I am in LOVE with Japanese anime!

Hello, all of you lovely people! Did you enjoy your weekend? Are you ready for the start of a brand new week? Today is my What I love/ What I do with my life Sundays. Today I would like to talk about my love for Japanese anime. Yes, I am an Otaku as the Japanese call it, known as nerd. Although to the Japanese it is considered an insult for us anime lovers in the Western countries it is a very proud fact!

To be honest when I was younger, like around 9 or 10 years old, I have always liked watching anime although at the time I was not aware it was Japanese anime until much, much later on. However, I just watched anime in those times because they were comedic and entertaining, not that it was an obsession.

Now it has gotten to the point where I am so obsessed with it I go as far as trying to learn Japanese to be able to watch anime without subtitles; I read Japanese manga (comics) now; I listen to Japanese music (it first started off as only anime opening and ending theme songs and later grew to other Japanese music); and I go to anime conventions whenever I get the time and money. So, yes, I am pretty obsessed. However, I have met other anime lovers who are much more obsessed than I am. It’s amazing!

The first animes I started off with were the Dragon Ball series, Naruto, Rurouni Kenshin, Yu Yu Hakusho, Inuyasha, Wolf Rain, G Gundum, and Sailor Moon that played on the popular American channel Cartoon Network during the day (and Adult Swim during the night). However, I never had gotten to see the ending of any of these animes and so I became so interested in wanting to know the endings, after they stopped playing on Cartoon Network, that I vowed once I got myself a computer I would watch them. At the time I did not have a computer. So when I decided to buy one at the age of 18, I started exploring this thing called anime. It actually took me quite some couple of years to get to where I am now.

     

    

Then I came to the Netherlands to study but did not stop watching anime even then. I used to only watch all of my anime in English but at some point I had watched all of the translated episodes of an anime(s) and the other episodes were not translated as yet and so I had to make a decision. I could choose to wait until the other episodes were translated or continue watching these episodes but in Japanese with English subtitles. And this is how I became enraptured in the Japanese anime world. Though I have to admit that it took me some time to get into the habit of watching anime in Japanese but after I got used to it the rest is history.

I would love to talk more about all of the anime that I love but they are way too many to mention them all. As I go along I might add some more anime related things but for now I will leave it at that. So take care and hope you have a good start on your week.

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Author: Angie's Inspiration

My name is Angie Ignacio, I currently live in The Netherlands but I am originally from a very small five (5) square mile island in the Dutch Caribbean called Saba. I enjoy learning new things, meeting new people, dancing, singing, watching anime and reading manga comics. I also enjoy listening to Asian (Japanese, Korean and sometimes Chinese) music. I am trying to learn the Japanese language since I am such a big fan of Japan. I am also a published author of two books a poetry book called I'm Only Human and children's picture book called Baby Toucan.

2 thoughts

  1. Awesome! I was the same way, but I was watching anime as a kid when pokemon and digimon were in their heyday. From there I watched Toonami, still not realizing they were anime, until one day I started watching Naruto, or One Piece (I always forget which came first. At this point it’s like the chicken or the egg). Once One Piece was canceled and Naruto was too slow for me I started watching them with english subs and now I’ve watched, probably, too many anime that anyone should watch and yes this hobby is very addictive 😀

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    1. Yes it is indeed! I know from experience as well. My friends (who are not into anime or could care less about it) tells me that I am obsessed and that I need therapy, lol. Your story does sound a lot like mine! I also started off first with Cartoon Netwook and then Toonami. Ahhh, those were the days…

      I also have watched a lot of anime but I am currently still trying to calculate how many on myanimelist.com. How many animes if you had to guess have you watched so far?

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