I’ve really enjoyed expanding my talents to many things including photography, piano, and of course...video games (one of them being Smash Bros). I grew up on the classic shounen like Bleach and Naruto since I was little and never knew the anime world beyond that. It wasn’t until much later that I was introduced to Clannad which forever changed my outlook on anime: it can tell powerful stories. Now I’ve expanded my range to many genres such as thriller, drama, romcom, and still the occasional shounen. I’d love to hear some of your recommendations as well!
The reasons have changed over the years, but now I believe that anime has power just as much as books do. It can tell a story that we all relate to, it can heal us, it can make us laugh, and it can show us that there’s people out there who care about us. These are the anime that I search for, the ones that can tell a powerful story and hit us where it counts. The ones that we can relate to and just cry out when we’re alone (or with some trusted friends). While I do watch anime for my entertainment, the ones I truly enjoy are the ones that come with a wave of emotion and a message to send. THAT is the power that true anime has, the power to paint a picture that no book could ever do on its own.
If I had to choose a genre that I’ve enjoyed the most, it would definitely be ISEKAI (just kidding, hehe). Don’t worry, it would be romcom. The many waifus, hilarious cliches, and sometimes deep romances all appeal to me. I’ve always had fun with most of the romcoms I’ve been recommended, and I always find myself gravitating towards this particular genre when searching for new anime to watch. I still really enjoy shounen, but I watch it in moderation for the most part unless someone REALLY recommends a particular one.
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