After watching an anime, many people often fall into a long-lasting state of regret and sadness. This is not just an emotional problem, but a pathological syndrome called Post-anime depression.
Post-anime depression or post-anime depression is the state in which people feel sad after ending an anime. Audiences often fall into this state of being too immersed in the film’s content or empathizing with the characters. After the movie ended, they felt like they didn’t know what to do next.
This is a syndrome similar to PMDS syndrome – Post-movie depressive syndrome. This means that a lot of people fall into this state. However, this is not a clinical symptom and feelings of sadness usually pass quickly. Post-anime sadness will be “erased” when the audience finds joy in a movie or other activity.
How to stop being sad?
If you’re experiencing post-anime depression and want to get out of it, there are a few tricks you can try to distract attention from the movie that just ended.
Looking for a new anime or manga
Although this method is a bit old, it is very effective for some manga-anime fans. They are encouraged to find more movies or series that closely resemble their favorite genre. This allows them to spend their time immersed in a completely new story and quickly forget about the anime that just ended.
Walking the streets, breathing the air
Going for a walk outdoors not only helps to disperse concentration and relieve sadness, but it also helps the body remove some hormones produced when people are in a state of stress such as adrenaline, cortisol… In addition to eliminating the This hormone, walking also helps the body release endorphins, helping to make the mood more refreshing.
If you have time, walking on a long path with many trees will help clear your mind and be very relaxing.
Discover a new hobby
Feelings of sadness will also be improved if the audience participates in active communication or advocacy activities. By discovering new pleasures such as attending workshops, learning more foreign languages, making friends, etc., the post-anime sadness will also end quickly.
Write about your passion
Instead of being silent and gnawing on sadness, the audience can write down their feelings about their favorite anime, about the characters they are impressed with or even what they are not satisfied with in the movie. By analyzing and sharing the movie seriously as well as having more opportunities to interact with other fans in the fandom.
Watch anime movie again
Another great way that can help audiences quickly get over their post-anime sadness is to watch the anime series again. They will still experience the joys and sorrows in it, but this time they are well prepared and know what will happen next. Re-watching the film with careful emotional preparation makes viewers somewhat relieved the sadness and feeling of disappointment at the first viewing.
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