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Posted 8/2/17
OH YES! Gotta love YLIA!
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Posted 8/3/17
I've never really given it much thought. I suppose looking back it's because it was something new it was different. It allowed me to forget about the mundane world around me for a time-a short reprieve, a temporary journey to a world not my own from the safty of my bed alone in my room. I guess that's the hallmark of good media in my opinion. Huh I wonder how I developed that baggage.
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Posted 8/3/17
I like Anime because.... hmmm.... I just do.
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Posted 8/3/17
It takes me away from reality, for just a few hours (or a whole day) I can be separated from this painful thing I call life by watching anime, it keeps me sain, I just tell my self that kanaki has it worse and I will be fine, that is why I watch anime
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Posted 8/3/17
Good question. I went for a long time not really watching anything, maybe catching like two simulcasts a season or so and I dont really know why, I kinda figured I was getting bored of anime and my anime loving days were up but at the start of this season or more accurately like a week ago I just began watching again. I ran through Little Witch Academia in like two or three sittings, caught up to Re creators in two sittings and I caught up to like six different shows ranging from 3-4 eps released. Anyways, I cant really say, maybe I like anime cause it pulls me from reality for a spell, maybe im so into it right now because I kinda starved myself of the good stuff for such a long time. I dunno, I just know I really love it.
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Posted 8/3/17
I love my genres of literature...

I seek the poets..the writers of prose...

And then,

Anime was introduced to me through a love,

Suddenly I found myself mesmerized by Samurai X..

I cried...

Anime makes me feel more human, bringing emotions to the surface, that I
buried in the darkness within me..

And that is why I still seek it out....

An art form of personal value...

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Posted 8/3/17
Its fun, it manages to keep my attention.
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Posted 8/7/17
always been a fan of animation regardless of where it comes from. if the plot holds my interest I'm going to watch it sooner or later. if I like it enough I'll watch it more and/or buy it.
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Posted 8/10/17
I like anime because they have the most unbelievable, just unimaginable story in the world. I would say only video games can compete them, but when it comes to the feel, and when you just want to sit and relax, anime is the best. You see, anime aren't scared of crossing boundaries seen in most movies or TV show. I can watch any horror movie while eating, but I barely finished "Corpse Party". Let's not even talk about the amount of badass women that exist in anime. Of course, I have to say, I do not like all anime, I watch very specific ones. Yet, I've noticed that they all tend to have a certain level of depth in the words, and the character themselves not found in cartoons. And gosh, they can be visually marvelous. Every episode of the Bakemonogatari series gives my eyes orgasm, and I relive the emotional moment of some shows by listening their soundtracks in which you feel they've put so much work into.
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Posted 8/10/17

-Requiem wrote:

I love my genres of literature...

I seek the poets..the writers of prose...

And then,

Anime was introduced to me through a love,

Suddenly I found myself mesmerized by Samurai X..

I cried...

Anime makes me feel more human, bringing emotions to the surface, that I
buried in the darkness within me..

And that is why I still seek it out....

An art form of personal value...



They do have a special of speaking. Sometimes it's almost like riddles, not to give us a hard time understanding, but more like if they'd said it directly the sentence would have lost its emotional appeal. I think it has to with the way Japanese people express themselves in speaking and especially writing. I'm also the same in term of feelings. I'm not an emotional person at all, which is not a bad thing, it's just that I prioritize logic and progress above everything else. However, when I watched anime man my heart just get wide open, and I feel like a baby clenching on my pillow.
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Posted 8/10/17
I dunno. I remember this weird dude at school who screamed a lot, basically as much as Naruto when he talks to Sasuke, started talking to me. Somehow we became friends and he talked about anime a lot. My first anime to finish was InuYasha, a classic, so ya. That show got me into anime, and now I'm obsessed. lol The first time I met that dude he pretended to cut my pony tail off. I don't know why I started talking to him.
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Posted 8/10/17
It started with DBZ at that time I didn't know what anime was until a few years later when I seen other shows like One Piece, Naruto, Bleach and so forth, I would have considered myself a casual fan at that point. Then after high school I had stopped watching entirely, in the last couple years I got back into it and became more of a hardcore fan of anime that's pretty much it
Posted 8/11/17
When I was younger I just enjoyed the stories, plot lines and different characters that each show had, but as I got older I became more interested in the actual animation which is what led me to want to become an animator
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Posted 8/12/17
I enjoy the story and heart pounding suspense. I appreciate the effort put forth as well. Compared to growing up to American cartoons, where most of the time a superhero would just carelessly be drawn to toss his/her foe. In anime, you will see that kick or punch.

My first anime I ever viewed my friend showed me streetfighter the animated movie, I was sucked in after the opening scene! Great music, great fighting sequences, and pretty funny as well (whats with that fei-long.. hes an asshole!)


I also like how anime digs deep into stories. For instance with relationships, anime is not afraid to go deep into a story.

I recently finished a town where you live.

Gosh was this intense and heavy on the heart. The main character ends up loving his current love for a past love. You knew which way he was going to go, but still you feel for the girl who was dumped.....

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Posted 8/12/17
Culture shock, most likely. Everything sounds more poetic in a language I can't understand, and every story seems deeper the less I know the culture and just how cliché and typical the plots really are for said culture as opposed to my own. Hollywood movies are easy to predict and interpret in comparison because I'm used to them--I know the culture they were created in and the habits in the medium.

I can't hear how bad/good the voice acting is or how ridiculous the script sounds if I don't speak the language fluently and have a solid grasp on Japanese society. It makes everything more easily believable. I struggle with suspension of disbelief when watching just about any western program or film, but that's not a problem with anime.

Also, I just like the things anime tends to focus on more than other media does. I like the childish cuteness and the heavy emphasis on emotion. Anime just feels as if it goes completely balls to the wall more often than western media. The emotional scenes tend to be longer and more focused on the characters themselves than the scenes, or at least that's the way I feel. At this point it might just be my lack of experience with western media.

It's hard to easily say exactly what it is that makes me like it. It's just easier to immerse myself in, to put things shortly.
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