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Posted 6/9/14
Unfortunately I do not have time at the moment to read through the whole thread but I would like to comment to the people who say MLP:FiM is directed at young girls. Pixar and Disney films are also targeted at young children yet noone bats an eye when adults rave and say how great the movies are. Do some MLP fans take their enjoyment into "uncomfortable" areas? Yes. But the "uncomfortable" media of Pixar and Disney characters is not being created by children.

Perhaps some anime fans see a dark mirror to how the greater society views anime fans. For example, I happened to mention Miku Hatsune and the Lady Gaga tour to a friend and when he did a web search Rule 34 kicked in almost instantly. I had to correct him, providing links to more "comfortable" media, but the fact remains his view of Miku is permanently coloured by that initial experience.
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Posted 7/31/14
I am not a exclaimed fan of My Little Pony though I have a friend that loves MLP. He got me to try a episode. I thought it was alright so I looked for more. I figured while I was at it I could practice my Japanese. So I found a Japanese dub and watched the first three episodes without subs. It was a pretty good series actually. Not sure why it gets so much hate. May go back and finish the first season one of these days.
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I have seen a few clips here and there. It doesn't take long to realize that it's basically The Smurfs with a few changes. I say Smurfs because it has a Smurf based on a job or talent, just like MLP. And I'm indifferent on shows like that because I've seen so many cartoons like those growing up.

People, love or hate it, can't seem to help but have strong opinions on those pastel ponies.
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Haven't watched MLP and I don't plan to. I will say that the hate to not only the show, but the fans of the show is incredibly hypocritical from fans of anime, who have the majority of people having the wrong idea about anime, and the fans, too, on a constant basis. But hey, I've learned not to bother making sense of the world.
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