I’m gonna be writing about a few things that anime has done which impacted my life.
1. Extreme Fan-girling of 2D Anime Characters
LOOK AT KUROKO. This tiny little insanely cute boy who is holding…. KISE?! CHIBI KISE. Now that’s amazing. Let us see Kise in his true glory as an unbeatable bishie.
I love you too!
Okay so yes. I absolutely adore all these handsome, hot and extremely cool anime guys. And it leaves me virtually (PUN! i’m so cool haha xD) obsessed with them! Wish that real guys were like that but that’s too good to be true. BUT BUT BUT my dear crush is really awesome okay! :)
2. Weird Tastes
Precisely. For example, loving the wrong type of badass guys, like:
Yeah, him. I mean, ISN’T HE CUTE?!!! Haha! Reading too much manga can make you a little weird because the stuff that Japanese people write are weird. There really are some disturbing but addictive manga out there. Too many.
3. Loving Anything In Anime Form
Every single time I spot something in anime form (anime character, toy, anything resembling or related to anime) or see something Japanese, I will definitely go check it out. I’m so used to seeing anime stuff.
You know Happy Tree Friends? The super weird horror popular youtube series with cute characters and terribly horrifying events happening? Well of course the Japanese would take an interest in it since they seem to love anything weird xD They’re just creative people I guess. But so, there are anime versions/fanart of it that I’ve seen :)
See, they all look so innocent and cute, right?
But they’re really just all psychotic madmen. I read Flippy’s background somewhere and apparently he’s the most sociable character. When normal. But whenever he hears something loud he gets reminded of his traumatizing past during wartime where he had to hide in the corpse of his dead comrade so that enemies wouldn’t spot him. Sounds insanely scary. And then he kills everyone (using staplers once, too). Haha..
4. Picking Up Anime Expressions
There’s so much anime awesome expressions that only otakus would know about and some look simply ridiculous but at least we know that these are unique to anime/manga :D Anime stuff are just so cute you know. Thumbs up!
5. Obtaining The Anime Vocabulary
Watching so many animes have let me remember at least a few words that I often hear xD
URUSAI!!!: SHUT UP.
Yeah words like those! Haha stuff like youkai, shinigami all become common and i’d often scream out the name of the spell/attack that characters use (“GETSUGA TENSHOU!!”). And sometimes I’d say ‘tadaima‘ when I return home and ‘itadakimasu‘ before I eat lol. It just creeps its way into my life!
And I’ve just gotta say that the Japanese language sounds so beautiful, no? Hai~
6. Making Real Life Seem Boring
Like duhh. In anime, everything is so animated, exciting and cool. There’s fantasy at every corner and that makes my real life seem so bland. Especially in those stories which start off with something I can relate with– a bored protagonist just living his daily life, then it eventually turns out that he is a heir or an advanced magician or something cool that just happens. I’ve been waiting for the day when I realize that i’m actually a dragon, or that I have some hidden power, or that I am a samurai or hell, even that I was adopted or something. I just want something new to happen, but no. Life ain’t the same as anime.
I know that i’m taking many things for granted but.. never mind, no excuse. Just want some excitement, the rush of adrenaline, you know? Realizing an ancient secret, being part of something special. Teenagers all long for something unique like that.
Indeed, being an awesome fighter seems great! So cool.
Okay! So that’s just about it for now. Anime has really impacted my life in many ways– and i’ve probably spent more time on anime than on anything else. It’s like my core interest and hobby! Lastly, I shall share this really cute picture from Kuroko no Basuke again (it’s a really awesome manga and I LOVE KUROKO and his ‘harem’, that’s why!).
Look at their hair hahaha! Gosh this is really cute!
Ahh anime, my drug.
(that metaphor is completely justified considering that anime, like drugs, have brought me so much harm– not doing work mainly and creating my main source of depression since fantasy did not exist in real life. But anime is always comforting and pleasant, though ‘costly’ to watch. I know that I should stop it, and do something good and productive for once, but it’s just too addicting! haha lame, I don’t even know why I wrote this.)