Is anyone else exceedingly bothered by the fact that they forget anime they've seen? It's like losing an important part of yourself. All these worlds and characters, even if they're fictional, feel dear to me, yet I forget what happened to them and sometimes their existence as a whole. Of course, you can re-watch anime (I'm on a spree of doing that right now), but it still upsets me. 63 posts and 10 image replies omitted. Click reply to view.
It's as if these shows are disposable information to fill my time with, and can subsequently be discarded once I've "consumed" them. I despise my brain for failing to even roughly recollect the events of an episode I saw a month ago, yet recalling that time a random kid in elementary school made a sarcastic comment about my cellphone on the landing of the northeast stairwell, between the third and second floor. Do I have a normalshit brain that marks memories pertaining to fictional stories as unimportant and consequently, readily deletes them? How can I remember the series I've seen better? As autistic as it sounds, I've resorted to taking notes on anime and reviewing them at irregular intervals, but even that ends up in me only remembering the general plot of the show, with the finer details as well as recollections of the sounds and visuals falling through the cracks.
When I first discovered anime and manga I was in a really fucked situation, I would sleep for 0-4 hours a day and I desperately needed something to cope with my shit life with, so I immediately pounced on anime and manga and started consuming them at immense speeds. I would go through at least 2 anime every single day and this continued for like 4 years straight, so I must have finished far more than a thousand anime/manga in just those 4 years, after that I went coldfish for a few years, during which I perfectly forgot about every single one of them.
In all 5 of the manga I've finished reading recently, I realized either halfway through or at the end that I had read through the entire thing at least once before.
I've been through the exact same thing
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I don't forget anime I've seen unless it's absolute trash, and it's very rare for me to watch trash.
I mostly forgot Rosario+Vampire after watching the anime in January, a week ago I started reading the manga where it left off and realized I forgot so much. Then gradually over 20 minutes I remembered it all. It was just stored away.