It’s always the “norm” to tell people why they SHOULD do something. But in the case of anime – why would I tell you to NOT watch anime? Or even suggest reasons you shouldn’t watch anime?
Anime is the Japanese version of Disney in the western world. But the animation style, drawings, themes and topics is more diverse and mature.
Here’s why I’d recommend you don’t watch anime.
1. Once you get hooked, you’ll never be able to quit
Anime is like a “good” type of drug. Or even a better version of sugar.
It tastes sweet, it’s easy to digest, and it helps you learn about new things and see life from a fresh perspective.
Watching anime like
- Psycho Pass.
- Kino’s Travels.
And plenty of other series will change the way you look at things forever.
2. Once you start laughing, you’ll end up with a stomach ache
The world of anime is like NO other form of entertainment. Not even in the slightest.
Anime takes a unique approach to comedy, because the Japanese are amused by different things than other parts of the world.
They find “humor” in topics that differ from the norm.
And on top of that – anime is designed in a way where facial expressions look ridiculous and it’s hard not to laugh at it.
Once you start laughing, you’ll never be able to return to “normal” TV ever again. Because only anime can do what anime can do.
3. You’ll learn a lot more from anime than “regular” TV
The anime: Cells At Work is a breakdown of how CELLS work in your body. And the biology behind it.
Even an OFFICIAL doctor confirmed how accurate the lessons, presentation and education is in Cells At Work. Which says a lot.
And then there’s the NEW anime called How Heavy Are The Dumbbells You Lift?
A REAL personal trainer reacted to the anime, and is even impressed by the accuracy and logic in the anime series when it comes to the education of gyms, exercise and taking care of your health.
And there are anime like:
- Dragon Ball Z.
- Little Busters.
- Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple.
- Kino’s Journey.
And so many more anime where you can learn something from the plot, characters, and even more. And this isn’t a “rare” occurrence in anime…. it’s a common theme. Even when it’s not obvious.
4. You’ll start to realize the hate for anime isn’t justified
The hate for a LOT of things isn’t justified in the world of entertainment. But anime happens to get the worst end of the stick when it comes to criticism and backlash.
If you start to watch dozens and dozens of anime shows, you’ll see a lot of the hate isn’t grounded in reality. And it’s mostly based on misunderstandings and plain ignorance.
But if you avoid anime all together like it’s a disease, you’ll never know that for certain. So you’re obviously best off ignoring it 😉
We wouldn’t want that now, would we?
5. Your friends and family will think you’re a weirdo
The fastest way to get your friends and family to think you’re strange, is to start watching anime. And have the balls to recommend your favorite anime to them.
More likely than not they’re bound to think you need help and you’re in need of a new hobby… If they find out about it.
But you might get off lucky if they don’t mind it. 😅
6. You might start wearing anime merchandise
With the stigma and criticism attached to anime, or anything related to anime, just imagine what kind of looks you’ll get wearing an anime T shirt!
Of course – this only matters if you give a sh*t about those kinds of things.
7. You’ll meet all kinds of interesting people in the anime community
Not everyone is what critics call “Weebs” in the anime community. That’s a SMALL part of the anime community, and like every other community – the minority doesn’t represent the majority.
BUT… You’ll meet all kinds of interesting people in the anime community. From all backgrounds, races, careers and lifestyles.
Many are introverts, but some are extroverts. And all of us share an appreciation for the Japanese art form of anime.
This is obviously a tongue-in-cheek type of post. Leaning on the side of sarcasm more than anything else.
But since there are people who believe anime should be avoided because of the reasons I’ve mentioned, I decided to make light of it. And turn it into something positive instead.