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Old 2011-05-24, 11:04   Link #41
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Well at least it's better than the Miku concert I saw which consist of a video being projected onto a huge screen on stage.

And it was laggy in between videos too.
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Old 2011-05-24, 16:08   Link #42
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Also there's no social stigma associated with anime otakus in the west. Some even see it as a badge of honor.

not even close... especially if you're into loli moe blob crap from the gutter
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Old 2011-05-24, 16:14   Link #43
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It's interesting to note that the general Japanese definition of "otaku"--which means a nigh-obsessed enthusiast--are not socially stigmatized in America. Car enthusiasts, book-club denizens, film buffs, history buffs, computer geeks, gamers, smartphone addicts, fashion freaks... all pretty well accepted in America. Hell, even the South gets into cosplay more seriously than any anime otaku I've ever known--Civil War (or other historical battle) reenactments are Serious Business! Some of these guys actually use the same guns their ancestors carried in the actual War Between the States.

The anime otaku stigma comes from two things: the Animation Age Ghetto (CARTOONS R FOR KIDS HURR) and the idea that all anime is pedobait porn. These misconceptions are really common.

Manga, on the other hand, seems to share a similar status with Marvel/DC/etc comic-book nerds, despite the massive efforts taken by the Western comic book fans to distance themselves from the manga fans.

Ah, fanboyism.
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Old 2011-05-24, 21:12   Link #44
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the Animation Age Ghetto (CARTOONS R FOR KIDS HURR) and the idea that all anime is pedobait porn
ah, those, can't seem to escape them
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