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what were we all before anime?
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i've liked anime ever since i could speak my 1st language, so there was really no "me before anime."

but what were you all like before you discovered this great thing known as anime? how was your life? what did you do for fun before anime? did your personality or outlooks on life change? i know mine did.
well, if you were like me, there really was no you before anime, but i'm talking about you people who just started watching anime a couple years ago or something like that.
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;o normal?
Yay first post !! XD
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i grow up watching anime on TV
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Straight.
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i grew up watching anime yeah i know my shades are awesome
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An idiot about the fantasy world.
A cheerleader.
A bully.
A person with friends that did as I said only 'cause I was popular.

Then Anime came...Naruto to be exact. Now...

I'm a psycho but in a good way.
I'm known around the school to yell about Anime.
I'm an Artist with poetic friends.
It's fun! And much better than being an asshole!
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a person with no intellectual imagination and no experience. Anime really changes your views and experiences in life....love it
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Fear-and-Hope wrote:

Straight.


i like this one the best so far.
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Ever hear of television when it was all b&w aka aired in black & white only. There was no TV color and the shows aired from sun up to either 10PM or midnight before the network played the Star Spangled Banner and aviation footage probably taken during the Korean War 1950-ish before shutting down. I watched plenty of it from age 5 on. It was a wonderful baby sitter. I can recall bits and pieces when I was 3 and 4 years old, circa early 1950's.

Movies advertised Technicolor and Vista-Vision....seating was almost like seating in a brand passenger train. Buildings were starting to become Air-Conditioned by ventilation instead of by a giant swamp cooler posted up on the roof with fan circulation. Audience goers dressed up like they were attending a sermon at church. Adults wore suits or dresses. Children wore Sunday attire, sometimes boys chanced open collars without a tie: 1950's fare in New York City.

Suburbs had Drive-In movies which was nice depending on where you parked. Sometimes there was more action watching which jealous boyfriend was stalking which unknowing high school age female who was dating someone else.

Cable came later. At first cable networks had to get a charter from cities before they could offer any alternative to entrapment by the local networks. Eventually, these contracts gave way to real competition and network programming got better, albeit briefly.

There was also radio: AM and FM. Back in earlier times AM ruled. FM slowly rose to prominence during the '60's. I remember relying on FM as a retreat from commercials and crappy radio programming....it usually fostered classical music, PSAs, commercial-free programming of a higher intellectual caliber than the standard fare that pretended to be audio entertainment over in the cheap seats called AM radio. Trouble was FM didn't transmit as far as AM back then. Eventually, that bastion of sensual refuge got beseiged and it too soon fell hostage in pursuit of greater audience and monetary gratifications, overtaking AM radio in market share. That was then.

Ham radio: for grins a person could obtain a permit and receive or broadcast greetings or conversation far or near from the home base. A few early broadcasters credited exposure to ham operation as their calling for a life choice being on the air.

Events featuring music be it jazz, country & western, rockabilly, zydeco, rhythm & blues, etc. A person or a group could arrange to attend 1 of these crowd pleasers......all pre-dated anime as I think you're defining it. And don't forget comics, games before Atari, recreation outside the home, etc.....sure, plenty of stuff to do or watch before anime when a person thinks about it..
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I'm not sure as anime didn't change me.
It just became something I liked, it didn't alter me personally.
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Anime was my childhood so I don't know. D:
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I was always into foreign things, especially languages.
Only growing up has increased my acquisition and understanding of such things.
When I was a very young child, I still watched cartoons interspersed with Anime as well.
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thefinalword wrote:

I'm not sure as anime didn't change me.
It just became something I liked, it didn't alter me personally.


It changed me deeply in my soul,
anime, the golden hole
I wash washed in her beauty,
made me all fruity
And now I'm bitter and old.



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Well I grew up watching anime, so I can't know if I would be different if I didn't watch it, all I know is that Im happy I do watch anime
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Like many other Asians, I grew up watching anime instead of western cartoons. I was born and raised in the Philippines, and the Philippines got tons of anime from Japan and aired them regularly on TV. Probably some of my most favorite anime I watched during the mid to late 90's are Chou Mashin Eiyuuden Wataru, Jigoku Sensei Nube, Gundam X, Knight Hunters, and more. Oh, and can't forget about Chou Hatsumei Boy Kanipan. Really loved that show as a kid:

Kanipan OP:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9noseLmnzRY
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