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So, I know I'm going to get plenty of bs around this but I love Fairy Tail.I'm 17, female.

It started like this: *trigger warning*

I was 14 years old, and going through the worst part of my life ( despite my entire life being shit) to be blunt and to skip the entire story because some shit heads would call me an ' attention whore' I was going to kms.

At the time Fairy Tail had a shit load of episodes out and it would take more than one sitting to watch it, so i started it for shits and giggles.

Keep in mind, I grew up with out friends because I was always sick.

I didn't stop at the first episode, second, third, fifth. In front of my eyes I experienced friendship and bonds I never had, of course I was balling my eyes out.


At somepoint 'forced myself' to live to the next episode, or manga chapter..

its been 3 years since then, I am still the happiest when I watch Fairy Tail..
and I know how cliche it is to say this but..


Anime actually saved my life.






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enough of that depressing talk, i want to know the reasons you got attached to a certain anime.
I won't laugh or shit talk it, because I know how scary it is to confess something like this.


And please stay strong.
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For me, it was because I was getting bored of playing games whenever I had free time, so I wanted to try something new.
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I got attached to Katekyo Hitman Reborn because I like it a lot for some hard to explain reason. I guess I just find all the characters interesting and relateable in their own accord.



Plus after reading the manga, Tsuna and Enma would be friggin adorable together.

Posted 12/6/16
I've never really been "attached" to an anime. Your Lie in April has been the most meaningful anime to me that I have ever watched though.
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Little Hamsters .... Big Adventures
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Fall in love with the swords fighting, all that blood.. first time I saw that.. it was Ninja Scroll on tv one night.. it was at the end of the battle, and all sudden it show ending.. I was like NOOOOOOOOO. Am talking about the Movie anime, not the series.
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Pretty much same reason as you, I suffer from PTSD related to combat, so the usual heavy depression. Watched anime as a kid loved Sailor Moon first anime I ever watched. Decided to kinda go back to when I was happiest, when I was watching anime. Started to rewatch since then when I want to be happy or stress free I put on a Magical Girl anime like PMMM, Yuki Yuna, every single PreCure series, Card Captor Sakura, Sailor Moon, Tokyo Mew Mew, Day break Illusions and others. But I don't really limit myself to that. I watch every type of anime out there. I love anime for what it is. Something that is meant to make you happy. That's why I am attached to anime
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I began with Naruto when I was around 14, and expanded my horizons from there. Eventually, the romance genre drew me in and captivated me. I enjoyed watching characters develop emotionally by opening their hearts to someone else. That act alone takes a certain amount of courage, as rejection is a very real and painful possibility. I also loved seeing the raw emotion and sincerity of the character's affections for one another. However, masterpieces are few and far between. The genre itself is filled with superficial and monotonous rubbish that you must wade through in order to discover the cream of the crop.
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For me, I just kinda faded into the anime world.
As a kid I grew up watching Pokémon but I never really understood that is was an anime or even knew what anime was (I still remember the episode in which ash saved charmander, even if I could not understand the details I still cried). I just looked forward to watching the early morning episodes. About five years later when I was about ten, I always stayed up late to watch Naruto, still not knowing anything like before. I just enjoyed the shows. But these shows eventually faded out of my life. I was only until the middle of my middle school life that I started to watch Beyblade early in the morning before school. Because I had to leave to go to school, I could never finish watching an episode, so one day I decided to try and watch the shows online. Thus I discover YouTube (I was really out of touch with technology). I eventually watch the entire season on YouTube and even the older seasons which I liked better. Once I was done I got bored and re-watched everything, but this time I read the comments. I remember reading comment about Naruto and remembered my fondness for it before. I then decided to watch Naruto and Eventually Naruto Shippuden. Then the comments on those shows led to Bleach and so on and so on. After I had watched all the available episodes, I eventually found out about manga and started to read manga instead so I could get further into the series. Then all I did was read manga, and since my internet could not support anime I just stopped watching it. It is only until recently after not being able to find anything good to read (and with the help of better internet), that I switched over to watching anime to see the characters come to life. Ad this is where I am now.
Posted 12/6/16
Well for me it was either jersey shore or anime
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kay7229 wrote:

So, I know I'm going to get plenty of bs around this but I love Fairy Tail.I'm 17, female.

It started like this: *trigger warning*

I was 14 years old, and going through the worst part of my life ( despite my entire life being shit) to be blunt and to skip the entire story because some shit heads would call me an ' attention whore' I was going to kms.

At the time Fairy Tail had a shit load of episodes out and it would take more than one sitting to watch it, so i started it for shits and giggles.

Keep in mind, I grew up with out friends because I was always sick.

I didn't stop at the first episode, second, third, fifth. In front of my eyes I experienced friendship and bonds I never had, of course I was balling my eyes out.


At somepoint 'forced myself' to live to the next episode, or manga chapter..

its been 3 years since then, I am still the happiest when I watch Fairy Tail..
and I know how cliche it is to say this but..


Anime actually saved my life.






----------------------------------------------

enough of that depressing talk, i want to know the reasons you got attached to a certain anime.
I won't laugh or shit talk it, because I know how scary it is to confess something like this.


And please stay strong.


In a way I know how you feel. When I was 17 after a suicide attempt I was in the hospital and given an ultimatum. I was to go to a mental hospital voluntarily or by a warrant from the police. That was an experience let me tell ya.

I used to cut myself from feeling down all the time, I'd lash out at stupid shit, I sort of understand where you're coming from.

My best friend had shown me an anime called Toradora! When I had finished watching it I cried and started watching more and more anime. To this day I live with depression and anxiety and whenever I feel like offing myself I think to myself "I can't die yet. I got at least 13 shows I gotta finish and at least 6 next season." Anime definitely keeps me going everyday. I love it.



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My first anime was probably Trans R Z (Mazinger Z) as a young kid. My dad still talks about how I used to run around saying "Trans R Z Rocket Punch!". I had no idea what anime was at the time though. I also saw a few anime on tv like robotech, but still, didn't really know what anime was. Had no clue these cartoons weren't made in America. Fast forward several years to high school and they were airing Dragonball Z on channel 39, The WB (Houston). To me it was a whole new kind of show... it didn't follow the patterns of other cartoons and had a unique plot and art style. Some friends I hung out with mentioned that it was anime, but that it wasn't necessarily representative of most anime out there. I just figured they were elitist dorks. We would sometimes go to the comic book store and I picked up a few Wizard magazines (back when they existed) and they often had sections dedicated to anime and manga. "Wow!", I thought! The art was so different, so cutting edge (not really, but that's what I thought). I visited my friend's house often, and he introduced me to Ninja Scroll, a Street Fighter anime film, and the Gowcaizer film. I started seeing more anime on the shelves in the early 2000's, but I didn't know what to watch. I tried a few shows til finally I hit upon Evangelion, and that was it. I was hooked on anime. When dial up took off I remember waiting several hours to download one 50mB heavily compressed Real Player episodes of different shows. DSL came and it was easier to download 480p episodes of Naruto, Gundam Wing, and the like. Nowdays with cable modem, and sites like Crunchyroll, Funimation online, torrent sites, Netflix, Amazon, etc it's just so easy to get anime both digitally and hard copy. I get to keep up with seasons as they air.

-Fan for life.
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Watched sailor moon and dbz when they first aired on tv >_> and then toonami with cowboy bebop, tenchi, trigun later on sealed the deal.
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My dad has a nice anime collection on DVD and cassette so it has always kind of been something I knew about. I used to watch Pokemon a lot. A loooot.

I was about 13ish when I started watching things like Fullmetal Alchemist, Cowboy Bebop, Slayers, Big O, Trigun, Ghost in the Shell, Hellsing, Gundam, and other older but good shows from my dad's collection. They were everything I never knew I always wanted.
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Yuri was my outlet in my closet and helped me through some rough times in my childhood. Still does ^.^ can't help but get attached when it has had such a big impact on my life. It's also one thing that I've never lost interest in, at least yuri that is.
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