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People don't like having stuff shoved down their throats and in HS most people into anime are a little extreme about it. Also what people like in HS isnt always the best stuff looking back. Makes me glad I didn't get into it until college, though an IRL anime friend would be nice too.

Also there is a cultural divide because of how different Japaneses and Western culture are. This is definitely intimidating to some people.
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I can't imagine it's all that easy finding a normal anime fan as a friend. Maybe it's best to keep those worlds apart?
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It's because of a few reasons that people think anime is bad, wrong, or stupid.

1. Lolicon, harems, etc. all give anime this pornographic vibe. Even I experience a little revulsion at some of the things anime expects me to swallow. I also hate these types of shows and try to avoid them from now on as the constant panty shots, close ups, and perverted situations do not do anime favors. I can even empathize with the critics who think this since these shows constantly get featured as the next big thing. Examples include Sword Art Online with some questionable shots, Is it Wrong to pick up girls... has the whole boob ribbon as well as lots of fan service, Gun Gale had shots of Sinon. Even other big, but not as big shows go in for the fan service such as Space Dandy and Kill La Kill. Big shows without fanservice are few though One Punch Man and Terror in Resonance thankfully are tasteful enough that they avoid it like the plague.

2. The fan base is bad. There really isn't a problem with weeaboos, fujoshi, etc. as long as they aren't in your face about it, but usually they are and it's annoying.

3. Did I mention lolicons? Well I'm singling them out. It really is bad and does not impress anyone when you have a child looking character, actual age be damned. I'm not saying you can't do a short lady, but the archetype appears in almost every single harem and several non-harem shows. I'm also advocating for some realistic body proportions reflective of actual humans. This means less loli characters and women with busts inflated with helium.

4. Light Novels which are copy pasted off of each other as well as slice of life and romantic comedies that are boring. A lot of Light Novels copy each other to the point of generic trash. Sure your favorite light novel may subvert expectations, but in the end that light novel has in some way taken a lot from other light novels. What is needed is a bigger break from convention. Slice of Life anime may be fun for you, but the average onlooker will think why is nothing happening. I'll throw in romantic comedies in as well as both are not funny and not very exciting. This is more of a taste issue than anything else however and trying to kill moe off is impossible.

5. We get more anime now a days so it enters the public conscience more frequently. Since 99%* of everything is trash, guess what the public will focus their criticisms upon? The other four previous points which get more attention, positive and negative. For example Asterisk War got huge promotion from Crunchyroll when it was coming out; it was posted on the home page with promotions and everything! The average lay person checking out Crunchyroll at the time would see Asterisk War and think this is the best of anime, when it really isn't.

*Sturgeon's Law I believe.

That is my answer, sorry for the paragraphs.
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Haters gonna hate. What's wrong with I'm watching anime?
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I think they tend to focus on the fact that the vast majority of anime is moe/boobs and other nonsense. Just show them 'Attack on Titan' or "Flowers of Evil", or "The Perfect Insider" to show the other side of anime.
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smoledman wrote:

I think they tend to focus on the fact that the vast majority of anime is moe/boobs and other nonsense.


Sounds good to me

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smoledman wrote:

I think they tend to focus on the fact that the vast majority of anime is moe/boobs and other nonsense. Just show them 'Attack on Titan' or "Flowers of Evil", or "The Perfect Insider" to show the other side of anime.


Tbh I think mushishi is the other side of anime.
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lambofgenesis wrote:


smoledman wrote:

I think they tend to focus on the fact that the vast majority of anime is moe/boobs and other nonsense. Just show them 'Attack on Titan' or "Flowers of Evil", or "The Perfect Insider" to show the other side of anime.


Tbh I think mushishi is the other side of anime.


Mushi-shi is great, but very languorous. AOT is perfect mix of drama and action without moe/boobs.
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Something is wrong with half of the anime fandom and because of this they cause people who know nothing of anime to hate us as a whole. Some anime fans are down right insane and opinionated little fucks who think anime should be the center of damn near EVERYTHING. So something is truly wrong with half of the anime fandom and that is the problem.

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smoledman wrote:


lambofgenesis wrote:


smoledman wrote:

I think they tend to focus on the fact that the vast majority of anime is moe/boobs and other nonsense. Just show them 'Attack on Titan' or "Flowers of Evil", or "The Perfect Insider" to show the other side of anime.


Tbh I think mushishi is the other side of anime.


Mushi-shi is great, but very languorous. .


That's the point.

Most anime, even aot, has a lot of retarded screaming every 3 minutes. Mainstream people get confused and scared
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Everyone hates anime even anime lovers hate anime. Lets say I like naruto and I say, "I like naruto", the next "anime lover" comes around and says "omg naruto sucks you mainstream **** you don't know what real anime is, you stupid weeb."

Then you have those guys that say, yeah I like anime.... but only certain ones.... and then they go list some anime you don't like and you are like..... um do you like X ? Then they say omg you like X? that anime sucks!

Do you know why moe anime is everywhere? cause it sells. Hey look that angry kid is swinging his sword around has some sort of hidden power and wants to become stronger.... That is like all of the non moe anime are like..... Oh wait I don't want to watch that.... Those don't sell worth shit in japan expect the very top ones. Crunchyroll gives you a fake sense of popularity when really it is just popular in one group of people. If your all mighty action anime is so much better why isn't it selling super well?

The post with the paragraphs proves my point really he is just shit talking the part of the anime fandom he doesn't like, so how is it hard to understand why people hate on it? Anime fans don't really get along with each other so why would non anime fans get along?

As for me I don't care if you like naruto or some ecchi show you can watch whatever they hell you wanna watch. Hell if you think Cory in the house is the best anime, good for you, I haven't seen that show but I am sure it is good lol.

Like can anyone here actually say they like/love ALL of these; Naruto, Sword art online, Initial D, Kuroko's basketball, Free!, My love story, Another, Higurashi, Food wars, Yuru Yuri, mushi-shi and polar bear cafe? We all have our preferences. Anime itself is pretty divided.
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The only trouble with the way the anime industry currently is that I have to wade through a lot of crap to get to the gems, each and every season. It would be nice if that wasn't the case.
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Everyone hates anime even anime lovers hate anime. Lets say I like naruto and I say, "I like naruto", the next "anime lover" comes around and says "omg naruto sucks you mainstream **** you don't know what real anime is, you stupid weeb."

Then you have those guys that say, yeah I like anime.... but only certain ones.... and then they go list some anime you don't like and you are like..... um do you like X ? Then they say omg you like X? that anime sucks!

Do you know why moe anime is everywhere? cause it sells. Hey look that angry kid is swinging his sword around has some sort of hidden power and wants to become stronger.... That is like all of the non moe anime are like..... Oh wait I don't want to watch that.... Those don't sell worth shit in japan expect the very top ones. Crunchyroll gives you a fake sense of popularity when really it is just popular in one group of people. If your all mighty action anime is so much better why isn't it selling super well?

The post with the paragraphs proves my point really he is just shit talking the part of the anime fandom he doesn't like, so how is it hard to understand why people hate on it? Anime fans don't really get along with each other so why would non anime fans get along?

As for me I don't care if you like naruto or some ecchi show you can watch whatever they hell you wanna watch. Hell if you think Cory in the house is the best anime, good for you, I haven't seen that show but I am sure it is good lol.

Like can anyone here actually say they like/love ALL of these; Naruto, Sword art online, Initial D, Kuroko's basketball, Free!, My love story, Another, Higurashi, Food wars, Yuru Yuri, mushi-shi and polar bear cafe? We all have our preferences. Anime itself is pretty divided.


So the anime Fandom is like Christian denominations

BTW ur Zelda avi is so good
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anikevin wrote:

I heard that Harley Davidson people hate on people that watch anime.


I can actually provide some insight through my own experiences. I have recently been going to Harley Davidson because I want to ride and my mother rides. I am also what you would consider a hardcore anime/manga fan. While I don't go out of my way to express my fandom love, I'm not afraid to be myself around them either. Most that I know at least seem to only be crazy rednecks, (I live in the south, IDK if its different in northern states.) their families, old vets, and honestly, just normal people who just really like bikes.
I don't know if I will love riding a motorcycle when I ride for the first time, but I know that its okay to like other things besides Anime and still be an Anime fan. So many people worry that if they do something out of fandom character that makes them "Less of a fan" or not a "true fan."
So, long story short. Yeah I love the heck out of Anime, But I like bikes too, and you shouldn't skip out on life experiences to fit in with a fandom.
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I hate anime
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