Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Why is Anime Addicting

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Does it surprise you that there are so many people who make animation the center of their lives? Just as cigarettes and alcohol can be addicting, anime can be addicting too. People who are addicted to anime, however, are termed as otaku, or animation addicts to be exact. There are people who do nothing all day but watch & think about anime, theorize & collects anime products, squeal about anime, and dream about it as well Well, that's not really the truth and they still do a lot of stuff that are not related to anime, but I think you get the point. They are totally and undeniably addicted to anime and who can blame them? Anime is just about one of the most addicting things in the world. But what makes it so addicting?
As a self-confessed animation addict, I'll have to say that there are several reasons why anime is so addicting for many people.
Characters
The first, and probably the most compelling reason of all, is the sheer beauty by which the makers create their characters. Out of all cartoons in the world, it is only in Japanese anime that I have seen such well rounded and realistic characters that are so distinctly human. Anime does not delude the viewers into thinking that someone can be perfect. The heroes and heroines in anime, beautiful as they may be, have their own flaws and insecurities. They're not like the princesses in the cartoon fairy tales who are epitomes of grace and goodness, and are thereby incredibly flat and drab. Anime heroes and heroines are human, and their humanity makes them all the more interesting.
Also, because they each have their own personalities, we're sure to find at least one character in every show with whom we can relate with and empathize with. And this is one of the biggest reasons why we get hooked in anime versus American cartoons because we're always trying to find out what's going to happen with our favorite characters.
Plots
The plots in anime are just as much reason to get addicted as the characters themselves. Anime Series are almost always gifted with great plots. The plots are seldom ever watered down to suit the audience, thus never undermining the intelligence of the viewers as some of the other cartoon series do. They anime makers can dish out the most elaborate plots and never worry whether anyone will understand whether they will be understood or not - after all, anime is not simply a franchise, it's a form of art, and if people don't understand it today. Then maybe the people of tomorrow will.
Anime plots are always suffused with a sufficient amount of suspense, drama, intrigue, politics, and enough twists and turns to leave your jaw hanging. And not only that, they're usually deep and always have a lesson attached to them.
Animation
Okay, let's not deny it. Part of the reason why we watch anime is because it simply looks amazing. Although they are in 2D format, sometimes they are drawn even better then the ones that are created in 3D. Those overly large eyes, those gravity defying hairstyles, those weirder than weird clothes; they're simply perfect and enough to make anyone keep coming back for more. The artistic amazement is just none stop however you look at it.  Watch Anime online at Voosee TV
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21 comments:

  1. I am about 26 years old and I still watch Japanese anime. It is really addictive and sometimes those animes are better than movies. Another reason is that anime make me relax and reduce my stress.

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  2. I also like to watch animes becoz it makes me happy.

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  3. Actually my choice is different, i like 2d anime. My best 2d character is Micky Mouse.

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  4. "Although they are in 2D format, sometimes they are drawn even better then the ones that are created in 3D" : that says it all, the graphics or just way better then those ...

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  5. Me and my son watches animes regularly, particularly Japanese animes. They're really entertaining and very funny. Pokemon is our favorite!

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  6. I particularly like anime coz of the concepts and amazing creativity.

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  7. I love animation coz you can do everything with it. Nothing impossible in animation world. It can convert your imagination to animation. How difficult your imagination would be in reality but animation makes it possible.

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  8. Japanese animes are very famous nowadays especially to kids! And I agree, even with adults including myself is really addicted to watching them. My personal favorite is the anime version of Boys over Flowers (Hana Yori Dango) .

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  9. I'm one of those people addicted to anime. Kids and adults are fun watching those new story and new character with such a great ability. I really love fushige yugi!

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  10. Excellent article! I love anime but had no idea how it is done:)) Now some things work on the cartoons became clear to me:)

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  11. Yo, interesting article but i couldn't get over the fact you were constantly saying 'addicting' ... thats a transitive verb. It needs an object. You probably meant 'addictive' the adjective. I bet you are from the UK :P

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  12. Japanese love animes, and they are best at it, its good to watch entertainanime

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  13. I love animes in games rather than those cartoon series!!

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  14. They are addicted coz they love animations. I used to be once but due to poor financial state, I could not move into, and end-up working under a development firm but not anime. I still love, that's why I try to create an unusual character when get free time.

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  15. Sometimes i thought why i addict with these kind of series. and you gave me the answer. thanks for the post. well write up..

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  16. I was addicted when I was kid but not exactly now. Last time that I seen animated movie it was toy story 3 because it was too good.

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