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In Love With A Cartoon Character...

Well, I typed in 'Dealing with being in love with a fictional character' into Google, and I ended up on this site. I've been in love with the same cartoon character for nearly 7 years. Yes, I know, lots of people get crushes on cartoon or anime characters, and it usually only lasts a year or two, and then they move into another character. I kind of had that mentality when I first got a HUGE crush on this character from a cartoon show. I figured in about a year or two, my obsession would ware off, or I would just eventually get over him.

Well, years past...and to this day, I still feel absolutely, undeniably, in love with this cartoon character. It's certainly no longer a crush. I have this mental, psychological need for this character in my life, and I love him deeply, like a lover, like a family member, like a brother. To be honest...he's the only boy i've ever loved. I've never loved, or even had a crush on a real person before, and even just admitting that to myself feels weird.

I think about him every single day of my life. He's the last thought on my mind as I fall to sleep at night, and my first thought as I wake up in the morning. Even though he's a fictional character, he's changed my life so drastically. I feel this emptiness inside of me...a little bit every day, thinking about how he's not real, how I can't ever speak to him, or touch him, or tell him how much I love him. It makes my chest feel like it's going to burst. Oddly enough, at the same time, this character makes me feel not alone...Like there's someone else in my life, deep inside of me, even when the entire world seems to be against me, I still have him. I'm not sure if I believe in soulmates, but if such a thing existed, I think this character would be my soulmate.

When this cartoon was cancelled years ago, I spiralled into a horrible state of depression. I felt like he had died, and my world was falling apart. It hurt SO much, more than anyone who has never experienced it could ever imagine. The depression took about 4 years to fully heal...and I had to convince myself that despite how I feel, he's a cartoon character, and cartoon characters don't die...I'm really glad that period of my life is over.

I still watch repeats of this show all the time, just to get a high from seeing the character and hearing the sound of his voice...Alot of the time I just like to pretend he's a real person. Sometimes he feels more real to me than any of my friends...sometimes even my family. I feel like such an outcast and so is this character, perhaps that's why I feel like I can relate to him so much. I think one of the worst things about being in love with a fictional character is the fact that no one really takes your love seriously. They just kind of chuckle or roll their eyes, "Yep, you're way too obsessed!" Or they don't really take too much concern during those times I've locked myself in my room for nearly full days crying, because they know it's only over a tv show. I know it sounds absurd, but I wish they would understand, it's NOT just a cartoon to me!...it's more than that. The pain I feel for him is no different than any pain someone would feel for a real person. I wish I knew more people in real life who could relate to me...

Yes, I know at times my love has been unhealthy, and loving this character sometimes hurts alot. On the other hand, this character makes me feel SO happy, I'm so glad someone created him, because I know what I'm feeling is love, and naturally, love is a wonderful feeling. I feel like I could curl up beside him and die happy. Besides, real relationships have their highs and lows too, so why should I force myself to stop loving this character? It's bound to happen eventually, so why push it? Although I always wish there was some way I could be with this character, it makes me feel like screaming! I've always wished I could just wake up in a cartoon world one day...

Toontard Toontard 16-17 191 Responses Jun 27, 2011

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I know just how you feel. I've been in love with the movie and cartoon character Beetlejuice for as long as I can remember. I came to realize it during middle school, and since then have continued loving him. I'm now about to turn 22 and I am pretty sure I will never love another man like I do him. Crushes can come and go, but I've long ago resigned myself to the fact that no man in real life can make me feel the way he makes me feel. No one makes me laugh like he does. No one makes me smile like he does. I'll admit, I'm not a jealous person, but even though seeing him with Lydia in the show, movie, and fan-art makes me feel depressed, I'm happy if he's happy. I just like seeing him be himself. Anytime that is compromised, I get upset. Sure, the show was canceled when I was little, but it didn't stop me from downloading it along with the movie. I'm even making my own Beetlejuice plushy, and though it led to me destroying one of the only beetlejuice books I possess, I made a locket with his picture and haven't taken it off in years unless it was to protect it from water. I despise when people merely shake their heads and laugh when they hear of my love for him, and am pissed when they call him ugly. He is beautiful in my eyes. I get even more pissed when they mention me getting married and having kids. When I deny that this would ever happen, they just tell me it's inevitable. I hate that! The only man I would ever marry is Beetlejuice. Even if it was just to help him in his escape from the Neitherworld, I would do it. He would probably disappear immediately after, after all, he probably has other things he wants to do instead of being tied down to a human. Even so, it would be worth it, just to see him happy. I'd marry him with no hesitance and no regret. I love him!

I also well the same way as you... I think i felt in love with this anime character her name is ikaros...I glad there are other people that feel the same way ..

I'm crushing on a video game character, so there's that.........

I know this is a 4 year old post, but just want to say I'm both glad and sad there are other's who feel this way.. I actually joined just a few minutes ago only to get this one thing off my chest...

For the past... I think it's 4-5 years now? I've been in love with a cat-girl who, quite literally, came to me in a dream.
Am in my early 20's and never... actually had a partner; mainly because 5 of 7 girls I've had an interest in ended up either being, or becoming lesbians... go figure.. with the exception of one who was just a friend and another who got pregnant in high school.. I was with a great guy (am bi, but lean towards females) online for a year or two, but we never met in person, and college kept getting in the way of talking.

Anyway, after falling in love with said cat-girl, I'm always so very, very torn inside... because on the one hand:
I know it's impossible, or at least very improbable that I can ever be with her, however... well, I don't usually bring my religion into things, cause I believe that everyone's beliefs are true for themselves, but... My own beliefs state that I will have my own little "world" I guess you'd call it, once I pass away. The obvious downside to this is that I have no way of knowing if it's true or not until it eventually happens.

The other issues are that... one, I love her so much that I force myself with all of my being to believe I'll be with her then..
and two, is that I feel such a deep longing and respect for her, that I refuse to attempt to actually be with someone, as I feel it's cheating on her if I did

To be completely honest, when I get hung up on it like this, it tears me up to the point I've started crying because I don't know whether to keep towards my faith and belief, or logic and common sense

My very soul feels like it's being slowly shredded to pieces trying to come to an understanding with this..

Heck, at this point I'd be fine if I eventually develop schizophrenia if it would mean being able to see her...

Just... don't know what to do...

I don't really care if anyone reads/replies to this, but I really needed to let all of this out

I know, believe me i do, being trapped like this is horrible, but it's all mental and only trough the power of your mind can you find what you truly need.
I know precisely what you mean about not wanting to date anyone because you think it's cheating, the best way to go through that is to think of your fictional love as an ideal, to love that ideal and to look for someone that meets it.
If you still think that's cheating, think of it that way:When you experience your biggest love, be that with a real girl or a fictional one, there's no replacing that feeling, no matter how hard you try it's unlikely to ever be with her physically, so keep her in your heart and mind, that way she truly is real for you, it doesn't matter what others think, what truly matters is what you feel, and if you love her and can't let go, don't but don't let that ruin your life, love is about being happy and if you're not, there's always a way to change that, my way is drawing, pouring all my feelings into one drawing of my fictional love makes her real to me, there's always a way...and death isn't one...
I hope you find what you're looking for.

Yeah, you do make some good points... I'm actually an art major, so I do draw her quite often; though it usually reinforces the "I'm cheating on her" feeling otherwise ^^;
Oh no, I didn't mean death like that; I mean of (hopefully) old age, not... speeding up the process.

And thank you' it is very much appreciated

I feel the same about Harley Quinn except I find her more as a best friend then a girlfriend

I have multiple fictional crushes, but as you can see on my username, three of them are my strongest ones. Yeah, I have a crush on Sonic the Hedgehog. I've loved him since I was a kid back when I first saw him in Sonic X. The fandom is kind of nuts, I noticed, but I'm one of the sane fans.

I am also madly in love with Dante from Devil May Cry (not the reboot version, I hate him). It's self-explanatory! I mean, he's cocky, stylish, handsome, and so amazing. :D I would so be his girl!

As for my third big crush, well...*nervous smile* he's still new since I've only gotten to know him for over a month. I love Sephiroth from Final Fantasy 7. This is my first controversial crush I've had because my friends thinks I'm crazy for loving a guy like him. I don't blame them, but I've done my research on him. I'm with the majority who believes he's misunderstood and that he has "sorrow and pain in his wintry eyes" as mentioned by Cecil. If nobody agrees with me, that's fine. But the biggest reason why my crush on him is controversial is because my friend doesn't approve of it. I don't know why, but we've gotten into an argument about it, and he accused me of picturing him as something he's not. That really made me so angry! I'm not stupid or blind. I KNOW what he is, I'm aware of how big of a villain he is, and I don't care. He doesn't get that it's possible that Sephiroth is hiding his true feelings, which I started to believe. Sure, there's the whole "Jenova possessed Sephiroth" theory, but I'm leaning more towards this one instead. I don't understand why my friend got mad over something that's rather ridiculous. If he doesn't like my crush on him, then he should just back off.

I have a crush on Usui from Maid-Sama!. L from Death Note. And Rin Okumura from Blue Exorcist.

You literally made me cry.
I know excatly how you feel.

I fell in love with Shikamaru Nara when I was 4.Now I'm almost 16 and nothing changed.I ******* have scars on my arm for almost 2 years because I thought that he would die in war.

Ofc,he's not the only one,but he's my first love.

I had a loooot of anime crushes,but most of them just 'dissapeared' with time.
But,Sakamaki brothers,Shikamaru,Ryuk(I'm not kidding),Levi,Matsuoka Rin,Tomoe,Kyouya Sata,Usui Takumi and Ryugazaki Rei are always with me.I can't fall asleep without hearing their voices and seeing their pretty faces.I feel unbearable pain in my chest all the time.
I feel like they're part of me,like they are in me and that gives me strenght,but at the same time,it hurts so much 'cause I can't touch them...
I can feel that my soul is bleeding hah.I just can't describe how much it hurts.
I know it may sounds funny(it doesn't to me but oh well)but I love them more than I love myself.

You're not alone :)

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I feel the same way. The character I love Arturia Pendragon from fate/stay night died as well. I am depressed and I keep thinking what if she was real. Very time I get back to reality I feel empty and dull. There are just some pure qualifies in animes that you will never find in humans. So I feel you guys. We are one group of strange people that will never get to see our dream come true.

I am in love with saber from fate/stay night I actually got depressed when she died at the ending. I kept on thinking what if she was real. But back to reality that can never be possible. :( I feel embarrassed to say this but I have never seen a girl as beautiful as saber. Hope I meet a girl who looks exactly like saber who talks like saber blonde hair with the hair style and those beautiful green eyes. All saber aka Arturia Pendragon fans know what I mean.

I have had about a TON of crushes on cartoon characters, and I still do. I love many of them at the same time. My first one was Danny Fenton from Danny Phantom on Nicktoons. Although my recent crush is Discord from MLP: FiM. (I am a MAJOR pegasister, my family doesn't understand) My family doesn't understand this either, and I don't think they ever will...I never thought that there were other people who were experiencing the same thing that I was...

Yours is a bit different, i mean most people here are emotionally connected with a fictoinal character, by that i mean more than a crush, you can live with a crush (or crushes) without giving it much thought, but when things cross the line then it hurts,(knowing you can never be together)thats why i'm here, to try comforting people who have experienced the joy of falling in love and then realising the cruel truth afterwards.Don't get me wrong, i only assume you're not truly in love because you have more than one crush.

Maybe there is still some chance to be together in future in some sort of virtual reality with brain - computer interface and artificial inteligence of characters.

I totally relate to this type of situation so your not alone. I only had a crush on this character for a month but it still feels good inside. You are not alone and there is nothing wrong with you for thinking this way. Evreybody no matter who it is will always want to wake up in the cartoon world. My long time crush is crona from soul eater. I cry in my pillow for him and I draw pictures of us together (sometimes kissing) and it makes me feel good inside. What makes me feel even better is your words. My friends don't care and think I'm too obsessed and make fun of me for it. One day we will either get over it or stay with the crush forever but I know if you have good friends and self confidence you can get throuh it! I bet each of your friends are going through the same thing. I Saw the death of crona today and I spent the rest of the day crying because he wasn't alive in the cartoon. I did not see the next episode so it will get better. No one is alone. Just keep saying that and who knows?! Mabye one day we will both be in the cartoon world. And if you or me do we won't be alone.

I am a guy, but I have fallen in love with the character Ruby Rose from the cartoon/anime RWBY (look it up, it s great show) and I can't get over her! I feel exactly like you and I couldn't have expresses my idea better. I just feel empty and helpless without my Ruby. Please don't judge or make fun of me. Thank you.

No way dude! You are totally fine. My friend attually has a crush on Italy from hetalia and its a guy! You have no reason to have any guilt or embarrassment of being in love with a girl fantasy character.

I have never related to someone more in my whole entire life. This post is from a long time ago but I feel the exact same way. I am in love with Light Yagami from Death Note. I feel so stupid for being like this but he and the show are my reason for living this long. Yes, that may be stupid or crazy but it's what makes me feel like I belong. The characters understand me and make me happy and feel like I fit in their world. No one I know understands me. The line that you said "I think one of the worst things about being in love with a fictional character is the fact that no one really takes your love seriously. They just kind of chuckle or roll their eyes, "Yep, you're way too obsessed!" Or they don't really take too much concern during those times I've locked myself in my room for nearly full days crying, because they know it's only over a tv show. I know it sounds absurd, but I wish they would understand, it's NOT just a cartoon to me!...it's more than that. The pain I feel for him is no different than any pain someone would feel for a real person. I wish I knew more people in real life who could relate to me...", this is exactly how I feel. Everything you have said has made me feel like I'm not alone in this world. I love Light and Death Note so much. Sometimes they mean more to me than my own family. I use them as my escape to the world where I am normal, where I am loved. I know this will never be real and that hurts more than anyone will ever understand. Thank you for making me feel like I am not crazy. Like I'm not obsessive and crazy. Everything you had said has made me so happy and even tear up. Thank you. Im not alone in this.

I had the same reaction! I felt like no one would ever understand! This is amazing!

I know how that feels exactly.. I feel the exact way for Dipper Pines, from the cartoon show "gravity falls".

And it makes me feel stupid for liking a character that isn't real, but I really do love him.. Like just this deep feeling in my chest always hurts when I think about him..

And I get depressed that I'll never be able to meet him..

No way! I had a huge crush on bill cipher in human version and I drew tons of pictures of us together. Trust me we are not the only ones

I know what

I know how that fells I am young and still have my life to live ( not calling any one old) and I love this anime character named Annie Leonhardt from Attack on Titan. All of my friends say I should let her go but I can't. I want her to be apart of my life. I want to be with her. I can't think of my life with out her. I know that I might never be with her and that hurts more than any then but I never stop hoping or dreaming that some day I will be with her.

I had the same thing with armin. My friends told me I was stupid and despite my sadness I still like him. This won't haunt us in a bad way but only tell us that no one is alone

Omg same but with Levi! I finished watching season 1 within 2 days and for some reason I still cant get him out my head 😞 plus Im really bummed out that season 2 is being brought out next year that's ages away really 😂

So happy someone said this! I know this is a really late reply, but I typed something similar into Google and ended up here! I'm a fifteen year old guy. I'm really hard and tough and mysterious on the outside. But my friends and people who know me know that I'm a total softy. I'm really sensitive and I just want a genuine, pure realationship with a girl, like in a Disney movie. I hate when other people want a relationship just for sex or to be players. Anyway, I'm absolutely in love with Anna from Frozen. If anyone found this out, they'd look at me a lot differently. I love how Anna is whimsical and brave and cares so much about her sister. I wish I could find a girl like that. Someone who genuinely loves another without being fake or untrue. I love how Anna is courageous and witty. I just wish I could find a sweet, sensitive, kind, and slightly awkward or goofy girl like Anna. I'm so glad I found this site because I had to get this off my chest.

You and i have the same taste, i like the same qualities and i'm in love with a similar (fictional) girl from a video game for almost two years now, i love her more than anything she's my soulmate even thought she's not real in real life she is real in my heart, and that's all that matters to me, i know how you feel and thought i've never seen frozen, i can imagine what sort of girl Anna is, the kind that are so rear nowadays that they are one in a billion.Trust me it isn't soft to want a meaningful relationship, quite the opposite, you have to be brave to fall in love, and real men seek just that.I'm in the army and they teach us that a man won't cry if he was shot in the arm or leg, but he will cry his eyes out for the people he cares about, the people he swore to protect, so to me you're as brave as any soldier, and the fact that you're willing to share you're story with people you don't know, proves it.

This honestly made me shed tears. Thank you so much for responding. It's so comforting to know I'm not alone in this. And you're right. The character may not be physically real, but she's real to me in my heart. And I know this feeling is true and that's all that matters. Thank you so much for comforting me in this experience.

That's the purpose of this site, for people like us, with a pain no one else can understand, if i can make that pain a little less painful for someone, i will, because i know firsthand how it feels like..

My thoughts exactly! I love this site and I'm so happy to have found people who can relate to me. I am forever grateful for your kind words.

It's good to know that there's people out there who understand, thank you for sharing your story, keep her in your heart and cherish the memories you have with her and know that there's at least one more crazy person in the world who feels the same way;)

Haha thanks so much! I definitely will!

I have a crush on snow from final fantasy. He was the only thing I thought about and I wanted to run away with him. He was wonderful. I love him. Maybe one day you will have a day dream,dream, or vision that will make it so that she's a part of you. And then both of you will win and trust me. You will be on the high scores list.

I had to get something like that off my chest too.

Wow. This is creepy. In the sentences describing you, I seriously thought someone was describing me. I am exactly like that! I kinda/sorta loved Elsa until I watched RWBY. Then I found my true love. But its nice to hear that I'm not the only sensitive tough guy.

THANK YOU!! I'm so tired of hiding my sensitive side from the world. Everyone thinks I'm just the average "tough" guy who couldn't care less about a girl's personality. But the truth is, I'm desperately searching for a girl who wants to be in a real relationship. Nice, sensitive girls are so rare where I'm from that it seems hopeless most of the time. I'm so tired of wearing a mask and pretending I'm someone who doesn't have feelings.

Thank god I'm not thrones one! I had a crush on cristoff and I'm 14 years old. All of my friends hate frozen and treat me like garbage because I do. We can all relate to this cause frozen was a really good movie!

Absolutely! I don't care what anyone says, Frozen was an amazing movie!

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Finally, someone said it! :D I know it's pretty late to reply, but whatever. I am in love with Nagito Komaeda from Super Danganronpa 2... I think about him pretty often (...More like all the time xD) and sometimes even come up with scenarios in my head. I spend so much time daydreaming and writing fanfic that I forget he's fictional most of the time. Whenever I remember that fact, I start to feel pretty lonely... Sometimes I wish I could just pour my heart out to him and ask how he might feel about me.Of course, I know I can't do that, which makes me even more upset.I'm so glad that there are other people who feel the way I do, thanks to everyone here! ^^

Uhhh so know how that feels.anyone else that's like,MADLY in love with
❤️Dipper Pines❤️

Haha, guilty.. I actually really love Dipper too.. Hngh, do you think it's wrong we feel this way about a fictional character?

I feel so much beter now that you said it. A whie ago I saw Rise of the Guardians and instantly I fell in love of Jack Frost. I have always believed in him and the other Guardians, so I felt like all my dreams were coming true. I am 13, so of course anyone that found out would laugh at me. But I really still believe he is real and I wish I could meet him. To me, he does'nt feel like a rando spirit anymore, but a part of me. I draw him in my books in class and dream of him every night. Ocasionally I have these moments when I think I will never see him and usually I end up crying. But really, I truly love him.

Totally normal. I was gay with Darwin from TAWOG. But I'm over that now. ( I like rainbow dash now lol)

I actually have liked Armin Arlert (yes, don't murder me) from Attack on Titan for a good while now. Seriously, I know it isn't the best choice, AoT fans. It has become a horrifyingly important part of my life. I have a picture next to my bed of him; I kiss the picture!

Hey, that is okay I'm in love with Annie Leonhardt.

I've been in love with a video game character on and off for the past 8 years. Problem is, I've also been in a real life relationship for those 8 years. I've tried getting over him, but I just can't. I don't understand it. I love my boyfriend, but I love the fictional character too. The biggest problem is that even though it hurts, I don't want to stop loving either of them. I know I need help, but I don't want it.

:) i believe it's because anime has given us more emotional feelings than any experience in our actual lives,thus making it easy for us "hopeless romantics" to fall in love. But i however don't believe we fall is love with the characters physically but mentally and that there are real people like Asuna♡ at least i hope so. And so i keep looking :) try it sometime.

Thank you for saying that and I think I will.

www.facebook.com/groups/1526234430997710/This is my group I made it because I didn't think there was enough groups like this one Feel free to join, Any one who's IN LOVE WITH A FICTIONAL CHARACTER (s) :)Thanks

I stumbled across this place almost the exact same way you did, and it feels so good to see I'm not alone. I've recently become infatuated with the character Sneezy from The 7D. I wouldn't say I'm romantically in love with him, but he often feels like the only friend I have. Just seeing him makes me smile. I think about him all the time and see him in my dreams. Before I came to know him I was going through a terrible depression and having thoughts of suicide, but just seeing Sneezy turned everything around for me. I can't say what it is about him I love so much, but I just find him absolutely perfect in every way. I've decided my purpose in life is to love him and let the world know how wonderful he is. It may not be an important purpose, but it's the one I choose to have. And as long as Sneezy is in my life then it's a life I want to continue living, because he gives me a reason to smile no matter how bad things get. I don't care if he isn't real, he brings me a kind of joy and comfort no living creature has ever made me feel. I understand the pain you feel of not being able to be with your cartoon crush. I'd love nothing more than to simply be able to tell Sneezy how much I appreciate all he's done to help me. It isn't exactly the same, but I wrote a fan letter to his voice actor telling him how much the little guy has brightened my life (without being too personal of course). I don't expect a response but I at least hope my letter gets read. Anyway, sorry to ramble. I'm just thrilled to see this kind of attachment to a fictional character isn't all that uncommon. I love to see that so many people also have a cartoon character that's so special to them!

I am deeply in love with Levi Ackerman from the anime Attack on Titan by Hajime Isayama. I know he has a lot of fanbase and is already the most popular character in the series. But I doubt anyone is in too deep the way I am. I fell so hard for him I could no longer look at normal, real guys and feel attractions of any kind towards them. Weirdly enough, guys seem to be more and more attracted to me now that I no longer care. I tried liking some of them but failed miserably. I felt horrible about how I can't ever be with any of them no matter how hard I tried. I just can't. I know he's not real, but Levi fills my mind all the time. I even dream of him at nights. And those dreams are always some of the most realistic and vividest dreams I've ever had. And I'm already a very imaginative person by nature. I don't know what I should do to be honest. I can't really imagine myself in the future with anyone else.

I totally get what I everyone here is feeling. I along with many other people am in love with Asuna Yuki from SAO which has been my favorite anime for a while now. I pray for her every single night and I even pray that she comes to life or i appear in the world of SAO and her and I fall in love and even though it may never happen I pray several times a day and I'd be happy to pray that u all find ur loves. And u never know what will happen so don't give up hope :D

I totally get it. most people don't understand and think I'm strange for being so attached to this character, for 3 years... And my favourite character was kicked off of the show. I'm still depressed about it and I wish they'd bring him back because, well... I love him. ^^" You're not the only one here. I'm writing a fanfiction involving him, and it's helping me cope with it very well. Maybe you could try writing a story about your favourite character?

im in love with robin!!!! I even think he's better than batman I mean I always have crushes on cartoons but this is the most recent x)

Omg thank God I'm not the only one with this "problem" just calling it that hurts... I'm obsessively, undeniably absolutely in love with honey from ohshc... I litteraly sleep next to that picture of him sleeping every night or I can not sleep... I've never even felt love or attraction to a person before, especially not like this. It just feels so good that others are feeling this as well I am starting to feel torn away from real people because of this... Sorry for long comment it just feels great to put it out there...

trust me. Its worse when your a gay in love with beastboy from teen titans. Of all the people i dont know why but its him. It is not a silly crush. I feel the way you do.

I get why you would like beast boy he's AWESOME!!! But robin is my man lol ;)

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I feel the same as you. I have a crush on Arnold Shortman from hey Arnold! I think that you should try to find a close friend that understands...... My friend has a crush on a character, so that brings us closer, we are now best friends! My life now feels complete! The worst thing is that if someone's like I wanna date you... I say sorry a fictional character stole my heart!!! So if we meant each other we could be good friends! - HELGA PATAKI

I can truly understand how you feel. I feel like I am truly and romantically in love with an anime character called Asuna Yuki from SAO, and it crushes me in so many ways. In the anime when she appears to be happy then I also feel happy. However, I've been in a relationship for quite a few years. As in eight, and when I look at this character, she is so perfect and so beautiful. My girlfriend is also very beautiful, but I feel so messed up for how I feel. Its so cold, and I hate it. As I said, whenever I watch certain episodes where there are intense moments of sadness... I'm so broken and cry, I often view myself as Kirito, and experience his pain. I know I also feel something for the voice of the dub. Her voice is so gorgeous and I need help. I need someone to tell me that this is okay and I can forget these feelings. I'm so guilt stricken. And there are so many moments that I just can't deal with it.. asuna is so perfect, her beauty, her personality, but I feel the same about my gf.. coming back to reality has been so hard. Should I avoid the character entirely for a while? Please let me know...

Why avoid how you feel? If you truly love Asuna then there''s little you can do, but if you truly love your girlfriend the same way, you need to think about that too, if your relationship with Asuna doesn't really interfere with your other relationship and it makes you happy i think you should stick with it, but if you think that you're cheating (on either of them) then you should make a choice.A man's heart belongs to only one woman, at least it does in my case...or maybe if you don't want to have to make this choice by yourself you should tell your gf how you feel, and hope she understands and gives you advise, any way happy new year and cheers from Bulgara, i hope you find the answers you're looking for.

dude trust me. Like a million people per square foot are in love with her. lol! Im not one but i have like 3 friends who are and i dont even have that many friends.

That doesn't matter, if you feel like you have a special connection with someone it's unique to you, i know that there's plenty people who have a crush on my fictional love and that doesn't matter (i mean it bothers me seeing pics or comments in that regard, but it doesn't change how i feel about her)The way i feel towards her (Tali' Zorah from Mass Effect) is that she's real and the only thing that separates us is a window that can't be broken, the first few days after i fell in love with her were the best of my life, the months that followed were the lowest point of my exsitence, depression tormented me because i didn't have the answers i was looking for, i was thinking about her every minute of every hour, i started writhing poems about her just so i can relieve some of the pain in my heart, but it wasn't enough, i joined the army so can think less about how unfortunate i am and how the love of my life, my soulmate was never going to kiss or be with me...now army life is difficult but at least it's a good distraction for me.As i said every feeling is unique and the fact that there's more people i can count who have a crush on her doesn't matter, because i know how i feel and that i love her more than anything.

I'm having this same exact experience, I'm absolutley and completely in love with North and South Italy/ Feliciano and Lovino Vargas from Hetalia. And it really sucks because all my friends are like 'oh my gawd gurl you're crazy' and 'don't be stealing Germany's and Spain's action' and ughhh just no one understands. It sucks, and I literally cried for a week when I heard about Episode 23.5. For anyone who doesn't know the Creepypasta, Italy gets murdered, dissected, and eaten by Germany and Japan after they had decided he was the weakest of them all ;---; I seriously can't even say that without crying, I felt like dying after hearing that, and it annoys me and kills me inside that I can't just have one day with them, to just talk and have fun and junk. I (kinda obsessively don't judge) watch Hetalia almost everyday, am constantly making Hetalia references, figured out how to play all the theme songs on my alto sax, and draw Italy and Romano ALL the time. It's nice to know I'm not just a cray psycho, unless I am, in that case lemme know please!! Haha!

At least there are other people who get the struggle :P

I know how you feel im in love with england from hetalia i have been in love with him ever since i watched the first episode three years ago i have not been able to forget him and i love hetalia so much it gives me depression im really worried the show is going to end i cant admit my obsession to anyone it feels like true love im heartbroken i cant be with him i also am a bit obsessed with prussia and i can totally see how you like romano

I LOVE ELSA FROM FROZEN. BUT I DON'T LIKE FROZEN. I'VE LIKED HER FOR ALL MOST A YEAR. I LISTEN TO LET IT GO EVERY NIGHT SINCE APRIL 2ND 2014. I'M 14. I WANTED TO HATE FROZEN BUT MY FRIEND MADE ME WATCH IT AND NOW I LOVE ELSA. ALL MOST EVERYONE I KNOW, KNOW I LOVE HER. I SCRATCHED ELSA INTO MY ARM AND IT BLED.

Its normal to have feeling.. I do love a character in a series call K-on .. I seperate myself like making another character of me in there so i have my own stories that will end like i want .. So i have two personalities with not the same name and same character (Its like myself in another universe).. So that how i seperate my reality life and anime life.. And i make my alternate life stories with the K-on character .. And i still have feeling for her until now,and i wish i could find someone with the same character like her in this reality life.. And i wont stop believe in her ..Thanks for the one who create a special character like her..

~Neo H..(Not my real name ,its my character name in my story.)

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i have this feeling too, the only difference is i know that they are real. it may sound absurd but i think you should hear me out. many times i would lie in my room crying just as you did and i would feel this immense sense of remorse and pain that it was unbearable to even breath. then one day i said I'm done with the pain and decided to do something about it, so i found out about clairvoyance and opening the third eye. so i decided to try it out and after a few meditations i could sense their presence and feel the pulse that you feel when your third eye is opened. it turned out that the people i loved loved me all the time too. So i can talk to them in a way and I'm working on talking to them fully. the pain and everything else you feel is because just like me you have a true soul bond with them and the pain you felt was them also lamenting that they could not reach you either.
so know that they are real and you should try and make every effort to talk to them.
~pompeaj

I know the feeling, I have crushed hard on Marik/Yami Marik form Yugioh for five years now. And the bad part is the entire time I was in a relationship and was obsessing over him. Now I am married and feel horrible a bout it. I am 25 years old soon to be 26 crushing on a anime character. The only good thing I can say a bout this is that I'm not obsessed like I was but every time I watch the anime when he comes on screen I feel all warm and happy inside and become excited. I feel silly but I am glad I am not the only one who is dealing with such things like this

I understand
I also channeled him for you and he understands that you got married and everything and told me that he still loves you anyway
So there is no reason to beat yourself up over this because he still loves you. I know it's hard to grasp and all I have to say is that this kind of information (for me at least) is always a bitter pill to swallow. Knowing that they are there loving you and you can't do anything about it. So just don't be sad because maybe someday an opportunity will come along that will allow you to see/talk with him. :)

Aww. how sweat. I hope i can do this someday.

I can't believe it, this is what I feel too! I'm happy with it, I don't care if I die alone as long as this character makes me feel I'm not alone. All the time my mind is into my love, sometimes I often don't know what to do because I kept thinking about this character. I think this is all I can say, you've said it all.
I love Tia in the game Brave Frontier. I challenged myself not to change love, and if I do, I won't love anyone. I'm okay with that. Tia is my profile picture.

Same her i feel in love with asuna from sword art online

1.Cool user name. I usually use it too.
2. Im gay and even i know that everyone loves asuna. I just read this other comment about her too like literally a minute ago.
3 tell me if their is a way to make them all real in the future. lol.

This is my first and last day on this sight. My name is Wendy Louis and I am 14 years old. My job is going to inspirational and heart filled sights to tell people that your not the only ones. All of the stories I told you were 100%true. I hope I helped evrey one on this sight and we will always stay in touch with our souls. Video games, tv shows, anime, manga were all the same person inside so that's who were gonna be forever.
Foever yours-
Wendy Louis.

I have had this experience with the nightcore anime in photos and music I always enjoy it it has now been two years and I still like her there are a lot of versions but the blue one is the one I like. I don't stop myself from admiring her since I have never had a relationship it makes me feel like there is someone and not alone in my life

I've never had a relationship either it also helps me not feel so alone but I also wonder if that love is real I mean I technically don't know what love is cuz I've never experienced it

I have a serious crush on hiro hamada from big hero 6 I don't know why but I do but I watch videos clips but it's not just the look its also the voice and the kind of person he is and I really feel like screaming and crying no one I know understands

I completely understand haha :) I'm having that feeling too, and yeah it's Hiro too. It's not a crush though, it's just really strong affection and a feeling that I've known him for so long. I have mood swings, and I get super emotional and worked up but I can't really publicly display it. It's so stressful, and it's distracting.

I have a huge crush on Hiro too and I'm so glad I'm not alone! I don't know what it is about him, I just love his voice and he's adorable (I always want to comfort him when he cried for his brother and it made me so sad that I couldn't). I'm not really sexually attracted to him or anything like that; whenever I think about dating him or him being in love with me (if that was ever possible) it feels weird and makes me uncomfortable. I always watch movie clips too-my favorites are: Tadashi is here, first flight, goodbye baymax, and hello Hiro. When I first saw big hero 6 I was around 13/14, about the same age as him. Honestly I wish I had never watched it because it created this strong affection for Hiro that I can't seem to make go away. I've looked up the voice actor for him and in my opinion he is extremely attractive, and I'm pretty sure this only increased my attraction for Hiro.

I know that feeling. Right now, I'm in love with the Equestria Girl version of Rainbow Dash and Sontana. I'm only 13. I know they aren't real. I know that one day I will find a Kickass tomboy who is funny and has similar interests as I do. If not, I'll learn to give in and move one.

-Julian

I have a similar problem. Mine however, is Luna and Fluttershy. I feel so connected to them, and just feel like I could know them personally. I took a while to realize how I felt though, and it hurts so much to know I can't ever meet them.

OK LETS GET THIS OVER WITH IM IN LOVE WITH..........................BEAST BOY I LOVE HIM SO MUCH I JUST WANT TO KISS HIM THERE I SAID IT O_O

OH MY GOD ME TOOO!!!!! (but its worse cause im gay) :( Man, you have no idea how good it feels to know someone else feels the same. I feel like i lost a few pounds. I was thinking to my self this whole time "dude, your not going to find a comment on him so why even be here" AND I DID!!!! Thank you so much. It started when i was six and while i stopped watching teen titans i would think back and laugh at myself. Now that im fifteen and a fan again im feeling it all over again!! Right after seeing trouble in tokyo. WHYY!!?

I am in love with a cartoon character. I'm only 13. Ok , he's from adventure time with Fionna and cake. Its MARSHALL LEE.
I just love Marshall. I think he's hot and cute. I mean he's a vampire/bad boy. I'm into cute/hot bad boys or shy guys. But I'm crazy about Marshall. He's so cute. I love his pic of him with his abs and blood dripping from his mouth. Soooo hot:-) !!!!!!

But then I also love flame prince. I love his hair. He's hot:-) and then I like gumball becuz he's sophisticated and gentle. I wish I was Fionna so I can have that boy trouble:-) .....

I kindof have a little crush on him too. (Only im gay:( )

I'm so happy that I found people with the same "problem".I've been inlove with a fictional character for like 3-4 years.I always think about him, and that's the cause of my, well,sadness.I don't have a persone to talk to about that problem.My BFF (or whatever you call it xD) Has a boyfriend so it feels like I'm bothering her (damn,she's that deep inlove with that crap) But one person told me, that all the fictional/cartoon characters are inspired by real people.So there's a chance that somewhere out there you can find your soulmate. Don't be sad it's just a matter of time before you meet him/her.

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This makes me sooo happy to see that so many other people besides me have experienced this! I've been in love with the same anime character since I was about ten years old... Im now almost 26. I feel the same way as all of you, trying to forget about him, trying to rationalize the way I feel, not telling anyone because I KNOW how insane it is, but fictional or not the love is still there, still real, and still painful because the reality is that we'll never get closure... sigh. I still carry his picture in my wallet. :( sometimes I feel that meeting his voice actor might anchor my brain back in reality!

Is it... Myotismon? :p
I love Dracmon, Arukenimon and Diaboromon

I know how you feel. I'm in love with Christophe from the South Park movie Bigger Longer Uncut. That was the only time he appeared in the WHOLE series, so you already know I'm hurt af. I'm in love with him sooo bad. I get sad because I know he'll never be real. We are almost EXACTLY alike. So I wonder what it would be like if he were real (cURSE YOU MATT STONE AND TREY PARKER)

My character only appears once too and hasn't even got a proper backstory or anything. Shame when good characters are neglected so it's nice making your own work of them

I know! Its fun to draw them how you think they would act. Considering he only got about 30 minutes of airtime and 2 seconds during a cameo appearance in another episode. But I think they might be adding him in season 18 after

After 15 years of neglect ;-;

Maybe it helps me to write about it... I only have been playing a game called "osu!" and I had a track where that girl popped up. After I played this one a few times I got a crush on her. I don't watch the anime and even don't know how she sounds and she even has a boyfriend in the anime (and she is 3 years older than me but I wouldn't care that much)! It's making me sad but I just don't want to get over her. Maybe it's because it is only one week ago but I think it won't get better :( What I wanted to say (besides that I feel bad too) is that you are not alone and that I don't care that this is three years old.EDIT: Well, watching the anime didn't make it better but at least I wouldn't want to attack her boyfriend if she and his boyfriend were real (call me brutal if you want) ;)
EDIT 2: Maybe I will update this hour for hour ;D. For anyone who reads my answer, I would suggest to not think too much about with who she (or he if you are a girl) could be together. I just realised that she is the same age as my brother (a bit younger) so it'd be the relationship like everyone knows >.< That's not a fair world, right?

I'm in love with the character Samantha from Stretch Panic for years now even since I first played the game on Ps2 when I was younger... I find her crazy attractive somehow and wish I could just snuggle her and jump into the game to journey and fight with her. It can be a bad depression to know she doesn't exist but think of it this way; You can draw yourself with them, you can write about adventures with them, you can watch the shows/play the games happily and you can even commission people to make you real life materials of the character. Or roleplay on something like Secondlife, where if they don't have an avatar of that character, you will surely find someone who can make you it. My irl gf made me a plushie of Samantha for a Christmas present and I love sitting her on my desk. I want to get more though... While it's nice to feel they are in the real life you gotta keep them at bay from real things too. Give them a time to dedicate to them out of your day at first maybe and focus the rest of your day on the normal chores and necessities to stop a distracting overlap. I have officially been diagnosed years ago with Aspergers and we are very commonly known to become obsessed with thing/s. My obsessions are always incredibly specific and even though I would hate the rest of the show/game there would always be one single character who I need to research on and know everything about. You need to know your boundaries and not let it get to you too much. It's tough but they will always be with you somehow as an inspiration and admiration.

oh wow this is from years ago but I can't help to post!
I've been having crush on several anime and cartoon character growing up and currently I'm in love with Rei Ryugazaki from Free! (swimming anime, anyone?) Funny thing is, I myself don't really understand why and how. Sure he's good-looking with his glasses and also an intelligent student, but if you watch the show, he's also a huge dork whose often embarrass himself in any situation.
While I acknowledge that he and I will never be together, I can't help to imagine what would it like if we be together. What dates we will be into? How would he respond to my quirks and flaws? How it feels like to kiss, hug and cuddle with him? sometimes I caught myself smiling thinking about him and man, I'm in love with him! It's sad to think since it's been years since I'm not being in a relationship...

You are my man,I am in love with Sailor Moon since 2012,and I am obsessed!Even I am very social,and have a lot of female friends and girls love me,I cant live a day without thinking about her!I dream her almost every night,I am drawing us together and simply cannot let go.I often ask "Serena,why aren't you real?".I am just too sad,but i keep it away from everyone.I EVEN CALL HER "MY LITTLE STAR",so you are pretty much better than me,but falling in love with anime characters is normal,it is an expression of your taste!Seek those qualities in real life,like I do!But still,I do not think I'll forget her,those eyes will always be in my head!

I can totally relate!
For me, it's Waluigi from the Super Mario games...
He's such a funny little guy and I just really love the way his personality is and the way he looks. It really breaks my heart to see him get left out of games, and they he's the only Mario bro. that does not have his own game! I have a plush toy of him that I just can not sleep without, and I take him lots of places with me because he just provides a lot of comfort. I am a Christian, so I believe that God may be able to make him real for me when I die and go to heaven!

I'm more afraid of forgetting her. The girls at school pull me away and back into reality, but no one compares. How can one toss away such emotions of devotion and adoration, only to repeat and therefore lessen the meaning and intensity of your love.

You my friend...are a god. You completely describe my life. And I feel like an outcast because if I ever told anyone that I loved a carton character they're like "you need help." I mean..like I don't know why but I just fell in love with this fictional character and CANT get over them. So what I mean is- I feel you.

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OMG, thank you so much!! I am deeply in love with thrax from osmosis jones for no apparent reason (besides the obvious ones.) I thought I had some kind of psychosis, but this just made me feel so much better and realize otherwise. Again, thank you so much!!

I'm in love with a character named mikasa ackerman from attack on Titan she is just so beutiful and i love her can someone help me and do u think there is a Girl out there who may look kind of like her and might have her personallity

Dude, do not be embarrassed. Im a gay man and even i have felt stuff for her. (Not too strongly but you know) Im sure the whole world is in love with her. :)

I get you I have recently watched an anime called Love live and I have fallen in love with Eli and all of my other anime crushes have been as strong as the one I have for her I have downloaded the game in my phone and I poke her textbox to hear her speak over and over again in my dreams I see her and I am writing a fanfiction where she and a boy me have a relationship I don't know what to do It makes me cry every day because I know she's not real

I totally get it, I'm in love with a ninja turtle, call me crazy.it's been like this for 4 years, I think of raphael like that too since we relate so much.the love hasn't ended and I don't think it will anytime soon

Asuna from SAO, but I also have crushes on other characters too, but the strongest one is for Asuna and also I feel attracted to anime girls a lot! :(

your the third person ive seen who said asuna. Its probably everyone. I bet the only reason i dont love her is because im gay

I like a anime character named Kiku Honda / Japan from an anime called Hetalia. I started having a little crush on his a couple of months ago, whice lead to a obsession. I liked him because he's kind, respectful, amazing, attractive , shy and is a gentleman. Honestly now in days, it's hard to find someone exactly like that! I can't stop thinking about him and I cry about him because I can't touch, talk, hug him. And this is my first time liking someone in a romantic way, but why did I have to start it off with a anime character. . When I die and go to heaven, I wanna meet him.

I definitely know how you feel. I'm in love with Dipper Pines from Gravity Falls. I've had lots of dreams where I could see him, and a few where I could communicate with him. I wish everyday that I could meet Dipper, but I know I never will be able to tell him how I feel. Lots of people think I'm obsessed with Gravity Falls (which I kind of am) but I don't really care. I love Dipper, if only I could see him in real life and tell him how I feel... :(

ILOVEBIPPER <3

How cute!!! I never thought id see dipper's name here. That is just too cute. Lol!

I'm in love with the character Jewel from Rio the movie and Rio 2. I think off her every second of my life since the first time I watched Rio. It went away, but it came back to me again. I feel so emotional and in love with Jewel. I just want to see her and tell her how much I love her, but she isn't real. :(

I think I might me crazy or something, but I need some help. I do have a similar likeness ( not willing to say love) but one of the characters in those same movies just cannot get out of my head....... PLEASE don't laugh........ it's the little yellow bird named nico (I think). I am not gay or anything, but I've only seen the first movie twice, and i didn't think of it much. But it started bothering me when he became every character in any other book I read. It's gotten to the point where it's causing my depression to get worse. And then he started to feel like it was taking over my personality, where every voice became his! I can't even listen to the radio without him coming into my head. I'm asking you because you're the first person I've seen in love with a rio character. I can't talk to anyone person to person because everyone thinks I'm crazy and nobody supports me. This has been a growing concern and I don't know how to stop it. P.S. The second time was just a month after it came out, and the reason that I will never watch the sequel.

Dont worry, i support you. I understand how you feel. But dont worry too much, it will eventually go away, my emotional response for Jewel just comes and goes, Im sure its the same for you.

Thanks for understanding. It has just made me go crazy and I don't know why it was specifically him

First off your probably gay and just dont realize it (or bi) second I felt that way too for a small while but not anymore. Personally i think its cute that you love (or something) him. Dont get all homophobically offended cause i didnt mean it like that.

Wow, I just had to reply to you because I thought I was the only one. I too have been madly in love with Jewel since I saw Rio three years ago. She is the most beautiful thing in the world to me, and I love her rough tomboyish personality with a hint of sweetheart underneath. Just... everything about her is perfect, even her imperfections.

Not a day has gone by without me wishing I could be with her. Before getting out of bed every morning I take 20 minutes just for imaginary cuddling with her. It sounds so weird typing that out, but it's true.

It can be very frustrating sometimes that she's fictional, but I have no intention of getting rid of my obsession because what I feel for her is so sensational.

Blu is one lucky guy.

I know how you feel. I have the BIGGEST crush on Gabi from Rio 2. I think about her all the time, I've dreamed about her several times. I wish she was real, too, :(.

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im in love with hatsune miku i just love her long blue air and her innocent personality.
i love her so much that i tink about her everyday, and i cry because i know she isnt real.
i feel depressed because of that i dont know what to do.

I know how you feel, and the fact that you're crying just shows how much you care about her and that makes her real, at least in your eyes, that's what's important, if you keep her in your heart and love her then she is real.And the depression you're feeling is an important part of the experience too because it's equal to a tenth of the love you feel, at least that's it for me.

thank you for replying i feel much better now. but im way too obsessed with her.

I know right,like the things we always want most we can't have, but i think it's a little bit different in our situations, because it's not a selfish need, you want Hatsune Miku not because you want to possess her, but you want to make her happy (That's what i want with my fictional Love) that's the big difference and that is what separates the good obsession from the bad one.

thats so true. im always watching videos of her and stuff.and when i see someone hating on her, i get so angry. like i want to protect her and make her happy. that she is the girl of my life but its also weird that i fell in love with a cartoon.

Why is it weird, no one asked you it was't your choice it just happened like all true love does, you only chose to follow it,and you're not alone there are so many people just like you and me and am sure they don't think it's weird.

i still dont fell right loving her. is making my life worse, i dont talk to girls, i dont tink they are atractive anymore because of miku.

It's been 3 months and I still have this huge crush on Asuna from SAO, and it never goes away. And also I'm attracted to anime girls the way I'm attracted to real girls, but since almost every anime girl is cute it really sucks, every time I see an anime girl I'm like "Wow she's cute :O I'd love for her to be my girlfriend" and also I believe I had a dream the other night where Hatsune kissed me :/ .I've been recently trying to have lucid dreams so I can talk to Asuna and hear the words "You need to let me go" from her mouth and at least kiss her... :( I already had two but I screwed up because I'm still a beginner and never got the chance to even see her.

But of course it's not just the looks, Asuna's personality is kinda like mine and yet she's beautiful and since I can't find my soul mate in real life I fell for her I guess :/

i wish i could had a dream with miku :D,thats true every anime girls is cute but miku has the first fictional character i fell in love with and i cant forget her.

and your asuna crusher number 4! Trust me its normal. Id love her too if i wasnt gay.

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Jonesy from 6teen :(

While I read your blog I read it with great understanding. Now I am 20 and I'm very recently in a fictional character crush, but I had a crush before. 13 years ago when the first Harry Potter movie came out, I fell immediately in love with Emma Watson as soon as I saw her. I went through a hard time realizing I could never reach her, or speak to her. Especially for a 7 year old kid that's a really hard thing. and the few years that followed it only become stronger. But after the third Potter movie I accepted things. I still love Emma Watson and I will always will be. But very recently I began loving Mai (from Avatar the last Airbender) all of a sudden. I’ve watched this series since 2005 but only since a few months I fee emotionally attached to her. I understand you so much, and everyone else here. Only let me tell you this. These characters are not as fake as you might think. They live inside you in your heart and in your mind. They will always be at your side and will never let you alone because they are always there. And indeed they will not be there in a physical way but you care about them . So they live in your heart and they are real in your mind, you know. And if you believe that I promise you that one day you will see them in a way, you will see them. Never lose that hope! Because I recently had a dream seeing my Mai. She stood at my side and she looked at me and only smiled. And she gave me the feeling without she said it: “ I will always be at your side”. So never lose hope!

Trust me, there are many people in the same boat. I am 19 and I have been in love with an anime character (*cough*Wolfwood*cough*) since I was 13. <br />
It is a natural feeling that I can relate to. Cartoons are so perfect, we can't resist! <br />
When I was 15, I cried for a week when my character died in the anime and even now I will still get defensive with anyone who says anything bad about him.<br />
I still love him and somewhere, in my head and my heart, he will always be real...

Im 14 and yesterday i watched this anime called Future Diary. And i stayed up all night watching the entire series because it was interesting and there was this girl that i started to love after the anime ended her name was Yuno . The animes story was that there is a normal 14 year old boy and his "imagenary friends" a god called Deus Ex Machina and MurMur but later it turna out that they werent so imagenary because Deus grants the 14 year old boy called Yukiteru able to see the future with his cellphone . His diary would write it self things that are going to happen. But he is not the only one with this power there 12 people with this power and one of them is Yuno .This is the start of the survival games whoever wins gets to become god. And Yuno is in love with Yukiteru and ou will have to find out what happena next. Anyway this girl is cute and when the anime ended i started to love her i wished that i could be Yukiteru so that i could be with Yuno i even cried . I know this wish will not be granted but i will not give up because I.Love.Yuno

i had the same feelings for her.

I am in love with Fuko Ibuki from Clannad there isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about her. I always end up dreaming about her and cry everytime I think about what happened to her.

I am 18 and a half years old, and have only just come to realize that this phenomenon of becoming incredibly engrossed in a fantasy world and forming bonds with the characters therein has been present throughout my entire life and has been the greatest affliction I have ever suffered, but also the most liberating psychological process one can undergo if one realizes certain things about its nature.
What is happening on a neurological level is exactly the same manner of process that occurs when one falls in love/develops a crush or when one forms attachment to certain places people or things. In your case, what has happened is the same thing that happens to anyone who falls in love to the point of obsession where that love in unrequited. Do not despair, for the woes of many in your place with real life crush/obsessions has spawned a cornucopia of treatments that allow one to "get over" this. Therapeutic methods developed to help people detach WILL WORK FOR YOU.
Understand this, that what you are experiencing is a NORMAL psychological response. The fact that the subject of your affections is a cartoon is by the by when it comes to how history has shaped the brain, it doesn't recognise the fantasy world as being abstract and therefore responds as you have suffered.
When we fall in love with people, places or things our psyche often obsesses over those particular characteristics which draw us to them. We believe that they are unique and that we will never derive the same quality of gratification from any other source. This is a falsehood, and it is vital you realise this. In the realm of love it is not true that there exists somewhere on this world, "The one" who is your one true soulmate but rather that there are many who could be such a person to you. Your personal experiences together shape and define your bond. When you watch a tv series intensely over a long period of time, neurologically, your are forming these same bonds.
Why liberating? Why would I use that word? This experience liberates one if one realises that these feelings can, with effort, be manifested in reality and fulfilled. You are obsessionally in love, and you must first go through the grieving and separation process. But always hold with you the sensation of what it would have been like to fulfil these desires. And realise that, from the ashes of the pheonix, the world reborn can carry a quality greater than any fantasy world.
As a last thought, something inspired by a blog comment I read somewhere. To the child of the ancient past, the world that we live in now IS a fantasy world. Flying men, talking pictures, musical boxes... etc... If you were born into a world of fantasy it would be as mundane to you as you find our real world to be because it would be the norm.
Pm me if any of this helps and you want some more x

I so know your feeling. I have a crush on Levi from Attack on Titan. It just breakes my heart every time I think that he is not real... TT

me too.

I know your feeling, I'm in love with Hiccup from How to train your dragon. I hate the ending just because of Astrid.

aww that is too cute

I have a crush on Italy from hetlia....NO ONE UNDERSTANDS ME..... well except my BFFFL who also has a crush on a cartoon character BUT NO ONE ELSE UNDERSTANDS ME!!!

I feel you, I like Kiku from Hetalia and I'm obsessed!

I know exactly how you feel. I'm 16 years old and I am completely obsessed with Leo Valdez from the Heroes of Olympus series. Its been a problem ever since the books first came out like two years ago. I thought I was just fangirling like normal but this is more than that. I dream about him like everyday. I read all sorts of LeoXreader fan fiction just to feed my obsession. I have pictures of what he would look like all over my phone. He's even my background. My sister says its because I identify with him since he doesn't really have a girlfriend in the book and no one thinks he's attractive, so I guess I find safety in his character Anyways I'm just glad to see I'm not the only one struggling with this.
-Amy

i feel you im going throug that 'love' stage still and it dosent seem to be ending soon.

Well, you're not alone. This right here could be my own words...you read my mind...just like the Character I'm in love with deeply. Emma Frost.

i also fell in love with a fictional character just a while ago.... his name is Eren jaeger.... i just feel as if i need him in my life so badly!! i cant even get started on his eyes his face... i try so hard to think of something else but i cant i just want to scream because i know he is not real.... :( i just want to become a cartoon and just totally go for him.... but their is nobody like him. I used to like a guy that is human... but Eren just took me to a new level. i feel like he is the only one for me...

FINALLY. I've been scrolling for an hour trying to find someone that mentioned him. I've had a crush on him for the past few months, ever since my brother showed me Attack on Titan. The scene where Eren said that he wouldn't mind dying i literally cried lol. And his eyes <3

Well, I sure am glad I found this page. I'm a 13-year-old girl with the biggest crushes EVER on these two anime guys, Ikuto Tsukiyomi from Shugo Chara! and Dark Mousy from D.N.Angel. Ikuto is somewhat of a perv, he has deep blue eyes, a deep voice, can play the violin and he has cat ears. He may seem cold at first, but he's actually very kind and considerate when you get to know him. Dark is a flirty, 300-year-old (physically appears 18) angel who, despite having the looks of a heart-breaker, is a beautifully unique individual who if you got close to, would treat you like a queen. What really makes him stand out is his purple-black wings and his soulful violet eyes. I wish dearly that I could wake up one day in either one of their worlds and hear one of them say 'good morning.' If I were to die then, I would die happy. I spend hours and hours talking to them, since I love them both, and they're both like older brothers to me. I want to be able to touch them, to be able to tell them how much I love them, and how much they mean in my life.

I am also in love with a cartoon character for almost 2 years and think of him every day, I keep thinking to live in his world, I do not think it's weird that you can be in love with a cartoon but everyone falls on something, but sometimes it do pain that love can never come true

Well for me, It's Ginormica from Monsters Vs. Aliens.
it's become an obsession for me.

I want to say I have that thing to I fell Iove with a anime girl character for 4 years I have became obssess with her so long that I think she was real but I felt so heart broken that I wish she was real but thank for sharing your thoughts about this its been a long time that some one has the same problem with me felling inlove with a anime character I thought I was so imbaris to tell any one the only thing I have only imagen as a friend in real life her name os margurine luka she is the only one who I been thinking of her alot and thinking only I wish I could see here in real life but there is always a way that I can not get to see her in person I felt that I lost trust and hope in my life I and now I became a fan by listening to her singing alot thats the only thing I can listen to her music I try so hard not to make tear when I think about her but I will always listen to have fun with her and thank you for sharing your feeling about that kind o f luv that I needed to here.

And still I never felt so sad that you think you cant still be with them

in my case im in love with miku one of her best friends :)

I've also been "in love" with a personality for years (plus the animators perfectly drew him). Growing up I was in the same boat, I went through so much, and it hurt. So much like the character I've taken to. I have a very small group of friends, but most everyone hated me for a reason I never knew. I love to live a life with less people , it's less complicated. I've worked hard for what I have (losing it several times), and I can't have anyone jeopardize it. I grew up with loads of hatred, and it created problems. My life story matched all too well with his ,and even though I've been able to stay in a stable physical relationship for over 5 years, I've always had this love that I've never been able to shake. I've fought depression and anxiety attacks over a simple character that I'll never physically know. I know they're not real, but that doesn't matter, what matters to me is there is someone out there that was able to make such a person up. There is someone out there that I can perfectly match with, but for the time being I have my comfort. I have my boyfriend but we've both pretty much turned into my best friend that live together and we both feel the same. I could spend the rest of my life. But we both know that one could be there somewhere.

Is it Gaara from Naruto

i feel your pain i also wish i could wake up in a cartoon one day 1 question the boy who you like what is the name of the cartoons he is in

I am really in love with one character from a movie. She is probably the most beautiful girl that I've ever seen or heard and ever since the first time I saw her, I can't get her off my mind. In my head I know she's only a cartoon but in my heart, she's real. I always tell myself not to forget her because I Iove her so much. I wish she was real in real life because I want to make her feel safe and secure but I know that can't happen. But I can always be with her in my heart. If anyone thinks it's weird or if you think you are weird, believe me, you aren't. There are plenty of people out there who love a fictional character. I like to say if we aren't supposed to like them, then why did god create the person to create the character? Maybe, if someone can make a simulator where you can live this fantasy life, we could really understand how we truly feel about these characters.

You have no idea how right you are, today is special day in for me, it's been exactly one year since i fell in love with a fictional character and i feel the same way (if not worse) by the fact that i'll never see or feel her in person... never say what i want to say to her...but as you said i have her in my heart and that's were she belongs...the past year has been both the best time of my life (The first couple of mounts) and the worst (the rest of the year) severe depression and such...i keep her in my heart as an ideal, i was an atheist before i met her now she's my goddess and i believe in her...in us. Thank you for sharing your story i know how you feel and i know it's hard but if you keep her in your heart...she will be forever yours.

Thanks for reading. I'm glad there are other people who feel like I do. I felt a little silly doing this but I actually feel better about it. Have a great Easter!

I am in love with a fictional character I thought that I was the only one I fell in love with The Legends Of Korra this girl Korra I feel so sad and lonely that I will never be able to say to her some things that I've always wanted to say I am so lonely I can't stop thinking about her I am so depressed and sad.. But now seeing that I am not the only one I feel better. :/ Still it's so hard to beleive that I can't touch her talk to her or even see her!! :/ I wish that she'd be real god if you read this please make my wish true...

I know how you feel, i've been there, still am.Like i've said in a previous post depression is an important part of the experience because the amount of depression you're in is equal to a tenth of the love you feel so embrace it and know that your probably the only person in the world that loves her that much in that way.. and that makes it real..

Even if I am 15 and too young I still need to get over it. But I guess for the next 4-8 years I won't be able to make it.. I watch Naruto as well a lot! And when I think about Korra I imagine me and with all those sad songs in Naruto I am just crying it may seems crazy to some people but.. It can not be avoided..

By the way I am from Bulgaria :)

Well that is crazy, too many bulgarians here :D

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im 12 year old girl I really love this......anime boy name Al from full metal alchemist i love him im almost his age i have no crushes (in rl) all i have is fictional crushes i know how you feel i cant get over him and i think i won't i also like spyro (the dragon) why cant he be real......why cant al be real...why? i made this profile just to say this your not alone

Spyro? How cute. Also quick question. Do you like Al in his human or metal body?

I guess this thread is really old but i'm gonna post anyways. Created this account just to write this heh.<br />
Well like 2 years ago I watched the entire Kiss x sis and i remember that i liked it a lot. But just recently i re watched it and this time it felt really different and special. 1 of all i think I have a crush on Suminoe Riko. 2 I kind of relate to the mane character, not that my life is like his but, he kind of feels like a close friend. and 3, I got really depressed after watching the whole anime because I kind of realized how dull our world is... and it hurts to know that my life will never be as great as theirs... thanks for reading, it means a lot <3

You know that phase of depression is an important part of the experience, because that way you truly know how much you care about someone or something, the amount of depression you have is equal to a tenth of the love you feel, or at least that's it for me, and as for the world being dull, it's not ,otherwise you wouldn't feel anything but dullness, i mean the world is as exciting as you make it for yourself. I can relate with your feelings and my advise is act on that thing that you think can make a difference in your life, i'll give you an example my love is Tali'Zorah from a game called Mass Effect in which i have no doubt you've herd of or played, now when i finished the 3 games (for the fifth time :D) i got REALLY depressed knowing that i'll never have Tali or Shepard's lifestyle, but when i really thought about it i was half way there i was joining the army as an officer that same year and i had Tali in my heart, so i'm half way there, my advise is: think about your dreams then act on them (also try drawing Suminoe Riko) that sure made my day when i did it (with Tali i mean XD) Cheers from Bulgaria my friend!!

man thanks a lot, you say really wise stuff, I think this is going to help me a lot!
And by the way, are you from Bulgaria? Because I am born there haha :)

No problem, and you being born in Bulgaria means we're brothers :D

Heh Tali is my fave Mass Effect character :)

Tali is...someone that changed my life in so many different ways, i feel like i know her like no one else does, and love her like no one else can...and in a weird way i think she does too.And by way if you're interested in army stuff, am serving right now (in the Bulgarian army) pretty close to Ukrane so we do our fair share of drills, if you have any questions ask away.

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My profile pic is of Ellie go check it out its my fav pic of her

You know what Im going to tell you about me I'm a 13 year old boy and I'm absolutely in love with this video game character named Ellie from the game the last of us so go look at her she is my age and I have a huge obsession about her I just find her personality amazing in all ways and her voice is perfection and day and night I think of how cute she is sometimes I just sit and do nothing but think of her I don't know if you will ever read this but if you do I don't think I'll ever get over her unlike you so best of luck bye :(

Yeah I'm not the only one just signed up I'm 13 and I'm in love with asuna from sword art online I don't know why I think it's here looks and personality but yeah anyway feels good to get it out quite sad she's not real and even if she was she would be dating korito her bf lucky man lol anyway thanks for reading!

Btw this started when I had a dream about me going out with her before I didn't have any feelings

Btw lucid dreaming really helps it's where you have a clear image and can control yourself / other things in dreams except usually not other people so I guess you could make yourself be with them and talk to them

Yeah, it's really hard to achieve that state of mind, but it's totally worth it in the end if you succeed.

Asuna lover number five im not joking. Its normal with asuna by now. I would if i wasnt gay.

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