Gosh, I am super late with this post. Sigh. Anyway, Kai from Deluscar has recently asked us to write about our reasons for watching anime. We may all be like-minded, loving anime but are we reasons the same?
I admit. Even though I have watch anime for almost a decade, I never really question why I watch anime. Seriously. I sorta just went with it the moment I discovered it. Okay, while I didn’t directly ask myself the question, somehow deep down inside I have a few reasons why I favor anime over other form of visual entertainment.
And no, it’s not because there are plenty of cute 2D girls. I started with shounen series. Let’s face it, there aren’t many cute 2D girls or even guys to look at.
Not Too Much Drama
I don’t know about you, but I’m not too fond of drama. Drama, as in, Gossip Girl kind of drama. Lots of plotting, backstabbing, breaking up, making up, frenemies stuff. I got tired of those. You won’t see anything else except for sitcom or crime series in my storage. That’s how much I dislike the sort of drama. This is also the main reason why my genre of choice is slice-of-life – the sort of series I can spend a good 2o minutes having some laugh with, then, forget about it. The really good ones will leave lasting impressions though.
As I mentioned earlier, I started with shounen series. And yes, I started my anime watching hobby with the oh so famous titles – Naruto, Bleach and One Piece. In that order, if I’m not mistaken. Of course, the action visuals of these series are nothing compared to Redline or even Infinite Stratos, which I watch solely to feed my cravings for an action-oriented series. It’s eye-feasting, so to speak. And I like it. I don’t remember any other medium giving me as much thrills as anime does in this respect.
While different mediums offer imaginations beyond limit, anime offers the best. I’ve previously discussed this in my post on the different settings in anime world such as the fictional world of One Piece as well as the many different futuristic settings in recent line-ups of anime. I believe anime offers the best of imaginations there are.
Bring Back The Child In Me
I’ve gotta admit this. There are many times, the innocent, naive child in me, the one who believes everything is possible, re-emerges whilst watching anime. Why? I believe each and everyone of us still have that young little kid hidden deep inside. It’s just that as we grow up, we face many harshness of realities to the point the big dreams we once had as children are forgotten. Watching anime (at least the ones I tend to pick) sort of reminds me to stay young enough to know everything and try anything.
There you have it, these are the reasons why I watch anime. Wonder why it took me this long to come up with this post…I blame work pressure. Hah.