Hey there! Since my blog has the name ‘Otaku’ in it…. I think its high time for me to dedicate a post for my love towards Anime and Manga!!
As I am a 90’s kid, I grew up watching Cartoon Network channel in my childhood (apart from channels like Disney, Pogo, Hungama, Nickelodean, etc). I remember watching Pokemon, Cardcaptor Sakura, Dragon Ball, Beyblade, Digimon, etc. And in Hungama channel, I remember watching Kochikame, Ninja Hattori, Doraemon, Perman, etc. etc.
During those days, I never knew that those type of animation were from Japan. And that they were know as Anime. I got to know about them when I was in my 8th Grade and I met one girl who was completely smitten by those animes. She introduced me to them and to the channel named ‘Animax’.
This was a huge turning point in my life as I got sucked deeper and deeper into the world of Anime and discovering more about Japan, cosplaying, its culture, the animation, the food, etc, etc. It was and is a big part and parcel of my life.
I got addicted to animes like Fullmetal Alchemist, The Law of Ueki, Yu Yu Hakusho, Slam Dunk, all those good and amazing 90’s and early 2000’s animes. Got hooked on the OSTs and BG music. It even influenced my personality and behaviour to a great extend.
Now 25 years old, I still consider that phase of my life.. a part of me and I am proud of it. Normally an ‘Otaku’ is looked down in Japan. However I was an Otaku before and I will always be an Otaku forever.
So, whats your story like? Do you have a part of your life that has influenced you to a person you are now? Tell me more about it in the comments below! 🙂