Between Two Worlds

Between Two Worlds

Neon Genesis Evangelion

I’ve always loved the idea of other universes or other life far away in the stars and between spaces. Especially the thought of a gateway to such world. A gate, a door – you name it, it’s a pretty cool thing to let your mind wonder off to. Though the thought of it is more intriguing than it actually happening. Then again such transaction can be made already but visiting and experience other cultures – adventures if I may. AA can apply to that pretty much. Through the force of the internet one can talk with other people throughout the world which if you think about it is amazing.

Getting Into That World

Welcome to the NHK

I’ve mentioned in previous blogs on Anime Amino about how manga/anime or art in general expands your mind. You, yourself make it into reality – not literally but it’s, again, amazing such attribute is with us. There’s a lot of polls on Anime Amino which asks “which anime would you live in (Aniverse, if I may)”. To be honest, I would choose none every time. The idea and concept is alluring enough to me, and by watching/reading series – I experience it’s world through that.

“We’re each our own Devil, and we make the world our own hell”

I’ve always believed that heaven or hell doesn’t literally exist, but it exists in our own mind and heart. To apply the phrase “I’m in heaven” is more than enough heaven for me. Heaven for me is when life is good. Hell would be the opposite. metaphor so to speak.

 

Escaping Reality

Nerve Gear

So when people say that they use anime/manga to escape reality I get curious. Is it temporary like “hard day at work, sits down in sofa and just relax” or is it the actual case that their lives are so miserable that they’d rather spend the rest of their lives in an imaginary world. Maybe I’m a little dramatic when it comes to this but I get a little sad to see it. Sure I’ve had the thought “if the world were more like this series there wouldn’t be so much hate and violence”. But then again, it’s your life and you make it what it is.

 

It’s a sensitive matter but what do you guys think about it?

Do you use anime/manga to escape reality?

General thoughts about it?

 

-Shogo