Anime is life and love. Those who watch anime understand that it can be more than an anime, it can inspire us, give us hope, dreams, make us laugh and cry, give us friends that are hard to find, let us see things that we might never experience, teach us lessons, give us an escape from our reality and make us try harder here in the real world.
There are those who develop 'crushes' on certain charaters and those who have cried when charaters die. We learn the music, watch in subtitles, memorize voice actors names, go to conventions, buy more than just the manga and series, cosplay as our favorite charaters, have people call us by our nickname from favorite animes, love the artwork, get lost in the storyline, and develop a love for their world that is part of our lives itself.
Anime is a world apart from our own. Some watch it when they need to be alone, when they have a problem, to escape in to a wonderous world so beautiful and amazing you wonder how the artist created such a place and invented the charaters that capture our hearts and keep us coming back each episode to find out what will happen next. If this all makes sense to you then you know that anime really is life and love.
10th manga completed = Victorian Romance Emma
15th manga completed = Elfen Lied
20th manga completed = Bokurano
25th manga completed = Gravitation
30th manga completed = MW
35th manga completed = Apollo's Song
40th manga completed - Scandalous
45th manga completed = Mars
50th manga completed = Special Order
50th anime completed = The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
75th anime completed = My Sexual Harassment