>To have a reason to be here on /a/ with /a/nons.
I like giant robots, 2d girls, cute things, stories, and I'm autistic.
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.
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?
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
Because the stories in anime are way more interesting than my life, so escapism i guess
>inb4 anime made me dislike my life
A few of
my friendswere 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.
You're not alone, anon.
you big homo
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.
oh yeah, these are my thoughts put in words
Anime is the only thing that can make me cry.
to see more colorful worlds
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.
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.
The same reason that you do anything
It kills time
I like the boobs.
Also there are just some things in anime you wont see elsewhere.
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.
i'm sick of this shit
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.
First gets the cutest Nip who has the hots for westerners.
Your pun made me smile
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.
>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.
>Hating on your own obsessions.
Eyyy, what can I do? I obsess over it already, so I might as well enjoy it.
I just llike little girls.
And pretend to be one.;_;
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.
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.