First  Prev  1  2  3  Next  Last
Are you looked down on because of anime?
Posted 5/13/12
Not really. I wear my anime shirts around my highschool, and the only problem I ever have is some weird stares. This one guy told me that anime was gross, but he was only thinking of hentai. Honestly, I'm happy watching anime, and if people don't like it, oh well.
23216 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
29 / M / Tennessee
Offline
Posted 5/13/12 , edited 5/13/12
I like this thread! It's good to see people doing what they want and not caring what other people might think.

That's how I am, my co-workers and family know I'm a huge nerd but they also know that I do what makes me happy. I think it has mostly to do with the stereotypes for the reason people are looked down on. I go the gym and I'm not socially awkward around people so friends call me a "closet nerd".

One thing though that surprised me is that in the Japanese culture being called an "otaku" isn't a good thing. I understand that it's true meaning is for someone truly obsessed with Anime and completely submerge every aspect of their life in it but it seems that it's grown to just describe a typical Anime fan. I'd love to visit Japan one day but being an American and an Anime fan I fear I'd be laughed at out of the country!

The anime fan stereotype pretty much guarantees you'll be looked down on at some point but you only get one life to live so you might as well enjoy it.
29450 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
24 / M / Indiana
Offline
Posted 5/13/12
The typical "bro" kids around my college campus give me odd looks when I walk around with my Lucky Star shirt or Hatsune Miku shirt, but as for my friends, they lightly joke. My aunt and uncle, who I live with in the summer, don't really understand my interests at all. We're a pretty music-loving family, so whenever I play Hatsune Miku in the living room, I often get strange looks. Whenever we're in the family room, and I watch anime on my iPad, they question EVERYTHING about the show. More degrading style questions.

All in all, do I care? Absolutely not. I'll never stop watching anime, and whenever I move to Japan (don't worry, I'm not just another otaku who wants to live there, I've been looking at laws, norms, and "rules" for moving there) I'll probably live that culture.
9125 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
24 / M / Australia
Offline
Posted 5/13/12
I've never been criticized persay, but I've had some quizzical looks. My dad looked at me like I was demented when I walked out the other night with beezlebub on full blast, but other than that. Nope
29101 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
35 / M / Amarillo Tx
Offline
Posted 5/13/12
As a 30 year old man I'm sure that people think it's strange that I watch "cartoons". Here's a question. How come when someone finds out a person watches anime they always assume it's got to be hentai? Anyone else have that problem?
29101 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
35 / M / Amarillo Tx
Offline
Posted 5/13/12

Zee7sms wrote:

I like this thread! It's good to see people doing what they want and not caring what other people might think.

That's how I am, my co-workers and family know I'm a huge nerd but they also know that I do what makes me happy. I think it has mostly to do with the stereotypes for the reason people are looked down on. I go the gym and I'm not socially awkward around people so friends call me a "closet nerd".

One thing though that surprised me is that in the Japanese culture being called an "otaku" isn't a good thing. I understand that it's true meaning is for someone truly obsessed with Anime and completely submerge every aspect of their life in it but it seems that it's grown to just describe a typical Anime fan. I'd love to visit Japan one day but being an American and an Anime fan I fear I'd be laughed at out of the country!

The anime fan stereotype pretty much guarantees you'll be looked down on at some point but you only get one life to live so you might as well enjoy it.


Sometimes I wonder if the Japanese ever get tired of the American anime lover.
Posted 5/13/12
BITCH. They respect me !

In class I am cosidered as one of the biggest OTAKU.
If they have a question about anime, they come to me and my bestfriend. which is also an OTAKU.

They even gave me the title queen of otakus but I know I am not worthy of that title.
7115 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
25 / M / Ohio USA
Offline
Posted 5/22/12
I look down on people who look down on me. It would be like using a modern day laptop in the 90s. Anyone who'd look down on me would obviously be an idiot.
First  Prev  1  2  3  Next  Last
You must be logged in to post.