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Apr 2, 2016 8:07 PM

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moodie said:
Because weirdo children ruin it. FFS otakus in japan are cooler than american anime fans.


This.


When people run around in public places like schools and down the street dressed in an uchiha shirt and headband, you don't want to be associated with that.

I personally don't care and will tell people if they ask, since I break all these stereotypes, but I might just say "cartoons" because its a pain to have to explain what "anime" is to someone who doesn't know.
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i have palpable amounts of salt for FO4.
It's like a clown put on my dead dad's clothes and is running around my house going "LOOK I'M YOUR DAD, ISN'T THIS FUN?!?!"

 
Apr 3, 2016 6:37 AM

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Bobby2Hands said:
coz chinees cartoons iz 4 looser faggits now gimme yo lunch mony nerd

P-please s-stop
I-I'm gonna cry ;_;
 
Apr 3, 2016 6:43 AM

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I come from a place where anime is steadily becoming more and more prominent in people's lives.
So everyone tends to ignore is social stigma.
Cuz the nerds in my school are proud to be nerds.

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Apr 3, 2016 2:03 PM
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People think that all anime fans are sexual predators that sit around all day watching tentacle hentai just because of the minority that are into that weird shit. They fail to understand how most people dont fall under that stereotype. Yes its partially our fault for giving a bad image of the medium but i really think that people should keep an open mind and stop generalizing.
 
Apr 3, 2016 4:26 PM
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For one it draws a fanbase of really young people and kids pretty much insecure about everything, it's in their nature.

On the other hand alot of mainstream anime is really shitty, so it's really easy for anyone who doesn't like it to find reasons among those other crap shows and not believe you when you insist that some of it is better. Like similar things tend to happen among videogames and American comics, but you'll never hear someone go "IMMANUEL KANT 4 LYFE FUCK THE HATERS" because there's no need for someone to be defensive among mediums that are more socially accepted and have better quality control.

Like, if you say you read alot of books, nobody's gonna give you funny looks because they think you mean Twilight (unless you live in a small town, and people will give you funny looks because stupid people find books weird).
 
Apr 3, 2016 4:34 PM
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So far I haven't met anyone who has been ashamed of enjoying anime. In fact, I have met many people of all ages and those you wouldn't suspect who are avid fans of the genre/culture. I am not ashamed of liking it and if they have a problem with it, then that's their issue not mines. My parents love basketball, but I could care less about it but I dont make them feel about it. We all have our interests and there is nothing wrong it. As long as you're not hurting anyone, then who cares?
 
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I wouldn't tell someone i just met that i like anime, but if someone ask me i would say yes without hesitate. The thing is, i don't considere myself as an "otaku", i only like manga and anime and that's all. And it's not like anime is everything in my life, i'm interested in other things too.
But when you tell people who don't like anime that you like it, they immediately call you "otaku" or tell you other shit like "Why do you like cartoons? So immature".
It piss me off, man. Why people think that to watch anime is stupid or weird, but to be fucking obsessed with football or TV' shows is not? I really don't get it.
That's why i prefer to talk about anime with people that like anime too.
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Apr 3, 2016 4:45 PM

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Because they don't like new things which speaks volumes about older anime fans and the social stigma that comes with them.
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Apr 3, 2016 4:46 PM
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Gazettu said:
I wouldn't tell someone i just met that i like anime, but if someone ask me i would say yes without hesitate. The thing is, i don't considere myself as an "otaku", i only like manga and anime and that's all. And it's not like anime is everything in my life, i'm interested in other things too.
But when you tell people who don't like anime that you like it, they immediately call you "otaku" or tell you other shit like "Why do you like cartoons? So immature".
It piss me off, man. Why people think that to watch anime is stupid or weird, but to be fucking obsessed with football or TV' shows is not? I really don't get it.
That's why i prefer to talk about anime with people that like anime too.


I dont immediately tell people I'm into anime too, until I really get to know them. I'm a very private and quiet person. I don't share everything about me the first time i meet someone. People have their misconceived notions about a lot of things in life. They just don't understand.
 
Apr 3, 2016 4:51 PM

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Many reasons. Maybe they are not insecure but they don't really feel like sharing that they like it. Of course, there are those that don't talk about it due to the stigma against it but not everyone gives a shit about it.
 
Apr 3, 2016 4:54 PM

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To be honest, I agree with most of the people here. It's basically for a social stigma that a lot of people pretend to not be anime fan, or simply don't say it. For me it wasn't a problem because I was already bullied because I'm overweight, so to be honest being or not a fan of anime/manga didn't make a difference to me. But I deeply think that anyone wants to be accepted and there are some of us who prefer try to act in the way people want us to act, instead of trying to be yourself. And while I think it's wrong, I don't feel like I can judge anyone for that. We try on our own to be a part of the society, because we long for each other and if you feel that this hobby can be a "problem" in your own process to make friends, well, no one has the right to say that it's wrong, even tho I think that the only way to be completely accepted is to show your true colors, people who bully you or lable you for what you like don't even deserve to be your friends in the first place. But I think it's also because sometimes family don't accept it? I heard of a lot of guys who had to hide it because families thought it was wrong, and shameful. My family never understood it but never stopped me, I guess there are a lot of reasons :|

I apologize for any mistake, english isn't my first language.
 
Apr 3, 2016 6:09 PM

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I do not elaborate on anime with my friends as they'll view it as nothing but a cartoon that is designed for kids.
For that reason, I do not initiate in enlightening one that isn't willing to be open minded; it would be a waste of time otherwise.

All of my friends are aware that I watch anime, and social stigmas haven't affected me in any way; in fact, I've forced a few of my friends to watch death note, and they became quite addicted to it for a couple of episodes.
However, they were not interested enough to continue watching 'anime'.

Additionally, many compare anime to what they've experienced thus far, such as Pokemon, Gigimom, or other forms of animes that were strictly aimed at children.

My group of friends range from A* grade students to delinquents; I have never associated myself with those that watch anime, as we do not share similarities in other fields other than having one interest - for that reason, I have in my years of watching anime never discussed it with anyone.
 
Apr 3, 2016 6:18 PM
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Weirdly enough, the type of people that are vocal about their love of anime are exactly the kind that closet fans don't wanna be seen as
 
Apr 3, 2016 8:03 PM

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Honestly it's because whenever anime is mentioned outside of an anime forum it'll be because people are laughing at how so-and-so wore this cosplay to school. This guy brought all his lolicon figures and hangs them around his neck! Oh look at this guy, he's wearing a ninja headband in public and running all over the place.

Stuff like that is what people see on the internet. So yeah, it's very easy to get embarrassed when only a minority of the people who share your interest are crazy about it. Only that minority of people are insane weaboos, but it only takes a couple to ruin an image.
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Apr 4, 2016 12:39 AM

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weebs have ruined anime's reputation for us all in the eyes of nonanime fans


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Apr 4, 2016 3:01 AM
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Insecure about anime. I grew up watching the stuff, I was wearing DBZ shirts while kids were wearing spiderman costumes or power rangers. These kids had no idea how ahead of the times I was.
 
Apr 4, 2016 3:15 AM

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Because it's "cartoon" as in, drawn, not real people. So most of the people immediately assume that it's just like those Disney/Pixar/whatever movies. And so, Anime is instantly rejected by the majority and that's just sad. They don't even give it a chance. Well, at least that's what I've heard from most people I know.
 
Apr 4, 2016 5:33 AM

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Because they are confused with cartoon shows for little kids.
 
Apr 4, 2016 5:40 AM

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I know what you mean, but for some reason, I feel bad whenever I openly admit what fandoms I'm in.
 
Apr 4, 2016 6:53 AM

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Honestly, I think people are like that because others view it as something strange, uncommon, boring or even something like porn. So I guess they're afraid of being judged for it.
 
Apr 4, 2016 8:12 AM

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It's less about people being insecure about watching anime than it is about teenagers in high school that are insecure about it, since high school mentality is pretty much about absolute conformity and wanting to be accepted by others at all costs, and failing to do so is usually met with ridicule and some degree of ostracize. In the adult world, people are far too self-indulged and self-absorbed to give a shit about your taste in media. Most of the people just ask about these things because they want to talk about it rather than hear what other people have to think. Most of the time when you talk to people about popular television shows, it becomes apparent that they're hardly listening to what you have to say and just want to wait for their queue to say what they think while brushing over what you just said. That's why I go to the forums or websites like this where I might be able to find a few people I can respect and am willing to listen to their opinions.

I'm actually glad I found the Simul Watch Club, even though I only watched one episode of the show I was invited to talk about, because it gives me a place to be able to discuss ongoing series for the spring season.
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Apr 4, 2016 8:30 AM

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Because you are all hentai watching, lolicons.
 
Apr 4, 2016 8:39 AM

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Because the stereotype is, like a lot of other "nerd" hobbies, that anime is something that only socially awkward losers watch because they can't fit in with the "real world".

Of course, that idea is pretty stupid as many hardcore otaku I know are able to take care of themselves. But the idea of the neckbeard and the weeaboo is incredibly persistent.
 
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Gazettu said:
I wouldn't tell someone i just met that i like anime, but if someone ask me i would say yes without hesitate. The thing is, i don't considere myself as an "otaku", i only like manga and anime and that's all. And it's not like anime is everything in my life, i'm interested in other things too.
But when you tell people who don't like anime that you like it, they immediately call you "otaku" or tell you other shit like "Why do you like cartoons? So immature".
It piss me off, man. Why people think that to watch anime is stupid or weird, but to be fucking obsessed with football or TV' shows is not? I really don't get it.
That's why i prefer to talk about anime with people that like anime too.

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