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Jul 29, 2012 10:33 PM

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Hey all I wanted to do a poll and see what age group you guys fall into. For me i dont think it matters how old you are watching anime as long as u enjoy it.

I'm personally 20 and I've only been watching anime on and off for a year. I think now though i'm really to getting into it and will continue to watch more and more over the years. Mystery and Psychological series really keep me entertained. why do you guys watch? im interested.
 
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Jul 29, 2012 10:36 PM

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Why do I watch? Escape. I love getting sucked into all these other worlds. 21 here.
 
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Jul 29, 2012 10:38 PM

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Why do I watch? Escape.


This. Pretty much exactly this. As to age, I'm 22.
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Jul 29, 2012 10:44 PM

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FauxAzn said:
Why do I watch? Escape.


Pretty much what I was gonna say. Not to mention it's something that keeps me easily entertained. Not a lot of things do.

Age? 14.
 
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Jul 29, 2012 10:47 PM
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FauxAzn said:
Why do I watch? Escape.
Well that pretty much hits the nail on the head.

Age, early twenties

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Jul 29, 2012 10:53 PM

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23. I feel so old. Time goes by so fast :(

For those that are still in their teens, cherish it. Seriously. Life sucks after high school unless you're some jock or rich kid.

That's why I watch anime:

FauxAzn said:
Escape.


Also who the hell voted 6-9? Lol. Kids shouldn't be on forums :P
 
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Jul 29, 2012 10:53 PM

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Im 19, got into anime this year. I watch it because i like anything to do with romance: novels, movies, now anime.
 
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Jul 29, 2012 10:54 PM

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Yvese said:


For those that are still in their teens, cherish it. Seriously. Life sucks after high school unless you're some jock or rich kid.



Huh. I thought it was the other way around?
 
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Jul 29, 2012 10:58 PM

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GoodOldBob said:
Yvese said:


For those that are still in their teens, cherish it. Seriously. Life sucks after high school unless you're some jock or rich kid.



Huh. I thought it was the other way around?
Most would agree with Yvese, but there are those lucky few that either have enjoyable / cozy jobs or retire early and get to enjoy life to the fullest, doing whatever they want. Oh how I hope.
 
Jul 29, 2012 11:01 PM

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FauxAzn said:
GoodOldBob said:
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For those that are still in their teens, cherish it. Seriously. Life sucks after high school unless you're some jock or rich kid.



Huh. I thought it was the other way around?
Most would agree with Yvese, but there are those lucky few that either have enjoyable / cozy jobs or retire early and get to enjoy life to the fullest, doing whatever they want. Oh how I hope.


Well great. Now I have a lot to look forward to after high school.
 
Jul 29, 2012 11:01 PM

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FauxAzn said:
GoodOldBob said:
Yvese said:


For those that are still in their teens, cherish it. Seriously. Life sucks after high school unless you're some jock or rich kid.



Huh. I thought it was the other way around?
Most would agree with Yvese, but there are those lucky few that either have enjoyable / cozy jobs or retire early and get to enjoy life to the fullest, doing whatever they want. Oh how I hope.


Yeah, now that I think about it, responsibility/paying the bills really suck.
 
Jul 29, 2012 11:03 PM

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23. I feel so old. Time goes by so fast :(

For those that are still in their teens, cherish it. Seriously. Life sucks after high school unless you're some jock or rich kid.

That's why I watch anime:


I feel you def enjoy your youth and have fun while you can.. The older you get the more pressure and responsibilities you'll have. facing the real world... thts why there's anime lol
 
Jul 29, 2012 11:08 PM

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I'm 17.

I definitely agree with Yvese. A lot of anime being based in a school setting, I can kind of go back to those times, if only for 23 mins.
やがて気づく本当の気持ちは
そして 人間が大好きでした
 
Jul 29, 2012 11:10 PM

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noyoureinsane said:
FauxAzn said:
GoodOldBob said:
Yvese said:


For those that are still in their teens, cherish it. Seriously. Life sucks after high school unless you're some jock or rich kid.



Huh. I thought it was the other way around?
Most would agree with Yvese, but there are those lucky few that either have enjoyable / cozy jobs or retire early and get to enjoy life to the fullest, doing whatever they want. Oh how I hope.


Well great. Now I have a lot to look forward to after high school.
It's easy to say that as a freshman in highschool. Believe me.

Reality will set you down a few pegs once you get into the real world, especially in this economy where a lot of grads end up with massive amounts of student loan debt and not a job to be found ( Or atleast a well paying one ). That is of course unless you have connections and money to get you started in life. Not everyone is so lucky :(

EDIT: Just realized I read your post out of context lol. Meh, my point still stands though; being an adult is troublesome ;P. Enjoy highschool while you can. Definitely the best years of my life. Carefree and tons of joking around. Ah how I miss those days.
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Jul 29, 2012 11:11 PM

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Yvese said:


For those that are still in their teens, cherish it. Seriously. Life sucks after high school unless you're some jock or rich kid.


I'm 25 and having a wonderful life, personally. I didn't have a good life growing up.


I watch/read because I love the shows/manga. Couldn't live without it. =3
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Jul 29, 2012 11:17 PM

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I love that you put 6-9 as an option, was tempted to click it. I'm twenty and I watch anime for probably the same reasons as everyone else; I love art, stories, music, and how they all come together.

I can't say precisely how big of a factor this is, but it's definitely nice to have something that isn't distinctly Canadian, American, or British, like most of the "mainstream" entertainment I consume. I've come to really appreciate the Japanese language and the artistic flare, to where I feel like I need my fix, so to speak.
 
Jul 29, 2012 11:31 PM

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I'm 18, and just graduated high school last month :).

Main reason I got into it was because of why I watch/read anything else: I don't want to miss out on great characters or story just because it's different.
 
Jul 29, 2012 11:36 PM

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Over 9000.

Now that's out of the way, I'll be 21 this year. Why do I watch? To escape from reality.
 
Jul 29, 2012 11:38 PM

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I'm 15. Ooh I have to get used to saying that. B-Day was 20 days ago.
 
Jul 29, 2012 11:41 PM

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I'm 14.
I watch anime because It entertains me. And a little escape.
Saving up money for Cosplay.~
 
Jul 29, 2012 11:42 PM

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noyoureinsane said:
FauxAzn said:
GoodOldBob said:
Yvese said:


For those that are still in their teens, cherish it. Seriously. Life sucks after high school unless you're some jock or rich kid.



Huh. I thought it was the other way around?
Most would agree with Yvese, but there are those lucky few that either have enjoyable / cozy jobs or retire early and get to enjoy life to the fullest, doing whatever they want. Oh how I hope.


Well great. Now I have a lot to look forward to after high school.
Honestly, it's all about balance. You never know when you might die... it could be a single car accident away. So do study hard, but don't forget to enjoy life as well. As well, don't neglect your education and play around too much, or there's a good chance that life after school will rain shit on you. I'm talking massive diarrhea here.


GoodOldBob said:
Yeah, now that I think about it, responsibility/paying the bills really suck.
For me, it’s not that. I just miss the incredible loads of free time I used to have. Though I’m not entrenched in the work world yet, when I interned in a well-paying standard 8-hour + lunch schedule, the 4-5 hours of free time I had per weekday just wasn’t enough. Not to mention the dire lack of vacations, especially extended breaks like summer.

Also, work is almost guaranteed to be more difficult than school. After the mental exhaustion, you don't really feel like doing much of anything at home. I circumvented that by sleeping right after and staying up all night, though. But night's nowhere near as alive as day.
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Jul 29, 2012 11:50 PM

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I am 24...I don't watch that much anime anymore but when I did watch it all the time (I started when I was maybe 19-20 and got a bit burnt out by 23) it was because I found the stories/ settings so interesting and different from anything I had ever seen before. It is such a unique medium.

I feel sorry to those people thinking life sucks after high school :( My life has been much more fun post- high school than it ever was during high school or before. I remember spending most of high school being frustrated and bored by everything. Leaving my home city after high school was the best decision I ever made. College was awesome :) Post-college is...ups and downs, really. But definitely still an improvement from high school, lol. But I guess if you really loved high school it's different.
 
Jul 30, 2012 12:04 AM

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I'm 20, I watch for entertainment when I have the time. That's pretty much it!

Don't worry about life after school, kids, it's not that bad. c:
 
Jul 30, 2012 12:05 AM

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I'm 20. I watch for a entertainment and an escape from reality. My favorite thing to do that I've done as a kid is to replay the episode or whatever it is in my head and put me as a character in it. Something I do with everything I watch like right now at my summer job I just day dream about anime I've watched while working lol.
 
Jul 30, 2012 12:05 AM

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I'm 15 and have been watching anime for slightly over a year and a half. I watch because I enjoy it, like getting hooked onto a television series. I don't watch to escape from reality, although I often like to imagine how much more different and fun it would be.
 
Jul 30, 2012 12:23 AM

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I'm 20. I don't watch anime as much as I used to, but I became interested because it's different from what we have in the U.S., especially when I first started watching. Most animated shows I'd seen were episodic, primarily aimed at children (and if they weren't, they were comedies for adults), and had no real storyline. Sure there were other non-animated shows, but I still found cartoons more appealing as a 10-year-old, plus there are things you can do with animation that you just can't do with real people.

I still watch anime for the same reasons, just less of it than I used to.
 
Jul 30, 2012 12:30 AM

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Yvese said:
23. I feel so old. Time goes by so fast :(

For those that are still in their teens, cherish it. Seriously. Life sucks after high school unless you're some jock or rich kid.

That's why I watch anime:

FauxAzn said:
Escape.


Also who the hell voted 6-9? Lol. Kids shouldn't be on forums :P


cherish every moment :) and i'm done with highschool (or never finished it fuck that shit) and i live life pretty neat. just trying to get a jobb so i can go around the world :)

Well, i'm 18. and i like what i like :D
 
Jul 30, 2012 12:42 AM

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Looks like in the majority of 18-21, like most people I really enjoy the escapist aspect of anime. I also just love to see what kind of crazy imaginative worlds and settings that are created in anime. Also to see how dif peoples takes on certain settings. I guess out of habit as well since I've been doing this for awhile at this point.
 
Jul 30, 2012 12:45 AM

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FauxAzn said:
Why do I watch? Escape. I love getting sucked into all these other worlds.


19 here.
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FUCK ALL ANIME, SPONGEBOB OVER ALL


RRRRRRRRRR
 
Jul 30, 2012 12:52 AM

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Physically I'm 14.
I watch 'cause I think I enjoy anime. And in my opinion, it makes up for the life experiences I should've had, but didn't.
Well, that's my real reason, to learn. But yeah, 'to escape' is a valid reason. It makes me jealous to see those 'SCHOOL' genre-d shows don't show students studying. And here I am doing my homework and projects, wishing for more time to make memories with my friends.
 
Jul 30, 2012 2:32 AM

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21, I have no intention to stop watching anime.

Uhh.. not much else to add. Ponies?
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Jul 30, 2012 2:49 AM

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18. I watch anime mostly because it's more entertaining to me than any western movies/shows I've seen so far.
 
Jul 30, 2012 2:51 AM

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19. I watch anime because it's entertaining, and can brighten my day.
 
Jul 30, 2012 2:56 AM

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15, I watch because I like, and escape a bit from reality, about the highschool, I want to enjoy, but I can`t, animes help me overcome that.

Sorry about my english.
 
Jul 30, 2012 3:15 AM

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There's a person who is 6-9!? -_-; okies~
In a few months I can fit into an older category until then I'm a partial-misfit/young-in. :D
I only just started to get into watching anime again, I'm more of a manga reader, but the animes I watch, I watch because they're funny and they're just really entertaining!
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Jul 30, 2012 3:27 AM

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I'm fifteen.

I'm usually swarmed with school work and family business, so I don't watch a lot of anime. But when I do, it's mostly for entertainment, and a way for me to escape reality for a bit. It does feel nice being able to sit down and watch as a fantasy story unfolds right before your very eyes.
 
Jul 30, 2012 3:29 AM

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I turned thirteen a few weeks ago. I've been watching anime since I was around eleven and a half, though. I watch anime because, well, I enjoy it! It's just a hobby, really, I wouldn't call myself an otaku.
 
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19 here~ :3
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Jul 30, 2012 3:50 AM

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20. Turning 21 soon.

Currently a NEET.
 
Jul 30, 2012 4:04 AM

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I like Ianppines play on this ...

Enjoy life to the fullist while we are young as there will come a time that responsibilities kick in and that Anime and Manga watching or reading will be a thing of the pass. Or it will be something that we will do on our very precious spare time.
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Jul 30, 2012 4:11 AM

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Escapism, entertainment etc. Nothing so detached from the typical.

I'm surprised I was expecting a younger demographic.
 
Jul 30, 2012 4:33 AM

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Hmm... the poll isn't very spread out. It makes me feel like an old man. 27 here.

Reason I watch? I like drawn stuff. Plus there are certain kinds of stories and genres that can pretty much only be found in japanese animation.
 
Jul 30, 2012 4:52 AM

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I'm 19. I watch anime, because it make me feel relaxed and forgot real life for xx episode length.

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Jul 30, 2012 5:27 AM

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Age:17 year old high school virgin.
I watch anime not only for escape from reality (isn't that what any medium of fiction is for?) or just mindless entertainment (there are some that can only give me that),but to experience new characters,stories & worlds from creative minds.

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Oh & Space Brothers is still the best anime ever,in my opinion.Even when competing with Attack on Titan.
 
Jul 30, 2012 5:37 AM

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It beats most of the TV Shows that are there. Plus I just like some of the worlds.
 
Jul 30, 2012 6:18 AM

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Why do I watch?
To escape from reality.

 
Jul 30, 2012 6:26 AM

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Age 17
Why do i watch? Entertainment.

I'm not trying to escape from anything, I enjoy anime and thats why I watch it.
 
Jul 30, 2012 7:18 AM

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BurntWithWater said:

Why do i watch? Entertainment.

I'm not trying to escape from anything, I enjoy anime and thats why I watch it.

This.

The same goes for non-animated TV shows and video games as well.
 
Jul 30, 2012 7:44 AM

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lol, I love that the poll ends at 26+.

I'm 30 and still love anime, although recent shows have been pissing me off.
 
Jul 30, 2012 7:51 AM

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lol, I love that the poll ends at 26+.


Considering only 6.7% are in that group so far, I think it makes sense. Although, I would be interested to see how many +30 or +40's there are.
 
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