FAQ: “Why do you watch anime?” explained.

Hello everyone, today I’d like to tell you about my own experience on why I love anime?, why I prefer it over other shows which are not in 2-D?, Why I believe that anime is not only some form of art or entertainment? But, a part of my life which I love. It’s not worth taking into consideration that anime or lets say cartoons are only mean’t for kids and not adults or even teenagers of 14 or above or so. What’s wrong to accept the fact that even some 2-D (2-Dimensional) characters, totally fictional change your life or even help you during your worst days. Also what’s wrong if they motivate you at a particular extinct due to which you may even be standing on your feet which you were unable to do due to your so caused depression. Psychologically, these characters help your brain to overcome the depression you’ve been caused by things in life also that’s just because their eternal character had that same role which you’re having at present.

These characters can be found very helpful in your day to day life because they do nothing but reflect the day-to-day problems among families (in rare situations), tragedy, problems related to love, affection, trust etc. Just assume that you’re in a problem and you want to get out of it or recover from it as soon as possible, it might be possible that whether this particular so called anime character might in such cases help you to the most and help you recover fast enough from the depression or problem you’re having or not even help you that much but will help you at a greater ratio which will make you feel better at least. I can’t guarantee you that these characters can help you at a greater extent necessarily but can assure you that they can at least make you feel better. And that’s what I like about anime. They can be proved really helpful in certain situations which you may find rather difficult to come out through. I’ve heard many stories and even you might have heard some of them about people who recovered from their problems, depressions, mistakes by remembering the scenes they’ve seen in anime. This can be done by switching your position with the position of the particular anime character. For example, Just think and ask yourself: “What would Naruto do if he was in a situation in which I am currently?” That would give you time to think and understand the wisdom that the particular character i.e. Naruto would’ve used to get out from that situation. This simple technique can help you save yourself from getting mentally hurt by the problems surrounding you. But that’s not the only things which made me consider watching anime and to prefer anime over others shows or resources. One thing about anime is that they teach us many aspects of life, viewing them in a slightly different perspective. Maybe, that’s the reason why Japanese are considered to be so respectful and full of hope to each others especially when in their families they being so supportive in certain situations which occur instantaneously. But yeah, that how Japanese are, they reflect their properties in anime, pop culture, music, manga etc. They are equivalent to those top hit movies which go to Oscar just because of the content. They do nothing but reflect their own thoughts by making some 2D characters and by giving the plot a more unusual way on which these characters play a role, a more vital role maybe and that’s what people adopt. A more qualitative personality of an anime character can be totally taken into consideration unless it doesn’t leave a wrong impact on you and your brain. These characters can even teach you to communicate amongst several people, can teach you manners, can teach you to respect, can teach you to have an attitude and far many things unrevealed.

One more thing about preferring anime is that it can help you to create respect, affection and interest in their culture, the Japanese culture and also the language. Certainly, this thing applies to many other resources as well like J-Drama, Japanese TV shows etc but with anime you get to know several other things which might even prove useful for your life, J-Dramas are like you can say another bonus addition which you can enjoy and so as live action. They can be held useful for understanding Japanese culture and heritage but still they’re again proportionate to anime as many compilations have been made of the anime by series, OVAs into J-Dramas and Live Actions. For the languae part, learning Japanese is yet again a bonus, it’s one of the most fascinating languages out there, worth trying and learning. And watching anime without learning Japanese is like I won’t say useless but not worth for sure. And you’d probably even more surprised by Japanese music like J-Pop, J-Rock, J-Rap, Shibuya-Kei, notable genres in Japanese music. J-Pop is considered far more the most popular genre amongst Japanese music. The lyrics are beautiful and composition of the tracks are awesomely made, Japanese composers are known for their compilation of several top hit albums from not only anime OSTs but from video game soundtracks and hence they’re totally worth trying out. And as far the language goes, once when you’re fluent in Japanese, the lyrics are awesome than never before as the meaning of the song is what is highly appreciated and you’ve appreciate it sometime or another. None the less, Japanese anime has a wide variety to choose from from various genres to various age groups there are  anime for everybody. You’ve anime for adults as well and also for perverts, older anime fans prefer classics such as Neon Genesis Evangelion, Ghost in the Shell also known as (GITS), Cowboy Bebop, Akira, Grave of the Fireflies are all worth trying as well. And they focus on pretty different context. For genres you’ve Slice of Life (Focusing on life situations), Coming of Age (Similar to Slice of Life in content but focusing on a person’s transition from childhood to adulthood), Hentai (pornography), Ecchi (similar to hentai by content but often involving perverted scenes like breasts, panties etc.), Lolita not to be confused with “Lolicon” (portraying a young girl or girls who are sexually attractive but not in a sexual pose or showing much of their skin, Lolicon (portrays attractive young girls that are in sexual poses or with sexual themes), Violent (containing large amount of violence including ripping of fingers, head getting ripped off, cutting humans with a sword etc) and believe me guys, this violence in 2-D is much more gross once when you see it, Moe(a certain pseudo love among fictional characters in anime and manga, you’ll see a lot of cute girls here). So there are a lot to choose from as these being not the only one, but people usually prefer Slice of Life as they gradually focus on life situations.

So as you can see how watching anime can get you introduced to a lot of things, apparently giving you a greater idea of things which anime can give you. People usually underestimate them by just viewing them as “only for kids” which is not right. Anime can even change your entire life and you might even know. These characters can become your inspiration, motivation and even your helping hand. So at the end of this post I’d like to advice you people who are not familiar with anime or who think anime are only for under aged people and who ask the question “Why do you watch anime?” “What’s there in it?” “What do you get by watching these cartoon?”. If you come across any one with these or similar questions you can tell them the truth. And believe it or not, the truth cannot be changed and even if people don’t agree to this it all depends on them because it’s you whose gonna have a profit not them and you should make something out of it rather than just watching it for relief. Hope you enjoyed reading this post. Have a great day, bye.

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4 responses to “FAQ: “Why do you watch anime?” explained.

  1. It is a known fact by now that anime aren’t only meant for kids. Actually, there are tons and tons of anime that kids shouldn’t be watching because of blood, violence and sex.
    You should just watch whatever makes you happy. That’s it. simple as that.

    And I totally agree with you that you can relate just as easily to anime or some other cartoon.

    • Yes, that’s what it’s all about. It’s that misunderstanding about people that they underestimate the content just because they view it in a way it is made. As far as age rating goes, kids should probably stay out of this. Yes and also if you’re learn something good from it then I guess focusing on the moral is more important.

      Yes, as far as the plot goes, anime characters can be easily related to the behaviour of a particular person.

  2. Even though keeping above things in mind & rereading the post we mere mortals fail to understand the great anime obsession.
    *sigh*

    • True, well normally speaking people just take it as a source of entertainment while forgetting that it helps us somewhere or sometime in our life.

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