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How to talk to someone you like who doesn't like anime?
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Posted 10/11/14 , edited 10/11/14

AzazelOfNexium wrote:

HERES A NEW ONE! ask him what HE likes!



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AzazelOfNexium wrote:

HERES A NEW ONE! ask him what HE likes!



i dont understand
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I have zero knowledge of soccer or band.
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kokorowohiraite<< We always talk about school and it's easier for me to talk about anime and manga than reading or drawing. (other big interests of mine) He plays soccer and is in band but I know 0 about those and we are friends but there's only so much I can bring up about school. We have no common ground and I seriously don't know what else to do.
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well, if he is in band, then he likes music, right? Can always talk about that, unless you hate music or something also anime has a ton of great music , could always introduce some of your favorite OSTs or EDs/OPs ^^
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I like that idea a lot. Thanks
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You're in luck...there is an anime for just about EVERYTHING! Find an interest that said guy has and acquire a mutual interest with him. Once you have a mutual interest be like: Hey I know an awesome show about ____. Invite him over make some popcorn start up the anime; game-set-match!
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Abandon ship, they probably have mainstream hobbies like Sports and Gaming.
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You should probably try to stay away from anime in a conversation unless he asks you something about it. Forcing it onto him is a very bad idea. You can't know nothing about band or soccer, just ask simple things like what instrument do you play in band or what position do you play in soccer and do you like your instrument , band members, team members, etc. If your conversation ever lags sarcasm or exaggeration is a really easy way to joke around. Whenever I'm with my friends and I'm hungry I usually say something like "I'm as hungry as an african child" <- just an example. If he ever starts fucking around or pranking you then you know you're making progress. Good luck.
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bakagohome wrote:

Guys of crunchyroll do you have any suggestions???
I'm absolutely obsessed with anime and all my friends like or love it or at least have read a few mangas. This guy isn't into it and i'm super awkward around him since I have to find normal conversation topics to talk about.
Should I try to get him into anime or use a different approach??


Just talk to him about random stuff. Like who would win in a fight between a elephant and a rhino. If that doesn't work then just ask him about his hobbies and stuff like that. But if all fails revert back to the elephant rhino question. Works every time
P.s You are going to have to learn to talk to people about other stuff besides anime in the future.
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bakagohome wrote:

I have zero knowledge of soccer or band.


Maybe you could ask him what it's like playing in a band, how it works. Go to a concert of his or something. Because when you think about it you are expecting him to get into anime when you aren't interested in getting into football or checking out his band. Get what i'm saying?
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ahahaha thanks, i'll try the elephant and rhino one for sure.
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Talk about something else. Find something that you are BOTH interested in and talking about it.
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Posted 10/12/14 , edited 10/12/14

bakagohome wrote:

Guys of crunchyroll do you have any suggestions???
I'm absolutely obsessed with anime and all my friends like or love it or at least have read a few mangas. This guy isn't into it and i'm super awkward around him since I have to find normal conversation topics to talk about.
Should I try to get him into anime or use a different approach??


Sounds like you've got some good suggestions. I'm closing the thread now though because individual threads requesting help/advice are against CR 's site rules. In the future please ask such things in The General Help/Advice Thread ("stickied" near the top of the General Discussion forum).

My own thought is that it's fine to talk to him about your interest in anime--just don't make it a long monologue. Encourage him to talk to you about something he's interested in, even if it's something you don't know much about--you can still ask questions and he'll probably be happy to share. I love conversations where everyone gets to share something they love and I love to hear people speak passionately about something they know about that I don't.
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