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Mar 10, 2014 6:47 PM
 
Mar 10, 2014 6:50 PM

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ive never specifically went out of my way to get someone into anime but i have recommended anime to people that were curious as to what it is or if they are new
Just because you know how to use a torrent does not give you the god given right to pirate.

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Mar 10, 2014 6:58 PM

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I have but so many people see it as childish and don't understand what anime really is, so you cant even attempt to! but one or two people have watched some anime i recommended to them
 
Mar 10, 2014 7:36 PM
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I got my friend to watch Elfen Lied for the first time last year and she cried like a little bitch and it was a joyous moment. Now she secretly likes anime.
 
Mar 10, 2014 7:49 PM

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I introduced my 3 year old sister to Adventure Time. Does that count?
Dubs>subs.
Breaking Bad>Anime
Comic books>manga
99% of Anime is Garbage
 
Mar 10, 2014 8:40 PM
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Earwen said:
Hulmy said:

It happens. I told my friend to watch an ecchi and he hasn't spoken a word to me since.

Does this really surprise you?


It does considering the fact that we were friends for 6-7 years...
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Mar 10, 2014 8:44 PM

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^ Ouch
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Mar 10, 2014 8:47 PM

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I'd never do something so heartless.
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Mar 10, 2014 8:48 PM

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YUP. My best friend.
 
Mar 10, 2014 8:51 PM

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everyone in my friend list i introduced anime to. each one was different.. i either showed death note, FMAB or ouran high school host club and then they started asking for more
 
Mar 10, 2014 9:29 PM
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Yeah, I've told a few people, but none ended up keeping it as a hobby. They'd just watch the one show I recommend, tell me how good it was, then never watch anything else.

At least I tried.
 
Mar 11, 2014 2:35 AM

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MrAwesome2014 said:
No, i don't like to ''force'' someone to one of my hobbies. Unless they ask ofc.


Its not like forcing. Maby just ask him if he wanted to watch something with you. Normally its fun for both.
 
Mar 11, 2014 3:08 AM

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I tried once, failed miserably.
 
Mar 11, 2014 3:13 AM

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Tried to introduce my dog to anime, didn't work he found it to be lame.
 
Mar 11, 2014 3:20 AM
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I introduced my best friend to anime, he was really into pokemon so I told him he might enjoy the anime. He then saw me watching code geass and started watching it with me. Since then he has really been addicted.
 
Mar 11, 2014 3:32 AM

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Tried too introduce anime to 3 people

First:showed him one piece, somehow turned him into someone who absolutely loves echii harems(how that makes sense ill never know)
Second:showed him soul eater, he actually became a devoted fan towards that anime and still watches anime himself today.
third: showed him multiple anime found it to be all shit, insulting stuff (and this is what i showed him)like one piece,elfen lied, and fmab, and then he and the first fell in love with hotd saying its better then others :P.

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Second now has an account on MAL and is attempting to use regularly.
Third, me and the second are attempting to get him to like it again so we both recommended soul eater,monster and bleach(well the first 50 episodes of bleach anyway :P) and he states he'll watch it.Doubt it though.
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Mar 11, 2014 3:49 AM

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Recently. One of my friends caught his eyes on a sickly laughing Sonozaki on my droid, so I introduced him to Higurashi (and he yet has to see it). Other than that, I used to recommend against watching anime.
 
Mar 11, 2014 5:23 AM

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Indeed I have. Just one friend to whom I've introduced a select few of my favourites and they were very much enjoyed! (Said friend is usually very receptive to my fandom influences anyway)
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Mar 11, 2014 5:26 AM

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Well, I haven't introduced anybody as far as I can remember, but I got a friend of mine more into it. He had watched stuff like Dragon Ball Z and Studio Ghibli films before however.


 
Mar 11, 2014 5:49 AM

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Haven't introduced someone yet who had no prior knowledge of anime beforehand, but I did help another friend find some more anime next to all the mainstream series he was watching. He was amazed when I showed him other anime than Bleach, One Piece, Naruto and Soul Eater lol.
 
Mar 11, 2014 6:19 AM

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Now that I think about it in middle school I did talk about Death Note with a girl. But she didn't watch it then.
I saw her twitter the other day. She had an Elfen Lied avatar.
I'm sorry.
 
Mar 11, 2014 12:57 PM

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Never. People thinks first to Naruto and laughs. L.O.L.
 
Mar 11, 2014 1:00 PM
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Never. People thinks first to Naruto and laughs. L.O.L.

Show them Death Note --> Problem solved.
 
Mar 11, 2014 1:03 PM

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I've introduced two friends to it, both by getting them to watch Death Note.
"Find the twinkle in your smile, chase it on til' morning."
 
 
Mar 11, 2014 1:08 PM

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I DID try introducing some anime such as Sword Art Online to people I know.

Then they would go "that's about high school children!" and then they would use the P-word.

So at the moment, I am a closet otaku. I don't even talk to people about anime in real life unless I see something obvious that identify them as fellow otaku.

The strange thing is... some of those people who attacked me had no problem watching shows such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which was set in a high school...

What I want to tell them is: HEY! It's not my fault those stories were set in high school! If SAO were about adults playing the game, like in Log Horizon, I would still watch it you know!
 
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YorozuyaGinSan said:
cabacc2 said:
bepo said:
Never. People thinks first to Naruto and laughs. L.O.L.

Show them Death Note --> Problem solved.
Death Note is actually more popular in America than Naruto from the people I've talked to.
there is a difference between popular and known.

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I DID try introducing some anime such as Sword Art Online to people I know.

Then they would go "that's about high school children!" and then they would use the P-word.


then show them Another.
or show them Hellsing Ultimate
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Mar 11, 2014 3:19 PM

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or show them Hellsing Ultimate


No offense (and I really, truly mean it) to Hellsing Ultimate fans, since by what I can tell it's a fun romp, but that's probably one of the last series I'd show to someone if I was trying to convince them to take anime seriously considering it's about godmode Alucard fighting Nazi vampires and bulletproof priests with machetes.
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Mar 11, 2014 4:12 PM

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This one time at band camp...

Honestly, the only person that I've introduced to anime and that liked it was my younger sister. This was mostly through Miyazaki films and some other famous movies. She's not super into it, but has watched some famous romance and SOL series along with the better movies.

My other friends, definitely not. The closest was that I introduced them all to Archer right when it first came out. We were hung over and I forced them to marathon all of season 1. They were instantly hooked.
 
Mar 11, 2014 4:34 PM
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I tried...
I made a 16-bit Sega Genesisr remix of Baccano's OP here:
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Please check out my Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsej4tgCoXDgVH3J7M3NMgw
I do 8-bit remixes, 16-bit remixes, and orchestrations of video game and anime soundtracks. Please like, comment, and subscribe!

 
Mar 11, 2014 4:38 PM

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My cousin showed me anime. I showed anime to a friend. Not much other than that.
 
Mar 11, 2014 11:37 PM

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My brother and my cousins
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Mar 12, 2014 10:35 AM

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I've not necessarily introduced anime to them, most people that don't watch anime still watched DBZ and Pokemon back in the day. However, I did get many of my friends interested by showing them Death Note and Steins;Gate. Black Lagoon and Hellsing are easy options for getting people interested as well.
 
Mar 12, 2014 11:19 AM

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Personally I use either Bebop or Samurai Champloo to introduce friends to anime. Bebop has not failed me even once at impressing someone.
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Mar 12, 2014 11:32 AM

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No never tried, but partly because in my original language there aren't so many animes translated, and friends who know well english are absent.
 
Mar 13, 2014 3:07 PM

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I tried...


And what happened?
 
Mar 13, 2014 10:00 PM

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My sister, though she can be very picky.
My best friend, many times but she says that its fake people so she doesnt understand how anime moments can actually make you cry (K-drama fan =.=). So she just doesn't like it...
 
Mar 13, 2014 10:02 PM

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No, they are close-minded to the topic -_____-
 
Mar 16, 2014 5:03 AM
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I introduced my little brother to anime through Naruto. It took a while to convince him to watch it but now he loves it. I've also introduced another friend to anime through school rumble but I'm not sure if he still watches it.
 
Mar 16, 2014 5:11 AM

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I tried to introduce (AnoHana) but they stopped me halfway, I cant even finish my sentence... "Hey guys you wanna watch --" .. "NAH thats corny!"

 
Mar 19, 2014 4:33 PM

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I'd say yes but wasn't the right direction cause i started with ecchi
Well you get to see that reaction when first time someone see anime oppai cause they will never stop commenting about them
 
Mar 19, 2014 4:50 PM

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Only a few.
 
Mar 20, 2014 1:57 AM

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I got my girlfriend into anime a while ago, she's crazy now
 
Mar 20, 2014 1:59 AM

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A buddy of mine who DESPISES anime says his girlfriend would make him watch shit like Bible Black & La blue girl.
Dubs>subs.
Breaking Bad>Anime
Comic books>manga
99% of Anime is Garbage
 
Mar 20, 2014 2:00 AM

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I got my girlfriend into anime a while ago, she's crazy now

Did you make her watch Mirai Nikki?
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Idc if you think its weird, I have a life and friends and an income of money.

 
Mar 20, 2014 2:03 AM

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School Days, i'd say.
 
Mar 20, 2014 2:17 AM

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i try to intoduce my brother in the animes because i think that he is stupid to miss this amazing show ! . But it's hard because he think the animes are for kids .... But i not lose hope . I really think that people who do not watch animes are missing something in their lives

My friend irl Zozoba introduced me in animes 2 years ago and i am grateful to him .
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Mar 20, 2014 12:37 PM

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When I "try" to introduce an anime to someone they just say that I am weird that watch "cartoons". LOL
 
Mar 20, 2014 5:33 PM

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Only when asked, I would recommend them something of their interests.
 
 
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