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Posted 1/5/14
They don't know. I always have headphones on when there are other people in the house. It's not a secret, but its just something that has never been discussed. The less they know about me, the better everything is.
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Eh, my folks just saw them as cartoons. Every now and again they'd poke fun, but that was them just being parents. Every now and again, I'd buy my "funny cartoon" posters and shirts and the like, and they were okay with it as long as I wasn't doing anything bad, like smoking and stuff.

Even now, anime and video games are a big part of my life, and I don't intend to let them go.

It varies with parents though. Mine were cool getting whatever I wanted so long as it wasn't borderline hentai or something. It's pretty much just a hobby, so it's natural to want to indulge in said hobby via merch.
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17 / M / Colorado, USA
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I'm fairly open about it, and I even share some shows with them and talk about it when they're interested.
If I buy something objectionable, I just order it without telling them. When it gets here, they're like "wow" and then lose interest.
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24 / M / The heart of Linc...
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Family think they're: A. Cartoons cos they are drawn or cgi, B. mostly for kids or adult (thankfully they see it that there's more than sex that makes it adult i.e swearing, blood, death etc.), C. That most of the storys are far too deep/complex & condoling for them to enjoy.

At 1st they thought it was too weird for me to enjoy, but they never stopped me. If anything, they said that it was way to complex to be just a kids show, they realised that they were better shows for me than the dull cartoons on tv. I think they also excepted it as a better alternative to going out all night and getting into trouble.

I think they've come to accept that despite where i live theres virtually no manga/anime, it's more popular and recognised then they'd ever thought it could be. I believe it truly hit them that it's popular worldwide when I attended my 1st comic con back in may 2012 in london.

All in all, they respect what I enjoy, they may never watch any but I'm grateful they never hinder my chance to enjoy anime.
Posted 1/5/14
they do not care much
as i been watching i from age of 4-5 ish
and till am dead

its my friends mostly ..... you watching hentai again ..... no just some girl got her boobs grabbed .... that's hentai dood .... no its not this like a PG 7 anime
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17 / M / Floor 61: Salembu...
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My parents know that I watch anime... but when it comes to the genres they're clueless, whether it's Action or Echii.
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26 / M / Manitoba
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My parents kinda disowned me when I was 17 so... yeah.
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Parents will never understand anime but I will understand if I become a parents, cause I love anime.
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32 / F / North Carolina
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My mom hasn't said anything one way or another about me watching anime. I don't live at home anymore so I guess it doesn't matter. My sister on the other hand has told me "you're not Japanese!" while she's riding in my car while I'm singing along to anime music. She says she doesn't 'get' anime. I'm trying to convince her to watch something funny, like Ouran High School Host Club, kinda as a gateway drug to help her 'get' what anime is about.

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I just recently opened up to my family about anime. I bought an Asuna figure at Japan Fest a while back (which I took my family to), so everything was just suddenly "there". Their reaction? "Hehe, you're kinda weird, but I love you anyways." That was an A-OK reaction in my book. I also told them that I want to minor in Japanese in hopes of living in Japan for a while. "Whatever you have a passion for." A-OK. At the beginning of December, I had my family watch an anime episode with me. You're probably thinking something along the lines of "Are you NUTS!?" For your information, yes. Yes I am. My dad and sister fell off after the first episode, but the plan is to watch to the end with Mom. Of course, the show I picked out is relatively safe. It also happens to be my all-time favorite. It's Toradora for any who are interested!
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My mom think its stupid for me to watch anime. She always makes me read a book or watch english show rather than Japanese o-o but now she doesn't care anymore she let me watch what ever i want to watch...Idk if im suppose to happy or disappointed. =n=
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same here
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19 / M / Alaska
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Posted 1/6/14

MrSmexyTheBeast wrote:

I'm fairly open about it, and I even share some shows with them and talk about it when they're interested.
If I buy something objectionable, I just order it without telling them. When it gets here, they're like "wow" and then lose interest.


LOL
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22 / M / Broken Arrow, OK,...
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My parents, and my friends, know about my high interest in Anime. They don't quite understand what I like so much about them, but as I was 19, nearly 20 (now 21) when I got seriously into anime, my parents had a "It's your money, not ours" attitude towards it. I got to go to Tokyo in Tulsa last year in Tulsa, Oklahoma, as my first convention. Though my parents still didn't understand the big deal about it, they still listened to me go on and on and on about the awesome stuff that I did there. Not to mention the international debut concert for DESTROSE I got to see while there. I have posters, and wall scrolls, my FB is littered with anime, and so is my phone, my laptop, and my mind. Even started a couple fan pages for anime on FB last year. Today my mom was asking why I have a poster of anime girls in swimsuits on my wall, not posters of real girls in swimsuits on my wall like a normal 21yr old guy. I simply told her "That's too mainstream. Anime girls are cuter anyway." I get shit about being an Otaku all the time, but I just look at it this way, they don't know and understand anime like we do. We can try to explain all we can, but until they can understand what we like so much about it (which is like a "walking a mile in another's shoes" kinda situation), they are still gonna try and give me shit about it.
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17 / M / Colorado, USA
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AnimeRocks369 wrote:

My parents, and my friends, know about my high interest in Anime. They don't quite understand what I like so much about them, but as I was 19, nearly 20 (now 21) when I got seriously into anime, my parents had a "It's your money, not ours" attitude towards it. I got to go to Tokyo in Tulsa last year in Tulsa, Oklahoma, as my first convention. Though my parents still didn't understand the big deal about it, they still listened to me go on and on and on about the awesome stuff that I did there. Not to mention the international debut concert for DESTROSE I got to see while there. I have posters, and wall scrolls, my FB is littered with anime, and so is my phone, my laptop, and my mind. Even started a couple fan pages for anime on FB last year. Today my mom was asking why I have a poster of anime girls in swimsuits on my wall, not posters of real girls in swimsuits on my wall like a normal 21yr old guy. I simply told her "That's too mainstream. Anime girls are cuter anyway." I get shit about being an Otaku all the time, but I just look at it this way, they don't know and understand anime like we do. We can try to explain all we can, but until they can understand what we like so much about it (which is like a "walking a mile in another's shoes" kinda situation), they are still gonna try and give me shit about it.


Respect. I'm glad you have that type of attitude towards it
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