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Introducing someone to anime
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Posted 11/27/13
Hey guys, I was wondering what are some of your thoughts on introducing people like your friends or family to anime. To be more specific, what do you think of someone who, at first, liked to make fun of anime, then, after being introduced to it, became full on anime fanatics, liked they never made fun of it in the first place? Would you be grateful or irritated about that? (If there is already a post about this type of question let me know)
Posted 11/27/13
A friend of mine used to bash on anime and said she didn't like it because she found it "unrealistic". It was funny because what she watched wasn't exactly realistic either. Also that's what makes anime fun to watch! lol Well after awhile she gave in and watched Death Note. She's not an anime fanatic, but her view on it has changed. I don't think I've known anyone who went from making fun of it/hating it to becoming obsessed, but I don't think it'd irritate me. I'd just be like "I told you it's good stuff".
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My sister used to make fun of it, so I observed her interests and saw she liked those hardcore things, so I showed her AoT
She doesn't watch it anymore, but she stopped making fun of anime
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Posted 11/27/13 , edited 11/7/14
Animes kinda something you find on your own because if you tell someone about it they might not be as interested. I told my friend about it and it took him a while to watch it and he ended up finding he didn't like it at all. All in all if you want to introduce someone to anime you should try and stick with big titles first and leave the hidden treasure for later.
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Posted 11/27/13 , edited 10/30/14
I say people should just show them this in order for them to get into anime:

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Posted 11/27/13

bredg95 wrote:

Hey guys, I was wondering what are some of your thoughts on introducing people like your friends or family to anime. To be more specific, what do you think of someone who, at first, liked to make fun of anime, then, after being introduced to it, became full on anime fanatics, liked they never made fun of it in the first place? Would you be grateful or irritated about that? (If there is already a post about this type of question let me know)


More people that like anime the better.

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Posted 11/27/13
One of my friends used to hate any kind of anime cuz apparently ALL anime have high school girls in really, really short skirts..(which sort of is true)... So I showed her Death Note- a great anime with no short skirts... She's not crazy about anime but at least she doesn't hate it any more. Now I'm looking for some more good psychological anime to show her
Posted 11/27/13 , edited 10/29/14
Death Note is a great introduction because it's not slow paced or confusing at the beginning of the series like some anime tends to so it's quite easy to get into. Plus I think a lot of the stereotypes people have about anime are quite the opposite of what Death Note contains so it tends to break down some stereotypes, and the plot/story has a broad appeal imo. It also has a good english dub which makes it more accessible to newcomers. I recommended someone Death Note who had never watch anime before and they loved. Personally, I think the worst thing you could possibly do is recommend someone a series with fanservice.

Edit: I didn't really answer the question. I use to make of anime before I was introduced to it. I remember there being an anime club at my high school which kids would come dressed in the most bizarre outfits, so I guess that's mostly where my opinion had come from haha. So I don't think it's a big deal for someone to have a negative preconception and then change their opinion after they've watched an anime.
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Posted 11/27/13
I've always started watching anime on friend's recommendations. It's alot more fun to watch. The animes that people told me are good ended up being my hugest favorites. Fullmetal Panic! and Sword Art Online that is. However i found Code Geass, Gintama and ALOT of other masterpieces on my own. But none as enjoyable as the ones people recommended for me.

I've not succeeded in getting others to watch though. Maybe you've got to have status for people to respect your anime suggestions. Hell do i know. The people that recommended anime to me didn't have status. :p
Posted 11/27/13
You must recommend them some anime with Great plot and strong character development so you can turn them into Elitist.

Like Aku no Hana, Berserk, Tatami Galaxy, Kaiji, Hokuto no Ken, Legend of the Galactic Heroes, Mushishi, Hellsing Ultimate, Golgo 13 and Slam dunk.

i lost my count, way too many anime.
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Posted 11/27/13
^ This.
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Posted 11/27/13 , edited 10/28/14
start with Ghibli..
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Posted 11/27/13
I used to poke fun at anime. Many of my friends in middle school loved to talk about Naruto and Dragon Ball and One Piece. I was never into those shows, and mistakenly thought all anime was like those shows. So whenever my friends started gabbing about them, I would roll my eyes or make some snide comment, if only to keep from being excluded from the conversation. Obviously, I don't do that anymore. I'm the biggest otaku out of all of them, now. Irony.

My brother likes to make fun of my hobby, so I showed him Code Geass. He loved it. Not completely sold on anime, but he does take some of my suggestions for shows now. He recently watched Death Note and loved it as well (he doesn't tell me he loves it, but I can tell).

Typically, people who mock anime base it off certain aspects (like mainstream shounen troupes, or hentai/fanservice), but when you show them that anime is actually a very versatile medium, they're likely to change their opinion. That's not something to get irritated about. People change opinions all the time. It shows growth.
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Posted 11/27/13
well i've been known to show off some bad shows for introduction into anime for EX. Highschool DxD, and School Days.
i've drove off a few people from anime so that was my fault XD. i ain't irritated by people calling my hobby weird because all in all anime is weird.
i've also been looking into some other good introductions into anime and i wanted to know what you guys think of Black Butler and Future Diary?
because Future Diary is what got me into anime altogether and Black Butler has this sorta feeling to it
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Posted 11/27/13
idk, most of my friends & family are people who wouldn't like anime or any tv show really so errm.. i think if i were to try to introduce someone I would pick an anime that is of a genre he/she likes so that person would have a better understand of the broadness of anime.
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