When I saw this question online I figured that this would be a great topic since for me it’s definitely a yes.
Before I literally just watched anime because it was something that I enjoyed but now it’s turned into much more than that. Anime has caused me to branch out and do things that I never thought that I would do.
Because of anime it’s caused me to start a YouTube channel and blog talking about it which is something I didn’t think I would do. Pursuing those things is something that I never thought was possible because I didn’t know what to talk about. But now it’s opened up so many opportunities such as podcasts, meeting some of my favorite voice actors, and of course meeting so many new friends in this community.
It’s also helped me make friends outside of the online community. I didn’t realize that so many of my friends liked anime and now I have other friends to go to cons with.
Another thing that it helped me out with is confidence in not caring what people think about my hobby. Plus it’s also helped me to embrace the other hobbies that I’ve learned to enjoy such as self care, reading, and also other nerdy topics like comic books and video games.
So have any of your hobbies positively influenced your life? Comment your answer and I’m very interested in reading what you all have to say.
I think this question really depends on just how much anime has an influence on your life. This also depends on how much anime is apart of your everyday life.
For me anime is definitely a hobby since it’s something that takes my mind off everyday life and is kind of an escape from reality.
I feel like anime would become a lifestyle for me if my career revolved around anime.
But what about all the rest of you? Is anime a hobby for you or a lifestyle? Comment down below with your answer. I can’t wait to read your comments!
So for today I decided to touch on the topic of the term otaku and how others feel about it.
For those of you who don’t know otaku means someone who has obsessive interests. But it is mostly used when talking about anime or manga.
I understand that otaku is mostly associated with an negative term but I’ve noticed that the term is changing. Now while it can be negative I’ve seen it used in ways that don’t have a negative connotation and also that many people seem to embrace it.
I think it’s very similar to how many people look at the term geek or nerd. While before it was a bad thing to be called now many people want to be called that. Plus the clothes that many people feel that geeks or nerds wear is now trendy.
Also with the research that I’ve done on the term is actually used to refer to anyone that is obsessed with any particular form of entertainment. Not just anime! Which was interesting for me to read considering that’s mostly the context that I’ve heard it used to describe.
I also feel that everyone has an otaku moment. While it may not be all the time but if you have two people or more who meet and they like the same thing they are going to have an otaku moment.
I guess overall I don’t mind the term since we all have an otaku moment. Plus considering that the term is being used in a slightly more positive light it doesn’t have the sting that it used to have.
So what do you think of the term otaku? Do you think the term has changed? Also do you think everyone has an otaku moment? Comment down below and let me know!