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Most say it's awkward and that they all have to yell a lot.
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I call them cartoons. It's too complicated to explain. If they ask questions I answer them. If they don't we just move on. This has the added bonus of offending people who are into anime, which means I can tell who they are, which means we can have a real conversation about the stuff.

I guess it's different based on how much you love the stuff. I enjoy watching it immensely, but I get that 98% of people couldn't care less, so I guess I tailor to the situation? Did I answer the question? Probably not.

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26 / F / Just keep pinning...
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'What are you watching? (looks at the tv) Oh, those weird CHINESE cartoons?'

Really??

I got this every single time growing up, though I'd tell them over the years it's Japanese..at least get it right.

I wouldn't even get into trying to get them to call it anime then, I knew it'd make no difference.

They recognized to call it cartoons by the right country by the time I was 16. But oh well.
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Cupcakelove260 wrote:

'What are you watching? (looks at the tv) Oh, those weird CHINESE cartoons?'

Really??

I got this every single time growing up, though I'd tell them over the years it's Japanese..at least get it right.

I wouldn't even get into trying to get them to call it anime then, I knew it'd make no difference.

They recognized to call it cartoons by the right country by the time I was 16. But oh well.


THISSSS!! my family members and friends think everything asian is CHINESE v_v
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PrincessLunza wrote:

I've been called "anifag", which I take lightly and I've begun to use that phrase jokingly. I've also been called "F**king mad" for repeatedly watching the ending of School Days. I get called gay a lot for liking Miku and anime. I don't get worked up by other people calling me names, it's me who usually upsets myself.

Also I get a lot of "Oh it's all porn" and "F**k off back to 4chan then you p***k".


holy shit man, i also rewatch the ending of school days like every few days i love it >.>
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Posted 5/17/13

anthhd wrote:


PrincessLunza wrote:



holy shit man, i also rewatch the ending of school days like every few days i love it >.>


Yeah, I watch it every once in a while, just while imagining myself >>>ACTUAL SPOILER (Ending of School Days)<<<
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26 / M / California
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People have called it the greatest thing ever
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23 / M / Ohio
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man you guys sure are surrounded by a lot of close minded fucks
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My dad calls it "Those asian/Chinese cartoons" or "Cartoon/Asian porn"
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38 / M / Oregon Coast
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Most of the time I hear cartoons which doesn't bother me. I grew up calling anime either Japanese cartoons, Japanese animation or Japanime since that's what everyone called anime in the 80's and early 90's.
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22 / M / Aincrad
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My friend calls it Chinese crap -.-
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16 / F / NYC,NY
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Alot of people that i know watch thing like Soul Eater,Naruto,or anything else on toonami but i have a flying mint bunny necklace and most people thinks a Pokemon,also one day i drew Envy from FMA and everyone thought he was gay ....other than that they just thing its porn just because of the corset scene from black butler ...
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30 / M / Buffalo, NY USA
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I've had people call it a variety of different names. I often return fire and describe the reality "TV" crap they love watching using multiple phrases and colorful metaphors I can't post on here.
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Posted 5/17/13 , edited 5/17/13
Same stuff I've heard...

"oh, that Japanese porn?"

"so you watch hentai?"

"why do you even watch that weird stuff anyways?"


I've given up long ago trying to explain to the general public, so I just leave it to a simple "oh it's just weird Japanese crap, might take a while to get used to or understand". There are too many ignorant people to try to explain things properly, it's not worth the effort when any efforts to try to explain would only dig a deeper hole to misunderstanding.


As for meeting other fellow anime watchers in person... gosh I've met less than half a dozen
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Rpgpunk wrote:

Most of the time I hear cartoons which doesn't bother me. I grew up calling anime either Japanese cartoons, Japanese animation or Japanime since that's what everyone called anime in the 80's and early 90's.


I came up around the same time, most people didn't know what to even call it besides "cartoons". The one video store that even carried anime videos had stuff like MD Geist, Akira, and Fist of the North Star mixed in with Looney Toons and Disney videos. I don't think people started to equate it with Hentai until the internet became popular in the 90's and many people's first exposure to the art style was through porn. Lately, it seems people kinda know what it is but since their experience is limited to stuff like Pokemon and Toonami they tend to not worry about "what" it is but rather "why" people in their 30's like us still watch it.
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