How many of us have heard this comment before?

Anime fans are weird.

Countless.  If you haven’t heard this yet, well, then you’re weird. 😉 I’m writing about this because I noticed that quite a lot of visitors use this search term “anime fans are weird” or something similar and for some reason, are led to my blog.  I’m not complaining.  More visitors for me, yay!

Curious, I typed this search term and lo and behold!  There are so many interesting entries in the search results.  Some of them are laugh out loud hilarious; some are impressively heavy with research and theories; some are a mixture of both; some are more on personal perspectives; and some are, to be honest, so stupid and ignorant that I wonder if the authors are still talking about citizens of planet Earth.  Nevertheless, all of these are very amusing to me.

As anime fans, I think that this comment “Anime fans are weird” evokes different reactions from us.  Some of us are offended,  insulted, and angered by this:  “How dare you call our sacred passion weird, you ignorant prick?”

light yagami angry - death note

Some of us preen with pride:  “Aaaaw, thank you.  Weird is my middle name, you know.  My New Year’s Resolution is to be weirder than the year before. Hehehe~”

natsu blushing - fairy tail

Some of us are embarrassed, even ashamed:  “Uh, uhm.  I-is that so?” (runs away and hides)

embarrassed anime girl

Some of us don’t care much:  “Huh.  Okay.  Is that all?  Now, let me continue watching episode 479. . . Tsk. You made me miss the opening theme song.”

young imaizumi

I must not be a real anime fan because I’m not weird enough.  Says who?

Personally for me, I find this comment amusing.  When people who know me in real life discover that I’m an anime fan, they act so surprised.  I find this super funny.  At first, they think I’m pranking them, but when they realize I’m serious, they look at me in a new light like I’ve grown horns or something.  I guess they react this way because I defy their expectations of what an anime fan should look like or how one should act.  They expect anime fans to be weird to a certain degree and when they find that I don’t reach the level of weirdness they expect, they conclude that perhaps I’m not a real anime fan because I’m not weird enough.  To be honest, I think they’re weirder for thinking this way.

I just love watching anime and reading manga.  Period.  I don’t collect figures and all of those extra series merchandise like other people.  I’m not very interested in them.  I just want the manga and anime.  And sometimes the music, too, but not always.  Perhaps that’s why people don’t think I’m weird enough to be an anime fan.  I’m too normal.   Well, that’s what they think until they discover that I run my own otaku website here at Fujinsei.  Because what kind of normal person will devote a lot of time and effort into running a website and writing hundreds of posts and talking about intelligible nonsense with other anime fans, right?

hikikomori guy

For them, the weird ones are those who spend fortunes and fill every nook and cranny of their houses with otaku collections.  The weird ones are those who smack gobs of make-up on their faces and wear those weird cosplay costumes just to look like their favourite weird anime characters.  The weird ones are those who learn Japanese and fly to Japan just so that they can pay homage to the anime and otaku mecca in the world.  The weird ones are those who prefer Japanese culture to their own culture.  The weird ones are those anti-social ones who prefer to lock themselves inside their rooms to watch 900 episodes of anime non-stop over spending time with real-life, flesh and blood, breathing human friends.   The weird ones are those who are dating 2-D anime characters, even marrying them.  I can go on forever here describing what a lot of people say are reasons why anime fans are weird.

Granted, even I find a lot of my fellow anime fans weird.  Not because I’m looking down on them, but because I’m bewildered about the lengths they go through just to express their love for anime.  In some cases, I even admire them.  We anime fans are different.  We each have our own preferences.  We are not the same.  Our methods and degrees of expressing our passion for anime are different from each other.  It’s just that the more extreme ones stand out more than others, so people who don’t know much about anime think that all anime fans are weird and extreme.

Anime Fan Meme-9

What’s weird to them is normal for us.

“Weird” is relative.  Think about it.  Just like what Izaya tells Mikado in DRRR!!, weird becomes your new normal.  No matter how weird you think something is at first, once you spend more time with it, you start thinking it as normal.  It’s the same for those who call anime fans weird.  They call us weird because they don’t know much about our world.  I bet that some of them are into much weirder stuff like, say, alien abductions or booger collections.  Since we don’t know much about alien abductions and booger collections (at least I don’t), for us, they’re weird.  It’s only a matter of perspective.

How to respond when you’re told that anime fans are weird:

lt’s up to you.  Like I said, each of us are different.  We have different personalities.  As for me, it depends on my mood.  There will be times that I’ll get annoyed, even angry.  There will be times that I’ll just laugh and humour them.  There will be times that I don’t give crap and just ignore them.  But I think a more amusing way is to strike a dramatic pose and scare the crap out of them by breaking into a dance while singing. . .

Born This Way by Lady Gaga

Uploaded by:  LadyGagaVEVO

But if you’re not watching anime long unlike me, so you can’t really say you’re “born this way”, you can still strike a dramatic pose and break into a dance as you sing. . .

Shake It Off by Taylor Swift

Uploaded by:  TaylorSwiftVEVO

Or you know what?  The heck with them.  Just annoy them by singing a Kyary Pamyu Pamyu song.  They won’t have any idea what you’re doing and they’ll leave you alone eventually if you just keep singing PONPONPON nonstop to their faces.  Even I would be exhausted if I have to listen to Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s songs nonstop.  Sorry, Kyary.  I still think you’re awesome but your songs can get really annoying, you know?  Peace!

Uploaded by:  Warner Music Japan

So we anime fans are weird but so what?  Got a problem with us?

If you hear someone saying anime fans are weird, just think of them complimenting you.  If we’re weird, it means we’re not average.  And goodness gracious, I don’t want to be just average.  We’re unique.  We’re awesome, although we’re not always sane.  But who wants to live in a dull world without entertaining insanity?  Not me.

And if you’re being bullied just because you’re an anime fan, you’re not the problem.  No, not at all.  They’re just using the fact that you’re an anime fan as a reason to bully you, those douchebags.  Stand up or call your otaku senpai.  Sudowoodo-senpai!!!  Don-don-don-DOOOOON~ Here comes senpai to the rescue!

sudowoodo cosplay- muscleman
Alexander Gregory Smith (@KUNGFU.HUSTLER)

. . .Hm, what?  Ah, yes.  I’m still not finished with this post yet, am I? (wipes drool)

Anyway, just remember that “weird” doesn’t necessarily mean something negative.  It’s up to you how you interpret this word when applying to yourself as an anime fan.  I personally don’t mind it because the word itself is harmless.  What’s harmful is how you react to it.  If you suddenly punch someone in the face because you’re called weird, then that’s harmful.

And also remember that the people who call us weird are not all the same.  Some of them don’t mean us any harm.  They’re just stating their opinions because they genuinely don’t understand us.  However, some of them are unfortunately total assholes who just want to annoy us for their own evil amusement.  Douchebags.

What do you think?  Do you think anime fans are weird?  If you’re an anime fan, how do you react when you’re called weird?

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  1. I haven’t been called weird. Especially because nowadays Animes have a wide variation and is not automatically limited to “Sailor Moon” or “Dragon Ball” or “Digimon” or “Pokemon” – those were the only Animes known in my country in the 90′. People know there is more to it than before. It’s not just for children anymore and they realize that.

    Only problem I personally have is: Now that the anime fandom has grown this much and is known worlwide, it attracts CRAZY people. And by crazy I mean, people who insult or threaten other fans. I sometimes get so sick of it that I’ve been avoiding any discussions of animes/mangas since years.

    I hope you’re fine by the way! I’ve been worried about you recently.


  2. I’ve been watching a lot of anime since childhood but as an young adult, I still watch anime. I read manga book anywhere and cosplay as my favorite characters to fan convention. I have anime posters, anime pop figurines, and figurines in my room. I watched my favorite favorite anime shows on Funimation and Crunchyroll everyday. It’s part of my salvation, my escapism and my life. People used to call me weird and I took it as an insult. It hurt my feelings at first but at the same time, I love being weird. I always consider myself geeky since I was born on Plant Earth. I used to be cool and I was beginning to slowly accept my weird, geeky, nerdy side. I have friends who love anime just like I do and we talk about it. I began fond of watching anime how that made me laugh, cry, angry and etc. Being weird is normal to me and I’m not ashamed of it because it’s my pride to be weird. It’s a badge a honor to me and everyone. I”M WEIRD AND I”M PROUD!!!! That was an awesome inspirational post Arria Cross!

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  3. Great post! I like it. I’ve always been considered weird, by pretty much everyone, but it’s never been a negative thing. I Only know of one person who used the term negatively towards me and by that time I was ready to shrug it off. In my family the word is a complement and my brother coined the phrase “everyone’s weird in there very own way.” Of course all this had nothing to with being an anime fan.

    I think maybe five people know i like anime and manga in real life. I don’t talk about it a lot. I’m not ashamed, I just don’t. Eventually i will buy things for my books and crannies and I’ll dress up as anime characters for cons. It won’t be all that different from what i already do, fill my books and crannies with comic book merchandise and dress as comic book and fantasy characters at cons. People know I’m weird and it had never effected me negatively.

    Possibly the weirdest thing I’ve ever done, I’ll be doing this weekend. Dressing as the emperor from star wars. He’s a guy and I’m a girl. I get the occasional tilt of the head when i tell my friends,but they shrug it off and say, “cool!” 😁


  4. I take being “weird” as a badge of honor. I am a pretty die hard fan myself. I have anime posters in my office and an anime music playlist playing in the background when I work so yeah I am one of the more extreme cases. For me, I was always teased and given crap from people dating back to my school days. The best way to shut those people up when they say your weird or call say something derogatory toward you is to say “Sure am and I’m proud of it.” Those people have no ammo against you when you say something like that. I totally accept that label as I view it as part of who I am.


  5. I ‘ve got the you don’t look like an anime fan comment a lot. I have no idea what they expect me to look like. The funniest was, someone once called me “interesting”. Like, I’m not? I just like something that you don’t or didn’t have any idea about?


  6. Anime fans can be a bit weird and this coming from me as a fan. I used to be considered nerdy for liking it and after a while it just became a source of banter for myself and people I know. At one point I wondered why anime fans were considered weird but to be honest, there are weirder things out there. I reckon when it comes to anime, a lot of people who don’t know much about it are exposed to the weirdest parts and it puts them off doing research into why anime is appealing.


  7. So good to see you back Arria-san!
    It’s been a while~
    I’d fall under the category of, “Huh. Okay. Is that all? Now, let me continue watching episode 479. . . Tsk. You made me miss the opening theme song.”

    I’ve heard this a bunch of times before, and my reply is generally, ” So? I thought you knew that I was weird, it’s basic knowledge….”

    And now I will never NOT have the urge to pose and sing “Born This Way” XD

    Anyway, welcome back Arria-san, we missed you!


  8. Whenever someone new starts at work and they find out I’m an anime fan (usually because I’ll tell them that is what I do outside of work if they ask), they don’t think I am weird so much as they think it is weird that I like anime. Apparently I don’t ‘look’ like an anime fan (whatever that is supposed to mean). Still, I think we could more or less declare fans of anything weird. Once you get obsessive about something it does lead to some fairly odd behaviours. And maybe that’s fine and you enjoy it, but I think we need to accept that others will find it weird.

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  9. Great post. I don’t get told that I’m wierd for liking anime, I just get told that I’m a weeb


  10. 😂😂 loved the post. I’ve been called weird over my obsession by my own room mate in college!! But she’s cool with it now. I guess even with the individual fans… Some animes are finished over night while others we chill over and watch gradually. 😉

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  11. To a certain extent some anime are kinda weird. They’re the ones who drop insane amounts on figures, manga, cosplays, and other merch (although I’m the same way with shoes). I can kind of relate to you when it comes to people being a bit surprised that I watch anime, which is kind of odd since I find ways to incorporate nerd culture into my outfits at times. The only thing people find weird about me and anime is that I have playlist full of hip hop and R&B but then I have ones with different openings and endings from anime.


  12. I think that each person is free to do what they want as long as it doesn’t inflict harm on others. Plus I call myself weird, why not own the fact that you are not normal or ordinary?

    btw, I nominated you for the Sunshine Blogger award on my blog 😀

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    1. Yes! Preach it, girl! Exactly. Why not own the fact that you’re not average. I don’t want to be just average and I’m sure that you don’t want to as well. Yay! Thank you very much for the nomination.

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  13. Personally, I’ve been an anime fan all my life (heck, my first anime was Pokemon when I was 5 years old lol) and that’ll never change no matter who thinks I’m weird. If I’m weird for liking anime, if I’m weird for liking Japanese culture more than my own, if I’m weird for learning japanese, if I’m weird for playing otome games where you can date 2D men then SO BE IT!! If there was something I was always proud of about myself is that I don’t give a shit about what others think of my hobbies 😆 . But I do admit that my reactions are like yours: depending on my mood; sometimes I get angry, sometimes I laugh, sometimes I ignore. I think many people use the word “weird” without truly understanding what they’re implying by that. I mean, what’s really normal? Something’s normal according to our own experiences so if, let’s say, a guy went running naked around the street, people would think it’s weird because it’s not on the “normal dictionary”. And, like you said when quoting Izaya: “Weird can become your new normal”.
    I think I’ll join you and sing “Born this way” by Lady Gaga because HELL YEAH we love anime and manga!!! 😀

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    1. Yes, high five! My feelings exactly! I think it depends on the person if one reacts negatively or positively when one is called weird for being an anime fan. Let’s just embrace our passions. Others have no business in our business. If they think we’re weird, then so be it. At least among fellow anime fans, we’re all normal for our passion of anime, games, etc. Anyway, thank you so much for saying what you said. Love it! High-five! We’re BORN THIS WAY, baby. 😉

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  14. This happens to me a lot. I’ve been an anime fan since I was 5 or 6 years old and until now that I’m 18. And their common reactions were always “you’re so weird watching stuffs like that” or “you still watch anime? I thought they’re just for kids!” and I’ll just laugh at their lack of knowledge about the matter. It really just depends on how you react on their comments. Even my own parents are telling me to quit watching anime because it’s, yah right, weird and childish but heck no. Anime makes life fun, why would I stop watching all because they think I’m weird?

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    1. Oh, just let them. We know how awesome anime is and that it isn’t just for kids. In fact, there are a lot of anime titles that aren’t even suitable for kids. They don’t know what they’re missing. As long as they’re not bullying you or harrassing you for being an anime fan, just let them say their piece and move on. And you’re Filipino, right? I think that Filipinos are more open and accepting of anime compared to people here in North America. Anyway, thanks for dropping by and sharing your experiences with me. I appreciate it. Keep on watching anime. Cheers!


  15. My friends who aren’t into anime call me a weeaboo and I’m just like you’re missing out on the great world of anime. HAHAHAHAHA, they just don’t understand the love!

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  16. I like anime but I hate the fact that many anime fans/fandoms are crazy, depressing and I guess otaku. I am fine with existing with them but I hate how some are weeaboos
    (they think it is good to be one!?!)
    I despise them when they say “So KAWAII!”
    Yes watch a million episodes I don’t mind but what I do mind is when people are desperate, sad and repeat “Have you seen Bleach 203? That was a great one you should see it! My senpai is in it XD.” Over and over I hear fighting and chan at the end of everyone’s damn online or real name! Shit some noodles because it is SOOO Asian. I hate the fandoms.


    1. Aaaah. It seems that you were only exposed to the dark side of the fandom. I write a few articles about this. Here is one:

      I understand how you may feel negatively to the fandom, but I would also like to point out that we anime fans are all not the same. We are individuals, so I think it’s best not to generalize all of us in one group. I don’t consider myself as a “weeaboo”, but I consider myself as an “otaku”. The word is harmless in itself, but can have negative connotations. However, I like to use the label more positively, and that’s what I’m aiming with this blog.

      Of course, there are a lot of anime fans who are more forceful when it comes to their anime attitudes, and they are the ones who tend to pollute various anime forums on the web with poisonous words that dirty the entire fandom and dismay people like you.
      However, if you still say that you “hate the fandoms”, that’s your opinion and I’m not trying to force what I think on you. You’re free to think however you want to think. But if what you mean by you “hate the fandoms” is that you also hate me for belonging in the fandom, then we’ll have an issue between us. But if not, then I would like to hear more about your opinion and perhaps offer my insights when it comes to the less “extremist” anime fans like myself.

      Anyway, I thank you for dropping by and sharing your opinion with me. Take care.


  17. I don’t care if people don’t want to understand or know if I enjoy anime or not. If I mention anime in conversation, either they’re interested or not. If their not interested, then we will talk about something else. If they want me to change and not like it, then they can deal with their made up problems with someone else.

    On the flip side, the one crowd I loathe is the sports crowd. Please enjoy your game, enjoy your conversations, and enjoy your parties, but don’t smear you likes into my face and expect me to zombify into the event because “society expects me to.” Now if it’s 3 or 4 people in the crowd, I can avoid the trouble of being bored out of my mind. The issue I have is it’s not just 3 or 4, it’s usually 4 at first then it grows into either the mass majority or a big minority that’s loud and once again the group expect you to like what they like. Don’t get me wrong I’ll talk to anyone but if sports is forced into the conversation then I’m listening to someone lecture not partake in a conversation.

    That’s as far as I’ll go here. I could go into whining, but that’s just human nature. The key that I follow is give common courtesy and issues won’t happen if they do then they are the ones with a problem not you.

    One more instance that I find funny is someone trying to label another who likes anime. I still don’t understand why people have to label everything? Maybe that’s what they retained form biology from all of these years. Obviously, if you and the person like anime, the person will ask if it’s anime then treat it like any other story telling media and go to Genre. Then you have people who don’t know much about this niche, they will call the person anime or the show that’s popular near them.

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    1. Good for you. At least you won’t get affected that much if others call you weird just because you like anime, unlike other people. I guess we’re all different and we have different reactions. Well, it’s in human nature to label things. We have names, we name other things, and we give social labels. It gives us identity, although some are unwelcome identities forced by ignorant people who don’t know much about a group of people like us anime fans.

      As for sports anime fans, I don’t loathe them like you do. I guess I don’t care much at all, as I’m not a very sporty person. I watch the occasional sports, but not a die-hard fan of anything. Actually there’s another person who gave the exact opinion about sports fans here. And if a sports fan forces me to talk about sports, well, I’ll just flat-out tell him that I’m not interested and that I’m not very knowledgeable.

      As for anime fans being called weird by others, you’re right that it’s not our problem but theirs. I just want to touch upon this subject because most posts about this topic on the web are rants by non-anime fans judging us. That’s why I want to write my own post on this matter as an anime fan. Anyway, thanks for dropping by. Cheers!

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  18. I think I’ve seen this post already in the past. Anime fans are not weird; it is the weird things that they do that makes ’em weird. But I suppose that bring out more flavor on them since it will be bland to see every anime fan being the same not weird. But if all anime fans are weird, then that is will be really crazy as well.

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    1. Well. There are a lot of posts about anime fans are weird on the web. Most of them are rants, though, so I avoided that approach. I wanted to write this post from the perspective of an anime fan. Well, if they say we’re weird, so be it. Besides, we’re just doing what we love and not hurting anyone.


  19. People don’t believe me when I say that I like anime too. They say I’m not ‘weird’ enough but eyy how weird must I be to be enough? 😂 I think I’m pretty darn weird and anyone who calls me weird will get my love. (σ`・д・)σ

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    1. You’re weird, weird, weird, WEIRD!!!!!!!!!!

      I agree with you. I guess they just expect all anime fans to be extreme in one way or another. Oh well. That’s their opinion. They have a certain stereotype for anime fans, and they think that if we don’t fit that stereotype, then we must not be real anime fans. How weird of them. Anyway, thanks for dropping by. Keep on watching anime. Cheers!


    1. Very true. “Weird” is such a very subjective term that what’s weird to one is completely normal to another and vice versa. Thanks for dropping by. Cheers!


  20. Great post lol… Yes people expect anime fans to be weird and weirder than they expect.. I like anime and manga but I’m not weird enough to be considered a manga fan much less a mangaka which I am trying to be on the side lol but I am not wierd enough to fullfill the desire of the weird masses of fans that are the expected buyers so ven the sellers expect the fans to be weird… a weird world indeed but who is really weird?Who made a list and connected anime with weird… it simply is an extreme an extreme position like typical japanese actors acted – western view would say overacted more than the ussual hollywood actor did in the beginnings of filming…a typical pattern slightly enhanced to portray the impossibility of behaviour considered today to be a possibility to act in real life… strange on the weird end in a weird way considered like that

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    1. Thanks. Indeed. Weird is very subjective. And you’re right, it also depends on culture and of course time period. But I think that others have to realize that there are different kinds of anime/manga fans. We are not the same. Some of us are extreme, some are just casual, some are in-between. I guess they just don’t know us enough, that’s why they say that all of us are weird, and even say that we’re not weird enough to be anime/manga fans.


    1. Yay! Indeed.
      . . .well, not all “weird” are fun, but most of us. ^___^
      But you’re right. At least you’re not being boring by being weird.

      And you’re welcome. Thanks for dropping by, as well. Cheers!

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    1. Yay! Yay! Yay! Thank you very much, Katrina. I was thinking of writing an “I’m Back” post, but I thought that it would be better to just post one of my usual outrageous posts. Ahahah. Thanks.

      Oh well. That’s how many people perceive anime fans. They think that most of us are extreme cosplayers or anti-socials. I guess they kind of get disappointed to see that some of us are just not weird enough. Thanks for dropping by. Cheers!

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      1. Ahahah! Surely not all of them crazy, although a lot of them can really act bizarre and crazy. And people call anime fans weird? We’re tame compared to them. Or you, if you’re one of them.

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  21. Growing up in a Christian family that is all about sports and reality TV shows, I have always been called weird among my parents and siblings. It’s now something that I take pride in because everybody else has literally the same personality; I enjoy standing out.

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    1. Good for you that you’re taking the positive approach. Unfortunately, some aren’t like you. Some really struggle to hide their anime passion and can only be open on the web with other fans (if that can be called being open). Anyway, keep it up. 🙂


  22. Firstly, I really liked the featured video, Ikusa. Nice rhythm. 😀

    Secondly, about the post—oh, yes, it did happen to me too. Even though I haven’t even seen that much anime, or read that many mangas. I have to agree with you on the whole weird matter, because you are right. Weird is subjective. And sometimes people call weird people or things they are jealous of…

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    1. Ooooooh! High-five! I just discovered the band the sang it, Wagakki Band. I’m glad that you liked it. Check out their other mv, “Senbonzakura”, I think you’ll like it, too.

      You’re so right about that. What’s weird to them is not always weird to us to other people. So you were called weird before? Don’t worry too much about it. Cheers!

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      1. Now that I think about it, I might have known the band. o-o Maybe I didn’t know about this song. Yes, yes, I know the song! And I do like it! :3
        Mhmm, trying not to. I’m thinking of myself as unique. 😛 (But yeah, sometimes I do get affected by it…)

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  23. I like to think of myself as a trendsetter. When I first started being a fan, manga was not called manga and was in the children’s section of the bookstore. Now I can find titles at big-box stores. I’m not weird; I’m just a really cool hipster.

    looks at the picture of Japanese swords on her wall as well as bikini-clad Tohru from Fruits Basket

    OK, I’m weird. 😛

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  24. I think I belong to the ‘don’t care much group of weirdos’ haha

    Are you not weird enough? Do they expect anime fans to cosplay all the time? Like do they think we walk around in fancy costumes anywhere, anytime? hehehehehe

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  25. My reaction depends on the spirit behind the comment. Mostly, I can just roll my eyes, “Different strokes, folks!” though sometimes I go with the “I am proud to be weird!” reaction. When it’s meant as an insult, now… THAT is when I tend to get a bit testy. 😉

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  26. Wonderful post! I’d be the first to call myself weird, so I’ll beat the other jerks to the punch. 😛 Actually, being we bird is kind of a medal of honor in my family, so I grew up enjoying being unique. The anime fandom came later, but it definitely fits. Life’s just so much more fun when you’re not desperate to be just like everyone else. 😀

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    1. Aaaw. That’s so sad. Oh well. She doesn’t know the awesomeness of anime, so don’t let it bother you too much. As long as you’re happy watching anime and not hurting anyone, it’s your right to enjoy anime. Cheers!

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      1. Well, the name is a giveaway to the opponent. Sudowoodo is a ROCK type. Most newbie players think that this Pokemon must be grass-type, so they are always surprised when fire does not work against it.

        Why, what were YOU thinking the name meant? Nothing weird, right?

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      2. I know Sudowoodo is a rock-type. I caught one when I was playing the games when I was a kid.

        . . .ahahah. I’ll just keep the name sudowoodo instead of giving him names, especially the name that you suggested.


  27. I think I’m weird because I’ve never heard that comment before?
    Yes, even I find the ones who collect all kinds of merchandise and visit Japan to pay homage and marathon shows. Granted, I would like to visit Japan but it’s not for anime, it’s because I like their culture and I want to see cherry blossoms. 😍
    This was an interesting post! I liked the way you handled the different types of reactions. I’ve seen many posts like this but mostly they rant, you know? It kind of irks me.
    Honestly I don’t care about what others think. It’s one’s personal preference, right?

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    1. Yes, I think that’s weird if you haven’t heard that comment before. 😉
      But anyway, I agree with you that a lot of posts discussing this topic are rants. That’s why I wanted to write a post about it that is more humourous and fun. And you’re right, it’s about our own personal preferences. Thanks for dropping by. Keep on watching anime. Cheers!

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  28. I have a brother that thinks the stuff I watch is weird but I try to brush it off and continue to watch my series. I don’t care what people thinks of me. Ironically, I try to hide it when my family are sharing my hobbies to their friends in public. It even happened yesterday at church haha. My parents were talking about me to their friends and they were surprised. They didn’t call me weird but I felt awkward. I am either the one that doesn’t mind or the one who can easily be embarrassed lol.
    Anyway, nice topic. I enjoyed it :).

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    1. My son makes me turn off the Anime music on the car CD when I pull up to pickup/drop him off at jr. high school. It is one think to be dropped off by a dorky parent, and other thing to be dropped off in front of his peers with the “Hunter x Hunter” theme playing.

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      1. But HxH theme songs are awesome. Oh well. I do understand. My brother is starting high school this coming school year, and he has long stopped letting my parents kiss him as they drop him off to school. Your son is at that age. Good luck.

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      2. Wow, I guess your son doesn’t to get caught listening to anime music in public. You are a cool dad if you listen to anime music while driving. I hear that the Hunter x Hunter opening songs are good.

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    2. Aaaaw. Sounds adorable, but I understand that it can be a bit embarrassing. However, good for you that you don’t care what people think about you being an anime fan. Besides you’re not hurting anyone by watching anime. You’re just enjoying yourself and doing what you love. Anyway, thanks for dropping by, Matt. Cheers! 🙂

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      1. It’s pleasure to visit Arria ;). My brother however likes Dragonball Z, it’s the only exception. That’s true what you said, it’s not hurting anybody. My family understand that anime is my hobby. They support me. 🙂

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      2. Yeah, I know. It makes things hard for someone to enjoy anime if they are concerned with what their family says. I am grateful that my family are acceptable to most the anime I am into.

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      3. I am the only one that enjoys. When I was about middle school, my brother and I love anime. He and I would watch Dragonball Z, Naruto, and One Piece. I remember he said liked cool characters like Ace from One Piece and Itachi from Naruto. Now that he’s a teenager, he doesn’t watch it anymore. Instead he teases me now and again but it’s cool.

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      4. It would be cool if he enjoyed anime again. If not, that’s alright. More anime for me haha. I think the only way for him to like is if his friends think that anime is cool or trending.

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      5. Yeah that’s true. We are both brothers and that’s never going to change. We are partners for life XD. I guess it’s safe to say that I am Ace and he is Luffy or I am Itachi and he is Sasuke lol.

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  29. haha I would be this one: “Huh. Okay. Is that all? Now, let me continue watching episode 479. . . Tsk. You made me miss the opening theme song.”

    Really nice post by the way, now I’m interested to search up that sentence to see what I find. ><

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  30. FANTASTIC POST MY DEAR !!!! so glad to see you back with another post. oh it made me laugh I swear your humor is like mine in terms of blogging style. I’ve been called weirdo for liking anime I take the “Shake it off” option every time to those butt hole humans.

    You hit the nail on the head with making points of people who stay indoors all day long watching anime non stop without seeing a human lol loved that paragraph XD

    Hope you are well xxx

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    1. Yay! Thanks very much, Lita. Yes, I’m back. A lot to catch up on in terms of our blog buddies’ posts. I’m glad that you enjoyed this post. A lof of posts about this topic on the web are insulting, so I wanted to write something more light-hearted. Ahaha. You’re the “Shake it Off” kind? I’m the “Born this Way” kind. But anyway, we should be proud of our weirdness. We’re not hurting other people and we’re having more fun than those who call us weird. 😉

      I’m doing very great now, thank you very much. I hope you are well, too. Nice to talk to you again. Cheers!


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