What is anime?
The word anime — pronounced “ah-knee-may” — is an abbreviation of the word animation. In Japan, the is a word often used to refer to all animation. Though, outside of Japan, it has become the catch-all term for animation from Japan.
Can you really dream about anime?
Even though Anime is hand-drawn and computer animation it’s growing popularity has infiltrated the minds of many dreamers at night.
You might not think that dreaming of anime characters has any sort of meaning or value to the person, but this is farthest from the truth.
People who grew up watching these characters on T.V will often identify with particular traits whether unconscious or not. Dreaming of anime is not to far removed from dreaming of celebrities due to the fact that dreamer will try to project their weakness or strengths on them.
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Anime dream hidden meaning
The trick to find the meaning of your dream you will need to break down the specific characteristics of the anime character and what they mean to you. Simply by writing down their personality charactericts on a piece of paper you will notice that some of these traits they possess might be a part of you — or what you may need to acquire.
Anime dreams and psychological projection & archetypes
Psychological projection is the process of misinterpreting what is “inside” as coming from “outside”. It forms the basis of empathy by the projection of personal experiences to understand someone else’s subjective world.
Archetypes are universal, inborn models of people, behaviors, or personalities that play a role in influencing human behavior. Similar to archetypes of the Star Wars or The Lion King characters, anime can be viewed the same way.
In essence you will need to figure out if this so called “cartoon character” has traits you want to inherit within or reject that traits you are unable to identify with.
Dreaming of of fictional anime characters
So let’s say for example that you had a dream about an “Oujidere“, that implies a character who wants to be treated like a prince or a king by the person he loves, even if he is not actual royalty. Could this be a negative dream image related to your SHADOW, or if you are a female, it tells you what kind of guys you might be attracted too.
Perhaps you had a dream about a “Hinedere”, a representation of someone who has cynical world views, are cold-hearted, and are highly arrogant. They will get easily annoyed by other people, included the love interest at first.
The Genki Girl anime might appear in men’s dreams more than women often pointing to his anima or a fantasy—usually a schoolgirl, but not always— possessed of an over-abundance of energy, such that she runs everywhere (often with arms waving wildly or outstretched like airplane wings), speaks quickly (sometimes unintelligibly so), and always does everything fast, fast, fast
Common dreams about anime
Kissing an anime figure is quite common that represents unifying or integrating these hidden unconscious qualities into your life.
If you were creating an anime in your dream it means it brings more towards your creative side and hidden talents.
Many people online search for the meaning when you dream about your anime crush since it a common occurrence. Anime crushes in dreams can be as simple as a wishful fulfillment to something more complex relating to their inner energies to make them complete.
Similar to the YIN & YANG or what Jung called the anima for men or the animus for women; that emerges only to bridge these unconscious energies. Essentially the dreamer will try to incorporate these hidden qualities to find wholeness in their lives.