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Whenever you think you are
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when a show you remember watching as it came out.....is regarded as a classic or old.
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When you can watch something like Lucky Star and understand the jokes.
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When your power lvl is over 9000
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heysteve24 wrote:

When your power lvl is over 9000


^This^


But, in all seriousness I think it is up to you.

I've been watching anime off-and-on since the mid 80's as a kid. I still consider myself new There are still a bunch of classics and genres i haven't even scratched the surface of. I believe it's more of a self-perception thing.
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I would say when you actively start looking for things outside your starting genre.
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id say when youve watched around 20 or so non mainstream anime titles + a few outside your starting genre but agin its all up to you

but you should just enjoy watching anime instead of being concerned about new or old anime fan cause b4 you know it you will have a watched list of 1000+ anime season's /movies watched over the course of 20+ yrs
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jacobtlong wrote:

I still feel like a newb. I've seen more anime than I can remember. Been watching anime for over a decade and a half.

I did devise a bit of a test not too long ago, though (for kicks, really):

If you can name only 25 anime without the use of any sort of guide you are still a newb.

If you can name 50 anime that aren't Dragonball, Bleach, One Piece, or Naruto and do so without using any sort of guide then I'd say you have lost your noobness and graduated to moderate fandom.

If you can name 100 anime without listing multiple entries in one franchise, without listing movies, and without listing anime you haven't actually seen then you are an anime sensei.

If you can name 200 or more without listing multiple entries in one franchise, without listing movies, and without listing anime you haven't actually seen then you are an anime god and can see the ending.





Bad long term memory especially for names. Forever a Newb!


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I'm one of the guys who thinks watching a lot of anime doesn't make you any cooler than the people who watch less, I've seen probably no more than 20 and read like 6 mangas and its all good.
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I dunno if you watched anime for a decade?
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When you can make reasonable, informed decisions for yourself about what kinds of shows you will and won't like.

New fans (to anything, not just anime), over rely on recommendations and reviews because they don't know the lay of the land yet. Once you know enough to disagree with reviews (even good, well-written reviews) because you know that a show either isn't for you--or because a show is exactly the kind of thing that you love, even if it might not be a great example of the genre--then you're no longer a newbie.
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My memory is actually not so good, either. It's a struggle for me to get 100. Some folks I've met really don't think I've seen as much as I say I have, but it's just that it's tough for me to remember every single little thing. But my little test is more of a memory exercise than anything else.

Honestly, I think that as long as someone is passionate about something a person will never lose that "noobness." As much as I've seen, there's still tons I haven't seen. And those that I have seen seem fresh or different when I revisit them months or years later. I learn something new both about the story and myself each time.

So I honestly think that you lose your newbie status when you realize you'll almost always be a newbie. There's still so much to discover no matter how much you already know.
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I've seen around 60 and I don't think I'm a newbie anymore
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I've seen 690 (10 more to go for the next milestone... come on, fall season). I really don't remember when I stopped considering myself a "new" anime fan, or if I even ever thought of myself that way to begin with. By the time I found out Sailor Moon was anime, I was too busy, you know, enjoying anime to care, and had probably already seen more anime than the average person you could claim is a "new" fan without realizing what is was called.
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1) If you think of each new anime like a piece of a puzzle, you're no longer a new anime fan when those pieces start fitting together to give you a practical idea of the general picture. At first each new piece is an island, but after a while you can get the outlines and defining characteristics of the key parts and how they might relate.

While your tastes will be subjective, and there will always always be surprises around corners, the idea is to be able to form reasonably fair opinions about what parts of the puzzle are what you prefer, rather than having to rely on ill-informed guesswork, shoulder-shrugging, and biased preconceptions due to a basic lack of experience.

2) And it also has to do with the initial barriers between you and a realistically literate appreciation of anime, which just takes time. You obviously don't have to appreciate everything, but I remember dismissing shows out of hand because of the art where, given time, I'd come back around and love them because they were ideal shows for me.

I just couldn't engage with them before because I wasn't practiced enough in dealing with how anime can work.

So I guess I think it's:

1) Being well-versed enough to make informed opinions about your tastes, and
2) Being well-versed enough with anime at large to engage with it fairly.

... But while acknowledging that some things you just won't like ever, and that's fine.
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