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Does anime actually make you happy? What do you personally want out of the shows you watch?
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Despite what you might think, this isn't anime or manga.
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>>100325195
For a long time nothing was interesting me at all, then I started watching KLK and Chuu2 and I remembered that anime can be fun and not a chore.
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>>100325365
>discussing the aspects of anime that we enjoy the most
Shit, I forgot no one does that on /a/ because they don't enjoy anime
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Having spent extensive time on both sides of the fence, I find anime to be meaningless without outside experiences of some sort to relate to. Being a shut in who's forgot what reality and human interaction are like makes anime into a chore at best.
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>>100325195
>What do you personally want out of the shows you watch?
I want to find the ultimate truth, whether it is possible for an anime to surpass the masterpiece that Elfen Lied was.
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>>100325590
And the saddest part is you can never leave
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>>100325590
That's stupid. The point of fiction is to vicariously experience things that don't happen in real life. I don't need to have been in a war to feel involved in an anime where war is taking place.
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>>100325716
Rot in your own self-perpetuated misery, /jp/. I'm not giving up either one.
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I want fun. And occasionally feels.
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As with most things, it only makes you as happy as you are to begin with. It's not going to make a bad situation good, or a good one worse. Your enjoyment of it is reflective of your own satisfaction with life, and probably explains why /a/ hates it so much.
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>>100326024
I can like anime without my self-hatred getting into the mix.
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>>100325195
>What do you personally want out of the shows you watch?
To escape. This world is too shitty and I want to forget about it for 20 minutes. That's it.
And it's not like I'm a looser or a loner, neet, hiki or whatever. I have a family to support and I work every day to do it.
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>>100325195
Fun
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I really don't get happy any more.
I don't mean to sound edgy, I swear.
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>>100326584
I'm rooting for you to find some happiness, anon
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>>100326584
I'm pretty sure that's called depression. You should probably try to fix that.
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>>100326448
>I have a family to support and I work every day to do it.
I would say it's a fair assumption to say that you don't represent the majority of /a/.
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>>100326584
Been there. Still there.
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>>100326584
Alcohol helps, anon.
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>>100326731
Depression is extremely difficult to cure. The worst part is that people without depression are totally incapable of understanding how it feels.
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>>100326917
I know. I know how it feels. I put an end to it. I think it's pretty safe to say that the only one who can even begin to help a depressed person is themselves.
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>>100326584
Too close.
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For me it does, but I tend to watch happy and fun shows. I'm a really happy person though so maybe that has something to do with it. I feel really out of place with all the self loathing and depression on this site.

Sage for blog shit.
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Good argument, good animation, good characters and some epic battles and happy ending if possible
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>>100327029
Nobody can solve your problems. Only you can.

That's common knowledge.
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>>100325590

Although it's probably good advice just in general for people to go out and experience the real world, I don't think it's necessary for enjoying anime. There's certain aspects of life which are pretty relatable even if you don't have much going on in your own life. And it's not like anime relies too heavily on life experience, if you've gone through school and aren't completely cut off from reality, you should have that basic core of the human experience necessary to enjoy anime.
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>>100327076
You'd be amazed at how efficient depression is at obscuring that common sense from you.
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>>100327029
Meds? Pushups? Where do I even start?
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>>100327076
Monogatari and Oregairu are well directed examples of this idea. They are focused on this while still being entertaining... Maybe looking for shows that are well executed in this way is why I watch anime.
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Yes. That's why I watch it.
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Anime is something to do that's not eating, shitting, working, or jacking off. It's fun to think about the latest adventures of shounen MC or the antics of whatever group of 4 girls is popular this season instead of staring at the ceiling waiting to die.

Every season I watch at least one cute show to help me sleep.
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>>100327287
I'd argue that Oregairu is a better example of nobody being able to solve their own problems and instead need someone else to do it.
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>>100327357
I think Oregairu made it clear that before you can accept yourself and begin to understand yourself, you cannot accept the help of others. Once you can, others definitely can be of assistance, but the desire to help yourself has to be there first.
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Both anime and /a/ make me happy.

僕は/a/が大好き。I hope that was grammatically correct.
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>>100327221
I can't give you the answers. I don't know what your problems are. But I can give you a few tips. You have to actually want to do this yourself, and be willing to tell the entire world to fuck off in order to do so. You don't seem to demoralized as is, that's good. You're probably afraid of something, and you're running away from it. Stop it. You need to go directly into your fear, and towards the last thing you ever want to face. Also, stay off meds if it fucking kills you. They're not going to help you do anything but continue to run away from your problems. I found stream of consciousness writing to help. But this is not easy task you're facing, no matter how you approach it. I have something like 300 pages of 10pt font tucked away from when I started a few months ago. No, that number wasn't a typo. Don't stop. Keep moving no matter how fucking bleak things look.
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>>100327076
You know, this logic is bullshit. If you could solve all of your problems by yourself, no one would have any issues in this world. Humans are social creatures, there's no shame in asking for help or relying on others sometimes. Depression especially isn't something you just "get over" by yourself.
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>>100327595
Thank you. I'm gonna copy this and remember it. You're right; it's a matter of gaining internal strength.
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>>100327619
Everyone operates differently. I respect that if this isn't the case for someone else. But it sure as hell was for me. Emotional problems in particular. No one can tell you what to feel.
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>>100327619
The willingness and impulse to even ask for help has to come from yourself though.
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>>100327793
You know what my biggest and most difficult revelation during all of that was? That it's about me. That I'm important as hell. That happiness means smiling for myself, and more than anything, standing on my own two feet.

This fight is in your hands now, anon.
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>>100327619
But in the end regardless of what help you're offered its up to you to do anything with it. If you outright refuse it you can't be helped no matter how hard anyone tries.
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Happy? Anime? No. It satisfies my need for self-insertion to be in a perfect reality. This is what anime is for - to feel so close to a whole different universe that is not the one we live in. Although we never enter it, it suffices because we know our desperate attempts are futile and we accept it.

Everyone who watches anime or reads manga could agree to some level that this is true.
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Sekai Seifuku is fun as fuck.

As is pic related.
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It makes me not want to kill myself.
So yes, it makes me happy.
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>>100327996
Not necessarily. That's a narrow view of anime and manga. Yes, it can be for escapism most of the time, but not always. I don't self-insert in some of my favorite manga or anime, because their settings is quite shitty. I am grateful however, to be able to let my imagination wander when I read or watch them.
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>>100327996
Careful anon, that sounds an awful lot like despair
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Bless anime and manga. Without them I'd probably be an alcoholic who suffers from several STDs.
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I just watch Evangelion when I'm depressed. The more depressed you are the better it is.
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How do you get inside your own mind?
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>>100328151
I hit despair 3 years ago.
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>>100328405
Do what I do.
Get shitfaced.
>>100326917
>Depression is extremely difficult to cure. The worst part is that people without depression are totally incapable of understanding how it feels.
That's so fucking stupid it makes me cringe. You are not in a bubble, people get depressed all the time, heck, everyone over 18 has had atleast 2 mayor periods of depression.
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>>100328454
Have you tried watching the sunrise early in the cold morning? It's literally impossible to feel negative while appreciating the wonder of the universe.
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>>100328320
This morning while I had Komm susser todd playing, I checked my finances online and just sat there with my face in my hands, wondering why I was such a huge fuckup with money.

I just keep letting me down, letting me down, letting me down
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>>100325195
Depends on my mood, just like any medium.
Sometimes I want action, sometimes I want moe, sometimes I want feels, sometimes I want funny, and sometimes I want 2DEEP shit, etc, etc.
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>>100328635
I see it every morning right before I go to sleep, it's hardly moving.
It's nothing special, the world rotates.
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>>100328706
Have you tried doing yoga while watching the sunrise early in the cold morning? It's literally impossible to feel negative while appreciating the wonder of the universe.
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I just want to escape. For those 20-something minutes, I forget about all of my problems, my mistakes, and my boredom. And it almost feels nice.
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>>100328871
>wonder of the universe
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>>100328706
I was depressed for a few years. I can verify that this guy is certified depressed.
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>>100328588
You either don't know shit about real depression or you are projecting because you yourself suffer from it.

There's a difference between whiny teenage depression and the crippling self doubt that accompanies being unemployed, in-debt and self-loathing.
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>ITT: 15yo normalfags giving "life advices" how to cure depression
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depression sucks
get medicated
hope for the best
the end
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This is me sometimes.
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>>100325195
Gives me something to look forward to at the end of the day.

What do I want out of my anime? idk. thats a good question

fuck, idk
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>>100329117
You can't cure it, but there are ways to put yourself in a mindset to set those changes in motion yourself.
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>>100327076
>yeah if you just listen to your HEART and your WILL like those shonen mcs do when they get character DEVELOPMENT

fuck man, if people could solve their problems all by themselves then they wouldn't have problems.
Sure you can't rely on other people to deal with your life for you but its really fuckin hard to get things done without someone else ragging on your ass to do so.
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Apathy =/= Depression.
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It's pretty much escapism for me. I do enjoy the fact anime seems to be less tied down by morality and social standards compared to North American movies and television.
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>>100329640
Apathy is a symptom of depression, though. In extreme cases it's almost like forgetting how to feel feelings.
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>>100329537
Sure, it's hard. But depression literally does take that kind of attitude to fix.
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>>100325195
I want to watch funny heartwarming romance stories. what's the greatest love story /a/?

>I've already seen Tora Dora 3 times
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>>100329457
And those changes are the cure. Obviously it's not like a usual medical cure for a disease. But that's not what depression is.
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>>100329640

True but they are closely related.
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>>100325195
i have not enjoy anime in years,i do not know why i keep watching it,or coming in here,maybe because is the only way i have to define myself anymore
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>>100329876
Toradora is teenage romance, naive and overdramatic. It's a good story, but far from being the "greatest story every told."
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>>100329537
>yeah if you just listen to your HEART and your WILL like those shonen mcs do when they get character DEVELOPMENT
I didn't say that. You're putting words in my mouth.
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>>100329960
Don't force yourself to come here if you're going to type like that all the time.
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>>100329876
Oreimo if you just pretend 90% of S2 didn't happen and focus on the primary plot
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>>100329786
>Almost like
Dude. In some cases there's no "almost."
Blog: Just like you can forget the taste of a food you haven't had in many years, or a smell, or a word, or a sight, I (as an example) was amazed when I felt "anticipation" among other things some years ago. "So this is how feeling felt like," is what I thought. You can literally forget how to feel.
Just wanted to provide some information to the thread.
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>>100330119
I'm halfway through season 2 right now. I like it and all but I would prefer one that actually, you know, led to romance. not just where they slowly move a relationship forward after some incident and then it suddenly gets back to being the same exact way it was before said incident. It almost seems impossible and I've been following anime for years.

I don't really consider harem animes(even though some are pretty good) because the main character never ends up choosing a girl. Chunni was pretty good because by the end there was noticeable progress
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I do it like it's just a part of my instinct to watch it. I can love it or hate it, just like eating bad food I would hate and good food I would love. But even if I ate a lot of bad food, I would keep eating, 'cause you gotta eat. I gotta watch anime. It's on my schedule like I go to bed and I'm like 'ok, I took a shit, took a shower, have I watched any anime today?' I just can't imagine life without watching it. I kind of love it, like 'watching anime' is one huge activity and they're all part of this other world that almost nobody in my daily life knows anything about. It's cool to have something that is a total break from all my daily stress.

Sorry for the blogshit.
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When fall season started I had no friends, was $38k in debt, and had just started a job where I royally fucked up at least 5 times a day. Watching anime and participating in the threads brought me more happiness and excitement than I had felt in months.

But fall season was great. I can't find much I like this season so I'm stuck playing Russian Roulette with my backlog until I find something that brings me the same sense of thrill.
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>>100331083
S2 is bad. If you don't like Kuroneko then don't bother.in fact, it's even worse if oyou do like her, since the anime directors tried to force her between them despite LNs having True Kirino End.
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>>100331644
Shame there's no evil rich old man offering random strangers to turn their lives around through gambles.
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>>100331083
I like Lovely Complex, I think it's a really cute romance. Hatsukoi Limited was pretty good, Kimikiss Pure Rouge was dramatic, but only one of my fav girls won.
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I watch anime to simulate the active, eventful life I'm too lazy to go have for myself.



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