Dear followers and anime fans alike i need this post to get 1,001 posts
My friend and I are trying to convince our other friend to give anime a chance she agreed that if this post gets 1,001 notes she will watch an anime so please like and reblog
This deserves a personal story from me.
See, when I was a wee bitty in Junior High, I had just moved to town and had remained friendless for a glorified full year of school. Not to say I wasn’t liked but just that I didn’t have the kind of friend you’d invite for a sleepover or spend 4 hours on the phone with. (Pre-cellphone era.) This all changed in 8th grade when I ran into two other girls who were best friends (separately, on their own. This was a coincidence. I was not stalking them.) and discovered we shared common interests. (Reading and sleeping and all that good stuff.)
You see for them, up until that point, it had always been one friend likes anime but the other not so much. When I joined the mix, it became two friends for anime and one not so much. Needless to say a bunch of wheedling and nagging became involved after that point.
To make a long story short: there’s nothing more satisfying than hearing your once anti-anime friend call Kikyo a bitch and Inuyasha a dumbass while simultaneously shipping the fuck out of Miroku and Sango.
… I did mention this was Junior High, right?
***similar story about the same anti-anime friend M! (who did indeed get obsessed with the entire Inu-yasha series, even going so far as to download the entire fan-subbed series and movies onto her computer circa 2004).
our first week of high school, M and i had already spent a lot of time getting to know our library, being the hopeless anti-social book-nerds that we were. i had discovered the rather minuscule graphic novel section, where there were four volumes of americanized Fushigi Yugi. M, of course, mocked me for checking them all out at once, constantly and at great length.
fast forward to the end of the year, after mutual friends and animeheads had pestered the librarians into getting more manga into the school - guess who was putting holds on the newest volumes of Fushigi Yugi and hoarding them over the weekend? (ps. her favourite character was Nuriko.)
***another aside: ginderpia was totally stalking us. Me, at least. our first encounter consisted of her following me around a swimming pool, trying to dunk me.