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I'm 60 years old. I used to watch Astroboy, Sailor Moon, a older Anime called Technoman, which I was delighted to find in a bargain bin to finally adter about 30 years to see how it ended:) Never to old!
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I'm 34 and a research scientist. My first couple animes were Akira and Fist of the North Star on VHS through a projector. Now I get to watch (again) subtitled Bleach with my son, a second-grader. He follows along the action with the wooden sword he got at the Anime Weekend Atlanta last month.
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Nobody's too old to watch anime. I'm 29, and till now I still love anime. when I was a kid I used to watch "Time Quest" and "Ghost Fighter" and "Dragonball" and sometimes "Super Boink!". A local TV station aired anime in their primetime slot (ah...Lupin III, Fushigi Yuugi, Monster Rancher, Trigun, Flame of Recca...those were the days ) which I frequently watched as a high schooler. As I grew older, I watched some more titles and still loved them. So yes, anime is for everyone, no matter what age.
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I don't know what you would consider to be "old" but I am 22 year old working on a doctorate in pharmacy and I still enjoy anime.
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Good to see some older anime fans. Sooo glad I found this site
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I have just turned 60. I *think* I saw the very first Japanese anime ever distributed to US theaters as a teenager. I don't remember much of it, let alone the title, but I think it was based on "The Magic Serpent". I rediscovered anime in 1999 when someone told me about the A-Kon convention in Dallas. Since then I've been seeking it out on cable and the internet.

I find many anime movies and series to be superior in plot, creativity, and imagination over the majority of TV shows produced in the US. Are you "old"? No. You just have good taste.

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Posted 10/28/12
I became an anime-manga fan around 1998. It was a good time to enter fandom -- there were official translations that accurately represented the source material, diverse products were getting localized, there were enough VHS tapes and trade paperbacks to reduce the "fan = collector" mindset, and there were some praiseworthy dubs. Somehow, I've managed to remain a fan after all this time.


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... He follows along the action with the wooden sword he got at the Anime Weekend Atlanta last month.


I've attended AWA. As far as fan convention crowds go, it's a pretty decent mix of adults and teens. Then again, I haven't attended Dragon Con yet, so I dunno how it compares.
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well my first anime was the movie Akira than i start reading a lot manga,
around 2005 start watching almost any anime possible i could get around the net
- dragonball
- ranma
- fist of the north
those where great
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I'm 41. I got hooked on anime back in the 70's with Speed Racer, Starblazers(Space Battleship Yamato), and Battle of the Planets(Gatchaman).
Posted 10/28/12
I don't think we're out of place. We helped make anime more popular outside of Japan. We caught the crazy when we were young and opened an outlet that keeps growing and growing. Many of the young fans today might not have the opportunity to be as well exposed to anime as they are now if we hadn't started the trend. So we should be thanked rather than put out, not that any of us should expect it however. I think it's thanks enough that the younger generations are keeping with the trend and making anime even more accessible for us older audiences as well as themselves.

As far as commenting on the forums goes, I find the problem is less the topics available and more how interesting they are as to whether participation is appropriate.
Posted 10/28/12 , edited 10/28/12
WOW! Glad I found this thread, albeit a ltitle late. There's too many posts to read through them all! ;)
I'm 43, and can remember watching Speed Racer back about-1973, 74? WAYYY BACK. I always wondered why that cartoon was different from the other cartoons. I also used to like Godzilla, Johnny Sako and his Giant Robot, Ultra Man. I always wondered why all the cool monsters were always attacking Tokyo. In the early 80's, the hobby sotres were selling Macross and other mecha models CHEAP! $1.00 or less. When ROBOTECH hit the airwaves, I learned it was Macross, with translation & story differences. The local comic book store, where I was aquiring most of my robot Mecha models announces a 'Japanime' club and showed lots of Anme. Fun to watch withno translations, naturally we our own. OOH YA! Battle of the Planets! I've been looking for that show. That was a good one!
Anyhow, here I am! Another 'OLD GUY' Good to see others of ya, and older!
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I don't think there is such a thing as too old. I know people in there 60's who watch anime. I like meeting anime fans of all ages. And I have noticed that you can tell what decade a person got into anime by what there favorite series are.
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SInce the thread sorta reappeared, yeah, I'm 40 and I watch.

I grew up watching Robotech and Voltron in the morning before school. I also have a friend who is 40 and she watches anime as well.

Leaving out enjoyability factors, for me it's also somewhat of a research mechanism. I've somehow managed to become a writer (not famous) and it's good to see storytelling from multiple cultural perspectives. I watch anime, Brit TV, some Bollywood, Telemundo, and a smattering of others (btw, anime and Brit TV are my favorites) and it really helps me in character and plot development.

I don't think there's really an age that someone should stop doing something they enjoy (except race car beds, footie pajamas, and futons....let it go guys)

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Theres no age for anime and cartoon ahah..
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