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Is anime considered a normie hobby nowadays?

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Is anime considered a normie hobby nowadays?
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Yes.
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Yes. It's pretty fucking cancerous.
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>>138622309
Normies only watch entry level shit like Attack on Titan and Kill la Kill. How can they be the primary fanbase when they ignore 90% of what exists?
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Come on, it's because of your exposure to famous anime that you've gotten into anime.

You just had too much free time and you explored different things, different from what other people watch.

To answer your question, it might be yes. Although, depending on your location, the number varies. Anime is especially popular in Latin and Central America, SEA, and in western southern europe.

Reading manga for a solid week did a number on my writing, shit. I type all cryptic now and stuff.
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>>138622486
16 hours of manga every day, to be exact.
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>>138622309
Not even close. Video games have only become a "normie hobby" in the past decade, and they're a million times more popular than anime. Yes, anime is growing in popularity, but it's always appealed more as an alternative form of entertainment for those too autistic for normal shit
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>>138622309
Yes and no. Same answer would be given if the question was "are weeaboo/otaku stuff a normie hobby nowadays?".

On the surface it's true more normies are attracted to these things but the difference between people really invested in it and normies is huge. To begin wth people not-normie people usually learn Japanese while normies such as this filth here >>138622486
>>138622512 is an EOP kind of normie.
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>>138622309
>fateshit
>normie
Holy fuck just fuck off already
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>>138622309
>it's another normalfag validation/blogging thread
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>>138622541
I-I'm a bilingual though. Russian and English.

japanese is too muzukashii for me
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Yeah, I know way more people who admit to watching anime now than say, 5 years ago. Though that might just be because I'm in uni now
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>>138622630
I was baiting you into getting upset, I feel like a bully now if you're just being passive anon.
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Yes, It's like video games.
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>>138622591
>fateshit
>not normalfag central
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>>138622761
n-nah it's okay
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>>138622818
I have a soft spot for Russian people anon please stop being a victim or I'll assault you with my big French baguette dick.
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>>138622309
Anime isn't a hobby.
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>>138622859
anon please

:_;
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While it's more accepted now to watch anime, calling it your hobby and implying you spend a good deal of time on it is not really a normie thing.
Like other anons said, SnK and other entry level shit is all they'll watch.
I still have friends that call people weeb or weeaboo like it's an insult
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>>138622808
> download a 60 hour VN and install an English patch

Secondaries are abound, but the source material has a pretty high barrier of entry.
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>>138622309
Absolutely
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>>138622309
Depends on the person but generally if you meet anybody who watches anime irl you should stay away
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>>138623094
I know some normalfags who actively watch seasonal anime on crunchyroll.
It seems that normalfags are getting worse. >>138623233
That's true. But normalfags don't know the roots of the shit they eat.
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>>138622454
Does KLK really count as entry level?
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Why normies always take everything we love? First they stole video games culture. Then they took superheroes culture.

Is there anything we can do to stop them? Normies nowdays can freely talking about anime in public outloud. How do we make anime culture being consider as degenerate again?
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>>138622859
>Russian
maximum pleb
I guess you don't know many vodkaniggers then
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>>138623308
Oh absolutely.
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>>138623357
Two words
Lewd Lolis
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>>138623357
Don't worry about it. So long as there's someone making naruto replacements, you don't have to worry about them getting to your CGDCT
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Anime and manga has been normal hobby as long as I can remember.

Be a predator or something if you want to be considered ``abnormal".
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>>138623308
Entry level (shows that you watched and maybe didn't even know they were from Japan) : Dragonball, Naruto, One Piece etc..
Normie tier: OPM, boku dake, KLK, SAO, Miyazaki's films
I like anime baka desu: Tokyo Ghoul, Gurren Lagann, Madoka; Evangelion, Death Note, Code Gayass, Angel Beats (and other popular shows, good or bad)
Into anime and with good taste tier: Mononoke, Planetes, Haibane, Mushishi, Kon's films, Monster, Lain, EoE, etc..
Hide your powerlevel tier: Yuru Yuri, NNB, GhochiUsa, Oreimo, Oregairu, Ichigo Mashimaro, Aria, K-On etc.
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>>138623357
Urethral. Insertion.

God damn it japan...you need to weird out people again.
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Reminder that "normie" is a reddit/crossboarder word and the correct terminology is "Normalfag".

Thank you and have a nice day.
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Depends where you live anon and who you meet.
Around here is still frowned upon if the watcher isnt a cute girl/little kid
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>>138622309
Pretty much

A normie friend invited me a dudebro party and even they knew about anime and were talking about it like anything else.
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No. The normals only know of old anime like Sailor Moon or Dragonball. If they know of newer ones, they have a friend or relative who watches. And they pretty much only know of shonen because those are always the gateway anime.
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>>138623559
Are we not reddit?
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>>138623584
You don't speak for me or anyone else on this board, so your question should be rephrased to "Am I not reddit?".
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>>138623498
>Hide your powerlevel
>Aria

Fuck that shit. I will watch Aria in front of anybody and defend the shit out of it. It's no worse than watching something like Blue Avatar for the sci-fi utopia.
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>>138623498
How did people like OPM? I seriously found it kind of boring.

It didn't go anywhere - no plot progression at all. It didn't feel like an adventure.

The only thing OPM had going for it was the above average fight scenes.
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>>138623584
Kill yourself
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>>138623498
Oregairu is anime baka desu tier.
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>>138623617
Aria is very good and my favorite SoL, but do you really think that people wouldn't find it weird? My father would think it's a show for little girls and most of my friends would think the same
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>>138623584
what's a "reddit" anyway?

honestly, when you guys use words too much they begin to lose meaning
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>>138622309
Not yet, but we getting there.
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>>138623658
>I seriously found it kind of boring.
No one likes snobs.
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>>138623659
>implying 4chin isnt reddit tier by now
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>>138622859
Leck mich am Arsch, du Feige Ratte!
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>>138623735
Not even the same anon but OPM is pretty dull.
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>>138623498
Why can't I just like those shows without having to be a normalfag?

Is because of the "stop liking what I don't like" meme?
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>>138623498
Oreimo is pretty normal fag tier though. Even with the incest, normies just find it quirky.
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>>138623795
It's a show about a guy who wins every fight in one punch.

Exactly how much of a story did you think was going to develop from that.
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>>138623850
I like some of those shows too, I never said they were bad, it's just that normalfags usually stop there and don't go deeper into the medium, while some of us go full autism when it comes to anime
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>>138623584
End your life, my man.
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>>138622309
>it's another normalfag thread full of crossboarder filth
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>>138623850
Because most people in /a/ are 18-23 yo kids.
Subculture thinking is still strong in their minds. Same for you because you asking retarded question
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>>138623559
I thought it was /r9k/ terminology.
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>>138623957
It is, don't let the robot trick you.
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>>138623973
I wonder why SnK is so popular with normies?
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>>138622309
Yes.
I miss early internet.
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>>138624008
cause its epic duh
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>>138623850
People usually hate the bad fanbase and not the anime itself.


The Berserk anime will change Berserk threads forever
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>>138623973
Your Lie In April? that's actually kind of obscure. How the fuck
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No, at least not where I live, people will look at you with a smug face if you say you like anime.
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Why do people keep using 'normie'? Are they too scared to say 'fag'? Normalfag has been in use here since way before that word even existed.
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>>138623498
This is some weak ass shit. Hide your powerlevel tier should be something like Kiss x Sis.
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>>138624083
Exactly just like when you say you don't watch hentai.
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>>138623891
OPM is a show about a cyborg getting revenge, Saitama is just Genos' plot armor or deus ex machina.
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>>138624044
If its as awful as the previous movies were then it'll just fly under the radar like always.
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>>138624083
Yes. People should hide the fact they like kiss x sis.
Because it's shit.
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>>138622309
Is this a meta thread?
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>>138624117
It's going to be worse. Did you see the CG?
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>>138624166
Yes. It's also a blogging and newfag thread. "normie" should've given it away.

I wish our faggot mods would delete these garbage threads faster.
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>>138624117
The CG was awful, the anime is not going to do anything to the Berserk fanbase. It may drive some people away
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>>138622948
>anime isn't a hobby
What did he mean by this?
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>>138623498
Changes depending on the country I guess. I'd put K-on at normie tier (for kids, it was on prime-time tv here) and One Piece into I like Anime baka desu since the dubs been such a god damned mess that it never caught on here. I'd probably put Death Note into normie tier too. Otherwise it's a pretty good list.
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>>138624164
Its not like anyone watches it because of its merit anon.
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>>138624008
I recommended it to a person because it had such a good reputation for "entry level anime for normal people" on /a/...

And to my surprise, he was creeped out by sic "those giant naked people". This man is 20 years old.

He's a relatively /fit/ guy as well so hearing him say this was really strange and weird.
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Half the rappers I listen to these days seem to reference anime here and there
Man's going hard then he's talking about how he's "trappin like yugi"
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>>138623094
Calling someone a weeb IS an insult in normie culture. Hell, even /a/ mocks weebs that are too public about their interests.
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>>138624267
That equates to nothing, shows like that are the same thing as cartoons to them. Most likely they don't even know where the show even came from.
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>>138624292
Most people who use ''weeb'' as an insult don't even know what is means.
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>>138624164
Apart from the pissing shit it's some of the best softcore porn anime has to offer. No one gives a shit about the plot, or lack thereof.
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>>138624292
>normie
>not normalfag
Weeaboo actually had some meaning before. Now it just means 'likes things from Japan' and is hardly an insult like it used to be and is misused by retards
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>>138624345
What if we start using the word wapanese again?
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>>138624200
>delete these garbage threads faster
>faster
You mean at all. Remember when mods didn't need a reason to delete shit and ban people? Those were the times.
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There was this guy wearing a Naruto T-shirt on campus, anime is pretty normie nowadays.
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>>138624397
>Remember when mods didn't need a reason to delete shit and ban people? Those were the times.

Literally never happened.
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>>138623658
Honestly asking, how can people dislike OPM?
2 years before the anime announcement the manga was already a big hit and it's everywhere in /a/.

Few people I know irl who actually dislike OPM display similar traits below:
>Battleshonen traditionalist who actually think MC needs to be an underdog getting super powers
>Elitist tryhard who actually have low power level
>Anime only faggots
>Jaded oldfags who have been absent for so long from consuming anime/manga
>Hipsters who dislike popular things.

Another common trait is that most of them didn't know about OPM until the anime is halfway airing and their friends were talking about it.
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>>138623498
Tokyo Ghoul is actually normie tier, every normies I know who can name more than 3 series liked tokyo ghoul and went like "OPM is 100 times better and the titans one were so epic"
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Why does it matter? Are you some /r9k/ beta who goes out of his way to do things "normies" do not do?
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>>138623498
>7 years hiding my power level
>still an average functional member of society
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>>138624225
yeah, I wrote that but I was referring to my home country, Italy, by the way here anime is not really accepted, yes we have a lot of weeaboos, maybe even more than the US, but they are just referred to as "weird and childish"
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>>138623498
>people still liked the anime and talk about it at all when the manga exists.

plebs, the lot of you
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I wish /r9k/ never existed. They are the worst crossboarders by far.
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>>138624487
I'm the jaded guy, then. I don't even watch anime or read manga nowadays.


I now watch one or two anime per season, and it's mostly stuff /a/ likes. I can pick up an obscure manga or watch an anime movie too, but I am not as much into anime as I was before.
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>>138624312
I have a pee fetish
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>>138624891
>bumping this garbage thread with your fetish
Why?
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>>138622309
Anime has been in declined in North America since the late 2000s, barring the few exceptions like AoT. Look at the ratings, DVD/Blu-ray sales, and timeslot of where anime shows air, it's all declining. Everybody in my generation watched DBZ, I talk to my brother who's 10 years younger than me, and he, along with his generation, doesn't even watch anime. They're into GoT, Daredevil, Walking Dead, or some other Western live action show.
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>>138623498
In my country, everything you listed is entry level - normalfag tier.

>normie, good taste, hiding power level
All these buzzwords.
I laugh at people thinking they're some bigshot connoisseur in a sekrit club with good taste who hides their power level.
I don't hide mine, my power level is definitely higher than those tryhards, and I have a healthy social life.
It's like these people think they're some big ocean fish when they're just swimming in an extremely small pond.
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>>138624647
It would be a gift to humanity if they all formed a suicide pact together
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/a/ has self-moderation they say.
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>>138625350
/a/ loves fear mongering though.
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>>138622454
Normalfags are subscribing to CR nowadays, unless you're a nostalgiafag they watch pretty much the same things you watch.
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>>138623357
>videogames

What? Vydea was always popular among 100% of the boys, just because girls are playing CCS now doesn't mean it never was a normie thing.
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>>138623498
>implying normalfags don't like Moe too.
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>>138624932
Not him but why not?
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>>138624050
>A-1 pictures
>obscure
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>ITT: A bunch of socially awkward neckbeards who are afraid the one thing they like is being inhabited by normal people they wish they were.

I mean seriously you faggots, all this anime that teaches you to be motivated, to do something with your life, and ya'll still a bunch of fucking losers.
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>>138623357
We must relly on our pedo comrades once again.
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>>138622309
It is. With shit like Kill la Kill, Fate/Zero and Madoka as the highest entry level normie shit around.

Normies like edgy.
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>>138622309
As the industry has changed so has the autism. I think the average person would watch a show if they heard it was good, but they'd probably look down on it generally.
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I don't know any normalfags
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I have seen many normals going on about anime shit. Some of them even buy dakimakuras to take pictures of, so ironic xD

Look at the pictures of people going to cons, lots of friends and couples. Its a norm free for all.
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Normies only watch anime(Jojo, SnK, OPM, KlK) when it's so EPIC then they can jump on the hypetrain and post memes on Twitter.
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>>138628323
These are the real entry level shows to me personally.
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Anime is becoming popular among normalfags, but they would never obsess over it like many from /a/ do. Anime is still very much geared towards japanese otaku, and so only a handful of shows each year will ever show up on thier radar, as much of it might still be considered creepy or wierd. That point is probably the main reason anime isn't watched by everyone in the same way that video games or cartoons are now played and watched by many normalfags, and as long as Japan keeps pandering to otaku who are willing to spend money on the newest figure or daki, anime will take a longer time to become a common hobby with normalfags.
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>>138628985
you /a/holes amaze me


i tried it once and it gave me the shits
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>>138622309
Not really. Where I live, if you reveal your power level you might as well kill yourself.
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>>138622309
If you mean watching anime is mainstream, then yes. It's mainstream in the sense that you can find it with relative ease and most likely find someone else who watches it. The days of picking up OVAs at flea markets are over. Hell, I ended up watching Madoka with some frat bros I met at a bar last weekend. We're planning on getting together and watching K-on next weekend.

If you mean can you discuss which doujinshi with your waifu is the best to fap to in public, this was never acceptable to begin with and is proof of autism.
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>>138624487
>people I know irl
Kill yourself you normie lover
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>>138623357
It's the inevitable truth of the universe, anon. That normies are cancer and will spread their shit everywhere.
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>>138629511
>Hell, I ended up watching Madoka with some frat bros I met at a bar last weekend. We're planning on getting together and watching K-on next weekend.
What the fuck.
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>>138623498
All entry level shit. Get better taste.
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>>138630342
Its called having friends you autistic fuck.
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>>138629511
Fuck off.
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I only watch anime that isn't listed on MAL
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>>138624254
fucking americans
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>>138630455
Sounds shitty.
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>>138624487
>hipsters who dislike popular thing
100% just this. People just find it hard when there special hobby has outer appeal.
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Anime is still niche, it's just not obscure anymore. The vast majority of anime is still inaccessible to normalfags, but entry level titles have unprecedented exposure so the mainstream is more aware of anime now than at any point in the past.

So if you imagine anime as a big lake, the middle of the lake is still not very crowded, but the shores are getting increasingly packed with tourists.
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