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kylemcc wrote:

You're never too old for anything. You'll get weird looks, but you shouldn't have to give up something you enjoy just because you're older.


This is how I feel. Thanks.

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Posted 3/30/14 , edited 3/30/14
Let's summon "The Ancient One" and hear his infinite wisdom on this matter!
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Posted 3/30/14
Are you too old to breath lmao, but seriously no. It's like regular tv; each show or genre has its target audience.
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Posted 3/30/14
I'm about to turn 30, and the only thing I stopped watching is ecchi...
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Posted 4/5/14
I am getting bored but there is something dragging me back to anime.
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Too old for anime are you kidding?! Just turned 47 and love it still. I will watch until I am dead. The people around me that want to say it is for children and not people of my age, can kiss my a$#! It is one of the best expressions of human existence around, why would I give that up? If people do not understand that, then that is their failing. Do not let other people define who you are and what you think and especially what you whatch!
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Posted 4/5/14
Ah crap: watch
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Posted 4/6/14
I don't watch anime anymore because I just don't have the time for it. I love reading Manga though and will continue to do so.
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Posted 4/6/14 , edited 4/6/14
I think you should be able to watch whatever you want regardless of your age ; yet, I have shared that fear of becoming too old for anime it's still not something I should worry about; but, I see it in video games I think I'm not nearly as interested in them as I was a few years ago.
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Posted 4/6/14
Too old for anime? Only the finest jester could come up with a joke as marvelous as that one.
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Posted 4/7/14 , edited 4/7/14
BAKA~!.....
NEVER TOO OLD FOR ANIME...
#YOLO
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Posted 4/7/14
This is a hobby thats never going to go away honey. Just except it and the world will be better for you.
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Every time this topic comes up I say this: My father is 70, anyone who has been at Anime Expo the last three years will recognize him as the bearded fellow with the purple cane at the front of all of the autograph lines (except for Vic Mignona). Age is a very relative thing, when you have folks here describing themselves as "old" in their forties.

You're as old as you feel, and if you're over 18, nothing is age-inappropriate.

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I don't think anyone is too old for anime. As it has been said before, Anime is a medium that can appeal to many age demographics. :)
My dad is in his mid-50's and still watches anime. Just in the past year, I caught him watching Cowboy Bebop, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex/movies, Texhnolyze, etc. He was the person who introduced Sailor Moon to me and would summarize what would happen in episodes that I missed when I was 5 (He was also the reason why I watched Princess Mononoke 100000000x when I was 6-7 years old...)

Tastes/preferences can definitely change though. When I was 14, I would watch just about anything (besides hentai/yuri/BL). Shounen, ecchi, shoujo, action, drama, romance, harem, etc~ I wanted to expand my horizons. At the time, I preferred action/shounen (Naruto, fma, bleach, gundam seed) and had an intense dislike for shoujo... However, over the years my tastes have changed to adore animes targeting the older demographic like Monster, Mushishi, and Kino's Journey. I also started to appreciate shoujo and josei (while avoiding harem/ecchi). Recently got into BL and some yuri too .

No one is ever too old for anime.
(I remember thinking about this when I was playing pokemon at 13...and here I am still obsessed over it at 22~)
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Been a teacher, worked for Disneyland, traveled around in South America, now I am in Norway. From what I have learned and try to teach, is what DecibeLeveL is describing. We need to do more of what makes us happy, regardless of what other think, say or believe. It's in those moments of joy that we can truly find wisdom and grow as a person.
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Posted 4/7/14

aznzakum wrote:

I'm 19 now and I absolutely love anime. I love it so much I would have print outs of Spring, summer, fall, and winter anime charts to mark so I would watch (usually 75% of them) each without skipping any.

The journey of anime has taken me quite far and it is one awesome experience! But as I age, I notice I change as do everyone in the world. I don't play the games I used to play when I was little nor do I watch the same shows.

Do you guys think we will ever grow out of anime? Or if not grow out, do you think our personalities will change to a certain point where the anime we watch no longer relates to us? (for example: by age 28 I wouldn't be as interested in mecha school animes like "infinite stratos")


No real reason to worry. There is a lot of mature (and I don't mean 18+) anime that we can easily enjoy. Admittedly, I don't really enjoy action anime anymore, but I've yet to come across a season that didn't provide plenty of enjoyment (just last season, I was really enjoying Nisekoi, Golden Time, and Pilot's Love Song a lot). I've also recently started playing VNs (I've played G Senjou no Maou, Ef, SonoHana 1 and 2, and 3 of 5 routs on Grisaia no Kajitsu), and that is a whole new world of fun. I can't ever picture myself leaving the world of anime. Although some would have you believe otherwise, there is a whole lot of anime designed for the more mature crowd. Anime certainly isn't only made for children. I'd say that much of what I really enjoy about anime would go right over a child's head.
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