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Posted 12/17/14
I agree with you, it's probably better to start with something safe. from your list, I would recomend starting with NGNL or Akame gag kill from your list.

I started one of my friends on Baccano and she really liked that, too, so there are plenty of other shows out there
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Posted 12/17/14 , edited 12/17/14
I don't know one person in real life who watches anime and I mean I know a lot of people. I know some probably watch Anime and are just like me who don't tell anybody about it.

Dated Preppy to Athletic to Thug to Punk girls in my days but never had a chance to be with a nerd before.

Currently that's what I'm seeking but I honestly can't spot them out in the crowd and even if I know they probably watch anime, they aren't up to my standards u.u

Can I get a chick with a bubble butt who is a nerd? Find out on the next episode of Dragon Ball Z.
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Posted 12/17/14

allierose wrote:

i just started dating this guy and hes not into anime. he said hes willing to give it a shot but i have to be careful of which show to introduce him to. i dont want something super ecchi and have him think im some weird pervert or something super annoying or boring :/


angel beats
no game no life
attack on titan
blood-c
soul eater
sword art online
akame ga kill
danganronpa

i had made this list. >_< i know no game no life is ecchi but its not on the level of high school of the dead. it might not be the very first one i show him. maybe 3rd or 4th. what do you think the order should be?

all depends on how he thinks. i recently showed some anime to my cousin. i went with comedy animes and he liked that. he has a mature way of thinking so i didn't start with fantasy elements. now i'm getting him addicted slowly.
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Posted 12/17/14

allierose wrote:

i just started dating this guy and hes not into anime. he said hes willing to give it a shot but i have to be careful of which show to introduce him to. i dont want something super ecchi and have him think im some weird pervert or something super annoying or boring :/


angel beats
no game no life
attack on titan
blood-c
soul eater
sword art online
akame ga kill
danganronpa

i had made this list. >_< i know no game no life is ecchi but its not on the level of high school of the dead. it might not be the very first one i show him. maybe 3rd or 4th. what do you think the order should be?



Heyyy Allie, how you doing =]. Glad to hear you are trying to get your bf into anime, anime is awesome. But first see what kinda movies hes into, then it might be easier to find an anime he likes.

Also about the topic, i've been in relationships where she wasn't into it, but didn't put it down either, and we had a lot of other common interest so things worked out fine for a while:p.

Then I found my wife who loves anime and cartoons, and cause of that we went to cons, events, clubs, meetups and that really brought us even closer together.

I know opposites can attract cause ive been in those relationships, but id say the easiest and longest lasting relationships for Me, are the ones where we had a lot of common interests.
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Posted 12/17/14
I just told my girlfriend that I'm into anime, she didn't have a problem with it and I'm slowly getting her into it as well I goal is to get her to like it as much as me. so far psycho pass was a win
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I'd actually say that the best anime to ever introduce someone into would be Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, period. Anybody, even people outside the anime community, can easily shift into Brotherhood naturally since it has every element of anime that makes anime fantastic without the quirks and loose ends of anime that usually turn people away. Brotherhood is one of the best gateway anime you can introduce someone to, in my opinion.

The best advice I can give you as well is always introduce dubbed anime; since the viewer is not used to subtitles yet, it's good to start them off with a dub so they can get sucked into the plot without needing to pause the TV to read subtitles.

After FMA Brotherhood, I'd say go for something like Cowboy Bebop, Trigun, Code Geass. The follow up anime can explore more anime tropes and introduce more violence or fanservice, so this is when I'd introduce something like Attack on Titan, Angel Beats, Danganronpa, Soul Eater, or Psycho Pass. Make sure these are still in dub, however, and that the show isn't over the top crazy or loaded with anime tropes/references. Explore his interests as much as possible, but make sure the story has real substance and has a deep concept is not just an entertainment piece - anime is all about taking the animated medium and going further than just comedy.

Once you've pulled him into the domain of anime far enough, then I would start introducing subbed anime or simulcasts like Akame Ga Kill, Parasyte, Yona of the Dawn, Aldnoah Zero, or No Game No Life. You'll likely know his preferences by now, so you can fit the anime to whatever he feels like watching from there.

After he's become an otaku, if you're lucky enough to get this far, it's all free game.
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Posted 12/17/14
i couldnt and im glad i didnt. my boyfriend and i got together over shared mutual interests of gaming and anime. anime and video games are a big part of my life and if you couldnt relate somehow or show a small interest in or understanding as to why im sobbing at 3 in the morning over a 23 minute program then i dont know if i could handle being judged that hard all the time lol.
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Posted 12/17/14 , edited 12/17/14
It's actually worked both ways for me. I've been in relationships where my bf didn't watch anime, but he did watch DBZ so he knew about some type of Japanese animation. I've also dated the type who only thought about anime as sailor moon and the anime that gives anime a bad rap, he said he would never watch anime- but I get him hooked on AoT. And then I've dated the type who loved anime just as much as me. But each time, I was always open with the fact that I love to watch anime and it's a big part of my life. They have all always respected that about me and I think that that made them want to see what anime was about, if they weren't into it. Currently, I date a guy who only watched DBZ sparingly as a child, met me and just finished Bleach (and loved it) a few days ago.

With that being said though, with anime (and gaming) being a huge part of my life- I also have other things I am interested in that we shared a common interest in each of those relationships. And if they weren't into anime like I was, then I took that opportunity as time for myself. When I needed to unwind or if I just need time for me, you know, then I was able to turn to my love of anime to recharge.

SO I think that bottom line, as long as you be yourself, it should be fine either way. Of course, being able to share my love of anime with someone I love is a GREAT plus and it definitely brings/brought us closer together. c:
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Posted 12/17/14
Well the girl I'm with watches some anime, but seeing if she watches anime hasn't really been on my priority list :|
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Posted 12/18/14
Thanks for all of the support for this thread, everybody!

As an added bonus, notably to those who don't prioritize anime in a relationship, would you be able to put up with her?

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Posted 12/18/14 , edited 12/18/14
I'd always be curious to find out how someone I might be dating felt about the subject, and if they ended up not liking it, I wouldn't take a point away..... just half a point hahahah
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22 / M / USA
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Posted 12/18/14
My fiancee and I read and watch anime a good amount.
It fun to watch stuff together but its not a major part of our relationship.
If I figured out she didn't like anime or manga before meeting her it would not have been a big deal because I'm with her to be with her not to watch and read entertainment.
Posted 12/19/14
Permavirginity ensured.

But seriously, folks. Find someone who shares your interests.
Posted 12/19/14
Nah son, they can like anime or hate it for all I care just as long as they
1: don't criticize me for liking anime and
2: try to get me to quit watching anime
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Posted 12/19/14
I wouldn't know :L

I'd have a preference if they did but I can't afford to be picky. At the least, they shouldn't mock for any hobby I would have.
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