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Posted 5/18/14
My mom doesn't care too much but expresses interest when I show her specific things. My dad expresses interest in it and when I watch a show that I really like and that I think my dad will enjoy, I usually re-watch it with him (or watch it as it airs), and he enjoys it almost as much, which is nice. My brother teases me about it occasionally, but he doesn't actually care about it because he has no reason to do so.

I have some figures and a poster in my room which they've seen and I'm even going to Akiba soon to run around and buy a bunch of stuff, but my family doesn't mind whatsoever. If anything, they think I watch/read too much of it, which I probably do. With that being said, I tend not to re-watch shows that constantly flash tits in your face with them, but I haven't found too many amazing shows that are absolutely worth re-watching that do that. However, if a show does show nudity but it's good and worth re-watching, I have no problem with showing it to my parents (specifically my dad), and they have no problem with watching it as long as they enjoy it.

To be honest, I think something is wrong with your relationship with your family if they disrespect you just because they don't like your hobbies.
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My mother has always been a huge gamer since I was a little kid (something I have found to be very awesome and also very helpful when I want to game), so I started having her watch anime. It is a lot of fun; even though gaming is more her thing, when I suggest something to her, she knows I'm suggesting it because I know she will like it. My dad, however, thinks anything animated is a cartoon; so that is fun (sarcasm). There are animes that I want him to watch because I know he would like the story if he could ever get over the animation portion of it. Sometimes it is just hard to break the existing tropes of "animation=cartoon and cannot tell an adult story" even though that isn't true.
Posted 5/18/14
i really dont care what my family thinks about what i like ,as long as i enjoy everything i do im happy , so just enjoy it and if you feel they dont accept it try doing the stuff you like privately
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Anybody I know are open to anime... Almost everyone in my family watches anime. Not that I would care if they didn't like it.
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Posted 5/18/14

tmbeir01 wrote:

My mother has always been a huge gamer since I was a little kid (something I have found to be very awesome and also very helpful when I want to game), so I started having her watch anime. It is a lot of fun; even though gaming is more her thing, when I suggest something to her, she knows I'm suggesting it because I know she will like it. My dad, however, thinks anything animated is a cartoon; so that is fun (sarcasm). There are animes that I want him to watch because I know he would like the story if he could ever get over the animation portion of it. Sometimes it is just hard to break the existing tropes of "animation=cartoon and cannot tell an adult story" even though that isn't true.


give him a manga then LOL

I should get my mom to read some of my mangas/light novels
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FkYouBish wrote:

My dad doesn't say much about it.
My brother thinks animes are kinda cool, prolly cuz he used to watch Naruto.
My mom talks the most shit about it

I used to hide it from my family. If you read my other thread about scenes in different countries, you'll see why.

I had 3 figures when they found out. They were those game prize figures which are actually pretty cheap (like $20~30). My sister, who is 14 years younger than me was playing in my room. Later that day, she was going around saying, "There's cute toys in brother's room!" So my mom came to check it out -_-.

She asks me how much I spent on them and I lie to her. She even thinks game prize figures are expensive. Idk wtf she will say if she finds out how much my scaled figures were.

The worst part, she doesn't know the difference between my figures and barbie dolls. She comes into my room and say stuff like "Is this a little girl's room? Why do you have so many dolls?" And she also says shit about my posters on the wall. She misinterprets my hobbies. She thinks my problem is that I watch animes with whole bunch of girls in it. And she thinks those animes are targeted for little girls. My only abnormality is that I'm in love with 2D girls. (Plus lolita complex & masochism) This is VERY offensive to me. How dare compare factory mass produced barbie dolls to stuff I collect?

She keeps saying I have to grow out of it. Like what is there to grow out of? The stuff I watch are what adult guys would enjoy. (Not necessarily as in like 'rated H' adult but as in story and stuff) She needs to check out some of the stuff I watch and read. Also, she keeps telling me: "Japan has bad cultures. You should watch Korean Dramas instead." I'm Korean and I'm not even interested in the whole k-pop thing.

I have H doujinshis and eroges well hidden. Which is typical for guys. She'll probably freak out.

What does your family say?



You know what? You keep on loving what you love. Anime and Manga is not bad at all. It's just another way of expressing art, plots, and entertainment!

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My mom doesn't really care for anime and manga, but my dad calls it "cartoons". He used to be a marvel fan in the past and collected a good chunk of the comics, so he gets the anime and manga thing, but although anime is essentially Japanese cartoons, there is just something about him calling it "cartoons" that just bothers me. I can't figure it out, so I try to brush it off and go about my day. Thoughts anyone?
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My parents doesn't really care. In fact, some of them watches anime like Cardcaptor Sakura when they are with their friends' children. My parents likes J-Drama a lot more though.
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Firstly my dad doesn't give a crap of what my interests are, as long as i don't drown out him watching tv or him doing various tasks a typical man of the house does. a little fun note back when Dragonball Z was on TV, he walked in on a fight scene and asked, "Why are those guys screaming at each other? "
my mom is a different story. Her first "concern" for me is when Crunchyroll came to the PS3 and i wanted to try the trail and i asked if i could use her credit card, after a lot of convincing she said yes and continued to pay the subscriptions after the trail(just added to month rent) until i got my own card... but she always seemed disappointed, every time rent comes up and i brought up that extra charge, she'd sigh as if this was something i shouldn't be doing and regretting her decision to help me out. Then when a work friend convinced me to be more open about my interest in anime, i started to become a bit bold. i started to order items off the sites store, a couple of figures. at first i tried to hide them, a little embarrassed that i went that far, but she found them. The first question she asked was how much they were, i actually undercut the actual price but to her that was still too much. sure things like that can be pricey, but I like them, that's what matters, right?
Thankfully I've moved to my own place, i know i can't splurge cause of bills and such, but I still will place an order every now and then. But my mother stops by sometimes, and i've ordered more figures and bought posters and wall scrolls at conventions since moving out, i'm no longer as reserved as i once was, and when she sees it all, all she sees is the price tag part. "You can't spend this kind of money, You're being irresponsible." she has a point about spending too much and i know she cares for my well being, but what she doesn't see is that these items are of animes that i care for, ones that brighten my day when i'm feeling down, inspire me get things done, or just to have a good laugh about things that aren't even supposed to make sense.
This is my hobby, as my mother(whom i love very much) should accept my interests and hobbies like the great mother i know she is
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Mum shrugs and is just like watever do what you want
Dad laughs and ask silly question like why are their eyes so big and stuff.

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my mom loves slum dunk and ippo,my grandma once told our house helper how can I get married if I still watch cartoons... well whatever
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Posted 5/20/14

iblessall wrote:

They've grown to accept it and have been pretty good about listening to me talk about the artistic merits of the medium.

None of them really are interested in it themselves, but they are pretty good about just letting me do my thing.


This is pretty much My situation. Of course I live on My own though, so it really doesn't matter what they think. But My Mom has went to the library for Me before to pick up Manga that I had saved for Me, and Anime and such sometimes come up in Conversations with them, of course by Me adding it to the Convo. But yeah, they kinda let Me enjoy whatever I like to enjoy. And a 28 year old living on His own is kinda free to that right, regardless what they would have to say anyhow.
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When I first started watching anime a couple years ago, both of my brothers got really into it along with me. But as the years have passed they kinda just lost interest, although my youngest bro does come to me from time to time for recommendations.

My parents are pretty much OK with it. My mum in particular likes that I've been watching anime because I've always been interested in Japan from a very young age and this is just another part of the culture. My Dad doesn't seem to mind it too much, so long as it doesn't get in the way of my school work and sometimes cracks the odd joke. I can talk with them quite easily about anime, explaining different tropes to them, exciting plots etc.

Over the years I've sunk deeper and deeper into this amazing culture and as soon as I can finish school and get my own place, I'll be getting posters and figures galore to have a physical representation of this these 5 years I've spent on this aspect of my life that has actually helped me through some really hard times in my life.

FkYouBish, If you find you can find something your mother can relate to in any of your anime or manga, maybe you could try and get her to understand what your hobby is through it. Show her that anime isn't just "cute girls doing cute things" and can be the equivalent of the K-dramas that she watches.
Posted 5/20/14
My parents don't really mind as they have not actually voiced their opinion on anything or any of the merch I've bought from the mall or anime conventions. I guess as long as I'm not using their money then they're okay with it??? They really have never said anything so I'm not sure where they stand on this. If I had siblings though that would probably be a whole another story but I don't.
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Posted 5/20/14
My family doesn't care, because they more or less partake in it as well. None of them are as dedicated as I am, but they will watch anime from time to time and my mom and one of my sisters attend anime conventions with me all the time.
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