In my case, my foray into philosophy has significantly changed my mental functioning, it feels like it has restructured my entire perception of the world.
It made me less of a nihilist and gave me a set of moral values. The important part is that those values were not instilled to me by authority (in form of social narrative or religion), but were arrived at through by thought.>>14524
Yes, it would seem like it. But virtue and anti-virtue, beauty and anti-beauty are both results of abstractions of the neutral reality, the difference is in the way they do it - whether the result is resonant or discordant.
Anime, in my view, is very much discordant. It's quite nihilistic, dishonest, manipulative, unintelligent and quite frankly lazy. Mostly because it is so commercialized, and because it is entertainment designed specifically to financially exploit mental retards. I can not watch your average seasonal anime without feeling insulted, because it is completely obvious that the author of the work is treating me like an idiot incapable of subtlety, and also wants me to buy merchandise.
Such attitude of contempt towards the audience rubs off on the anime fandom and their art as well. Anime art is never about painting a story of a character, their traits or their worlds. The entire design and presentation of a character / artwork is to either make me horny, trigger my cute response or just a juvenile attempt at being "cool". They are a set of abstrac symbols that hold no meaning behind them and represent nothing but themselves. And that's what makes them profoundly ugly. And that's the aspect of worldliness that I so hate. Anime is, quite literally, porn, regardless of how explicit it is: an attempt to pander to and stimulate the body, rather than the mind.
As for visual abstraction in general, yes, I am a fan, that's why I like manga, animation in general, and visual arts. Just not the products of the anime industry and the community surrounding it.