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What do u consider to old I mean sometime I get shit from my loved ones about watching anime all the time but I'm only 23 and I guess u can consider that young but I still get shit for watching anime so I guess I do feel old and outta place sometimes but I guess that just from being told that I'm way to old to be watching "cartoons" as they would say
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http://www.crunchyroll.com/group/Older_Anime_Lovers_Unite
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21 here and Hoping to be 90 years old and still watching Evangelion and cheering on unit 01 while the rest of the nursing home thinks I have lost it :D.
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well first post here on CR, here goes

While I have never felt like I'm too old to be on CR I do tend to avoid the forums because as people have said a huge amount of the subjects are a little immature/unrelatable for me , I have however (as I'm sure a few of you have) felt that in my personal life (away from a computer screen) I have been singled out as that weird guy who watches cartoons.
My parents don't understand it, my siblings all think I'm strange and my friends had never had any interest in anime.
I am 22, I live in a flat with my girlfriend and I have one child and another on the way, when my girlfriend and I first started seeing each other we shared a love of anime but over the years she seems to have moved on from this "phase" in her life and while still claiming she likes it she has not watched anything in years, this does sometime make me think, should I have grown out of this by now too? am I too old, to be watching this kind of stuff ? should I still want to watch cartoons as a parent?
But those rare times when I meet a fellow anime lover when I wast expecting it we immediately find common ground and become friends where I live we are few and far between so coming face to face with others like myself if a great experience and something I love, even if we like different styles or genre it doesn't matter. It shows me that there is such a range of people who love it, and we all share this connection, someone could never be too old/young, too posh/common or too intelligent/dumb to watch and enjoy anime.
Over the years I have convinced friends of mine to give it a go and I can usually pick out something that they will enjoy, and now we have hours of discussion about latest episodes new series (as well as what we hate about all the awful live action adaptations) and I feel quite happy and contented to be a 22 year old father of (almost) two who loves to spend some of his free time watching anime

... sorry for waffling on a bit
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im old -_-
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i dont think i've become to old for it, but at the same time it come in waves where i'll watch it , then leave it and come back months later and watch and read things all over again. but i thinks thats a sign of good production, making you ant to come back.
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benwynn92 wrote:
While I have never felt like I'm too old to be on CR I do tend to avoid the forums because as people have said a huge amount of the subjects are a little immature/unrelatable for me ,


Yep. Topics about "would you drink a juice drink named Fruitanari" or something like that comes to mind. There are plenty other examples, I guess the younger crowd (in the mind) like hypotheticals.

Anyways, welcome to the site "old timer." I read your entire post and it was quite interesting. It hasn't came across my mind "if I had a child" would I still be watching these things? You're a bit ahead of me in life - that account will surely help me down the road.


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Me: I've felt a bit old for a while. I'm going to an anime convention soon and worry I won't be able to handle how obnoxious people can get. Canceling my hotel and badge has come across my mind, but I have hope I'll have mature, intellectually stimulating, conversations with at least one other guest. I have a few friends that like anime, but they seem to be timid to talk to me deeply about shows. Unsure if that makes me feel young or old (young being excited to chat deeply or old that I can't keep up with their Tweet length attention spans).
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0thR wrote:

Anyways, welcome to the site "old timer." I read your entire post and it was quite interesting. It hasn't came across my mind "if I had a child" would I still be watching these things? You're a bit ahead of me in life - that account will surely help me down the road.


Well thank you for the welcome and for taking the time to read the whole post.

I must admit going to an anime convention and cosplaying is something that I have always wanted to do but lacked either the time, funds or both, now that I have gotten older I have been put off going as I feel the crowd will be so much younger than I and I have passed the age where that kind of thing is 'acceptable', another thing that puts me off is that I would likely be attending by myself as none of my friends are interested in going.

Are you going to the con by yourself or with friends and will you be cosplaying?
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26 / M / Yorozuya Gin-chan...
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Personally I don't think I'm too old for it despite what society says. Many people think that anime is for kids but that couldn't be more wrong, anime is a medium with many genres that cater to different demographics.

I do feel to old to go to cons though, last year I went to one and there were so many teenagers there that I kinda felt odd being there. Thank god I look younger than my age but it still frustrating because it's harder to meet and make friends that are invested in our hobby.
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At 27, I'm in this special window where people younger than me are surprised that I'm as old as I am and people older than me are surprised that I'm as young as I am. As far as I can figure, good anime hasn't got much to do with my age, more to do with the amount of time I've had to watch and evaluate animes.
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In my opinion, age is not the matter. Everyone has their own hobbies and activities they enjoy to do. If watching anime is one of your way to enjoy your life, then why not. Maybe I'm considered as young here but for me, myself, I feel like I'm already an old one, old enough to think more about how I stand by myself and living my life, but it is not connected with my pleasure to watch anime
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Novista wrote:

Any member of the Ignoranti ought to be challenged - I'd send them here for example: Your Lie in April, a, it's beautiful, b, no superheros, just real people. Or, over to AnimeLab, Terror in Resonance, again, no superheroes, and a timely story line.

If it was face-to-face, I'd drag them to the TV and probably start with Perfect Blue or Millennium Actress. Although I haven't watched it yet, The Wind Rises would be a good choice.


Daughters of Mnemosyne, the anime. R rated stuff. give them that and dare them to say if anime is still for children. It obviously targets a niche market for adult sadism/masochist desires and gore violence.
One of the most uncomfortable anime I've had to watch, although incredibly enjoyable. if anyone likes sadism and masochism, this is it.

Shigurui also.

Man gotta love gore anime. wished CR would have adult stuff .... restricted to adult members only of course
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momokoseiya wrote:

Any older anime fans want to chime in? Do you feel like "the old one out" at times?


I'm the exact same age as you.

Guess I was 7 or 8 when I got into anime. Major Video carried stuff like this:



Unfortunately, when I was 10, I decided to try "big kids anime" & scarred myself for life after seeing this, as the clerk must have assumed my uncle was renting it & said nothing about the 18+ sticker.



Anime was arguably better, but as a kid with no job, finishing a series was impossible. Rental stores only carried movies, OAVs, & a few episodes of any given series. I saw Blue Sonnet when I was in Jr. High & didn't get to finish for about 13 years.



I remember what a pain in the ass it was to get fansubs in 2001. I can't remember if none of them offered DVDs or if DVD players were too expensive, but we had to get em in the mail. Hong Kong fansubs were the worst. I remember Hiei & Kurama's names being switched around in YYH. They were hard to get, so you had to seek out other people who had them so you could have weekend fansub parties.



Once in awhile, you'd find a dub so bad that it was hilarious to the point of hurting your lungs.



When everyone else was watching dubs on Toonami, I was more interested in the subs on International Channel.



Oh, & here's an aditional group to join: http://www.crunchyroll.com/group/Anime_Veterans_Group


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Yes, I do feel out of place. Here, and just about everywhere I go. Although I am a "non-traditional" otaku, I certainly do not fell, react, think, or behave anything even close to my age. That's the main reason why I do not publicize how old I am.
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LikaLaruku wrote:


momokoseiya wrote:

Any older anime fans want to chime in? Do you feel like "the old one out" at times?


I'm the exact same age as you.

Guess I was 7 or 8 when I got into anime. Major Video carried stuff like this:



Unfortunately, when I was 10, I decided to try "big kids anime" & scarred myself for life after seeing this, as the clerk must have assumed my uncle was renting it & said nothing about the 18+ sticker.



Anime was arguably better, but as a kid with no job, finishing a series was impossible. Rental stores only carried movies, OAVs, & a few episodes of any given series. I saw Blue Sonnet when I was in Jr. High & didn't get to finish for about 13 years.



I remember what a pain in the ass it was to get fansubs in 2001. I can't remember if none of them offered DVDs or if DVD players were too expensive, but we had to get em in the mail. Hong Kong fansubs were the worst. I remember Hiei & Kurama's names being switched around in YYH. They were hard to get, so you had to seek out other people who had them so you could have weekend fansub parties.



Once in awhile, you'd find a dub so bad that it was hilarious to the point of hurting your lungs.



When everyone else was watching dubs on Toonami, I was more interested in the subs on International Channel.



Oh, & here's an aditional group to join: http://www.crunchyroll.com/group/Anime_Veterans_Group




I remember going through piles of anime my dad bought as a kid, Dragonball z,giver,Devilman,fist of the north star,Hayao Miyazaki films,etc...I also remember the not for children labels on Crying Freeman and Golgo 13,lol....I think I watched crying freeman at 13 or so and was kind of confused at the time
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