Post Reply Adult anime fans in Japan.
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Posted 7/6/15
I have a question for those who live in Japan or know a lot about Japanese culture and the country itself.

Is it easier to meet adult fans in Japan then in the West? I am asking this because I find it really difficult to met other adult anime fans in real life. (not online) I was kind of of hoping that Japan is a haven for anime fans of all ages and from all walks of life.
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Posted 7/6/15 , edited 7/6/15
it will always be a mystery
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19 / M / Seattle, WA
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Posted 7/6/15
I'm not savvy in Japanese culture but I'm going to say it is easier. Anime is more accessible and I feel like most people have seen a couple anime in their life if they live in Japan whether it be children or adults since it'll play on TV (if most Japanese people even have cable TV anymore) and since it's on TV which is a mainstream way to watch shows they start watching more and more. But I guess it depends on how social they are but I don't think most anime watchers in Japan are Hikikomori. I don't think they see being an Otaku quite as bad as say 10 years ago so anime is more of an open topic. Of course you could always go to a maid cafe and talk to people who are reading manga and maybe make connections if that works. Again, just my opinion. I don't know Japanese culture well but I hope I am somewhat accurate.
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24 / M / St.Louis - USA
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Posted 7/6/15
Finding other adult anime fans - It's basically the same in Japan as it is in the West.

But yeah, Japan isn't really anime heaven.

Except for maybe Akihabara, I really don't like the Tokyo area so I've only been to Aki like once and all I did was look around at stuff, but Aki would be your best.
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30 / M / New York
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Posted 7/6/15
I interned in Japan in 2006 and yes there are many anime fans there but also there is a stigma thats comes with it. But nothing like in the states at least from my experience. Manga and anime is a very large part of Japanese culture and entertainment, and being from NY i see anime culture growing and being more and more influential at least in our big cities that happen to be much more culturally diverse.
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Posted 7/6/15 , edited 7/6/15
Most anime fans in Japan are adults. Thats largely cause they have alot more adults there than children cause nobody fucks.

Overall moving to a different country to meet fellow anime fans is a horrible idea.
Posted 7/6/15
Nope, you get made fun of and bullied just as much as you would here.
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