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Posted 11/14/13
I think this really depends on a person's environment.
But generally, to the world, it's probably weird, even if you get used to it.
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Posted 11/14/13 , edited 11/14/13
Warning: self-indulgent rant ahead

If there's one thing I'll preach about day and night it's this:

The idea itself is not as significant as the way it's presented.

Try thinking of it objectively; there are commonly accepted media forms and then there's the less accepted (or just less prevalent) media forms. While "weird" is a bit too connotative for my taste, I think I understand where the OP is coming from with her question.

Perhaps I should say that anime doesn't necessarily differ from mainstream media in terms of topics and themes, but from a strictly mainstream point of view it greatly differs in how it says what it has to say.

Mainstream Western animation generally doesn't have the range in demographic and content compared to anime, and more mature Television and cinema doesn't possess the same degree of cheeky melodrama conveyed through transparent, archetypical characters and repetitive conflicts.

Now, most common media nowadays is certainly guilty of those aforementioned traits, but to a much less striking degree. Think about it; how long did it take you to notice all the common occurrences featured in anime/manga? Pretty damn quick I'd bet.

The best part about anime is also the worst. All those traits I mentioned are usually cause for negative criticism on my part, but I find something endearing about how unpretentious anime is about itself. It rarely seems to take itself too seriously or try and be something it isn't. Anime is not high-brow entertainment, and it doesn't need to be. Sure, I can read into a show as much as I like, but I usually acknowledge the simpler intents of the author/producers.

I'd say I find anime to be somewhat weird by such comparisons, but that's what I like about it. It's nothing like "typical" entertainment.
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Posted 11/27/13
Anime was weird when I first started watching it, but then I got used to it. However, sometimes I still find some series weird
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29 / M / U.S.A.
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Posted 11/28/13
You know it. But I like weird.
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Posted 11/28/13

XxOtakuQueenxX wrote:



I'll take your advice and avoid it ^_^


don't watch it if you have a brother/sister, if you don't have siblings than it will be better, also don't watch if you hate... how do i put this...
nudity? but if you pass the preliminary than you will find yourself a great romance one of my favorites for sure but it is not to be enjoyed for people with siblings... trust me...
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Posted 11/29/13
Yes, because it's weird I like anime
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Posted 12/8/13
For the most part, no,but it sure as hell can be whenever it wants, and without the slightest of warnings.
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Posted 12/18/13
Anime isn't weird at all >:D
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Posted 12/22/13 , edited 12/22/13
yes i have to say it is a bit weird. some of the stuff is indeed W-E-I-R-D.
i know what he meant but there are wierder things out there
Posted 12/22/13
haha its kinda
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24 / M / Canadiana
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Posted 12/22/13
Yeah, it's weird, but I probably wouldn't like it if it wasn't.
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Posted 12/22/13
Yes...

But in a good way!
Posted 12/23/13
Recent anime is weird...mostly for pervs.
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Posted 12/25/13
If you are new to anime it is strange and different especially the variety of plots, I think this was actually what drew me to liking anime more
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Posted 12/25/13
I think the weird anime outweighs the "normal" anime.
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