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Posted 9/18/12
A little late for the thread but I've enjoyed anime since Speed Racer and Prince Planet days and I'm proud to say I'm 50 years old! Love anime and will continue to watch it. I actually gain spiritual knowledge, inspiration and encouragement when I watch it and listen to the theme songs so call me lame but I LOVE it!
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37 / M / San Francisco
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My age is already shown,

Reading Momokoseiya's post, there is obvious generation gap between older fans and young fans. Older fans feel left out when most forum topics talk about fresh new shows that some older fans may have hard time connecting to. Younger fans have no idea what older fan are into. Every generation has its own pop culture.

Putting the difference aside, there are so much things that older fans can talk about anime shows that we watched as kids. There are plenty of factoids and behind-the-screen materials for older anime titles. I'm sure some of you older fans are otaku enough to guide other fans what they missed. Also, in my personal opinion, older fans tend have better respect toward anime creators than younger fans and more knowledgeable.

If the subject is not about anime or manga, we can talk about life in general and common things that us older fans deal with.
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Posted 9/18/12 , edited 9/18/12
We're here but not posting in the threads about mid term papers and first kisses as that was a while ago... Come see us in the anime, drama and manga forums!

I grew up watching Force Five (Gaiking, Dangard Ace, Getter Robot G, UFO Robot Grandizer, Starzinger), Star Blazers (Space Battleship Yamamoto), Robotech (Macross et al), and Voltron all dubbed on TV. Later when I bought them I always preferred subtitles even though they were more expensive than dubs which didn't add up as hiring english voice actors and sound editors must be more than expensive than adding subtitles; economy of scale I guess.

Later I got into manga as well, eventually in Japanese.
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Posted 9/18/12
I also belong to the nearly 50 crowd. I have been watching anime since I could speak (Kimba and such)
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Posted 9/18/12
Wow, I am amaze to see how many premium users are on this thread. This just proves my point that I am not too old to be watching anime. I don't think I'll ever stop watching anime but I will most likely watch less as time goes on and I really hope this site just keeps getting better and better.
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There really is no age limit for someone who enjoys a good story and endless creativity. I am constantly impressed with the new art styles and outrageous twists that the different series take. When you look at what counts as "entertainment" on regular TV (I'm talking about you, reality TV), I think most anime series win hands-down in terms of content and execution. Just like hpulley, I started with Space Battleship Yamamoto and Voltron and have been hooked ever since. I don't see that addiction changing any time soon.
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42 / M / Calgary
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Turned 40 this year. My first anime was Battle of the Planets (aka Gatchaman, which I probably prefer) way back around 1979. I am not overly old school though when it comes to anime, and do quite enjoy newer titles.
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Posted 9/18/12 , edited 9/18/12

shmolacu wrote:

There really is no age limit for someone who enjoys a good story and endless creativity. I am constantly impressed with the new art styles and outrageous twists that the different series take.


Indeed. There are many great anime titles out there in the world today.
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Posted 9/18/12
I'm 26 - I still think I'm kind of too young to be called "old" but given the average age of CR members, yeah I would be considered part of the older crowd.

Started with DBZ then Kenshin & Bebop ... a nice introduction to anime. I don't think I'll ever be "too old" to watch anime but I may make my viewings more and more private in the future. Not only that, but anime just seems to age really really well. Watching my Kenshin DVD's again after years of having never touched them and it's still good.
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Posted 9/18/12

KrimsonGray wrote:

Turned 40 this year. My first anime was Battle of the Planets (aka Gatchaman, which I probably prefer) way back around 1979. I am not overly old school though when it comes to anime, and do quite enjoy newer titles.


I forgot all about Battle of the Planets...

But I love new titles, including the high school ones even though they are always about transfer students, school council and after school clubs... They're still fun! 2012 has been a great year so far for anime.
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I have brother 48 and 47 the 48 year old still watch anime. Anime has no age limit and if someone feels like it does then they can't be a true anime fan because if you truly love anime you will be 90 still enjoying it. Hell I watch anime at least 6 days a week enough not 7. Battle of the planets was my first anime even had a lunch box ( ok I feel old now).
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44 / M / Covington, KY
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My first anime was Star Blazers. I am 42.
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48 / M / alberta canada
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Posted 9/18/12 , edited 9/18/12
You are not alone in the 40 + club

oh sorry your only 29 ..
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Posted 9/18/12
Anime is ageless, timeless, and universal!

Just joined CR (finally!) and have been hooked on anime for about 15 years now. We (wife and I) got started with Starz Animidnight watching Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040! Expanded our viewing from that and now anime is almost all we watch. Broadcast/commercial TV - Nah! Quit watching the Emmy awards years ago as we had no idea who was nominated for what. Our collection includes lots of the high school series - comedy, drama, and romantic - and we actually enjoy those most. (not sure what a shrink would make of that, but hey, hs was fun for me) A fave list would be impossible - everything from Last Exile to Angel Beats to Summer Wars to GITS SAC. It's all good. That's my real age over there too. Glad to see I'm not number one, but anime makes me ageless anyway.

Cheers!
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Posted 9/18/12
I don't think there's an age limit to watch anime if this is something you really enjoy it doesn't matter how old you are.
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