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Post Reply Are you social about anime? Why, or why not?
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Posted 3/16/18
quite social, even in real life I don't care. granted I don't make friends and tend to make enemies when I bring facts and truths to their attention regarding terminology, but that's just me. I don't do it to upset, I found an interesting concept in my little mind, education.

if people don't like my opinions, arguments and the likes come about, online they either ban me from a website (yup that just recently happened), or they ignore me, find faults and so forth. otherwise, some actually enjoy learning something and like the idea of what another person can bring to a conversation regarding something.

I don't volunteer info that much in real life, mostly because I rarely hear it brought up, if I'm wearing some sort of clothing item, it seriously does, but, who's to say who's the fan or not. got a club that doesn't like my sharing of truths and facts and I noticed they didn't like the fact I have seen more than all of them, but I'm not slowing down in my enjoyment of animation. I prefer animation over live action any day.
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Posted 3/17/18
I am not vocal about liking anime because there are weird ass kids at school who will wear ears, tails, and what not. Or they will wear obvious, and bad quality, not natural coloured anime wigs. Like man, no wonder we get a bad reputation. It's because of people like that lol. Putting it simply, liking anime just isn't "cool" most of the time. Saddddd. I wish people were more open-minded about anime.
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Posted 3/17/18
Throught my whole life, I wasn't really. I mean, I tried, but until I was 16 I was heavily mocked and made fun of for watching it, and I wasn't even that much into it as I am today, because I only watched Dragon Ball and other more mainstream shows. It was still painful though. However, when I went to high school in 2015 and met my new friends (or my first actual friends, should I say, not people claiming to be while just using me) I didn't talk about it. As we grew closer though, I started being more open about it, and while literally none of them likes anime, some even hate it, they all respect it and (I think) don't feel different about me just because I like anime. I try not to be too obnoxious about it and we all treat each other as equals, so yes, I can say that as of right now I'm social about it.
Posted 3/17/18
I don't openly advertise it but i wont shy away if others bring the topic up.
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I am open about my interests not only with anime and manga but I am a huge Marvel and DC nerd as well and I don’t care if people give me any grief for either interest I know a couple people who are into anime I talk to at work about it
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56 / F / Behind you!
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Posted 3/17/18
I am social about it when there's someone to be social with! There are not many people my age into anime and I'm not rude enough to just go on and on about something that is of no interest to the person I'm with. I do have a few younger friends who I can talk/watch anime with, go to cons together, etc. I do often talk about anime with my students, I find it's a good way to build connections with them and get them engaged in school. I just have to be careful what I recommend, don't want any offended parents like "YOU TOLD MY CHILD TO WATCH THIS FILTH!!!"
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29 / M / UK
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Posted 3/17/18
Honestly not really, there's only two other people out of the 60+ people at my work place that watch any, and while no-one looks down on anime, I can appreciate people not wanting to talk about something they're not interested in. On top of that, all of my friends outside of work were met through other interests who aren't particularly interested in it either. Doesn't bother me too much, I spent my teens as the sole metalhead in a school full of chavs, I learned very early on that it's perfectly fine to not share interests with people or care what other think :)
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Posted 3/17/18
Nope.

Had a guy send me a keylogging virus in my computer. And he hacked through my various accounts... And when I approached him about it he just said I 'deserved' it for using fishy anime sites....

Is Crunchyroll.com a fishy anime site, bitch?

I literally blocked and deleted him out of my life. Was so sick of his excuses.
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27 / M / United States
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Posted 3/17/18
I'm not actively evangelizing for anime lol, but I don't hide it. If someone asks what I like I usually always throw anime in the list. When someone talks shit about "how weird" anime is I usually throw retorts back about how superior it is to whatever garbage they find appealing. Hell, I met my girlfriend of 2 years on this site so it's always an interesting conversation explaining how we met each other. While I was finishing college I had a few friends that we did an anime Wednesday binge watching whatever anime show we had chosen. That's the most actively social I have been.

I've never been to anime convention though and I have always wanted to go so I can take some good pictures and be enjoyably creeped out by all of you hardcore weirdos that can list me awesome anime I should check out.
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Posted 3/17/18 , edited 3/17/18
I don't really know anyone that watches anime. If they do it was something very mainstream they watched on Adult swim or netflix. I did meet a guy once in college who knew what crunchyroll was but he only watched naruto, so outside of discussing that particular show there wasn't much to talk about.

My wife loves attack on titan but that's really the only show I've ever been able to convince her to watch. That's fine though she has over 5,000 comic books and I've only read a handful.
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Posted 3/17/18
Well Lets see, I'd say about 10-15% of my friend group know that I like anime (They found out by stealing my phone and interrupting my binge session during lunch) They constantly joke about it being "Hentai" or "Weird cause its anime" and I know its all in good fun sometimes, but it kinda gets to a point where I start to rethink socializing when it comes to anime. To be fair, I feel like anime screws me over sometimes. People always seem to get interested in what im "watching" when the most erotic parts show up. Like talk about luck. Because after seeing those parts they don't understand the concepts of fan service and erotic scenes, and just think im a perv or some shit. But it is what it is
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21 / M / Imouto Sanctuary
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Posted 3/18/18
People often ask me if I dislike anime. It isn't that I do, I just treat it no differently than any other media. Frankly, my reasons to watching it is that I prefer animation. The idea that anime is somehow inherently special in how it handle adult themes is a childish, myopic view in of itself. Some anime do handle this well, no doubt. Much of anime, today as it was back then, just seems juvenile.

In my view, it is merely an artistically expressive difference in what is essentially young adult culture in Japan. You got the Twilight styled romance, you got the John Green romance, you got the hardcore Alex Rider series of adventurers, Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Eoin Colfer's Artemis Fowl, and while anime is more willing to show blood, they are inherently the same at its very core.

To me, individual works are either great or are they not, regardless of its origin. I don't see the point of seriously debating if this is anime. I do think it is important to ascertain our own vaguely defined criteria, but I don't think it is anything worth fighting over.
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Posted 3/18/18
Most times when I talk about anime with people, I end up realizing that I've watched probably way more than they have so I usually just keep it to myself. Dubs or subs it doesn't make much of a difference to me, but most people aren't as into anime as i am, besides dbz and naruto.
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28 / M / Louisville, KY
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Posted 3/18/18
If someone asks me what I do in my free-time or what I like to watch, I say anime. If they don't like that answer, well, too bad. Lying about it is just silly. I even said that I watch anime to my co-workers, who cares if they find it weird or stupid, I certainly don't.
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24 / M / San Diego
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Posted 3/18/18
I'm not social with anime, but I do talk to friends who like anime about it. I started an anime club in college to meet people, and it worked well. Check your school for a club if you're having trouble meeting people.
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