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Friends/Family reaction to your love of anime....
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20 / M / Philippines
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Posted 4/6/13
~My cousin once said to me "You watch those anime shit? You're grown up now! Watch some real good stuff like Spartacus" and I was like, fuck you dickhead... I like Spartacus though, hehe.
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Mom: "Bunch of Trash" throws dvd's and manga into a storage house. hasn't seen them since February 21st 2012. May my anime rest in peace. :crying:
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15 / F / In Alois Trancy's...
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Posted 4/6/13 , edited 4/6/13
When I first got into it, my family would always go, "You're watching that Japanese stuff again?" and would just shake their heads at any anime related activities (cosplaying, figure collecting, waifus) but I never stopped and I guess they got used it it. I haven't become friends with someone just because we both liked anime but I could say it helped boost our relationship.
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Posted 4/6/13 , edited 4/6/13
my friends are usually anime nerds and my family thinks im just watching cartoons but i never ask them to watch with me so i guess its my fault they think they're just "cartoons"



Edit: After reading a few more of the posts I saw a correlation. Many of the responses could easily double as responses to the question "Friends/family reaction to being gay"

Let me give a good example:

F3AR-THE-FAITH wrote:

My dad don't care, literally he asked "You like those asian cartoons?" Me: "Yup." Him: "Cool."
Moms reaction was a tad surprised and freaked out, she knows i'm an odd person so she wasn't really negative about it. My brother rolls his eyes at my "Crazy asian stuff."

Their reactions to my interests is quite entertaining.



now lets change the subject of the answer:


My dad don't care, literally he asked "You like those asian girls?" Me: "Yup." Him: "Cool."
Moms reaction was a tad surprised and freaked out, she knows i'm an odd person so she wasn't really negative about it. My brother rolls his eyes at my "Crazy asian ladies."

Their reactions to my interests is quite entertaining.

Just thought it was something interesting to point out
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16 / F / BC Canada
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Posted 4/6/13
Weeeelll my past friends thought it was uncool, but I found best friends who accept it and like it as well.
My family , my sister watches it with me, and sometimes my brother does as well.
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23 / M
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My mum doesn't like to hear anything about it, but she lets me go to conventions and watch it. So long as I still get straight A's in school. I hooked one of my friends on it but so far he only watches Naruto and One piece. I became good friends with another guy at school over anime. During the beginning of Highschool i tried to keep my hobby hidden, but over time I just gave up seeing as the most popular guy always asked me for pokemon advice and Naruto stuff and another popular starting striking conversations with me ever since I stopped hiding my anime passion.
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32 / F / Buried under a pi...
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My parents think it's weird that I'm in my 30's and like to watch "Those Japanese cartoons" all day long. I don't have a lot of friends (I've never really been a social type), but the primary one I have thinks it's awesome and knows what I'm talking about when I complain about my parents thinking I'm weird. My parents for the most part leave me alone--unless a HUGE package decides to come in the mail--then I get an earful. They don't understand why I haven't gotten tired of it yet. (I've been a fan since 1995 or 2001 if you want to count when I started buying. This hobby is NOT going away at this point!) My brother's a gamer and my parents think he's weird too, but my parents get on my case more because I buy stuff to support the industry.
Posted 4/6/13
My friends can relate to me, well, some of them at least. My family.... my older sister is a fan, but my parents think that I'm too old in watching it. Lol.
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17 / F / The land down under
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Posted 4/7/13
My brothers shun anime and asian stuff in general. So when they found out I like it they were super negative. Of course my brothers are close minded and ignorant so I don't expect them to accept everything. It does get tiring hearing "You going to watch your faggy anime shit?" all the time
Posted 4/7/13
^Start watching the most brutal anime with either gorey material or just pure action in front of them. Something like Hellsing. It'd be hilarious if they started getting into it.

My family's actually quite familiar with it. I guess only my mother doesn't care for it at all.
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32 / M / Near Los Angeles, CA
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Posted 4/7/13
My family and friends don't mind me watching anime. Sometimes they watch a few episodes with me, although most of the time they don't. Depends on what it is. People that aren't into anime prefer watching slice of life / comedy style stuff more with me I guess. Lighter shows more similar to mainstream TV, and shows with broad appeal mostly.
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19 / M / Brisbane
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Posted 4/7/13 , edited 4/7/13
My younger sister is a huge otaku and she sometimes even uses my crunchyroll, meanwhile my parents don't even know about me watching it. Its one of those cases of "I'll switch to porn, its easier to explain".
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Posted 4/7/13
a couple of my good friends enjoy it, so no dilemma there..

my parents just dismiss it as a "cartoon".

Posted 4/7/13
They know not to care.
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21 / F / titan
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Posted 4/7/13
my parents think that i am still childish

my friends don't care

my brother is into anime as well, to be exact to HAREM...and eroge all the time, he strangles himself when the eroge doesn't download or lags...
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