An anime watcher being based? I thought it was impossible.
You may have mistaken anime watchers with weebs. There's a difference.
Is there a clear definition? For some reason it stretches from "likes anime" to "addicted to pedo hentai, and literally anything related to japan"
Kind of like the furry thing, some people say having a humanoid animal pfp makes you a furry, others say being a zoophile makes you a furry
Weeb used to originally mean "guy who wants to be Japanese and will forsake their own culture to be it", however thanks to 9 year olds, it now means "anyone who has consumed a piece of Japanese media".
So it wasn’t about the weaboos we bully, but the weaboos we become along the way?
It’s weeaboo, not youaboo. We’re a team.
Anime fan = harmless, no waifus. Does other things as well. Can have anime pfp(non cringey) and action figures/merch as long as not sexual.
Weeb: Basically makes anime their whole personality.
Like "omg I can't believe you watch anime have you seen kurisu chan she's so kawaii desu ne?"
"I CANT BELIEVE YOU JUST SAID PART 3 SUCKS WHAT THE FUCK IM GONNA RKO YOUR VAGINA ASS AND EAT YOU ALIVE UAGGHHHHHH"
Owns sexual merch/figures/posters etc...
Probably participates in shipping and ship wars. Doesn't matter if they've even met or not. "What do you mean there is literally no romantic connection? Armin was literally Eren's friend. Surely he has visited his home and met his dad Grisha, hence he and grisha have fucked"
Literally tries to become japanese and follows japanese culture, while forsaking their own. Treats characters like real people etc...
Edit: added stuff as I kept remembering
Please tell me ship wars are about which LITERAL
ship is the best, and not the other extremely cringe shit I am imagining rn
ship = relationship
sorry to burst your bubble friend
Bruh. I remember someone joining my world in genshin, asked me which ship was my favourite. I was so confused and was like ''oh i actually don't know much about ships, but planes are cool right?''. They left the world as soon as they read that
How do I track down a whole community
No, that would give them the attention that they want
Don't worry people do both types
If it isn't Kantai Collection, it is the other extremely cringe shit you are imagining rn.
Wtf is kantai collection
game where WWII military ships are anime girls
Azure lane gets no mention?
Ok what if I don't make it my entire personality but I own a replica weapon from one.
That’s pretty cool. Not a weeaboo, you just own a replica
Family Guy enjoyer- likes Family guy
Ok but part 3 was kinda a slog to get through with all the filler, even if the final episodes were amazing.
I watch anime
I fucking hate milfs, lolis, shotas and every fucking thing related to pedophilia. Pedophilia is bad regardless of gender
I dont think Milfs are pedophilia nor did they originate in anime, but anime does have probably the most disgusting use of them.
Unrelated to you, but i dont understand why so many people defend this and defend sexual material with characters that look like children.
Tbh todays porn "standard" is disgusting, only thing i accept is vanilla and only when it’s actually people who love themselves… why lie to yourself that you love them just to fuck them… it’s disgusting and even worse is when it’s in poor conditions just to fuck. Anyone who actually love someone would at least make room clean, get some wine, blanket, and at least start with some movie.
I know it may sound bland for some people but this mostly is how human brain see it as the best way and to memorize this moment
There is no purpose to lie to yourself you love someone, you’ll leave with broken feelings
i agree with the sentiment that people shouldn't pretend they're in love if they just want sex, but there are plenty of legitimate, honest, and deeply loving relationships that enjoy more than just bashful romantic virgin sex lol
Yea, Japanese culture is absolutely screwed in regards to women. And it's not just about sexualization, it's almost in every facet of life. My "favorite" example is the scandal when *multiple* Japanese med schools messed with entry exams to accept less women
There was a statue of a "comfort woman" in a Japanese museum as a commentary of the horrors the Japanese military did and they got so many threats it had to be removed.
If you do not remember the past, you are doomed to repeat it.
Yeah, Japanese culture as a whole isn't that wholesome. Don't forget the work culture there too.
24/7 you are expected to work tirelessly, if you do take breaks and/or vacations (which is probably legal) you will be shamed
one of the many reasons why birth rate is falling the japan
Yeah, no surprise that many weebs are racist, sexist and homophobic. Japanese culture doesnt really like individuality.
Japanese culture is messed up in general
wtf based japan 😳 ^^joke^^
Japanese culture is has both extremes either it has extremely epic facets or the worst thing you could imagine, nothing inbetween.
Wdym it's not ok for me to be sexually attracted to a child that clearly has a body of a 5 year old, she's 1000 years old
"Your honor, she is actually a 5000 year old dragon.."
"Your honor, she is not actually real, even though I treat her like my wife"
Hey eternals did it so it's OK right
This comment — life is an enigma
And i feel bad i think a jojo is kinda hot. Like he looks and acts nothing like a 15 year old and i still feel uncomfortable about it.
HOOOOLY MOTHER OF BASED
most based copypasta i’ve seen in a while
this is probably what pushes me away from watching anime, never want to be categorized with mfs like what the copypasta mentioned. doesn’t help that a lot of anime fuels it with hella fan-service shit yfm
Attack on Titan was the first anime I ever watched, so I kind of went into it with that as the baseline for both tone and quality.
Needless to say, the bar was set a tad too high.
There a reason you never watch random anime you find on the recs lol.
The Law of Pith: the shorter, snappier and pithier an anime/manga’s English title, the better quality it will be. A name, a concept, an idiom. Keep it simple and curiosity engaging.
When you get into titles that even in translation have weird mangled or questionable English, or those “conversational” titles, you’re wading into questionable waters.
Citrus is some good shit
I hadn't heard of it but I just read the concept: "coming of age in which stepsiblings fall in love" could be terrible porn, or it could be almost every book written by the original Romantics/Gothics and the authors who idolize them.
Counter argument hand shaker sound like good anime title until you watch it.
Nothing is completely universal. I think "pithy equals good" is a less consistent rule, whereas "not pithy equals not good" tends to be a much more reliable one.
Agree. If the story have more than 6 word in it title I would start doubt it would be good unless it needed those word to complete it job.
For example "im a spider, so what?" Is really good title as it first, tell us the story gimmick and second, the mc personality and third, the genre. You may thing these thing are not impressive but in the site that these light novel being post on they could only show the title of the series(which is the reason there so many isekai with long title) this title is very good.
Imo yeah short title usually better than those with long title but long title is usually bad because they are generic story that has been told before albeit even worse while bad short title anime usually went wrong in the dumster fire way. Most are not generic but are just flat out bad or trashy.
try Cowboy Bebop, one of the few that's actually really good.
I remember when I used to actively watch anime and participate in those fandoms, then I slowly realized just how depraved it gets down there. Never again
Exactly me. I used to watch some of the weebiest shit like blend s and konosuba, i had an anime pfp on everything and all that. I only realized how bad it was when i made a loli impression out loud in school and all the girls were looking at me like i was a god damn psychopath. Now i can't help but just be embarrassed for these kind of people. The only "anime" community i actively participate in now is dbz but I think you can forgive me
whenever i think of the average anime fan, my thoughts always go to this one kid at a school i went to who would talk to everyone with common hentai tropes randomly, it was really fucking weird and he never really stopped
Omfg unfortunately I was this kid back then. It was worse cause it was a religious school too. Luckily, I realized how fucking cringe it was. This is why children shouldn't be exposed to porn
Holy fucking shit what
Also what are common hentai tropes that you can use in a conversation wtf? Did he whip out his little naughty rod when responding to a question? Spew cum like a faulty firehose or something?
Maybe the hentai haircut. I have seen lots of teenagers with long messy hair kinda like that.
nah ig its more like porn tropes, such as getting stuck or old man, still doesn’t undermine how weird it was. he’d just say something oddly sexual for no reason, made all of us extremely uncomfortable
I get it. It's like, I want to watch my show with the cool superpowers and decent writing, but every 5 minutes it's like "oop, there's a teenager's ass on my screen"
You just gotta know what to avoid and stay away from (most of) the communities.
I leave immediately whenever I see weird fanservice in something.
Also stuff by female writers usually turns out fine, like Fullmetal alchemist for example.
Also, I wouldn't let bad communities affect your enjoyment of something. I avoided anime for so long because of weebs, but now I've experienced some of my favorite entertainment from it.
Just watch the good stuff like death note and aot
I watched Death Note when I was a teenager because it was the "good stuff". It was so dumb and over the top that it basically scared me off anime til this day.
I thought it was quite good. The ending was a bit anti-climactic, but to be expected from a guy with a god complex
thankfully i haven't watched much anime with blatant fanservice, the only one i can think of is Shimoseka, and that's a commentary on sex so it's so veiled heavily in irony
This isn't even a copypasta, this is just facts
“b..b..but the age of consent in japan is….”
Age of consent is whatever the fuck it is but not 13 in Japan; stop making shit up you delusional piece of crap. Japanese federal law states that every prefecture reserves the right to set their own age of fucking consent, and that pun is more than intentional you dipshit. Furthermore, none of the prefectures actually keep the general 13 year old rule because they aren't insane moronic dweebs who seem to be unable to understand common sense. Stop using that excuse you discord enthusiast.
That may or may not be a copypasta now.
I mean this kind of bars
I don’t understand this but I agree
Where's the fucking pasta this is just facts
it sucks ass for me too, porn makes me uncomfortable and i sure as hell dont need to be constantly subjected to jiggling titties while im trying to engage with a story being told.
I’m sorry but the sheer titular inertia of her booby boob boob bob booby breasts is centrifugal to the plot, how don’t you understand this. If her boob boob booby boobs weren’t boobing at the boobtime then she wouldn’t have boobed into the main character and her breasts wouldn’t have inspired him to make a second earth where booby boob bob boob.
Is this kill la kill
Or that bath scene 🗿
You should be.
As for me, I'll continue never watching it in the first place.
It is not, I never saw that show - sorry.
Which show is this then???
I’m just parodying men writing women. There’s no show.
Ahhh, so its every show, gotcha ;)
W anime watcher
*puts on “im about to plug mech animes again” hat*
so like mechas arent usually sexual especially not towards kids evangelion is the exception so go watch those
Some of those mechs were just built, so they're not 18. Just sayin.
i am very uncomfortable with the implication that piloting a mech means youre having sex with it
C.f. "A Boy and His Tank," by Leo Frankowski
Darling in the FranX would like to have a word.
the two mainstream mech animes, both evangelion and darling kinda sexualize children, but i still get ur point ^^
Also Gurren Lagann lmao.
Yeah definitely, Yoko is 15ish
AND code geass🤨
To be fair part of the message of Evagelion is that it's gross that anime sexualizes children
didnt stop cuties from being universally hated
I'd say there's a difference between "i'm so fucked up" and a close up of a 10 year olds ass.
The difference is Cuties put ACTUAL CHILDREN in sexual situations, and did a really poor job of communicating it’s message, which resulted in it essentially being soft core porn for pedos.
Eh i dont think that gundam ever sexualised children and imo that the biggest mecha show around(and technically once mainstream but now kinda die down cos no one want to watch oldie anime to understand uc and au cannot come fast enough.)
isn’t ditf widely regarded as trash tho?
not to my knowledge, but admittedly i dont spend a large time in any anime related community
Exactly, mfs are lewding Anya as well like ???
Everytime I try to read hentai and sort it by what's hot today/weekly and you'd get to see shit ton of lolicon content from the thumbnails and I'm like why the fuck is this trending instead of some Mommy milkers
Mommy milkers aren't safe, the milf tag is infested with cheating, rape, and of course pedo shit too
Aint that a damn shame 😭
I should say I’m surprised people are lewding Anya, but… at this point I think I’ve just accepted it. Rest In Peace my sweet summer child…
I still dont get how the fuck pedos work. How the hell can you see a tiny body with barely any meat on its bones like Anya and think its attractive? There have been some women (over 18) who I physically cant be attracted to because they are too small and skinny. Women for me have got to have a lot to love
There is a reason why pedophilia, necrophilia etc. is officially considered a mental illness.
GODDAMNIT NO NOT HER TOO
Anime was better before it became mainstream
Fucking facts, just one year over the summer evryone in my school went from making fun of me for watching it to making it their personality cause their favourite Instagram celeb or some shit watched 1 episode of death note
that’s what i’m saying, how did it go from this thing that people bullied you over and held over your head for even mentioning to this thing that is globally accepted and watched universally in these short few months? Was it seriously just because a few athletes mentioned some anime like AoT or Demon Slayer?
I mean at first it is great. No one talk shit about you for liking anime anymore cos everyone trying to follow the trend. 6 month later and more tho it just anime community but worse.
i can’t even say that it was great, because the only people i wanted to talk about anime with were my friends and for the most part they still hate it, despite its growing popularity
I mean kids only do what the media tells them in that regard.
Aint that the truth
Exactly, seeing as how just watching anime makes you a pedo now. Id take being bullied for being weird over being accused of liking children. It was simpler times back then
true I mean there were great anime like for example cowboy bebop but they don't make anime like that no more. Also "91 days" is an anime which isn't sexual at all it is about prohibition era gangsters and it's great. But again they don't make anime like this anymore
Odd Taxi was pretty good. You just have to look about and accept 90% of it is generic shit.
TIL: gatekeeping anime hipsters are a thing.
Link to original? I gotta go give an award to this man
Actual facts, watched something a youtuber recommended and felt like the show they described and the show I watched were 2 completely different things.
This is unironically a great piece of text. I really fucking hate how japanese entertainment sexualizes kids so much, it's actually unreal
Where is the sauce OP
Give us the source to this somehow based weeb
~~weeb~~ anime watcher
There are tens of thousands of sauces, like 200589 of them that are pretty out there
I don’t like sand
*sorts by controversial*
There are many shows that dont do this, they just arent that popular.
Can you recommend any?
Odd Taxi is pretty great.
Damn it, I was about to suggest this lol
Vinland Saga, Monster, Berserk, Golden Kamuy, Ashita no Joe
my favorite anime of all time, Parasyte, i can recommend without any worries. no sexualization, no lolis, no shitty tropes. just a grounded story with some thought-provoking although basic philosophical ideas.
thanks chief. Its on Netflix and i've finished the first episode. Nice to see some very bizarre shit and a non-op protagonist.
Toradora doesnt really sexualize anyone.
I can only recall one scene where it even came close and that was more a joke on the expense of the guys that watched a model swim.
Thats the only scene where it comes close but you can skip that scene and loose nothing.
Toradora is one of my absolute favourites. Its more of a Romantic Comedy though, so keep that in mind.
Fate Zero and Fate Stay Night largely ignore sexualization of minors. In both series there is one scene though. Zero has the aftermath, but we dont see anything and its basically setup. Its not played for the enjoyment of the audience but to show how disgustingly that person was mistreated by one of the villains.
Stay Night has a character that tries to rape a girl but fails miserably and is painted as a really pathetic villain. We also dont see anything there.
I cant give more recommendations though, since I dont watch that much anime anymore, also Im bad with the more complex names.
Exactly but the problem is that most anime’s do this. The ones that don’t are fucking sick(like full metal alchemist brotherhood, mob psycho, Vinland saga). It’s just that it’s hard to find good anime’s in a sea of shitty anime.
Yeah but that applies to every form of media that ever existed. Sex Sells, Monke sees Action, its sometimes annoying but I cant pretend that it doesnt work on me.
True and I might be biased but I feel like I see more “paedophile” content in anime than in western movies. That’s the main issue I have. I understand all the sexual stuff but at least stick to people over the age of 18 (8000 demon girl who looks 7 years old doesnt count).
I used to kinda like anime until I realized almost everybody active in anime communities are straight up pedophiles
I love anime, but i hate anime communities and refuse to go anywhere near them. I learned long ago to not let a horrible fanbase affect my likes or dislikes.
To an extent I agree with you, but anime is an entertainment product after all and they will appeal to the largest portion of their fanbase. Like everything else in the mid to early 2000's, anime from that time period had weird shit to it like the "endearing pervy character" but it's gotten from a "weird uncomfortable quirk" to "basically the whole anime" (see the entire genre of virgin romance)
I don't really like that genre at all. Tbh i don't watch like every single anime that comes out because no one has time for that. I'm just saying that the sane and mature people who watch anime absolutely distance themselves from the cringe neckbeard nipponophiles who poison the community.
they are so annoying and cringey
r/anime has a rule against calling anyone a specific rule against calling anyone a pedofile, nice way to know I don't need to go back to that hell hole
People were calling out the main character of Mushoku Tensei for being a weird pedophile and the mods started banning threads about it.
I just finished MTJR and I honestly debated stopping several times because of the very blatant pedo pandering. Its story is so good one minute, then the next there's just complete off topic perversion. Most anime to an extent has underlying themes of sexualization of little girls but this one was by far the most obvious I've seen in a while, maybe ever. Disturbs me how much the neck beards defend it.
Hahaha that explains a lot, the nonceiness of the show is really annoying, it's a 10/10 show that is brought down to 8/10 because nonce
"WaIT hE iMpRoVeS"
Not fucking really, he does a bit to a point of basic respect and even then it's lacking.
I have talked about this on an instagram post before, and all the replies were like- the age of consent in japan is 13, so no problemo in sexualizing them and other bullshit like its fiction and so on. Like who tf cares about the age of consent in japan?! its still wrong to do so!!
This is based and spewing facts.
Yo weebs that are actually BASED MY MAN
Show this to the mfs on /r/goodanimemes
See this is exactly why Morbius is good, it does not do any of these things.
If you dissect the word ロリコン, it is made up of two words. First, the word ロリ is a shortened version of the word ロリータ, which comes from a Russian novel written by Vladimir Nabokov of the same name: “Lolita”. The book is about a pedophilic man who sexually abuses a 12 year old girl (among other pedophilic acts). The word コン is short for the English word “complex”, and is usually meant to mean sexual attraction. The full word ロリータコンプレックス is not meant as a word for people who are attracted to what we would call “lolitas”, it specifically refers to the story. Similar to how we might say “Oedipus complex” to refer to the sexual attraction to one’s mother as depicted in the Greek story “Oedipus”, “Lolita complex” could be interpreted as specifically referring to the complex depicted in the story “Lolita”. Thus, being a way to say that someone is sexually attracted to young women.
Let’s talk about translation for a second. The word “lolicon” is not an English word. It is a Japanese word with connotations that do not exactly exist in English. There are many words like this in Japanese that do not translate perfectly with all connotations. Take for example 私, 僕, and 俺. These words all have different meanings in Japanese and it would be strange if you used them interchangeably when speaking Japanese. However, when they are not translated as “watashi”, “boku”, and “ore”. They are all translated to “I” or “me”, which are the English words with the closest fit to all of them. This is done even though the connotations are lost this way. The English word with the closest definition to the word ロリコン is pedophile. Merriam Webster defines the word pedophile as: “sexual perversion in which children are the preferred sexual object”. This is very similar to the original meaning of the word ロリコン or ロリータコンプレックス described above. There are no other English words that accurately reflect the specific nature of ロリコン that implies an attraction to young women, so the gender neutral “pedophile” is the most accurate English word that we have for this without using a phrase that is too cumbersome or without using strange lingo.
This is not to say that it is 100% accurate to translate ロリコン to “pedophile” as, again, certain connotations are lost. However, a translation to the word “pedophile” is not an incorrect translation whatsoever. It is most definitely the English word of closest fit. You also mentioned something on your replies that says that 小児性愛者 and ロリコン have different connotations. While that may be true, they have very similar denotations. The word pedophile is the English word of closest fit to both of them at the same time. There is not a one-to-one correlation of all English words to all Japanese words, this happens in several cases and you only care about this specific case because your argument is emotionally charged. Take for example 逃げる and 走る, they are both typically translated to simply “run” even though 逃げる specifically means to run to escape and 走る is the more generic term to refer to running. Translating this perfectly all the time would be clunky and it works fine the way most translators do it. However, you most likely do not care because you have no attachment to one word or the other. Also, it doesn’t really help your argument to directly insult the race of the people you are arguing against, it detracts from your argument.
TL/DR: While there may be some connotative differences between the word “lolicon” and “pedophile” it is not incorrect to translate them as such in most situations because of their similar denotations.
Nah, i actually agree with this shit
This is exactly why I stay out of anime communities.
I WANT TO CORRRRRRUPPTTT THE HOLY WOMB OF THE LOLIS!!!11
mf spitting straight fax
nah this dude's got a point
Anime isn't free from the famous undertale-fnaf fandom curse
This shits been going on long before undertale and fnaf were really a thing
I was talking about the fandom really, the terrible fans didn't help with the impression of anime on people
You can really sense the age in that comment lol
You're coping if you think the problem lies with fans and not the creators and the culture directly. Undertale and Fnaf do not have any sexually depraved things built into their series, anime absolutely does
Now this is something I 100% agree with
monogatari fans when they finally wake up
Pedophiles have culture?
Bacteria in jars and socks
"Man of culture"
Popular culture logic, don't interact with it or go near it. Best to leave them alone
>I don't like anime because community bad
Maybe start watching the anime and not pedophiles jerking off to fucked up shit idk
I think the person that made the post just feels weird that they’re partaking in something that other weirdos partake in. I can understand why she would feel like that.
You completely missed the point, the problem doesn't just lie in the communities, the problem comes from what the creators choose to put in the anime, not being part of the communities doesn't save you from that shit.
Finally a "NORMAL" FUCKING PERSON
This isn't a copypasta, This is a truthpasta.
This but unironically
This is just fact.
I have a feeling that I’ll see this again soon enough
Oh my holy based
Igenuinly feel this way though. Everytime a young female carackter (i dont want to call it a loli considering what it means and where the term comesfrom!) Is in an anime i am just mentally begging the show to not put them in weirdly sexual clothes ir do pantyshots.
I admit, I watch hentai from time to time, but i'm definetly not a weeaboo or some shit. I like anime, but not that much that I become overly obsessed with it. Back to hentai, and this counts for regular porn too. Why can't there be a normal romantic erotic video instead of either weird kinks, or illegal shit (pedophilia, rape, incest, etc...)? And even if it's a normal romantic movie, it probably has shit animation which kind of ruins it. Isn't the best part about sex is that you do it to someone you love and care about, not some random hoe? Hentai and porn ruins that as well. How are we supposed to enjoy these things? Why do they think that we like watching 2 or more people with questionable ages absolutely obliterating eachother for 8 minutes, then nothing???? Where's the build-up, where's the random "I love you"s? I hate this. And i'm forced to watch these (not the pedophilia stuff, but the weird kink/rape/incest stuff) because there isn't anything else. Nothing wholesome. Can't have good fantasies in my mind because i don't know who the characters are, their only personality is horny. Please, hentai/porn makers, stop this. We want romance and wholesome sex without anything weird like incest. For God's sake
why are people actually having intellectual talk on this subreddit. i can't find anyone commenting the copypasta for mobile users