2011 marks my 10th Anniversary of being online. Looking back here are a few observations that surprised and stunned me over the years:
~ Anime, mangas, cartoons, comics and video games are highly appreciated by most males no matter what age.
Count this male out. Aside from the variety of anime that goes around, most of it is this post apocalyptic "Neo-Tokyo" stuff. And the characters are always the same:
A JDF consisiting of pre-pubescent or barely legal little boys and girls with 10 different hair colors who sport insane ranks like commander and\or colonel. And somehow, their tiny little frames are capabale of lifting and firing heavy weapons twice the size of their bodies as they take on whatever demonic tentacled entity or whatever evil mercenary force threatens the land.
I also have found some anime people to be very intolerant and overly critical of the light hearted stuff by Akira Toriyama, such as Dragon Ball and DBZ as well as the Matsumoto-Nihizaki outings like Star Blazers
or Galaxy Express 999
. That's what turns me off the most, that mentality among anime people that it's either anime, or it ain't sh*t.
I've also heard some very disrespectful talk about Osamu Tezuka (the godfather of anime) and his shows like Astro Boy and Kimba The White Lion. If it hadn't have been for Tezuka, anime might not have existed. Let's show respect where it's due.