Just do other things? Or just don’t fap or buy stuff?
>does anyone have experience quitting anime
they are all dead now
just dont buy anime shit and throw everything away or sell it online
If you feel like watching anime has become a problem for you, limiting the amount of anime you see every day is a good start. I wouldn't quit cold turkey like you're suggesting with NoAnime, but do it gradually instead. There's a high failure rate in quitting something all at once. If you watch anime 12 hours a day, cut it down to 9 hours. Do that for a week. Next week go from 9 hours to 6. The week after, from 6 to 3.
I haven't seen any anime in over a year. It wasn't a deliberate choice to stop watching though, it's just that I've had my fill.
Find something else that takes up your time. I also spend a lot of time watching animu, particularly on weekends and holidays. However, work and living by myself means I have a lot of other stuff to attend to, thus can't get glued to anime and "forget everything", as much as I wanted to really.
I don't think quitting anime is the answer OP. If it makes you happy, why quit?
it's impossible to spend your days watching anime 95% of it is complete garbage
There are thousands of anime though so even if only 5% of them are good that's still hundreds of shows.
What else am I supposed to do? Eat shit?
If I quit anime I'd have nothing else to do. Anime is a good time-killer anyways, if I cut it out I'd just be staring at the wall or browsing imageboards even more than I already do. Not worth it.
Read books instead.
I do occasionally, outside of imageboards and anime books are my main thing. I have a shitty attention span with reading though unfortunately and it takes me months to finish the books, especially since I try to take notes and remember what I've read.
Sounds like you're just obsessive, and you chose anime. Just be glad it isn't heroin.
you can do whatever you want
no way man, keep doing you, most otakus are becoming normies these days. Not a lot of ones like us anymore..
I'm sure that does good for you
That will make your situation better
So how was NoAnime September guys?
Another round soon?>>31492
It works well
Nah, I don't even watch enough anime, only watched 3 episodes of two anime series this whole month and one 13 episode series last month, I need to watch more not less. Still got a backlog of decent series I never seen or want to rewatch as I never seen them for ten years or so.
Tried to watch this anime, but it was so boring and cliche, couldn't get through it
Only two episodes in and it's already a dumpster fire holy shit.
Nah you have aweful taste. It's all just brainless action and virtually no substance. If I wanted to watch something like this, I would just watch dragon ball z. Literally the most distasteful garbage I have laid my eyes upon in a while.
Play vns. The story is always better and you have the added benefit of sound. The perfect middle ground between anime and light novels.
Why are you here then?!?
oh don't worry, if you really like anime you will watched pretty much everything worth seeing, years later you will realize how much of your life were wasted on things you thought were important such as anime. All those figures and merch that once were joy is now a dull knife in your heart.
almost made it through
I haven't watched an anime since Kemurikusa. I think that might be my last anime. Even before that, I had not watched anime regularly for years. If you still watch anime and play vidya regularly, you are probably in your early twenties or younger. When you get to 25, that's the wall. I'm almost five years past the wall now.
> When you get to 25, that's the wall.
"The wall"? What exactly happens around 25 that anime and vidya isn't ok anymore? It's certainly good to care about other things in life, but enjoying anime and vidya beyond 25, 30, whatever is fine. Never quite understood this idea that once you hit a certain age, entire genres of entertainment should be discarded. Countless animated entertainment has been made and enjoyed by people in their 30s, 40s, 50s and beyond. Miyazaki is a notable example, though there must be many others. Modern Doom is being developed by guys who grew up on old school Doom. If those adults can delight in anime and vidya, why can't others?
I hope I never get bored of anime; it's good fun.
There's a bunch of different things that will happen that will ruin your enjoyment of anime, ill try to mention some
>Eventually running out of anime to watch
In my experience the only people who still like anime are the ones who haven't watched enough yet. There are some rare cases but those fall into sunk cost fallacy.
>99% of anime watchers are cancer posers
The anime fan base is cancer. There is no difference between the types of people who watch anime anymore, the average /a/ guy is as much of a normie as the /jp/ otaku, and both are as cringe as the high school narutards
>Anime has become a mainstream commodity to consume
You will not find anyone anymore that actually enjoys anime. It's going to be just people who either watch anime for le epic otaku e-cred, to update their anime list, or to brag about how much moe or shounen they watched.
>Anime is a flawed medium
Eventually you will get tired of 12 episode VN shilling, seasonal garbage that the masses seemingly eat up. The 50 year old wagie succ that does voice overs for your loli moe that you didn't care about before will start to taint the pure image they are trying to portray. The storylines all end the same and end abruptly, if you get involved in a long series the writing is Marvel capeshit tier even in the most "mature" artpiece titles, with retcons, red herrings, and deus ex machinas out the ass. It doesn't matter if you're watching shounen, moe, seinen, or 2deep4u…they all share these flaws.
>The genius writers of good anime from old days are now bitter corporate shills who cant create anything original.
Anime has lost all it's creativity. There hasn't been any new or interesting trends. Original works are a thing of the past. Everyone is too afraid of making something new and failing.
P.S I love anime. Im a real anime fan and saw years worth of anime, but to keep watching it knowing all this I simply cant just "not care" as I don't derive some sort of masochistic pleasure from watching garbage.
I largely agree with the diagnosis of modern anime. The best times for anime, and perhaps digital culture more generally, are over. I tend to watch pre-2010 stuff nowadays, though I'll watch the odd new release here and there.
Sticking more with previous content and not paying much attention to modern anime and its fan-base helps. I've watched anime for a few years and am 26 soon, no sign yet of getting bored with anime. Your point about not having watched enough is fair though, I watch ~10-15 anime a year, which is likely less than many.
The lack of imagination and daring is in everything nowadays. But if one is going to watch anything, anime still seems more varied, fun and free of Western moralism than the alternatives. It doesn't seem worth giving up wholesale on anime or animated entertainment in general. There's a lot out there, even if one entirely ignores modern anime.
Pic is from Captain Future, an interesting and enjoyable sci-fi made in 1978. A good 52 episodes.