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How has anime ruined your life?

Anime has negatively affected me

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Oct 25, 2017
Gordita Beach
I was thinking earlier today how me watching anime ruined my life. I started smoking cigarettes because I wanted to be a cool guy like Spike Spiegal. I can’t get a girlfriend because anime ruined 2D girls for me and made me socially awkward. Hentai has made real sex foreign. My anime fandom is a curse, a drug I can never get rid of. I am scared to have an anime avatar for fear of outing myself as a weeb. I tried showing friends JoJo and they look at me funny. I get accused of enjoying porn for liking goddamn visual novels. I feel oppressed.

So my question to you is how has anime affected you? I imagine there other victims like myself.


When the music hits, you feel no pain.
Oct 25, 2017
Minimal. Got out when the industry started being propped up by creepy nerds with infinite cash flow.
Oct 29, 2017
Queensland, Australia
If you're being legit OP you need help for sure.

Anyway I have watched and continue to watch a lot of anime and it's been positive for me as I've made friends through mutual interests! It's easy to use common sense and know it's not real though so there's been no negative impacts.
Oct 25, 2017
No but when I look back on my life I can see an alternate timeline in which it does

Today I like anime very casually which I am a-ok with
Oct 25, 2017
I'll say minimum damage. The extended group of people I hung around with in college had a couple of guys who would wear ninja headbands and do the Naruto run through the hallways. It was a little embarrassing.
Oct 27, 2017
A lot of heartache caused by exposure to the few genuinely great works of anime out there within a short timespan, followed by years and years of chasing that dragon only to realize much too late that the dragon doesn't really exist.
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