Anime = everything in life on speed summed up in up to 30 episodes
Life = Anime stretched out over a longer period - snazzy visual effects & hot girls
The first question I got when people found out that i watch a shitload of anime was: why do you watch anime. Its an interesting question really.
So Why I watch Anime. Many people say they watch Anime because it is an art form, creative idea etc. Seriously when I think about it, Anime is nothing more than a drug; and if you purchased it legally, pound for pound, its more expensive than weed. Nevertheless, it has the same hallucinogenic effects that drugs induce. That includes: A distorted sense of reality, mood swings, even vomiting in some instances. (If you had ever watched green green yep you know what I mean.)
Anyway, back to the question of why I watch it. This is hard to accept... OK i admit it...I am addicted to it.
damn..that was painful..
To be honest, I cannot live without the sheer bliss of escapism that each 22min episode delivers. Seeing cels that are coloured wrongly, the over emphasis on those eyes, the seemingly choppy and turn based dialog, the plot that falls short of expectation, all these factors channel a universe of unrealism that masks the painful reality of war and suffering around us. Watching anime tricks my eyes into believing the impossible, something that I really treasure. Its almost like a religion.
Lets make a comparison just for fun (no conflict or directed insult intended) I swear I did not make this up.
From the bible, "Corinthians 8:6 But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him."
From the Quran "He is the One GOD; the Creator, the Initiator, the Designer. To Him belong the most beautiful names. Glorifying Him is everything in the heavens and the earth. He is the Almighty, Most Wise. [59:24]"
From Anime "Haruhi Suzumiya 0:11 Shining light on darkness and vanquishing evil is the duty of warrior of justice"
Now, you have to agree that anime just like holy text, they preach about ridiculous things and ideologies. Furthermore, don't you think that Anime is a much more acceptable & humorous ideology :P I mean seriously warrior of justice shining light on darkness sounds like a cop with a flashlight.
By the way, my country is super multinational so I can't really comment much on religions...go figure. If you are just like me then don't worry, you're not alone
Some goals that i have would be
1. Get rid of this addiction
2. Write 10 reviews
Thanks for reading wish you the best,
Also, hi to everyone here and yep long live anime, and screw 4kids...yea