My obsession is different. When I was 8 I got interested in Japan, I wanted to be a ninja (LOL) and hatted when people called the Japanese Chinese or Korean, I'd get really offended, over the years the interest grew stronger to the point I got obsessed with it, I was in love with the culture and history (I love history in general)
I even bought the samurai code (Bushido) and read it, I still keep it on my nightstand, and 3 months ago I finally started watching anime (please do realize I had an obsession with Japan way before watching anime) and at that point I started learning Japanese online, I learned all the kana and a few kanji.
I started practicing kendo, I learned how to use chopsticks learned a lot of vocabulary learned a lot more about the Japanese culture. I'm still obsessed it, it's like a passion for it, yes I'm aware of Japan's flaws and everything and know about all of the negative stuff, but I still love it. And everytime I see something Japanese or hear someone talking about Japan I'm like "DID SOMEONE SAY JAPAN?!"
· 5 years ago