Anime; what is the attraction?
As an ordinary anime fan myself, and like many other fans, we consider
anime as a passion, an art, a popular form of entertainment. We idolize
it day by day, buying and collecting as much related merchandise, from
videos to trading cards, from soundtracks to posters; all because of our
love for anime. We go crazy in subbing and dubbing raw Japanese anime, and
form campaigns and clubs in order to promote it in any way. But what
exactly attracts us to this? I mean, isn't it like any other form of animation?
What is the difference?
In my point of view, I'm addicted to anime because it consists of all
the elements that make up good, hard-core animation; which includes
art, motions, music, characters, storyline, and the complexity of it all. Also, there are a variety
of these elements, from the good to the extreme; anime comes
in different shapes and size, making it an unique and matchless form
of entertainment. Even though it is not all good, and not all bad, anime
has a certain touch which attracts and seduce all audiences
from countries all over the world. Whether if it is for a good reason
or bad, anime can get into anyones' minds and stand out. In addition, anime is something that
can stir up ones' mind, a genre so fantasic that makes it a 'surreal' thing. Everything
is connected, from art to music, characters and story, motions to feelings, all
linked in an intelligent way making it a form of entertainment
unrressitable. Anime can be a source for all, and is one
thing that opened my eyes in the world of Japanese entertainment.