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Posted 8/20/15 , edited 8/20/15

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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!




I always update a list of what anime I've watched right when I finish them. I wouldn't remember half of the anime I've watched if I didn't do that.
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I don't think there is any kind of metric you can attach to it. There are people out there who will call you a "noob" even if you've completed 300 series (based on what you say in forums etc).

Perhaps that's the title of another thread: When are you considered graduating Noob School™ ?


But to be serious. Some people ask "I'm new to anime, what are some good shows to watch?" I was tempted to do the same at one point in the past. Once I got over the temptation to ask other people what I should be watching... I think that was an important distinction.

If someone were to say I was "new" I'd have to slap them lmao. I'm an independent consumer. I know what my tastes are. What things annoy me. What genres/characters/setting appeal to me. If I want to find a similar show to something I like, I'll use sites like MAL and several others to find them. You might also ask on a forum: "what's a show similar to show x and show y?" It's not possible for everyone to be a Kami with a vast catalogue of knowledge of different anime in every genre over many years.

Basically,if you've reached a point where you know what it is your looking for and why, you might not be a Kami but you definitely aren't "new."

Someone else mentioned appreciating / getting tired of tropes. That's a good one too. That was quite some time ago for me.

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I wasn't new anymore the moment I completed my Rurouni Kenshin manga collection. I don't think someone is new based on the quantity of anime they've watched or identifying tropes and shit.

You're new when you feel unfamiliar to it and also the need for an introduction.

Once you're passionate about it, yah ain't new. Don't care if yah only seen like three or fifty anime. If you only seen three and your passionate about it. Fine. You're just an anime fan with a lack of variety, but yah ain't new.

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Posted 8/21/15
I think that you are no longer a new anime fan when you recognize the VAs and names of different studios.
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Sentinel_Owl wrote:

I don't think there is any kind of metric you can attach to it. There are people out there who will call you a "noob" even if you've completed 300 series (based on what you say in forums etc).

Perhaps that's the title of another thread: When are you considered graduating Noob School™ ?


But to be serious. Some people ask "I'm new to anime, what are some good shows to watch?" I was tempted to do the same at one point in the past. Once I got over the temptation to ask other people what I should be watching... I think that was an important distinction.

If someone were to say I was "new" I'd have to slap them lmao. I'm an independent consumer. I know what my tastes are. What things annoy me. What genres/characters/setting appeal to me. If I want to find a similar show to something I like, I'll use sites like MAL and several others to find them. You might also ask on a forum: "what's a show similar to show x and show y?" It's not possible for everyone to be a Kami with a vast catalogue of knowledge of different anime in every genre over many years.

Basically,if you've reached a point where you know what it is your looking for and why, you might not be a Kami but you definitely aren't "new."

Someone else mentioned appreciating / getting tired of tropes. That's a good one too. That was quite some time ago for me.


Don't lie to them, Mr. Owl. It's a very standard sequence of progression from anime pre-school to Kami-hood. It's actually based on the Pokemonic System:

Pre-School: You can use Splash.
Primary School: You can successfully determine who that Pokemon is on request.
Secondary School: You can sing the entire Poke Rap unassisted.
Tertiary School: You can sort the various types of Pokeballs by properties and price.
Professional School: You know well enough to ship Ash with May.

See? Simple.
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I've never shipped anyone but Misty with Ash.
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LionelJeid wrote:

I've never shipped anyone but Misty with Ash.


It's alright, Lio. Oak managed to become a Pokemon zoologist while somehow having absolutely no idea what more than 90% of the Pokemon in the world even looked like.
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BlueOni wrote:

Don't lie to them, Mr. Owl. It's a very standard sequence of progression from anime pre-school to Kami-hood. It's actually based on the Pokemonic System:

Pre-School: You can use Splash.
Primary School: You can successfully determine who that Pokemon is on request.
Secondary School: You can sing the entire Poke Rap unassisted.
Tertiary School: You can sort the various types of Pokeballs by properties and price.
Professional School: You know well enough to ship Ash with May.

See? Simple.


Qualifications can be faked. All you really need is to sound the part

See:

"Watch more anime"

Now I sound undeniably pro-level Kami
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Posted 8/22/15

rubeetora wrote:

I dunno if you watched anime for a decade?


How about going back to Captain Harlock, Robotech and things like that? I know we even have people that got Speed Racer on first go around here.
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