How has anime changed your life?

To paraphrase South Park, some things in fictional worlds have affected how we view reality, sometimes even moreso than friends or relatives have. What kind of characters, storylines, etc, have changed your views on the world and your own life?

For me, series like K-on make me want to pick up piano again. I was doing pretty well, too, but money concerns and the like forced me to stop. Genshiken had me wanting to form an anime club, even if it's just among friends, and to try my hand at making and selling doujinshi.

How about you?

8 years, 1 month ago
KarenKisaragi
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It got me to cosplay - everyday can be a costume party!

I have now spent countless hours building up otaku pride :) which I think is quite similar to making an anime club for friends :)

what do you think karen? will you be my friend?

It got me on my first podcast :)

Lots of new friends

8 years, 1 month ago
jim
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Anime has inspired me to learn Japanese. When I was watching Touch, I worked out more because I wanted to do 200 pushups like Tatsuya. Still have not succeeded but I have nice muscles. Slam Dunk and Pokemon also inspered me to get stronger. Reading shojo manga made me develope a taste for more romantic and girly things. I've also began liking Japanese girls at school.

8 years, 1 month ago
apf1
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It got me to be more outgoing. If anime characters can act all exaggerated and crazy in public without feeling stupid, why can't I on a lower scale?

It's also helped me meet some crazy friends who I love with all my heart. lol

8 years ago
DemonHunterNinjaGrl494
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Anime earned me lots of friends. But the only real life-changing anime is Gurren Lagann. That's probably why it's my favorite.

8 years ago
KaminaSama
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Konata from Lucky Star made me strive to do something otaku-like everyday, which opened up a lot for me.

Learning the Dango Daikazoku song from CLANNAD by ear got my interested in piano, and now I am considering taking lessons from my vocal coach.

Fanart from anime/manga in general brought me to the deviantART community, where I now have many friends and post art regularly.

The Risembool Rangers forum (Fullmetal Alchemist themed forum, for those of you who don't know) got me interested in making my own cosplay. I'm still an amateur, but I'm slowly getting better :)

And the band Hearts Grow opened me up to the world of J-pop/J-rock, which now rules my youtube and imeem favorites list.

8 years, 1 month ago
rollingstar5
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Anime made me a lot of new friends, like the one guy who started a conversation with me just because I was wearing a Gaara shirt.

It also inspired me to learn Japanese and to draw more.

Anime didn't change my life, because now I have no life. That's okay, I didn't need it anyways. ;P

7 years, 9 months ago
GaaraNeeds2LOL
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I used to have a life. Then I found anime. Now I have a better life. =3

7 years, 9 months ago
GaaraNeeds2LOL
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Anime changed my life because now all my best friends and I have that special fellow otaku connection. You all know what I mean. I also can no longer speak straight English without mixing in Japanese. (heehee Japanglish) I am also more hyper and spontaneous.

7 years, 9 months ago
MsQueenofjapan
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Naruto changed my life because it made me my first friends, i've made so many friends off of different anime/manga's since, and it also re-inforced my beliefs in teamwork and love....(i love my otaku family)

7 years, 9 months ago
QueenOfYaoi
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You mean since the first time I saw any, which would have been Robotech, in the spring of 1985?

7 years, 9 months ago
GTPodcast
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It's made me more of nerd and made fun of more in school but I rly dont care. Like i was in computer careers and this one person sitting next to me said, "Wth are you doing on that site?" Then the little red bar came up on the top of otakupride saying 'New? check out the Faq' or watever.. and he is like, "HAHAHAH! IT SAYS CHECK OUT THE FAG!! AHAHAHA!" I was silent for a few moments then i simply said, " That's a 'q'..." and then he still thought it was funny... i really dont understand ppl's humor sometimes....

7 years, 7 months ago
ElArtista2295
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I'm not much of a people person, but I'm really good at making friends and my peers have always told me I was a great guy to hang out around. But, I never felt that connection with them because I couldn't openly talk with them about things like anime. Anime has given me a foundation as a major hobby (drawing, collection, events) and has kept me out of all sorts of trouble. I don't know what I'd do without it.

4 years, 6 months ago
MilesPrower118
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