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Ozzaharwood
07-17-2012, 07:45 AM
I've come to a realization that most of the hate for the anime community isn't against anime itself, but more towards the fans and audience group as a whole. I've always wondered why people would hate someone for a simple interest, and what could cause this amount of hate.

I have been an anime fan for a few years now, and I just couldn't understand it. That is, until I came across a few other anime fans IRL. This thread isn't necessarily a discussion about why so many fans are hated, but rather why are some anime fans so addicted to this lifestyle? I've noticed that a fair amount, (and I mean more than half of all anime fans), are just plain annoying. The only thing they will talk about is anime, and they are usually very anti-social unless anime is mentioned. Is anime so addictive that it causes this reaction in some people? Then some people go even further and start to add Japanese words into their own sentences, and even start to believe Japan is superior to any other country. Is this just a phase in their life as an otaku? Or will some anime fans stay like forever?

I remember I was like this for a little while when I was younger, but I quickly grew out of it in a matter of weeks, maybe even days. So why exactly are some people so obsessed with this sort of thing? Is it purely psychological?

I'm curious about this because many of these fans are a bad example for the rest of us. It's okay to enjoy anime, even appreciate Japan and it's culture, but why unhealthily obsess over it? Do some people just need something to believe in, or to hang on to in times of need? I honestly do not understand it. I have always said live your life the way you want to live it, but can people sometimes go overboard with their interest to the point that it actually instils hate in other people?

I am not in any way trying to offend anyone, it's just my genuine curiosity. If there are any fans here that fit this description, I'd love to hear your responses.

CypressDahlia
07-17-2012, 10:55 AM
TBH, I'm more concerned about League of Legends players. I have friends who have sunk into recluse for the last few years and only socialize through LoL.

But yeah, I mean...everyone has their obsessions, right. Some people are that way about cars, games or music. Anime is just weirder than most of the alternatives. Doesn't help that America has a pretty skewed image of Japanese culture. Either people love it to pieces or genuinely hate the whale-poaching, panty-sniffing Japanese.

(because eating whales is wrong but artificially fertilizing farm animals, forcing them to give birth and eating their young is not)

ClockHand
07-17-2012, 11:23 AM
Ozza talking about anime fans being annoying? Oh the irony.

Matt
07-17-2012, 02:53 PM
The worst members of any given group will inevitably become its stereotype. Anime is no exception.

Aether
07-19-2012, 03:08 AM
Then some people go even further and start to add Japanese words into their own sentences


Is this just a phase in their life as an otaku?Oh, how this amuses me.

AlmanacnamedTime
07-19-2012, 10:47 AM
I have been an anime fan for a few years now, and I just couldn't understand it. That is, until I came across a few other anime fans IRL. This thread isn't necessarily a discussion about why so many fans are hated, but rather why are some anime fans so addicted to this lifestyle? I've noticed that a fair amount, (and I mean more than half of all anime fans), are just plain annoying. The only thing they will talk about is anime, and they are usually very anti-social unless anime is mentioned. Is anime so addictive that it causes this reaction in some people? Then some people go even further and start to add Japanese words into their own sentences, and even start to believe Japan is superior to any other country. Is this just a phase in their life as an OTAKU? Or will some anime fans stay like forever?


Really?


Oh, how this amuses me.

IKR.


The worst members of any given group will inevitably become its stereotype. Anime is no exception.

This^. Like all nerds have glasses, are fat, and play D&D all the time.

adina728
07-24-2012, 06:53 AM
I'm curious about this because many of these fans are a bad example for the rest of us. It's okay to enjoy anime, even appreciate Japan and it's culture, but why unhealthily obsess over it? Do some people just need something to believe in, or to hang on to in times of need? I honestly do not understand it.

TheVermillionFox
07-25-2012, 06:20 AM
The worst members of any given group will inevitably become its stereotype. Anime is no exception.

Agreed.

Regantor
07-25-2012, 02:23 PM
HEY MAN THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH THIS JAPAN AND NARUTO ARE LIKE GREAT AND STUFFZZZZ


Joking.

Seriously through, every fandom, from sports to metal music, has an ample supply of people who dream they'll one day suddenly wake up and become the perfect footballer/guitar shredder/manga-ka. They generally aren't even people who like rare or obscure stuff. Bleach fans have berated my liking of Cowboy Bebop dozens of times now. There is "You're either with us or against us!" mentality all over the place.

So I guess that's just a big portion of humans, really.

Ozzaharwood
07-26-2012, 01:23 AM
Thanks to those who gave me serious answers.

I think I get it a little bit more now. Thanks for the help guys.

Lucy
07-27-2012, 01:46 PM
Several reasons, but I think the thing that bears mentioning most is that most casual fans of something don't go on about it in conversation, so you don't grow to identify them as an (insert media here) fan. It's much easier to associate the behaviour of people who are obsessive over something and wear it on their wrist with the fan base as a whole, and they tend to be the weird ones. Another thing worth thinking about is that people who are openly enthusiastic about something that makes you a "nerd" or something like that are often instantly dismissed as the typical undesirable nerd by a lot of people, so it's difficult for dedicated fans of a lot of things to have as complete a social life as most people, typically staying within their own little cliques; a big problem for manga/anime fans, as that means they're amongst a lot of other people who are likely to take social cues from anime and manga and accept the quirks of people who do the same, which isn't really conducive to a normal social life.

J_Mizu
07-31-2012, 02:26 AM
I know a lot of hardcore anime fans, but honestly I think its just a matter of how you perceive them. Like, I think the ones you find annoying are the ones that stand out the most, so immediately you pay attention to them more and you completely ignore the others that you would find cool/alright.
Like I have friends who are anime fans and those who I dislike. They talk about anime a lot but I guess the way they talk and the way they do things makes a difference.

I know a lot of anime fans that seem to be recluse in terms of their demeanor, but actually they're very social if you spend time with them. A lot of them do talk about anime a lot but usually they only do so to people who they think/know are interested in anime. They would have other interests aside from that, its just the matter of finding other things that interest them.

Its the same for a lot of people who are interested in many different things. For example those who are into medieval things, or DnD, or whatever.

Personally I dont like girls who talk about Yaoi and hot anime boys because it reminds me of my 13 year old self... HAH. (Also partially because I know girls that should start liking real boys and not have like an uber high standard where their types are the same as the ones in anime, so they can stop whining about not having any boyfriends... Honestly, like facepalm their life.)