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Posted 3/21/13
I felt the same way joining CR but I never cared about what other people think of what I watched or what I've done, besides the great minds who make anime or manga in general are pretty much older or around my age to begin with.
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I've been watching anime/animation all my life. I still remember the theme song from Gigantor. I guess that shows my age
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Posted 3/22/13
I've just turned 27 and I feel no reason to give up watching anime or reading manga.
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I commented on this on the other "too old?" thread, but I'll chime in here. 37, been watching anime as long as I can remember. Never watched much live action TV. If I had to make a choice of what I could watch for the rest of my life, anime/animation would win hands down. If it makes me immature, weird, whatever, guess it does. My husband's not much of an anime fan, but does watch some from when he was a kid, like Speed Racer, and he's 47. I've also gotten him to watch Trigun and a few other more recent ones, so maybe there's hope for him yet.

I say as long as you're old enough so it's not inappropriate, come one, come all. The industry needs as much support as possible, and that's especially true outside Japan where it's already more or less a staple. Less outside popularity = less outside distribution = non-Japanese are S.O.L., at least as far as official/licensed products. Unless you can understand Japanese and afford Japanese imports or get a friend/relative there to send them over. That would rule me and my daughter out, and it would have to be true for a heck of a lot of other fans.

And while parents will buy their kids whatever stuff they're into (within reason/budget, of course), it helps if parents are also into it or at least knowledgable enough to understand what their kids actually like/would like rather than just buying whatever's popular. Yes, kids can just give a list of specific things, but isn't it nice to be surprised? It's common for me to find things that my daughter wouldn't have gotten into at all if I hadn't suggested them. Also, because I know the going rates, what constitutes a good sale, I'm able to buy a lot more than those who don't know anything about pricing. And I'm able to buy a lot more because I'm old enough to have a job, so that helps.
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Posted 3/22/13

momokoseiya wrote:

Yes, I'm 29 years old and by mst people's standards I am too old to be watching anime.


Anime appeals to a wide audience because there are so many genres. You can't really compare anime to kiddy cartoons. Take a look at Hayao Miyazaki's works, for example. There are some deep messages particularly in his older films.
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Just because I'm asian, people already presume that I'm watching anime. They don't even care about my age, so why would I care.
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I've been into anime since the late 90's. and the internet has played a big part of it. Thanks to sites like Hobby Links Japan http://www.hlj.com/ and CD Japan http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/ I've been able to buy the latest stuff from Japan. Another big site is Photobucket. A place to share all the cool stuff I've collect over the years. Check out my Photobucket site. http://s275.photobucket.com/albums/jj295/stickerclub/. And lastly Crunchyroll. The able to watch the latest anime is amazing.
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Posted 3/23/13
I'll never give it up. You're never to old for Anime.
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Posted 3/23/13

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The difference is often in the details. For instance, Toradora has its faults, but it does a lot of unexpected things right.


I absolutely love that show, but it's also a perfect example of what I'm talking about.

Taiga's crying scene in front of her apartment was beautiful and all that, but I'm 36 and single. I don't particularly care for such scenes converting me into a big emotional man-baby. It's depressing.



AllTsunNoDere wrote:

seeing those thirty-something year old guys reading manga in Barnes and Noble or whatever just makes me want to curl up and die.


Oh, I totally know what you mean. Seeing those creepy neckbeards elicits similar reactions in almost everyone I'm afraid. They seem to be completely unaware that their presence in an open-to-the-public retail store is making women want to curl up and die. You should ask them to leave. Self-respecting adult men maintain a low profile in public and order their manga online.

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otakujohn wrote:



AllTsunNoDere wrote:

seeing those thirty-something year old guys reading manga in Barnes and Noble or whatever just makes me want to curl up and die.


Oh, I totally know what you mean. Seeing those creepy neckbeards elicits similar reactions in almost everyone I'm afraid. They seem to be completely unaware that their presence in an open-to-the-public retail store is making women want to curl up and die. You should ask them to leave. Self-respecting adult men maintain a low profile in public and order their manga online.



Thank you for being that one 30-something animu guy out of a million that isn't creepy as hell.
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AllTsunNoDere
Thank you for being that one 30-something animu guy out of a million that isn't creepy as hell.


Hey yeah, no problem. I have a professional public image to maintain after all. Now if you'll excuse me, I have things to read and watch in the privacy of my own home where no one is in danger of wanting to curl up and die.
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otakujohn wrote:


AllTsunNoDere
Thank you for being that one 30-something animu guy out of a million that isn't creepy as hell.


Hey yeah, no problem. I have a professional public image to maintain after all. Now if you'll excuse me, I have things to read and watch in the privacy of my own home where no one is in danger of wanting to curl up and die.


Love u, youre the savior of man.
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Posted 3/23/13
standing to be counted I suppose?
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Posted 3/23/13
Like others have stated, you can never be too old. Having only allowed anime into my life a year or so ago after shunning it for many many years, its like finding a whole new world to explore where the only limits are ones imagination.
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There is no such thing as " too old for anime!"
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