What do/did your parents think of you watching anime?
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Posted 4/12/14
I know a lot of people's parents don't exactly approve of it or think anime is a waste of time. What about yours? Do they know, do they care? Have they ever tried to stop you or deter you from it? Mine have never cared much, though sometimes they take interest or let me tell them about it, my dad especially.

As a bonus question, at what age did you start watching anime? It was nine for me, not including Sailor Moon.
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They don't know what anime is. Their 70 years old.

TBH though, I probably didn't start until I'd moved out. I think I started with Akira and Evangelion. I watch tons and and happily married with a nicely salaried career, so I doubt they'd disapprove at all.

If anything, I attribute a lot of my depth and understanding as a human being to anime. Great anime is imbued with philosophy, such as Evangelion. If someone watched that whole series, even a professor of philosophy, and didn't learn anything, then I'd disown them as human beings.

Anime makes us better human beings, not worse; Although, there are some horribly pointless worthless animes out there.
Posted 4/13/14
One is indifferent (due to no education on the subject), the other found it to be practice in enjoying what you like.
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Posted 4/13/14
As far as I know, they don't particularly care. Cartoons and animations were never a stranger in the household I grew up in, and my stepdad being an avid fan of American Golden Age cartoons has always given me a particularly strong "green light." I first caught anime back around 1999, via Cartoon Network and one or two other channels. I was eight or nine.
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Nothing....

I was 18 before I saw my first real anime.... I grew up in North Dakota, there was no anime there...

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Hi,

Sorry to do this, but there's already a thread about anime & parents feelings over at http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-828349/anime-and-parents - it's got a ton of discussion about just this topic! I'm betting you'll see a lot of similar feelings over there. But I have to close this as a dupe, my apologies.

-Makoto

(I think I started watching around 12 or so.. tough to remember exactly!)
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