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My research on the relationships of ani-ota's and the real world
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Yes, just like the title says, I am conducting a research about this matter. It all started when I was out drinking with my colleagues back in college when they said that people who are obsessed with "anime" is a disgrace to society, this was when one of them saw an online news about an "ani-ota" criticizing the real world, saying that society is full of lies and greed. And that people only care about themselves and will not hesitate to use others for their own profit. (I don't really know where this online news came from. If you do please PM me the link. Thanks!)

Personally I was insulted on both sides because I watch anime whenever I have my free time at work and my family and I was also insulted by the online news because I am also a member of society. ( I don't deny the fact that the world is full of lies and avarice, but I can't accept the way it was narrated to me by my colleague.)

References/slang words:
1. NEET - "Not in education, employment or training"
- Literally means someone who does not have a job and does not go to school at the same time. Probably a drop-out and like... Someone who still relies on his parents for money and other necessities even if the person is already above 18 years old.

2. Hikikomori - A japanese word I learned which means"someone who suffers from social withdrawal"
- This is probably caused by past traumatic experiences, in other words a horrible experience in the past which resulted in the person secluding him/herself fro the rest of the world. The person, at the same time, might be too afraid to commit suicide and sought other means of disappearing.

3. "ani-ota" - Literally means anime otaku, or someone who is a big fan of anime.

The point in creating this poll
1, Many of you might think,"What's the point in this poll?" or "Don't you have your own opinion? Why go through something like this from a trivial matter?" Simply put, most students in my school when I was still a student was competitive. Yes, I do have my own opinion but that is not enough, something I love(besides my family) was insulted in front of me. I have to prove to them that anime is not all that bad. That's why my opinion is not enough on this matter, my 'otaku-pride' is at stake here. Also if you're wondering, I am not a detective, a lawyer or a police investigator.

2. By reading the story I wrote above, I'm sure most of you people who loves anime is also insulted, this is a peaceful way of settling this conflict. LET'S PROVE TO THE WORLD THAT ANIME IS NOT A LOSER'S WAY OF LIFE!!

3. Most people think of anime as useless, I also want to prove that it is not the case. It's not really useless for me because I learned how to play basketball by watching Slam Dunk. ~Hee-hee!

4. Yeah I know this poll will not answer even 10% of my research but it still helps in little ways.

5. This poll will help in answering 2 or 3 out of 18 of my research questions, namely:
5a. The relationship of ani-ota's to the rest of the world.
5b. How much an anime can affect a person's lifestyle.
5b. Seeing the world in an ani-ota's point of view. << Your comments help in regarding this one.

Before answering this poll:
1. Please be honest, none of your personal information will be shared in any way.
2. Please don't bother answering if you have the "I don't really care" thinking method and if you're not an ani-ota.

P.S.
- I am not implying anything here.
- I am not insulting anybody through this poll.
- Since this poll is part of my small research, I will read all your positive and negative comments, death threats and PM's during my free time.
- On the other hand, I will not read chain letters, love letters, letters of challenge to a duel and any other meaningless PM's/comments.
- Once this poll has more than 5,000 votes, the mods can delete it.
- DO NOT quote my post under any circumstances, you do not have to worry because I will read all of your comments. If you have questions then post them at the comments and I will answer them.

I give my thanks to Crunchyroll for sponsoring this poll. Now I am off to other forum sites/anime sites to do the same thing... ~Uguu!!

*EDIT:
I noticed the first 2 choices on my poll is pretty much the same. My mistake
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Ok i read all of it and if any other people say this thread is garbage then they're idiots.
Just one question.
I'm at school and i'm neither of those other two words.
But the first choice states that I am not a "Hikikomori" but also at the same time it doesn't include that I am not a "NEET".
Should I still choose the first choice or should I go with the second choice?
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Posted 2/3/09

Archangel768 wrote:

Ok i read all of it and if any other people say this thread is garbage then they're idiots.
Just one question.
I'm at school and i'm neither of those other two words.
But the first choice states that I am not a "Hikikomori" but also at the same time it doesn't include that I am not a "NEET".
Should I still choose the first choice or should I go with the second choice?


Literally you are not a NEET because you said you're at school. Also you didn't say that you're a hikikomori so the 1st choice would be great. But it still depends on you though.
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Posted 2/11/09
I would probably be the first one. (I used to be a little bit of a hikkomori, but not anymore.)
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Posted 2/11/09
A lot of people say anime is bad for you, but it's not if you still talk to people..

You make more friends sometimes, because you have a hobby, something to talk to others about.

The people who say bad things about anime, are the ones who just don't understand why people watch it.

Anime is just television shows..that's a disgrace to society?


saying that society is full of lies and greed. And that people only care about themselves and will not hesitate to use others for their own profit.

So? It's not like only an anime otaku can figure that out. Going out in the real world teaches you that. Of course, everyone isn't like that. Only some people. (Thanks to the ones who aren't )

And it's not like people are really wasting their life. By getting an interest, they might get something out of it. (They could be an animator, graphic designer, etc. I know that's what some of my anime otaku friends are aiming for)

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Posted 2/12/09
1st one...
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Posted 2/16/09

minal wrote:

A lot of people say anime is bad for you, but it's not if you still talk to people..

You make more friends sometimes, because you have a hobby, something to talk to others about.

The people who say bad things about anime, are the ones who just don't understand why people watch it.

And it's not like people are really wasting their life. By getting an interest, they might get something out of it. (They could be an animator, graphic designer, etc. I know that's what some of my anime otaku friends are aiming for)



That's exactly what I want to point out to people who keeps me company "so-called friends." But they're just damn blockheads who aren't open to other people's opinions. I'm amazed they survived to this day with that kind of mindset that makes people just wanna kick their asses. They do consider me a friend but I think otherwise, I didn't really want to be near people like them but they're co-workers so I have to be social since my uncle owns the company I'm working on, I guess this is part of the training?

Oh Jeebus I got a little off-topic... And so going back to the topic at hand. People who have the "otaku's are losers" way of thinking are just UGH! *rolls eyes*
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Posted 2/22/09

goodboy163 wrote:


minal wrote:

A lot of people say anime is bad for you, but it's not if you still talk to people..

You make more friends sometimes, because you have a hobby, something to talk to others about.

The people who say bad things about anime, are the ones who just don't understand why people watch it.

And it's not like people are really wasting their life. By getting an interest, they might get something out of it. (They could be an animator, graphic designer, etc. I know that's what some of my anime otaku friends are aiming for)



That's exactly what I want to point out to people who keeps me company "so-called friends." But they're just damn blockheads who aren't open to other people's opinions. I'm amazed they survived to this day with that kind of mindset that makes people just wanna kick their asses. They do consider me a friend but I think otherwise, I didn't really want to be near people like them but they're co-workers so I have to be social since my uncle owns the company I'm working on, I guess this is part of the training?

Oh Jeebus I got a little off-topic... And so going back to the topic at hand. People who have the "otaku's are losers" way of thinking are just UGH! *rolls eyes*


Yeah, sometimes I wonder how people like that get around too. (one day it'll probably come back to them though)

And yeah, exactly. I get it all the time, and I'm like you haven't seen an anime in your life, how would you know if it's good or not?
Then again, you can't change how close minded people think easily. They're just too stubborn.
Sometimes, it's better to just ignore it.
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Posted 2/22/09
the 1st one
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Posted 2/28/09
I am a student (not neet) and I'm an ani-ota but I am not a hikikumori.....
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