Is it possible to watch anime passionately without being ostracized as "that weirdo that watches chinese cartoons"?
Yes it's called hiding your power level.
It's called shuting the fuck up, and keeping it to yourself, you weeb.
How do you hide your hundreds of figurines and pillows?
Don't show them to people, cordon off a room in your house if you have to. There's plenty of people who do that, it's called keeping your interests to yourself.
Yes. Don't look like that guy.
>putting "watching animu" and "collecting trash merchandise" into one pile
I didn't know Slavs were this badass
Keep it to yourself and hide your fucking powerlevel.
If you have those things, I doubt you will have to worry about it.
Look good. A strange hobby is just more acceptable if the person is good-looking.
i feel like the only person i know that seems to know how to do this.
I've started taking japanese classes, and the plethora of plebeian scum in there makes me cringe evrytiem.
I feel bad for the teachers who came all the way from Japan, to see this sort of shit.
Passionately? No. Remain dispassionate about anime to avoid ridicule. It's common sense. Weeaboos have given anime a bad rep.
Yeah it's called you do it alone and don't act like a faggot in public.
I bet you're Ted Bundy good looking, anon.
1. Be attractive
2. Be Asian
3. Be a student that goes to an open-minded (engineering) school
4. Hide your powerlevel
Welp, zero down so far
Pretty much this.
I'm 22 and an art ed major and dont mind telling people I like anime a lot.
The trick is im not a fedoralord, and I don't act like an autistic sperg.
How do you 1?
And how do you know if you are?
I am attractive, and I tell people I watch anime because I'm learning Japanese. Then I just speak a couple of anime quotes and they are blown away. It's flawless.
I love being good looking. It would suck to be ugly.
does your mom call you attractive?
The only people that ever come into my room are the type that wouldn't be bugged by it anyways.
That and I only have a few figures.
>The trick is im not a fedoralord, and I don't act like an autistic sperg.
Buzzwords aside, this is pretty much how to get away with anything. Well, the second-best option, behind not leaving home ever.
No. Yours does though.
Either this or be black. If you're black then it's seen as being quirky.
>And how do you know if you are?
If you have to ask...
Ohoho, anon you flatter me, but I wasn't speaking from experience.
Like an art teacher? Will you be raising a generation of drawfags?
>open-minded (engineering) school
Wait, what the fuck?
>calling people that do art "drawfags"
a little cringey, but yes
Enjoying your first day here?
your new is showing
But that anon is a charismatic attractive aspiring teacher
So you can't possibly even attempt at having a serious shot at their confidence
It's pathetic to even try
Why are swedes such enormous faggots?
Be attractive. If you're pretty and charismatic enough, no one will care what you do with your free time. Literally, no one. Society will laud a handsome and charming sociopath.
Failing that, hide your powerlevel.
Eurofags bein' fags
Did someone say handsome and charming sociopath?
Although being attractive helps, as long as your not in your face and act like an annoying weeaboo no one really cares.
Also having other hobbys or interest helps a lot.
OP people don't hate you for liking anime, they hate you for being autistic.
I can't decide if swedes or americlaps are more repulsive.
One thing is to watch anime passionately.
Another thing is to *only* watch anime passionately with disregard to other form of similar visual media.
Also, do you even have a real interest in anime? Have you watched the most representative titles of each genre? Or is it just escapism for you and only watch the most recent SOL or fanservice shit?
I'm well aware of what it means you fucking dunce. I'm saying that you sound like a retard by using it there.
I'm obviously not teaching people to go onto whatever board and draw for them.
>Also, do you even have a real interest in anime? Have you watched the most representative titles of each genre? Or is it just escapism for you and only watch the most recent SOL or fanservice shit?
None of this matters. As long as you're not a faggot, and keeping it to yourself then you can watch what ever you want for what ever reason you want. No one here gives a shit.
Which ever one you have a bigger inferiority complex towards.
Yeah but then you're black.
Fate worse than death.
Being an artist doesn't automatically make you a drawfag. Drawing for 4chan makes you a drawfag.
Are you me anon? Except for the engineering part.Thinking of switching to PT or CIS. Only a handful of my friends know I watch anime. The rest don't know shit.
Why do you care about being ostracized? You're not a 13 year old girl. If you like something do it.
If you want to be a faggot, be a faggot. Nobody really cares, so why make your life miserable trying to appease everyone around you?
Don't just describe yourself you chink
>Why make your life miserable trying to appease everyone around you?
Normalfags gonna normalfag
I'm probably at a biased place, but almost everyone here actively watches attack on titan, and watching anime is casual as fuck. We have engineering hackathons and they play platinum disco and shit.
Of course it is possible.
I watch anime on a regular basis, and only talk about it when im with people that shares this interest, or when someone make a ridiculously ignorant statement about, you know, like the possibility for anime/manga to turn you instantly into a deviant/pervert/potential criminal based on some random episode of DBZ for example.
I dislike the annoying fanbases that try to get everybody else into their own hobbies by constantly flashing the "cool aspects" and integrating you in their arguments.
I like what I like, Im hurting no one or beign an obnoxious little turd about my hobbies, If someone do show genuine interest, I have no problem in pointing them some good entry level stuff.
I never said that I was describing myself, I'm just listing the ways I can think of off the top of my head.
Sometimes it feels good to be Asian, and everyone watches Anime.
This is not surprising as engineering is always full of autists
Fuck you. I'm at an engineering school, and the place is a hive of normalfaggotry where 'nerd' is as much an insult as it would be in any public high school. This is bullshit.
>tfw I heard a group of three qt asian girls at uni talking about bara last week
I had to bite my tongue to not start laughing. I was sitting a few rows behind them in a lecture hall
Having a hidden room dedicated for just that
>people saying they're attractive
The actual, really good looking people I've seen rarely admit to being so, either IRL or online.
So what gives?
You go to a shit school then. I'm sorry.
It's escapism with a passion.
Be an outstanding member of society.
>So what gives?
You're on /a/. What do you expect?
I thought bara was a gay guy thing?
holy shit they look like actual anime characters what the fuck
That's not surprising at all. Back when I used to dorm my hall was filled 3-4 weebs which is pretty high for one side of the hall. One of them even would recommend me anime despite him not knowing I watched it. At least engineers are accepting in my area.
Good, dealing with the root problem is the first step.
If Obama came out and said K-On! was his favorite cartoon, everybody would still want his babies
Just don't act like a fucking awkward retard? Like the people 4chan criticize all day on the internet? (Even if many of us are those very retards)
Almost all my friends are raging normalfags and they all know I love anime. They don't give a shit because I don't wear waifu t-shirts and talk about GRORIOUS NIPPON
He would also be ridiculed in the media though.
Just Fox News tho
What's Ron Paul's favorite anime?
Have extremely aggressive hobbies like boxing and talk about those instead. when you say you watch anime people won't even believe you.
If I'm half Asian and not disgustingly ugly, does that make it ok?
What kind of fucked up period was it when they actually considered pompadours cool and shit?
chaos;head or ergo proxy
The middle girl was really into it. It surprised me too.
Half breeds are either fairly good looking or hideous monsters, so choose which side of the fence you think you're on.
Depends. If you live in Southeast Asia at least, anime is widely accepted as something normal
If you live in 'murrica, well, you're shit out of luck.
It's okay /a/nons. Soon anime will become the next trendy "nerd" thing, like girls playing video games and reading comic books.
Silver Spoon or Psycho-Pass
It's already too late for that.
Fuck off I hope not, I love anime and it would be devastating seeing it become something like that.
Will dating cool, not necessarily attractive, but really nice guys become trendy too?
Too bad nobody on/a/ is a celebrity, except for moot
I can't believe that outfit. Seriously.
Socks with sandals? Come on now
Be Asian or black.
This. I had a ginger asian dude at my high school. Not good. On the other hand, half-white, half-nip/corean chicks are top-tier
I stopped reading here
Isn't most of this not true?
>If you live in Southeast Asia at least, anime is widely accepted as something normal
I doubt it. It's niche as all fuck in it's country of origin.
No because being ugly always makes you ugly. Unless you have money.
>yfw all the Jaden shit is just Will Smith making fun of his son
>we at macrossx are laughing at you
A good number of those I've seen/read the interviews myself. (Pattenson, WIlliams, Smith and Bale)
Face matters a lot.
Dude, I live in this third-world hellhole and I've yet to meet someone giving me shit for watching chinese animu.
In fact, I'll be hard pressed to actually find someone who doesn't know of anime here.We all practically grew up with it.
Exactly. MSNBC would claim it's makes you a genius.
I'm in Singapore. Honestly I don't see much anime-related stuff or people reading manga in public. Not even DBZ or Naruto or anything.
There was a festival not too long ago though.
A lot of people seem to at least like toonami earty level stuff at my uni, but it's a pretty liberal artfag school.
AFA? Even that's pretty accepted, lots of casual people just go to those events, and as far as I know, I've never had anyone find it weird to read manga or watch anime.
If by watching passionately you mean, most of the shows that are airing + backlog marathons in your downtime, then no.
No one cares if you watch anime as long as you have western hobbies and interests you can talk about. If you're really watching anime passionately, you wouldn't have time for normal hobbies.
Does Yuno gp to your school?
One of my friends does that MMa shit. He has a tattoo that everyone assumes is some badass Japanese phrase, but it's just the name of his waifu.
And exactly how is escapism a problem?
>tattoo... it's just the name of his waifu
That's pretty bad ass.
>mfw you have to talk about apehoop and handegg just to fit in
If you've become a normalfag in an atempt to hide your powerlevel, you've gone too far.
I've watched him wreck guys and then went to his house to watch Hanamura Kindergarten. He kisses one of his figures for luck sometimes. He's a total bro.
>Not just telling people you don't like sports
Is it wrong to actually enjoy sports and anime? I mean I'd rather watch anime than sports, but I enjoy a game with friends.
I doubt that people look down on it, I was talking about how it doesn't seem all that common.
When I went to Taiwan I saw SnK airing on TV and people reading manga on the bus.
I'd rather talk about sports then fucking GoT and Doctor Who.
Wait, are we talking just watching sports, or actually playing? I enjoy an occasional game of handegg on TV.
Not sure bout you, but I use a mobile browser on my iphone to read my manga when I'm out, maybe that's why it's not that apparent.
Anime is pretty big in S'pore. Have you been to the top floor of Plaza Singapura, for example?
Taiwan is basically weeb country.
I watch big games mostly, with my friends and snacks, and I actually love playing baseball in the summer. But like I said, I mostly do it to hang out, and I much prefer anime and other stuff if given the choice.
I don't enjoy sports unless I bet money on them.
Everyone loves handegg where I live, but I can't get invested in it because I just don't care about the teams, and my state's team sucks.
>you've gone too far.
I need a job man. And to have a job, I need to have a social life, or at least a semblance of a social life accepted by normalfags.
Unless you're talking about lurking in the /sp/ game threads, I have some bad news.
I don't care about teams either. I just like the game itself. I've never been one to pick sides in contests.
I'm not going anywhere near /sp/. I only hit three boards, and even then it's hard to come back sometimes.
>not having a job that lets you watch anime all day
damn i love being a security guard
That's all the normals ever talk about though. Always the players, never the game.
holy shit they have that? I haven't been there forever.
That's nice and all but I'm thinking long term. Does yours offer job security?
>I only hit three boards
If they aren't /a/, /m/, and /jp/, please go and stay go.
yep and there's room to move up in the company
Are you talking about the Gundam? That's in Taiwan. Singapore still has a lot of anime shops though.
It's /a/, /co/ and rarely /tg/ and I refuse to go anywhere.
Because /jp/ is /a/, and /a/ is the only discussion board worth visiting.
Time to kill yourself.
>/jp/ is /a/
Sure, if /a/ was on autism steroids. The last time I went there, they were having a jolly time discussing how much they adored shitting on the carpet. I guess it's their way to keep the normals out, but shit man, if you have to resort to that, something's going horribly wrong.
No. I'm not going to do that.
i bet you've never shit on the carpet, how can you say you don't like it if you've never tried it?
>yfw /jp/ is horrified at how /a/ recommends BnP
To each board, their own
Why not? When you die, you might go to Adventure Time land! Wouldn't that be totes epic, bro?
Got them all expect being Asian.
Why the fuck would I want to be asian>
Not a single friend of mine has a problem with the fact, that I watch chinese cartoons, even though I'm 24. When they ask about it I answer, when they don't ask I'm not touching that subject. Not acting like fedora wearing virgin is all you need.
No they don't.
/jp/ is just a 2hu-themed bathroom for the autists.
Yes, ask black people
You're trying really hard, but I don't know why. You seem to be under the assumption that enjoying both western and eastern animation is impossible, and maybe it is for you, but I don't have a problem like that.
But we have a problem with ponyfuckers and underageb& posting on our board, so fuck off.
So does /co/ and that's why those fuckers get thrown to /mlp/.
Why don't you make him?
Basically, if you aren't completely socially inept, and willing to take people occasionally poking fun at your off-beat hobby, without spazzing out like a fucking aspie, you you can actually reveal your power level without being ostracized.
Does that mean you babble about the current season like you are /a/? Shit, go back to the part where I said to not act like an aspie.
Amazingly, it is possible to meet other people IRL who also like Chinese cartoons and also are not autistic. Even more amazingly, they can be of a gender you might want to fuck, if you aren't busy fapping to some imaginary waifu like you'll get a prize.
Good luck turbonerds, may your social ineptitude one day clear up.
I haven't said a single thing in regards to either of those, and I'm old enough to drink. I'm sorry you're so angry about this, but really there's nothing to be done. I'm going to stay right here on this board, and I'm going to post, and I'm going to participate, and I'm going to do so freely and comfortably because this is a place of public discussion.
My only regret is that none of my friends enjoy rule of cool in their anime as much as me.
I'm a security guard too.
Shit's great, ever since I started working there my backlog has been shrinking.
Security bro reporting in.
On one hand, I feel like I'm wasting away my life just constantly watching animu all the time at work, and at home.
On the other hand, I have a pretty easy job with no stress and I get paid while watching chinese cartoons.
Singapore got me into anime, used to be a normal fag, met some weebs ask about cat girls anime. Watched Spice and wolf and the rest was history
I have no respect for anyone who likes ATLA or Korra. If you don't like them you can stay.
Why? ATLA was good though.
Korra is shit, but shes delicious brown.
I'm only open about my powerlevel with black people. Anyone else is a liability
Only if you're Zyzz tier.
I liked both.
>Nobody really cares, so why make your life miserable trying to appease everyone around you?
You and anybody else who feels like the 'only one' feel this way because it'd be impossible to root out everyone else around you who also make a point to hide their powerlevels.
Only in Japan.
Not in todays world unless you're a Footballer or something.
Why would i want a small dick while being surrounded by indian immigrants
no one cares about the greatblackotaku though aside from /a/
Miku did it better: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCk8vxtbvc4&t=4m30s
No thanks, I like being alive.
I'm a butcher and all my co-workers know. We heckle each other about everything, if an outsider tries to insult any of us we just point 12" scimitar knives at them and tell them to fuck off.
Tight as family, manly as manly men.
The dude is from the same group as the dude from the K-on video.
Being Asian doesn't help. The Japanese look down on grown men watching animu just as much.
Stages of Anime fan:
1: I've seen a couple good shows, like Cowboy Bebop.
2: I am really interested in "Japanese culture."
3: Anime? Those Chinese cartoons? Never seen any myself. [power level suppression intensifies]
4: Why do I need to hide my power level when the only people I talk to are on 4chan?
Your mom has inferiority complex to my dick.
Don't act like a retarded weirdo around people.
People don't give a fuck. You can watch all anime you want and purchase all kinds of shit to satisfy your sickening fetishes but when you go to your work you should wear that suit and necktie and get your work done.
You think hiding powerlevels for anime is hard, imagine trying to traverse the minefield of someone that you suspect is from 4chan but you aren't entirely sure.
Japanese are Asians but not all Asians are Japanese.
Yeah it's always bad when you meet somebody from /a/ in real life and they aren't a little girl at all, but some sweaty overweight turbonerd.
I would probably just go into completely normal mode, maybe drop one or two vague hints and leave the next move up to them.
Depends who it was and whether I actually liked them.
That's the only way to do it.
I found one by talking about computer wallpapers.
People know and nobody cares. Stop hanging around simple judgmental asshats.
Nice buzzwords faggot, let me guess some /jp/sie called your waifu a ship and you have been buttblasted over the board ever since.