The 13 Phases of Watching Anime

We all love watching anime, but sometimes we do not want to admit that there is a cycle we go through while watching a series. And it all starts at the very beginning…

1. Being overwhelmed with all the options to choose from.

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The amount of anime that is on Crunchyroll and Hulu is pretty awe-inspiring.

2. You finally pick a show after a few hours of internal debate.

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Rio Rainbow Gate! is going to be great!

3. You will have the opening stuck in your head all day.

You’re welcome.

4. After a few episodes, you have a new waifu or husbando.

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Your love will forever be strong.

5. Your computer or phone background is based on the most currently watched anime.

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Sometimes even the ringtone or notification sound.

6. The series will become a part of your life.

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Cliffhangers while you simulcast will leave you in a week of despair.

7. You tell everyone about the life changing series.

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It is a bit like having a sandwhich covered in jellyfish jelly.

8. The characters may become your new friends.

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It’s an unbreakable bond.

9. You buy some of the merchandise, no matter how expensive.

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You will have the perfect mantelpiece.

10. You are devastated when the main canon sinks your ship.

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Good thing you are a captain of an armada.

11. You will cry when your favorite character dies.

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It hurts even more if they were your waifu or husbando.

12. There will be a  bittersweet feeling when the series ends.

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You are happy to have experienced the series, but sad to see it end.

13. You get to do the cycle again, uguu!

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Aaron Magulick has been a fan of anime ever since being exposed to it in the late '90s. A fan of nearly all genres, he is not afraid to explore the creepier side of the industry.
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