Here comes one of those articles that makes me feel old. Anything that looks back on my life always gets me a bit depressed, just because I realize how quickly time flies! At least I have spent a good portion of my life enjoying friends, family and all sorts of entertainment. In more recent years, I've definitely gotten more into anime than ever before. I slowly searched out more information on anime until I realized that I was fully immersed in the culture!
I definitely haven't been into anime all that long when you look at how old I am. In August I'll be turning 29, and while I've been playing video games since I was about 5 years old, anime came way later than that. I definitely caught some anime-related features when I was younger, but it wasn't until much later in life that I actually started to hunt out anime to watch.
If I had to put a timestamp on when I actually really got into anime, I'd have to look at about 8 years ago. It was at that time that I was talking to a handful of people that were way more knowledgeable about anime than myself. I'm sure that's still the case today, but back then I knew next to nothing. I just knew that I ilked what I saw in some anime films, and that's what pushed me to learn more about this form of entertainment.
As the years went on I tried to pull in all the information on anime that I could. I subscribed to magazines, hunted around the internet for info and talked about anime with anyone that would listen. As the years went on, I became more familiar with the bigger anime TV series' as well as films, and the more I watched the more I could feel myself getting sucked into the universe. Now, all these years later, I couldn't be happier to be labeled as an anime nerd!
How long have you bee watching anime for? I'm sure some of you have been into anime fandom a lot longer than I. I'd love to know how old you are, and just how much of your life you've spent as an anime lover!