Okay, so you like anime, that's great! Everyone deserves a hobby! ^_^
But then say you start to appreciate it so much that it becomes a weekly thing, awesome!
Let's say you then start watching it daily, it is good to pursue your hobby, but don't stray from society, keep it to a healthy amount where you still interact with others. <3
Then you have Enlightened fans, these are fans that observe anime NOT just for one of these individually.
But because they look at:
The whole story, proper understanding of a story that a maker made is very important, otherwise you won't see what they see, in order to see the story from their perspective, you must first understand the plot.
The character designs, Appreciation for a design that was made by someone else is important, look at the characters and appreciate just how the developer came to the idea of making someone like this.
The colour choices, Colour choice really changes the mood, the atmosphere, the vibes, whatever you wish to call it. These changes are often overlooked because people are so busy watching all the action that they forget to appreciate the effects of a little change of colouration makes a whole scene change from positive to dark, from casual to romantic etc.
The plot twists, Always pick up on plot twists and enjoy them, those twists are complex and amazing, imagine what would have happened if the twist had not been involved.
The episode lengths, Realise just how long the makers make each episode and then you can both appreciate that but also do some math and make a rough estimation of the total minutes when adding all episodes together based off each episodes run time.
We look at all of it and make a fair review of it to ourselves.
Most importantly though, we look at the anime and think to ourselves "This is amazing, someone out there thought of this, someone out there DREW this, some amazing minds somewhere in the world thought up this plot and these characters and these backgrounds, this is absolute beauty"
We don't have to like a anime to appreciate the work that went into making it, which is what bothers me recently where people seem to link anime watchers as just people who watch H*nt** and call anime cartoons and that we are all in it just for fan service, we aren't.
True fans can enjoy a wholesome anime with not service, true anime enthusiasts can appreciate a anime even if they know it isn't to their tastes, not all anime enthusiasts watch H*nt** but if they do, who cares, it's not as bad as watching real people having sex.
Look at those videos, don't just look at the characters, look at the colours, look at the backgrounds, imagine how long it took the developers to make just one episode and then be amazed by thinking how the great minds also had to make backstories for each character.
It is a whole different view when you stop and truly appreciate it all, I hope one day I will get to meet a Anime producer and thank them for all that they have done. <3
I got into Anime when I was very young, which makes sense to why I love it so much, I have had many years to enjoy it, to explore the variation of different drawing styles that each artist has, how each plot will have a pattern in romance anime, how psychological anime rely more on science and grotesque deformed beings to get the audience a great story.
It is amazing how the artists minds work with these ideas, my main preference genre wise is romance, but i do like psychological and thriller too, those genres REALLY amazed me when I see how much they incorporate sound science into a story that is meant to unsettle you. Truly amazing!
To those who do NOT like anime, it is completely fine to not like it, but don't try to force another person into liking something you like or try to force them out of liking something they like.
P.s: I am not trying to force people into liking anime, I am showing why I love it and how we may be getting the wrong image from society because they don't understand our hobby and passion for it.