Many of us have been watching anime for a very long time. Even if you have not, sometimes, the interest in it develops. Has anime inspired you at some point in your life? Whether it be your hobbies or a career path you have chosen, did your interest in anime play a part in this?
For me, I started drawing because I was always interested in the design of anime characters and how they drew them. Since I was a little girl I would buy "How to Draw Manga" books and would practice my drawing every day. I even wanted to seek a career in animation (although, that soon dissipated once I got older but for a very long time that was what I wanted to do). When I was younger, anime would even influence my fashion style. It played a large part in my life at a young age but I soon grew out of it. The interest is still there, I still enjoy watching anime/reading manga, and my preferred art style is that of a manga but everything I do is not of the intention of being related to anime (after all, that would be unhealthy). If it has, how has anime affected you?