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Jan 29, 2009 12:53 PM
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Most of us have been interested in anime/manga for a while, but why do we like it so much? What is your personal reason for liking anime or manga?
 
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Jan 29, 2009 12:54 PM

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I enjoy the plot lines and drawing style. Pretty much it.
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Jan 29, 2009 12:55 PM
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Dunno, I just do.

 
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Jan 29, 2009 12:57 PM

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I really enjoy that (most) anime are "made to end." Not only that, but can appreciate the artistic work, and anime doesn't have the same constraints that live action does.

It also encompasses many genres that are, perhaps, unconventional.
 
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Jan 29, 2009 12:58 PM

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Most of them are pretty damn entertaining.

And I GREATLY DISLIKE reality TV.


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Jan 29, 2009 1:00 PM

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No real reason. All it has done is replace the time, during which, I used to watch TV. I got fed up with today's TV. Though there are some decent shows finally coming around. Finally phasing out that reality BS.

EDIT: ^Damn, beaten to the reality TV bashing.
 
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Jan 29, 2009 1:01 PM

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The art is one, the main reason is the way the story is told. (well for me anyhow thats what got me hooked on it)

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Jan 29, 2009 1:36 PM

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StephanBlackhawk said:
I enjoy the plot lines and drawing style. Pretty much it.

Yeah, more or less same for me. Art's what got me into it as a kid though.
 
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Jan 29, 2009 1:36 PM

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Because I am a massive weeaboo.
 
Jan 29, 2009 1:37 PM

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StephanBlackhawk said:
I enjoy the plot lines and drawing style. Pretty much it.


This, and the freedom that such drawing style provides.
 
Jan 29, 2009 2:15 PM

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Scud said:
Because I am a massive weeaboo.
Yay honesty.

I see anime as an escape from the real world and its many problems, where the physically impossible is possible, and anything can be done, all in nice colorful detail.







 
Jan 29, 2009 2:52 PM

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It can handle much more serious issues than regular cartoons.
Because of this, it can have much darker/more entertaining storylines.
S'pose i love the art style too. It can express so much sometimes.
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Jan 29, 2009 3:12 PM

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I like it because there is no limites on animes so they can basicly do whatever they want also the storylines in anime is amazing and i also love the artwork xD


 
Jan 29, 2009 3:17 PM

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So I can learn more Japanese? I try to watch all anime + read all manga raw.
 
Jan 29, 2009 3:17 PM

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because it's rad
 
Jan 29, 2009 3:23 PM

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It's a way for me to escape from this boring world and observe.

As others have said about TV... I only watch the Discovery Channel, I can't watch anything else. Movies/generally all TV bore me.
 
Jan 29, 2009 3:44 PM

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Oportunity to appreciate art in a level where plastic arts, writing and acting are all mixed. All the things that are not conceivable or even possible with "reality" can be achieved here. Add giant robots and physiological impossible humans of egotist beauty and that's pretty much it.

Plus, my oportunity to learn more on society and different views to portray it. Most anime are soap operas, but with prettier people.
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Jan 29, 2009 3:47 PM

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Artwork, and it tends to have more of a plot than most TV, despite the fact that I do watch it too.

Also, you never get that much gravity-defying hair and giant robots on normal TV. :c


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Jan 29, 2009 4:04 PM

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I can't really explain why I like it. Everyone is unique so thats like asking a lolicon why they like loli or asking someone why they like salty foods:

"Uhh, because it's salty...".

I do like the art, but thats not always the key factor for me. Sometimes a good storyline can make up for lower quality animation (not always).

I like the girls/fanservice (in moderation)/hentai, but I don't like tentacle rape or the eating of shit.

I always like loli, but not always in a fappable way.

Fast paced action scenes are cool, but so is funny slice of life, and even the simplest of plots can be good.

I always liked anime. As a child pokemon, Dragonball/Dragonball Z, Gundam wing, Zoids, Outlaw Star, and many other dubs on Tv were part of my life everyday after school before I even knew what anime was.

Once I grew up a bit I read a few scanalations, and watched a few streamed fansubs, this was before I knew about the epic world of downloading. I posted on forums, and bought the occasional magazine.

A few years later after my life settled down a bit I (some major problems ect...) I came home set down, and flipped on the Tv, Geass Dub...

To my dismay the Toonami I knew as a child had been pawned, I can only hope it went down in battle stance. All I then knew was Adult swim.

Took a while, but I finally made it to this site after I had planted my feet in the ground, little did I know I would soon be a NEET associated with those who go by the name of 'hikkimori' fapping to pictures of 2D little girls. The roots of my foundation had taken grip.

I found out how to use torrents then slapped myself 3 times for not knowing how epic they were for 17 years. I began to download. I began to submerse myself into this world called fandom. I began to fap to 2D. 4 months later I have 74 completed series,

and I still can't tell you why the fuck I like anime.

It's just something that has intrigued me beyond anything else in this world.

So you tell me why someone who likes shiny things likes shiny things...
 
Jan 29, 2009 4:10 PM

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Because. <-- If that isn't enough I don't know what is! I mean there aren't always explanetions for everything...
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Jan 29, 2009 4:14 PM
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The way they draw such unrealistic eyes and hair, and costumes, if it may be. And also how it seems to defy almost every law of reality.

Though I feel like there was already a similar topic like this...
 
Jan 29, 2009 4:42 PM

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the_prime_one said:
Dunno, I just do.


Same here, If somebody were to ask me that in RL I wouldn't have a answer I just do :)
 
Jan 29, 2009 4:42 PM

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Rpgwiz said:
Outlaw Star

I change my last answer. ^This is why I like anime. The young, impressionable me had his life changed by this very show.
 
Jan 29, 2009 4:51 PM

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well i like some american cartoons but animes and mangas are good cuz you get different storys and awesome characters. american cartoon stories arent as complex as anime
 
Jan 29, 2009 5:16 PM

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Why? Why not? I'm bored. I got time. I like cultures and sub cultures. I like the art style of it. Simple. Its like asking "Why do you like movies?" or "Why do you like TV?" kind of a dumb question almost.
 
Jan 29, 2009 5:17 PM

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The art style, and plot compared to other non anime programs is more entertaining, and funner.
 
Jan 29, 2009 5:22 PM

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It entertains me.

I love japanese art so it really gets to me.

 
Jan 29, 2009 5:26 PM

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gambitkakashi said:
american cartoon stories arent as complex as anime

I heard Avatar changes that. Though, never seen it myself.
 
Jan 29, 2009 5:39 PM
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Maybe cuz they bone all American cartoons, in general more fun, more interesting, more action, more drama, more romance, more comedy, more wtf, more boobs, more bester animation, more betterer characters, more besterest plots, and a more lasting appeal lol. Forgot a lot, but

really its because while growing up I felt anime filled the bad ass part missing from whatever I liked on Fox, Nickelodeon, PBS, Cartoon Network etc. Still liked American cartoons but thought a lot of stuff was lamely done but it never came to mind that Sailor moon or Dragon Ball was lame. Just had a hard on watching those when I was younger.
 
Jan 29, 2009 5:47 PM
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I like anime and manga because the stories and characters in the better ones are oftentimes so much more unique and interesting than most stories in Western media. Anime also combines many of the art mediums: Visual art, voice acting, writing, and music all in one package.
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I heard Avatar changes that. Though, never seen it myself.
Eh, I count Avatar as an American-made anime more than a cartoon..
 
Jan 29, 2009 5:52 PM

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Hmm alot of reasons:
It's really interesting
Good plots/story lines
Cool characters
Artwork

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Jan 29, 2009 6:40 PM

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It's easier to fap to then porn.
 
Jan 29, 2009 6:50 PM

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Vagabond said:
gambitkakashi said:
american cartoon stories arent as complex as anime

I heard Avatar changes that. Though, never seen it myself.


avatar was pretty good but that was a rare gym indeed. not much like that for america
 
Jan 29, 2009 7:08 PM
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because it's rad


Pretty much.
 
Jan 29, 2009 7:13 PM

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Compared to American animation, its unique. And their is nothing to watch on tv.

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Jan 29, 2009 7:17 PM

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Quite a few. But my number one reason is artwork.

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Jan 29, 2009 7:18 PM

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Well, I can't remember an age when I didn't watch some form or another of anime.The art and the story are the main things that attract me....
 
Jan 29, 2009 7:27 PM

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It provides an escape from reality and an outlet for my true desires. Anime and music are the things keeping me sane, though I rely on music more.
 
Jan 29, 2009 8:41 PM

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The art appeals to me but most of all the plot lines are interesting. The art can be completely cutesy and still be in the horror genre.
 
Jan 29, 2009 8:43 PM

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art,music,story : D
 
Jan 29, 2009 10:01 PM

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Pantyshots.
 
Jan 29, 2009 10:21 PM

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it's entertaining.
 
Jan 29, 2009 10:33 PM

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It is very hard to tell. but I like it because it is anime..
(^.^) Huh~~~~
 
Jan 29, 2009 10:38 PM

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many reasons. mainly, i just do. x3

where else would you get the best lolis and shoutas
 
Jan 29, 2009 10:43 PM

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Mainly because of the animation, they're isn't anything that compares to the animation in anime.
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Jan 29, 2009 10:47 PM

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I like it because it's 100x better than the other stuff on tv. So, now i watch it all the time. :3
 
Jan 30, 2009 1:28 AM

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Because anime is simply an addiction.
 
Jan 30, 2009 1:43 AM

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For entertainment and some of the unique styles of art. For nostalgia. In some cases, for a special kind of audacious expression of both optimistic dreams and eschatalogical dread. In even rarer cases these days, because it shows me something new -- or has the potential to (as an example, Kemonozume).
 
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llxwarbirdxll said:
Pantyshots.

You and half of the anime community. Or all.




 
Jan 30, 2009 10:33 AM

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Because once you start you can't stop? No but seriosuly I don't really know, I just like it.
 
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