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Posted 3/8/15

AiYumega wrote:



Im confused, man.


But he found a proof. You can't argue with the proofs. I guess you better do what he says.
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Posted 3/8/15
Wait, so basically....Watching lots of anime is cool now? This is certainly news to me
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Posted 3/8/15

karmacide wrote:


dchompy wrote:

Wait, so basically....Watching lots of anime is cool now? This is certainly news to me


It's not. They are delusional.


And here I was thinking I could go around bragging about all the anime i've watched. lol.
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great thread all around. glad to see so many people against elitism in the anime community. i think its great to expand horizons beyond mainstream shounen titles but doing so doesn't make you superior to the people who don't.

making fun of people for something that makes them happy is a dick move in nearly all contexts.
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Does not having a hug pillow make me a casual?
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24 / M / Osaka
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Good points made by OP.

That being said, this thread has brought out a lot of the same disdain but just on the other side of the curve. That's something I never really liked either, doesn't make much sense to me that you enjoy something and yet look down on people who enjoy it more than you do.
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Posted 3/8/15
Now, how does this filthy casual scale work? Is it a numbers thing? And if I haven't kept track am I an automatic filthy casual because of that?

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Maybe if we all just learn to enjoy what we watched and not worry about whether or not the other is studiously preparing for an Anime trivia quiz that will win them... say... a single Yu-Gi-Oh! card to play at a Cardfight!! Vanguard! Tournament at an internet cafe where everyone's playing League of Legends on the Azeroth map. Seriously... some people just take it way too far, and put their superiority on a pedestal for all of the "casuals" to mourn their pride over. These are usually the same people who have problems getting a real job and dream of being an anime critic or voice actor/seiyuu, and don't realize that it actually takes an amount of college degree/experience at a firm to even attempt. I'm sure when said superiority complex decides to get a job, his resume will be full of anime watched or what level he's at in Destiny.

ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THINGS, why do people randomly go about screaming "I'm an anime fan! I love Sailor Moon/Dragonball Z/Naruto/Bleach/high-money-grossing-over-advertised-dub!" and then purport themselves to be an expert at the entire genre. Don't get me wrong, that reboot of Sailor Moon is awesome, and I'm still following Shippuden (even though that filler is starting to get really annoying), but just because you got in the pool doesn't mean ya know how to swim. Hopefully, you didn't jump in the deep end and aren't drowning.

I think, in a cultural aspect, something exploded. Back in the day, I would be pushed around and made fun of for playing Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, and watching Gundam Wing on the weekends or whatever anime was on Saturday night in my western Washington home. Of course, the poking and prodding stopped when half the class asks for help with the science project, or when the teachers asked if I could do a classical piano recital in the gym. Yes, even the teachers made fun of my manga reading Crash Bandicoot humor. Somewhere along the lines, being a nerd became acceptable, and I think it's because our tolerance for anime and video games progressively grew, and our tolerance for prejudice dropped... like a rock... into the grand canyon. Just like in the 90's everyone wanted to be a jock, the new milenium brings children to want to be a nerd.

That simple "want" produces irregularities. For those of us who have been going at it for awhile now, we welcome new people who want to dip their feet, and if they ask, we'll be happy to help them transition from InuYasha to Toradora!, or Yu-Gi-Oh! to Weiss Schwarz, or dubbed Bleach to subbed Yokai Watch... or even that ridiculously advertised Tokyo Mew Mew to the lovely lolicon Love Love! School Idol Festival. But the second a tool comes up professing a claim that [Insert stupid popular anime here] is the best anime, and nothing compares when he can't even name a single other one, or the otaku elitist that "knows" everything there is to know about the genre (who we would rename 2D-kun in a heartbeat) decides to butt in and talk about summer comiket with the biggest spoiler of the year, we might as well be called filthy casuals for having an opinion, a job that pays money, and even families who may or may not be into a wonderful alternate universe of fiction.

A majority of us are in that middle, watching a new series every week if we can, able to name quite a bit of anime/manga, as well as play a decent amount of video games, but are also good at our jobs. Good enough to support our hobbies and families. Every time someone decides to call me a filthy casual (I recently destroyed one of these extremists at a game of Super Smash Bros. Wii U), I just think of how much time and effort I put in to better my own life instead of the single aspect. Sure I've watched quite a bit of anime, and can play LoL at gold, and have 3 lvl 100 WoW characters that I dabble in from time to time. What hardcore nuts don't realize is that while they're putting their life in orbit around themselves, I'm running orbits around earth taking in all the culture (US Navy, we sail everywhere). Hell, I'm living in Japan right now. Filthy casual? I'm a filthy winner if that's what they're saying.
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Yeah I'm definitely a casual anime watcher. I've seen literally hundreds of titles old and new. I go on binges then I take long breaks without watching any. I have a preference for watching an anime subbed although a few titles I prefer dubbed (I can't stand Goku's voice in the subs even though I get the joke) I still watch 2 out of the big 3 since Bleach has "ended" (I'm hoping for a final season like Inuyasha). Oh and I only watch certain types of anime. Basically anything with action, sci-fi, horror, comedy, and drama elements and I'm there (I don't like any of the other genres then again that's how I prefer my movies as well) So yeah I'm a casual and proud of it.
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Posted 3/8/15 , edited 3/8/15

HuastecoOtaku wrote:

The cool thing about the Crunchyroll forums is that this is pretty much a judgement free zone.


In what term this is a judgement free zone? Have you ever looked at the videos comments? Anyone without the mainstream ideas and comments are shot down instantly. There is no freedom of speech here. Sorry.

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Yeah, I've never understood why some gamers discriminate against casuals. One time I asked one of my gamer friends, "Why do you gamers discriminate against casuals?" but he just said, "What are you talking about? We don't discriminate against casuals." I'm assuming that he was speaking for himself, but that doesn't answer my question...
And since when does watching a dub make you a casual (and filthy)??? Freaking elitists...
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Speaking from about two decades of observation, the elitist nature of anime / manga fandom is a major reason why it is slow to grow and not good at retaining people – a major reason, indeed, why I long thought it was on the way out before I found my way here to CR in the years after the Great DVD Crash. We are our own worst enemies, and we often treat each other pretty horribly.

As for "casuals" in gaming, I feel like that has a lot to do with marketing. I live in the U.S., and I've lost count of the number of times I've gone to Game Stop and been bombarded with requests for pre-ordering the new Call of Duty, new Madden, new Halo, etc. Well, I'm a JRPG fan. I don't play football games, military FPS, etc. Yes, those sell big. Yes, those make money. But they're not my games. I'm not the majority. And it bugs the piss out of me having to deal with that every time I want to go and browse for something.

(That's how I know which Game Stop in my area is the "good" one: There's always one where the staff know to leave me alone, let me do my thing, and let me pre-order what I want instead of what the company tells them to shill.)
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I don't care really, but my inner weeaboo is telling me to extirpate every filthy casual in existence.
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