QUOTE (Ties @ May 5 2009, 09:32 PM)
thoughts, opinions? I'm a fan of a few anime but don't really read manga
a lot of white kids who watch anime or read manga are really dorky and nerdy
how do you guys think an "otaku" (sp?) is viewed here in america?
First time I hit college I went to the computer lab and just saw tons of 18-30 year olds just sitting in front of their computers watching Japanese cartoons and playing Digimon cards at the cafeterias.
That was when I realized how popular anime was. I dunno how people can watch some of those shows, like that one with the orange jumpsuit kid with the blue band on his head, Bleach or something? and I think someone kept telling me to watch some show (or was it a book?) called "Death Threat" because they couldn't sleep after reading it or whatever.
I tell ya those Japanese anime will give a nigga seizures!
Most of the anime freaks up here are pretty emo looking.
Only anime I watched and enjoyed was "Ninja Scroll", "Princess Mononoke" and "Sword of the Stranger" since those ones weren't retarded with people spazzing out all the time. Oh yeah I did watch a bit of Pokemon when I was in middle school too.
This is how I view Otaku in America