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Its been a while since I started watching anime but I have always been curious what is the criteria makes you a veteran anime fan and what brands people as newbies. Any thoughts?
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Someone who has watched lots of anime for a long time is experienced. Someone who has only watched a little anime for a short time is inexperienced.
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I've been watching for only a year or so, so I guess that I'm still a newbie, but not completely. Most people brand watchers that like Naruto, One Piece, and any super popular anime as newbies, but I disagree. Anyone that has enough knowledge to tell you about a major plotline in any anime and has read at least one volume of manga isn't a complete newbie. A complete newbie will stumble over character's names constantly, drift from anime to anime without really getting into anything and act super enthusiastic about everything commonplace to an experienced watcher. Also, they probably haven't cried about anime.
Posted 7/23/15
Well, everyone has their own standard...

I'd say, if you can watch a show and identify all the tropes (or be surprised by the lack of them) - you probably have seen a lot of anime and are a veteran. If you watch a few dozen anime and everything you watch feels fresh and unique - you probably are inexperienced (which is assumed if you haven't watched that many).


My version isn't about elitism though. Every veteran was new to the hobby. I've never used the term "anime watching veteran" though.
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Inexperienced = People who have a hard time understanding plots or has to constantly pause to read the subtitles.
Experienced = People who can grasp what's going on and read the subtitles and consider how person B is going to respond.

Above all, an experienced anime viewer is one who can recommend shows they have watched (meaning they didn't just blankly watch the shows but actually invested into them).
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Buckerss wrote:

Someone who has watched lots of anime for a long time is experienced. Someone who has only watched a little anime for a short time is inexperienced.


this is what i think

a new person to anime doesn't know what to expect in a typical shoujo or shounen, but a long-term watcher knows exactly what's going to happen
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Inexperienced: New fans or fans that only enjoy one genre. You can't be considered experienced in anything unless you've ventured outside of your wheelhouse.

Experienced: People who understand story telling aspects and tropes that devalue the overall impact of the story. Also people who've watched quite a bit of anime and most of the different genres.
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archbldr wrote:

Its been a while since I started watching anime but I have always been curious what is the criteria makes you a veteran anime fan and what brands people as newbies. Any thoughts?


"Newbies" are identified by their use of any of the following words:
- Bleach
- Naruto
- Bebop
- One Piece
- Akira
- EVA
- Fireflies


"Experienced" fans have a longer history of buying their anime on disk (or, for some of us, on tape), know where to stream actual new series, can name at least three 90's series and three 80's series, and are aware that Cartoon Network Is Evil.
Posted 7/23/15 , edited 7/23/15
Inexperience : omg omg omg omg naruto can probably beat every anime bad ass character
that you've watched his nine tails is fucking awesome yaaa

Experience :
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Posted 7/23/15 , edited 7/23/15

Ejanss wrote:


archbldr wrote:

Its been a while since I started watching anime but I have always been curious what is the criteria makes you a veteran anime fan and what brands people as newbies. Any thoughts?


"Newbies" are identified by their use of any of the following words:
- Bleach
- Naruto
- Bebop
- One Piece
- Akira
- EVA
- Fireflies


"Experienced" fans have a longer history of buying their anime on disk (or, for some of us, on tape), know where to stream actual new series, can name at least three 90's series and three 80's series, and are aware that Cartoon Network Is Evil.


All of this is bullshit btw. You can like popular titles and still be an experienced anime fan. Seeking out obscure titles and praising them as the best thing ever even when they aren't is just as much of a n00b move IMHO.

Anyway, I associate the newbie crowd this more recent titles with big fandoms like SAO, AoT, Kill la Kill, Fairy Tail and FSN UBW. Not that there's anything even wrong with being new.

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You don't know how hard I'm trying to restrain myself from replying "Boku no Pico"
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Nothing except some "experienced" anime fans think they are part of some "seekret club" which makes them better than everyone else because they watched over a 9000 different anime.

I mean I have probably seen over 300+ different anime and read close to 60 different manga's.. but I dont think it makes me any different than my sister who is getting into it. (Been watching anime since I was about 5 since I grew up around people who got me into it, so its been about 15 years)

I guess if I answered honestly, it would just be more experienced fans have found their groove as to what they like and we have waded through shitty shows and good shows alike so now we have more of picky outlook on what is a "good" anime, as opposed to a fan just breaking into the medium and finding everything amazing.

Posted 7/23/15


you basically contradicted yourself saying its bullshit and you can like popular anime titles but named SAO, AoT, Kill la Kill, Fairy Tail.. LMAO
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