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Posted 10/11/16
None of my friends from high school, college, or colleagues know I love anime or manga. Not even my best friend.

The only ones that know are my brothers since I've been watching with them since I was young. I feel like I will get teased till I die. I work with a lot of type A personalities since I was a former Army Officer and now an Airline Pilot.

Posted 10/11/16
Not necessarily

It's only if someone brings up the topic, is when I will reveal that I am a fan of anime
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I am very open about it
I have a Miku keychain so every time I have to put my keys through a metal detector or have to leave then somewhere they see a big ass Miku
I have a Miku like lanyard that I use to keep my keycard secure at work
And whenever I'm not at work I just wear some anime shirts because I'm a lazy bitch
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Posted 10/11/16
i'm pretty open about it... I have a Touken Ranbu seal and Fate/Zero sword charm on my phone, my apartment is full of figures, and I have dvds and manga out too.

my whole family knows, and so do my friends. and I talk about anime and gaming a lot with the office handy man.

the only people I'm rather reserved about it with are the other moms for my kid's school
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Posted 10/11/16 , edited 10/11/16
I don't talk about things that I know someone has no interest in. It's like talking about a books or tv when that person has not seen it or does not like that medium. I just do what ever I do. If yo walk in my room you will see a lot of manga but t you will see other stuff to. To me it's watching anime and reading manga is pretty much normal because I've been doing it for over Decade and I'm 23. So idk. If some ask I'll say I like anime and manga but I do other stuff. If you advertise it that makes you weird in my opinion. Like how does someone know what type of music you like if you don't talk about it because you know that person does not like music or just plays what's on the radio. I don't think you would tell your boyfriend or girlfriend about it if you have one because it's really not that serious.
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Posted 10/11/16
Given the number of anime themed t-shirts I have...gotta say no about keeping it secret. XD

It's like anything I'm interested in. If people around me want to talk about it, I will. But I don't pester friends and family who aren't into anime with the subject. And I obviously don't bring it up in professional situations considering it isn't relevant to my field (if I were in film, Japanese culture, etc. it would be different).
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O and let me tell you a secret. Most people like to talk about themselves then about other people. So you could know some for years and they might not know anything about you because they are to into themselves.
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Posted 10/11/16
If someone were to ask or bring up anime in a conversation, I would reveal that I like anime. To me, it doesn't really matter what people watch. People like to watch TV. Anime is just another form of TV (Although I find anime way more enjoyable).
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I'll dance around the subject. I'm a teacher, and the atmosphere where I currently work is sort of hostile towards this sort of thing. I'd rather not lose my job.
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Posted 10/11/16
I don't talk about it, because it's something I'd like to keep for myself. Not because I'm ashamed or anything like that at all. I guess it's more of like an 'I want to have a thing of my own people dont know about' mentality.

However if people start talking about it to me (which has never happened before), but if it does I will definitely talk about it with them.
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Posted 10/11/16

stars201 wrote:

Not necessarily

It's only if someone brings up the topic, is when I will reveal that I am a fan of anime


I'm kind of in the same boat there just because of my workplace's culture. I'm still very much a joker though, I simply don't advertise that I like anime to just any joe blow.
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Posted 10/11/16
I don't really bring it up unless someone asks me about it first.
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Posted 10/11/16 , edited 10/12/16
I don't hid it but I don't bring it up 24/7 either.
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Posted 10/11/16
I am very open about it. I wear anime t shirts all the time everywhere I go.
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Posted 10/11/16

rastano wrote:

I'll dance around the subject. I'm a teacher, and the atmosphere where I currently work is sort of hostile towards this sort of thing. I'd rather not lose my job.


i feel ya lol

although i'm pretty open. i have anime badges on my knapsack and the kids ask me about it all the time

it's just

no one really cares so i don't feel a need to talk about it lol
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