Why do people hate anime?

Can somebody tell me why there are so many people who hate anime? It’s like it is cool to hate anime. And I see all the time people saying that otakus/weebs are misrepresenting Japanese culture or hating their own culture but do they really? This is usually followed by some condescending waffle about how reality in Japan is not like anime and that Japanese people hate otakus. As if people who watch anime can’t tell the difference between reality and fiction. We all know that the Japanese don’t like otakus but it’s not to be liked by the Japanese that we watch anime, what’s your point?

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One Response to “Why do people hate anime?”

  1. Alan Lee Says:

    Anime has always been a niche interest, so you could expect ridicule coming from outsiders. But the interesting thing is you see people with anime profile pictures bashing otaku and Anime. They are not outsiders. They are kounibyo. They see other otaku, feel embarrassed, and try to convince themselves they’re different, so they ridicule “weeaboos.” Then they take it one step further and attack the medium, hence “chinese cartoons,” “mongolian sandpaintings,” or “modern anime is trash.” Their point is, “I watch anime but I don’t take it seriously so I’m better than you.”

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