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Where do you meet others into Anime?
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Too be honest the way i meet people who are into anime is by just converting the friends i already have. I used to go go out and check out anime clubs and stuff but I just couldn't handle the amount of weaboo.
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33 / M / Texas
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Posted 11/23/12
The internet. All my IRL friends aren't really cartoon fans.
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19 / F / Oslo
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I wonder that too, no one at my school really likes anime, and if they do, they don't like me because they think I'm too inappropriate and weird to be around because I happen to like non nerdy things as well.
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I wear different anime t shirts and i rarely meet anyone who knows what it is.
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I find people all of the time while Im at Barnes and Noble checking out the manga thats finally released in the states. Other than that Im not secretive with what I like and compare things to anime when I go to some stores and out places and I find some people that way. I get outcasted and weird looks but hey those that are border line otaku, goth, and metal listeners cant be choosers.
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Posted 11/24/12
If you're still in school, clubs.
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Posted 11/24/12
I wish you could just walk down the street and find like twenty people who loved anime and manga
GEZ America we need more otaku's
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Posted 11/24/12

olebull1 wrote:

Too be honest the way i meet people who are into anime is by just converting the friends i already have. I used to go go out and check out anime clubs and stuff but I just couldn't handle the amount of weaboo.


Definitely a great idea, I got into anime by a friend converting me. Granted it's just he and I which really are into it out of our group of friends right now, we have some great conversations on SAO lately haha.


eyeofspirits wrote:

I find people all of the time while Im at Barnes and Noble checking out the manga thats finally released in the states. Other than that Im not secretive with what I like and compare things to anime when I go to some stores and out places and I find some people that way. I get outcasted and weird looks but hey those that are border line otaku, goth, and metal listeners cant be choosers.



Definitely a great idea, I may have to go to my local bookstores and check them out. I am not too worried if people think I am weird for liking anime, I know it's awesome and that's what matters! And also good on you for sticking to what you like!



kath13ne wrote:

I wish you could just walk down the street and find like twenty people who loved anime and manga
GEZ America we need more otaku's


Haha this. Maybe we should just all move to Japan.
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Posted 11/24/12
This is what an acquaintance of mine did:

He took a sheet, hung it out on his garage, set up a projector connected to a computer and speakers, brought out a lawn chair and cooler and put on anime to watch it. He did this every day around the same time with different anime titles. I lived in a different neighborhood, but I would come watch. He mostly just showed movies, the ones I watched in this fashion were Akira, Princess Mononoke and Cowboy Bebop Movie.
It was amazing to see how many people in the neighborhood gathered to watch. After only 2 days, some people even brought their own lawn chairs and his garage area and front yard was actually almost running out of space. I even noticed one guy, probably in his 40s, who stood through an entire movie. Unfortunately, it only lasted about a week, someone complained and called the cops and he was told to stop. You would be surprised at how many people actually enjoy watching anime, just not everyone is a hardcore fan that watches it religiously. Think of it like Star Wars, plenty of people have watched and liked Star Wars, but not many are hardcore fans.

This was several years ago, and anime has become much more popular these days. Now if doing public showings of anime is not an option, some places (other than the mentioned manga section of book stores, conventions or anime clubs) that I know anime fans like to go to are: Asian cafes, frozen yogurt places, arcades, ramen restaurants, Gamestop (or really any game stores), Asian stationary shops (like Hello Kitty or Morning Glory) and Japanese supermarkets (like Mitsuwa). The problem is that even if someone likes anime, they aren't gonna all of sudden go "OMG! Is that an anime T-shirt you're wearing, I love anime, lets be friends!"

Just make friends normally, and you're bound to find a few that enjoy anime. I have quite a few friends (most of whom I met in college) that like anime, but we didn't become friends because of anime. We became friends for other rather normal reasons - had a class together, friend of a friend, worked together on a project, lab or research, just hit it off at a party, etc.
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Posted 11/24/12
The internet.
Sometimes also the geek-corner at office.
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Posted 11/24/12
My boyfriend's friends and their girlfriends. I like inserting my nerdness whenever I see them, and especially since the guy already likes anime, the girl will be more open to talking to another girl about girly animes (sigh). Fortunately, I like most genres, so I can ask what their favorite type of TV shows and movies are and recommend something then. I live in a fairly large town, so we have an anime convention here, but for those in smaller towns, I'd say find meetups or go with other interests first and once you get to know them more, ask what they like entertainment-wise.
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One of my friends loves cosplaying at public places like the mall. She loves seeing people's reactions and sure she gets some weird looks but that's one of the things that make it fun for her. The best part about it for her though is that one awesome person who actually gets what she's doing
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Posted 11/24/12

kath13ne wrote:

I wish you could just walk down the street and find like twenty people who loved anime and manga
GEZ America we need more otaku's


I'm converting as many of my friends as possible o_O...they play MMO's so i weasel them in with SOA and then hit em with Death Note and Code Geass...so far I'm having a solid success rate xD.
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Naunix I'm converting as many of my friends as possible o_O...they play MMO's so i weasel them in with SOA and then hit em with Death Note and Code Geass...so far I'm having a solid success rate xD.


I had friends in high school that made fun of me for watching anime for 4 YEARS. I saw them a little while after college and they had all watched Death Note and told me they were sorry for making fun of me. I have gotten so many people to respect my hobby watching Death Note. They never stick around for other anime, though, I'll get'm one day!

As for where to meet other people who like anime, I've talked to a couple of people at the manga section of Barnes and Noble. The only other time I met somebody who liked anime was while I was buying anime at a Suncoast store.

I don't think my school has an anime club
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Posted 11/24/12
I guess at school? Like a club.

Or maybe at the manga section in Barnes & Noble...

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