also have a third copy to keep as a good copy (since their own copy gets a considerable amount of wear and tear over time, and they mayb be concerned about the book going out of print.
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I've bought some merch, but not a lot, I consider myself pretty independent and rather immune to subliminal advertising and most advertising in general, though to be fair I don't subject myself to a lot of advertising online since I find it usually to be
a. invasive
b. annoying
and c. filled with viruses

which is why i use adblock

i buy what i want and no company tells me what to buy, no anime tells me what to buy, blah blah blah, i'm a strong independent woman who don't need to waste all her money on no animu merch, as i need FOOD
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Well there's alot of anime that appeals to otakus, so maybe the anime directors are just trying to get the otakus to well...get healthier. I think sometimes the lessons are really for real and stuff but most of the other times I think it's for the humor and the laugh like when an anime protagonist talks about a real world problem like internet and other stuff...it's just funny that way :P


animegirl2222 wrote:

I've bought some merch, but not a lot, I consider myself pretty independent and rather immune to subliminal advertising and most advertising in general, though to be fair I don't subject myself to a lot of advertising online since I find it usually to be
a. invasive
b. annoying
and c. filled with viruses

which is why i use adblock

i buy what i want and no company tells me what to buy, no anime tells me what to buy, blah blah blah, i'm a strong independent woman who don't need to waste all her money on no animu merch, as i need FOOD


Ya and I agree with you I do want to buy some merch eventually to like put in my room and stuff to show to others but the lack of internet credit and well being a student as well as having *not so understanding* parents makes me hesitant. I'm also not really a person that is gullible to advertising; based off of my own thoughts I (sadly?) always think of every advertisement firstly as being bad and I always look at the small print and stuff first before I actually look at the ad itself to consider it (like reverse mortgage and stuff ugh).
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