I've noticed somthing in the recent months of my life that has struck me as odd; ever seince i started watching anime i have been more in tune with my emotions. Where as before i was pretty immune to feelings. For example, starting this year and just having got back from grizzly youth acadamy i was not easily moved by simple things like freindship, the beauty of nature, and even god. And actuly i never have even when i was little, i geuss you could say i was a naturally cold hearted person. But not in a cruel way, just at how i personaly viewed the world
Months ago when i watched my first anime, Elfen lied, i cried for the first time seince i was little. I was as shocked from this as i was depressed from the ending. And then there was angel beats, naruto, usagi drop, etc etc etc and finaly the big one Clannad. I can now be easily moved to tears when i'm in the pressence of somthing beutifull and/or sad.
To help explain; V for venddeta being my favorite movie of all time, i naturaly found myself rewatching it a month ago. I saw in it this time more meaning to the words and the morals it tries to teach. I shed two a tear at the speach V gave on nation television, and also at the end. I watched the movie 4 time before, and never had i picked up so much emotion as i have now. This is just ONE example.
While i have always throughout my life appreciated good morals, beauty in nature, or just having freinds and family that i know care about me. It has never meant more to me than it has now. Could this be the work of the genious japanese people and there incredibly moving stories that made me more emotional?
I would like to hear from all of you, anything you have to say about this. Is this a naturaly occuring phenomenon? Perhaps a similer experience? Maybe this is somthing that comes with age and wisdom? If anime has changed the way you think about life in any way please share!
Also i verry much appreciate if you took the time to even read a little of that mess of emotional text, haha! I'ts just been weighing on my mind heavily latley so i had to get it out there.
Thanks again everybody! <3 Oak