Anime are great, they teach us a lot of things and their stories are as complex and realistic as western movies and series. But being an anime fan has its disadvantages, it can be a bad and discouraging one.
As much as there are good anime, some things can be boring and discourage you from this routine of watching anime. In this article, we are going to talk about bad things that anime or otaku fans face.
For those who don't know, the term Otaku is used to refer to people who are addicted to something. Over time this word began to be used to refer to fans of anime, manga and games. See more in the video below:
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misconceptions and negative labels
Unfortunately most otaku and anime fans face constant misconceptions and negative labels. A lot of stupid and ignorant people say things like:
- Anime is for kids;
- Otakus are antisocial;
Unfortunately being an anime fan included putting up with these stereotypes and more. Some think that all anime fans are the same and put you in a category that you find unpleasant, they forget that people have individual personalities.
They completely forget that anime is like movies and series, there are a ton of different genres and themes for a different audience and age group. It's not our fault if Brazilians are too lazy to read subtitles or don't know how to appreciate a fantasy story and an artistic designer.
you are wasting your life
Some think you are wasting your life! Sometimes even your family members think you're wasting time watching anime, but they wouldn't complain if you were watching movies and series like they do.
The great reality is that anime has much more to teach than generic western series and movies. In fact, it's this thinking of people that end up turning some otakus into anti-social people.
The Japanese animation industry has thousands of followers, but in real life no one talks about it due to the bad thoughts people have about anime and fans of Japanese culture.
Addiction can lead to ruin
In Japan, watching anime is considered normal, just like watching soap operas and series. The problem is that there are those addicts, who are called otakus and are seen with bad eyes.
And really, if you're not careful, anime can ruin your life. Some are addicts who can't go a day without watching an episode. Others isolate themselves and become one hikikomori.
Others start to imitate, compare and live life as if they were in an anime. Some fans are really crazy, giving the anime world a bad reputation.
Some refuse to leave the house or even stop sleeping or eating properly to watch anime. Others procrastinate, skip classes or work to attend.
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A Toxic Fan Base - pushing people away
The anime fan community is amazing. But if you're an otaku you must have seen a dark side of this community. If you don't think like them, don't share the same tastes, you end up suffering for it.
There are a lot of brutal wars going on social media just because you say you hate Naruto or Dragon Ball. Unfortunately the fanboy and hater is a disgrace to society in any area, be it anime or games.
Participating in internet otaku groups and communities is the same as participating in left and right political debates. There will always be people who do not accept to hear arguments or who want to force you to accept a certain opinion.
Fan Service - Ruin inside the anime
Some love it, some hate it! Nowadays most shonen anime have fan service, which consists of focusing on the girls' legs and curves, their panties and their bouncy and gigantic breasts.
Many do not see a problem with this, but often it is presented in a completely unnecessary way instead of as a natural occurrence. Some believe that this is degrading and turns women into sexual objects, while others think it's a arte.
It's not just women who are sexualized in anime, men also appear shirtless or even naked in some. Usually anime that abuse fanservice They are terrible at story and plot.
matters and Questionable topics
Anime offers a genre for just about every taste. However many address questionable topics that may be liked by some but criticized by others. Thus arise adults who play without knowing.
You may be watching a romance anime, your grandfather will appear next to you thinking you are watching Naruto and summoning the devil. Anime are rated as equals, despite having thousands of themes.
as has animes de esporte, romance, music, action and comedy. There are anime involving all kinds of topics from pedophilia, politics, racism, incest, necrophilia, rape and other very controversial topics.
There are other cultural issues that might bother some Westerners, but for the most part it's just a matter of choosing wisely. Unfortunately, you can't prevent people from jumping to conclusions.
Clichés of anime - more of the same
With so many existing manga and endless stories, all anime is still full of clichés. If we stay here discussing the clichés that exist in anime we will spend an eternity.
Each season that comes out is an anime more similar than the other and all with the same unfolding. Always a harem where the protagonist is a wimp, a tsundere girl, a busty teacher, the protagonist seeing the girl naked in the first episode and always falling on her boobs.
We have already written a long article that talks about all anime clichés. Unfortunately clichés are used because they work, just as marketers continue to use the same mental triggers.
Other problems that anime fans face
Below we will leave another list of problems and bad things that anime fans face:
- Wait for the next season of an anime;
- Falling in love with a character;
- Seeing that you are poor and unable to go to Japan;
- Expect a weekly episode;
- Wait 6 months for a movie to come out of Japanese cinema to BD;
- Being disappointed with an anime ending;
- Expect a kiss that never happens;
- Character X is stronger than Character Y;
- Anime X is the best;
- You find the love of your life, but she doesn't like anime..;
Is that you? Do you know another difficulty or negative point of watching anime or being an otaku? We look forward to your comment and sharing. Hope you enjoyed the article. We also recommend reading: