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What do I do?
Anime has been such a big part of my life, I'm just a empty shell without.
I'll have nothing to talk about, nothing to think about and nothing to do...

The only anime I currently watch is erased, which is 20 min a week, and even that is kinda meh :/

(This is a serious thread, I really want to keep my interest in anime)
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I'm going through the same problem
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Watch GATE
and if you can find it
Gangsta
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27 / M / Ark-La-Tex
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It happens. I don't watch nearly as much as I used to.
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it's even better when you've spent hundreds maybe thousands of dollars on merch and stuff
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When you become so dependent on something that it's the only thing that you think or talk about, you've got way bigger problems. There's no right answer to your question because it depends on person to person, but I would find something else to do (like find a job) so that anime is not a lifestyle, but a reward for yourself after a day at work or whatever you decide to do with your time.
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Maybe it's a lousy season for you? My interests go up and down though, sometimes I find myself watching anime more and reading less or the other way around. No use forcing yourself or worrying about it, try something else that you think you'll find interesting or like. You're enthusiasm will return again in a few weeks!
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I wouldn't worry about it if I were you. My interest in anime waxes and wanes, but I'll never completely lose interest in anime. Just take a break from watching anime for a season or two. Try picking up a different hobby. And when the feeling strikes you, you'll remember why you fell in love with anime to begin with.
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Posted 2/27/16

Ryuouka wrote:

What do I do?
Anime has been such a big part of my life, I'm just a empty shell without.
I'll have nothing to talk about, nothing to think about and nothing to do...

The only anime I currently watch is erased, which is 20 min a week, and even that is kinda meh :/

(This is a serious thread, I really want to keep my interest in anime)


Can i ask what anime got you into anime and if you can name a few shows or films you really liked i might be able to suggest or inspire you back into anime and relight that flame ?
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24 / M / Somewhere only we...
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Taihen desu, this is serious.
Do you guys lack of kawaiiness lately?
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http://www.crunchyroll.com/kaiji

If this does not work, then I don't know what will.
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Oh my.
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Switch or mix in some manga/LN's. Or dare I say it... eroge.
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Ryuouka, you might benefit from trying something such as...

1. A related hobby. Consider watching other forms and categories of animation. Or try reading the comics and novels which influenced your favorite anime series. Or find a video game which is related to one of your favorite series.

If you have not yet attended a fan convention, it can be beneficial. I can not guarantee that you will enjoy the experience. However, small cons can be a good place to talk with other enthusiasts. Likewise, finding a local club or meetup group *can* be helpful. Not all groups are welcoming or helpful, but they can be useful for finding other people who share your interests.

2. An entirely different hobby. Think about what sort of live action television series or films that you might like. Consider experiencing a variety of other media that tells stories through words and pictures, including narrative driven video games, illustrated fiction, comics, and visual novels. Live theater is another way to tell a story through words and images, and it can be enjoyable to watch or participate in it.

It can be beneficial to enjoy forms of entertainment which are not related to visual storytelling. There's a world of possibilities. People enjoy devoting their time to any number of activities including birding, genealogy, and book restoration.

3. Challenging activities - or possible work - related to anime. Translating a series is not easy. You might want to consider learning written and/or spoken Japanese, and then try to translate something. Likewise, creating a costume is a challenge, but it can become an interest or even a career.

Writing is never easy. That said, if you want to create your own story, that can be an interesting and perhaps profitable way to use your time. It can take any form, including prose fiction, poems, screenplays, comics, interactive fiction, and visual novels. Your story can be inspired by one of your favorite series -- or you can create something altogether different. You can write just to amuse other fans, or you can create fiction in order to sell it.

4. Asking yourself, "What do I really want?" This is important. Think about what sort of entertainment you want. Ask yourself why you like specific stories, drawings, and so on. Finally, consider why you are looking for entertainment. Stories can help people who are dealing with stress, depression, anger, and other concerns.
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Interests wax and wane over time and you'll likely find something that will rekindle your interests however; there is a chance that this may be the end of the line for your interest in anime.



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