Hello Internet This past year something new has come into my life like a wrecking ball of giant eyeballs, strange haircolours and tentacles ANIME Japanese cartoons It is save to say, that discovering anime has completely ruined my life Now those of you that are already in the same sinking ship as me will relate to this but there may be some of you out there that are thinking that anime isn’t really their kind of thing now i used to be one of those people that thought: they’re just cartoons tho, aren’t they and they’ll be all weird and japanese, and everybody knows all this stuff about it and i don’t think i’ll get it *laughs* No, this is a dark hole that every single one of you can fall down The fact they’re animated might turn you off at first but that’s what they’re all about It’s not real Without real actors or real places and that is a good thing because the real world is disgusting And it’s nice to look at There is literally a word: Bishounen which means that all of the characters, including the males all look beautiful and perfect It doesn’t matter wheather it’s some random character’s mom or literally the evil bad guy Everybody looks like a freaking model, which is just pleasant There are shows for every kind of person There are epic adventures for people that need young characters with ultimate world changing destinies “I am going to destroy the world with my evil death beemeruu” “Not if i activate my destiny necklace of light” “KYAAA” Cute romances to get over the fact you’re a social wreck and you can pretend you’re in a digital relationship “Hey” “Wanna go on a date?” *high-pitched voice*Onii-chan “I don’t even like you that way, b-b-baka!” Harrowing, realistic dramas, for the people that just for some reason need to feel like their lives are really uneventful and boring “I have the generic terminal illness” “S-Senpai” “That can’t be true” *screams* “NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO” Horror because weird stuff probably turns you on, i don’t know And even sports I, somebody who skipped every gym lesson, has never watched a full football match and probably goes outside like four times a year, has developed an interest in team sports… Because of Anime I’m serious. What an entire childhood of TV, parenting and school completely failed to do, Animes about volleyball and a swimming team with some mild friendship and school drama did in two weeks. I mean, probably because the Anime had a lot more *licks lips* abs and angst…but still And they’re just 20 minutes long. When an episode of TV is an hour long i’m like… *Sigh*..No I’ve got stuff to do, I can’t watch a whole episode, nevermind 3 or 4 But when its just 20 minutes.. I think I’ve got time for one cheeky episode. *20 minutes later* Oh, ok, one more, its just short. Can’t…Stop…Watching Need..More…ANIME And the best thing, if you are a disgusting, uncontrollable fan like me that feels the need to completely loose themselves in anything fictional, is when it comes to fan culture. Japan isn’t just ahead of the game. They INVENTED the game. You know on Twitter and Tumblr and fandoms got all popular a few years ago? when we learned all these snazzy slang phrases for these things Well… Crazy obsessive fans, There is a word for that whole concept in Japan otakus people write papers about that shit Feels when something cute or romatic gives you those warm squirmy feelings inside Moe There is an entire industry about manufacturing cuteness Or fanfiction where we write those little stories on livejournal or put that piece of art on tumblr let me introduce you to Doujinshi where fans self publish professional quality comics, entire novels or sometimes complete series based on their favourite fictional characters doing whatever the fandom wants and i, i really mean whatever people can think of You don’t wanna know, trust me But even better, in between seasons of Animes where western fandoms just slowly turn to dust, desperately waiting for anything new from their favourite show the creators of animes make little things called OVAs which are bonus episodes that could be prequels for the characters, parodies of the show or sometimes literally fanservice episodes where the characters take a break from all the murder and drama just to do something completely mundane or ridiculous Imagine if 5sos started vlogging their everyday domestic lives or baked a cake together or there was an entire Harry Potter movie where Harry, Ron and Hermione just had a picnick and had a lovely relaxing day togehter or there was an episode of Sherlock where they got beamed back to the 1800 to solve a mystery about murdering feminists Oh wait that happend, didn’t it? DAMMIT MOFFAT! They’ve got this manipulation down to an artform Anime is basically like a kawaii sarlacc pit that lures you in with the promise of entertainment and spits you out the other side naked, pennyless and emotionally devastated *cough* I made this video to shine a light on a very dark, secret part of my life that I felt the need to share either as a cry for help or simply to drag as many of you down with me as possible So let me know, if you relate or if you’re now going to try watching Anime for the first time, in which case good bye and good luck This is who I am now This is my life Another beautiful day to wake up and watch some Anime Isn’t that right, Haru? *creepy music* So, if you want your life to be ruined too What am I saying? I should really have thought about this a bit more Thanks to crunchyroll who have sponsored this video which is an Anime streaming platform that me and Phil use pretty much every day which you can get on websites or your phone or your games consoles I have got a free month trial to give away to every single one of you who goes to and signs up which is more than enough time to get addicted to Anime and have your life completely ruined like me I know you guys will want to know what Animes I recommend so I made a little video over on my second channel which you can click over there which will tell you which one I recommend and yeah, I will see you guys next time Or probably not because I’ll be watching 20 episodes of something in bed Okay, bye!