Why I Still Love Anime

I’m honored that Ty-chama tagged me in her post. She is newer to the world of aniblogging and has wonderful  blog posts. So I encourage you all to check out her blog!

In this challenge we are to:

  • Write a post about why you love anime. It could be your favourite thing about it or one of your favourite things about it, it doesn’t matter which, but just pick one!
  • You can get as personal or as impersonal as you like. You might want to write about how anime helped you through a tough time or something that it has taught you or you might want to write about just how much fun you’ve had watching it over the years. Your choice
  • Nominate three bloggers to do the same
  • Link back to this post. I would love to see what you’ve written and I may compile a list of my favourite entries further down the line

Sometimes we can have a love hate thing with anime. I don’t know how many times I quit watching something when another kick ass female character became mush over a potato of a lead male. (Wow do I have some issues haha. I’ve been burned too many times before).

However, from amazing stories (Psycho Pass) to unique world building (Made in the Abyss) to freaking awesome characters (Yona of the Dawn) I have a deep love for anime.

But one thing over the last two years has really become my favorite thing about anime. It is like a secret instant friendship.

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When you meet someone who likes the same anime

Some may already have heard this story many times but I never wanted to tell people about my healthy *cough* obsession with anime. It was something that even among my friends was looked down on that I would watch child “cartoons”  or be a weeb (spoken with a sneer).

Then to make a long story short I honestly stopped letting other people steal my  joy. I subscribed to anime boxes and got awesome shirts. I hung posters of anime in my classroom. I proudly wore my AoT hoodie. Then I notices a shift. My pride in liking something drew in others.

It was like you could form an instant bond with anyone just by liking anime… And it was AWESOME!

 

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You like Yona? ME TOO!

I found students coming up to me recommending anime. I started a blog about anime and found more awesome people. I honestly feel like I can be the most open on this blog about my healthy *cough* obsession with 2D boys.

And I kid you not, just happened yesterday, during the last fifteen minutes of my creative writing class we just talked about anime. Anime is helping me build relationships with students. To me that is the most important thing a teacher can do!

Now I know that there always will be those who say that you can’t be a true anime fan for reason blah blah or blah blah… Honestly, I just have to laugh and wish them well. They are missing out of one of my favorite things about anime. The bond you can share with other anime lovers.

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Walk proud my fellow otakus!

Thank you again Ty-chama for the nomination and I hope you all take a moment to think about your favorite things in anime.

In the mean time I will tag (and no pressure especially coming from me the queen of forgetting to answer tags)

Raistlin

magicconan

The Otaku Judge

Happy watching!

 

Author: kimchisama

Anime for the soul.

29 thoughts on “Why I Still Love Anime”

  1. What a truly heartwarming and beautiful post this has been to read. It’s truly one of the most amazing experiences when you can share something with other people, and that’s certainly one of my main reasons why I still love it as well. But….seeing that you have tagged me, I guess I will tell you more about it on my post for this 😊 Might not get to it right away, but I will certainly try my best to write ASAP 😊Thank you very much for tagging me, and really enjoyed reading this one! 😀

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    1. I look forward to it and I’m glad you liked it. It took a moment to think about it but honestly even when I go through periods of not watching anime I find myself coming back since this community has been one of the best things in my life.

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      1. I actually said that a couple of hours ago over on a post that Lina wrote today. It really is. I have truly made some great friends here. I can’t imagine ever leaving here, because like you it’s truly one of the best things in my life as well 😊😊

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  2. What a wonderful story. I got these feelings of hope when I read it. I mean, what if every nerd out there found the courage to share their love for whatever it is they were nerding about. I think many people would feel a little less lonely and different then. This was a very inspirational post. 😊

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  3. Anime also helped me get closer to some in the community, and made some good friends online because of it. It’s a nice experience finding so many who enjoy the same hobby. It eventually developed where the friends I made now talk about a number of personal things besides anime. It’s pretty cool, and the connection it helps make is awesome to share!

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  4. This is such a wonderful tag and it’s nice to hear that you have strengthened your bonds with your students from this.

    The pingback didn’t work bcause you linked the front page of the blog…oh well, thanks to Irina’s liking of the original post, I didn’t miss your post. I’ll think about it for a bit, but expect the reply soon!

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  5. I love, love, love this post! I used to hide my nerdy side away too. I was worried what other people would say or think, but my love of anime makes up such a big part of my life, and it’s something that I’m so passionate about, if I hide it away then I’m just kind of… blah! And I soon found that when I let my freak flag fly there were more people who liked the same things as me than I thought! Thanks for taking part in my challenge!

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