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Do you consider adults who watch anime childish?
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Quite a few people I know consider adults that watch anime childish and unintelligent. I was wondering what you IIN users think. Is it childish?
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Anime is just animated series from Japan. There are some animated series that are for children, others for adults. Saying that an adult who watches shows like Elfen Lied is childish is like saying someone who watches South Park is childish.
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Not really. Any kind of "fanboyism" or "fangirlism" seems kind of childish to me (not that all anime watchers are "fanboys" or "fangirls"), but being a little bit childish isn't exactly a bad thing. Children are cute and fun and uncynical, so I definitely don't mean that comparison insultingly. So long as liking anime isn't the be-all and end-all of your personality, you're fine.
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No not really. Childish and unintelligent definitely wouldn't be what I call an adult who's obsessed with anime. I would view them the same way that I would an adult who has a bunch of football memorabilia, including sports rings, wallpapers, and a whole room devoted entirely to the sport. I would find them weird essentially, depending on how they look, act, and why they're into it my opinion might change. Initially though I would think of them as weird, but that's because I associate anime to be something associated with teens and young adults.
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@: Anime7
At what age should a person quit watching anime?
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Eh....it's not really so much an age, it's more of like when they start looking a certain age. I mean if you look old and watch anime then I find that weird. However that is just my opinion, if you want to keep watching anime then do so. Do what makes you happy and don't stop because of the opinions of one guy.
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I think it depends on what anime they watch.
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yeah im with you there. and i watch anime all my life, but im rather annoyed by Fan boys/girls
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Not at all. I consider childish the people who say that things can only be enjoyed at a certain age and then seek to enforce that.
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STOP CREATING POLLS WITH TWO OPTIONS!!!!!!! THE DEFAULT IS 'YES' OR 'NO'. FUCK YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUuuuuuuu

Also, I enjoy Anime. I watch Anime targeted for 13-17 year olds. Is it childish? I don't give a fuck. It's funny. The world's shitty enough without dickheads going around judging people for the shows they watch because it doesn't fit their expectations of how someone "should behave". In fact, fuck you and your question.

And the horse you rode in on?
Oh yeah.
FUCK IT TOO.
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No. The default is "YES, it's normal" and "NO, It's NOT normal".
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IT'S UNDERSTOOD WHAT IT MEANS YOU INFERIOR CONSOLE COMPANY
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Hahahahaha
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It's not specifically anime, it's cartoons in general. A guy asked me what my favorite TV show was, I said Spongebob. He proceeded to scoff, wondering why I wasn't watching stupid soap operas.
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There are many Anime films with very adult narratives. Then there are ones intended for children that adults can enjoy. Most have the most incredible visuals I simply view people who like them as having an appreciation of art in the film medium.
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I don't, but even if it is considered childish, who cares? It's fun to act and be childish sometimes.
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Actually, it's quite the opposite. There are a lot of anime with mature themes and complex stories.
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It depends on what they are watching. If they are watching an anime for kids then of course it's childish, but if they are watching an anime for adults maybe teenagers then it's not childish.
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