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11-23-09, 1:41 PM

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I was having a conversation with a friend of mine today, and I was telling her how I've become really addicted to anime/manga. She's not really into anime or manga at all, and spends most of her time concentrating on her school work. She ask me, "Well, I know you're so addicted to it and all... But what do you get out of it? What's the point to it?"

To be honest, I really wasn't sure what to say other than the fact that it's entertaining. I was just wondering... What do you get out of anime/manga?

" ... carpenters fashion wood; wise people fashion themselves" - Buddhism
 
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11-23-09, 1:43 PM

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It always does something that you don't expect.
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11-23-09, 1:43 PM

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i thought that was the point of all hobbies? entertainment? correct me if im wrong though ;p

the whole point of hobbies is that its entertaining, otherwise it wouldnt be a hobby
 
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11-23-09, 1:45 PM

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litharia said:
i thought that was the point of all hobbies? entertainment? correct me if im wrong though ;p

the whole point of hobbies is that its entertaining, otherwise it wouldnt be a hobby


You're right, and that's what I think. But I mean... Is there anything that you can benefit from in anime/manga?

" ... carpenters fashion wood; wise people fashion themselves" - Buddhism
 
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11-23-09, 1:50 PM

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well i guess you can think of it more as not losing anything.

It's probably not because of anime that you're not studying right now. You're probably indulging in procrastination, and if Anime wasn't in your life, you'd only be off watching top chef, CSI, or something else instead :p

Real Benefit: learning Japanese. I went to Japan for a couple of days layover on my way back from china when i was in high school. I had been exposed to anime for about 3 years at the time, and I was able to ask for directions and order food, however poorly. Some old lady also taught me a way to put down my chopsticks on the table using its wrapper as a prop up.
 
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11-23-09, 2:09 PM

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It is entertaining, it is an artistic media to be appreciated, has awesome pick up lines you can use and you don't feel like a criminal when looking to underage characters.

You lose time.
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11-23-09, 2:20 PM

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Aside from the entertainment perspective, some people clam that an anime has changed his or her life in someway for the better. Maybe anime can motivate a person to do things they wouldn't normally do, or maybe a show will introduce ideas and principles that said person can add to their own to better themselves as a person. The same thing goes on in books, movies, and music, so why not anime?
 
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11-23-09, 2:30 PM

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anime is just like watching 90210, they all affect us the same way. the only difference is this media is drawn and most people don't get the concept behind a good anime.
 
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11-23-09, 2:41 PM

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Well, an anime cheers me up; Almost all the time u can see the sad me. :P In other words: entertaining... I couldn't give up anime/manga right now. I know it takes a lot of time ( lost time) to watch anime and I wish I could do something about it. I want to watch anime but I'm busy at school and I have to do a lot of other things. So I guess someday I wouldn't have time to watch anime like I watch now.
Animes are another hobby like reading or practicing a sport or smth. It's just a method to spend your free time. ^_^
The Japanese learning it's a good reason, but you can't learn just from animes. I understand some of the words the characters are saying but It's not enough.
I like to watch anime for a reason aside the entertainement thingy. In animes/mangas some beautiful worlds are showed and lots of cute characters that you don't see often in real life. For example, the Straw Hat Crew from One Piece; they're united although it doesn't seem like it; also the word 'nakama' has an important meaning. I wish people would be like that. ...
I could give you lots of examples on this theme. Animes haven't changed my life so much. I'm a little more happy than I used to be; for some reason I wish that some characters from animes to exist in real life; I would be nice, wouldn't it? :p
(hope it's not a post full of non-sense. ... >_<)
 
11-23-09, 2:45 PM

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It's made a social recluse who has a severe, incurable, fetish for 2D women in shrine maiden outfits or thighhighs.

Very similar topic: http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=52136
 
11-23-09, 2:46 PM

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Whenver someone says that to me, I ask them what their hobbies are...and what they get out of it. Usually I hear things like Movies, music, cars and stuff like that. How is it any different?

Not only anime, but think of the community. I have gotten more true friends from anime than I have at any other point in my life. I have gained life experiances traveling around the country meeting new people and doing new things that I would have never done on my own.

Plus, it makes the time go ;)

 
11-23-09, 3:01 PM

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Lucky Star got me into a studying habit believe it or not...
Reason behind it


Haruhi got me realize that I've been wasting my holidays sleeping till noon.



those are just 2 of the things I've learnt from anime, there's a lot more that makes up who I am today.
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11-23-09, 3:19 PM

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I learned a lot of ways to better myself.

Cowboy Bebop and Evangelion in particular help me see that.
 
11-23-09, 3:50 PM

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Just something to do. Same thing as any of my other hobbies, for entertainment while not in class.
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11-23-09, 4:06 PM

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There are none.

I watch anime because I'm a bored, virgin individual, with nothing else more productive to do.

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11-23-09, 4:11 PM

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JessIsEpic said:
What do you get out of anime/manga?


Enjoyment. What else do you expect?
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11-23-09, 4:15 PM

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KyuuA4 said:
JessIsEpic said:
What do you get out of anime/manga?


Enjoyment. What else do you expect?


How can you enjoy watching anime? Honestly, some anime/manga put me to sleep. It's more of a chore really, watching anime/manga these days. I feel as though that a contract is formed between me and the current anime I'm watching and I become the slave of the show, that is why I try to limit the amount of anime and manga I read. But as always I fall flat on my ass with nothing better to do.
 
11-23-09, 4:19 PM

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Anime is not much different from regular TV shows, movies ect. What do you get out of those usually? nothing but entertainment most of the time, though there are exceptions. I would think it a bit sad if anime has majorly impacted someones life, but i suppose whatever it takes to better yourself. I personally consider it the same as any other hobby/way to kill free time.
 
11-23-09, 4:29 PM

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HellOtaku said:
KyuuA4 said:
JessIsEpic said:
What do you get out of anime/manga?


Enjoyment. What else do you expect?


How can you enjoy watching anime? Honestly, some anime/manga put me to sleep. It's more of a chore really, watching anime/manga these days.


You choose a reason to like certain series. :p

HellOtaku said:
But as always I fall flat on my ass with nothing better to do.


It's better than 80% of the crap on network/cable TV.

And I tend to balance myself by doing something else... like posting here... or... watching sports... or... doing volunteer work for the church... or exercising.
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11-23-09, 4:35 PM

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experiencing and enjoying media from another culture can broaden the mind greatly. and when the rest of the nation is watching crap like American Idol or glued to the great political drama the news networks have turned into. watching anime doesn't seem to bad or so silly.
 
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