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Poll: How important is anime to you?

Mar 8, 2012 11:22 AM

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To me it's just a form of entertainment, sometimes I go for months without watching it because I just don't feel like and sometimes when I am really into an anime I can watch multiple episodes per day. Other than that it hasn't changed my life in any way, the only anime related things I own are some of my favorite anime that I have watched more than once...
Mar 8, 2012 11:32 AM

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Anime is just another of many ways to entertain myself, as you can see I barely watch any anime's nor post on these forums. The sole reason I registrated on this site is to keep myself up-to-date with recent anime's from time to time. I have been back for several weeks now, but before this I had stopped watching for 8 months.
Mar 8, 2012 11:34 AM

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Its a temporary hobby/passtime of mine for now. It comes and goes, sometimes, I go a long time without anime and sometimes I add it to my list of hobbies when I have free time.

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Mar 8, 2012 12:06 PM

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It's just one of my sources for entertainment. My main source is still video games. There have been some periods of time in the past since I've started watching anime where anime becomes my main "thing to do," but it hasn't lasted yet. Like right now I'm kind of in a lull where I'm only watching about one episode per day, if that. But during those periods I was watching anywhere from 5-10 episodes per day, back-to-back, in my free time. (And if I didn't have classes or anything, then even more than that.)
Mar 8, 2012 12:18 PM
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Very minimally. I watch it when I have free time and I'm in the mood, but that doesn't happen all that often anymore, unfortunately.
Mar 8, 2012 12:21 PM

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it is just a form of entertainment

though some shows have changed my life but i see anime just as any show,

Immahnoob said:
Jizzy, I know you have no idea how to argue for shit,

tokiyashiro said:

Jizzy as you would call yourself because youre a dick The most butthurt award goes to you And clearly you havent watched that many shows thats why you cant determine if a show is unique or not Or maybe you're just a child who likes common stuffs where hero saves the day and guys gets all the girls. Sad taste you have there kid you came up to me in the first place making you look more like a kid who got slapped without me even knowing it and start crying about it to me

Mar 8, 2012 12:25 PM

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Before I was anime watcher whole time I just played different games with PC or Ps2, I still play some games but most of time I watch anime :)

"A half moon, it has a dark half and a bright half, just like me…"
Mar 8, 2012 12:28 PM

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Anime changed my life, and is currently the most important thing in my life :)

Mar 8, 2012 12:32 PM

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Lately it has been my main source of amusement, but I wouldn't go so far as to say that it changed my life in any major way.. yet. Maybe a few minor things. I probably fall under the "it used to be a casual thing, but now I'm pretty obsessed" category because that fits me best. Up until a month or so ago I had watched anime very very casually, and lately I have been finishing anime non stop. So we'll focus on the "lately" I guess.

I probably watch anime anywhere from 4-6 hours of my day right now when I get home from class. I hadn't really day dreamed about anime at all until I finished Clannad: AS, and that changed. First time I ever became so attached to certain characters to ever think about it when I was away from my desk. As for MAL, I didn't even post on the forums a few weeks ago, and now I regularly do. I have MAL open in my browser almost all the time while I am at my desk. However I don't really participate in other sites besides the two that I use to torrent.

It hasn't influenced any major life decisions yet though. Although I might try to take a few Japanese classes next semester for school. Shitty subs are the death of me! :X
Mar 8, 2012 12:42 PM

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1.) I usually watch anime daily for at least 1-2 episodes. I don't daydream about it, however. That's silly.
2.) Considering a great majority of my music are anime tracks, I'd say I spend a good while.
3.) Anime has piqued my interest in learning Japanese and visiting Japan in the future, but I don't want to be a typical weeaboo. I'm really trying to avoid that. I'm currently learning Spanish and American Sign Language so adding Japanese to my list would make me able to speak 5 languages.
Mar 8, 2012 1:00 PM
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Ive averaged 4 hours a day for the last 2 years, though I dont actually do it that way. Its 40 episodes one day and friends house the next resulting in 0.

'It's saved/changed my life or gives me a reason to live and be happy' Was my vote.

Definetly changed my life though, started studying jap + going there for holidays so on.
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Mar 8, 2012 1:47 PM

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Voted "It used to be a casual thing, but now I'm pretty obsessed."

Used to talk bad about anime when I young but when you start watching it, you get easily obsessed.
Mar 8, 2012 1:50 PM

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"It's saved/changed my life or gives me a reason to live and be happy."
Mar 8, 2012 2:08 PM

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It's pretty much the first thing i do when I have free time. Watch anime until something else comes up that I need to do xP
Mar 8, 2012 2:15 PM
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I watch some episodes every day. So pretty important.
Mar 8, 2012 2:22 PM

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It's one of the things that keep me going, because if it wasn't for it and my friends I would pretty much be just living the life for the sake of living, as I don't see a bright future no matter where I look at (Yeah, you study a lot for your whole adolescence, then you get a job, work like a condemned for your whole life, then gets a few years to relax before you "rot away". How is that good?) Because of anime I can think about what I want to see next, I've got more things to talk about with some otaku friends of mine, I'm not always serious, I don't have to foccus only on going to gym/swimming/studying, it keeps my mind away from this god-awful world that we live at, so it's something essential to keep me sane, pretty much. I don't know how I lived before anime, lol. Truth is I don't think I was really living before it, just... Going on.
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Mar 8, 2012 2:25 PM

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Anime is one of the best things in my life. It's my major interest and hobby. And then there's music.
Mar 8, 2012 2:29 PM

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One of the only reasons I haven't taken my life yet is because there's no guarantee that there's anime to watch in heaven.
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Mar 8, 2012 3:09 PM

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Chose the fifth option,
''Its a temporary hobby/passtime of mine for now.'',
since when I have some free time I spend some of it watching anime.

I recently started watching more since I want to finish all the shows I left halfway and finally check out the ones I keep hearing about.When I'm done with all the animes I want to watch I'll probably go back to just following the weeklies.
Mar 8, 2012 3:28 PM
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Altough a decent chunk of my free time is filled by anime and everything related, I don't think "obsessed" is quite the right choice of words. I guess "main" describes it best (given those choices) so I'll just go with that.
Usually, I'm watching 0-2 episodes a day. My web activity is a lot about anime stuff (well mainly danbooru and MAL) and some of the games I play are anime related (be it style-wise or a visual novel) but it's not like it's always the center of everything for me.
Altough it might not be vital for me, I'd really miss it if I had to give up anime.
Mar 8, 2012 3:59 PM

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I'd say it's one of my main hobbies.
Mar 8, 2012 4:16 PM

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my life consists of 15 hours work, 2 hours anime, 7 hours sleep, repeat
Mar 8, 2012 5:23 PM
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It's what i do when i'm not playing world of warcraft. ^.^
Mar 8, 2012 6:02 PM

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Well it's definitely a form of entertainment for me. It's 2nd to video games of course.
Mar 8, 2012 6:37 PM

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Anime's basically my only source of entertainment now, ever since I got REALLY into it this August. That, and fanfiction.
Mar 8, 2012 9:08 PM

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It's just something to pass the time when I'm bored.
And I'm bored A LOT, so I guess it's an obsession now.
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Mar 8, 2012 9:13 PM

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It's a source of enjoyment but it's not as important as manga to me.
Mar 8, 2012 9:53 PM

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It's saved/changed my life or gives me a reason to live and be happy.

1.)How often do you watch/daydream about anime? whenever i have free time and when i dont have free time im daydreaming about anime
2.)How much time do you put into anime?(including using MAL/wallpaper hunting/blogs/"anime research"/etc. i should have a job again soon so about 12 episodes a day atm its 26-35 a day i also buy everything i watched and enjoyed
3.)Has it influenced any of your life decisions?(moving to Asia/learning Japanese/etc.) i keep teaching myself Japanese but constantly get distracted by life and stop for a while but ill pick it back up and move to Japan someday
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Mar 8, 2012 11:17 PM

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-Solo said:
1.)How often do you watch/daydream about anime?
2.)How much time do you put into anime?(including using MAL/wallpaper hunting/blogs/"anime research"/etc.
3.)Has it influenced any of your life decisions?(moving to Asia/learning Japanese/etc.)

It used to be a casual thing, but now I'm pretty obsessed. (your vote)

1) All the time now, it has a lot of ideals I like.
2) I have the urge to check my anime sources all the time now like Kuroneko from Ore no imouto!
3) The biggest impact is an effect that took some time to sink in. I think anime, reading subs a lot, made me more conscious about literature in general and of course in anime. I barely criticize books, tv shows, movies, etc, but anime changed that attitude. It must be because of all those damn cliches!
Mar 8, 2012 11:23 PM

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Just a way to kill some time. I don't really dive into a whole series often, because I wanna have free time to do other things.
The one thing that I'd love to see is a lesbian yandere.
Mar 9, 2012 12:59 AM

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Anime is something to watch while I'm eating

Mar 9, 2012 1:34 AM

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Anime in general changed how I've viewed quite a few things, especially my bleak outlook on Americanised television programmes. This actually made me stop watching those types of series as they came to boring me to death with how stale and repetitive it proved to be.

Now, each day I enjoy watching anime or read some form of manga/ light novel.
Mar 9, 2012 2:39 AM
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Quite important, I guess. It did start out as a casual thing and now has become probably an obsession, like flirting.
Mar 9, 2012 2:52 AM

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I started out watching and reading a bit here and there, and it turned into a full-blown hobby. Now I collect figures and stuff also. But I will go some days here and there without watching new shows or what-have-you. I have work and I go out on my free time also, so nights are generally when I get around to anime. But when other things come up and soak up my time (like the past few nights when I was playing through Portal 2), then I'll shove anime to the side to immerse myself in something else.

But generally, it's a pretty big part of my life. It's what I tend to spend most of my spare money on, whether it be on manga, anime, or merch.
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Mar 9, 2012 3:49 AM

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Yeah in a way I am pretty obsessed with watching anime and also it changed my life.
Mar 9, 2012 4:11 AM

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I spend around 2 hours a day watching it. Kind of a stress reliever for me before I hit the sack.
Mar 9, 2012 6:02 AM

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Usually watch 1-3 episodes a day, then maybe a day I don't watch anything at all, then the following day 1 episode, etc. I like gaming and watching movies as much as watching anime, if not more.

Because of anime I did get interested in east-asian (chinese, korean, japanese) culture and history, especially japanese (not really anime, I'm not a hard-core fan or otaku). I think that it changed my life is kinda exaggerated. So I voted "Meh, it's just one of my many sources for entertainment."
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Mar 9, 2012 8:17 AM

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Watching anime has been a life routine for the past 3 years. I systemically watch and archive shows as they air. I watch shows I like from the the current season and choose one classic to watch on days there's no new episode.

I am that anime guy in my group of friends. A lot of my thought through out the day is influenced by anime obviously. I only watch anime and read some manga, I don't collect merchandise or anything like that. I like seeing how anime has changed over the years so I try to watch a lot of old shows in the same genres as the current season's hits. anime :D
Mar 9, 2012 8:22 AM

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It used to be a casual thing, but now I'm pretty obsessed. (your vote)

This fits me very well. Before I'd watch about three episodes per week at most, but now? in comparison, I'm digesting series in large gulps.
Mar 9, 2012 9:30 AM

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Changed my life. Although, It's not the only reason I want to live and be happy (LoL).
Mar 10, 2012 4:22 AM
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Back when I started watching it regularly, I archived everything onto DVDs. Genre didn't matter; my first two shows were Green Green and Berserk -- I devoured it all and could pretty much watch 12 eps a day with ease. Just like movies taught me good base english (inofficially second foreign language, officially the third), anime made me interested in the japanese language and the country as a whole, and more than that how people work etc. In retrospect I know it did a lot of good.

Nowadays I don't watch it nearly as much, and I don't mind. I feel pretty much everything has been seen (save the world, good vs. evil, monsters, magic & fantasy, romances, thrillers yada yada) and few shows tend to interest me enough to start watching them. It's a form of entertainment, just like sports, movies, books, writing etc. are.

So yeah, I guess you could say I went from being obsessed to pretty casual.
Apr 3, 2012 2:45 PM

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REALLY important. It's like a must-do thing.
Apr 4, 2012 12:01 AM

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-Its the main/only way I keep myself amused in my free time. (my vote)

but these too..

-It used to be a casual thing, but now I'm pretty obsessed.
-It's saved/changed my life or gives me a reason to live and be happy.
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Apr 4, 2012 12:17 AM

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It's a casual thing. Keeps me sane along with video games.
With college I have so much to do and I'm constantly doing work or busy in class, watching anime is my leisure time where I can just kick back, relax and enjoy the show and forget all about that stuff momentarily.
Touch me, you filthy casual~
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