Is wearing an / a / related shirt in public ever acceptable?
As much as I'd like to flaunt subtle powerlevel indicators I just find most of the designs too gaudy.
There's one All-Fiction shirt design here somewhere that I'd definitely wear though, couldn't find the picture again.
>You wouldn't wear a shirt with capeshit on it.
Because I don't really care for capeshit. I have a few shirts that are anime related, but my post was more about /a/'s opinion that you should never let anyone know you like anime. People really don't fucking care at all, unless you start humping a dakimakura in public.
TVseries shirts are everywhere, so are american superheroes and stupid text ones. I don't see why anime is less acceptable, unless you wear the finest dakimakura skins sewn together
just because you went to your last Burger King job interview wearing a naked anime girl shirt over your 300 pound belly, cargo pants and a fedora then got rejected, doesn't mean it's not acceptable to like anime.
I wear this in public from time to time. Haven't gotten too many weird stares.
>Haven't gotten too many weird stares.
Perhaps people are trying to avoid staring in fear that you might sexually assault them.
The weird stares are actually from people who want you to ravage their buttholes.
Eh, if it was /a/ related, it had to be very subtle.
But I got pic related
No, it isn't. At fucking all. The general public believes you are an adult when you are no longer dependent on your own parents for well being. Many feel like that isn't even a requirement.
>wanting to promote in any way anime culture
>implying it wouldn't end up making it easier for normalfags to shit everything up
If you think you can do it, thousands of other retards will think the same, eventually some normalfag ends up inquiring about that kewl shirt and next thing you know we have a new epic friend on /a/ asking what do we think about Elfen Lied.
no but if we teach people that it is okay to expose ourselves people will actually start doing this. You witch the world will know that you watch and enjoy anime will start to associate you whit those guys. do you want that anon?
>Jamal Tayshawn the unemployed welfare leech who steals from department stores and wears his pants around his knees is a true grown up because he has four kids
>design too busy
>diffrent quality pictures used
0/10 would not wear
It is not anime that makes people avoid you, it's being a sperg about it.
You might think otherwise because 90% of anime fans are spergs, but remember that correlation doesn't imply causation.
No, I've simply been browsing /a/ long enough to know that the sooner anime/manga culture gets recognized as mainstream, the worse every anime/manga community will get, /a/ included.
The only way you can possibly not understand this is being /v/ or just new or both ;^)
They're fine as an undershirt or for lounging around the house, but not for wearing in public. Why would you want to in the first place? The only people who would say something about it are the kind of people you shouldn't want approaching you anyway.
Just wear normal clothes like a normal person.
it seems you failed to see the point. All of you know about them, the ones that color their hair in all different colors just because "the MC in their last show was a total bad ass with that color" and runs arround saying desu desu in public. those are the people i dont want to be in the same "bin" as
I use this laptop in public
I enjoy the occasional stares
I wear this one in public occasionally
>Couldn't find a higher res
>The only way you can possibly not understand this is being /v/
Are you kidding me?
/v/, and the video gaming community in general, is going through that almost a decade.
How can anyone there long enough not understand this?
>tfw can wear stuff like this and people can't say shit to me
>instead of "that nerdy anime guy" they just think its cool i'm "into that stuff"
can't wait till i cycle and get xboxhuge too bad i don't leave the house
That was true several years ago. Anime culture itself is fairly mainstream nowadays, and sites like crunchyroll have a fairly large library for normies to choose from. Face it dude, your sekrit little hobby is enjoyed by a fuckload of people.
>tfw this eva t was only available in Japan
It's not, sure as hell it isn't as mainstream as capeshit and videogames, and look what kind of shitholes /co/ and /v/ are.
The less mainstream the better.
No, but I wouldn't appreciate the influx of newshits on /a/.
>akari's face cut off
Hella effay mang, W2C?
i think i found them
nigga looks like hes about to go play indoor recess with these shoes.
>Wearing tee shirts
>Not wearing flame shirts
Get on my level
Are you retarded? We get newfags regardless of the popularity of anime. Public imageboards will always get new people. How do you deal with them? Tell them to lurk more. But if you're too much of a lazy fuck to not do that and just want newfags to magically not exist, maybe this isn't the place for you.
My onee-chan got me one of these for my birthday. It's alright.
I'd wear a shirt like this, assuming the vomit stains would come out easily.
I enjoy smoking the pipe. Today I saw someone wearing a shirt that had the logo of a pipe club on it. He was a tremendous faggot.
One hour later I saw someone wearing a PRIDE shirt. He was also a tremendous faggot. It's not socially acceptable.
There's different gradations of mainstream. There's anime-mainstream and then there's Hollywood-mainstream.
The moment anime goes as mainstream as Brad Pitt's latest flick, /a/ will cease to exist.
>We get newfags regardless of the popularity of anime
And we get much more of them if anime popularity increases.
Eventually, as popularity increases drastically, the influx will be so high they will vastly outnumber proper /a/nons.
So you might not want to do anything that promotes anime culture popularity, regardless of the fact that wearing an autistic anime shirt won't increase the amount of newfags by much on its own.
Or you might want to if you're new as well :^)
>not mastering the arts of lying
>not always keeping cool
does not sound like me, i understand that you might have some depression problems, and that you might have a hard time talking to other people, but anon, it is not so hard. If you need someone to talk to we are all here for you
>Eventually, as popularity increases drastically, the influx will be so high they will vastly outnumber proper /a/nons.
Because proper /a/nons have always been proper anons when they joined /a/, right? Not that I expect a newfag like you to remember, but telling them to lurk more has worked forever. Also stop basing your attitude on slippery slope fallacies.
Ironically, 4chan /a/nons are the masters of frame control (>he doesn't watch animu) but I doubt that more than 1% of you can replicate this with the mask of anonymity removed.
>Because proper /a/nons have always been proper anons when they joined /a/, right?
No, they lurked :^).
Not that I expected a painfully obvious newfag trying to fit in to understand what lurking means.
>le slipety slopety
Your pic worked when we actually had functioning moderation AND self-moderation. And self-moderation is what tells you both to lurk before posting and to not promote your chines cartoon hobby.
>anything you do is acceptable.
Thanks Mr Life Beauty.
if you truly cared so little about what other people though, why adorn yourself with something graphic in the first place? You would go with the simplest shit that gets the job done.
But no, you do care. Indeed you care more than most, except you've reached autism overflow, so it wrapped into negative values where you actually care about making a bad impression on people so you wear the mayms
I wear a few anime shirts of anime that everyone knows and is seen as "cool" to wear, like I have a shirt with the little sprites who name escapes me from Princess Monoke.
More importantly though my credit card has one of the full page images of god from Punpun, I've gotten 3 comments on it, not sure how many of those saw through it.
>No, they lurked :^).
And a lot did so because they were told to.
>Your pic worked when we actually had functioning moderation AND self-moderation.
Then start telling others to lurk more. Set an example.
>and to not promote your chines cartoon hobby.
People outside of /a/ will promote it anyway. Even if no one here does, you still have to deal with newfags.
I wear this to work.
It's the official shirt of KyouSaya; my OTP.
I wore a few subtle anime shirts once. I stopped because I got autists coming up to me and thinking I'd give a fuck about their regurgitated memes or care to listen about their favorite character.
>I stopped because I got autists coming up to me and thinking I'd give a fuck about their regurgitated memes or care to listen about their favorite character.
This really happens? I don't think "otakus" in my country will do this. I often went to an anime dvd rental on my early years of watching anime so I met 'anime experts' all the time, but they were minding their own business. Other than that, I don't have much experience with them.
I have a black shirt with pic related on it
Would you ride your bicycle in this? I sure would
Or maybe win the Tour de France in this? They'll think the Germans are invading again
I'd wear a KLK shirt when I saw multiple people wore one at a anime con I attended
>mfw I can't find one in person
>mfw there was none in the dealer's room
>be in Europe
>the only anime people know are 80's stuff, dragonball, naruto and one piece
>anime conventions are small except for 2 big events once a year
>I could wear anything and people wouldn't care
>no technicolor hair desudesu autists around
>win this shirt by being a badass pachinko player at some parlor with half yen games
>apparently it's some EVA reference but can't read it
>wear it one day when I don't feel like wearing decent clothes to go pick up a pizza
>walk by a bunch of Asian girls and one of them tells me they love my shirt
I own a Nichijou OBK skirt, a Monogatari 'Red Scene' shirt and walk around with a Nui keyring on my backpack.
So really the only thing giving me away is the keyring.
I also have one on my phone but I had to but the whole box and sell the other 9 off.
Also semi-anime but I have a RA♥E shirt from Catherine.
Unless you're wearing something that makes it obvious that its from an a certain show. Who gives a fuck? The only people that would recognize a design that only barely references the show won't be recognized by many unless its from something extremely popular. If its not popular, then the only people who would recognize it are those who have watched the show and remember small details, they wouldn't so much as bat an eye when seeing it.
Depends how much "powerlevel" it is.
For example, i wouldn't wear a shirt with Akari face on it, as much as i love Aria.
But would totally wear something like pic related.
Istantly recognizeable by anybody with some manga/anime knowledge, yer passing as "normal" shirt for anybody else, rather than standing out as "the guy with an anime-style girl stamped on his clothes".