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Why is the anime community so closed?
Posted 6/23/15 , edited 6/24/15
You want in, well...no.

Newbies get out. Casuals get out. Dub fans get out. Yaoi fans get out. Big 4 fans get out. Non-Asian or white fans get out. Women get out. You like [insert anime here]? Get out.

Get out.




Why is the "community" like this? So selective and closed off.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mQScjlXbBE
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Posted 6/23/15
It's not, there's just a few douchy elitist that don't want new people.
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Posted 6/23/15 , edited 6/23/15
Most of nerd culture is like this.
Posted 6/23/15
Because there are assholes like that
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Posted 6/23/15 , edited 6/24/15
There are snobs in pretty much every subculture, so it's not exactly unique to anime. In truth, I'm not even all that sure it's significantly more common in anime subculture. The good news is that no matter what subculture you're looking at there will be those who accept casuals, newcomers, and so on. The key is to remember the immortal words of The Dude when dealing with a snob who just has to let you know that your tastes are terrible:

"Who the fuck are you, man?"

and

"Yeah, well that's just, like, your opinion man."
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There are some like that. But you can find the occasional nice people too. Just gotta look hard.
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I have no idea what peeps are talking about. Anime is one of the most welcoming communities out there.
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Posted 6/23/15
Huh. Most of the anime fans I've met are friendly, laid-back people. Of course, I have met the occasional sub/my-taste-is-better-than-yours elitist, but encounters like that are rare on my end.
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maxgale wrote:



I have no idea what peeps are talking about. Anime is one of the most welcoming communities out there.




You purged an anime club of otaku. Surely there was a reason for that?
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Posted 6/23/15
its just their secret world that they hope doesn't become shattered because some regular person feels the same way they do. a closet nerd always has a hard time dealing with something new
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Posted 6/23/15

BlueOni wrote:


maxgale wrote:



I have no idea what peeps are talking about. Anime is one of the most welcoming communities out there.




You purged an anime club of otaku. Surely there was a reason for that?




To make anime a more welcoming place.

I don't think otaku are the majority of fandom, or even a notable demographic, at least in North America.
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