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May 22, 2012 2:53 PM

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Almost everyone I am friends with in school all like anime.
 
May 22, 2012 3:49 PM

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nope, more than often people know i watch anime.

 
May 22, 2012 8:21 PM
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I have a few coworkers that I talk about anime with frequently, and a couple of my close friends also enjoy talking anime from time to time. However I keep it to myself around my family and people I do not know really well.
 
May 23, 2012 5:57 AM

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It hasn't been long since I told my friend and she didn't really care. My brothers know it too but I don't think my mom knows though
 
May 23, 2012 12:12 PM

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I guess I kinda am. I live in a small town and I have yet to meet anyone who has any interest in anime. I don't have it listed as an interest in Facebook. When I talk about it with relatives I call it "my Japanese shows" :P
 
May 23, 2012 12:14 PM

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Its funny, that being an Asian-American, you're parents disapprove of anime and manga. I still sneak it like a boss though :D
 
May 23, 2012 12:18 PM

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Its funny, that being an Asian-American, you're parents disapprove of anime and manga. I still sneak it like a boss though :D


I don't even know of Asian parents that approve of their children watching anime. =/
 
May 23, 2012 12:20 PM

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The only person who knows I like anime and the like is my best friend. He's into it as well and we chat about it all the time. My parents don't know neither does my sister. I prefer it that way, they would think I'm weird for liking it. I keep all my anime stuff in my closet in a box.
 
May 23, 2012 1:12 PM

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My wife hates anime and thinks it's stupid (not all series but many of them)
but than I don't exactly understand that figures passion of her (and my attempt to mix Warhammer 40k and Precure were crushed) - we are kind of even

most of my friends know, some also watch or read
so no problem here, there is a lot other topics to talk about

and family - my sister likes, but she's more into ecchi stuff, which I don't like too much :D
 
May 23, 2012 2:01 PM

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Yep total closet watcher, my sister is the only one who knows.

But if someone brought up anime in a conversation, commenting that they liked it, I would be open about it.


Pretty much :p. It generally is looked down upon on school, they probably know only of pokémon. No offence, trainers.
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May 23, 2012 2:46 PM

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I won't mention it unless I'm asked.

Usually this. I don't have a problem telling anyone about it, but usually most of the people don't care so I don't feel the need to tell them either..
My parents know about it and some of my friends (who watch anime or read manga, too).
 
May 23, 2012 2:55 PM

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Im a closet watcher in real life because the majority of people i met that are anime watchers only watches dubs. And god knows that I don't like dubs.

Only my family and the interwebz knows.
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May 23, 2012 2:56 PM
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Some of my closest friends know, and ofc internet butt-buddies, but I don't go around telling about it.
My schoolmates don't know about it, and I probably won't tell them either.
Usually in Finland teenagers think anime is shit and only for children OR everyone that watches it faps to drawn little children, but meh, there will always be stereotypes.
I do have quite a few friends that watch anime though and they are "normal" otherwise
 
May 23, 2012 3:01 PM

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It's not like my daily clothes are cosplay, but I don't hide it from anyone, so one could probably guess it from seeing my anime desktop wallpaper and such. But 'tis not a problem, most of my friends... actually, most of the people I know watch anime, even if only casually.

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May 23, 2012 4:12 PM

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family...my little brother likes anime too. And my parents and sister at least tolerate my hobby....
Friends, they know I like anime. However, they're not big fans so we don't talk about anime much.
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May 23, 2012 4:55 PM

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Only my close friends know. Not even my family knows; I'm still a high schooler and they always think I'm "Facebooking", lol.

I don't really have a reason to hide my fandom; I went to an anime club meet once. It's just never really come up so I really never need to "hide" it. And I don't flaunt it around in public, apart from the occasional sly references that only other fans would get.
 
May 23, 2012 5:29 PM

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Most people around me knows because I'm the only one who love anime and I always bring an anime magazine, mangas anywhere, and I always draw anime in my class, it's hard for people around me not to notice me because I have unique interest (and also the only one), and most of them probably think I'm childish but I don't really mind...
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May 23, 2012 6:04 PM

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Not really. My whole family loves it, especially my mom, so on occasion we'll watch something together, or catch each other watching something; it's pretty cool. But to random people or classmates, they will know nothing unless they ask me.

A few of my friends know, and they think it's cool, but otherwise it's just another irrelevant detail about me.
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May 23, 2012 9:11 PM

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No, I don't care what other people think, also I've had a lot of people tell me I look like someone who likes anime. So I couldn't really hide it anyway xD
 
May 23, 2012 11:50 PM

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Let's see, not all my friends know i love anime and seems like they're not so concerned about my hobbies. So what's wrong? As long as they don't care, why should i hide it?
 
May 23, 2012 11:57 PM

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I treat it the same as all of my other interests. I don't meet people and say 'I love soccer!' anymore than I would say 'I love anime!', but if it is brought up or I can easily bring it up in relation to something, I will.

same here. i don't talk about anime unless someone brings it up.
 
May 25, 2012 1:10 AM

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Nope, people generally know I do watch anime.
 
May 25, 2012 2:16 AM
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nope.. i watch ecchi, i watch shoujo, i watch anime. and i brag about it..
 
May 26, 2012 6:51 AM

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lol i just post shit on facebook that im watching anime, i really dont give a damn if someone knows im watching it, i like watching it so i just watch it. i just do what i want to do most of the time.
 
May 26, 2012 6:56 AM

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Yes :D
I mostly watch it when I'm alone
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May 26, 2012 7:07 AM

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Nope, but from where I come from (Singapore), I might as well be one. Most of the people here just watch shounen stupidity. Narutards, One Piece, Bleach. You've heard of them. They find stuff like Clannad and ef stupid.
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May 26, 2012 9:17 AM

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Depending on what kind of friends you have they won't care. Personally though I'm a closet anime watcher I'm not ashamed of it or anything but I guess I'm just a person you'd least expect to watch anime xD. Btw this topic reminds me of the anime Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu lol
 
May 26, 2012 9:39 AM

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Nope, but from where I come from (Singapore), I might as well be one. Most of the people here just watch shounen stupidity. Narutards, One Piece, Bleach. You've heard of them. They find stuff like Clannad and ef stupid.


Since I see you loved ef. memories, you should watch True Tears.
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That's what I do too! Except for the last part....
 
Jul 25, 2013 8:07 PM
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I am....No one knows and I am constantly minimizing the tabs on my laptop...
I want to talk to other closet fans!
 
Jul 25, 2013 8:09 PM

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No, all of my friends and family know I watch anime.
 
Jul 25, 2013 8:12 PM

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Kind of, I won't deny it....but I don't go out of my way to tell people.
 
Jul 25, 2013 8:14 PM
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Jul 25, 2013 8:21 PM

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Everyone around me knows I'm obsessed with anime. It doesn't bother me at all. I wear anime t shirts to school quite often. I'll even read manga at school regardless of what anyone thinks.
 
Jul 25, 2013 8:23 PM

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Nope. All of my friends know that I love manga c:
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Jul 25, 2013 8:23 PM

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I am sure that everyone around me aware I watch anime. In school everyone has a laptop and we have to have a case around it. I have a transparent one and I put an anime drawing on it. My skype picture is anime, my facebook cover is anime. So I guess I am no an anime closest watch since I make it very explicit but I don't talk to others about anime unless I know they watch it.
 
Jul 25, 2013 8:30 PM

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I'm not. My family knows, my friends know, well the ones that watch anime too, cause if they don't then they don't ask about it or don't care.
 
Jul 25, 2013 8:36 PM

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duckuroo said:
Everyone around me knows I'm obsessed with anime. It doesn't bother me at all. I wear anime t shirts to school quite often. I'll even read manga at school regardless of what anyone thinks.

Oh, so you're that type of person
Pretty much, I usually have it on my binder and stuff.
 
Jul 25, 2013 8:37 PM

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No. Pretty much anyone that I speak to on a regular basis is aware of the fact that I watch anime.
I'm also filled with pure-hearted ulterior motives.

 
Jul 26, 2013 1:29 AM

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All my friends know I'm a anime fan.
 
Jul 26, 2013 2:12 AM

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Obviously I wouldn't go out of my way to let people know I watch it, but if it comes up, then of course I'd talk about it. You wouldn't think I'm the type to enjoy anime but I'm yet to get shit for it. I was laughing at an ep of GTO and my Uncle said "I don't know how you can find that Tom and Jerry shit so funny". Closest thing to criticism I've received haha.
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Jul 26, 2013 7:12 AM
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Everyone around me knows I'm obsessed with anime. It doesn't bother me at all. I wear anime t shirts to school quite often. I'll even read manga at school regardless of what anyone thinks.

This post also describes me as well!
 
Jul 26, 2013 7:20 AM
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Yeah, only two people are aware of this.
 
Jul 26, 2013 7:26 AM

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Oh shit, you guys know I watch anime?

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Jul 26, 2013 7:32 AM

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Nope, all of my friends, family and everybody at work or in class knows.
 
Jul 26, 2013 7:55 AM

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Most of the people I've met know that I'm an anime fan, so no.
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Oct 12, 2016 9:45 AM
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Ok so what would I be if I take pride in watching anime but I can't be open about it with like people in my family but I can with my friends. Like my mom told me I shouldn't watch anime when I was already watching anime and I was like horrified but I told her oh I would never watch anime which killed me in the inside and if I told my cousins who tell there mom all my secrets who then tells my mom so of that made sense to anyone does this make me a closet anime watcher or no??!?!
 
Oct 12, 2016 9:57 AM

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I don't hide it, but at the same time I don't openly go around with a giant banner saying "I LOVE ANIME!"

If someone asks if I watch it, or if someone happens to bring it up then yeah I'll tell them. No reason for me to hide it. Otherwise I don't really say anything about it.

My parents used to be a bit negative on it, but after awhile they just kind of forgot about it. I mean I'm not going to continuously keep on pausing, and quickly minimizing every time I hear a footstep. That would be annoying, so I just let them know, and it all just blew over. Friends could care less, or watch it themselves so I'm pretty much good in every aspect.


I know right.

I don't get either extreme. What's the point of getting anime merch and announcing it to the whole world? Honestly feels like a waste of money and irregularly labeling yourself for no reason.

Being shy and completely hiding it makes no sense either. It's your hobby. If people judge you because of it, then the faults with them not you.
 
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