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Seven Ways Anime Inspires Us

Written by HotAnime

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J-List is excited about Anime Expo, and will have a huge presence. We’ll have a huge booth with hundreds of products, the lovely Kaho Shibuya as a guest of honor, and an awesome JAST USA panel where we’ll announce some great new titles. See our blog post for all the juicy details!

There are many reasons to watch anime. To escape from our boring, ho-hum life into a fun world with giant mecha and cute moe-moe catgirls. To experience stories that can be as dramatic as they want to be, including elements of death and violence and love and ecchi imagery. To access strong emotions that would be absent from our lives otherwise. Also, anime inspires us!

Anime is a surprisingly good way to find motivation, as I was reminded of in a recent episode of Comic Girls. The girls are cleaning out an old store room, and Kaos-chan finds an inspirational illustration by a previous member of the dormitory celebrating her finally getting published as a manga-ka. Kaos-chan uses the message in