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May 18, 2012 9:08 AM

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If the person I'm talking to also likes anime, I'll openly talk about it.
Also, if someone asks me, I'll tell the truth.
Otherwise, I don't mention it.
 
May 18, 2012 9:12 AM

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I am kind of closet, but only because no one asks. It doesn't embarrass me, but in the same note, I don't actively run around and scream, "I love anime". Most of my close friends know, and my immediate family knows, but that's all I can think of.
Lemme smang it girl.
 
May 18, 2012 9:22 AM

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I was a closet watcher, but recently i found few friends in college with similar hobby,still i dont talk about it too much with my close because they dont like anime and often scold me much because i rarely pick up my phone when watching anime so that's basically the reason. lol

i am more open nowadays, at least brave enough to put my gintama avatar as wallpaper in my phone. haha

 
May 18, 2012 9:28 AM

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I guess so, since it's a lot of hassle dealing with uninitiated ones haha I should know I used to be one!
 
May 18, 2012 10:47 AM

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If people ask what my hobbies are, I'll tell them. I'm not embarrassed by them and I couldn't care less what others think of me. Either way I'm at the age where most people don't particularly care anyways. Everyone at my work is fine, but then again some of them watch anime and/or are extremely nerdy also. It's that sort of a job.
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May 18, 2012 11:27 AM

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Yes.
My family has responded negatively to this type of stuff in the past, so I keep it secret.
It would be too much effort to "make them see the light," so I just hide it.
They know that I fill up hard drives pretty fast, but they don't know why.
I can just imagine if they found out: I'd never hear the end of how I "waste my life away on that rubbish."

I've shared anime with a few school friends long ago when I was first getting into it, but that's as far as it goes.
If they had to see my anime list now, they'd probably be very shocked.
Even though it's nothing compared to some of you guys here, I'm quite confident that no-one that I've met in person can even come close.


dude thats sooooo harsh i used to say up when i was at high school till like 1-2 just to see the next ep of fist of the north star and my mum was always telling me off when i was tried in the moorings for school my parents bort me up with the "each to there own" attitude i couldn't even begin to imagine how harsh it must be watching ur favoured show in secret like ur doing something wrong :/
 
May 18, 2012 12:11 PM
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In my family, only my cousin knows, and that's because he was talking about it a little so I started to talk back.
My mother found my manga, mixed in with the books on my shelf. When she asked why I had them, I simply said "Because I like them" and changed the subject. They have no clue I watch anime though. So yeah, unless circumstances call for it, I don't talk about it.
 
May 18, 2012 12:25 PM

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In my family, only my cousin knows, and that's because he was talking about it a little so I started to talk back.
My mother found my manga, mixed in with the books on my shelf. When she asked why I had them, I simply said "Because I like them" and changed the subject. They have no clue I watch anime though. So yeah, unless circumstances call for it, I don't talk about it.


.....just curious what manga was itue mum found???
 
May 18, 2012 1:00 PM
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.....just curious what manga was itue mum found???


Petshop of Horrors, and Someday's Dreamers. I am so glad I don't own Gantz. XD
 
May 18, 2012 1:06 PM

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Friends and family know I watch anime, though not to the extent that I do. I already get enough grief over it as is from my mother in law, and how I should be watching Desperate Housewives instead.
 
May 18, 2012 1:09 PM
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I don't go around telling people that I watch anime. If the subject is ever brought up I would never deny or be ashamed of admitting that I watch and enjoy anime. It's a part of who I am and I'm not afraid to show it.
 
May 18, 2012 2:59 PM

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Chantelli said:
Cyber_Poo said:


.....just curious what manga was itue mum found???


Petshop of Horrors, and Someday's Dreamers. I am so glad I don't own Gantz. XD


hahaha yh thats what i was thinking
 
May 18, 2012 3:13 PM

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Enjolras1830 said:
another one of these
i cannot be my true self around people cause im afraid what they will think of me thread

it bugs me

you shouldn't get mad about that; it's a pretty stereotyped hobby in america, and it's natural to care about what people think.

as for me, i probably wouldn't bring it up even if the topic arose, just because i don't feel like it's necessary to publicize my personal hobbies. plus, it is stereotyped, and a lot of the time the stereotypes are accurate so i tend to avoid discussing it. while a lot of my friends do know i like anime - they don't know i like it to the extent that i do.
 
May 18, 2012 4:01 PM

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nqthing said:
while a lot of my friends do know i like anime - they don't know i like it to the extent that i do.


I'm almost certain this is true for me too. Oh well, one of my good friends is moving in with me next year so she'll find out soon enough.
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May 18, 2012 4:23 PM

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Closeted - people don't really need to know I'm a huge hentai fan. My desktop wallpapers are really the only anime-related thing in my apartment for now.
*fap fap fap*
 
May 18, 2012 4:32 PM
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nqthing said:
Enjolras1830 said:
another one of these
i cannot be my true self around people cause im afraid what they will think of me thread

it bugs me

you shouldn't get mad about that; it's a pretty stereotyped hobby in america, and it's natural to care about what people think.

as for me, i probably wouldn't bring it up even if the topic arose, just because i don't feel like it's necessary to publicize my personal hobbies. plus, it is stereotyped, and a lot of the time the stereotypes are accurate so i tend to avoid discussing it. while a lot of my friends do know i like anime - they don't know i like it to the extent that i do.


i never said it ANGERS me i said it bugs me theres is a very distinct Difference with me
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May 18, 2012 4:44 PM

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My family and a few friends of mine know that I enjoy watching anime. Trying to recommend it to other people is a quite challenging task since the anime market in Sweden is tremendously low.
 
May 18, 2012 5:01 PM

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My mom and sister know, and most of my friends know. I would never bring it up in conversation though, same with video games. As far as everyone I'm not close with knows, I live only for sports.

"In both love and octopus-hunting, you have to take the initiative!" - Gintoki Sakata
 
May 18, 2012 6:09 PM

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No, because I'd have to go to considerable effort to hide my anime watching even if I wanted to. All my friends at uni know, after a while I've started showing them amusing or irritating bits, like the Kill Me Baby Op, just to annoy them.
 
May 18, 2012 6:17 PM

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To some extent, yeah. Some people know I like anime, but I never bring it up in conversations. In fact, I don't even like to talk about anime with other anime fans.
 
May 18, 2012 7:37 PM

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well its not really a secret but i don't tell everybody; people don't really care what i watch.
 
May 18, 2012 10:49 PM

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Noooope.

I don't bring it up around other people for no reason but if they ask me if I watch anime or something then I won't hesitate to say yes. It used to bother me before and I used to go to extreme lengths to hide it as a hobby, but after growing up a bit I realized that whatever random people think about my hobbies has no effect on them or me as a person. They are free to think whatever they want and I'll continue to enjoy my Chinese girl cartoons.

There's manga, posters, and figures in my room though so anybody that comes to my house would know instantly that I'm into anime.
 
May 19, 2012 1:29 AM

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A lot of these type of threads popping up recently. Almost as if watching anime is something you should be ashamed of. True I'm unlikely to bring it up in any casual/random conversation, but if I am confronted about my love of anime, I most likely won't deny it. People have to stand up for what they believe in regardless of how others may perceive them. That's a true man.
 
May 19, 2012 1:45 AM
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Everyone one of my friends watch anime, read manga, and collect various anime related things. And i gotta say were all extremely crazy. I love meeting new anime fan/friends, cus its so easy to get a long with them and its like I've know them my whole life :)
 
May 19, 2012 1:48 AM

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My closet is not big enough to sit in to watch anime, would be cosy though if I could.
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May 19, 2012 5:29 AM

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All of my family knows how much i love anime and some of my friends do too.
Although none of them likes it as much as i do, i have like 2 of all my friends who sometimes watch anime.
And when they bring it up, i'm sure to join the conversation.
 
May 19, 2012 4:43 PM

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I'm not open about anime unless someone brings it up. I usually just remain silent and watch at my own discretion. My rl friends with similar interests like different stuff, such as shounen, ecchi, or straight manga. Seems as if my family and other friends think that anime is either childish or dumb. Doesn't matter to me. I don't have to follow the norm if I don't want to...
 
May 19, 2012 7:50 PM

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Friends know I watch anime, but family and co-workers don't except those who have either seen me watching them or also share an interest in them.
 
May 19, 2012 8:03 PM

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Yep.
 
May 19, 2012 8:47 PM

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Well. People know I watch anime but due to my new circle of friends I can't talk to them about it so kinda closet anime watcher.
 
May 19, 2012 9:49 PM

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I'm not sure if I'd count or not. I don't go out of my way to mention it or anything, but I'd say that I've seen something if anyone asked. Most of my friends know I'm a big Studio Ghibli fan, but otherwise they're not really into anime, so it just isn't something I bring up in front of them.
 
May 20, 2012 7:43 PM
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I kind of am. Most of my friends don't know that I watch anime. A few of them do, but I won't bring up that I like anime unless it comes up in a conversation. People at my school either don't know what it is, or they think it's nerdy. It's not that I'm concerned too much with what people think of me, but I don't just randomly go around saying, "I like anime!"
 
May 20, 2012 7:50 PM

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I'm a semi-closet anime fan. Most of my friends and close family know I like anime, but I don't tell people unless they bring it up. Most of my coworkers only know me as "the girl who really likes Japan". I'm the same way with my other hobbies though. I just don't like to be open about myself unless it's someone I feel close to or if they're family.
 
May 20, 2012 8:29 PM

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I like anime, everyone knows it. ;)
 
May 20, 2012 10:01 PM

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Not really. I'm just more worried about the awkwardness of them not knowing what the hell I'm talking about.
 
May 21, 2012 7:11 AM

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My crush watches anime and so I feel fine talking about or watching anime with him. But I don't share my love of anime with friends :/

However, I feel really happy when I meet someone and they know about it because I can talk with them easily since we have simliar likes.
 
May 21, 2012 3:51 PM

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I feel I am too, only a select few people know I'm into it. I wouldn't really tell people about my love for animr unless someone else brought iy up first because people here generally think its just silly kids cartoons...

Now what I want to know is how would I explain the difference between your average kids' cartoons(such as cartoon network/Disney/Nicolodeon) and Anime to someone who doesn't know a thing about anime? because I usually get painted with a childish image when people do find out... Hence the keeping it to myself.
 
May 21, 2012 7:26 PM

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yes i watch anime on a laptop inside my closet all day and night


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May 21, 2012 7:58 PM

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My crush watches anime and so I feel fine talking about or watching anime with him.


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@Josh - Makes me sad to call myself Canadian.
 
May 21, 2012 11:47 PM
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TIEM TO WATCH ANIME
 
May 22, 2012 12:16 AM

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My friends and family know I watch anime, but I wouldn't mention it unless I'm asked.
 
May 22, 2012 12:44 AM

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My friends know I watch anime, some of them watch it themselves. On the other hand I have friends who know I wait it, but don't particularly find anime entertaining themselves. I think it just has to do with the belief that animated/cartoons are for children. Some people can look past that, others can't. No ones ever had a bad reactions when I've mentioned I watch anime though, its either been "me too," or "that's cool".
 
May 22, 2012 3:42 AM

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Not yet, but I'm slowly turning into one.
 
May 22, 2012 3:46 AM

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Nope, mostly everyone know I watch anime. But on the other hand they don't know how many I've watched.
 
May 22, 2012 5:15 AM

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Yeas i watch all my anime in the closet. I can't help it, that's where i live my life. I tried to get out of it a few times but little kids always started screaming and running away and adults pretended i wasn't there. My mother said that closet monsters don't do well with humans or the outside environment.
I guess she was right. 400 years ago when i was still young i was curious and had the desire to get out of the closet to see the world and show my self but now am getting older and i guess i am starting to settle down in my closet.
Only two people know about my anime and one stop talking to me right afterwords saying it was creepy. Dracula can be such an ass but i guess showing him Rosario+Vampire wasn't a good choice especially how nervous wreck he was after seeing Twilight. At least my girlfriend is ok with it, she even watches some with me, Bloody Mary can be such a sweetheart. I feel lucky to have her.

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Nope, mostly everyone know I watch anime. But on the other hand they don't know how many I've watched.


Keeping your power level unknown i see so the enemies won't realize what deadly attacks you posses.
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May 22, 2012 10:57 AM

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I won't randomly shout "I LIKE ANIME", but I do tell people I watch them, I mean, not everybody knows that, but some do.

THUS.

I am indifferent.




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May 22, 2012 11:09 AM

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I don't openly bring it up that I watch anime to people but I don't exactly hide it either. If someone sees me watching anime on my laptop i'm not embrassed.
I have to believe that when things are bad I can change them
 
May 22, 2012 11:44 AM

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Yes and no.
I don't know to many people who watch it so I don't regularly talk about it with randoms but if someone asks my likes I usually do say anime.
but with people I know who do watch it I talk about it all the time with them :)
 
May 22, 2012 12:30 PM
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Yes.The only people who know are my mom and brother, but my mom doesn't really bother me when I do and my brother just likes to go up to people and say " No because she is into Japanese stuff." So I usually don't bring it up around him,but when I'm on the computer he starts peeking over to see what I'm watching, or he comes to my room to see what I'm watching, then he starts commenting on it. The only anime he watches is Naruto, Yu-Gi-Oh, and Dragonball.But aside from that no one else knows except for 3 of my friends, but they like anime too.
 
May 22, 2012 12:32 PM

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No one knows, apart from one close friend and one anime friend! And probably my anime friend's anime friends...
 
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