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  1. #21
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    Hehe i had a similar experience with colleagues when i was working. Was chatting to a friend who worked with me about a film i had seen the previous night on the Sci-Fi channel and another colleague was all 'wtf, you STILL watch cartoons etc' He was the typical lad who HAD to go out EVERY Friday and Saturday night to get completely rat arsed in clubs and made fun of those that dared to do anything different.
    So i said that i would bring in a video the next day to show him that it was no mere cartoon. I took in Ninja Scroll, Fist of the North Star and a vhs of The Guyver

    I put on The Guyver first and sat down with my mate and the other guy to have lunch and i had picked the episode where Sho gets his head ripped open by Enzyme and goes on a rampage, needless to say they were both shocked into speechlessness and just watched in wonder as i gave pointers.
    My mate wanted to borrow Ninja Scroll and the other guy was interested in FotNS so i lent him that. Next day i couldn't get them to shut up about the films. They fucking loved them and wanted more ^^

    In the following years i have tried to watch more diverse anime but my HATE of subtitles and general lack of knowledge in what are 'good' ones to watch, i fear i have barely even begun.

    All in all it just boils down to their perception of what is the 'norm' and the reluctance to believe something else is just as good as what they like.

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    I will say that a lot of the weird factor that anime insights in people can be attributed to the East itself, specifically because of the Japanese 'otaku' crowd. A large percentage of them really are what I would consider disturbed. Just look at things like the whole building of shrines and celebrating anime characters and vocaloids birthdays. The way that they get voice actresses shamed and denounced within their cultures, because say, one of them dares to get a boyfriend. And on top of this, there's the whole association of the "men's toys" themes in shows - giant robots, in shows aimed at selling toys to men, not kids and so on. The new transformers was blasted for being OTT nonsense for that exact reason.

    Then there's the whole weird side to anime, with the tentacles and porn and questionably aged sex-object younger female characters. The genre has itself to blame for all the hate it receives. Given that Legend of the Overfiend was one of the first really widely known anime in the West, as well as a few other demons and tentacles films, that hasn't helped either. The nearest Western equivalent to Japan's otaku we have at the moment, are bronies.

    I'm a fan of anime myself, but I'm all too aware that it's a gigantic quagmire of utter shit, with some real gems here and there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holes View Post
    People focus on the bad, and there are a lot of examples of less-than-normal anime fanatics. You see all kinds of pictures with figurines, pillows, and then there's a whole anime genre based on adult content.

    There really isn't any other animated pornography (that I know of) that's as big as anime, or has a big following like anime. So comparing anime to say, Family Guy, is ignoring the 'dark side' of anime. You can look at Family Guy and associate it with cartoons such as the Simpsons, etc. You can look at anime and associate it with hentai, or you can associate it with DBZ, Pokemon, etc.

    The fact that anime has stuff like tentacle rape is enough to steer clear, or have a negative opinion on it.

    If you hear there are shootings in a certain area of town, you steer clear, even if that area isn't all bad.
    That's just stupid. Anime is a medium, not a genre. Saying that you should steer clear of anime because hentai exists is the same as staying away from movies because pornography exists.

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    eh i think its no different then if you tell someone you play wow or that you like scifi. it also depends on how indepth you are with what you like and where you are.
    "I was a normal baby for 30 seconds, then ninjas stole my mamma" - Deadpool
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    how i understand you all m8s, most of my friends always said that is for kids. Now they keep asking if i saw naruto, one piece, among other ones.
    I do not know how it is in your homeland but here we have a saying for this kinda people, "Do not throw stones if you have glass ceilings"
    what God gives, God takes... then let me take "something" yours to make me feel like God.

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    Those people I know/seen view seems to be all anime are the 90s kids shows (prbly because it was like the only thing that aired on the usual channels here), some combination with underage girls/ecchi/hentai, the popular shounen shows like Naruto, bleach, dragoball and so on. All those things exist ofc but they are not really the the great side of anime and not even close of all things that exists.
    And if its not only those things that put people away, many people seems to have a hard time to watch shows that's not their native tongue or maybe English and whens its dubbed, you cant take a single shit serious most of the time because of the voice acting are so terrible. Oh and some people still seems to think all animated shows are kid shows.

    .. now I'm sad, I need to get to know more friends that watch animes

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    i also partially blame hardcore naruto fans and the loss of toonami.

    toonami was a great boost for anime in the west and it would be hard to find teenagers that would tease eachother over if they watched dbz. thankfully toonami is back and just as good as ever and getting pretty solid ratings every week.

    as for the naruto fans... well when kids show up to school wearing ninja headbands and pretending to do handsigns its a little weird.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mear View Post
    Those people I know/seen view seems to be all anime are the 90s kids shows (prbly because it was like the only thing that aired on the usual channels here), some combination with underage girls/ecchi/hentai, the popular shounen shows like Naruto, bleach, dragoball and so on. All those things exist ofc but they are not really the the great side of anime and not even close of all things that exists.
    And if its not only those things that put people away, many people seems to have a hard time to watch shows that's not their native tongue or maybe English and whens its dubbed, you cant take a single shit serious most of the time because of the voice acting are so terrible. Oh and some people still seems to think all animated shows are kid shows.

    .. now I'm sad, I need to get to know more friends that watch animes
    the quality of dubs has increased significantly since the 90s. atleast for english dubs. im not sure what sweden gets though but i know most European dubs of anything anime or live action is typically horrible
    "I was a normal baby for 30 seconds, then ninjas stole my mamma" - Deadpool
    "so what do we do?" "well jack, you stand there and say 'gee rocket raccoon I'm so glad you brought that Unfeasibly large cannon with you..' and i go like this BRAKKA BRAKKA BRAKKA" - Rocket Raccoon

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    I hate them all, I really do. I am a prejudiced man.

    If you got the reference, atleast you watch something worthwhile :P

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    I don't like anime so I can give you the picture from my side of the world.

    Anime is full of fully grown people that look like tall 8 year olds but it might also be people taking time of their day to day life to go nuts about cartoons at a right old age. Also from what I've seen most things in anime have really weird personalities. Also because most of the people that I've met that love the stuff are just weird as sin, I think it before they even tell me they love the stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Immitis View Post
    the quality of dubs has increased significantly since the 90s. atleast for english dubs. im not sure what sweden gets though but i know most European dubs of anything anime or live action is typically horrible
    Of the shows that I have seen the last years, or hell all dubs since I started watched anime almost always give me shivers :S To be fair many of them are just because they sound silly they I even find them on youtube and such (not everyone of them, but most). And about sweden, I have no clue how they are now but I thought they was okay when I was little, not so much anymore when I go back and listen to it. today dubbing here I cant really say much tho. But Disney classics dubs I even prefer over the English sometime (only late 80s early 2000 films) but I don't know of nostalgia is a factor or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haven View Post
    Blockbusters and comic book movies have also become more common - industry has actually grown, just like it did in the east. But in general, I'll have to agree with you on this. These days it just takes too much effort to sift through all the trash. That's the reason I haven't watched a single anime in two years or more.
    If you haven't watched a single anime in years, how can you lay claim that there hasn't been a good anime in a long time? I don't think you qualify to make such statements.
    Quote Originally Posted by Holes View Post
    People focus on the bad, and there are a lot of examples of less-than-normal anime fanatics. You see all kinds of pictures with figurines, pillows, and then there's a whole anime genre based on adult content.

    There really isn't any other animated pornography (that I know of) that's as big as anime, or has a big following like anime. So comparing anime to say, Family Guy, is ignoring the 'dark side' of anime. You can look at Family Guy and associate it with cartoons such as the Simpsons, etc. You can look at anime and associate it with hentai, or you can associate it with DBZ, Pokemon, etc.

    The fact that anime has stuff like tentacle rape is enough to steer clear, or have a negative opinion on it.

    If you hear there are shootings in a certain area of town, you steer clear, even if that area isn't all bad.
    So I guess we should judge all live action movies because most porn is live actions, right? You realize hentai is a sub genre in Anime and doesn't make up every single show, right...?
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    Op must live a terrible place, people only look down on modern anime cause of cosplay and those silly dances, or making it super cute. But most people respect manga, like Akira, no one would laugh at me for liking Akira . The 3x3 eyes series was cool, to, the older anime were so much better, just pretend you like the older ones more, not the new ones that have morphed in to you know what.
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    Yes, well, I do picture most Anime fans as weird.

    I'm sorry to say this, but a lot of the rapists/child molesters/murderers/buffalo bill's in my country are indeed Anime fans... so yes, there is a connection between anime and creepiness.

    In fact, we even have a saying here in the country, translated to English - it basically goes like this: "Not all Anime fans are creepy, but all the creeps are Anime fans".

    I'm not saying you guys in this topic are weird, I'm just saying there is a strong possibility that you are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernardblack View Post
    Yes, well, I do picture most Anime fans as weird.

    I'm sorry to say this, but a lot of the rapists/child molesters/murderers/buffalo bill's in my country are indeed Anime fans... so yes, there is a connection between anime and creepiness.

    In fact, we even have a saying here in the country, translated to English - it basically goes like this: "Not all Anime fans are creepy, but all the creeps are Anime fans".

    I'm not saying you guys in this topic are weird, I'm just saying there is a strong possibility that you are.
    Ummm wait WHAT? Please link some of the cases you;re talking about if possible. I am betting more then a bit of sensatiolistic crap is in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernardblack View Post
    Yes, well, I do picture most Anime fans as weird.

    I'm sorry to say this, but a lot of the rapists/child molesters/murderers/buffalo bill's in my country are indeed Anime fans... so yes, there is a connection between anime and creepiness.

    In fact, we even have a saying here in the country, translated to English - it basically goes like this: "Not all Anime fans are creepy, but all the creeps are Anime fans".

    I'm not saying you guys in this topic are weird, I'm just saying there is a strong possibility that you are.
    Those are awfully ignorant statements to be making with no proof of anything you're even suggesting to back it up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernardblack View Post
    Yes, well, I do picture most Anime fans as weird.

    I'm sorry to say this, but a lot of the rapists/child molesters/murderers/buffalo bill's in my country are indeed Anime fans... so yes, there is a connection between anime and creepiness.

    In fact, we even have a saying here in the country, translated to English - it basically goes like this: "Not all Anime fans are creepy, but all the creeps are Anime fans".

    I'm not saying you guys in this topic are weird, I'm just saying there is a strong possibility that you are.
    I thought those things were the fault of violent video games, or action movies, or "The Catcher in the Rye"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernardblack View Post
    Yes, well, I do picture most Anime fans as weird.

    I'm sorry to say this, but a lot of the rapists/child molesters/murderers/buffalo bill's in my country are indeed Anime fans... so yes, there is a connection between anime and creepiness.

    In fact, we even have a saying here in the country, translated to English - it basically goes like this: "Not all Anime fans are creepy, but all the creeps are Anime fans".

    I'm not saying you guys in this topic are weird, I'm just saying there is a strong possibility that you are.
    hmmm you know ive noticed alot of murderers had pet dogs even hitler had a dog. i have a hunch that if we gave a young child a pet dog he would grow up to murder O_O GREAT SCOTT @_@ ITS PROBABLY WHISPERING SWEET DARK MURDEROUS WORDS INTO ITS EARS RIGHT THIS MOMENT @_@
    "I was a normal baby for 30 seconds, then ninjas stole my mamma" - Deadpool
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    i love anime, but i think where people see it being weird is at school.

    when i was in high school, the kids that were really into anime, dressed as naruto characters and such. i remember one day, we ran the mile, and there was this one kid who was really into anime, he tried running the mile with his arms raised behind his back, like how they run in naruto.

    im not judging them, but i can see why people think its weird

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    Watch what you want, who cares what people think!
    Bow down before our new furry overlords!

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    Quote Originally Posted by krethos View Post
    Watch what you want, who cares what people think!
    This is obviously off-topic, but everyone with facebook cares what other people think, which is why they are so adamant in showing the part of their person that is socially acceptable.
    Been a while since I saw a status update on how much someone likes anime. Admit it, it's a tabu, just like MLP is.

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