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Are you really an Anime fan if you don't watch a specific Anime?
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All I have to say is..

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my e-penis used to be huge but than i took an arrow in the dick more like multiple ban hammers.


I would share some of my substantial e-endowment with you, but caring on the internet means forfeiting one's e-penis entirely, which would mean there would be none for either of us. So screw you. Just kidding, it seems taking arrows to e-penis is a fairly common occurrence, I tend to compensate with pseudo-intelligent rants.
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If you enjoy to watch anime then its pretty safe to say you're an anime fan.

I don't like DBZ. There. I said it. What now haters? What nowwwww?


DBZ/GT were garbage. DB was pretty decent though =]
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Fanboyism and elitism ruins everything.

IF a person enjoys anime, then they are a anime fan. Regardless, DBZ/One piece/Naruto, the people who say you aren't a fan because you don't like/haven't watched those say that because its what they were brought up on themselves. People try to find anyway possible to make themselves feel better.
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I'd say that if you like anime, and watch anime/read manga, you are an anime fan. I would also say, that all anime fans (or at least the ones who consider themselves 'hardcore' or American otaku (which is not the same thing as a Japanese otaku by any strech) should see certain series. Which series, I'm not sure. I'm sure the series I would recommend would not be the same that others would.

As for the series you listed, the amount of Shonen-Jump up there is scary XD but I don't think any of those series are a requirement. The only 2 I'd consider are Haruhi and DBZ, but its hard to take that list seriously given all the shonen-jump that's on it XD
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Yes.. Be afraid..




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ChaseTheCase wrote:

Fanboyism and elitism ruins everything.

IF a person enjoys anime, then they are a anime fan. Regardless, DBZ/One piece/Naruto, the people who say you aren't a fan because you don't like/haven't watched those say that because its what they were brought up on themselves. People try to find anyway possible to make themselves feel better.


but when you think about it Fanboyism and elitism only ruins everything when you allow it to. there will always be an "elite" group that think there better then everyone else but there really just ruining it for themselves.
Posted 3/27/12 , edited 3/27/12
Are you going to like every song off off every CD from a band you enjoy? Are you going to like every dish on the menu from a Chinese restaurant you really enjoy eating at? Are you going to like every product produced by a brand you like?

Chances are? No.

Does disqualify you from being a fan? No.

And this "true fan' business is a load of crap just as being a '#1' fan is a load of crap. You don't measure it by how much or how often or how popular or however else you may want to. If you put your heart into being a fan, you put yourself in rank with everyone else. After that it's just a measure of obsession.
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*Activate Condescension Mode*

Being a fan is overrated. Whether it's sports, anime, or any other amusing pastime, there are very few reasons to become fanatical over something so trite. Even with serious things like religion and politics, I can understand being a bit fanatic, but why limit yourself? Be critical of the things you support, and the things you don't. I would like to think that I'm not really a fan of anything, although there is quite a bit of anime out there that has made me excited, sad, angry, and generally emotional. I quite like much of anime, but am I fanatic about it? I don't see why everyone treats fanhood as some sort of badge of honor -- WHY DO YOU PEOPLE WANT TO BE ANIME FANS? I don't even care if you think anime changed your life, why support such a broad idea so carelessly? It just seems so reckless. I don't mean to troll so hard, but I can't think of an elegant way to put it. People that proudly call themselves "fans" are a slight bother to me. "Sports Fans" lie in the highest category of annoying fandom. Don't get me wrong -- I like sports, and I certainly don't mind people that like sports. I don't even mind if you're fanatic about a sport (I'm not convinced your fanaticism is in your control). Don't be so damn proud of it. It embarrasses me as a member of your species.

Edit: Sorry, I lost track of the question. If you don't watch a specific anime, are you not an anime fan? I watch any number of specific animes, and I'm not an anime fan. There fore, for all animes that I've seen, no.


What the hell are you going on about? You see the words 'Anime' and 'Fan', pull out the ole' soap box and start preaching? Here, how does this sound? Go fuck yourself! Who cares if you get embarrassed? Last time I checked my species was 'human' being! Not an 'insignificant piss ant'.

Seriously get the fuck over yourself!
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AnimeKami wrote:



my e-penis used to be huge but than i took an arrow in the dick more like multiple ban hammers.


I would share some of my substantial e-endowment with you, but caring on the internet means forfeiting one's e-penis entirely, which would mean there would be none for either of us. So screw you. Just kidding, it seems taking arrows to e-penis is a fairly common occurrence, I tend to compensate with pseudo-intelligent rants.


What surprises me is that people take you seriously. You drop in, spout a bunch of bullshit nonsense on an anime website and you don't consider yourself a true fan? Let's forget the whole fact that your avatar is a anime character who just happens to be your favorite character! Let's also forget the 7000+ points you got on this website and the 4 'Anime Convert' badges you've received... Not to mention the 'Quick Draw' badge and the 'ANIME FAN" badge you have... Oh and the 'Premium Star' right beside your name too.

Do you consider yourself an elitist? You can't exactly claim to be the biggest anime fan on the site, so to help you feel better about yourself you pretend not to be an anime fan at all.

lol you are so full of yourself.
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I don't even watch much anime, but then again I don't really distinguish anime from my other entertainment. That's like saying I'm not a fan of movies, or books because I didn't see a certain movie or read a certain book.

I'd ignore people like that.
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Is that what you got from my post? My apologies, I should have been less argumentative and just said something along the lines of: If you think something is good, then liking it more than it is objectively enjoyable to you is bad. You don't need to be crazy about something in order to like it, and it looks to me like having an impassioned craze about something can make you a little deluded in even the things that are good about the things you enjoy.

Plus, it's not as though I don't realize that people generally use the word fan a little differently than it was originally intended. Usually it's used to denote mild pleasure or displeasure toward something. As in "I'm not a big fan of x." Or it may denote that you "support" something -- perhaps the spread of an anime or the victory of your team. Usually, people say that they are a fan of something in the same way that they are a fan of using a public restroom without piss all over the toilet seat. I'm basically OK with that. As long as the meaning of the word is clear, I don't care if you use the word "doughnut" as a verb to describe the action of downing a beer. That's alright with me.

A person telling another person that they aren't a "true fan," though, describes a different type of fan, I think. I'll just keep it to anime, for now, to make things easier for all of us. If someone says that you aren't a true fan unless you've seen -- say -- Dragonball Z, you think, "well I quite like a lot of anime, so of course I'm fan. It doesn't matter if I haven't seen DBZ, I still like anime." But you use the most popular definition of fan, the one described above. The person telling you that you aren't a true fan is thinking something like, "I don't even care if you think Dragonball Z is boring as shit -- it's a classic, and anyone that wants to know anime needs to see the show." They place complete support of anime above the enjoyment of anime. If you extend this to other areas of fandom, a "true fan" supports regardless of validity. Someone may like their sports team because they grew up around it. Notice that, in sports, if you like a team because they are good, or you like the players, then you aren't a true fan of that team. Someone that changes their favorite team based on which team is better can't possibly be considered a true fan. In order to be a "true fan" you must support your team regardless of whether or not it makes sense to do so. (Not that loyalty isn't important, but there may be more important things

If there is ever a time when I don't enjoy anime anymore, or just enjoy something else more, I don't see any reason for me to continue watching it. I will drop that "premium star" and quit it altogether. If something is made for my enjoyment, why would I consume if I don't enjoy it? And just as someone that doesn't support a team through-and-through, no matter what, isn't a true fan, I think that someone that stops watching anime just because they like something else more is not a true fan. A true fan of anime would stick with it and support it no matter what. I don't have that sort of a commitment to anime. Although I will admit that by the first definition of fan that I used in this post, most of you would probably consider me a fan. Fine. It's a mild nuisance, but nothing to stress over. People that say "true fan" with pride though, very much irk me. I didn't see the good there. Although funnyginsan made the point that the camaraderie of true fans can be enjoyable, which I understand, and has made me rethink my stance. I am probably still against it, because I think there are better means to find comrades, but at this point, I am convinced that I was mislead by my own thoughts, and there may in fact be legitimate reasons to become a fan of something. After all, Otakus are famous for not having many friends. And after some careful thought, maybe sports fans wouldn't have many friends without fandom either. So maybe fandom is making people friends. Is that such a bad thing? Like I said, I'm probably still against it, but fandom could very well be a good thing.

As for your question of elitism, of course I am elitist. The person that ought to carry out a job should be the one that is best at that job. Likewise, I aspire to make myself elite at any task I deem important to me. I do this because I am very much not a member of the elite with almost all things. I am simply a moron with a little knowledge of what I could be. The internet gives me a chance to present my ineptitude to all of you, without the chance of personal shame. Anyway, I'd rather not argue elitism with anyone in this post, as it is boring, and off-topic. I just thought that since you went through the trouble of asking, it is best to be polite. If you want to argue the merits of true fandom though, I am interested.
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Is that what you got from my post? My apologies, I should have been less argumentative and just said something along the lines of: If you think something is good, then liking it more than it is objectively enjoyable to you is bad. You don't need to be crazy about something in order to like it, and it looks to me like having an impassioned craze about something can make you a little deluded in even the things that are good about the things you enjoy.

Plus, it's not as though I don't realize that people generally use the word fan a little differently than it was originally intended. Usually it's used to denote mild pleasure or displeasure toward something. As in "I'm not a big fan of x." Or it may denote that you "support" something -- perhaps the spread of an anime or the victory of your team. Usually, people say that they are a fan of something in the same way that they are a fan of using a public restroom without piss all over the toilet seat. I'm basically OK with that. As long as the meaning of the word is clear, I don't care if you use the word "doughnut" as a verb to describe the action of downing a beer. That's alright with me.

A person telling another person that they aren't a "true fan," though, describes a different type of fan, I think. I'll just keep it to anime, for now, to make things easier for all of us. If someone says that you aren't a true fan unless you've seen -- say -- Dragonball Z, you think, "well I quite like a lot of anime, so of course I'm fan. It doesn't matter if I haven't seen DBZ, I still like anime." But you use the most popular definition of fan, the one described above. The person telling you that you aren't a true fan is thinking something like, "I don't even care if you think Dragonball Z is boring as shit -- it's a classic, and anyone that wants to know anime needs to see the show." They place complete support of anime above the enjoyment of anime. If you extend this to other areas of fandom, a "true fan" supports regardless of validity. Someone may like their sports team because they grew up around it. Notice that, in sports, if you like a team because they are good, or you like the players, then you aren't a true fan of that team. Someone that changes their favorite team based on which team is better can't possibly be considered a true fan. In order to be a "true fan" you must support your team regardless of whether or not it makes sense to do so. (Not that loyalty isn't important, but there may be more important things

If there is ever a time when I don't enjoy anime anymore, or just enjoy something else more, I don't see any reason for me to continue watching it. I will drop that "premium star" and quit it altogether. If something is made for my enjoyment, why would I consume if I don't enjoy it? And just as someone that doesn't support a team through-and-through, no matter what, isn't a true fan, I think that someone that stops watching anime just because they like something else more is not a true fan. A true fan of anime would stick with it and support it no matter what. I don't have that sort of a commitment to anime. Although I will admit that by the first definition of fan that I used in this post, most of you would probably consider me a fan. Fine. It's a mild nuisance, but nothing to stress over. People that say "true fan" with pride though, very much irk me. I didn't see the good there. Although funnyginsan made the point that the camaraderie of true fans can be enjoyable, which I understand, and has made me rethink my stance. I am probably still against it, because I think there are better means to find comrades, but at this point, I am convinced that I was mislead by my own thoughts, and there may in fact be legitimate reasons to become a fan of something. After all, Otakus are famous for not having many friends. And after some careful thought, maybe sports fans wouldn't have many friends without fandom either. So maybe fandom is making people friends. Is that such a bad thing? Like I said, I'm probably still against it, but fandom could very well be a good thing.

As for your question of elitism, of course I am elitist. The person that ought to carry out a job should be the one that is best at that job. Likewise, I aspire to make myself elite at any task I deem important to me. I do this because I am very much not a member of the elite with almost all things. I am simply a moron with a little knowledge of what I could be. The internet gives me a chance to present my ineptitude to all of you, without the chance of personal shame. Anyway, I'd rather not argue elitism with anyone in this post, as it is boring, and off-topic. I just thought that since you went through the trouble of asking, it is best to be polite. If you want to argue the merits of true fandom though, I am interested.


Wow. I'm sorry. You must have really thought I gave a rats ass what you had to say, but I don't. What you just said here, amounts to nothing. You aren't an elitist. You're nothing. You're a 20 year old nothing. You just jerk off to your own name, that's all. The only thing you got right is your 'moron' statement.

You're an elitist, but you aren't an elitist you're a moron, but you strive to be an elitist because you aren't one and you want to show people your ineptitude... (LOL is this your pathetic attempt to seem deep and complicated? Don't answer this question. I don't really care.)
Posted 3/29/12

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What the hell are you going on about? You see the words 'Anime' and 'Fan', pull out the ole' soap box and start preaching? Here, how does this sound? Go fuck yourself! Who cares if you get embarrassed? Last time I checked my species was 'human' being! Not an 'insignificant piss ant'.

Seriously get the fuck over yourself!


Flamming/trolling at another user is strictly not allowed. Read the forums rules.
http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-406095/cr-siteforum-rules-updated-2011-07-03

You'll get a ban if you are caught doing it again.
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