What Anime Looks Like To People Who Don’t Watch Anime
Posted by Frog-kun
I think everyone has experienced that awkward moment when someone who does not watch anime walks in on you watching anime… at the worst possible timing. Damn you, fanservice scenes!
My life is ruined. I have a loving mother and father, neither of whom watch anime. In fact, they make fun of me for liking it. They call me a loser! They say I will end up being a hobo on the street and no one will marry me. They tell me to take a shower! How could they?! Are my armpits really that smelly?! IS THIS WHY NO ONE WILL COME NEAR ME?!
Well, whatever. Even though my relatives and friends have come to accept my hobbies, I can see why anime would still seem pretty crazy to them. For your amusement, I have decided to compile a short list of things my various family members have said over the years about the anime I watch. Upon retrospection, I can see why they would say such things. Anyway, here you go:
K-ON!: “They sound like chipmunks.”
Ghost Hound: “This sounds really pretentious for a cartoon.”
Code Geass: Mother walked in on me when the shower scene between Kallen and Lelouch in episode 3 came on. “Stop watching porn during the day!” (Wait, so I’m allowed to watch it at night?)
Beck: “What’s with the cheesy and tryhard rock music?”
Naruto: “It just keeps repeating the same tune over and over again! Turn it off!”
Princess Tutu: “Your duck anime is boring.” (Wait, you were actually paying attention?)
Baka and Test: “It’s annoying because they’re always yelling.”
Ikkitousen: “Do you want to sniff women’s underwear or something? Why don’t you just borrow your mother’s?” (Um, no thanks?)
Baccano!: “I think that guy just said ‘kill’ seventeen times in one sentence.”
Lucky Star: “What the hell is this?” (An accurate summation of the show.)
5 Centimeters Per Second: “Stop crying! It’s just a cartoon! They’re not real people! God, you’re living in a fantasy world!”
Eureka Seven: “This show is like nails on a blackboard.”
Kaleido Star: “They’re all just lesbians on the inside.”
Romeo X Juliet: “I’m so happy that Romeo dies.”
Kaze no Stigma: “The girl with red hair sounds like a bitch.”
Whispers of the Heart: “COUNTRY ROOOOOOOOOOADS, TAKE ME HOOOOOOOOOME! TO THE PLAAAAAAACE WHERE I BELOOOOOOOOOONG!” (Shut up, dad!)
Sometimes, my brother watches anime with me. Here are some of the things he said about a couple of the anime I watched:
Oh My Goddess!: “I like Urd because she has big boobs.”
Lucky Star: “This anime sucks because no one has big boobs.”
Highschool of the Dead: “This anime is cool! I’m gonna download the OVA now!”
I think I see a pattern here…
If anyone else has stories about how their family members react to their anime habit, I’d actually love to hear them. I’m betting anime looks like the stupidest thing ever to people who don’t watch it.
Posted on July 27, 2013, in Editorials, Funny Anime Stuff and tagged 5 centimeters per second, baccano, baka and test, beck, code geass, eureka seven, ghost hound, high school dxd, highschool of the dead, ikkitousen, k-on!, kaleido star, kaze no stigma, lucky star, naruto, oh my goddess, princess tutu, romeo x juliet, this is memetastic, whispers of the heart. Bookmark the permalink. 74 Comments.