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Posted 3/9/13
I've met about 3-4 people at school, and have spoken to them before, but they're not my type.

I have a brother whose into it. He doesn't live with me.

Other than that, I'm pretty much a lone wolf.

There's an anime convention coming up in May here, so I'm hoping to make new friends. Hoping.
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I've been fortunate to find a group on my area which only other adults attend. If you're looking for a group outside your school or college, then be sure to search Meetup and Facebook for local fan clubs and organizations.


mojojooo wrote:
There's an anime convention coming up in May here, so I'm hoping to make new friends. Hoping.


That's one of the benefits of small conventions. When there are not huge crowds, and when the schedule is not packed with events, then a convention can be a good opportunity to meet other fans.
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pretty hard at the moment, can't really find anyone to talk with about anime . Thats why i joined this site ^_^
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i have like 1. i wish i had more to talk to them about anime.
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For some reason, people who likes Anime/Manga find me. Whenever they ask if I like Anime/Manga, I admit that I watch and read it. Then they ask more questions like, "What's your favorite?" or "Do you draw?" and so on... And when they keep asking and carrying on their enthusiasm about Anime/Manga, I just slowly back away and say, "Have a nice day." In other words, I don't want to talk about Anime/Manga all the time. Stuff like that bores me when there are other things to talk about.

Though I can find those who like Anime/Manga quite easily, I wouldn't jump off my seat to talk or be friends with them just because we share the same interest.
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Posted 3/9/13

caddyalan wrote:

I've been fortunate to find a group on my area which only other adults attend. If you're looking for a group outside your school or college, then be sure to search Meetup and Facebook for local fan clubs and organizations.


mojojooo wrote:
There's an anime convention coming up in May here, so I'm hoping to make new friends. Hoping.


That's one of the benefits of small conventions. When there are not huge crowds, and when the schedule is not packed with events, then a convention can be a good opportunity to meet other fans.


Well, this convention is a big one, lol, and I've never been to an anime con so I really don't know how it is. My hopes have suddenly been reduced. Maybe I won't meet anybody.....
Posted 3/9/13
I don't get an urge to talk about it but if someone brings it up, we'll talk about it
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I live in a small town so it's hard but when I do find someone who does I find it really easy to talk to them because that's the only intrest I have that could be "rejectable" by other people.
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Posted 3/9/13
I wish more people where i live knew about it... But sadly barely anyone does. Cept for scary social reject types... Id like to talk to someone else but i just have to settle with the Internet/CR
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Antwan22 wrote:

I don't know anyone outside the internet that is into anime or manga which is a bummer because I enjoy it so much it would be nice to have people to talk about it face to face instead of online.


^ Same here bro. If anyone could give me advice on how to find out (in person) if someone else watches anime? Like, I feel weird asking them directly. Because where I am there is a such a stigma attached to the word 'anime' or Japanese cartoon. I know, I know, I shouldn't care but being a kinda sensitive bro I do. Like does anyone know a good way to hint around at it without showing them my samurai sword? Haha



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Cept for scary social reject types... Id like to talk to someone else but i just have to settle with the Internet/CR


Hehe, same here.
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Posted 3/10/13
Nobody in my class in elementary school talked about it. I only figured out in grade 9 that some of my old classmates still read the manga to Naruto. I do too and having it as my favourite anime I felt like I missed out on discussing shocking chapters, wtf moments etc.
I remember meeting one girl that was into anime and we became friends. Then I met more people in high school that were fans as well. Having finally found people interested in the same things made me really happy and had me open up more.
For the future, I think it might be difficult once I get into College/University and get a job because when it comes to stuff like anime to strangers I'm kinda nervous. I think I'll just go there with a Vocaloid shirt or something and see if someone comments on it like "omg I love Hatsune Miku!" or something.
so yeah, to some it up, it'll probably be difficult for me in the future so I'll make the most of it now
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I can almost always find someone who watches anime. I just started a new job at Cisco a couple weeks ago and on my first day I was talking about anime with the guy training me. A week later they hired a new guy who watches anime as well. I think working in IT you'll find a lot of people into the same shit you are, but not always, and I've never randomly met someone who is as knowledgeable about anime as me. I'm sure it's much harder for other professions and in general life... That's why we have CR!
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Nobody in my class in elementary school talked about it. I only figured out in grade 9 that some of my old classmates still read the manga to Naruto. I do too and having it as my favourite anime I felt like I missed out on discussing shocking chapters, wtf moments etc.
I remember meeting one girl that was into anime and we became friends. Then I met more people in high school that were fans as well. Having finally found people interested in the same things made me really happy and had me open up more.
For the future, I think it might be difficult once I get into College/University and get a job because when it comes to stuff like anime to strangers I'm kinda nervous. I think I'll just go there with a Vocaloid shirt or something and see if someone comments on it like "omg I love Hatsune Miku!" or something.
so yeah, to some it up, it'll probably be difficult for me in the future so I'll make the most of it now :)


Always rock your anime shirts. I'm pretty old and I'll rock mine at work and if I'm going out I'll wear one almost every time. Most people don't notice, but just about 20 mins ago I went to the gas station for some soda (it's 3am here) and the clerk noticed my shirt and talked about anime for about 5min. This is North Carolina too. More people watch anime than you think....
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Posted 3/10/13
I don't find it too hard. Well most of my friends started getting into other anime/manga apart from DBZ last year. I still have some who only watch the popular stuff. But then I have like 3 other close friends that are into it as much as I am and sometimes recommend new stuff for me to see.
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Not that difficult. If they were once interested in cartoons then there shouldn't be a problem.
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