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im doing a paper in my L.A class where we can an essay on whatever we want so being that im a hopeless otaku lol i picked anime/manga. so i was wondering if you could answer one question for it. both negative (which is probably unlikely) and positive answers are welcomed ^_^ THANKS biggrin


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A hobby. Just like gaming and music. Different stuff in different times. Animu goes better with alcohol than games and most music, as I don't listen to anything that plays on the dance floor and alcohol makes high frequency sounds harder to hear. When I want to relax a bit, I watch it, because most of my hobbiest are geared towards the hardcore side. I do read mango at times too, but only the psychological stuff keeps me focused long enough to not start doing something else when I am sluggish.

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Something to enjoy.... A hobby I suppose

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I view anime and manga in somewhat the same way I view any other media I enjoy:

- a hobby, because I enjoy the media I chose
- an escape from reality like when I'm ill or having a hard time I can just jump into a manga and deal with stuff once I've given myself a break
- a way to see things in a new light or to think about new ideas
- my current obsession (I tend to jump headfirst into something and lose track of everything else. Then I find a new obsession, and the cycle continues etc.)



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manga and anime to me are things that i see as very obsessive hobbies, but nothing more than that. I enjoy them quite a lot, but if I had a choice to hang out with my friends or stay home and read anime and watch manga, I would go out. I agree with BewareOfArtists that it is a way to escape reality, but it can't so much so that you lose sight of all your homework, goals, and relationships

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