First  Prev  35  36  37  38  39  40  41  42  43  44  45  46  47  48  49  50  51  Next  Last
Post Reply Older Anime Fans?
33748 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
33 / M / Planet Sanno
Offline
Posted 10/16/13

MishikoShinsei wrote:
But, since the current version of 'the W-word' refers to "a slur used to describe a white person who is obsessed with Japanese culture," does it mean the same if you're not white?


Hmm. Considering the origin of the term (i.e. from a forum renowned for bigotry), I get the feeling the people who cooked it up assumed that the only non-white people in anime / manga fandom are Japanese. That, of course, is 110% incorrect, but I have yet to hear any variant forms.
90450 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
22 / M / Toronto, Canada
Offline
Posted 10/16/13
There shouldn't be any age discrimination.
12032 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
47 / F / Washington, DC
Offline
Posted 10/16/13

rcsatcrunchyroll wrote:
Hmm. Considering the origin of the term (i.e. from a forum renowned for bigotry), I get the feeling the people who cooked it up assumed that the only non-white people in anime / manga fandom are Japanese. That, of course, is 110% incorrect, but I have yet to hear any variant forms.


Ah!

Well, then I'll assume that the current 'W-words' are what I should look out for.

Tankies!

- 'Ko
12340 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
34 / M / Oregon
Offline
Posted 10/16/13 , edited 10/16/13
I'm going on 34, and I watch. You can't be too old for anime or manga, since there are titles for all age groups. It's not like Monster or Salaryman Kintaro were geared towards children.
10101 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
27 / M / Edinburgh
Offline
Posted 10/16/13
Does it really matter the age of someone who enjoys anime & manga ?. Anime is what bring people together , Anyone who claims that a certain age is too old for Anime don't see the true meaning . It's for everyone to enjoy , Annoying comments when talking about something just proves that these Baby Baka's are trolls and should be ignored. I make amv in my spare time , i'm 27 ,
Obviously they missed the classics , i have to admit though , trolls do amuse me :3 Absolute Baka

momokoseiya , you enjoy what you've always enjoyed , ain't no age limit on what makes you happy.

Kirua :3
12378 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
49 / M / In
Offline
Posted 10/16/13 , edited 10/16/13
tomorow is my 49th birthday I feel so old my youngest daughter who is 19 asked me who Led Zepplen was....I cried a little inside
67725 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
47 / F / Center of the Uni...
Offline
Posted 10/16/13
You know you're old when songs that were too radical for radio.... are department store musak.
20114 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
47 / M / New Mexico
Offline
Posted 10/16/13 , edited 10/16/13

uncletim wrote:

tomorow is my 49th birthday I feel so old my youngest daughter who is 19 asked me who Led Zepplen was....I cried a little inside


Well I am not so old then, on 45 here but, love anime and will watch till I die. Friends don't get it but i am ok with that as well as my gaming addiction. I am over it. If people do not under stand then that is their problem not mine. In this case ignorance is not bliss. LOL.

67725 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
47 / F / Center of the Uni...
Offline
Posted 10/16/13

mrdeadworry wrote:


uncletim wrote:

tomorow is my 49th birthday I feel so old my youngest daughter who is 19 asked me who Led Zepplen was....I cried a little inside


Well I am not so old then, on 45 here but, love anime and will watch till I die. Friends don't get it but i am ok with that as well as my gaming addiction. I am over it. If people do not under stand then that is their problem not mine. In this case ignorance is not bliss. LOL.



So true. at some point what makes you different is NOT your problem. If it's someone else's problem, let them deal with it.

I share some of your pain. my friends are a mix of gamers and anime fans sometimes both. But other people... not so much.

Of course in my case there's something for people not to get that's much bigger than my choice in private entertainments.

18027 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
M / Florida
Offline
Posted 10/16/13
I'm 23, young but felt old when my younger cousin asked me what was YuYuHakusho.

Never too old to enjoy what you love.

Though what I noticed, at least in my university, is that things like passion for anime/manga and games haven't really died out. It's just that it's hidden and not really talked about unless with close friends.

For example, a few days back I was reading manga on my laptop when one of my friends, whom I didn't know even remotely liked manga (we're talking about a buff gym bro here), was like "Oh, they updated UQ Holder". So it seems that a lot of people still have that geek inside them that enjoys this stuff, it's just since society has this picture of what a young adult/adult should be, we become closet geeks.
67725 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
47 / F / Center of the Uni...
Offline
Posted 10/16/13
then you get too old to care and you start wearing all your 'dirty laundry' on your sleeve.
12378 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
49 / M / In
Offline
Posted 10/16/13
I will most likely be watching anime in the old folks home when not chasing nurses or running from my wife for chasing nurses
64138 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
35 / M / California, USA
Offline
Posted 10/16/13
I've been watching these things since I was a munchkin. I saw Go-Lion (ne; Voltron), and Robotech. I remember Akira as a big thing when I was young. The first thing that _REALLY_ turned me was "Project A-ko", a series of movies and OVAs that were partly their own stories, and partly a series of in-jokes against Anime in general of the age, with tons of side-gags. It was also the first non-western style comic book I picked up when young. I followed it along from that age. I discovered fansubbers of the day (college groups duping from LaserDisc releases to VHS, where you mailed a VHS tape and return postage and you got a copy of their work). I found BubbleGum Crisis that way, and dozens of others. I became active on BBSs and later on USENet (old-school internet newsgroups, natch) and fanfiction sections (I ended up being an editor for a few years). I saw clubs come and go. I even hunted odd merchandise in the weirdest of places (I found a German Sailor Moon doll that cried out "Mond Stein; Fleigh un Seig!"... and I found it in a Beijing Chinese dirt market). I still have dozens of laserdiscs and hundreds of VHS (that I really need to get around to transcoding before they get any worse). I have hundreds of DVDs, am a premium member here, and regularly buy new stuff from all over. I even lived (as military though) in mainland Japan for 4 years.

I've really enjoyed my life with Anime and I wouldn't be the same person without it. It is part of who I am, and will stay with me. I might outgrow certain types or series. I may think certain popular mainstream titles are brainless fluff. I have to explain and apologize for stuff to those who aren't into it pretty often. Still, I'll be into it for many more years, likely the rest of my life. I know the industry has had some rough times, but they are adapting and changing and I hope for it to continue and get stronger over the years. I know I'll never be too old for Anime.
67725 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
47 / F / Center of the Uni...
Offline
Posted 10/16/13

uncletim wrote:

I will most likely be watching anime in the old folks home when not chasing nurses or running from my wife for chasing nurses


assuming I'm still working, you better not be chasing me. You probably wouldn't want to at that since by then I couldn't compete with the cute young things.

Agile 
21485 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
19 / M / Cape Breton,Nova...
Offline
Posted 10/16/13
Im only 18, but you're never to old to watch anime. Ive found random strangers (Older and Younger) at the place where i work that like anime/manga, due to it being a hotel you will find these things out from time to time, and its always a pleasant surprise when you find someone with a common in-trust like that.
First  Prev  35  36  37  38  39  40  41  42  43  44  45  46  47  48  49  50  51  Next  Last
You must be logged in to post.