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I did use to hide it in my early teen years because no one else seem to have the same interest but once i got older which im now 22 (im not that old) if i watch it in public and someone is curious and say whats that and i tell them. Usually they'll loose interest and try to say something to get away or they'll say something negative like " aren't you a little to old for cartoons". Which i respond with " do you have a problem with what i watch, ". Then they'll say something stupid to get away.

You can be the most normal person in the world,people are going to think ill of you anyway. As long as you dont try to get other people to have the same interest as you and be annoying. Its ok to be open about it.


I'm going to use that if anyone questions me..."do you have a problem with what I watch?" ....great line, thanks.
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I do. I've been dating a girl for 3.5 years and I've hid it from her. She's probably already figured it out, but it is what it is.

The fun hiding story is that I actually worked Ohayocon this year (not with Ohayocon, but as a part of the venue staff). Of course, none of my coworkers could find out, so I just nodded my head at all their anime-con disbelief.


Sounds like a hassle! Trying to hide something for over 3 years...how exhausting lol
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I don't hide it, but I don't announce it either, nobody I know IRL is interested in Anime or Video Games.

Actually I'm more into hiding my age, because most people feel somebody my age that is into Anime & Video Games is a perv.


So you're 50? Yeah, I can see that. Seems sometimes age doesn't help, as seems to be the case with most people. Oh well..maybe some day I'll feel your pain gramps
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its kinda hard when you have an entire bookshelf filled with manga and anime


Lol would it be weird to throw a blanket over the whole thing and hide it like it's completely top secret/horrifying and then whisk it off and yell "BEHOLD!"
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Lmaoo, Feel like this is An AA meeting for Secret anime lovers....Hi, Im Moe....And I secretly love anime..Like I have one close friend who is into dc and marvel, but wont really touch anime, but all my other friends are the partiers and the "2 live crew on campus" usually me at the center...but I love anime...but just find it hard to bring it out to the open with them, it sucks..cause technically I want to go full nerd..but then I have that cool guy side too...ITs just a difficult situation. They probably wont judge me....I think..lmao, but I dont even really want to see what would happen...I'm thinking of just swagging out some anime type shirts and hoodies and tell them through that...how does that sound


This is DEFINITELY an AA meeting of sorts lol funny comment by the way. I'm sure you can figure we're kinda in the same situation.
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archelon wrote:

admitting your interests and celebrating them even though your peers might look down on you for that can be really hard for most people. no point in denying it. it takes strength to enjoy yourself regardless of the negative opinions of others, so congrats, op, for being brave like that. it doesn't come easily to everyone to say it doesn't matter, and making the choice to do that is awesome. i'm hesitant to admit to what i like because i don't enjoy sharing that with people i meet. it's a conversation starter and i'm not super fond of conversations. i'm the stoic coolkid (don't take me seriously, omg), so i don't have interests or passions, obvs. but really, i am unabashedly in love with anime, manga, k-pop, j-pop, and errthang else; it's okay to love things and to geek out over them. fight the good fight, op.


Possibly my favorite comment of them all!! Fight the good fight....indeed I shall!
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Not at all. However I don't advertise it either.
If someone where to ask me I would tell them without hesitation that I do indeed watch anime.
And if they have a problem with it they aren't the kind of person to hang out with.
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Hey. Hey. Nothing wrong with Ouran and Hetalia, man. Calm down.
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If it makes you feel any better, I'm a mom of a college student and I watch anime. Yeah, my kids and hubby give me a little bit of a hard time about it, but honestly, I don't care. My friends don't watch it but accept that I do, and respect the fact that I'm honest about who and what I am. Life is too short to worry about what other people think and if what you like doesn't hurt anyone, why not enjoy? toribran


You are probably the coolest mom ever.
I wish my own mother was like you but sadly she is not even close.
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izaske3E wrote:


If it makes you feel any better, I'm a mom of a college student and I watch anime. Yeah, my kids and hubby give me a little bit of a hard time about it, but honestly, I don't care. My friends don't watch it but accept that I do, and respect the fact that I'm honest about who and what I am. Life is too short to worry about what other people think and if what you like doesn't hurt anyone, why not enjoy? toribran


You are probably the coolest mom ever.
I wish my own mother was like you but sadly she is not even close.


I didn't see that comment!! Awesome mom
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I do often hide the fact I watch Anime, reason being is Hentai is mostly associated with it or just massive tits and a bunch of perverted things. Also it's because of the people that I have been around that watch anime are dimwits, watch terrible shows, run around saying shit like desu or other Japanese Slang, then try to talk about Japan like they lived in the country and fail horribly. Now most of my friend know I watch it and don't say anything about it and I don't bring it up. But I have been made fun of by people that heard I like to watch anime and they trash me on it.

I have been watching anime my whole life and love it. It's just the stereo typical "Otakus" that just ruin talking about and those are the ones I mentioned above. Their is nothing wrong with otakus it's just the ones that completely fit the stereo types.
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coffeenator wrote:

I don't hide it, but I don't announce it either, nobody I know IRL is interested in Anime or Video Games.

Actually I'm more into hiding my age, because most people feel somebody my age that is into Anime & Video Games is a perv.


So you're 50? Yeah, I can see that. Seems sometimes age doesn't help, as seems to be the case with most people. Oh well..maybe some day I'll feel your pain gramps


Actually the age is more of an issue on xbox live, since I put my gender and age I get fewer random friend requests. I do game with a few older guys from time to time.

My first exposure to anime was speed racer, at the time I had no idea it was from Japan.
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nope I am proud to be an otaku
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I hide nothing.
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Never will hide it ..what is there to hide? I don't mind people thinking of me as a freak who likes cartoons that are Japanese and yeah whatever..lol i'm going to Japan anyway ;D ..
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