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    Is your family supportive for your anime addiction?

    Somehow my family got the wrong idea that anime is the same as any cartoon, and they are for little kids. Every time they saw me watching an anime, they say I haven't grown up. Not that they aren't supportive, they just have the wrong idea who the anime is for.

    I kept telling them "It's not for kids". They are just too stubborn to listen.

    When I was still a kid back in the early 1990s, my dad was very against me for spending time on manga. He made me destroying my own collection of manga for "wasting too much time instead of studying". I had to rip apart all my Ranma 1/2 and Dragon Ball Z manga in front of him... What a "nice" way to parenting... I would never do that to my kids.


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    RE: Is your family supportive for your anime addiction?

    I don't even know. I think my dad is somewhat aware of what anime is. I'm pretty sure he would have shot a glance at the DVD covers of some of my anime and known that it wasn't all kids stuff. The age ratings alone would have told him that much. He's been in the room when I was watching Akira, and he noticed the violence, the use of language, and the tone of movie in general. I don't doubt his ability to think logically. Beyond that, he's never really shown any position. I think that to him, my interests are my own.

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    RE: Is your family supportive for your anime addiction?

    i watched full metal alchemist with my parents everyone tought it was awesome until we noticed that the boxset that we bought didint have all the episodes

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    RE: Is your family supportive for your anime addiction?

    Quote Originally Posted by lloydSSJ4
    I don't even know. I think my dad is somewhat aware of what anime is. I'm pretty sure he would have shot a glance at the DVD covers of some of my anime and known that it wasn't all kids stuff. The age ratings alone would have told him that much. He's been in the room when I was watching Akira, and he noticed the violence, the use of language, and the tone of movie in general. I don't doubt his ability to think logically. Beyond that, he's never really shown any position. I think that to him, my interests are my own.
    I wish my dad was more logical. (Too late for that now. I am no longer kid under his wing).

    It sounds your dad is awesome lol. Good parents should left their children's hobby alone as long as it is not illegal or something like that.


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    RE: Is your family supportive for your anime addiction?

    I don't have an addiction, but my parents were seemingly never bothered by my watching anime or anything in general, unless there was something on TV that they wanted to watch at that time.

    In which case I was chased out with a leather belt and bag of rocks.

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    RE: Is your family supportive for your anime addiction?

    My mother is pretty old-fashioned and seems to dislike both video games and anime. I did however manage to get her to watch an anime film a few days ago. I realised if I wanted to break the misconception, I had to ironically start off with a children's/family anime film and work towards something more geared towards older people.

    So, I watched the late '80s Studio Ghibli film "Kiki's Delivery Service" with her, and she actually thoroughly enjoyed it. She seemed rather perplexed though, and asked me why everybody didn't look Japanese. Though I think in the case of Kiki's Delivery Service, with Kiki being a witch and all, also with the western architecture, it's easy to see why she'd think that and it was probably Ghibli's intention. I'm wondering whether she thought all anime featured ninjas with narrow eyes and stereotypical Japanese music...
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    RE: Is your family supportive for your anime addiction?

    Well my parents think i'm still a kid when watched on a anime that I like, told me to watch on Discovery Channel and let the bullshit away ! F***ing annoying this mentality !





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    RE: Is your family supportive for your anime addiction?

    my dad teases me about watching it sometimes as a joke, but otherwise he could care less. my mom, on the other hand, seem to dislike anything not produced by the united states, so she is really anti-supportive.
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    RE: Is your family supportive for your anime addiction?

    I think I pretty supportive parents about anime. My family was stationed at Atsugi from 1977 to 1985 were I was born in 1983. My Dad is more or less indifferent about anime in general. He did like the sequence from Kill Bill Vol. 1 though. My Mom is more supportive, but does not watch anime herself. However, my Stepmother has the same mindset as your Dad Ram. At the age of twelve no more cartoons, no more comics and no more video games "YOU ARE TOO OLD TO KEEP DOING THESE THINGS NOW!' was her answer to the issue.
    We are all insane, we just act normal for the sake of others.

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    RE: Is your family supportive for your anime addiction?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord-Idolo
    I think I pretty supportive parents about anime. My family was stationed at Atsugi from 1977 to 1985 were I was born in 1983. My Dad is more or less indifferent about anime in general. He did like the sequence from Kill Bill Vol. 1 though. My Mom is more supportive, but does not watch anime herself. However, my Stepmother has the same mindset as your Dad Ram. At the age of twelve no more cartoons, no more comics and no more video games "YOU ARE TOO OLD TO KEEP DOING THESE THINGS NOW!' was her answer to the issue.
    Pretty lame when some parents believe they are right about something while they have no idea what they are talking about lol. I believe in the old days (talking about many decades ago when the parents themselves were kids), cartoons were really for kids. They didn't understand the concept of anime these days. Many are not children friendly to begin with, and some others are made for adults in the first place.

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