What is the value in watching anime?
there lots of reasons for me imo, it makes you smarter, it makes you happy, is hell alot of fun, it gives you hope and tells you never to give up no matter what circumstances, it makes you a good person, those are just to name a few reason, but of course all the stuff I wrote it depends of what anime you are watching too. ;)
Entertainment and consumerism makes you smarter? That's new..
Because of the over-the-top characters, attires, stories, great dynamic poses/animation that's really hard to recreate on live-action, and even the bare bones budget anime looks fantastic.
Um.. cuz it's different than the majority of what passes as entertainment in north america. There are a few shining examples like avatar or venture brothers but those are the exception not the rule. Granted, a good deal of anime falls into the high shcool trope and even more run wild with themes of technicolor hair. But for the most part, anime has more substance than what's generally on Nickelodeon or disney.
Very well written article. One thing that I noticed in anime which is the idea that is mentioned in this post "Fake is more realistic than real in its great effort of looking real" something like that at least; Anime characters are so well developed, sometimes miles ahead of any movie or tv series that you are totally immersed in his/hers story, feeling their emotions and you forget that you're watching something animated. "Drawings of emotions not of people"
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