Heres a question for the oldfags. I'm almost graduating college and I'm scared that I won't be able to connect with the school/slice of life anime anymore once I finish being a student.
Do you find yourself not able to get attached to the glorious middle/high school waifus once you're not a student anymore?
32 y/o here
I really enjoy high school anime because it reminds me of happier times. Being a working adult sucks really hard. Its literally work all day, all week, and then get drunk.
I'm 34. School days anime hit me even harder now than they did when I was young. The older you understand the significance and emotion behind things.
Remember first and foremost school days anime are made by adults trying to recreate the magic of their childhoods or create a magical childhood they never had.
If anything only as an adult can really understand school days anime and what the creator was attempting to convey.
I doubt you'd be able to connect afterwards since you'll never experience that kind of environment again. And once the realization hits you, you'll be swept under an enormous wave of depression as you seem to be fond of that sort of life. Still, you can watch to remember fun times and good memories.
You haven't even lived life yet kid. Come back after you've worked a real job (making 60k+ with real responsibilities and mental baggage that you take home every night) for 10 years while paying bills and saving for retirement. That's what really makes you realize there's nothing more to life.
From what I've seen, people in college are generally more involved in a social life as their sense of self matures. The structure may not be very similar to high school but it's the same concept. There's no sense of absolute finality and ending when you graduate high school but there is when you graduate from college.
Personally though I think it's a chore and I wish I could be a NEET again. Meeting half-talented people, holding half-interesting conversations, pouring money and your youth down the drain telling yourself it's for the best, it's all just horribly depressing to me. Worst of all I'm sure it only goes downhill from here.
You're all faggots who will never accomplish anything.
Some of you can actually get sick of treating anime like a job and make the change for the better.
Others will continue to treat their backlog like their full time job. Some of you even have the audacity to laugh at those who don't. Are you really so proud of being experienced in this medium?
Does it require any skill to sit through another generic show?
Should you really be proud of wasting your life away on an anime that's about a bunch of hot girls falling for one guy because he's "nice"?
My waifu is down 13 years younger than me. When I met her, she was only 3-4 years younger.
Wonder if I'll eventually see her more as a daughteru than a waifu. Does that happen?
I've already accepted that. I'm just going to kill myself once nothing interests me any more. I'm not proud of anything, and I don't get how I am supposed to waste something that was worthless in the first place.
It still churns my stomach when I see people saying SAO is the best anime ever but I wonder, what have they done instead with the time I've spent watching more, better series and gaining knowledge of the medium? Have they used it more productively? Could it be that they're happier than me?
A few years ago I would have ridiculed you, but now I don't know anymore.
That's just an excuse.
People that say that they're already worthless are just addicted to their sorrow.
Why not change? You're not the most talented person in the planet. Somewhere out there, there is somebody that is better looking, smarter and more athletic than you'll ever be.
But should that stop you from reaching your potential?
Fuck, you can still have a waifu and watch some fun SoL anime. But changing is something that you must do. Failed at school? Okay. Learn something. Anything.
Think you don't have talent? Many people don't. Learn some skills.
Try learning some entrepreneurship skills and start lifting.
Read some books on shit like The Millionaire Fastlane or Your First 100 million.
I was so much more carefree then.
Everyone thought I was the funniest guy, and I was well liked. Not necessarily popular, probably not even respected, but at least I was noticed.
A 3D girl once even kissed me
>addicted to their sorrow
Sadly, that's how most people are. Usually after college. You pretty much laid it out. Between bills and responsibilities, I wonder how people can live like that. Paycheck to paycheck, barely making ends meets and whatnot.
Things can change, but like you said, it's that addiction that really screws people over. Humans crave consistency, even in misery.
>Remember first and foremost school days anime are made by adults trying to recreate the magic of their childhoods or create a magical childhood they never had.
Yes, pretty much.
33 y/o here
I'm 26. The only thing that stops me from watching SoL or HS anime is when it's blatantly retarded or just plain uninteresting because there are 5 going on in the same season. I'd even go so far as to say I watch them in spite of the fact that they are set in high school because most people's high school life, myself included, was utter shit. Some people will pretend there was something great just because they had a bunch of horny energy or opportunity but I find nothing to be nostalgic about anymore
I'm not sad, I don't have a terrible life. I just don't want to live anymore. I know thats hard to understand, but I don't care about anything anymore. I feel no desire for wealth, fame, or love.
The best SoL is CGDCT or at the very least something where the main cast is all female. As an adult male, I have no real life experience of their daily lives and I can still connect with the characters and the show on multiple levels.
Certain highschool SoL shows with mixed casts and romcom/harem elements are too cliche filled to enjoy thoroughly, but sometimes there's a unique offering (like monogatari).
Another wizard here. I enjoy almost fucking everything, most anime will have a school setting so I take that for granted already, anything else is a plus.
I like girls any age, if I like how they're written their design, etc. I just like them. I don't give a shit about social paradigmas.
>I like girls any age, if I like how they're written their design, etc. I just like them. I don't give a shit about social paradigmas.
Good man. Discrimination based on age is the worst.
I'm in law school and still watch them just fine. I'd just say you will become a bit more discerning as a result of not having add much free time to waste on bad SOL's
Despite being out of college, I enjoy high school slice of life anime as it allows me to view another way in which I could have spent that time. It allows me to vicariously experience another's experience.
The further I am away from HS, the more I'll switch to seinen manga, probably. I'm not sure. I already can't really relate to certain HS anime anymore, cute girls doing cute things is fine, as is shounen, as are "hurr mature" shit.
You know that you don't have to be a huge loser to watch a lot of anime, right?
Though I'm on my best way to becoming one anway due to unrelated reasons to anime.
its more about not being a naive teenager anymore
that's going to happen even if you keep studying your whole life
eventually you stop giving a shit about cookie cutter characters and awful dialogue
It's all fiction in the end. Your enjoyment depends entirely on your personal taste and ability to suspend your belief. I doubt that unless you can personally relate to shows that take place in a school setting, which I have a very hard time believing, that you'll enjoy them any less.
It can be interesting from time to time, but it gets repetitive seeing the same settings over and over. I don't really watch pure SOL, though - never did - and although I wish there were more series starring older characters it can still be nice to see the ridiculous high school clubs animu characters will form.
Besides coming of age stories are everywhere in every medium, even if anime overdoes it a bit. Once you're an adult you'll have fewer stories aimed at people your age whatever you're into.
You can still sort of empathize with characters the same as before. You will steadily stop liking certain character archetypes and cliches though.
I notice quite a few scenes that are ruined because of life experience, but they only really show up in braindead shows.
29 yo here. Only half a year before becoming a wizard. After so much time, your enjoyment of anime changes a lot. Sometimes it's like an obligation to watch anime each season and other times it's your only joy in life.
Same goes for sols, sometimes they remind me of better days and cheer me up and other times times they bring me back memories of long lost days and get me depressed. Overall, it's still my favorite genere, even thought I sometimes watch serious anime to change the pace. The only problem of course is that, as you grow up, watching cartoons of highly sexualized young girls becomes a secret you must protect with your own life.
lol get over it fags. I'm 30 and work full time and I still watch anime and love life. None of those things are objectively bad, you just need to change your attitude. If you feel like shit, then stop. It's just a choice. Also to answer your question OP I still enjoy HS anime, as I enjoy many other types of anime. Do you think I can't enjoy Mushishi because i'm not a mushi myself and don't live in ancient Japan?
>not devoting your life to the advancement of computer science in order to create a waifu.
Might not get done in my lifetime, but at my death bed I'll know the research I did in stochastic methods will help some lonely /a/non meet his waifu at 22 instead of 32.
Somehow I managed to convince myself that that was my life's goal and ended up in grad school, the entire thing seems ridiculous now, but at least there are a lot of ML jobs out there.
>Do you find yourself not able to get attached to the glorious middle/high school waifus once you're not a student anymore?
But I'm a manchild who hasn't really matured since graduating high school.
Just finish the PhD, that's what I ended up deciding on doing. I just take 3 thesis credits a semester and do nothing else. I think for maybe 4 hours a week and spend the rest of my time watching anime and lazing around. The university pays me 25k a year to do this. God bless the higher education system and fellowships.
I feel you, I missed all the fun times in high-school with a bunch of my friends, all with different interests but we all just seem to group together.
I'm in my last year of University, and right now barely any of my old friends are around, they've all gone to different places, chasing different goals.
There's always this underlying sense of sadness whenever I watch high school animes, it's constantly reminding me that fun times don't last forever and I get depressed over this again and again.
>implying all the MC's ideal rose colored college life did not turn to shit
And thats the fucking reality, is it not obvious enough for you, /a/non?
You feel like a husk of your former self, and just don't want to deal with shit anymore.
You simply don't give a fuck.
But, there's probably something out there that can reignite your desire for things - you just don't know
Honey and Clover was great.
Yes, but the effort to reward ratio isn't worth it. No one cares about anything unless it can make them money (i.e. not research).
don't forget christmas cake pantsu too, it's also a very important topic.
The thing that annoys me about people like you is that all you do is whine and you never change anything. If you truly don't care then kill yourself. The world have enough people who do care. And if you don't want to actually die then quit your whining.
I think I worded this badly
I was saying real life college isn't anything like anime, not that anime college life is shit. That'd be the opposite.
Everything is nice in cartoons
Going to be a wizard soon.
I grew up with mecha and action anime, now I dont even watch or like them anymore.
I subsist on back ground porn, chill out So and comedy like NNB, Gochuumon, Tesabu, Minami-ke and etc. Anime always try too hard and fail.
Formal methods in computer science. specifically using stochastic methods to create systems guaranteed (statistically) to learn to do things a certain way.
Essentially a very specific kind of formal verification of Machine learning.
I'm pretty much trying to create a system that is guaranteed to learn to act a certain way. This is the first step to simulated intelligence.
If anyone is curious:
waifu's are more than 15 years off with the current computation power/methods we have
Of course, life goes on and shit happens.
It's just nostalgia and the feeling that you know you'll never experience again.
But it really does feel like there's nothing to look forward to anymore - even with an elite degree and ample job experience, I've never found the fire that I once harboured. Life is getting pretty boring.
reminds me that i only made friends in high school by blind chance and gives me flash backs to every single little thing I fucked up and gave me long last personality scars
also reminds me of my crippling inability to connect with people on anything more than a passing social level, hence why I will probably become a wizard
the best part of slice of life shows is you keep getting oldered but they keep staying the same.
Semi related question.
Do you have time to watch/ read after graduating college and getting a job?
>Sentiment of a physician I'm 25, a doctor, live in shit country.
Work from 6 am. - 10 pm,
My ward shift are 5 days a week, treating idiots.
the other remaining days I teach at a community college from 6 am - 2 pm, teaching idiots.
At the end of the day I'm too tired to do anything.
Force myself to get some work done, go back on things I've studied, and it's almost time for me to go to sleep.
I can't watch anime in public, can't read manga/comics in public.
Can go through a few pages of LNs before someone start asking questions about "this book" I'm reading.
Barely managed to get 2-3 hours to myself each day,
spend it surfing the web, going through a few sad panda galleries, watching an episode or two, reading a chapter from a manga.
The paying is good, can't deny that.
But I don't have the time or motivation to make use of it.
Barely fap now days, each day I feel as if my old self is dying and there is nothing I can do about it.
What's wrong with reading your manga/comic in public? If you have it in digital format, then if someone peeks over you can give him the piss off look. If it's hard copy, just put a blank cover over it.