What would your family or friends think if they saw your taste in anime/manga?
I've already shown them. My mom loves it and I show her tons of stuff whenever we get a chance. My dad tries to ignore it, but that's because he's xenophobic and won't watch anything that a critic doesn't tell him is good. My sister is too obsessed with the British fads to care about anime.
your dad is allowed to be xenophobic, he brings home the bacon.
>your dad is allowed to be xenophobic, he brings home the bacon.
....no he doesn't. My mom makes more money.
But even if he did, that's still no excuse for being xenophobic.
Sounds like your mom made a bad decision, even if she makes more money.
austin powers, james bond
They would think I am a lesbian
They would probably think most of it was boring and strange.
The night of April 4, 2007 was a night like any other. Well, no, not really. But, like most nights, it was a night. It was my spring break, and like any other good-looking, virile young man on spring break such as myself, I decided to take a nice drive down to my grandma's house. I mean, seriously. Grandma's house is where shit is at.
So yeah, then I get to my grandma's house, and she comes to the door. And she's all, "Oh little Kevin! You've gotten so big!" and I'm all "shut up, grandma." Then I take off my jacket and walk in, and I'm like, "Hey Grandma, let's watch this new anime, it's called Gurren Lagann. I hear it's fuckin' badass." And then she's like "Okay my little Kevin, just sit right there and Grandma will make us a batch of cookies."
So then while my Grandma is making the cookies, I throw in the tape into the fuckin' VCR and shit, and then all of a sudden out of nowhere there's all these fuckin' explosions and shit. And I'm like okay, explosions are good. And then, there's like this dude in a cape all fuckin' outta nowhere and shit, and he's all "GURREN-LAGANN! SPEENG ON! ORE WO DARE DA TO OMOTTEIRU!" and this epic fuckin' music starts playing and shit and I'm just like "HOLY CUNTFLAPS, GRANDMA GET IN HERE!"
And then she comes hobbling in as fast as her scrawny little grandma legs can carry her, and then just as she takes ONE look at the screen, and I FUCKING SWEAR TO GOD this is true, her chest fucking EXPLODES and her organs go FLYING all over the living room. But did I move? No. I could not tear myself away. I dared not to. I stood there and I watched the whole thing. And when it was over, I stood there covered in cookie dough and my grandma's crusty entrails and said, "Oh my God, this is the best fucking show I have ever seen."
Seriously. It's the greatest series ever.
Dr Who, Downton Abbey, Harry Potter, etc. Pretty much she is obsessed with anything as long as it has a British actor in it.
Are you a girl?
I am on /a/.
I used to watch case closed with my mom when i was younger, when ever that was on. good times
one brother calls it "that kawaii uguu crap"
the other actually got dbgt subbed on dvd during highschool, and watched the original gits movie, so he's fine with it
my dad doesn't say anything about it, probably just thinks it's odd to be watching cartoons at 25
my mum doesn't mind, and I occasionally joke about the fact that I'm 25 and still watch cartoons, but it's okay because her partner watches star wars cartoons and he's like 60
addendum - they both liked goku midnight eye, akira, and jin-roh when i showed them
HA! thats because jin roh is fucking amazing, and like CBB, and many high quality gateway anime, is good enough for them to forget the average normalfag's prejudices
I dare you, I DOUBLE DARE YOU motherfucker to show them SE Lain, or better yet, boku no pico with a straight face
DBGT? My sides
What The Fuck Did We Just Watch (tm)
Well, my mom and sister know I watch anime, but they don't know everything I watch. I recommend some entry level stuff to them, (Ghibli, Akira, GitS), I think if they knew that I watched some of the shit I do, they'd know why I'm 27 and don't have a girlfriend.
As it happens they all know about it, my friends have been chosen largely by whether or not they have good taste in anime or not. My family on the other hand... my grandparents don't know about it, and would tell me I was going to Hell if they did, my mom and sister ignore it, my brother hates all anime irrationally, and my dad used to watch it with me on a regular basis. Nowadays I have to coax him into it; he realized he was 57 and thought he shouldn't watch cartoons anymore. Except for The Simpsons.
>I dare you, I DOUBLE DARE YOU motherfucker to show them SE Lain
I don't get it. Lain is pretty artsy for a chinese cartoon, on the same level as Akira.
How is Akira "artsy"?
But The Simpsons is terrible.
I know. But dear old dad has made his choice.