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Who's the oldest anime fan there is, /a/?
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Who's the oldest anime fan there is, /a/?
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http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lgZVVLqCU_c
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>>121006473
53 years old here. I doubt that there's not an older person who is a anime fan though.
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Don't remind me of Grumpy Ojii-san
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>>121006542
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>>121007831
Yeah, RIP
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>>121006574
What's your favorite title?
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>>121008090
Boku no Pico.
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>>121006574
totally gramps
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>>121006473
I heard the emperor of Japan loves anime espiacialy Snk and he's 81. The former king of Saudi Arabia said his favorite foreign film was the death note live action movie, I believe he was 90
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>>121006473
That's a vague question OP. Do you mean oldest by the person who has been a fan of anime the longest or do you mean oldest by age?
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I know people over 30 who watch anime so I guess there are always a few fans who are up to 40 years old. I think there are barely any watchers among the pre-videogame generations though, like people around 50 upwards. They are just not used to newer media and anime fans are always just a very small part of a mass so it's even less if the mass is barely using computers and internet in the first place.
I wouldn't wonder if there were a bunch of 55 year olds on /a/ though.
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>>121008254
>Former king of Saudi Arabia said his favorite foreign film was the death note live action movie
Source? This seems to crazy to be true. Even for 4chan.
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RIP Grumpy Jii-san.
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>>121008254

Glad to know some of our world leaders and politicians have shit taste.
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>>121008254
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>>121008566
I am pretty sure the others are way worse.
I don't even want to think about the stuff the politicians in my country might be watching.
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>>121008666
Yeah, sure thing Satan. You're probably the one giving them recommendations.
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>>121008834
I don't know about the TV program in your country, but it is beyond abysmal in the countries I know. Retards went to /a/ and claim anime to be shit, but even the worst anime shit I've seen is better than the usual 3DPD bullshit that's being shown on TV.
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>>121006574
57 here (<== like bad boy over there), and I know a guy in his late 60s who discovered anime in the last few years.
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>>121006574
>>121009488
C-can you give us a proof?
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RIP
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>Grandma (89 years) was hooked to Hellsing
https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fnews.mynavi.jp%2Fnews%2F2013%2F09%2F28%2F014%2F
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I'm turning 55 this year.
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My dad is in his late 50s and is into anime almost as much as I do.

He's really more into animation in general, but anime is included
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I'm actually 65. I miss the good times.
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>>121010290
>>121010202
>>121006574
Well, that's unexpected. I don't usually expect people of your age to be on 4chan, let alone get into anime. No offense.
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>>121010290
Tell me what do old people watch anon.
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>>121010702
Kodomo no Jikan, I like the light hearted story.
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>>121010702

Everything you've watched and a lot more.
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>>121010290
How do you deal with being old and shit without wanting to put a bullet through your head?
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>>121010652
>believing this shit
Go back to reddit
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>>121008508
I loved his videos.
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>>121009799
Well, I watched this when it was airing in Australia in '66-'67 and Neptina was my first anime crush.
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>>121010786
I bet you've never watched Love Love? you faggot.
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>>121010652
>I don't usually expect people of your age to be on 4chan

>4chan is le ironic website for teens :P
Fuck off back to wherever you came from you underage little shit
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>>121010830
>ageism intensifies
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>>121010202
Bear you're actually a geezer?
Shit
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>>121010975
55 months, anon.
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>>121010932
Was just surprised that's all. I've never considered 4chan to be a primarily teen-based website.
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>>121011029
>primarily a teen-based website

thats just /b/ /v/ and all the other containment boards
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>>121010822
If you've lived 50+ years without ending it, I'm sure 30 more doesnt matter.
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>>121011178
No /a/'s average age is heading down there too.
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>>121010202
I refuse to believe that.
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>>121010202
>old pedophile
Why doesn't it surprise me?
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>>121006473
Probably some old Jap that grew up reading and then watching Tetsuwan Atom.
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>there are 30+ year-olds on 4chan
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>>121008508
Did he died?
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>>121013029
I know one
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>>121013029
Who are you quoting?

>>>/v/
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>>121011286
Well at least are average age group won't be 14 like it is for /v/
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>>121013083
Yes
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I know that people were subbing crappy VHS back in the 80's-90's. Most of those people who were at the forefront of subbing back then are probably really old or dead now. I have family in their 50's who watch anime too but have pretty shit taste. I myself have been watching anime for somewhere around 20+ years now, started watching in my adolescence. Most of my friends with shit taste tend to be in their 40's and up for some reason and a lot of them rosey nostalgia glasses on for everything made before the turn of the century. I have some younger cousins into anime and they seem to like haremshit which I guess is to be expected of lonely teens.

Also there are tons of older people on here. A friend of mine posts on another board here and he's like 55. He doesn't watch anime or post on an anime themed board so I don't know how he even found his way here. There was also some kids dad tripfagging on /o/. There were pics of him at some /o/ meeting too and he was fat and redneck looking. Not the type of old dude you'd expect to hangout with kids, looked more like a molester. Not sure if he still posts because I filter all tripfags there.

There
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>>121010932
>4chan is le ironic website for teens :P
It is and has been since 2008.
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>>121013029

Just 5 more for me. It'll not take very long thought.
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>>121013875
>I know that people were subbing crappy VHS back in the 80's-90's.

>you will never join a university anime club in the 80s~90s and use the school's incredibly expensive video equipment to sub chinese cartoons

Shit, why even live. Sometimes convenience takes away all the mystique of this hobby.
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>>121013029

Yep, 31, employed in a respectable, salaried job that puts me in a position of respect in my local community.

And still a fat, single virgin neckbeard who has to hide his powerlevel and worry about his spaghetti spilling everywhere at work conferences constantly.

I still don't know how to answer younger coworkers when they ask what my hobbies are, or what kind of TV or movies I watch, because I haven't watched American TV or movies in a few years.
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>>121015706
No be happy with what we have. There were so many shows that I watched random episodes of because that's all I could find the VHS tapes of. Within the last few years I have been able to download and watch shows where I never thought there would be a way for me to ever watch them from beginning to end. I didn't get to live that whole university thing either since I just happened to know a lot of older folks at a young age who gave me the hookups.

>tfw modern sub groups made it possible for me to achieve closure to my childhood.
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>>121013138
>Greentext is quoting

I don't get it, is this a new meme?
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>>121006574
My mother is 61 and loves Ghibli movies and has seen quite a few general animated dubbed films. It kind of warms my heart when I hear her talking about wanting to invite me over so we can watch Wolf children, or one of the new anime movies she's found together, just like the good old days when I was a kid.
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>>121015848
Oh, come on. You gotta be shitting us
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>>121015878
Thats cute Anon, does she have a favourite film?
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>>121015779
How does that even happen? I'm in my thirties and I'm fine. Maybe it's because I'm asian and my group of friends sticks to other asians but we are all normal people with good jobs, families, good social life, etc etc. Every time a white person tries to get into our group they act are usually fedora neckbeard brony virgins who end up not fitting in with us as it's hard to relate to someone who still lives with his parents, spouts memes, and complains about >tfw no gf.
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>>121015945
Howl's moving Castle made her cry, she's also rewatched it plenty of times. She also really liked Children who chase lost voices and the more recent Patema Inverted dub.
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>>121015779
Tell them "world cinema", and show them examples of pretentious French films like this one
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V05v-8MnNw0
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>>121008441
People who have been around long enough to remember WWII know better than to trust anything made by japs
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>>121015829
Yeah you're right for the most part. To this day though, when buyfagging or looking for hidden gem anime, I'll see a shit quality image for ants or whatever of an anime or old merch and because I know so little and have very limited access to it I want to know even more even though it's probably not all too good.

It's a "it's the journey that matters" kind of thing, you know? Totally different perspective on your end, but it is pretty sweet that you can get like 95% of any anime you could possibly want at a click. I was only born in early 93', but I remember anime outside of what was on TV still being fairly scarce to me. I was stuck with hour limited dialup until I was in high school so even watching video online was hard for me. Nowhere near as extreme as the scene you came from but I can appreciate what we have now compared to then. It's just sometimes I still yearn for the hunt for any scrap of info I could get about something I can't easily know about. sage for blogshit.
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>>121015848
Dude, even before 4chan the '>' was used as a means of quoting in emails.
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>>121010202
Holy shit.
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>>121016414
This is a messageboard, not emails. If you're going to get buttflustered about people using greentext as non-quoting then you should leave.
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>>121016551
Straight for the FAQ page faggot
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28 year old here, been here since I was 18
employed, wife with kid coming, and I still watch 1-2 episodes of anime a day

wish I was 18 again
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>>121013190
When? holy fuck i tought it was all a ruse
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>>121016010

It's not like I actually have a neckbeard or wear fedoras. Most 30 year olds aren't in that group, by virtue of age. If you hit 30 and are still a virgin, you generally stop complaining about no girlfriends and deal with the fact that you're gonna be single your whole life. Or at least, that's how it happened to me. I work in a field with very few single women, virtually no interaction with other adults during the workday, and very little free time, so yeah.

But I'm fat, and growing up fat has made me awkward and nervous and super self-conscious. That's just how it is.

I don't expect Asians to understand because you guys have an entirely different regional and ethnic culture from Tex-Mexicans.
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turning 34 this year
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>>121016649
Fuck. Me too. Get home from (to my parents house) and just watch anime while I wait for dinner. 10 years later now it's get home from work, lift for gains, cook dinner, random chores, get ready for work the next day, watch 1 anime episode, hopefully get to spank the gf, and fall asleep. I miss the simplicity of youth.
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23 here, guess compared to others I'm considered young, but you know soon 24, 25... It's becoming really hard to watch shows involving high school setting and teenagers.
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>>121013029
>I will turn 60 one day
>I will still be watching anime
>I will still be browsing whatever imageboards are around
We really are here forever, huh.
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>>121016845
>I miss the simplicity of youth.
Same man, same. Life is a lot less stressful now but I can't help but miss my youth
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>>121016881

That's only because so many of them are complete dogshit.

Expand your horizons.
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>>121016750
I'm the guy you replied to and I'm an Asian in the US. Regionally you and I are probably the same. I mean this sincerely since I do know that feel that you are speaking of, I hope you can get over your anxiety and awkwardness one day.
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>>121016551
>>121016643
I'm not any of the ones that replied to you but what do you have to say now? I'm genuinely interested in how it feels to be a fucking retard.

You should go back to where you came from and tell your friends this too, so you don't have to be spoonfed like a fucking baby every time you make some stupid assertion
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>>121016952
Thanks that's what I do. I dig fantasy setting now more than when I was 18. It's pretty comfy and generally not as dull as your typical SoL high school drama.
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>>121015878
>My mother is 61 and loves Ghibli movies
Tell her she has shittaste.

>It kind of warms my heart
That's it, give yourself up to hot blooded rage.
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>>121016114
I could see that being an anime.
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>>121010202
fuck off bear, mexican viejos doesn't know how to internet
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>>121016881
You'll get over it in a few years; just avoid the high-school anime with teenage boys in them.
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>>121016986

It is what it is. Some people are just not as socially adept as others.

I'm at least capable enough to be a teacher. It's mostly just the fact that I don't get to have adult relationships and that most of my days go by without more than half an hour of interaction with other adults, due to living in a rural area.

Hell, I don't even have non-online friends anymore, because all my friends moved to various cities for jobs.

>>121016114

This actually used to be my honest go-to response, but ever since all my moviewatching buddies moved...... ;-; .
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>>121015779
As a 23-year-old in a similar position (who will still be in the same position in 8 years), ez. For hobbies, take up a few mainstream hobbies, dabble in them enough to know what you're talking about, and then drop. My state is highly pro-gun, so I shoot, and I've lurked /k/ for a while, so I can spout off about all kinds of stuff, especially slavshit. I work IT, so vidya is acceptable, and there are a few wizards with power levels similar to my own, with whom I can discuss anime. Even the normalfags (relatively speaking) in the company play Magic: The Gathering.

For movies and TV, just look at Rotten Tomatoes now and then for good recent releases, and spend an evening watching one or two of the best-rated mainstream movies. For shows, watch something like Game of Thrones - it's become a huge hit. Find the mainstream stuff that you can still sorta enjoy, and at least read synopses, so you can chat about it a bit. Casually follow a single sports team.

We really ought to throw together a guide to surviving around normalfags. Something like The Well Cultured Anonymous, except up-to-date, and geared towards neckbeards instead of /b/tards.
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>>121017251
I'm not going to force myself to enjoy normalfag hobbies just to make friends with people that I don't have anything in common with. What a fake and unhappy way to live.
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gosh old people, am I the only one who turned out alright? working as an optometrist, 6 figs, wife who knows of my anime/manga indulgences
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>>121017251

The Well Cultured Anonymous was cringeworthy as fuck.

Being fake isn't going to do anything except cause that charade to come crumbling down eventually.
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>>121017381
I'm 24, am I old yet?

Just got my first real job at a CPA firm.
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>>121017381
Yes out of all of the people who have viewed and replied to this thread you are the one and only special snowflake who turned out alright.
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My grandfather's 76 and loves basically whatever he can catch on Toonami/Cartoon Network before it became purely Western (with the exception of Pokemon I guess)

One that sticks out to him in particular is Inyuyasha, it seems.
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>>121016750
Different Asian here who grew up in Bay Area and I just wanted to say I worry about the same stuff you do. Pretty sure it's just the individual.

I can't hang up anything I want at my own place because I'm afraid visitors will see them, however rare they are. I also accepted I'll never find a gf but I even stopped caring years before that.
I just want a good job so I can afford more of my hobbies.
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>>121017464

>Bay Area

I'm so sorry.
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>>121015779
>And still a fat, single virgin neckbeard who has to hide his powerlevel and worry about his spaghetti spilling everywhere at work conferences constantly.
Why are you afraid of people finding out that you like anime? It's literally just another way of telling a story. You shouldn't be ashamed of something you enjoy.
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Anons will die and have died within your lifetime
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When I think I'm too old for this shit, I remember the authors are basically 30+ drawing cute girls doing cute things so why should I care?
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>>121017577

That... is actually a pretty solid point
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>>121017464
I've been noticing this more with males is that they graduate college and get a good job but don't get married or have kids so that they can enjoy their hobbies. I'm in that boat and I work with many guys my age in my field who are barely staying afloat trying to support a family on one income with a stay at home mom. Meanwhile you see the least financially successful people in life pop out many kids and us working stiffs pay their welfare.

Oh well I'm enjoying my expensive hobbies and high great quality of life.
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48 year old here, been enjoying anime and manga since the 80's. I remember trying to go to a convention once in the early 90's when the conventions were few and far between. Haven't ever been and don't think I will ever bee able to at this point without feeling too self conscious about the age gap.
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Here I was expecting late 20s and early 30s.

Welp I feel young at 27 compared to you guys.

Atleast I'll be happy and single. Never could deal with people and never intend to.
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>>121017651
Once you see how badly the majority of neckbeards age you won't feel too bad. I see a lot of them in their late teens to early 20's with wrinkly faces and balding. Meanwhile I'm 30 and look younger.
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cool blog thread
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>>121016114
That looks interesting.
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>>121017751

>Only 26
>Already balding

I think I'm just gonna shave my head and grow a full beard. It's the only way, right?
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>>121017251
>vidya is acceptable
>and there are a few wizards with power levels similar to my own,
So, low.
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>>121011286
/a/'s average age is around 24 and has been for a while. There are plenty of 30+ and a lower percentage of teenagers than most of the other boards. Even as we get a bunch of younger retards, the rest of us get a year older every year and this place is notoriously hard to leave.
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>>121017651

Nah, if anything people will think you are cool as shit. I had a really nice, lengthy chat about anime with a middle age business woman at the last con I went to. She had just gotten off of work and drove straight to the con. She really stood out since she was so formally dressed, but everyone was pretty chill about it.

If you still are nervous, just pose as a parent looking for their lost kid or something. Families at cons are usually pretty cute.
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Jesus Christ. Friendly reminder that He died for our anime.
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>>121017988
But he's not all that old anon.
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>>121017894
If moot can do it. I can pull it off too. Some day.
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>>121017988
What was his favorite series?
I bet it's Evangelion.
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>>121018110
He never said he'd stop posting, he just isn't the admin anymore.
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>>121018144

Jesus Christ: the anime, obviously
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>>121008079
anons can die?
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>>121006473
Depending on how old you guys live for, one day you'll eventually be the oldest anime fan before you die.
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>>121018209
Jesus doesn't strike me as the type of guy that would like a story about himself.
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>>121018246

I can see the Hollywood movie now

>The Last Anime Fan on Earth
>starring: Keanu Reeves
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91 years old reporting. Every time I'm asked what my secret of long living is, I say that it's because I'm virgin
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>>121017894
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVWC6I-FLEA

Its happening to /a/ and lot of the established communities. Age distribution gets older and older till it stabilizes. /a/ will probably stabilize around early ~30ish in few years.
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>>121017651
Don't think about this too much. Look for the next biggest con you are able to go to without spending several days of driving.

You should by NOW buying your tickets and reserve your place to stay the night.

If you like photographing and own a cam, take it with you. You will only need some pocket money and off you go.

You will enjoy so many things there and meet so many nice people, trust me there is such an unexpected big amount of people in your age range. Just trust this anon here. You will be respected and everyone is so chill and nice.

If I could describe a big con it would be something like some hippie kind of thing. Everyone just enjoys and no one judges. Please just do it!
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>>121018294
He must be pretty pissed about the bible then.
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>>121013875
>Not the type of old dude you'd expect to hangout with kids, looked more like a molester
Molesters hand out with kids too. That's kind of their thing.
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>>121017894
it's not that it's hard to leave.
there's just no better place to go.
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>>121018476
That's why it's so hard to leave.
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>>121018440
Considering the fact that people use it to do things he preached against, it'd be pretty obvious he wouldn't like the bible.
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>>121006473
A lot of oldfags have tastes situtated towards older anime.

They'll look at today's anime and be like what the shit? This generation is doomed.
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>>121018476
this
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>>121018635
Yeah, well, thats just, like, you're opinion, man.
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>>121018361
Contrary to EVE Online, 4chan's population grows every year.
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>>121018476
Another reason why this place is "the final boss of the internet".After here only next step is to go outside again. Except this time you will be a lot wiser.
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>>121018778
Not quite correct. There was a period of growth, but nowadays, its mostly stable with occasional spikes (major events).
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>>121017365
I enjoy shooting well enough, I just don't do it much.

>>121017398
You're forgetting. Those of us who hold real jobs and have massive concealed power levels are fake anyways.

>>121017888
Wouldn't say that, last time I went on-site with one of them, we ended up discussing Mnemosyne.
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>>121018476
That's true. As shit as /a/ is, nothing is better than a large userbase and anonymity.
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>>121018355
Do you know any magic?
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>>121016881
Careful anon, you may one day find yourself disillusioned with the anime medium and find yourself unable to enjoy any tv at all.
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>>121016881
It's generally just burnout. Slow down and stick to the rec charts.
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>>121008254
Fucking casuals
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>>121019175
I guess that only happens if all you do is watch anime. You get burned out, as you would with any medium.

I've had periods of time when I got tired of anime, but always come back to it. Same thing with /a/.
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>>121016845
You spank your girlfriend? Is she a troublemaker?
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34 years old guy here, still remember how my sub group back in the days were subbing Eva and Love Hina.
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>>121010202
lolman11 is 55 years old? Nah.
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>this thread
And here I thought that with 23 I was getting too old.
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>>121016906
I often think about this
will I ever grow out of anime?
and if so when?
or, at 28, should I have already grown out of it
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84 year old here. I'm not joking.
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91 years old here, I don't even know what's happening in the shows I watch anymore.
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Wait he was real?
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I don't want to live beyond 30. I've never imagined myself as a 30 years old. Fuck
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>>121018976
This is true. Before I settled on /a/, I tried my hand discussing anime at forums like Gaia. Yeah, that was a huge mistake.
>>121018635
The guy who founded MAD Magazine said this on nostalgia: "MAD was always best when you first started reading it." Same is pretty true of anime.
I still prefer the art and stylings of the anime of the late 80s and early 90s because that's when I got into anime in college. But I do like to think I'm aware enough not to call it the "best" anime. Just what I like.
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>>121021326
Same, but change 30 for 40.
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When we was flesh and bone, me and my buddies enjoyed the Cave Men battle Shounens and Giant Insect Mahou Shoujo series.
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>>121010202
>>121006574
'sup jii-san
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>>121021216
>>121021326
>>121021352

Growing old is inevitable. Growing up is optional.
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>>121018440

But he didn't write it. 4 historians that those sections of the bible are named after did.
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>>121021352
The same feeling comes up again at 50, and I'm expecting it again in a couple of years.
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>>121021457
Growing up is society's way of telling you it's time to stop having fun. I can't imagine why anyone would ever want to.
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>>121006473
what anime is this

options, hidden, filtered
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>>121016881
I watched anime when I was still in high school.

I couldn't relate to them then so I feel no different about them now.

It's funny because I always held the notion that they were just trying to aim at the target audience of teenagers. But then I found out that the majority of the money comes from 20-something otakus and it makes no sense to me.
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my mother is 65 and is usually following a couple of things every season
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>>121021550
They're trying to imagine a highschool life that they never had because they were all in the go home club.
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28 here. I have a stable job, people like me, and I still have a good group of friends.

Still no gf though. Not for lack of trying, I'm just not good at talking to women in things besides small talk. I have plenty of female friends, but they're all in relationships so the fact that they're women is kinda a nonfactor for me.
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>>121021541
I'm convinced with places on the net like /a/ and grown ass men having mid life crisis, even the average normalfag is just suppressing their desire to have fun the way they used to as kids because of their peers. For men at least, I don't know about women by and large.
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>>121021490
>But he didn't write it.

Where in the fucking fuck did I say that he did?
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>>121021490
>historians
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How is it to feel death coming closer and closer to you as you get older, once you're 60+? How does it feel that you will never see anime in 2100?
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>>121021707
Sorry, my brain misread the previous post as "write a story about him", not "like a story about himself".

>>121021740
Matthew Mark Luke and John can be considered that by today's perspective since they all wrote their shit like 30-70 years after Jesus died. Granted at the time they wouldn't have been since they were respecitvely a tax collector, a disciple, a doctor, and a second disciple.
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>>121017135
He's Mexican?
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>>121021779
I only care about virtual reality when I'm old.

As long as they can create a good VR system and a pill that you can take for food, I'm completely fine.
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>>121021740
Being a historian is easy. The term shouldn't imply any sense of legitimacy despite people thinking it does. You could write complete bullshit but if you record shit and have sources and call it history you're a historian. I mean Suetonius is still held on the same level of Cassius Dio.
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>>121013029
I am 29 soon I will have 30. And I am not KV if you were thinking that.
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>>121021541
>>121021695

People would want to because they want to fall in line with what they believe society is telling them. It's moreso seen that being an adult is being responsible. But somewhere along the line, the ability to have fun was considered irresponsible.
Sad, really, when the only way "responsible" people can have fun is if they TRY.
That's when you've grown up too much.
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>>121017443
>One that sticks out to him in particular is Inyuyasha, it seems.

Nice to know he's a young girl at heart.
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Has your taste changed over the years?

I used to love haremshit when I started but as time went by I started spotting all the cliches and ignored them entirely. I mean, I still watch them from time to time but I no longer enjoy them the way I used to.
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>>121021947

>“Critics who treat 'adult' as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence. And in childhood and adolescence they are, in moderation, healthy symptoms. Young things ought to want to grow. But to carry on into middle life or even into early manhood this concern about being adult is a mark of really arrested development. When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.” ~ CS Lewis
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>>121021541
I absolutely agree. It's the ones who are so desperate to condemn fans of anime/manga that are insecure. I don't want to "grow up", because I think the standard for a "grown up" is pathetic and full of guilt.
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>>121022016
Damn. I'm in my 40s and I can't bring myself to watch my Chinese cartoons in public. Does that mean I'm not grown up yet?
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>>121006473
At my university, one of our professors is a 70-something-year-old, award-winning, nationally-acclaimed novelist. He has a deep love for shoujo manga and anime. Sailor Moon is apparently one of his top picks, along with Utena. He's even written a manga of his own.

I wish I had a course with him.
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>>121022164
angsting out over what people think of you?

yeah, sounds pretty childinsh.
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>>121022376
I guess I really do belong here. Kiss me, my brother.
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>>121022007
>still like mecha
>still like ecchi/romcom
>still like action stuff

I think the only thing that changed is I watch cute SoL stuff and some shoujo along with it.
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34 year old here, been watching anime since I was 9 years old.
Pic related, my first anime crush.
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>>121022007
I'm the exact opposite. I like generic fantasy harem #43591 now because of how easy it is to watch (this season has been fun).
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>>121021947
People "grow up" because it makes it easier to call themselves good people without having to actually think about what they do, why they do it and whether or not any of it is actually good. They work hard, but only within the lines they know of. Fuck any introspection they might have had, if they can get paid and have kids then according to society they're automatically good people. Lately though, due to the lack of available jobs, it's become harder for people to validate themselves that way.
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Is it true that the older you get, you can appreciate comfy shows more?
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>>121022007

Well I'm less into super edgy shit now than I used to be. Now I'm almost 30, and I kinda prefer shows that have more of a character focus. That and an increased love for mecha.

So Fafner is now perfect for me.
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>>121015878
I showed my mom a few extremely entry level anime like Wolf Children, Death Note, Summer Wars, and Spice an Wolf. She didn't like any of them. Pretty much the only ones she somewhat liked were Ghibli movies and Monster.

Oh yeah, and she fucking loved Vampire Knight(until lolincest). I think she's just a fujoshi
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>>121022557
Reminds me of that episode of Kino no Tabi, where there was a city that was full of technology, rendering work obsolete for the citizens, but they all worked anyway as self validation.
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>>121022239
>I wish I had intercourse with him
FTFY

I'm 61, and if the Ozfag who posted earlier doesn't divorce his waifu Neptina right now, he'll be having words with me.
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>>121022734
That show had great social commentary.
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>>121022756
We drifted apart over the years, so I wish her every happiness with you.
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It seems to me that the older you get, the more picky your taste becomes. I have a lot less time for shows now because of job, fiance, etc. so I pick only a couple a season, with last season being an exception.

I hope I get to grow old with you guys. It makes me a little happy knowing that a lot of the same anons will be here when I'm 30.
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>>121022007
Of course. I used to watch action shows exclusively. I loved battle shounens. And then I started seeing how dumb they were, but I still watched and read them as a guilty pleasure. Then eventually they just became boring to me.

Now I mostly watch SoL, romance, harems and comedies. I've come to see that virtually all anime is nothing but cliches heaped on cliches, so stories hold pretty much no interest to me now. I rarely see an anime these days that makes me interested in its story. Though I do love Cross Ange for reasons besides the gratuitous fan service (although that's why I picked it up in the first place). Just goes to show that Fukuda understands his audience. Draw in the jaded otaku with boobs and butts, then drop amazing world building and intrigue on them.

At any rate, years of watching anime has convinced me that execution is far more important than content. How the story is told is infinitely more important to an anime's quality than what story is told. Most SoL and school romances follow extremely predictable patterns, yet they vary widely in quality depending on how well they are executed. Harems though, mostly tend to be on the low end of the quality spectrum, but I still find them more enjoyable to watch than your average battle show. Like with Seven Deadly Sins. I find myself skipping through the overly-long and samey fight scenes just to get to the much more entertaining character interactions between them.
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>>121022734
They do that a lot in Judge Dredd. Unemployment is like 80% so the few almost pointless jobs that are available for non-robots are so coveted that people are willing to kill for them.
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>>121022704
>She didn't like any of them. Pretty much the only ones she somewhat liked were Ghibli movies and Monster.


Better than mine. She hates the Japanese and considers them inhuman scum because of how they treated our soldiers as POWs in WW2.

Doesn't matter my arguments that she's putting the sins of the father upon the son, or that most of the Japanese responsible for that are dead, or that we treated Confederates even worse during the Civil War. Doesn't matter, she thinks they're irredeemable.

I want to marry a Japanese girl almost partly just to piss her off, then not invite her to the wedding.
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>>121022801
>mermaid
>drifted apart
Oh you.
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>>121022901
Wouldn't it be better to invite her to the wedding, but stage it in Japan?
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>>121022901
No, you're doing it wrong. You invite her to the wedding so she has to deal with 50% of the people being japs.
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>>121022957

See I thought of that, but I thought it would be even more spiteful and vindictive if she went her life never even seeing her grandchild.
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>>121022007

25 years ago I started off with Mecha/SF, Romance and Adventure/SoL and Comedy.
The noteworthy additions later were Magical Girls, Harem, Moe SoL and Military Moe.
Today I'm mostly watching SoL, (Mecha) Magical Girl and Comedy.
I dropped harem, romance and space opera SF.
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>>121022518
>34 year old here
I'm turning 34 next month. Been watching anime since a little kid, all the mecha shows airing in my country.
I also watched Space Adventure Cobra until it got banned for not being suitable for kids
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>>121023003
That and her coming to the wedding aren't really mutually exclusive unless you have the child before getting married. And if the girl is Japanese, odds are that ain't happening.
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>>121022901
>She hates the Japanese and considers them inhuman scum
She's right though. What an ungrateful child, not heeding her warnings.
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>>121016414
>>121016643
I can't believe there are people who actually don't remember a time when > was exclusively used to quote.
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>>121008110
underrated post
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>>121023073
There are people who literally came here because they heard moot left.
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>>121023073
I think /jp/ still enforces it.

But I wouldn't know.
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>>121023022

There was so much anime on tv when I was a kid and teenager. Now anime on tv is dead and the manga market is almost entirely aimed at females.
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>>121022824
I agree.

The conflicts and settings in anime are always more or less the same but it's the characters that make a show stand out from the rest.

Of course having a good artstyle and being decently animated helps too.
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>>121023195
I remember when I first discovered fujoshit in the manga section of my LCS. Now it's like 60% of the shit there.
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>>121022007
I feel like most people start with something like DBZ or Nurutu and reach a door. If you open it and get immersed in the culture then your tastes branch out and change. If you don't, you stay a normie and don't watch anything but the popular battle shows.

I really hope there are a lot of older anons in here. It more than likely is just some cunt fucking with everyone in the thread, but I can dream. I secretly hope that all of the good anons will have /a/ or another similar forum when we're all old as fuck and we can bitch about currently airing shit and reminisce about stupid ass maymays together.

Here's to growing old together with you faggots.
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>>121006574
Are you fat and faceless?
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>>121023244
Yep, production values help too. Things like good sound editing, quality voice work, and a nice OST will keep me watching, doubly so if they create an enjoyable atmosphere that makes the show easy to watch. A good SoL show puts a lot of effort into those areas I mentioned, they try to create a very relaxed, comfy atmosphere so that the episode just seems to fly by.

By contrast, I find Aldnoah Zero hard to watch. I can't really say why. The music isn't bad per se, the animation isn't terrible, but all of it together just makes it unpleasant to watch.
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I'll always remember you guys when I'm a geezer posting on /a/ and you're all pushing up daisies.
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>>121023244
The number two indicator (outside of director) I've found is how self-aware the show is. The characters will work if the show knows what it is and isn't afraid to exploit it.
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>>121023312

I was saved from becoming a normie because when I was in high school (the year the nurutu anime started), my niggaboo friend told me about the concept of torrent.

Oldschool bittorrent, where you had to have a separate instance of the program open for each individual torrent. And downloading a single episode of nurutu took an hour. Still, that turned me from being an Adult Swim dub-only guy into someone that downloaded each week the shows he wanted to watch.
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>>121016736
Old people die
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I'm 29 and I have less of a problem with being an anime fan than I do with me still being on 4chan.
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>watching anime at 60
I hope my dick still gets hard at that age. Otherwise there will be no point in watching.
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>>121023423
That show is fucking garbage.
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>>121023312
I will be on /a/ as long as there is an /a/. If this place ever disappears I don't know what I'll do. Maybe meld back into the shadows of IRC.

The normies and shounen babbies will be the first to abandon this place, they never stay for long anyway.
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>>121023542
Would you rather be here with us or be at places like reddit and MAL?
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>>121023569
The first three episodes were garbage and everyone dropped it. Then it stopped trying to be something it wasn't and the rest was really good.
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>>121023423
Saekano is trying to do that and fails spectacularly
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>>121022824
>Now I mostly watch SoL, romance, harems and comedies. I've come to see that virtually all anime is nothing but cliches heaped on cliches, so stories hold pretty much no interest to me now.

>>121023015 here, pretty much same thing here. After having watched so many shows over the time I lost interest in story-driven anime and mostly just enjoy character-driven stuff. Storywriting isn't a strong side of anime in general, so once you're past your teenage years where you think that Evangelion is seriously deep, it just doesn't work anymore for you.
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>>121023614
I almost want to believe you anon, but I'm not sure If i'm willing to take the risk, as you said the first three episodes were really fucking bad, I can't possibly see how they could unsink that ship.
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>>121010202
>55 years old
>tripfag
You would think age grants wisdom.
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>>121023472
I actually started watching lesser known shows after I watched Big O on toonami when I was in early high school. FMA made me branch out a lot.

>>121023542
Same here. My friends and family all know about my "anime hobby" but very very few know that I browse 4chan. My fiance know, but I never talk to her about it.

>>121023576
I want to believe that this place will stay up in a state similar to now, 4chan loses its popularity, and the only people left will be a smaller, better community. Then it stays like that until the community slowly starts to die off.
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Hold on to your butts for a fine tale of normalfaggery.

>be me, 28 then
>have gf for 5 years at the time
>literally no one knows the depth of my anime watching, not even her
>keep old tapes and dvds hidden from public eye
>Make fun of anime when other normies do
>I'm a model normalfag with a decent, public-centered career and social life

One day my gf and I are talking and she tells me that a friend of hers showed her an awesome new show and she really likes it, but she's afraid of telling me because she thinks I'll find it weird that she enjoys it.

>It's Psycho-pass
>Suddenly she starts watching a ton of anime
>Huge fan

>tfw I missed out on being the one to watch her first anime with her
>tfw I think of all those conversations and inside jokes we could have had
>tfw she prefers Rei
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>>121022007
I first started with ecchi. I was a teenager and I fapped a lot.

Then I watched Shounen. Bleach and Naruto were the big ones. I still have fond memories of marathoning the first 50 or so episodes of Bleach. This was the first time I came to /a/, expecting lots of discussion for them. I was quite surprised when I didn't recognize any anime from the threads. I saw a bunch of thread for Lucky Star(this was when it was airing). So I decided to try it out. I thought it was awful.

After that I watched a lot of shows. Mostly entry level and some on the recommendation charts. Then I started watching seasonal shows for the first time on /a/ in 2011 with Mawaru Penguindrum.

Now in 2015, I'm having trouble enjoying any shows. The last show I really enjoyed was Silver Spoon. Yet I keep watching shit anime and I keep coming to /a/ to complain.


Spoiler'd for blogshit.
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>>121023705
>I actually started watching lesser known shows after I watched Big O on toonami when I was in early high school. FMA made me branch out a lot.

I probably did too, but for the life of me I can't remember what I torrented my very first year besides nurutu and chobits.

Remember, naruto was only 17 episodes in at that point. No one realized it was going to become what it did.
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This was my gateway. From there to Appleseed, and then anything girls-and-guns I could find. These days, you just can't find the guns any more.
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RIP grumpy jii-san.
He had the best taste.
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>>121023728
Is her taste shit?
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>>121023677
He's tellin the truth, it really changes. Loved the last few eps
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>>121021661
>they were all in the go home club.
This hits me deep. I never regretted not doing any sort of sport in highschool until I started watching sports anime. The regret...
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>>121018476
7chan 711chan 420chan.

I mean it's the same shit, but it isn't here.
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>>121023728
>she prefers Rei
I hope you dumped her.
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>>121023728
She has good taste, except for Psycho-ass
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>>121023743
It took you four years to start watching seasonal shows?
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I'm 33.
My first anime was SDF Macross, which aired in my country in the early 90s.
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>>121023743
You are where I was 4 years ago. I took a long break from anime then came back even stronger. I watch more shows per season now than I ever did in my life. I picked up reading VNs and LNs a couple years ago and have gained a moderate amount of Japanese proficiency from those hobbies.

Basically you're at a crossroads, and your options are either to swim back to shore or dive even deeper.
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>>121023743
>marathoning the first 50 episodes of Bleach
It's sad how Bleach was legitimately pretty fucking good and now it's some insane drawn out clusterfuck that only has some occassional KUBO and foreshadowing to keep it interesting.
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I actually never fapped until I was 18. I was raised in an extremely sheltered environment that instead of speaking badly of sexual matters, never spoke of them at all period, so I had no knowledge of them.

I know that may not seem relevant, but I bring it up because my first fap was to Asuka, and it feels kinda nostalgic now.
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I remember buying bootleg Serial Experiments Lain VHS tapes from a flea market when I was younger.

Looking back, they must have been translated to Chinese and then to English. The fansubbing scene back then must have been amazingly interesting.
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>>121023879
Pretty much. I used to prefer to marathon shows, but /a/ only discussed airing shows so I decided to try watching them. And now I spend more time on /a/ than actually watching anime.
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>>121016881
Me too i become hard watching anime with school children. Nothing to be ashamed of
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>>121023987
>I spend more time on /a/ than actually watching anime.
So does everyone else here.
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>>121023784
The first one I torrented was Escaflowne movie. I got.

>>121023743
>>121023923
Same thing for me. Instead of powering through though, I switched a lot of my time to manga. Now I have around 200 ongoing manga that I'm reading. I still watch a couple of shows a season, but I hardly work on my backlog anymore unfortunately.

>>121023936
I felt dirty and ashamed when I first started fapping to anime girls.
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>>121024063
>I switched a lot of my time to manga
You made the right choice.
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>>121023834
7chan is garbage and 420chan deleted their /a/ because their users couldn't handle watching Lucky Star. Never been to 711chan so I don't know what's up with that. There are a few scattered /a/-based imageboards but they're usually not very good. Wizardchan would probably be okay but it's too fucking depressing.

All in all, /a/ is pretty fucking great.
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>>121016881
I know that feel. I just slowed down with my anime watching. I decided to pick up old, long anime and slowly watch those. I also decided to play more vidya since I've been neglecting it in favor of anime. Just cycle your hobbies so you don't get bored. Once I'm burned out of playing grand strategy games, I'll go back to reading and then cycle back to anime.
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>>121024149
Switching to manga is like discovering anime all over again. There are so many series that I love that don't have adaptations and I can marathon the shit out of an entire work faster than an anime.
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>>121024063
>I switched a lot of my time to manga
That's actually what I'm starting to do. I've been downloading a bunch of series. It's just easier to get through than anime.
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>>121024173
What about that new chan everyone's up their own asses about lately? Apparently it's so bad that I can't even use the slang for it without my post being called spam.
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>>121017381
Only 6 figs of your waifu? Terrible. You need at least 10 figs of your waifu.
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>>121024173
Is there any real reason to ever go to 420chan besides to talk about drugs or wrasslin?

Because I can't think of one.

and I kinda prefer the drug threads we sometimes have here on /a/
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>>121024063
I pick up lots of manga, catch up to translations, and then forget about them.
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>>121024279
With manga, you set the pace. It's got a higher potential for art quality because instead of being based on budget it's production values are based on talent. Plus it can just get away with more stuff than anime. At least it could before that retarded new decency law.
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I was born in 87, been into it since gradeschool, Its quite funny to me how easy kids have it now a days/ I have tons of old animerica magazines/early tenchi/ranma weeklys' and japanese tankobon from the early-mid 90s because the comic shop near my house was balls awesome as a kid. I hated every weeabo at artschool who's first mana was from barn's and noble...that and they only drew shitty anime ripoffs.
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>>121024063
>I felt dirty and ashamed when I first started fapping to anime girls.
As a kid of around 8-10 or so I found anime girls to be a lot more arousing on sites like newgrounds and found 3d icky

glad I've left my teenage years and only fap to 2d now
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>>121024310
>>121024149
>>121024399
>>121024412

Manga threads are a lot more comfy than anime threads too. I feel like the readers are generally better posters.
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>>121024322
I had a look, their /a/ gets about 30 posts an hour.

There's another, more active anime board, but it seems to be focused on blog posting. It's pretty much Gaia.

There are plenty of /a/ clones, but the problem is that they only get about 3 posts a year.
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>>121024399
The worst thing ever is remembering a manga I haven't read in years and then discovering there's still no new chapters out. What the hell happened with Desert Punk? Apparently it's still going, but it's been on hiatus for 7 years, and the scanlators are still behind on shit that's been out for like 10 years.
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Upvoting every single post in this thread gentlemen.
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>>121024476
Readers are more patient and have better attention spans. A shame most manga don't get regular threads. At least Boku Girl is somewhat popular. I'm still 99% sure the author has drawn porn before, his style feels very familiar.
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>>121024322
It is basically /v/ derivative of /a/. They're /v/ who left this place trying to act /a/

What I dislike most about that site is that it eats too much bandwidth
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