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My friend is Delusional
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22 / M / Seattle
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Posted 12/4/12
He's convinced from Anime to move to Japan.

LOL. I'm pretty sure nothing from Anime relates to the Real Deal Japan.

Or is there? Anyone know?
Posted 12/4/12
Depends what anime convinced your friend to go to Japan to be honest. But either way, he won't have much fun if that's the sole reason for him going lol.
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Ahahah.. if it was some anime packed with epic fights, magic, or anything that doesn't exist in reality, he will be sadly mistaken when he moves there.
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I'd like to see giant robots and tentacle monsters the real ones! maybe some day I'll move to Japan too.

Jokes aside, any country is better than mine but Japan would probably be the only place where I might really want to live, if I've to choose.
If your friend is serious then let him go, you don't know until you see it with your own eyes.
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Yeahhhhh there's a lot of people that are like that.
Not that I've ever been there, but people who solely come to Japan because of anime end up becoming vastly disappointed with what they find. Japan is just Japan...

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Jaydizm wrote:

He's convinced from Anime to move to Japan.

LOL. I'm pretty sure nothing from Anime relates to the Real Deal Japan.

Or is there? Anyone know?


There maybe bits of cultural stuff that's accurate, depending on the anime, but if he expects the people and his day to day life to be like anime he's going to be disappointed. Form what I understand things can be pretty lonely for foreigners as far as having a social life, even more so for ones that speak little or no Japanese. Honestly, if he has no idea about Japan he's probably just going to reinforce any dumb foreigner stereotypes the people he meets might have. To live over their he need at least a four year degree and a job were the employer is willing to sponsor his visa, that or he needs to find a Japanese wife.

Then again I don't know personally I am just going what I've read and heard from others like Gimmeaflakman on YouTube.
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Well if he know's how to speak Japanese and knows a lot about the culture I'm sure your friend will be ok! But if he doesn't he's gonna wake up because of the culture shock!
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Posted 12/5/12
I can't even imagine how people can think that Japan is like anime. I mean does anybody imagine America like a Disney wonderland ?
Go to the library, borrow the best guidebook about Japan you can find and shove it under his nose. Or send him links to official websites like phogan says, that state that you need a degree and be able to speak the language.

I sure hope your friend is not that foolish.
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Jaydizm wrote:

He's convinced from Anime to move to Japan.

LOL. I'm pretty sure nothing from Anime relates to the Real Deal Japan.

Or is there? Anyone know?


It really depends on the show. There are drama/slice of life anime shows out there that do borrow some of what you might see in real life. All in all, though I think your friend will be disappointed. I don't think it's necessarily a bad thing to want to go to Japan because of being influenced by Japanese culture, but it isn't exactly something that is in the foreground of Japanese society. Not all of Japan is Akihabara.

My recommendation? Have him watch jvlog videos on YouTube. A lot of the people they have real life issues on what it's like to live in Japan as a foreigner--an outsider. I am currently living in Japan so if you have any questions, lemme know.
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Posted 12/6/12
Sounds funny. Certain streets in Tokyo probably fit his delsuions

In any case, after living in a another country for a good while the things you notice are the similarities, not the differences. It's the same daily grind in the end.
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Posted 12/6/12
Well there has been a massive nuclear meltdown that turned half the country into a wasteland. But I'm pretty sure that no super powered mutants have appeared yet. So if that's the Anime he was watching then tell him to buy a geiger counter, and some good health insurance that doesn't exclude fools that expose themselves to high doses of radiation.
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Posted 12/6/12

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Well there has been a massive nuclear meltdown that turned half the country into a wasteland. But I'm pretty sure that no super powered mutants have appeared yet. So if that's the Anime he was watching then tell him to buy a geiger counter, and some good health insurance that doesn't exclude fools that expose themselves to high doses of radiation.


Massive nuclear meltdown that turned half the country into a wasteland ? Do you take yourself serious
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Posted 12/7/12

Tomoko3san wrote:


diodrin wrote:

Well there has been a massive nuclear meltdown that turned half the country into a wasteland. But I'm pretty sure that no super powered mutants have appeared yet. So if that's the Anime he was watching then tell him to buy a geiger counter, and some good health insurance that doesn't exclude fools that expose themselves to high doses of radiation.


Massive nuclear meltdown that turned half the country into a wasteland ? Do you take yourself serious


Absolutely not. But let's face it there are many Anime that contain the "Survivors of Nuclear Something or Another" theme. I was merely being cruel and funny, not serious. The better question is, do YOU take me seriously? Or, do you deny that Fukushima is a pretty horrific nuclear disaster?
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Posted 12/7/12

diodrin wrote:


Tomoko3san wrote:


diodrin wrote:

Well there has been a massive nuclear meltdown that turned half the country into a wasteland. But I'm pretty sure that no super powered mutants have appeared yet. So if that's the Anime he was watching then tell him to buy a geiger counter, and some good health insurance that doesn't exclude fools that expose themselves to high doses of radiation.


Massive nuclear meltdown that turned half the country into a wasteland ? Do you take yourself serious


Absolutely not. But let's face it there are many Anime that contain the "Survivors of Nuclear Something or Another" theme. I was merely being cruel and funny, not serious. The better question is, do YOU take me seriously? Or, do you deny that Fukushima is a pretty horrific nuclear disaster?


Oh you were joking
No, I didn't take you serious, I do take Fushima serious but I'm not calling it a pretty horrific nuclear disaster. But I can't say anything else about it either because I don't follow the news. Reason for this is I don't like getting one-sided stories, which is definitly the case when it comes to Fukushima.
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Posted 12/7/12

Tomoko3san wrote:


diodrin wrote:


Tomoko3san wrote:


diodrin wrote:

Well there has been a massive nuclear meltdown that turned half the country into a wasteland. But I'm pretty sure that no super powered mutants have appeared yet. So if that's the Anime he was watching then tell him to buy a geiger counter, and some good health insurance that doesn't exclude fools that expose themselves to high doses of radiation.


Massive nuclear meltdown that turned half the country into a wasteland ? Do you take yourself serious


Absolutely not. But let's face it there are many Anime that contain the "Survivors of Nuclear Something or Another" theme. I was merely being cruel and funny, not serious. The better question is, do YOU take me seriously? Or, do you deny that Fukushima is a pretty horrific nuclear disaster?


Oh you were joking
No, I didn't take you serious, I do take Fushima serious but I'm not calling it a pretty horrific nuclear disaster. But I can't say anything else about it either because I don't follow the news. Reason for this is I don't like getting one-sided stories, which is definitly the case when it comes to Fukushima.



Agreed on the liking to get real information! I consider any nuclear accident to be horrific. And I lean towards the really bad in this case based on the lack of reliable information available. But I'm paranoid about nuclear fallout. Have been since my 6th grade science project was on chernobyl.
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