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Posted 12/21/15
First, I like the fact that you can have a visually impressive fantasy and/or exotic story without spending millions on huge sets or special effects that take forever to render. The stuff you can do with anime story-wise is way more expansive than what is possible in shows that star real people. Sure it's possible to use real people but it isn't economically viable, and you can run into the following problem...

Second, there's not really such a thing as a bad actor in anime. There might be voice actors that aren't very good, but rarely are you like "Oh... Yeah that acting in the anime was terrible." It might be cliche story-wise, but having a cliche story with bad acting is just the worst..

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I find anime/manga styles to be elegant renderings of the human form, more so than the styles I typically see in American comic book artwork (not that I dislike American artwork either)

Japanese aesthetics are often cute and adorable, while American animation aesthetics, for the cartoons made when I was a kid, favored emphasizing the grotesque and gross-out humor. I was an uptight kid and found American cartoons frequently disgusting and instead wanted to watch the forbidden fruit like Sailor Moon.

I like to just marvel at the effort it took to draw and animate the mechanical details of machines in pre-digital anime, which had truly stupendous mechanical animation. For example, the 90s Patlabor movies are absolutely amazing. And not just fantastic mecha, but realistic, recognizable machines like specific car and aircraft models too. You don't see anything in American animation comparable to the detailed, realistic drawing/animation of machines, that was even in old OVAs with throwaway plots like 801TTS Airbats. And in new anime, it's not really there either sadly.

I like to doodle anime characters myself, and watching old ink-paint-and-cel-anime especially, pushes me to always try harder at drawing.

Finally, anime caters to my taste in female characters better
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How it makes me feel inside.
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It's for all audiences.

When I was 5, I watched Doraemon, Ikkyu-san, Chibi Maruko Chan, Goldfish Warning!, Ranma 1/2, Detective Conan, and Sailor Moon.

Now I'm 19 and I still watch anime, although very different ones. I believe I'll still be watching anime/ reading manga when I'm a elderly lady. That is if I can still see.
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Posted 12/21/15
Because anime itself is my reality. The story plot, art, and the presentation are all good but that doesn't change the fact that its not real. yet even so it reals me in and the characters soon become my friends and the anime is soon my new reality.
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Posted 12/21/15
its a lot more meaningful than most other forms of visual media.
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Posted 12/21/15

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Soo? something under the lines of Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA ILLYA?
Posted 12/22/15 , edited 12/22/15
For the difference in humor and stories. Japanese are going to write something slightly different from Americans/other countries, the humor is different, the perspective of the characters are different. For example, American high school teenage characters are going to care more about losing virginity and popularity, while the high school teenage characters in anime care more about club activities, being surrounded by friends and finding one's identity.

That's just one example of how different nationality writes characters' perspectives, priorities and different kind of stories; from being raised in a particular society, the writers' storytelling is different.

It's like the movie, Amelie, you wouldn't expect an American or a Japanese person to write that, because it's more of a French thing. In no way, am I saying one is superior to the other.

All I'm saying is, I like different nationality's works because of different point of views and storytelling. I don't like sticking to one thing.

I must say, I'm pretty surprised when I find out that a lot of English-speaking people don't watch international works because they don't like reading "subtitles". I mean, they are missing out on a lot of great storytelling if that is what preventing them from exploring.
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Posted 12/22/15
I tend to gravitate towards the most autistic habits possible. Thus I ended up here.
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