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Where do you meet others into Anime?
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27 / M / U.S.A.
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Posted 11/24/12
The best place is at a con. I wish I could meet other anime friends more frequently, but thems the breaks. Sorry.
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Posted 11/25/12

antx0r wrote:

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.


This takes awesome to a new level. That sucks someone called the chips, but at least you guys got to do it for a week!
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Posted 11/25/12 , edited 11/25/12
I was looking for a manga one time and a nice group of people started chatting with me and talked about anime for a little bit. So a Library would be one place?
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Posted 11/25/12
watch Oreimo. be kirino, get a big brother. something like that. I saw it happen in an anime so it has to be true.
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Posted 11/25/12

Sky_Renzokuken wrote:

watch Oreimo. be kirino, get a big brother. something like that. I saw it happen in an anime so it has to be true.


That's a bad example hahahahaha
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Posted 11/25/12

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Sky_Renzokuken wrote:

watch Oreimo. be kirino, get a big brother. something like that. I saw it happen in an anime so it has to be true.


That's a bad example hahahahaha


yeah I know but seriously irl meets and conventions. I met a few ppl at the comic shops around here

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Posted 11/25/12

Sky_Renzokuken wrote:


Jaydizm wrote:


Sky_Renzokuken wrote:

watch Oreimo. be kirino, get a big brother. something like that. I saw it happen in an anime so it has to be true.


That's a bad example hahahahaha


yeah I know but seriously irl meets and conventions. I met a few ppl at the comic shops around here



I don't have those around. But even if I did it'd be totally awkward for me to go to one of them for some reason. How'd you do it? lol
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Posted 11/25/12

Jaydizm wrote:


Sky_Renzokuken wrote:


Jaydizm wrote:


Sky_Renzokuken wrote:

watch Oreimo. be kirino, get a big brother. something like that. I saw it happen in an anime so it has to be true.


That's a bad example hahahahaha


yeah I know but seriously irl meets and conventions. I met a few ppl at the comic shops around here



I don't have those around. But even if I did it'd be totally awkward for me to go to one of them for some reason. How'd you do it? lol


I make sure to have cash in my wallet. go to the manga section. ask the clerk or whoever is working what they like and spark up a conversation from there. This guy got me reading EDEN: its an endless world! and HOLY CRAP its good! I laughed I cried. I'm only on volume six so far but damn... shits deep. Meeting ppl in real life can be hard, believe me I have tattoos on my face and look like some crazy hobo. But all you can do is try and if you don't succeed go grab a beer and try again another day. Or just give up on everyone and lock yourself away and rely on amazon to bring you all the goodies. OR even better become an internet troll to keep me entertained
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Posted 11/25/12

Sky_Renzokuken wrote:


Jaydizm wrote:


Sky_Renzokuken wrote:


Jaydizm wrote:


Sky_Renzokuken wrote:

watch Oreimo. be kirino, get a big brother. something like that. I saw it happen in an anime so it has to be true.


That's a bad example hahahahaha


yeah I know but seriously irl meets and conventions. I met a few ppl at the comic shops around here



I don't have those around. But even if I did it'd be totally awkward for me to go to one of them for some reason. How'd you do it? lol


I make sure to have cash in my wallet. go to the manga section. ask the clerk or whoever is working what they like and spark up a conversation from there. This guy got me reading EDEN: its an endless world! and HOLY CRAP its good! I laughed I cried. I'm only on volume six so far but damn... shits deep. Meeting ppl in real life can be hard, believe me I have tattoos on my face and look like some crazy hobo. But all you can do is try and if you don't succeed go grab a beer and try again another day. Or just give up on everyone and lock yourself away and rely on amazon to bring you all the goodies. OR even better become an internet troll to keep me entertained


"But all you can do is try and if you don't succeed go grab a beer and try again another day." Words to live by. Haha.
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Posted 11/25/12

blackdahlia90 wrote:


Sky_Renzokuken wrote:


Jaydizm wrote:


Sky_Renzokuken wrote:


Jaydizm wrote:


Sky_Renzokuken wrote:

watch Oreimo. be kirino, get a big brother. something like that. I saw it happen in an anime so it has to be true.


That's a bad example hahahahaha


yeah I know but seriously irl meets and conventions. I met a few ppl at the comic shops around here



I don't have those around. But even if I did it'd be totally awkward for me to go to one of them for some reason. How'd you do it? lol


I make sure to have cash in my wallet. go to the manga section. ask the clerk or whoever is working what they like and spark up a conversation from there. This guy got me reading EDEN: its an endless world! and HOLY CRAP its good! I laughed I cried. I'm only on volume six so far but damn... shits deep. Meeting ppl in real life can be hard, believe me I have tattoos on my face and look like some crazy hobo. But all you can do is try and if you don't succeed go grab a beer and try again another day. Or just give up on everyone and lock yourself away and rely on amazon to bring you all the goodies. OR even better become an internet troll to keep me entertained


"But all you can do is try and if you don't succeed go grab a beer and try again another day." Words to live by. Haha.


sometimes between the mad rabble I occasionally say something smart

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Posted 11/25/12
No one at my school likes anime except for a few people, but I'm not the type of person that would go up to them and randomly start talking about anime -_-
Plus there's never any comic cons where I live T.T
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Posted 11/25/12
Lol. Too bad I can't seem to enjoy beer.
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Posted 11/25/12
Hopefully on these forums
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Posted 12/2/12
I have a friend that know almost all (at least veeeeeery many) anime fans where I live, so I kinda get to know them too since we meet some of them every time we're in the city :3
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Posted 12/2/12
I meet them here.
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