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Why do you watch anime to begin with?
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>>120512692

>feel like I'm worth something by watching something that others are watching
>kill time

I don't even like anime.
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>>120512692
What if it's not us who watches the anime, but it's the anime that watches us.
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>>120512858
not even an anime will watch you
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I had fun watching it in the beginning, now it's just an obligation.
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It's fun. Sometimes I get good art and stories too, or characters I can connect with.
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I like the way it looks.
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>>120512965
>>120513079
These.
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>>120512692
What else should I do?
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>>120512949
this
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>>120512692
I watch anime because I like anime.
I like anime because it's enjoyable and fun to watch.
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Because the boobs
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>>120512926
A SoL about anons would be boring as hell.
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>>120513619
With some interesting anons, we could have something like Welcome to the NHK
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for lewd scenes, anime is turning on my imagination like no porn
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>>120512949
Pretty much this. I don't even like half of the series I watch anymore.
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>>120512692
Because bored
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>>120512692
Escapism.
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>>120512692
They killed video-games, so I had to search some other form of escapism.
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Because I'm all alone
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>To have a reason to be here on /a/ with /a/nons.
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>>120512692
I get horny sometimes
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>>120512692
I like giant robots, 2d girls, cute things, stories, and I'm autistic.
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>>120512692
Escapism, mostly.
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I used to watch excessively before because I found
lots of anime incredibly inspiring, or as imagination-fuel. Now that I drained out the mandatory anime,
and classics, I just barely watch episode two daily, current season or other mandatory stuff I missed,
and mostly after work or before bed, because I enjoy leaning back enjoying art, story and music, or just laughing my ass off
and than later coming here for comfy or shitstorming threads about airing stuff.
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Fernet is best OJ.
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I feel like my brain broke during childhood so now I only can watch East Asian media and Western tv/cartoons (unless they are good anime imitations like Avatar or Boondocks) I just am not interested in. I don't know why. Internal prejudice?
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>>120512692

It's mainly just comforting for me. I've been watching anime for as long as I can remember, and it's nice to be able to unwind with it after a long day.
I probably started to get really obsessed with anime when Adult Swim's action block aired on Saturdays back in '02 or '03 tho
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>>120512692
Because I like the design and bright colors.
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FERNET A SHIT
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Because it's nice to watch an animated show between my TV shows.
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>>120512692
Because the stories in anime are way more interesting than my life, so escapism i guess

>inb4 anime made me dislike my life
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>>120512692
Because fun things are fun and it's better than 3D shit.
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>>120512692
When description of stuff sounds interesting, I can't help but want to see it, even if I don't really feel like watching.
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>>120515703
this.

Almost fucking cried when watching yuru yuri season 2.
>inb4 faggot lol
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>>120515535

This. Sometimes the plot is 2deep4u too and I'm a sucker for that stuff.
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A few of my friends were into it, so I ended up watching some shows, liked them a lot, and looked for some stuff on my own. Those ended up being mostly fun so I kept at. I'm fairly selective about what I watch, so still like most of what I see.

I don't you guys who watch it out of obligation, there's loads of other, more fun stuff to waste your time with.
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>>120512692
Because I wanted to feel.
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>>120515788

You're not alone, anon.

you big homo
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>>120512692
I like it like any other media, but there's more interesting stories than in other media.

I love the sense for tragedy from the japanese and that most of them try to convey their ideas on life into their creations. Many of them are simplistic and foreseeable, but there's a few gems.

Also unlike western/american media, not every ending has to be a happy ending and not every main character has to be a hero.
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> literal garbage on TV allday erryday
> no good movies coming out lately in general
> cute 2D girls
Why is that even a question
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>>120515788
Didn't cry, but i felt very sad when i finished it just because it was over ;_;
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>>120512692
I like it. Why else?
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>>120512949
oh yeah, these are my thoughts put in words
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>>120512692
I used to love anime and japanesse culture.
Now it's just a habit. And escapism.

I guess I watch it because there's not much else to do in my life.
Same with videogames.
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>>120515788
Anime is the only thing that can make me cry.
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to see more colorful worlds
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Because western movies and series never made me cry but for some reason I'm a huge faggot with anime and I like the intensity with which it makes me feel, both happy and sad feelings.

I blame visual novels, they opened the heart gates.
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>>120516196
>not crying with animals deaths
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>>120516196
>>120516203
That's deep
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>>120516196
I cry a lot during anime and vidya. I cried with Amagi Brilliant Park and Samurai Flamenco just to mention fairly recent shows.
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anime causes strange emotions that I dont understand
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Because I like anime.
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>>120515788
OVA never
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It's a great time consumer because I have nothing to do and I also happen to enjoy it from time to time.
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Grew up as a poorfag. My parents worked all the time and all my friends from school lived far away because I went to a much better but not neighborhood school. Public television (not cable, I was poor remember?) and especially the cartoons on the kids' channel played a large role in my life as I grew up. They took place of the lack of social interaction with family/friends and probably shaped a lot of who I am now.

Unfortunately this didn't prepare me for what how contradictory the real world was from the fictional ones in the television. Problems aren't always solved, people aren't always nice, and there isn't much happiness within all the suffering. I'm confronted with this all the time but I refuse to accept it to the point of delusion.

Watching anime eases things and helps renew the way I felt about the world when I was younger. Quite entertaining too.
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>>120516564

The lolies help too, don't lie.
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Because I want to say every anime is shit like everyone on /a/.
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>>120512692
The same reason that you do anything
It's fun
It's entertaining
It kills time
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it reminds that not everything is shit
and it allows me to go to /a/ to find other people who share this
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>>120516856
Yeah, I forgot to mention about all the kawaii loli's in my chinese cartoons.
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>>120512692
to escape the reality that I'm not a cute girl and I don't get to do cute things
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I like the boobs.
Also there are just some things in anime you wont see elsewhere.
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>>120512692

> no political correctness
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>>120512949
I've been rewatching crap, can't find or haven't looked for anything new that's good.
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>>120517879
That bitch needs to learn to extend her pinky. God damn, that's another month I'm going to put off watching K-On.
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>>120517879

b-but goyim you have to have 10 negros in your show... your not racist are you goyim? owww and goyy all the male characters have to stupid as well. got it? good.


dt;lr
i'm sick of this shit
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>>120518076

The only place truly safe from PCness is Japan.
Time for the white exodus to begin.
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I started watching a lot after I quit watching porn (cold turkey). I guess it was easy to swap one addiction with another. I used to watch quite a bit in the past, but that stopped for 1-2 years.
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>>120512692
just because
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>>120518319
>Time for the white exodus to begin
Race you there.
Do ya-do ya get it?
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>>120518490

First gets the cutest Nip who has the hots for westerners.

Your pun made me smile
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>>120512692
Because I'm a fucking lonely depressed loser and I've been using anime as a substitute for actual human interaction and experiences since I was like fifteen

And it's better than any other form of entertainment I've ever seen.
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Because I miss all the implications, allusions and cultural hints (like in western media) and thus can relax without relating the episode to reality.

Also I like the aesthetics
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>>120517928
>extending your pinky
This is how you spot a plebeian everyone.
This thing started as a ruse to easily identify lower class people who snuck into high class meetings and nouveau riche.
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>>120513991
where will you go when they kill anime?
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>>120519461

Japanese idol groups
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Some shows are very entertaining to watch. It also looks pretty. I'm also very interested in japanese culture.

That's about it.
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Speed Racer was the coolest thing to me ever. Then I saw Dragon Ball Z. Game over. Faggot for life.
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>>120519997
The other day my mom commented on my NGE poster that "they look like speed racer people"
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I remember watching the Beyblade anime and the Mega Man Battle Network anime when I was a lot younger; I've always been interested in animation in general really
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>>120520118

I got the DVD sets of that shit. It was cash.
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>>120519461
I would say MMOs, but they killed that too.

So I dunno, maybe get into old books?
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>>120520046
Did you tell her they were speed racer people?
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>>120520294
I told her they looked the same because "they're both jap shit"
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>>120520467

>Hating on your own obsessions.
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>>120520467
You did well.
>>120521026
Don't listen to this guy, he likes that jap shit.
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I like cute girls and mechs
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Because it's the only escape I have in my life
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>>120516564

Anon, I... That was well written
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>>120521094

Eyyy, what can I do? I obsess over it already, so I might as well enjoy it.
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>>120521366
>rei in the background fuckin up the circle
how shinji supposed to puff puff pass with you in international water? get back here.
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>>120521454

She's so stoned her iris has turned red. Shinji giving a fam a brake.
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Because I like animation and how the Japanese language sounds(only in nips media, though, it sounds weird when they talk irl)
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I need something to fill my time and make me feel something other than empty and lonely.
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Because things like this would look stupid as a movie or tv show

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCq16SrEhH0
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>>120517640
This.

Being male instead of a cute girl is an increasing torture the more anime I watch.
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>>120512692

I just llike little girls.

And pretend to be one. ;_;
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>>120519461
Japanese comic books.
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>>120512692
I don't I just come here to shitpost
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>>120519461
>kill anime?

Explain further.
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So I can act superior to gaijin.
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>>120521026
I wasn't hating on it, I was just mentioning it in a casual way without sperging out. I've always been embarrassed talking to my mom about that sort of stuff, even when I used to borrow her credit card in high school to buy figures.
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Because anime has the most untapped potential as an artistic medium.

Just kidding it's for the cute girls.
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>>120512692
Entertainment
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Because books tend to be too realistic and do not deal with the kind of magical bullshit I like to read about.

Because LNs are badly written, in the cosmetic sense of the word. Instead of going barely towards the main point the author spends some paragraphs telling about some silly fact about the characters.

Because there aren't enough translated quality VNs.

Because manga has no colored pretty pictures.
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Escapism and self-insertion.
Cute girls are a great too.
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>>120515788
Pretty sure your life is more interesting than that, but your life is a sad series of events. You will never be as happy and carefree as the yurus.

I also teared a bit
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>>120512692
Escapism, but that's not working anymore, I barely watched more than 5 shows per season in the last 3 years.
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