I can no longer watch anime! Weep with me!

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kagedarkmode

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-_- I'm sure very few of you know me....... I'm Rei Kage 15 years old and graduating high school. Your average guy.......

But not so average otaku........ as of today, December 29, 2006, I can no longer watch anime! no anime, no manga, no nothing! T_T
yup, no typo there...
as of today, I'm the otaku that doesn't watch anime

some idiot convinced my mom that anime messes with your brain.......
>=0000000~~~~~! SHOOT!


I'm pissed beyond all reason.......

Please grieve with me.........

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joemighty16

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Thats super weak, dude! But now you can enter the wonderful world of......BOOTLEGGING!

Since you have access to the internet I assume you are computer savvy enough to hide whatever you need on your PC. Download whatever you want and watch it on computer. If you have a DVD player on your PC you can of course watch all your legal stuff on your PC.

But I believe that if it is important enough to you then you will be able to convince your dear old mother that it is simply a form of entertainment no worse than anything else you may see on TV (the inactivity of doing nothing while watching TV for X number of hours a day is more harmfull physically than whatever the alleged "brain damage" you might receive).

Anyway, hang in there. You'll be alright.

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Hanedas

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well my only advise is that you speak with her and show her something (anime) nice like fruit basket
something that have good story and really simple NO MAGIC, summons,NO DEMONS, no vamp.. etc and show her the differnce between (normal) anime and NORMAL daily TV or Movies that the contenct in sex drug an violence is really high compare to anime
*if that don’t work well use the save your own stuff in your PC if that don’t work well
all of us well be criying with you*
well see ya and good luck you will need it

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  • Dec 29, 2006
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Hey, that totally stinks! You know, you should talk to your mom about it. She knows you better than that "idiot" does, so why not talk to her about it. I know how you feel because recently somebody told my best friend that all anime was evil. My friend is such a sweetheart that she starting to worry about what that person said. But what her mother and priest (she was so worried she talked to a priest about it, poor kid!) told her was that there is nothing wrong with watching animes. Sure few animes are completely clean, but if you ran away from everything because there is something questionable in it then you would be running away from everything. As long as the anime or manga does not cause to have impure thoughts, or inspire you to do anything wrong(such as hurting others, drugs, stealing, killing, anything impure, drinking alchol, and so on); then it would not be bad for you to watch or read them.

However the "idiot" may have something, if he/she was talking about animes specifically devoted to obscene, impure imagery. These types of animes should be avoided, but if the animes you watch are not like that then they won't mess with you brain anymore than any other TV show.

Anime is often branded as something bad, so another thing you should mention to your mother is that alot of animes are not as bad as alot of american TV shows.

Lastly have your mother sit down and watch your animes with you, and let her see for herself what they are like. If she thinks they are unsuitable for you then you should obey her decision. Do not take the bootlegging advice; it is alot more fun to watch a show with a free conscience.

P.S. Don't be embarassed to have your mom preview your mangas and animes. My mom and my friend's mom do it for us, and it is more fun because that way you will have another otaku in the family. You may be surprised! God Bless!

  • Dec 29, 2006

eonir

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Well... first, try to see "Welcome to the NHK!", for example at your friends' place.
Why?

You will see the difference between Otaku and Hikkikomori(NEET). Otaku is not a mentally ill person, unlike hikkikomori. If you turn out to be a normal guy, compared to a hikkikomori like Satou from "Welcome to the NHK" - try to manipulate your mother just like joemighty16 told you to.

Somebody manipulated your mother, who has an influence on you - revert it.
It's a fact that most of the stuff in TV is CRAP. Downloading anime enables you to control the quality of what you are watching.

I already helped some of my friends - they had exactly the same problem you have. I hope you'll win this struggle :>

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  • Dec 29, 2006

loveable-IY

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You'll get through Thank GOD my mom hasn't said sumthing like this! XD
It probably because she has a lot of trust in me that i wouldn't be doing stupid things!

* It kinda sounds that your mom is easily influenced.... Especially if that Dumbass got that crap in her mind.

* it Also sounds like there is a lack of trust between you and your mom... develope some trust in your relationship with your mom and tell her that anime is just as bad as regular T.V shows, cuz it's true. Tell her that anime is just like regular cartoons! Anime just comes from a different country and is way better then your regular Bugs bunny show XD

GOOD LUCK YOU'll GET THROUGH!

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I hate to be in an shoe you ended up in. Anime, like anything else as form of entertainment, does have its good and bad however, I do like to ask a question though. Did your grade suffered because of anime? If it did, then I would kind of understand (not totally) why your parents took such a drastic action. But if that is not the case than you need to convince your parents that they made a mistake in their decision. Show them some of the best that the anime can offer like Miyazaki films. If they still won't budge than the only alternative is to move out and start living on your own.

This is only temporary setback for you. If you really love anime you can get back later.

  • Dec 29, 2006

FallenAngelZoicyte

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i can't imaging not watching anime. i also can't imaging doing what my mom told me. she confiscated 4 nine inch nail CD's and i just went and rebought them everytime...

also, this is the entrance lounge so its mostly for introductions. are you new to MT?

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SHK

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BitComet is your friend (or comparable torrent software). What's the story here anyway? Is she a born again Christian type? That's the most common problem around here when I hear this sort of thing.

  • Dec 30, 2006
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If your mother is reasonable try to talk it out, if she wants you to tone it down then try to compromise (that means less violence an ecchi - at least in front of her). Like said above try to show her a positive side of your hobby and keep the stuff she doesn't want to see away from her (like at a friend's house or something).

  • Dec 30, 2006

kagedarkmode

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by the way...... ive been playing ragnarok online for some time now........ for some anime related reason, im banned from that as well........ T_T

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afaT

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Quote by kagedarkmodeby the way...... ive been playing ragnarok online for some time now........ for some anime related reason, im banned from that as well........ T_T

Riiiight...
Lets see, you are banned because someone told your mom that anime/manga/games is dangerous for your brain?
Ehh... sounds weird <_<
Why not show her some good anime that can actually be helpful, like Fruits Basket (someone mentioned it earlier if im not wrong).
And your mom cant do a shit if she doesnt even know what she is dealing with. I wonder how much she actually knows about anime and manga. Some anime/manga/games can be dangerous, but I dont think you are that stupid watching it. You got after all control over what you are watching and downloading.

I hope you will win this battle of yours. An otaku without anime? Thats sad, and you are not going to be the victim. Fight! XD
/cheers afaT

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  • Dec 30, 2006

sukumei

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well tell your mom that its all about wills. I mean that okay I admit that it doeshave stuff like VAMPS, BLOOD, Samurai Action... buthey it doesnt mess with your brain. I say that I learn Japanese from it and I actaully do because I am learning Japanese. But still to go as far as to say Anime stuffs up your mind...... that person obviously watches 'anime'
Look dude, ull be fine. I mean she has to see some reason. Well just watch stuff like dramas then. SOmething like School Rumble or stuff

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  • Dec 30, 2006
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Show some Ghibili movies to your mother (my sugestion >> Laputa....or ... Kurenai no Buta (Porco Rosso).... or ... Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi (Spirited away)) i am quite sure u can convert anyone to " anime-friendly " even your own mother! if u show one of these movies.

What afaT suggested is good also but they are series .. .. .. and they are long. But my suggestions are all movies, which are much shorter than the series >> so it would be much easier to convince your mom to watch them.

If your mother hates magic show either Laputa or Porco Rosso.

But Spirited away got oscar for something

  • Dec 30, 2006

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Wow. that's a tough punishment. Sucks to be you. Well there may be a good side in this after all: The longer you stay from anime ...>>>the more you will like anime :).

  • Dec 30, 2006

kyara17

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i dont think anime messes with the brain :x i know that is difficult, but talk to your mom, your mom have to believe and you, and anime is a enterteinment...exist ppl that is addicted to football, others with reading and you with anime, i think is perfectly normal...i addicted to anime since my chillhood and my mom cant to nothing cause when i have 5 years old i were watching tv in the 7 AM ^^; talk to your mom and i think kazakian is right ;) when somebody tells for you do not do something that you like you will always want to do that ^^; sorry for the bad english

  • Dec 30, 2006

dalidadod

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:\ thats meani
hmm let me tell u smthing here n arab countries they dunt know what anime is.. few of people know anime and manga -_- what a shame
anyway when i started to watch anime and read manga my family were angry so to avoid a situation like urs now i show them one eps from naruto ^_^' and now they r watching it with me :pacman: so try to make ur mom watch few eps "funny one would be good" so that she will make sure that eveything is righty
and ohh tell her that there is a bad anime and a good one and u only wanted to watch the good ;) its better than watching bad movies behind her back just let her know that u r spendin time watching it and thats much better than spending time doing smthing else "smthing bad" >_<
good luck with that X-P

gaara-no-shukaku

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I think you should commit suicide instead. >.<
.....-lol- j/k

Since some idiots convinced your mom that anime messes your brain, why don't you convince her that it's not? -lol- If that doesn't work, you just have to watch anime at cyber cafe. o.O Did your mom secretly watch all your steps?

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I agree... show your mom some nice, normal stuff. Let her see that there's very little difference between anime and the cartoons that come on TV. (I mean, sure we all know there are differances, but she doesn't have to know that...) same with manga... give her something nice, and normal. Something sweet, and not voilent or whatever to read. Let her see its a normal thing.

  • Jan 01, 2007

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Here is how you can convince her, you say http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6iw2Z3g1dY&mode=related&search= this stuff is on tv, so instead of commiting suicide and she only letting you watch stuff like that, she should let you watch anime, because its actually intelligent.

  • Jan 01, 2007

CrazyGiirl

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u try telling ur mom tat anime is GOOD FOR HEALTH! lol,juz kidding. juz convince her tat anime is not some physco-thing-tat-messes-with-ur-brain larh! if she doesnt wanna believe u.... u gotta watch it secretly den. :x

  • Jan 01, 2007
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I feel bad for u dude. looks like there r still people out there who view anime tooo negatively. There r pros n cons for everything (generally). As long as we dont over do anything then we should be fine.

  • Jan 01, 2007

speedfreek19

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thats totally bizarre O.o

Anime messes with your head, just as much as normal tv or movies would.

By the sounds of it, someone convinced your mother that anime is all porn or just gratiouitous *gack cant spell today* violence and blood and whatnot.

technically if she were to do that, then she should ban you from watching Western cartoons as well =/ *but not fo rthe fact that its all porn and such what i just said, its more so the "brainwashing" factor*

try and convince her to watch some *even if it is the family orientated stuff, something is better than none*

but eh, who knows what goes on in people's heads

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flyindreams

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One of the anime-loving guys I once knew told me his mom LOVED Cowboy Bebop along with him... so yeah totally talk your mom into seeing that one lol. Studio Ghibli films are pretty cool too, and Millennium Actress... give those a try with your mom :3

Hey at least you have the possibility of watching anime again in the future... I can't DOWNLOAD anime anymore because of my stupid community wireless connection. It's cheap as heck but for some reason Bittorrent just refuses to work for me here. So yeah... now I have to youtube everything and I'm sad, because I wanna be able to take screenshots.. GAH T_T

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