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Sometimes it's hard to just say "Does anyone here like Anime & want to befriend me!?! ಠ_ಠ". I used to bring my Manga to school, and sometimes it helped people approach me. They would say "I loved the Anime to that!" or "Have you read this & this?". It helped break the ice; sort of speak.

There was also this guy who walked around with a Death note carry on bag. I made a friend of him and a few others because of noticing it.

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I think you answered your own question..

There are some people that have accessories that would be unrecognizable to those that aren't fans of anime.

Otherwise, you could do what everybody else does: Don't flaunt your interests and instead make friends based on your personality or circumstances..
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I think you answered your own question..

There are some people that have accessories that would be unrecognizable to those that aren't fans of anime.

Otherwise, you could do what everybody else does: Don't flaunt your interests and instead make friends based on your personality or circumstances..


That last part of your response gives off the impression that you dislike when people flaunt their interests.

..there's nothing wrong with people showing off their interests in things. O_o

Nor is there anything wrong with making friends through them.

My inquiry was more towards what items you use, like a death note book bag, or a Pokemon cellphone case. Also any other way of letting others see that you are an anime fan, & proud of it. Showing you have common interests & stuff like that.
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walk around with anime/manga stuff (ex. clothing, messenger bags, sit there reading manga, etc).

when I was in college, my roommate and I were in separate companies, and her company was having a room inspection. I stood there and watched as they were looking at my desk. a full grown man turned to me asking me "ARE YOU AN OTAKU?!?!?!?!?!" and pointed to the manga that I had on my shelf. I nodded, and I became friend's with my roomie's company commander in an instant. made us all LOL
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laviriot13 wrote:

walk around with anime/manga stuff (ex. clothing, messenger bags, sit there reading manga, etc).

when I was in college, my roommate and I were in separate companies, and her company was having a room inspection. I stood there and watched as they were looking at my desk. a full grown man turned to me asking me "ARE YOU AN OTAKU?!?!?!?!?!" and pointed to the manga that I had on my shelf. I nodded, and I became friend's with my roomie's company commander in an instant. made us all LOL


LOL your roommates company commander sounds awesome! It's funny how you can find Anime fans during the moments you least expect to. Just the other day I found out my Science professor is a fan of Inuyasha because of his T-shirt. It makes me love that class so much more
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we have to wear IDs at school. I wear my Crunchyroll lanyard on my ID. :]
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we have to wear IDs at school. I wear my Crunchyroll lanyard on my ID. :]


WHOA! I didn't even know they sold those. I'm liking the Tiger & Bunny one (Also the Brony. lol of course)

Which did you get? Or was it one with the crunchyroll logo?

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He could have meant that, instead of "flaunting" your interest and base your approach primarily on what their obvious interests are, you could base it on something else, like their likability etc.

IMO flaunting and to require merchandise in order to socialize, is more or less an act of esteem, and a need to fulfill it. As is it when someone buys something expensive, to get attention.

I prefer interacting with people to get a better view of their interests. Obviously bringing a novel/manga is not flaunting, and sounds like it worked out well.
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He could have meant that, instead of "flaunting" your interest and base your approach primarily on what their obvious interests are, you could base it on something else, like their likability etc.

IMO flaunting and to require merchandise in order to socialize, is more or less an act of esteem, and a need to fulfill it. As is it when someone buys something expensive, to get attention.

I prefer interacting with people to get a better view of their interests. Obviously bringing a novel/manga is not flaunting, and sounds like it worked out well.


that may be true, but my intentions in bringing this topic up wasn't "how do you get people to socialize with you". It was more like "How do you use Anime to socialize with others". You know..other then just saying it.

I respect your opinion tho. I'll even go as far as to agree with it. Talking with people and finding the hidden gems inside of them is the best way to go when trying to make a friend. Yet I still believe that there's nothing wrong with flaunting your interests in the hopes of catching the attentions of people with similar ones. it creates a door, sort of speak.. One with a big sign saying "Hey, I like that too. Come on in & we'll talk about it".
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You are right

It is widely used though in many other sub-cultural communities. It's a great way to break the ice, but could lead to misconceptions for some parts. The way that you express yourself shines bright with pure intention and makes me feel great

No doubt about, that with the right intentions, it works wonders.
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I just straight up tell people I am a fan. Easiest way to do it for me. I have been approached a couple of times when I was reading Death Note in between classes at college, but that's about it for not straight up just telling people.

That said I don't go around announcing to the world "HEY LOOK AT ME I WATCH ANIME!!!" and I doubt anyone does.
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I usually make my computer, tablet or phone wallpaper of my fav anime character.
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I don't and never would
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I invite them over and they see my room. lol I've got posters and other anime related stuff in there. Or if they add me on Fb they see my cosplay pictures. Awhile back I was talking to my coworker and ended up just telling her I liked anime. She thought it was so funny though because she said I didn't seem like the type to like it.
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