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How do your friends react to you liking anime?
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Posted 4/20/14 , edited 4/20/14
Personally my friends who arent into anime are a-holes about it! Everytime I mention the word anime they kick me from their skype calls or if I am talking to them they will just get annoyed at me. So I dont speak about anime anymore, I go into the skype call, I have one friends who is friends with them and likes anime, he mentions it as a joke because he knows they hate it when it is mentioned and then they kick me from the call :/ Honestly I dont want to be friends with them anymore, but I have been friends with them for so long so I'm not too sure. So what about everyone else? Do you have annoying friends that just dont like what they dont understand, or do you have reasonable and nice friends?
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Your friends sound like a bunch of immature children but I never had that issue from my youth till now everyone that knows that I like it couldn't care less because it dosen't define me or put me in a catagory that my friends would not want to be friends they respect my hobbies but probably wouldn't watch a marathon of Naruto but they would do DBZ since most of us have seen it when it first got released here in the US. I also think that you should get new friends because friends wanna be friends on just you being you if they judge kick them to the curb. I have lost pleanty of friends because most of them where dicks but hte friends I have now are the ones that I am glad I kept and met later down the road.
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Fine I like anime, it is not my only interest in life, personally I think anime fans who have friends who are negative towards them, may just talk about anime too much. We all get bored if someone we know only talks about something we have little or no interest in, all the time.
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Posted 4/20/14
my friends dont give a shit. we all like different things. your 'friends' sound like absolute douchebags.
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OP, your friends don't sound like real friends. I had friends in my "otaku" phase, who didn't watch anime, but put up with my fangirl moments even when they thought I was crazy. I mean, they found me annoying sometimes when I wouldn't shut up about anime, but never made me feel shame for liking it ^^;.

My close friends like anime too, so they don't really say much about it. Some of my more distant friends don't know, because I never thought to mention it. I think at my age though (in college), people don't really care what your interests are as long as you're a decent person.
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My friends know that I like anime, not even one of them cares.
There is a guy in my class that always read manga in the class, we just joke around a bit, then we stop. (And of course I sometimes join him and start reading manga )
Till now I have never met a person that is against me watching anime or acts like a total dick because of it.
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No one must know my secret.
Posted 4/20/14 , edited 4/20/14
I don't have bad friends, they are actually really awesome but I think I've sort of given up, I no longer have the desire to hang out. Obviously we did tease each other and sometimes we'd be downright bullies especially me if I think I'm getting to someone so your friends are just more comfortable to be mean to you than be all polite about it.
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A guilty pleasure.
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Posted 4/20/14
I don't have any friends who like anime. That's why I came here.
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Only 1 of my friends knows i like anime, he keep telling me i turn into a fat guy with a neckbeard if i keep watching ''Kawaii desu sugoi gay anime'' -_-
It's kinda annoying but i do watch stuff like K-on, i would also be wierded out a little if didn't watch anime and saw my friend watch a show full of cute girls.
Posted 4/20/14
I would never befriend anyone who can't accept 100% of me.

As someone who has an INFJ personality type, the quality of friends have always mattered more to me than the quantity.

Posted 4/20/14
I've never been harassed in my life about liking anime and I was really bad about it when I was young. I imagine that very few has ever drew an alchemy symbol on their hands and showed others without being teased or harassed about it. Even with acquaintances, which I had many moving and changing schools frequently (said elsewhere I had 3 high schools - there was a time with transferring in college that I had 5 schools/colleges in 6 years) - I never saw too many negative reactions. I had weird stares, you know the one where people look silly with an open mouth and one eye squinted, when I said I play visual novels, but never teased or bullied about it.

If my acquaintances didn't bully then I think you may need new friends. My favorite part of a hobby is sharing and the few I had either watched and talked about anime with me (not saying all friends need to have the same interests).
Posted 4/20/14
I have no friends and so they have no opinion on the issue. If I did have friends and they were a-holes like your friends then they would no longer be considered friends and it wouldn't matter how long I knew them or how close we had been until that point.
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Posted 4/20/14
all of my friends are fine with it, one even calls me a dick because I got him hooked on watching anime. I'm a nerd and I'm not afraid to show it, and if a friend isn't ok with that then quite frankly they can bite me
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