Otakuite | Posted 10/06/13 | Reply
It’s always encouraged me to push myself in whatever I happen to be doing.
Otakuite | Posted 08/28/13 | Reply
Anime inspired my friend to start drawing. We went to the same class and he was awful at drawing. But then, he started to watch anime and draw them. Now his works are very decent, and his drawing skills drastically improved.
Detective Mask (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 08/25/13 | Reply
- Bowing down to someone (at least slightly) to show respect
- Trying to learn to speak and write Japanese (emphasis intended)
- Drinking green tea
"Students, be ambitious!"
Otakuite | Posted 08/23/13 | Reply
I would slightly bow down to someone( very slightly) whenever I thanked them for something they've done.
My haircut actually looks like something an anime character would have.
And I've grown fond of rice, sushi and pocky :D :D :D
Otaku Eternal | Posted 08/23/13 | Reply
I started to eat Japanese food like ramen, udon, and sushi. （*´▽｀*） They also have inspired me to draw manga. （-＾〇＾-）
I usually use Japanese honorifics when I talk to my online friends and sometimes mix English with Japanese. （＞u＜） I hope that I can visit Japan someday because I want to speak Japanese fluently and learn their culture. (^。^)
Grand Otaku | Posted 08/22/13 | Reply
Otakuite | Posted 08/22/13 | Reply
I've enjoyed sushi before anime, and ramen as well; though maybe I got inspired for that from Naruto. ;P I'd love to learn Japanese, and go to Japan someday.
Otakuite+ | Posted 08/21/13 | Reply
I'm the same with the sitting! xD Except I sit like that even when people are around!
And rice is awesome. ^_^
Otaku Eternal | Posted 08/21/13 | Reply
Two things anime inspired me to do: 1) to search around the net for free-to-read online Japanese-English dictionaries to learn some words and see how katakana works, and 2) to try the tayaki pastries, which were very tasty indeed.
Grand Otaku | Posted 08/19/13 | Reply
I've grown fond of rice... And started eating it as often as I can <3 also when no one is around i sit the way L does... and playing lotsa TCG
Otakuite | Posted 08/19/13 | Reply
I have gained many japanese habbits after watching my first anime. The is the food culture in my opinion. That's how I started eating sushi!!!
Otakuite++ | Posted 08/19/13 | Reply
Actually, I started doing Japanese things before I ever knew what anime was. When I went into my Japanese class in high school I started watching anime to keep up with conversations in the class
Lady-person (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 08/18/13 | Reply
I started taking Japanese classes in school so I could watch Anime without subtitles! 8D That was 4 years ago. While I still can't understand the Japanese dub without sufficient help from subtitles, I've really come to enjoy the language! It's a very fun language to learn. The grammar and writing is completely different from western languages, which makes it fresh and interesting.
Senior Otaku | Posted 08/18/13 | Reply
My dream is to live in a Japanese-style raised wooden house in a field of brilliantly green marsh grasses and to enjoy a stroll over the boardwalk that leads through a small section of forest to get to dry land. Indulging in a cup of freshly brewed sencha on the terrace outlooking the shallow waters and grasslands where magnificent dragonflies soar through the air (and eat all the mosquitoes before they eat me).
Well that was something I realized after watching some Miyazaki movies ^^ And if I picture what country I would be in, it would have to be Japan somewhere. I have also been inspired to watch more anime. Yay :)
Otakuite++ | Posted 08/18/13 | Reply
it inspired me to one day learn japanese and one day visit Japan!
Manga Otaku ^_^ (Otakuite+) | Posted 08/17/13 | Reply
For me, to learn katakana and hiragana. And to improve my drawing skills. And to visit Japan someday
I won't ever be the best at anything. Or rather, you might say that I've stopped trying to be.
Whitey One Bite (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 08/17/13 | Reply
Study abroad in Japan for about half a year as well as study the language in a formal setting for three years. It has also inspired me to work on improving both my drawing and writing skills in an attempt to emulate what I enjoy. :)
Otakuite | Posted 08/17/13 | Reply
i think i gained a lot of confidence just by watching anime it also inspired me to learn Japanese and move to Japan one day~!
LDS Fangirl! (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 08/17/13 | Reply
It inspired me to draw, otherwise I think I'd've been ashamed of the stuff I did as a kid that family and friends told me looked weird. And it's expanded what I watch and some of my friendships.
Coffee Connoisseur (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 08/17/13 | Reply
it made me wanna eat as much asian food as i can get my hands on
that stuff doesnt exist in middle-of-nowhere america so it fascinated me D;
Golden Phoenix (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 08/17/13 | Reply
They've inspired me to draw more and learn japanese. I really want to go to Japan someday.
Otaku Legend | Posted 08/17/13 | Reply
I have learned everything about life from amine, it has made me stronger and more confident :) also it has improved by drawing by leaps and bounds...
Eternal Scout (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 08/17/13 | Reply
Drawing, attending conventions,wanting to own a kimono, wanting to go to Japan, watching movies and playing video games in Japanese with English subs...
I only watch animes.. but they have inspired me a lot. Like learning martial arts, swordsmanship, eating sushi, using Japanese phrases in everyday language, changing the way of drawing, creating my own anime series (haha that is pretty retard) and most of all being a good friend. Yeah, the bond between friends... I learned that from anime. The way they help out and support each other. But you know what, it's pretty hard in real life.
In how to speak japanese and to know their culture and to draw a manga and i want also to go to japan.....
It got me interested into what Japanese culture is really like, the language sparked my interest and last, but not the least, got me into Guilty Gear and Vocaloids.
Lombax of Earth (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 08/16/13 | Reply
Let's see... learn the culture, take three years of the language in college, watch more anime, buy Japanese food and goods, go to conventions, yeah... stuff like that :D
EDIT: Oooh, way to go on having your picture picked, Jen! :D
Grand Otaku | Posted 08/16/13 | Reply
Begin learning the language (both spoken and written), eat ramen with chopsticks, eat Pocky, draw anime-style, and I plan to take a semester abroad over there once I'm in college.
I wanna learn how to talk and read In Japanese I also really wanna taste sushi. i wanna go to japan too,.
Chibi Otaku (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 08/16/13 | Reply
Trying to learn Japanese! I've taken an intro Japanese culture class in college too.
Transient Rain (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 08/16/13 | Reply
Hmmm anime and manga inspired me to teach myself how to do hand drawn frame by frame animation.
I had never thought of doing it before (as I can't really draw) and then I got the right inspiration from a certain series and I made my first extremely short animation loop! It was really neat accomplishing something I never thought I would be able to do!
It also inspired my Rurouni Kenshin made of starburst wrappers which has, over the years, developed into a style of artwork I occasionally dabble in.
Now I've started playing around with different types of animation styles and I even built my own claymation set and made a short trailer for a longer project I want to do.
hahaha Its not super exciting but I can't wait for my next project!
State Alchemist (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 08/16/13 | Reply
Anime has taught me how to draw better and sew better (for cosplay).
Senior Otaku | Posted 08/16/13 | Reply
Eating with chopsticks! Calling my sister a Baka! And..... Well..... Using phrases at the end of the name if some eg: chan, San, kun, sama, Senpai, etc
Otakuite+ | Posted 08/16/13 | Reply
Shintoism? There are people who still believe in that? I always thought most Japanese people are Buddhist (or Zen), Catholic, or they just believe in God and have no other divine story to believe in. And if they do believe in a different religion, it's in smaller, less prevalent groups > n <"
Really? I found Romantic languages much harder. Even English is hard for me and I'm a native speaker OTL"
Japanese doesn't seem to be so strict and it's easy to get around what you want to say so vaguely and easily. (I believe I could do normal everyday conversation if I knew more words, I'm so used to structure and basic phrases it's not even funny. I've even watched anime raw and with whatever I know, it's pretty easy to get vague understandings)
Not to mention you don't have to do weird things to the words according to gender and plural or singular. *stares really hard at French*
The only thing that annoys me about Japanese is the counter system. Round things are counted like this ____! Long things like this ___! Flat things like this _____!
I was inspired to learn Japanese and Japanese culture! I have yet to speak to someone who knows how to speak Japanese fluently.
Since I started to learn Japanese, my speech has become a little vague OTL"
Whenever I know a situation is too much to handle (emotionally) I have a habit of saying "Don't you think that's a little.....?" or "I think that's a bit much...."
People usually wait for me to finish my thought but that's usually the end of it OTL"
My thoughts on how other people feel (and personally trying to pry into their private lives at any moment) have been softened by Japanese society actually. I've watched a lot of anime and J-drama and I start to understand how people feel more. My family never understands me because of how closed I am with personal preferences. And it's rather annoying and upsetting when they can't read the situation at all. (Kuki Yomenai/KY)
I also have a habit of doing a tiny, quick bowing gesture, but it's only my head that goes down (it's not a nod but...) I usually do it for reassurance and courtesy (like, "it's okay, I'm listening!" or "Thank you!" or "Hello!")
Oh! And when I go to a Habachi grill, I usually eat like the Japanese do; lift the bowl to their face and eat (rice), don't put soy sauce in the rice, etc. I don't really say "itadakimasu!" or "gochisousama" before and after respectively...but I usually compliment the chef in Japanese.
I...think that's it OTL"
i say itadakimasu before i start to eat with chopsick my ramen. im starting to learn a little japanese .
Otaku Legend | Posted 08/16/13 | Reply
Learn Japanese! Though I can't say I'm good at it, I do know a lot of random words. And I've eaten a lot of sushi, as well as looked at purchasing a kimono. I thought about studying Japanese to take the JLPT, get an art/animation degree, and work in Japan as an animator. But that probably won't happen.
say unatsukimasu before eating. in other words THANK YOU FOR THE FOOD
Don't Forget 3 Oct (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 08/16/13 | Reply
I can't say that anime inspired me to try martial arts, but the Power Rangers sure did. After a year of not advancing, I quit. Never made it past white belt. I didn't even get any stripes. That's what you get for taking a karate class in one of the side rooms of a skating rink. I'd like to try karate or something again, if not for anime, then for writing better fight scenes. But I'd probably get my butt handed to me far more than I'd like.
I think the main thing that anime inspired me to do was to change my art style. I never had any intention of drawing manga for a living, but I had a lot of fun making my own comics (even though it took me forever to draw them and they were static as heck). I'm still learning how to improve my art and my style, but the problem is that there aren't any manga classes out there. At least not for adults.
Aside from drawing, I guess anime is partially to blame for my liking Japanese food. I really have a taste for it.
I'd like to actually learn Japanese, but I doubt if I ever will. I can't get all the characters straight, much less replicate them from memory.
Call it karma. Call it luck. Me, I just don't give a... BOUNCE!
News Correspondent (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 08/16/13 | Reply
Recently started taking conversational Japanese. Even though I took German in high school, nothing could prepare me for the Asiatic language structure. Romantic languages are a sinch compared to Japanese, even though I still can't get over the fact a singular "the" is such a hard concept to grasp in Europe.
As for other anime inspired activities above and beyond watching it, I make AMVs in my spare time and just uploaded a new one today. It's on YouTube, under the title "Eisenträume".
Action and Shounen anime has inspired me to write my stories.
Other than that, I've taken a liking to the decoration, and has given me an interest to swordsmanship. When I get older I want to buy a sword or take a kendo class or something of that nature.
Ah, the beauty and elegance.
I eat my instant ramen with chopsticks! They taste better that way. I'm also learning Japanese. I wish I could say I'm taking martial arts classes, but I'm not.
Tea pixie (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 08/16/13 | Reply
Make sushi! Actually, my friend inspired me, but we both have a fondness for anime too.
Took four years of Japanese in high school, learned archery (thanks a lot, Inuyasha), learned how to sew.
Master of Lists (Senior Otaku) | Posted 08/16/13 | Reply
Recently Martial Arts, from watching shows like Kenichi Mightiest Disciple & Bamboo Blade