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Old 2004-04-08, 04:32   Link #81
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Well... it all boils down to what generation they come from and how much exposure they've had... I won't say my age but I don't plan on stopping the anime watching when I have kids... HELL NO!!!! Anyway, my parents think that anime watching is okay because after a heavy day's work, I think their glad to see that I can get some comic relief by laughing so loud after work... I am in a way slightly affected by what they DO view it as and I think that's what most parents view animes as... its just a CARTOON... cartoons have been the number one blame for no homework done, violence etc... parents have labelled them with these things, and watching an adult like cartoon to them will corrupt your mind equally as much as any other CARTOON... they just don't see animation the way some of us do... well at least that's what i think most parents feel... my parents even think simpsons is a cartoon for the young so enough said about animation...
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Old 2004-04-08, 06:06   Link #82
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my parents even think simpsons is a cartoon for the young so enough said about animation...

simpsons is so violent !
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Old 2004-08-08, 09:16   Link #83
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Cool Bleh

Well just to sum it all up what you do it up to you and how you do it the same. How you share your anime and how others view it is up to you also :P but if parents get involved its not suggested that you ignore them and shrug them off... more like get them involved. I would like to get my parents involved if anyway possible I mean like if I grow up and have kids of my own I would like to get them into anime or them to show me what they do behind those closed doors of theirs XD. Just to expand my curiosity of course.
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Old 2004-08-08, 12:03   Link #84
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O_o Huh...

All these "My parents don't really mind I..." messages... my parents aren't the only ones who like anime, are they?

My mom absolutely loves Tenchi Muyo, and my mom and dad both like Cowboy Bebop and the Ghost in the Shell movie. They've also watched FLCL, though I'm not sure how well received it was. (I figure they liked it. My dad seems to be a fan of movies that don't make the most sense the first time through)

Heh, I remember a kinda weird situation a couple years ago... my mom went out to Blockbuster, and came back with a then unknown to this household "Angel Sanctuary", and we watched it as a family (as we often did with... well, movies and TV in general [living room diners ;p]) and... well... given what happens in the show, it was a surprisingly unawkward situation (Is unawkward a word? Hmm)

And I know they don't think cartoons are just for kids. Hell, one of my mom's favorite shows is Family Guy ;v
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Old 2004-08-08, 13:32   Link #85
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@ZhanDVG:
Wow.... my parents are typical old people, they have no interests in anything besides talking with other old people about their uneventful day of crossword puzzle trivia. The most excitement they get is from current events and sales papers in their newspaper. They talk about going to see a movie, but they forget about it and ussually end up talking about renting it which they never do. If they are still interested, by the time it comes on TV, they will notice it in the TV guide and set some time away from their boring lives to watch it.

Needless to say, cartoons/anime/video games/horror films/ect aren't things they apreciate.... Interesting parents you got to actually like some of that stuff. ^_^
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Old 2004-08-08, 15:51   Link #86
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He should go to /c/ I'm sure he would flame buki buki and get banned by moot
I did google search and I found it. Now I can't access the sections that you suggested, they require and password, but I don't see anywhere to get it

I wanted to see that "material" so that I could flame that Moot's ass until getting banned by him

But it seems that I came late... It seems that he "scaped" here is the picture:

By choosing the a team of superlative coders, knowledgeable system administrators (NOT MOOT), and webmasters, we are now working on making 4chan bigger and better than it ever was before. We have learned from our mistakes made in the last few months, and are committed to reviving what 4chan once was--in the days before trouble and dissent arose.



How sad, I wanted to start "dancing samba" with moot
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Old 2004-08-08, 15:57   Link #87
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well, I live in a single family parent, My mom, so i've never known my father. And I talk to my mom about anime, and she understands, she doesn't mind, and even buys me anime and sometimes manga. She knows my obssesion about Japan, and understands, so I guess i'm really lucky, I don't have to explain.
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Old 2004-08-08, 16:16   Link #88
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I did google search and I found it. Now I can't access the sections that you suggested, they require and password, but I don't see anywhere to get it

I wanted to see that "material" so that I could flame that Moot's ass until getting banned by him

But it seems that I came late... It seems that he "scaped" here is the picture:

By choosing the a team of superlative coders, knowledgeable system administrators (NOT MOOT), and webmasters, we are now working on making 4chan bigger and better than it ever was before. We have learned from our mistakes made in the last few months, and are committed to reviving what 4chan once was--in the days before trouble and dissent arose.



How sad, I wanted to start "dancing samba" with moot
You didn't miss anything, Moot wasn't a good admin anyway
Anyway, you could just try finding iichan and go to the /l section, I'm sure you'd like it (NOT)
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Old 2004-08-08, 16:21   Link #89
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hehe. I've got part of my family watching anime. SO I'm making progress. So that's a start. Mom so far has finished watching:

Quiet Country Cafe OVA
My Neighbor Totoro

And is currently watching:

Great Detectives Poroit and Marple
Aiseteruze Baby
Kanon

Still has on her list to watch:

Princess Tutu
Grave of the Fireflies

6 months ago she wouldn't touch the stuff. So, that's at least progress. My dad, sister, and her hubby won't touch the stuff, so I've still got some work to do, but hey, one down, 3 to go. The only thing I really gotta do with my mom is remember to be very selective with what I offer her to watch and she has no problems with it.
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Old 2004-08-08, 17:21   Link #90
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My mom is into anything, mostly because she likes to spend time with me anyway.

My sister is 22 and when shes home she watches any series im currently viewing (she stole my fruit basket dvds )

My dad doesnt care much, I had him watch Monster and he liked it, but mostly he watch any good gundam serie with me (good means exclude Gundam Wing, Gundam X, Turn a Gundam and he didnt like Gundam Seed either). We pretty much watched all of them together.
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Old 2004-08-08, 18:35   Link #91
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Well my parent don't mind and do know it's not all for kids ^^ I do know how you feel also comming from the Netherlands. Anime here still equals Pokemon and DBZ or porn. But i share my anime fandom with people online and think it's for the best people dont know what is truely is. We have something for ourself now. Cause maybe when anime becomes all mainstream there wouldent be a close communitie anymore
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Old 2004-08-09, 19:35   Link #92
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Hmm, my parents probably think anime is kinda silly, but I don't talk about it often and they don't really know much about it. My sister is completely crazy and will watch just about any anime and she's constantly downloading more if I don't tell her to stop so I can have some bandwidth.

I don't really know of any other anime fans in real life. I think one of my friends thinks it's kinda cool, but he's not into it, and another one is like "Whoa! What could possibly be so cool about anime?" and then he starts telling me how Swat Cats is cool....lame! -_-
Oh well, he's very stubborn about everything and he knows that whatever he happens to like is the best in the world and there can never be anything better. He also thinks McGyver is better than Star Gate (Gåte). *sigh* I don't really understand him too well.
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Old 2004-08-09, 20:32   Link #93
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and then he starts telling me how Swat Cats is cool....lame! -_-
...HOW DARE YOU INSULT THE CARTOON THAT IS "SWAT CATS"!!!

lol, j/k i remember watching that show back in the day and liking it...but then again...i can say the same thing about Thundercats

As for my parents...they couldn't care less about anime...but they also don't care that i watch it and spend all my money on dvd's (err...at least my father doesn't...my mom keeps telling me to save my money for whatever thing i "need" but spending $30 a month or so isn't enough to buy me anything THAT important) but as long as i'm not spending the money on drugs or other things that aren't s nice they don't think much of it...
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Old 2004-08-10, 02:47   Link #94
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My parents have different interests, so I understand if they're not into some of the things I like. At least they don't regard anime as a silly "kid's pastime" and they somewhat understand that anime attracts different kinds of people. I guess they regard anime in the same manner they regard comic books in general. You have your superheroes on one side, and you have your Sandman on the other. And just like comic books, anime has arguably become an entire (sub)culture on its own for today's generation.

Come to think of it, they didn't always consider anime in such a fashion. I remember one time, how my father's view on anime changed after watching one episode of Now and Then, Here and There by accident. He was very surprised how mature the content was. My mom on the other hand, caught my younger brother (read: he's underaged) red-handed with his hentai stash, so...you get the picture.

Ever since then, they started to see anime in a different light.
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Old 2004-08-10, 09:00   Link #95
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I don't really got a problem with my parents regarding anime,
they mostly think it's a 'phase' I'm going through.

My dad usually jokes about calling it porno with tentacles, but
he knows better while my mom is not interested at all, as
long as I tell her it's not violent (since my brother watches as
well, and he's 13).
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Old 2006-11-06, 20:19   Link #96
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Parents And Anime Do Not Mix! YOU HAVE THE MOUTH CHARGED OF REASON! I Was Watching Gantz And My Fathers........xD, Iwas Knocked Down!

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Old 2006-11-07, 12:35   Link #97
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TAKE it easy.you are old enough to stand alone......^^
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Old 2006-11-07, 12:40   Link #98
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hi i'm here now.

my parents are kind of eh..... about it

i say this because my mom is confused about it. and my dad says he's a fan but only knows two or three different ones.

don't ask i don't get my dad or parents i general either.
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Old 2006-11-07, 16:49   Link #99
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My mother never understood my fascination with anime however, she did watch Yami no Matsuei with me and liked it. Maybe I should slip her some yaoi... GO MOM!
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Old 2006-11-07, 17:03   Link #100
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Wow, 2.25 YEARS this thread was dead. Necromancy is reality on the internet.

My father never said much about anime and manga--mostly just my figures--but you could tell he didn't exactly "approve".

Two things changed this:
1) I got a job in my field, proving myself in my career and making me an "adult" in his eyes.
2) He watched "Grave of the Fireflies" when he was bored one day.

This covered the two big reasons many parents have with their kids watching anime...or being involved in ANY "non-standard" activity.

Firstly, it's not something they're familiar with. Without knowing the breadth and scope of the issue, they can only classify it by what they see. They likely see less of it, notice different elements, and interpret it differently. That's not normally a big deal until it comes to the other part...

Parents want their children to be "normal" and "successful". This means that warning flags are raised in their minds whenever something unusual arises. On top of that, if they are already have questions about whether their children are growing up properly, they will tend to view any unorthodox elements in their child's life as suspect.

So, let's go over the steps:

1. Prove to your parents that you are a functioning, independent, respectable adult (or on your way to being one).
2. If they're open to sharing and interested, show them something that will appeal to them that is different from whatever they're weirded out by (Grave of the Fireflies is highly recommended). If they're not, do your best to explain that it's just (animation, comics) and is just a medium, just as live television is, and that it contains works spanning all sorts of genres and demographics.

Then again, some people are just xenophobes and bigots. Stand your ground as appropriate.

And if your parents are the sort that would frown on you putting up a poster of an actual bikini-clad model, you'll get NO WHERE if you're making your arguments while you have a Shiranui Mai figure on your desk beside your monitor which is playing Girls Bravo beside your bookshelf full of Abenobashi underneath your alluring Love Hina poster. You're just creating the misconception that anime/manga as a whole is a medium that primarily delivers what they're ACTUALLY disapproving of.
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