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It doesn't matter.
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Posted 1/26/15
I never ask.
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My mom doesn't care. She's personally NEVER liked animation period even as a kid but she doesn't really rag on me for my interests. My Dad on the other hand lumps all animation with spongebob and thinks "only children" should watch. I think one of the last animated shows I watched out in the living room instead of my room was Young Justice and when I got mocked I went into my room and got scolded for doing so. As if bullying me is going to actually make me stop liking what I like. Also expecting me to stick around while getting made fun of. And ftr if I were watching Spongebob I wouldn't care either because the old episodes are classic. Anime or cartoon I like both and recognize them as a legitimate artform. If something was originally intended for kids but has something that it can offer all ages I don't see the problem.
Posted 1/26/15
My parents always thought it was kind of weird and childish till I sat them down and watched some things with me.
My mom enjoyed it and now watches anime with me sometimes. She enjoyed No. 6, Wolf Children, Zankyou no Terror, Silver spoon and Ano hana c: and Free /slapped
She also loves the Studio Ghibli movies ;D
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Posted 1/26/15
Some of my family likes it too, others don't care what I do, and yet others think it's odd but they've never seen Anime so have no clue what it even is [think it's a cartoon].

I have yet to care what my family thinks about what I do though!
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Posted 1/26/15
Mine don't care.
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Posted 1/26/15
They think it's a waste of time..
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They're fine with it. As long as it doesn't consume all my time.
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Posted 1/27/15

katt14 wrote:

Being 48 years old means I don't have the 'protective parent' issues that many of you seem to be dealing with, but I'm sure you can imagine what I DO get:- 'You're too old to be watching cartoons' etc, etc. from family, friends, colleagues, and anyone else who tries to get in their 10cents worth! I've given up trying to enlighten them on the merits of anime, and they have (almost) given up the hassles but it still annoys me sometimes, especially since I haven't got anyone else around who shares my enthusiasm. BUT it doesn't dampen mine, I'll be partaking 'til I'm blind, deaf and/or senile! (which, now that I think about it, may not be far off!)


Im only 22 and I already get people telling me im to old too watch 'cartoons'.
It will never put me off, but it kind of irritates me when someone belittles something I enjoy.
Well, to be honest I dont mind when people call it cartoons or something similar, what annoys me is when people take a pop at something that they know NOTHING about.
Anyone whose into anime knows it isnt just 'cartoons'.
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Posted 1/27/15 , edited 1/27/15

katt14 wrote:

Being 48 years old means I don't have the 'protective parent' issues that many of you seem to be dealing with, but I'm sure you can imagine what I DO get:- 'You're too old to be watching cartoons' etc, etc. from family, friends, colleagues, and anyone else who tries to get in their 10cents worth! I've given up trying to enlighten them on the merits of anime, and they have (almost) given up the hassles but it still annoys me sometimes, especially since I haven't got anyone else around who shares my enthusiasm. BUT it doesn't dampen mine, I'll be partaking 'til I'm blind, deaf and/or senile! (which, now that I think about it, may not be far off!)


you young kids should not be watching anime. you need to go out and work and support us old folks that do.
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Posted 1/27/15
My mom really hasn't said anything and my dad doesn't really know what it is. Tbh, I don't think my dad knows. At Christmas I was reading Manga and he made a face. I just looked at him all deadpan...

Friends don't watch it and the peeps at work now just roll their eyes at me and smile...

My brother rags on me, but it's all in good fun. He watches Justice League, Batman and Star Wars cartoons (he's 40), so....

My niece likes both and that's great, because it gives us something to bond over!!
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Posted 1/27/15
When i was still a student, they think that it's a hindrance. But now that I'm a professional, they think of anime as a past-time or as a way to relieve stress! hahaha
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25 / M / Wisconsin
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Posted 1/27/15
I get why are u watching cartoons or a smart sarcastic laugh but nothinto major really wouldn't stop me anyway
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Posted 1/27/15
mom: what is that? cartoon?
me: no. it's anime
mom: what is that (saw some hot scene)
me: nothing
mom: i don't want you to watch this anymore.
me: but.... i don't have anything to do.
mom: ok. you can watch it but if i found out you watch something bad, i'm going to take your laptop.
me: NOOOoooo !!!!

but till now i still watch anime. i hate ecchi because it's disgusting. that's why i never get caught because action and romance is my choice.
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Posted 1/27/15
My family could care less because they are very accepting and trust me. Believe it or not but I was even able to convince my older brother to start watching anime through the power of Space Dandy! hahahaha

Now the problem is that my brother is trying to get my dad to watch Attack on Titan which is a problem
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Posted 1/31/15 , edited 1/31/15
They have no prob with me watching anime at all!
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