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Your family and anime (REDUX)
« on: April 19, 2010, 09:59:39 pm »
This was one of my first topics and my most popular so I am bringing it back!


How do your parents/family feel about anime? Do they like it or do they not care? Do they even hate it and wish you did not watch it?


My parents did not care about anime when I first started (many years ago) but when we all watched Princess Mononoke together they gained much more respect for the medium and even nowadays enjoy the ocassional Miyazaki film.

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Re: Your family and anime (REDUX)
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2010, 11:16:10 pm »
My mom supports my hobby and trys to help out when she can.

but mostly I do things on my own. Mom plays pokemon with me occasionally too.
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Re: Your family and anime (REDUX)
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2010, 11:20:26 pm »
My father doesn't care much for it. But he does sometimes sit and watch it, if I have it on the TV.

My mother on the other hand, tries to get into it.
But then she has to walk away, because most of the stuff I watch has too much violence. :3
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Re: Your family and anime (REDUX)
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2010, 12:01:23 am »
When my mom first found out i watched anime she asked me if i was gay because i was watching haruhi.But now she really does not care because she watched some anime (gantz) and found out its not all like haruhi.

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Re: Your family and anime (REDUX)
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2010, 12:27:59 am »
My parents don't care.  Then again, my dad once told me he'd love me even if he found out I was in love with the dog.  So, they're pretty easy going.  (And for the record, I'm more of a cat guy.)

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Re: Your family and anime (REDUX)
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2010, 06:56:49 am »
My parents honestly didn't really know or for that matter care lol...watched it mostly when I wasn't home since I didn't have any of my own. On another note though, I did live with my G/F & her parents for a while & found that they enjoyed anime...they even owned all of DBZ themselves lol. That was kinda cool since we ended up watching the occasional anime with them.
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Re: Your family and anime (REDUX)
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2010, 05:35:24 pm »
I am married with three kids and we all watch tons of anime. It's family bonding in our house.

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Re: Your family and anime (REDUX)
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2010, 07:20:18 pm »
My wife will watch good movies, but she really doesn't want to bother watching series. And she doesn't like it if/when I go to Anime Friday. sigh.
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Re: Your family and anime (REDUX)
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2010, 08:54:58 pm »
my dad dosent shun me but cant get into it. my bro likes it too but cant get too involved with work+college.

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Re: Your family and anime (REDUX)
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2010, 11:13:36 pm »
My mom thinks I'm stupid and need to get a life, of course that's with me aspiring for art too. "What does an artist get paid..." I get so angry I just wanna snap and be, "Probably more than an unemployed elementary school teacher..." -___-

My dad... O.o Frightens me.
His favorite is InuYasha xD
I always see him playing with the cat and he says, "I learned this from Igu Washa" (spelled wrong on purpose) and he keep harping me about seeing the end of the first arc of Bleach on the computer cause he missed it on the T.V. And When I told him about FMA brotherhood and the new Inuyasha he kept bugging me about that too. Sometimes when I have alot of homework, he'll get to watch more anime then me in a week. xD LOL I still laugh at him when I remind him what he said to me when I was small that I would grow out of Sailor Moon... HAH!



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Re: Your family and anime (REDUX)
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2010, 10:19:51 am »
Mom is semi-supportive. Dad hates it. Brother Chris hates it. Brother Scott just teases.  :(
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Re: Your family and anime (REDUX)
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2010, 10:33:12 am »
Honestly, I really don't understand why most peoples' parents would care.  ^_^;  My parents never cared.  I'm to the age now where I suppose they could express concern, but they can't stop me from doing anything, so ..

I'd rather my kid dress up like an anime character instead of going out and doing drugs.  :/

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Re: Your family and anime (REDUX)
« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2010, 01:13:04 pm »
Haha well my dad doesn't see the point in it xD And my mother would rather me spend money on something else than cosplay but all in all, she helps me if I ask~ ^^

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Re: Your family and anime (REDUX)
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2010, 01:16:27 pm »
I've converted them all! (Except a sister whose love stops with FMA.)

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My mom thinks I'm stupid and need to get a life, of course that's with me aspiring for art too. "What does an artist get paid..." I get so angry I just wanna snap and be, "Probably more than an unemployed elementary school teacher..." -___-
It's a valid question to keep in mind (most artists still have to keep day jobs), but it shouldn't necessarily stop you from pursuing it. 

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Re: Your family and anime (REDUX)
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2010, 02:34:15 pm »
It's still pretty much the same. My mother thinks I'm crazy and thinks she knows just about everything there is about cosplay and conventions when she's never done any. :/

My dad's pretty supportive, tries to help me when he can but won't give me anything and everything and he's willing to except that I like to completely change how I look for a weekend.
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Re: Your family and anime (REDUX)
« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2010, 01:22:49 pm »
My mom's becoming more involved with helping me with sewing and some otherthings, she's also staring to get into anime.
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Re: Your family and anime (REDUX)
« Reply #16 on: April 30, 2010, 11:25:10 am »
actually i'm gonna be a japanese teacher <.< >.> in japan! lolol so that comment about artists and teachers isn't quite true <.< even though my part time job is gonna be a manga artist >.< (i still draw atm just haven't gotten much inspiration)
my parents (when i was little) just thought we were watching cartoons lawl (which is true lol) but what we watched back then was pokemon, dijimon, hamtaro, and sailor moon (classics i must say XD) and then i slowly started to dive into in around 6th grade, cuz of the asian influence around me XD woot cerritos!
but yea. i'm in love with miyasaki's work! <33333 my favorite so far is howl's moving castle my first was kiki's delivery service, but my first "anime" (that i knew was anime) was mononoke

now my dad thinks i'm crazy (me and my sister both lol) for the cosplay part of the otaku part of us. my sister is a yaoi freak (lol) i'm in love with yaoi (paring) not the books (occasionally XD).
my mom thinks that it's great that i have a hobby, but not one that takes up most of my study/school time >.< and that i should study and not worry about dressing up and AN-E-MEH lolol (she actually says it right lol) BUT she did like watching with me sometimes (like she would out of the blue come into the living room and watch what i'm watching outta curiousity and then she'd ask what's going on)

my parents are curious, but at the same time don't care (my dad was born in the 50's and my mom in the 60's) so they don't really care much about video games, or animated cartoons (unless it's like scooby doo, flintstones, jetsons, etc love them <3) but yea. my parents are old school but they just wonder why i watch such violent and odd things.

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Re: Your family and anime (REDUX)
« Reply #17 on: April 30, 2010, 11:22:57 pm »
I've converted them all! (Except a sister whose love stops with FMA.)

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My mom thinks I'm stupid and need to get a life, of course that's with me aspiring for art too. "What does an artist get paid..." I get so angry I just wanna snap and be, "Probably more than an unemployed elementary school teacher..." -___-
It's a valid question to keep in mind (most artists still have to keep day jobs), but it shouldn't necessarily stop you from pursuing it. 

I know what pursuing art means. That's also the reason I am getting degrees in Writing, English and some type of theater as well. And I'm not kidding, I'm killing myself with 20 credits at the moment, 12 being full time. Yet apprently I'm still a kid that can't handle the real world or understand what it takes to survive in it... yet Im an honor student...still in school.. doing this much... -____- Evil


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Re: Your family and anime (REDUX)
« Reply #18 on: May 01, 2010, 01:42:51 am »
O_O holycrapsticklez! @.@ i'd be dead with that many credits! x.x and i thought 14 was bad!

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Re: Your family and anime (REDUX)
« Reply #19 on: May 01, 2010, 05:04:32 pm »
Yeah... I have no social life.... xD
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Re: Your family and anime (REDUX)
« Reply #20 on: May 01, 2010, 06:46:30 pm »
nice. ima probably do the same thing after this year too. after fall i mean though >.< so ima work for about a year, and just take half time or 3/4 time.

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Re: Your family and anime (REDUX)
« Reply #21 on: May 06, 2010, 07:42:09 am »
My dad is  clueless when he waltzes in seeing  his fourteen year old son doing the hare hare yukai or cross dressing....
My mom has fallen in love with it and watched seven episodes straight of Sailor Moon. For some reason she likes to dress up in weird clothes she finds and walks around con. She got a punch of steampunk stuff and got fairy wings, so I consider her a success.

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Re: Your family and anime (REDUX)
« Reply #22 on: May 06, 2010, 01:39:47 pm »
*looks in utter dismay* that might be me in 10 years ._.

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Re: Your family and anime (REDUX)
« Reply #23 on: May 07, 2010, 07:00:33 pm »
ugh... when i was 14 my highly religious mother picked up one of my volumes of death note... banned the stuff until my parents divorced and she stopped caring about stuff like that TT-TT
Shes not the jerk she used to be though... actually like, acknowledged it as my hobby the other day...

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Re: Your family and anime (REDUX)
« Reply #24 on: May 07, 2010, 10:18:50 pm »
o.o wow that's ... weird o.o my parents don't really care anymore. they "gave up" on me XDDD

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Re: Your family and anime (REDUX)
« Reply #25 on: May 07, 2010, 10:36:30 pm »
yea. lol, i think theres a point where they give in, or give up. Either they stop being startled by the sound of caramelldansen, or they start dancing themselves :)

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Re: Your family and anime (REDUX)
« Reply #26 on: May 07, 2010, 10:46:10 pm »
lol my dad just says it's "chong-chang-ching" music >.< so racist i tell u! well he sings along with the song by saying "chong-chang-ching" lol -D-"

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Re: Your family and anime (REDUX)
« Reply #27 on: May 07, 2010, 11:26:36 pm »
lol, my parents came to my favorite anime store with me once. They actually had fun, after they stopped feeling excluded everytime i started spouting off about the show from which the plushie they had examined was from...
Mom: OH, look at this! Its cute!
Me: THAT, is mokona, who was given to syaoran by the dimensional witch in exchange for sakura's memories of him. It has the ability to     travel between dimensions, sense sakura's "feathers", and much more, which makes it infinitely useful in.....*rest of long rant omitted*
Mom: ........oh.....kay? *puts plushie back*
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Re: Your family and anime (REDUX)
« Reply #28 on: May 07, 2010, 11:32:45 pm »
lol that's why u say "it's from xxxholic, tsubasa, and Magic Knight Rayearth. created by a collaboration of girl artists called CLAMP"
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Re: Your family and anime (REDUX)
« Reply #29 on: May 07, 2010, 11:37:09 pm »
XP clamp got me in trouble once... Tried to show my dad chobits.... was a bad idea... Preeeeetty sure he thinks im some sissy pervert now TT-TT

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Re: Your family and anime (REDUX)
« Reply #30 on: May 07, 2010, 11:41:01 pm »
lolololol wow that made my night XDDD never show parents chobits XD

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Re: Your family and anime (REDUX)
« Reply #31 on: May 07, 2010, 11:44:37 pm »
on the bright side, i can instantly freak my dad out by chirping "CHI!~" at him :P

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« Reply #32 on: May 07, 2010, 11:46:44 pm »
LOL i used to do that to all my bf's (that knew about chobits) XD and they look at me like o.o O_O >:D
then i go ._. chi? o.o ch.. O_O CHI!

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Re: Your family and anime (REDUX)
« Reply #33 on: May 07, 2010, 11:48:31 pm »
lol, might want to be careful saying that. They might take it as an excuse to reset you... -.-
EDIT: BLAAAAH.... sorry if that comment creeped chu out >.< *facepalm* this always happens when chobits comes up...
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« Reply #34 on: May 07, 2010, 11:55:13 pm »
AHAHAAAA!! nooNO! that's hilarous!!! XDDD that's why i would do it in the first place XDDDD

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Re: Your family and anime (REDUX)
« Reply #35 on: May 08, 2010, 12:00:34 am »
XP i had a GF once who loved chobits before i knew what it was. Only AFTER we were long over did i read it and finally get all the comments about "resetting" and random chorus's of "CHI?" she had made...
makes me realize what an awesome otaku girl i had lost *regret*

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« Reply #36 on: May 08, 2010, 12:04:11 am »
hey what's wrong with chobits D:  Haha.  Um.  I dunno.  I showed my dad the Chobits AMV I made a few years ago. ^_^;  And actually the original version had the sequence where he first powers on Chii.  I kind of edited it for the version I submitted to Kumoricon since if you're not familiar w/ the series it comes across as perverted. ^_^;

Also, after getting hugged a bunch at Kumoricon while crossplaying as Chii .. I developed this habit of wanting to say "chiiii~!" any time someone gives me a hug.  It's bad.
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Re: Your family and anime (REDUX)
« Reply #37 on: May 08, 2010, 12:05:43 am »
XP i know people who call it hentai.
Sexual humor maybe, but... meh. Its CLAMP, for gods sake. They did Cardcaptor Sakura and stuff. Porn isnt exactly in their repertoire.

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Re: Your family and anime (REDUX)
« Reply #38 on: May 08, 2010, 12:08:22 am »
lol right? i mean they have a lot of sexual innuendos though ._. like xxxholic is kinda ish? i guess ._. i donno >~<

but yea. and I SAW U!!! LAST YEAR!!! u were so WEIRD! @.@ i was like O_O wtf?! a guy in chi??!?! "i have seen otaku" XD

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Re: Your family and anime (REDUX)
« Reply #39 on: May 08, 2010, 12:10:21 am »
crossplaying ftw.
i congratulate your courage, kind sir. Most wouldn't be so brave to do so commendably *salute*

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« Reply #40 on: May 08, 2010, 12:10:27 am »
One of my friends at work was looking through my pictures on Facebook .. where I have my Chii crossplay up.  And he said his girlfriend was like "OH! HE'S DRESSED UP LIKE CHII! SHE'S A SEX BOT! BECOMES FRIENDS WITH HIM!"

And I got my nerd rage going like "WTF? SHE AIN'T NO SEX BOT, PUNK!"

*is very protective of Chii*  I better not find out any of you is drawing Chii hentai.  >:(

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Re: Your family and anime (REDUX)
« Reply #41 on: May 08, 2010, 12:12:35 am »
CHI??? A SEX BOT???
....who says this? *begins to glow ominously*
FER GODS SAKE, THE WHOLE POINT OF CHI IS THAT SHE CAN NEVER HAVE SEX! *locks on to blasphemers*

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« Reply #42 on: May 08, 2010, 12:13:27 am »
AND THAT'S WHAT MAKES THEIR LOVE SO SWEET ><

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Re: Your family and anime (REDUX)
« Reply #43 on: May 08, 2010, 12:13:42 am »
but...you're crossplaying..chi o.o how is that not smexual? XDDD i love it btw (and i don't do hentai i do yuri/yaoi XDDD)

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« Reply #44 on: May 08, 2010, 12:16:25 am »
*high five* yey for yaoi/yuri pairings.
and yea... it IS really sweet that they not only willing to break the social taboo of not dating a persocom, but that he loves her so much as to spend the rest of his days with her without receiving sexual gratification *heart throb*
......and i wonder why people ask me if im gay... >.<
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Re: Your family and anime (REDUX)
« Reply #45 on: May 08, 2010, 12:17:41 am »
awww no ur not gay! ur just the very few guys that end up with the sweetest girls in the end <3~

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Re: Your family and anime (REDUX)
« Reply #46 on: May 08, 2010, 12:18:42 am »
but...you're crossplaying..chi o.o how is that not smexual? XDDD i love it btw (and i don't do hentai i do yuri/yaoi XDDD)

I dunno.  Just so happens all my favorite anime characters are girls? XD And, .. anyone can dress up like their favorite male anime character? Like I say.. It takes balls to crossplay. ^_^

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« Reply #47 on: May 08, 2010, 12:21:38 am »
lol yes it does! lots of balls~ or should i say nots so much of balls XD

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Re: Your family and anime (REDUX)
« Reply #48 on: May 08, 2010, 12:22:00 am »
yea... i think its a common misconception that male to female crossplaying is a strictly sexual thing.
Noone says that to the legions of female to male crossplayers... Its more about freely being any character despite gender...
Besides, am i the only one who thinks its absolutely stupid that while females have fought their way out of gender stereotypes and be whoever they want, men have locked themselves into the masculine aesthetic?
....idk. its just kinda weird to me that while women are praised as being strong when they wear what was once strictly for men, its some taboo pervert thing if men try it. *terminate rant*

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« Reply #49 on: May 08, 2010, 12:26:07 am »
lolol no~ it's SOOO true~ and i just think it's kinda gross to see really um... bigger guys/girls in crossplays or cosplay for that matter >.< as long as they look good (or they do it for fun lol) it's fine with me. just sometimes... it's just not good for my eyes >.<