I thought I’d write a little something on why I love Anime. I could write forever on this topic, because there’s just so much to say, but I need to post content on a regular basis, and if I only posted when I thought everything was perfect and I’ve said all that I can, I’d probably never have a blog post released. In the future I may come back to this topic, but for now, I’d just like to share the few reasons that are most prominent to me right now.
Protecting someone means giving them a place to belong. Giving them a place where they can be happy.”
– Princess Lenessia
For a person who hasn’t really belonged anywhere for a long time, I found solace in Anime. Instead of looking up to the people around me, and trying to learn valuable lessons from them, my teachers were characters from various shows.
as a kid, Goku( Dragon ball Z) taught me to be strong, Saga( saint seiya) taught me bravery, Shinichi( Detective Conan) taught me to be mindful, Ichigo( bleach) taught me friendship, and Naruto( Naruto) taught me to never give up. I learnt numerous lessons over the years I’ve spent indulging my senses in Anime, and I’m still learning valuable lessons as an adult. My morals and values have developed under the influence of all the amazing personas I’ve come across, and I can say, that this, has made me a better person.
The real world is a cruel and unfair place, adult hood sucks. Anime allows for an escape from all the injustices that happen everyday.
most times, the heroes have a tragic back story. Instead of dwelling in self-hate and being angry at the world, I imagine myself as a hero, an anime hero who someday will save the world. I know I probably will never gain superpowers, or, transfer to another dimension being the strongest protagonist out there, but still, having the option to imagine these things has been an important coping mechanism for me. It makes me feel like I could be important, and that, makes my life feel a little more tolerable on the really bad days.
I love the cliché story lines. If I like something a lot, I want to watch more of it. Having an abundance of stories that are similar but not quite the same yet equally good is a pro for me.
Apart from the fact that there are many cliché story lines , which as I have mentioned, I enjoy, I still cannot find any other media out there with as much diversity in genres, and uniqueness in storytelling as anime.
Anime always manages to bring something new to the table- no two anime shows are the same. Even though I’ve spent years binge watching anime, I’m still able to find something new to watch every other time.
Anime compensates for the blandness of my surroundings. The amazing artwork always captures my attention when nothing else can hold me at my nose for more than half an hour.
A dream is worth less than nothing if you don’t have someone else to share it.
– Dousan Saitou
As I’ve already mentioned, I have so many more ideas that I really want to share, but I will leave that for another time. Though, why do you LOVE Anime？