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I just asked my friend what his opinion on anime was, and he said, "it's pretty good, as long as you don't buy the films. I've only watched 2 anime films and they were both crap."

FYI, those two films were My Neighbour Totoro and Spirited Away, so eer... >.>


I don't disagree, you see one Ghibli you've seen them all. They are entertaining for what they are but they are akin to something like Toy Story or Finding Nemo, easy for casual audiences to digest and never deviate from the obvious tropes.
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A friend once caught me watching School Days, the ending in particular and just asked "What's wrong with you?"
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Over the years, I have surrounded myself with supporting people in my life and dumped people just looking to give me a hard time. Even then, I have gotten a couple of people who think me watching anime is "childish." I just chalk it up to them not knowing what they are talking about which is true. I seriously doubt a parent would let their children watch some of the anime I have come across over the years. It's mostly from Americans as they were brought up to believe that animation was something done to entertain kids.
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I only get "anime," "Japanese cartoons," and "cartoons." Nothing special or particularly insulting, though my mom isn't impressed with cartoons to begin with (making her except), and my stepdad is heavily biased towards American classic cartoons. I can't blame him, however. Modern anime tends to be very different from shows like "Tom and Jerry" and "Popeye the Sailor Man." He likes almost pure comedy in his animations, and he never saw hide nor hair of anime until I was about ten. Anime is watched by up to 40% of the teenagers at where I went to middle school and highs school, which says alot for a run-of-the-mill Mississippi city named Florence. I once even saw a few cosplayers walking down the side of the road.
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They've called it "cartoon porn". :/ I can see why. All that ecchi and fan service... >.>
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I actually have a friend who does watch anime but when it comes to me watching anime he says I watch hentai. I know he's just playing around though. Also people have called in cartoons but I understand that, it is a type of cartoon. Anime and cartoons are both animated so I can see the where they are coming from.
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I don't have any friends that watch anime either. Some respect my love for it...others don't know that I watch it and I always hear them talking crap about it and it clearly shows they know absolutely nothing about it. Things like "that kiddie stuff..." or "that anime thing...". People judge before even trying to fully understand.
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Thank you very much! I hope that this works as planned!
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As soon as I start listening to what other people say I'll let you know what they call it
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It seems like everyone has a similar or same response, like it's bias to only three things.

1: Everyone has heard it called simple things, but they understand slightly since it is that of something... ecchi. Fan service is something we enjoy alone, but fear when we are in public.

2: Some people don't want to share their anime with other people, since they fear of social changing or the more popular "I don't get it."

3: Some people have never had this problem, and are willing to watch it out load, practicly screaming that they're an Otak
u.

This information gathered has made me smile, think, and over all happy! I wan't expecting this much input, and it made for an amazing experience for my first time posting here. Thank you all for the help, it's appriciated!
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My pops used to call it anime porn. Most of my friends watch it though so I don't take flak from them
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My friends barely say anything about my habits. Only a few close ones dare to tease me when they see me watching it. I usually just get comments like "ohhhhh that weird sh*t again..." or "omg! are you serious?! *sigh*"
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I remember my grandma calling DBZ rubbish, then again anything I watch is rubbish to her
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Posted 5/17/13

CloudedEmotions wrote:


PhyongHwa wrote:

"They" think it is just like the kiddie cartoons only made by the Japanese in the Japanese style and don't think I should be watching that stuff at my age.





I fell in love with your post, and it made my entire day x3

I've been checking up on the posts while I was studying for class, but coming here makes me just as happy!

Also, Elfin Lied really takes it's weird emotional toll, as well as making you think about "What actually is Anime?"

Same thing with Another.


Was trying to find that gif of the little girl getting destroyed by a truck at the end of kurokami episode 1 to add to this. Remember, for kids...
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