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1. Watches anime on TV
2. Watches anime on a streaming site
3. Draws anime
4. Majority of music the person listens to is Japanese. Mostly OP and EDs of their favorite anime.
5. Discuss anime on a forum.
6. Person begins to torrent anime.
7. Person creates a blog/podcast for anime.
8. Person creates AMV
9. Person begins to collect statues/figurines.
10. Begins study of the Japanese language.


This list represents the gradual progression of your average anime fan. Can anyone relate or am I missing some key events?
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>3. Draws Anime
lolwat
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i don't think most get past stage 6, and i'm not sure stage 3 always occurs in the same place. could come after seven, or not at all. rest is pretty accurate though.
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Idiot or troll or both
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1.
6.? I ddl most of mine.
9.

that's all I do
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>>11343573
draw anime
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I started with 1, Skipped to 3 (Streaming sites weren't around then), dropped 3, Never reached 4 (Ten thousand songs, mostly metal), Returned to 2 much later in life, quickly after, moved on to 6, Just accomplished 9 a few months ago, and 10 isn't far off.

I guess 1 would also include borrowed DVDs/not knowing about the internet/being a stupid moralfag. Because that was my source of anime during stage 1, many years ago.
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OP, a lot of items on that list come before torrenting anime. A lot of animefags don't even know how to torrent.
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4 get!
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Sort of, but 7-8 only applies to newfags.
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2 5 6
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My order went like this:
1. Watches anime on TV
2. Draws anime
3. Watches anime on a streaming site
4. Listens to Japanese music, mostly OP/EDs of favorite anime.
5. Discuss anime on forums
6. Torrent anime.
7. 404 page could not be found
8. 404 page could not be found
9. 404 page could not be found
10. Begins study of Japanese language.
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I am currently at 10, but I skipped 2,3,7,8, and 9.

I might have skipped 5, it depends on whether you would consider /a/ as an alternative to "discussing anime on a forum".
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>1. Watches anime on TV
Genocyber

>2. Watches anime on a streaming site
Ashamed of this. Went through Naruto/Bleach through this.

>4. Majority of music the person listens to is Japanese. Mostly OP and EDs of their favorite anime.

So-so. I have an anime playlist.

>5. Discuss anime on a forum.
Yep

>6. Person begins to torrent anime.
Been doing this before discussing anime though.
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You forgot "reads Manga" Not quite sure where you'd put it though. it was either 1 or 2 for me, I don't remember. You also forgot "reads fanfiction" and"Writes anime fanfiction." I went from 1 to "reads Manga" to reads fanfics" to "writes Fanfics" to 10 to 6
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i went 6 -> 4 (still not majority, put they are OSTs, OPs, and EDs) -> 10 (for study abroad, since i dont want to help diseased kids in south america)
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why do people collect figurines? Those things are pretty damn expensive and for what?
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1. Watches anime on TV - Yes
2. Watches anime on a streaming site - Yes
3. Draws anime - Yes
4. Majority of music the person listens to is Japanese. Mostly OP and EDs of their favorite anime. - Yes
5. Discuss anime on a forum. - Yes
6. Person begins to torrent anime. - Yes
7. Person creates a blog/podcast for anime. - N
8. Person creates AMV - N
9. Person begins to collect statues/figurines. - N
10. Begins study of the Japanese language. - N

6/10
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1
3
5
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I did 1 of course, and then 2 for a while. 5, if /a/ counts as a forum. Also 6, 9, and 10 simply comes from watching the stuff.
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10. I'm jap
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>>11343718
Why do people play video games? Those things are pretty damn expensive and for what?
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>>1. Watches anime on TV
Nope. I watch on my comp.

>>2. Watches anime on a streaming site
Never...NEVER

>>3. Draws anime
I suck at drawing.

>>4. Majority of music the person listens to is Japanese. Mostly OP and EDs of their favorite anime.

Check.

>>5. Discuss anime on a forum.
:D
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1, skipped to 6, list ends there.

Borken list is borken
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>>11343773

Ok, that was a stupid comparison.
How many hours of entertainment does a figurine give you?
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AMVs are, and forever will be, shit...

bleach and naruto scenes to linkin park? no thanks
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>>11343545
#6 and #8 don't mix. Once a person starts to torrent they no longer go to streaming sites like youtube. So why would they make an AMV?

Not all animu fans do #3. I use to draw before I started watching animu. I facepalmed at #7, #9, and #10. Only /jp/ level weeaboos would go that far. My life is bad, but it's not that bad.

Also, you're a next generation otaku for knowing all of that. In b4 "I'm not a next generation otaku, I just did a lot of research."
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>>11343773
you can play games but what can you play with figurines?
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If you do 1 2 3 4 5 7 8 9 or 10 you fail
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>>11343545
you forgot the part where they finally go to Japan and become an hero
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1. Yep did that
2. Nope
3. Nope
4. Eh about 50/50
5. Yep
6. Did that really at the same time as 1.
7. Nope
8. Nope
9. Yep
10. Won't ever do that.
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1. Yes
2. Yes
3. No
4. Briefly
5. Yes?
6. Yes
7. No
8. No
9. No
10. No
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> This list represents a bunch of shit I just made up.

Yeah.

1 > 6 > 5 > 10

10 only for porn. I really don't care about Japan at all.
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Yes to everything cept for 7,8 and 10
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I'd probably do 10 even if I didn't like anime, since Japanese's syntax is so different from many languages.
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>>11343830
OP here
I'm not sure what you mean by next generation otaku but this is just a list of some events that I see most anime fans go through.

Also most people make AMVs once they begin to torrent since they now have actual video material to work with.

Are you a next generation otaku for knowing all of the things I listed?
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1. Watches anime on TV
>for two years
4. Majority of music the person listens to is Japanese. Mostly OP and EDs of their favorite anime.
>pretty standard
6. Person begins to torrent anime.
>got a decent internet connection
9. Person begins to collect statues/figurines.
>disposable income rising
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Skipped 2, 3, 4, 7, & 8.
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1. yea
2. yea
3. I suck at drawing
4. nope
5. nope
6. nope
7. hell no
8. hell no
9. nope
10. don't even wanna try, though I do wanna go there, once
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1. Yes
2. Yes
3. dear god no
4. no, but some
5. maybe
6. oh yeah...
7. blogs are for losers
8. yes
9.yes
10.yes
11. BUYS real LEGAL copies of anime.
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>>11343545
I did it all. All. Except 10. And I'm about to do 9.
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Let's see:

1. Yes, when I was a kid.
2. Just tokusatsu stuff.
3. (?) Well, drawing a fan-art sometimes can be considered.
4. Yes.
5. Used to.
6. Yes.
7. Yes
8. No, I'm an illiterate faggot for those kind of things.
9. Yes.
10. Well, I started studying japanese even before a was an eager weaboo like now.
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Shouldn't #8 be #10? Creating an AMV is the ultimate step toward becoming the ultimate anime fan
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>>11344016

show us your blog
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>>11343815
>>11343828
You buy them to enjoy them and look at them in 3D, duh. Ever play with action figures as a kid?

Not everyone is a poorfag and can afford figures every once in while. Any hobby or buying anything material can be called a waste of money, it's all subjective.
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This is how I progressed:

1. Person watches anime on TV.
2. Person begins to torrent anime.
3. Person begins visiting anime info sites.
4. Majority of music the person listens to is Japanese. Mostly OP and EDs of their favorite anime.
5. Person begins playing visual novels and dating sims.
6. Person keeps track of anime as they air in Japan.
7. Person begins to collect statues/figurines.
8. Person begins study of the Japanese language.
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>>11344047
It's long gone.
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>>11344041
buying figurines > making an amv

in terms of going deeper into otaku fandom
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>>11344069
>Ever play with action figures as a kid?
Yeah, when I was a kid.
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figurines require money, amv's do not necessarily...if you're willing to pay for being a fan......that's deeper than just cutting and pasting your favorite clips to a song
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1. yes
2. yes
3. BWAHAHAHA no
4. No
5. Sure let's say yes to this
6. yes
7. no
8. nope
9. nope. Thought I want that Haruhi one in the OP
10. nope
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>>11343545
1, 4, 6, 9, 10.
Oh god I should become an hero.
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I went 1, 4, 6, 7

8 is out of place, it's very much a step backwards.
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If you considered DBZ, yugioh and beyblade anime then i started at #1, however i did NOT start watching anime because of those so it doesn't count.

I started at #6, went to #5, was at #4 for a while but now i listen to jpop not related to anime, certain anime songs and english songs all alike and i started #10 somewhere in between all those.
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>>11344189
it's on the same level as making a blog or podcast
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lol no. Me:

1. Studies language
2. Decides to learn Japanese
3. Watches anime as a good way to get an ear for it
4. Starts liking anime
5. Starts torrenting anime

I've seen a ton now, but I'm by no means obsessed.
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Where does Desu spam come into play? I've posted it enough that I should be Japanese by now...
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>>11344316
Not that just makes you retarded
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Mine was kind of wierd.

1. Found copy of Akira in Blockbuster (1998)
2. Watched Blockbuster's entire collection of anime. (Don't laugh, they actually had some good old shit.)
3. Went online, found manga in shitty web sites/IRC rooms with 10 people in them.
4. Bought anime DVD's when they started coming out.
5. Began to torrent anime.
6. Said this shit sux now, and started watching regular TV again.
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1 -> 2 -> 5 -> 6 -> 4
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most people would not do 7, 8, 9 and 10
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I skipped 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, and 9.
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the most intrest any of my friends had in anime was one of them mentioning watching evangelion on VHS back 10 years ago.
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Anybody else watch VHS fansubs at some point?
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>>11344928
no we were all born in the late 80s here
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>>11344330
that's a counter-current
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ive done 1,2,4,5,6, and 9
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>>11344943
I was only born in the early 80's, damn...
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i only apply for 1 2 4 and 5
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1, 5, 6.

i'm just a casual viewer who watches only the best anime has to offer.
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1, until I stopped once reaching
6
5, if here counts, one or two threads in unrelated "general" forums
4, not a majority, but a hefty portion
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>>11343545
11. Begins to gradually lose interest in watching anime, buying figurines and so on.
12. Stops posting at most of his anime sites.
13. Starts putting animes on the backburner to watch other shows.
14. Starts to delete the various image folders and animes burned on his computer. Only keeps the favorites.
15. Stops visiting almost all anime websites, stops talking about anime.
16. Sells off almost all of his anime dvds. Only keeps a few.
17. Takes 4chan off as their homepage.
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6 -> 5 -> 4 -> 3 -> 10

well shit.
at least i don't suck at drawing.
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1,2,4, 5 if you count /a/,6 and thats it.

7 and 8 seems like something that /a/ wouldn't even go near
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>>11345092

Yeah, that's never going to happen.
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2, 6 and 5. That's it, that's all I do.
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>>11345092

Don't think that many, if any at all, have gone that far down the path here on /a/
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>>11345092
about:blank - the only homepage you'll ever need.
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2 5 6
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>>11345171
APOD
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I'm 1,,4,5,6...

There's still hope for me of being saved
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1
2
5
6
and 11 - stops watching anime, starts reading manga.
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1->2->4 ->6

my art sucks, i draw stick. i dont think i discussed.. used o dl from veoh until i got around torrent [ piracy is cool] im too lazy to do 7,8 and someone told me once i go to step 9, its the point of no return.

as for 10. im not good with languages
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You forgot IRC downloads.
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>>11343545
Only figurine I'd ever buy
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Hmm .. I am 1,2[Only for series not worth downloading],5,6,9
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>>11345281
Yeah forgot to include writing fan fiction as an alternative to making an amv too

but most people don't even go into IRC after they figure out how to torrent. Torrent often provide everything they need
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1 -> 5 -> 6 -> 4 -> 9 -> 10
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2 - 3 - 7 - 8 - 10

WTF
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This is my path:

1. Watches anime on TV
5. Discuss anime on a forum.
2. Watches anime on a streaming site
6. Person begins to torrent anime.
?. 4chan
4. Majority of music the person listens to is Japanese. Mostly OP and EDs of their favorite anime.
{i'm here now}
10. Begins study of the Japanese language. (not now but planning to)
9. Person begins to collect statues/figurines. (not now but planning to)
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>>11343545
Will never see this figure in the same light after having seen pictures of someone spraying hot glue on it.

What a fucking waste.
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>1. Watches anime on TV
Way back when, back when I was a wee lad

>2. Watches anime on a streaming site
oldfag here, never used a streaming site for animu. Though I guess Hong Kong subs would be my equivalent

>3. Draws anime
Suck at drawing

>4. Majority of music the person listens to is Japanese. Mostly OP and EDs of their favorite anime.
I have a few OSTs, but most of my music is rock, metal, and blues

>5. Discuss anime on a forum.
Aye
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1> DVDs> 3> 5> 6

Currently: 6
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>1. Watches anime on TV
Yeah, at first

>2. Watches anime on a streaming site
And then this

>3. Draws anime
Yes, I do.

>4. Majority of music the person listens to is Japanese. Mostly OP and EDs of their favorite anime.
Yes

>5. Discuss anime on a forum.
No. Forums are for faggots
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1
10
6
9 (not by choice)

Seems I took this a little bassackwards.
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>>11345417
probably fake

no one that's sane could put hot glue on that figure



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