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Recently I came across a post in reddit where this guy talks about how anime means so much to him and that it is an integral part of his life. Another comment said that watching anime is the only way he can feel emotions and how he is emotionally withdrawn from the real world (possibly due to trust issues ). Makes me wonder how many people are rather passionate about watching japanese cartoons and see it more than just a way to kill time. So what about you, if someone came and offered you 500k to quit anime would you do it ?
 
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Sep 24, 11:08 AM

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sure i guess
with this much money i'll invest to make catgirs real
 
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I'll take it and fly all over the world meeting anime fans around the world spending time with them, real life mal stuff ya know.

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If you were to make it a million I'd be all in.


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Sep 24, 11:14 AM
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It depends on the anime. If is something like One Piece, Berserk, AOT, Jojo, Vinland, HnI, I wouldn´t drop those, But I would drop Bungou, MHA, SAO, OPM, MiA even tho I love those shows
 
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Sep 24, 11:23 AM

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In a heartbeat. I'm only here because I'm bored
 
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Sep 24, 11:24 AM

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After a solid 5 minutes’ soul-searching I’ve determined that I would definitely take the money (I would live in a trailer and be set for years!) and also that I would regret it pretty quickly. Probably within a month or two.
 
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Sep 24, 11:25 AM

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Yeah of course, all Anime is bad anyway.
If it's not hentai it's bad.
 
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Sep 24, 11:31 AM

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If I Were this Guy I'll Stop Watching Anime And Take This Money and then invest the money for my future needs, because there are still lots of fun to enjoy besides anime.
 
Sep 24, 11:31 AM

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Sure, then I would just stick to manga and visual novels instead.
 
Sep 24, 11:33 AM

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Yes. I would buy a nice house outside the city, an 80s G wagen, a good PC, a bunch of milsurps and make my life easy for a couple of years, all things I consider more important than anime.
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Blarey said:
Sure, then I would just stick to manga and visual novels instead.

actually no, those are banned as well
 
Sep 24, 11:33 AM
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No, anime is an integral part of my life too. I wouldn't be who I am today and love myself like I do without anime and much more.
 
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If I won the lottery I'm pretty sure I'd spend more time watching anime, so no
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Sep 24, 11:35 AM
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I don't think I can give up anime and video games for any amount of money.
 
Sep 24, 11:42 AM

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100% yes, no hesitation. I love anime, but it's not my only hobby/interest, and there's plenty of other things I could do to fill my time, especially if I had 500K to do it with.
 
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Anime is better than money, that guy should offer more, like way more. 500k? I'll spend it in a heart bit and then what? I need my anime.
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No thanks, I’d rather stick to my anime in all honesty.
Make it a million or even a billion and I doubt I’d still change my mind then.
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palm-tree said:
100% yes, no hesitation. I love anime, but it's not my only hobby/interest, and there's plenty of other things I could do to fill my time, especially if I had 500K to do it with.

you sure? you've watched over a 1000 anime so you really must like it very much
 
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bakkuretsu said:
Recently I came across a post in reddit where this guy talks about how anime means so much to him and that it is an integral part of his life. Another comment said that watching anime is the only way he can feel emotions and how he is emotionally withdrawn from the real world (possibly due to trust issues ). Makes me wonder how many people are rather passionate about watching japanese cartoons and see it more than just a way to kill time. So what about you, if someone came and offered you 500k to quit anime would you do it ?


As much as I love Japanese cartoons yes I would give it up for half a million dollars. I would pay off debts.Build me a workshop with wood working and forging tools and equipment and help my family and friends out. I would still get to watch western cartoons.
 
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How come I haven't gotten $500K yet?
 
Sep 24, 11:52 AM

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no western cartoons, no light novels, no manga no comic books but this time 1 million USD, wyd ?
 
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bakkuretsu said:
Blarey said:
Sure, then I would just stick to manga and visual novels instead.

actually no, those are banned as well


So anything Japanese then? Ok I would just play video games, where's my 500k
 
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Make it a mil and I might as well do it. I like anime alright but I'd just spend time doing other things like I did for years before starting to watch anime in the first place.
 
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bakkuretsu said:
palm-tree said:
100% yes, no hesitation. I love anime, but it's not my only hobby/interest, and there's plenty of other things I could do to fill my time, especially if I had 500K to do it with.

you sure? you've watched over a 1000 anime so you really must like it very much


Absolutely sure! I do like anime very much, but I've only seen a lot of it because I've been watching it for 20 years, not because I watch a ton on a daily basis. On an average day, I might watch 2-4 episodes, and very rarely more than that. I could definitely find something else to do with that time if I needed to. And as much as I love anime, I'd love a financially comfortable life even more. I know exactly how I would invest that money to make it last a lifetime, going into the same business my mom's been in for 20 years. I have the knowledge I need, and I live in the right market. If I had the start up money, I'd be set. She started with a tiny fraction of 500K and had to learn the business from scratch, so I could only imagine how much farther I could go with such a huge head start. If all I'd have to do is give up anime for that, I'd be more than willing.
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It's cool, he's just asking. It's not a condition, so just give me my money and go away i have long list to watch
 
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I will probably take it,i mean i still have manga,light novels.
 
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500k wouldn't be enough. It's asking to give up a nearly free form of entertainment for only like 1/3rd of the money a person would generally make in their lifetime. So if I had to predominately switch to another major hobby the money would likely not be able to cover the length of time I would need.
 
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Nah, I wouldn't.

Anime can entertain me for X amount of time

While 500k if I lived stingy would only last a short while in comparison

I like anime way too much to give it up like that.
 
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Yep. Donghua, manga, etc. to fill the void.
 
Sep 24, 12:50 PM

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Not a chance. Money can always be earned. Freedom and joy can't.
 
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GamerDLM said:
500k wouldn't be enough. It's asking to give up a nearly free form of entertainment for only like 1/3rd of the money a person would generally make in their lifetime. So if I had to predominately switch to another major hobby the money would likely not be able to cover the length of time I would need.


That's not even 1/3rd of the money a person makes in a life time. I mean for someone who has the time to watch anime as an adult, I'd think they would be earning more in their lifetime than 1.5 mil.
 
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Absolutely not. There is nothing I could get with 500k that has more value to me than watching anime.
 
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Inferno792 said:
GamerDLM said:
500k wouldn't be enough. It's asking to give up a nearly free form of entertainment for only like 1/3rd of the money a person would generally make in their lifetime. So if I had to predominately switch to another major hobby the money would likely not be able to cover the length of time I would need.


That's not even 1/3rd of the money a person makes in a life time. I mean for someone who has the time to watch anime as an adult, I'd think they would be earning more in their lifetime than 1.5 mil.

Averages usually shift based on education level, 1.5 mil I just used since that's like an average high school graduate with no college. 4 years of college by comparison 500k would only be like 1/5th of the lifetime average.
Either way yeah 500k is nowhere near "drop out of school and quit your job" levels of money. At best a person could pay off their debts and not have to worry about retirement but they'll still be working most of their life. So giving up about as close to free entertainment as a person could get is just not worth it.
 
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No, not really. Because who's to say anyone that takes up the offer doesn't truly give up anime?
 
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I mean, 500k USD are nothing to sneeze at and i'll defitentely take them and never watch anime again.

So, i'll make my brother watch it for me and he can tell everything that happends and i'll never break the rule.

Bulletproof plan i tell you.
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Lol probably tbh that's some good ass cash.
 
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Counter question, what method are they using to verify I'm not watching anime?
 
Sep 24, 2:35 PM
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Of course I would but it'd be weird after watching anime 24/7. I'm including no Manga because if I had access too it, I can live with the Anime ban. I'd be too busy spending my 500k anyways lol
 
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I'd spend the 500k and then go back to watching anime.
 
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I would accept it in a heartbeat and then just read Manga instead LOL
 
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For 5 usd I wouldnt watch any anime of 2019
 
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It is one of my favorite hobbies so no.
 
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Blarey said:
bakkuretsu said:

actually no, those are banned as well


So anything Japanese then? Ok I would just play video games, where's my 500k


Do you know how many good games come from Japan?


Anyway to answer the question. A simple no really suffices. 500k really isn't as much as you think. Most people here saying they would take it would use it extremely quickly and go back to their normal life now without anime. Seems like a greedy and dumb thing to do.
 
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I would, I would just read more Light Novels.
 
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I'd take the money, spend some of it and then watch an episode to see what happens.

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give me that money lol i will just read manga
 
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Absolutely not. But I'm pretty comfortable so not saying much. That said, I'm 99% sure even if I was working full-time living paycheck to paycheck I wouldn't give up anime. It is my life in many ways. And I'm proud of that. I pity people that don't have a passion - something that gives their lives meaning. For most it's their partner and eventually children. But for me it's the of art of Japanese animated storytelling. I get to live all kinds of wild, interesting, eomtionally engaging lives vicariously thanks to hard work of other passionate people. Wouldn't give it up for anything.
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Calal-Chan said:
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So anything Japanese then? Ok I would just play video games, where's my 500k


Do you know how many good games come from Japan?



I don't see why you would even ask that lol, of course I do. Western* video games is what I meant.

I'm just trying to determine what OP really means since he keeps adding in other things besides anime. If he's saying 500k to have no hobbies the rest of your life, I would say no. To stop with any Japanese media, it would be really hard but 500k is a lot, I would probably do it.
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Fuck yeah I would, bills aren't cheap. I have so many more hobbies to occupy my free time. Having that much money tucked away and gaining interest would save me a lot more stress than the amount of stress anime relieves me of.
 
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