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Posted 5/18/14

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Watching anime is kinda looked down upon here in Norway as well. If you watch it, you are looked at as the lame kid. Still there isnt that much harassing for it.

Ps. This guy posting right above me seems to be everywhere. CR should ban him.


Yes, you are looked at as if you are a lame kid. (I have yet to be harassed for it tho) Because they think every anime is like Pokemon or Digimon, because that's one of the few animes that we Norwegians grew up with.

I showed some of my friends who think anime is "childish and lame" some other anime, and they liked it. They just judge the cover, not the whole book.
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Kikusui10 wrote:

Watching anime is kinda looked down upon here in Norway as well. If you watch it, you are looked at as the lame kid. Still there isnt that much harassing for it.

Ps. This guy posting right above me seems to be everywhere. CR should ban him.


Yes, you are looked at as if you are a lame kid. (I have yet to be harassed for it tho) Because they think every anime is like Pokemon or Digimon, because that's one of the few animes that we Norwegians grew up with.

I showed some of my friends who think anime is "childish and lame" some other anime, and they liked it. They just judge the cover, not the whole book.


What about stuff like Naruto, One Piece, AoT, etc.? A lot of Koreans watch that and think they are normal. They just think the otakus are perverted freaks
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Posted 5/18/14 , edited 5/18/14
'What is this anime of which you speak?'

That should tell you what the situation is like in the UK. We get next to nothing, and anyone who does like it is a weirdo who should stop watching cartoons made for kids, apparently.
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I live in Houston and there's a pretty big anime con called Anime Matsuri. The Barnes & Noble I go to has an isle for mangas. They have most stuff but only like one of each except for mainstream stuff, which they have like 5 copies of each volumes. They only get 1 new ones at a time (except for mainstream of course) and you have to be the first otaku there in order to get it. Or else I have to order online (which is actually cheaper but I want them sooner) and the prices here are so damn expensive. I only collect 3 series from here and all the rest, I get them from Korea. As I said in the OP, for the price of regular North American Edition manga, you can get the first press limited edition that comes with cool stuff
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I live in Houston and there's a pretty big anime con called Anime Matsuri. The Barnes & Noble I go to has an isle for mangas. They have most stuff but only like one of each except for mainstream stuff, which they have like 5 copies of each volumes. They only get 1 new ones at a time (except for mainstream of course) and you have to be the first otaku there in order to get it. Or else I have to order online (which is actually cheaper but I want them sooner) and the prices here are so damn expensive. I only collect 3 series from here and all the rest, I get them from Korea. As I said in the OP, for the price of regular North American Edition manga, you can get the first press limited edition that comes with cool stuff


Yeah the convention here is fairly small, and it gets clouded over by the fact on the same weekend, or atleast was the same weekend this year, is Planet Comicon, the NBA finals stuff, St. Patty's weekend (which is huge here in KC), and a couple of local festivals (like a BBQ festival).

Even then though we broke a record having 1k more attendees than the previous year. I think the total was ~7.7k attendees.

The B&N doesn't seem to have that problem... whether mainstream or not they usually only have 1-3 volumes of any volume. The problem with my B&N is restocking usually, in it will have say volumes 1-4 of a series, be missing 5-8 for weeks, and then continue on with 9+ (assuming it is that big of a series of course) so unless you ask the store to deliver it to the store or your house, you have to order it online yourself.

Even the popular series don't usually run out of volumes though,even if it is a new volume, from what I have seen at least, could entirely be I get lucky and just get there before anyone grabs the volumes or after the store has restocked it.
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Yeah the convention here is fairly small, and it gets clouded over by the fact on the same weekend, or atleast was the same weekend this year, is Planet Comicon, the NBA finals stuff, St. Patty's weekend (which is huge here in KC), and a couple of local festivals (like a BBQ festival).

Even then though we broke a record having 1k more attendees than the previous year. I think the total was ~7.7k attendees.

The B&N doesn't seem to have that problem... whether mainstream or not they usually only have 1-3 volumes of any volume. The problem with my B&N is restocking usually, in it will have say volumes 1-4 of a series, be missing 5-8 for weeks, and then continue on with 9+ (assuming it is that big of a series of course) so unless you ask the store to deliver it to the store or your house, you have to order it online yourself.

Even the popular series don't usually run out of volumes though,even if it is a new volume, from what I have seen at least, could entirely be I get lucky and just get there before anyone grabs the volumes or after the store has restocked it.


The anime con we have, had 15k attendance last year. They haven't announced how many came this year. Probably around 20k. It's around spring break or easter. I spent over $800 in one weekend which was totally worth it!

I know a couple of anime vendors. One has a shop and this other guy has an online shop but I go pick it up and I don't pay shipping. I mostly buy figures.
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Posted 5/18/14

FkYouBish wrote:


Popworm wrote:


Kikusui10 wrote:

Watching anime is kinda looked down upon here in Norway as well. If you watch it, you are looked at as the lame kid. Still there isnt that much harassing for it.

Ps. This guy posting right above me seems to be everywhere. CR should ban him.


Yes, you are looked at as if you are a lame kid. (I have yet to be harassed for it tho) Because they think every anime is like Pokemon or Digimon, because that's one of the few animes that we Norwegians grew up with.

I showed some of my friends who think anime is "childish and lame" some other anime, and they liked it. They just judge the cover, not the whole book.


What about stuff like Naruto, One Piece, AoT, etc.? A lot of Koreans watch that and think they are normal. They just think the otakus are perverted freaks


Well I can't speak for Koreans, but most friends here in Norway, who has actually given anime a shot, does not say that.
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EDIT: a lot of people watch stuff like Attack on Titan, Naruto, One Piece, etc., and talk so much shit about people who watch other animes. Their logics: "Attack on Titan is what everyone watches so it's a masterpiece. Only otakus have time to watch all the other stuff cuz they have no life." Collection wise, if you have gunpla models (gundam), they won't say much stuff. (They still do though...) But if you have bishoujo figures, they'll be like "Eww fucktaku! (it's 씹덕, which I translate to "fucktaku") 2D loving hentai freak!"
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Posted 5/18/14 , edited 5/18/14
It happens everywhere. No place is really different from another, if you think about it.
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Posted 5/18/14
I was expecting this thread to be about something else. Should have known better.
Posted 5/18/14 , edited 5/18/14

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And here I thought this was going to be about the racism in South Korea. Never mind. And yes, some of the laws there are disgusting. Three years for the rape of a child? Fuck that.

Anyway, I hate Otakus too. As in, those people who think Japan can do no wrong, worship the culture like there is no tomorrow, cannot function outside of their anime world and are just embarrassments to society.

Seriously, you can like and love something but don't take it so far, and don't let you love of something blur the truth.



I like the way you think!


People tend to have this major idolization of East Asian nations as if they can do nothing wrong, so it's difficult in the political science field to break things down. There's often a built up double standard for everything from child porn, rape porn, anti-immigration, and whatever else that comes out of Japan that isn't positive in other nations. It doesn't make Japan necessarily an evil place, but too often are we quick to brush things off as "Well, it's Japan." They'll fight to the death for a society they're not even a part of.

I can assure you, majority of Japanese people would not do the same for you.
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Posted 5/18/14 , edited 5/18/14

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People tend to have this major idolization of East Asian nations as if they can do nothing wrong, so it's difficult in the political science field to break things down. There's often a built up double standard for everything from child porn, rape porn, anti-immigration, and whatever else that comes out of Japan that isn't positive in other nations. It doesn't make Japan necessarily an evil place, but too often are we quick to brush things off as "Well, it's Japan." They'll fight to the death for a society they're not even a part of.

I can assure you, majority of Japanese people would not do the same for you.


Same thing with SouthEast Asians looking up to Koreans because of k-pop and k-drama. Koreans actually look down on them. For similar reason white ppl in US look down on Mexicans and Central Americans
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Posted 5/18/14

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Same thing with South East Asians looking up to Koreans because of k-pop and k-drama. Koreans actually look down on them. For similar white ppl look down on Mexicans and Central Americans


What's so special about k-pop/drama? Also don't generalize white people as n-americans
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Posted 5/18/14 , edited 5/18/14

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FkYouBish wrote:
Same thing with South East Asians looking up to Koreans because of k-pop and k-drama. Koreans actually look down on them. For similar white ppl look down on Mexicans and Central Americans


What's so special about k-pop/drama? Also don't generalize white people as n-americans


white ppl in US

I'm Korean and I don't even get it.

When I see the girl idol groups from Korea, their dance is like so slutty.
And THEN the society says it's normal to like idol groups but not normal to watch anime
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Posted 5/18/14
In the UK anime is pretty much dead. Only shops I know that sell anime is like HMV, we get most DVD releases though so they can just be bought from amazon. Only anime that airs on TV here is yugioh, pokemon and DBZ.
Pretty much it's not great here :(' would love to have something like toonami over here again
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