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Posted 1/1/14
Because if someone who watches anime isn't watching "reality" television is looked upon as a freak.

People call anime "cartoons", "childish", "weeaboo crap", "porn", and "stupid". Some people like to think anyone that watches anime have no life. I can assure you that some anime fans actually have lives socially, financially, and romantically along with anime they do enjoy others things as well.

People are noisy and judging for no good reason.

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I've actually never heard anyone mistake all anime for "cartoon porn". I have heard it called Asian or Chinese cartoons, but only jokingly. Some people have said it's too weird, which I can understand because some of it is weird, but other than that, I haven't ran in to much negative reaction when I tell someone about my hobby.

As for anime fans in general, people outside of the "otaku kids" at my high school typically thought anime fans were very strange, quirky, awkward, and socially inept. Most of which was true. There wasn't really any hostility towards us, though. I think people are quicker to judge the fans than the actual content of anime.
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I usually say it's like Pokemon or Dragon Ball Z, Which usually around the people I hang with is 'Cool'
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People just assume it's all Hentai.I encourage that assumption and that limits the inevitable lengthy explanation to an obviously disinterested party..Is that the hors d'oeuvres tray over there?Paging Phillip Morris.
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Deathberryreturns wrote:


Pryro wrote:


Deathberryreturns wrote:

Cartoon or Anime porn smh* its so annoying. About 3-4 years ago I was watching Rosario + Vampire and they thought I was watching Anime porn, like wtf? Morons these days.


To be fair allot of ecchi can be seen as porn, especially the newer stuff where it has become allot more gratuitous I mean compare Love Hina to something like Highschool DxD, it's also allot more commonplace in shounens "cough" Fairy Tail "cough" too.


Truth, but some of them ruined the whole show for me. Or some of them go overboard with fan service. Like Sekirei. I had to drop it. It had a good plot but I just couldn't. Some ecchi are acceptable. What is the world coming to?! *Shakes fist at the sky*


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Usually my family refers to it as kids cartoons. I don't really care what they refer to it as, they can call it whatever they like, but if they start giving me shit over watching it, things will get ugly, VERY QUICKLY. That also applies to outsiders.
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A friend of mine called it porn when I watched Rosario + vampire
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People that I talk to call it "cartoons" all the time but that's it lol I don't share the genres I like with them or really show them much more than the "usual" like action or something lol
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Actually had a co-worker ask me about some anime, she thought it was either porn or pre-schooler stuff. Upon learning that it was actually aimed at her age group, she was shocked & I think finally grasped that there's anime for all age groups and people.

I have to admit that i'm sick & tired of the same response about anime. These people don't comprehend at all that just because there are anime about porn & adult nature as well as young children's anime, doesn't mean they are the only 2 categories.
Also, all this talk of anime being too revealing of women drives me nuts. Have these people really looked at "normal" cartoons as they call it, there's just as much innuendos as anime if not more & far more blatant about it too.

I find it strange how: we have comic cons now in the uk, famous actors/actresses voice in anime now, that they have more screenings with every year & more shows/films mention/hint/show anime, yet despite that we still get people who so readily dismiss it without actual reasons as to why they do.

I think as long as anime remains a minority, we in the uk will always have this. Though with the way things are going, anime might be finally more mainstream.
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Cartoons, Chinese show, not too much else yet because I only started watching in 2013 but I'm sure there will be plenty more interesting things people will say.
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Half of the anime i really like is referred to as "shit", by a large portion of the anime community.
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