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    Quote Originally Posted by Zatheyll View Post
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    I'd only really watch shonen anime with my friends if I did watch with them, I don't really see the point in trying to get them to like more complicated anime or watch other stuff like slice of life etc. If there's one thing hard in life, it's trying to convince people to like anime/other types of anime.
    If I were you, I'd just go and watch shows on your own. But yeah this is my personal opinion, nothing else I can give you lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zatheyll View Post
    *Random raging below* Reading it'll probably make you as mad as it makes me so you don't have to bother.

    Trying to get my friend to watch shows has to be the most annoying thing I've done in my life. He loves anime, but he's only seen ~10 shows and thinks he "knows all there is to know about anime". Not only does he get bored if there isn't something happening in the first 2-3 minutes of a show, but he can't help but pointing out everything (especially basic dues ex's like "why didn't she just do that") or making a joke out of something which diminishes the entire point of the scene he's making fun of. He also has a habit of texting half the show. Then I have another friend who's even worse (yeah, both in the same room.. it's awful) who has seen far more anime then I have (5-6 months worth) and because he's seen anime so much if he's watching a show again he makes fun of it the entire way through, even if it's serious, ruining it for others watching it for the first time. He'll also argue to hell about things like how this anime was boring and this anime was so much better.

    I don't even know why I bother. I try and get one into anime, or watch a show with another, and it gives me such a massive headache by the end of it. I just want to give up (not after throwing something at them though). I should just only ever watch anime by myself and never with anyone else.. it'd be so much more relaxing and not drive me insane.

    Yeah, I'm mad.

    Writing the above makes me feel awful, but I just had to.
    Ooo I know those people.
    One in my school.

    "I have a fuck ton of anime!"
    "What do you watch?"
    "Narutard!"
    "......."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zatheyll View Post
    *Random raging below* Reading it'll probably make you as mad as it makes me so you don't have to bother.

    Trying to get my friend to watch shows has to be the most annoying thing I've done in my life. He loves anime, but he's only seen ~10 shows and thinks he "knows all there is to know about anime". Not only does he get bored if there isn't something happening in the first 2-3 minutes of a show, but he can't help but pointing out everything (especially basic dues ex's like "why didn't she just do that") or making a joke out of something which diminishes the entire point of the scene he's making fun of. He also has a habit of texting half the show. Then I have another friend who's even worse (yeah, both in the same room.. it's awful) who has seen far more anime then I have (5-6 months worth) and because he's seen anime so much if he's watching a show again he makes fun of it the entire way through, even if it's serious, ruining it for others watching it for the first time. He'll also argue to hell about things like how this anime was boring and this anime was so much better.

    I don't even know why I bother. I try and get one into anime, or watch a show with another, and it gives me such a massive headache by the end of it. I just want to give up (not after throwing something at them though). I should just only ever watch anime by myself and never with anyone else.. it'd be so much more relaxing and not drive me insane.

    Yeah, I'm mad.

    Writing the above makes me feel awful, but I just had to.
    Haha. If you are looking for company while watching anime you could always make a thread on /a/ and stream. I did that for Kara no Kyoukai and it's like going to the movies on the internet. Surprisingly enough everyone who came was nice and they came back each day until all the movies were finished. Some had seen it before and we asked them not to say any spoilers and they abided.

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    I've pretty much given up on trying to convince my friends to watch anime. Of the two that I've tried to get more into anime, the first one has pretty much only seen some of the super popular anime like Code Geass, Bleach, Death Note, FMA, ect and it doesn't help that he's generally averse to watching anime anyways. Part of the problem is just getting him to even try something so I don't even bother anymore.

    The other friend is hyper critical of everything. He's more willing to watch anime and has a much broader horizon of what he's watched/will watch than the other friend, but he over analyzes everything he watches. If there's some kind of plot hole, unrealistic scene, or just something that's out of place in general, he doesn't like watching it. And it's not even big things, it can be something small and insignificant and it will bug him. So I no longer recommend him anime or try and get him to watch it because he either wont watch it or he'll bitch about something that happened in the anime lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arqentum View Post
    Yes. Yes you are. You know the correct answer but ignoring it.
    I know.

    Quote Originally Posted by stellvia View Post
    As for your newbie friend -- a lot of people getting into anime act that way. I would suggest to just let it go for awhile. Give him suggestions on shows to watch on his own, and he will either come around and want to watch more shows that require actual attention, or he will stay a perpetual weeaboo only interested in shallow action shows like Bleach or Fairytail. Some people just have no interest in anime as an artistic medium, and only are in it for cheap laughs or entertainment gratification. Do try to stress to him though the "3 episode rule" and that most shows don't have a big reveal or scene until the midway point. That's how storytelling works.
    I've gotten him to the point that there are some shows that he's watched on his own.

    This is his MAL (which isn't absolutely awful). http://myanimelist.net/animelist/aviene

    Quote Originally Posted by Remilia View Post
    Ooo I know those people.
    One in my school.

    "I have a fuck ton of anime!"
    "What do you watch?"
    "Narutard!"
    "......."
    He likes Naruto, but not as much as other shows he's watched. He can't stop talking about how awesome Demon King or Hagure Yuusha is, but he still calls Code Geass, Fate/Zero, and FMA the best one's he has seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zatheyll View Post
    He likes Naruto, but not as much as other shows he's watched. He can't stop talking about how awesome Demon King or Hagure Yuusha is, but he still calls Code Geass, Fate/Zero, and FMA the best one's he has seen.
    As long as it's not Bleach, Naruto or One Piece, any favourite is fine to have :P Code Geass was my favourite when I first watched it, but back then it was my second series so it was easy to call it a favourite

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    I told a friend of mine to watch Fate/Zero and Psycho-Pass since he's an "otaku", ofc he's never heard of those, and he's never heard of Madoka either.

    His favorite anime are smart anime such as, FMA, and Death Note. Euhehe.


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    I have somebody I want to introduce to anime but I don't know where to start. I was thinking Madoka since it's nice and short and I also feel like rewatching it, but a lot of my friends told me that was a bad idea because the "weird art" and stuff might put him off anime all together.

    What series do you think I should use as an introduction?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muzual View Post
    As long as it's not Bleach, Naruto or One Piece, any favourite is fine to have :P Code Geass was my favourite when I first watched it, but back then it was my second series so it was easy to call it a favourite
    What's wrong with One Piece lol?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muzual View Post
    I have somebody I want to introduce to anime but I don't know where to start. I was thinking Madoka since it's nice and short and I also feel like rewatching it, but a lot of my friends told me that was a bad idea because the "weird art" and stuff might put him off anime all together.

    What series do you think I should use as an introduction?
    Definitely not Madoka. What does your friend like watching?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digglett View Post
    I told a friend of mine to watch Fate/Zero and Psycho-Pass since he's an "otaku", ofc he's never heard of those, and he's never heard of Madoka either.
    I got him to watch Psycho-Pass as it's airing too.

    It's a lot easier to get him to watch shows as long as no one else is around other then me while we are watching, and his first impression is reasonable.

    Madoka has to be the toughest but I got him to episode 3 and he seems happy with it now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zatheyll View Post
    He likes Naruto, but not as much as other shows he's watched. He can't stop talking about how awesome Demon King or Hagure Yuusha is, but he still calls Code Geass, Fate/Zero, and FMA the best one's he has seen.
    I don't understand those types of people... makes no sense saying you know a lot and not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muzual View Post
    I have somebody I want to introduce to anime but I don't know where to start. I was thinking Madoka since it's nice and short and I also feel like rewatching it, but a lot of my friends told me that was a bad idea because the "weird art" and stuff might put him off anime all together.

    What series do you think I should use as an introduction?
    Madoka would be a bad introduction.

    I would say FMA if he likes comedy/action or Clannad if he likes Slice of Life. Strike Witches if he likes fanservice and likes/doesn't mind lolis. Fate/Zero would also be a great choice if he doesn't mind a slow start and likes story/action.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muzual View Post
    I have somebody I want to introduce to anime but I don't know where to start. I was thinking Madoka since it's nice and short and I also feel like rewatching it, but a lot of my friends told me that was a bad idea because the "weird art" and stuff might put him off anime all together.
    What series do you think I should use as an introduction?
    Honestly? I would start with a classic like Cowboy Bebop. I don't even know if it qualifies as entry level anymore, considering how many people know of it, but it's un-animey enough to probably get people who don't watch anime interested. Of course, that's not always everyone's favorite genre, and I bet a lot of other people here will have better suggestions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Remilia View Post
    I don't understand those types of people... makes no sense saying you know a lot and not.
    It irks me when he says it, but I just ignore it and move on. I might throw in a quip that completely crushes what he says when he thinks he knows what he's talking about sometimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalliah View Post
    Also because it's less stereotypical with the setting/characters. (School, highschoolers saving the world etc)

    A pretty good review on it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8I7a2RRrTE
    Make em watch Higurashi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalliah View Post
    I managed to get my friend into Sakurasou and Fate/Zero so... no problems here!

    And most recent Little Buster episode was the best one so far. Dat trap Riki.
    Congratulations. I'm still trying to make some of my friends watch a few ongoing series, just like I did with a guy from my class. Here's the list:
    • Sakurasou
    • Tamako
    • Gj-bu
    • Psycho-pass
    • Haganai NEXT
    • Kotoura-san
    • Maou Yuusha
    • Ore no kanojo


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    the only anime that are meant to be watched along with friends are the seinen comedies.

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    I'm not even sure what sort of TV he's interested in >.< I suppose I'll have to ask that first, but thank you for suggestions. I haven't seen some of them so that might be interesting for me to watch them too

    Quote Originally Posted by Hemoglobin View Post
    What's wrong with One Piece lol?
    Just not really my thing :<

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muzual View Post
    I have somebody I want to introduce to anime but I don't know where to start. I was thinking Madoka since it's nice and short and I also feel like rewatching it, but a lot of my friends told me that was a bad idea because the "weird art" and stuff might put him off anime all together.

    What series do you think I should use as an introduction?
    You should start with a classic like Cowboy Bebop. People who hate anime could probably watch that and enjoy it. Good music, good action, very like-able characters, it's a very safe first pick in my opinion. I wouldn't recommend Madoka at all as a first anime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Worer View Post
    Oh, they are real.

    It's time to quit my job, drop out of college, and become a magical girl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muzual View Post
    I have somebody I want to introduce to anime but I don't know where to start. I was thinking Madoka since it's nice and short and I also feel like rewatching it, but a lot of my friends told me that was a bad idea because the "weird art" and stuff might put him off anime all together.

    What series do you think I should use as an introduction?
    Start with something like Full Metal Alchemist/Cowboy Bebop/Trigun, or your favorite Shounen anime, something that's really funny (a good comedy anime) should get him into it aswell.

    I actually started with Fairy Tail, don't hate me.
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