It’s not any medical condition I have, nor do I think it’s caused by becoming (too) engrossed in the series, unable to divide reality from fallacy. I think it just happens when I become so attached to a certain character that when everything has been said and done, I still try to hold on to that character.
For example, after watching Sucker Punch, I started to relate to and feel a lot like Baby Doll –– a hard family life, a need to escape, etc. Maybe I’m just inspired by these characters, and after watching them, a bit of their personality rubs off onto me. I felt like such a badass afterwards, like I could take on the world (bring on the dragons!).
After watching Higurashi, I felt a bit of psychosis. I didn’t feel any anger and rage like the characters did, but a part of me wanted to sit in a corner and break down. Then again, I’m sure anyone who watches Higurashi would feel a bit psychotic afterwards, if not scarred for life.
With Rozen Maiden, I began to feel arrogant and malicious since Suigintou and I both shared an inferiority complex (notice that this only occurs with my favorite character from said series).
Tell me, when we watch anime, do we see a part of us in the anime characters, or do we see part of the anime characters within us? Does watching a certain anime affect your mood/personality afterwards?