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35 / M / New Orleans
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Posted 1/9/13
I'm 32, the very 1st piece of Anime I ever watched was a short film on MTv's Liquid Television called "The Running Man". I was dumbfounded by the style, especially the blood, never seen blood in a "cartoon" before. I didn't even know it was anime till years later. After that it was Robotech and anything they would play on the Sci-Fi Channel.
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30 / M / Borgholm, Sweden
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I'm 29 and have been watching anime for seven years or so, and I will still be watching anime when I'm 100...
yes, I will live that long
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M / Philly
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caddyalan wrote:
"It's rare for anyone except adults to create television programs, comics, video games, novels, and so on. Of course, there are some exceptions... but in order to be published, one usually needs to have an adult level of professionalism"

Thats what I mean... if it wasnt for "older" people we wouldnt even have anime! :D
I feel that the taboo of 'watching cartoons' is fading more and more every generation which makes me happy. When I am an old timer you better bet I will be watching anime!
I cant wait to have kids and get them to watch anime I like as well lol.
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44 / M / Covington, KY
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I am 43, and have notices that a lot of anime is indeed for dirty old men like myself.
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one of the ancient ones...lol 59


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I thought you meant fans of older anime. I'm a youngin, but I do like the classics quite a bit.
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33 / M / orbiting Jupiter
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If I reach 103 I will still be watching anime. I don't think you are ever to old to watch anime. Anime has a wide variety of shows that appeal to a wide age demographic.
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Well, certainly not the oldest, 26, but the first anime I seen was Kiki's Delivery Service when I was 5 since my older sister (who's now 34) would rent anime VHS tapes from a local video rental chain that had it's own anime section. She also rented the first series I seen which was Bubblegum Crisis then later on in the years I would wake up super early to watch Sailor Moon, Dragon Ball, and Samurai Pizza Cats. I remember a time the Sci-Fi channel would play anime movies such as Vampire Hunter D, Metropolis, and Akira Saturday nights. My childhood buddy and I would watch anime at my grandma's place all the time. As time went by he stopped watching anime as did my most of my other friends from elementary school, about only four of my current friends still watch anime and we are peculiar about which series we watch. I do notice that most people my age did watch anime at some point, but then later stopped albeit the only series they know are Sailor Moon, DBZ, and maybe Gundam so they weren't really exposed to other genres that might have kept their interest. The younger generation have better access to anime now that I'm pretty sure they can find a series that caters to their tastes to keep them interested.

Once during Jury Duty, roughly 6 years ago, there was an older woman, if I had to guess she was most likely in her mid 50s, who was watching Pokemon earlier in the day and then Ranma 1/2 after lunch on her laptop as we waited to be called up to be jurors. If it brings you happiness, then enjoy it and good thing that there are sites like crunchyroll where fans can communicate and discuss similar interests in anime and such.
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Hello to all of my fellow "older" anime fans. One thing I noticed as time passed by was that a lot of my friends have sort of drifted away from all of the things that made us who we were, the things that we enjoyed the most. I say screw that! I'm 33 (will be 34 this month) and I say you only live once. Enjoy it while you can and if that includes watching anime and reading manga then so be it. There are plenty of like-minded individuals and this forum proves just that.
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M / N.C.
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Posted 1/9/13
Never let other people or their opinions dictate what you're passionate about. I'll be 40 in a month and I have been watching anime for almost 30 yrs. I do feel that CR is skewed younger and I do wish there were more mature anime titles being produced. Remember Legend of the Overfiend? That's not to say that I want more anime like that, but titles like Berserk and Cowboy Bebop are certainly for mature audiences. Awesome thread BTW. It does seem like us "older" folks aren't as vocal on the forums, but that probably due to us not needing to comment on every single thing. We didn't grow up with the internet so I think it's just a generational thing. Art is for everyone period... But compare CR forums to say the comment threads on ccn.com or Huffingtonpost.com and you can see that anime fans are far more open minded than the average person IMO.
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21 / M / San Diego, USA
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I'm 19 and I always thought if there was a day I wouldn't like anime anymore. It's nice seeing older fans out there. Maybe there is hope afterall haha
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63 / F / Florida
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I may have posted on here once already, can't remember, I will continue to watch anime as long as there is good anime to watch. It's been stipulated in my living will. No breathing tubes, just let me die watching anime. (okay that's a joke) but pretty much sums up how I feel.

I never liked cartoons when I was very young, Mighty Mouse scared me and made me cry. (For those of you that remember Mighty Mouse.) I didn't like him fighting the bad guy. Who knew sword fighting could be so much fun to watch? That, a good story and art..what's not to like? I don't get to discuss this with people my age, I haven't found any anime lovers in my peer group so it's cool to find them on here.

And, the best part of being older as in not young at all..I really don't give a rat's patouty what people think of me anymore. Old Fartdom has it's perks.


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20 / M / Northern Ireland
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Posted 1/9/13
There is no such thing as too old when it comes to anime :P. I'll be watching anime in my grave.
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Posted 1/10/13
I am also an older anime watcher and also wondered if i'm suppose to be interested into something else. i came up to the conclusion that i love and am satisfied with watching anime in all shapes and forms so do not feel left out.
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I loved Watching Toonami and, the Toonami:Rising Sun on Saturdays. I'm 24 now and, I still love Anime.
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