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21 / M / Australia
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Posted 3/29/15 , edited 3/30/15
> Thanks for the help so far, ill be closing the survery. i've got a moderate number of responses and ill be editing my survey a bit to redistribute again soon.




Hey lads,
Doing anime as a potential mainstream medium in the west as a topic for one of my works and i need some community response. Apparently this survey website can only take 100 responses per survey, which is adequate anyway but yeah if I could get reach that limit it would be sick. This'll only take a few minutes of your time, pass it on if you like.

This survey also includes a few general questions but it's all related to what i'm researching. I appreciate honesty, its anonymous anyway.

Cheers

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/RHH8V8J

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Posted 3/29/15 , edited 3/29/15
I took the servery and gave a fairly lengthy answer to the last question about it becoming mainstream. With Attack on Titan catching on in America fairly well, I like the idea of anime being a more relateable hobby. But with something like anime, the more it gets brought to light in the public, the more people there will be to hate it and blast their dumb misconceptions about it. Especially living in the "bible belt" of America, anime is one of the many things that often gets equated to Satan.

I generally only tell people that I watch anime if I know that they do. If they don't watch anime, they'll probably think that means I sit in my room all night watching tentacle porn, and occasionally kiddie cartoons like DBZ and Naruto. (Which are both great series, and Naruto definitely takes a more serious tone later on, but as far as most people are concerned they're on the same level as Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh)

But if it can get to the point of acceptance equal to typical movie/TV media, then that would be great. Considering most anime isn't even socially acceptable in Japan, I don't see that happening anytime soon. "Otaku" in Japan are seen about as negatively, possibly worse from what I've heard, than anime nerds are in America.
Posted 3/29/15
this is interesting and greatest cool ever
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24 / F / Satellite Beach, FL
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Posted 3/29/15
Have fun with this project of yours! I went ahead and answered your survey! Good luck!
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23 / M / Germany
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Posted 3/29/15
I can't click on done, if my country is "other" (question 3)
It says that the question needs an answer and does not recognize that the "other" field is filled. The form thinks it has to be either US, Australia or England.

I'm going to choose England, since it's the closest to Germany.
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Posted 3/29/15 , edited 3/29/15
Unsure why that would happen, not to say im at expert at surveymonkey, tweaked it a little to what might be the problem but i dunno. I have record that you said germany though so i can tweak the data if need be
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21 / M / Australia
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Posted 3/29/15
Going on the religious issue there also goes along with Neon Genesis Evangelion and how it had a varity of symobilic imagery and motifs that were all just for aesthetics. When it comes to acceptance as a norm VS tv series nowadays new things will always clash but once it makes media headlines for something interesting or controversional its essentially an indication to being mainstream, not always necessarily but you don't hear about anime on TV. As Gigguk mentioned in his video about anime and mainstream is that the anime fandom has to overcome the same stigma star trek and hardcore gamers had. I also believe its matter of time of if things can change.
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28 / M / USA
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Posted 3/29/15
And done

(doesn't really want it to be mainstream)
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the mature question threw me off, I just feel different people and communities have different views on what mature is. Many people seem to get embarrassed by viewing "childish things" or things that lack mature content, I think that is very immature lol. Isn't saying I like the children's video game smash bros more mature than liking football just cause it is "mature and mainstream"? I don't like football many countries don't like it, it isn't anymore mature than playing video game imo, it depends how you play really and why you are interested in it.
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21 / M / Australia
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Posted 3/29/15 , edited 3/29/15
Thats true but getting feedback like you're giving is just more points i can assess so its good information that you raise your point. My train of thought in the question is something that can be all ages. Mature to me doesnt purely mean sex and violence. Yes I agree that different societal and community groups have a different depiciton of what mature is.
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31 / M / Victoria, Australia
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Posted 3/30/15 , edited 3/30/15
Done, Certainly hope it never becomes mainstream, cannot stand western media, they would ruin it for sure, although in saying that more funding would be good to..
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27 / M / The heart of Linc...
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Posted 3/30/15
Survey done, hope it helps. Honestly like to see anime as mainstream with far more releases and even less airing time differences from japan to physical releases.
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