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Experience watching Anime with Non-anime people.
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32 / M / Australia
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Posted 6/6/14
My Brother in law stayed over at my place for a day or two a few months ago and was curious about what I watch (he knew I watch anime but didn't know anything about it), at that time I thought it would be funny to show him Lucky Star, he saw most of the intro before rolling his eyes and leaving the room and he didn't talk to me the rest of the day. The next day I sat him down and made him watch the first episode of Black Lagoon and Elfen Leid and now he's ok with anime (he's actually half way through Black Lagoon).
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Actually got my Ma into anime by watching Attack on Titan. She was following it weekly when it was first airing, but I never thought about not showing her that opening scene when the mom gets torn apart. However, my Ma is an avid gamer so anime was just the next step for her; she like Attack on Titan because of the scenes that made her feel like she was playing a game. I got my dad to watch (somewhat) when Attack on Titan was on, but got his curiosity when I compared Fate/Zero with Game of Thrones. Not the best comparison, but he was interested when I compared it to that. He watched the first few episodes with me, but it is hard to convince him anime does not equal cartoons
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I cannot get my best friend to watch any anime at all, when he was a kid his cousin showed him one of the old Gundams and ever since he thinks all anime is fighting robots and refuses to watch anything. And all my ex's call them stupid cartoons so yeah lol, my experiences aren't good.
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27 / M / Anime World
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About three years ago, I was watching Cardcaptor Sakura randomly with some kids at my mom's friend's house. The little kids really loved the series and it was subbed in Chinese.

Looking back, I remember when I was a kid and watching Cardcaptor Sakura on TV...so damn nostalgic.
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Posted 6/6/14

Sogno- wrote:

"why they always screamin and yellin?"


THAT is what my whole family always says! "They sound like they screaming everything!" I am like, they aren't... My dad makes me leave room and stop watching cause he getting headache from - yelling -
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Posted 6/6/14

jplappo wrote:


Sogno- wrote:

"why they always screamin and yellin?"


THAT is what my whole family always says! "They sound like they screaming everything!" I am like, they aren't... My dad makes me leave room and stop watching cause he getting headache from - yelling -


Show him your avatar and say they all have cute bunnies?
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Posted 6/6/14

LionelJeid wrote:


jplappo wrote:


Sogno- wrote:

"why they always screamin and yellin?"


THAT is what my whole family always says! "They sound like they screaming everything!" I am like, they aren't... My dad makes me leave room and stop watching cause he getting headache from - yelling -


Show him your avatar and say they all have cute bunnies?


He would be scared of the cuteness
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Posted 6/6/14
One of the lovely things about being over the age of 40 is that it no longer matters whether I share my love for anime with friends or not.To be honest, I know better. At one point, I thought it would be great to take my then eight-year-old niece to see Spirited Away when it came to the theaters, but it just confused her. Same thing with Princess Mononoke. She wanted to know where the Princess's castle was and why she wasn't wearing a crown (thanks Disney, thank you so &*%$#@! much). As for the adults, save for my husband, who watches with me, it's a waste of time. I come from an incredibly conservative and straight-laced family and live in a conservative and straight-laced rural area. Think rodeos and church and growing wheat as the area's big activities. Anime is not on the menu. It is, however, something that helps keep me sane while living in the boonies.

Seriously, sometimes I wonder if I'm adopted.
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27 / M / at the Earls wait
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Posted 6/6/14
I only have one friend who is not super into anime, he will watch it if I happen to have the DVDs and we are hanging out but he is very unlikely to go watch something he hasn't heard of from me or someone else by himself. Generally when he does get into a series he gets obsessed with it like when we first saw DBZ when we were kids he went out and bought a bunch of trading cards and games in the next few days. Same thing happened with Yugioh.
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I watch anime all of the time and my grandpa and my mom sit through most of my watching. However, I have been able to get my grandpa hooked on School Rumble and especially One Piece, which is his favorite. His reasons? He really likes Zoro from One Piece and Harima Kenji from School Rumble. He finds Harima to be manly and Zoro (with his green hair and 3-swords style) to be hugely entertaining. He also keeps thinking Luffy is a woman

Outside of those being his favorites (mostly One Piece however, the other day he got upset because I skipped ahead watching the Skypiea arc without him), he has watched Space Dandy, Black Lagoon (hated the cussing), Emma: A Victorian Romance, Aria (Animation, Origination, etc), Those Who Hunt Elves, Rune Soldier Louie, Slayers, The Tower of Druaga (I forgot! He marathoned this one on his own and enjoyed it immensely), Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo, Kids on the Slope, Trigun, and Ghost in the Shell, and Mushishi.

I also got my best friend to watch Cowboy Bebop which she enjoyed a lot, much to her surprise. She also enjoys the Miyazaki films (but who doesn't, honestly).

My family, outside of my grandpa, don't bother trying to watch it unless I have it on. And if I do they usually bug me about it or complain that they are watching what I want to watch (ignoring the fact no one was watching TV so I just took it over). I've tried to lend them Miyazaki films, GitS, Cowboy Bebop, and Emma: A Victorian Romance, but to no avail. They continually think they're for kids only and immature or perverted.
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21 / M / Under your blankets
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Posted 6/7/14
I only watched anime with my brother. He watched DBZ and liked it, so I showed him a few like Bleach and Cowboy Bebop. He was interested, but never took off from there after watching a bit of them. I still get teased though from my parents and saying stuff like "That ching chong s***" and stuff.
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Here is the thing, it all depends who you show what.

My bro watches anime but still some shows feel awkward watching with him, it just feel slightly off when I watch shows like date a live or no game no life or even love live... a lot of moe just feels off if I don't watch it alone, with a few exceptions, I think thats just me not wanting to watch it with others lol. He won't watch violet things very much, stuff like higurashi and such, I even had a hard time getting him to watch jojo. I still have trouble finding shows we both like even though we both have seen quite a bit. It just seems like I find a show and Iam thinking oh he's not going to like this and then he ends up really liking it for some unknown reason to me and vise versa.

Then I have my friend, he has seen some anime but it's not worth watching really anything in front of him, even if I think he would like it, idk his tastse just make zero sense to me. I mean he'll like force me to go watch fast n furious with him so I say hey if you like that movie you probably would like initial d cause he all in to cars and stuff but nope zero interest, I don't even like cars and I like that show, can't say the same about fast n furious though. I tried getting him into attack on titan and it just seems like zero interest, then after like a year or so it seemed slight interest in it? but he still hasn't watched it? idk maybe I am just bad at reading him lol.

Next we have my mom, she is very neutral she doesn't really take a liking to any anime but doesn't seem to put her off, just as long as I watch pg type stuff with not much violence and or low ecchi content, (I think any ecchi moment is pretty awkward with any people watching with you tbh) I wouldn't be too surprised if she took a positive likely to shows that are positive and very g rated like polar bear cafe or even love live. But really she is just you know around sometimes when I watch.

Then we have my dad, he just seems so random really, it seems sometimes he talks shit about a show but watches it all the way through, other times I catch him by himself watching naruto?! ok that was only once but I don't even watch that show lol.

I don't really advertise shows to my parents they watch what they want to, I some times sit in on their shows and sometimes they sit in on my shows, just pretty standard really. (I don't watch much on the tv really so my splash over is way less.)

The thing is if my dads talks shit about my anime I just talk shit about his corny scifi shows he watches lol. I was a bit suprised that he will watch godzilla with me that isn't anime but I wouldn't think he wouldn't like it. I would think he would talk shit about it, and he does but he has watched quite a few of them with me. (he seems somewhat anti japanese to me)
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Posted 6/7/14
Man...people who watch ONE episode of ONE anime and then assume that all of it is the same. I wonder if they assume all litterature is sparkly vampires after reading a chapter of Twilight.

A few years ago, my best friend and I watched the first few episodes of One Piece with a common friend. He literally had zero reactions so I take it he was completely uninterested.

I plan on showing my sister and her husband something like Baccano! or Cowboy Bebop at some point, but I seem to always forget to.
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22 / M / Louisiana
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Posted 6/7/14
I think it's funny when people complain about Christians and southern people, as I fit both of those categories lol. I've managed to get a group of similar friends who aren't against anime.

My mom watches nothing but Dateline and murder mysteries, so I showed her Monster. Finally something she liked and wanted to watch, even more than I did at times. But she then discovered Breaking Bad, so about a third in to Monster it has dropped by the wayside. She's guaranteed to fall asleep if there isn't a crime being investigated or a murder being committed. >_> Psycho Pass perhaps? Lol

My dad likes anime, and is probably the reason I watch anime in the first place, so one day I came over and showed him Shin Sekai Yori, and he just kind of thought it was strange (coming from the guy who showed me Evangelion and Akira). So then later, I was just randomly watching Kuroko's Basketball, and he really liked watching that one lol. Can't beat the hot blood and basketball-centric superpowers.
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50 / M / Chicago, IL
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Posted 6/7/14
First time we showed my mother My Neighbor Tototro. Her first comment was "Why are their eyes so big and why do their mouths get so big when they yell." Halfway through she was asking me if she can get a copy to send to my sister's kids from the Japanese mall that we go to and for years my nieces got Totoros and other such gifts.

Now my stepfather liked xxxHolic. He said it was like the Twilight Zone with morality plays and loved Ghost in the Shell.
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