Anime, Manga....why is this such an obsession among Aspies?

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anime and manga
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13 Oct 2012, 8:31 pm

I would like to start this thread off by asking that anyone posting state their position on Anime and Manga as + (pro) - (anti) or / (don't care) Then feel free to explain why, or why you think this is such an ongoing thing with aspies.

Personally i enjoy it anime anyways, but it is a guily pleasure and i know soo many ppl who just go to far with it and will just not shut up and realize to the neurotypical world, it makes us look like dilusional loosers.

ps, cant spell for crap, deal with it, or don't i just dont want to hear anyone correct me.

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13 Oct 2012, 8:40 pm

I'm somewhere on the border of anti/don't care.

I've never understood the appeal of Anime. Personally, while I'm sure it's technically good animation, aesthetically I find it strange looking. I don't really care for that style. I'm not big on cartoons, but to me the American style looks "right," and Anime just looks strange and unenjoyable.



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13 Oct 2012, 8:40 pm

I really don't get the appeal. I have a moderate interest in American comics/cartoons, but that's all.



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13 Oct 2012, 9:44 pm

I'm not much into the genre, as it is a 'soft' genre with respect to scientific principles. It also seems to focus on character relationships at the expense of any form of character-driven plot.

But some folks seem to like that.


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13 Oct 2012, 11:19 pm

I know for a fact that there's Anime and Manga out there that I'd like, but I never read/watch any. I have plenty of other interests, and I don't see any need to spend my time on Anime and Manga, given my other strong interests.



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14 Oct 2012, 1:24 am

Been drinking/ if this is borderline illevible I'Ll edit. Iblike anime because of iconogeaphy that is easy to understand compared to NT nonverballangiage. I also like the plots/ seriousness compared to america and the foreign culture.


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14 Oct 2012, 7:24 am

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18 Oct 2012, 10:16 pm

slaraka wrote:
Been drinking/ if this is borderline illevible I'Ll edit. Iblike anime because of iconogeaphy that is easy to understand compared to NT nonverballangiage. I also like the plots/ seriousness compared to america and the foreign culture.


[img][800:825]http://media.animevice.com/uploads/0/69/548860-mangaemotions.jpg[/img]

I'm a big anime fan, have been since about 5th grade. My favorite animes aren't quite as character relations driven, though, I'm a big mecha anime fan, specifically Gundam, which are war drama series. My favorite anime of all time is Patlabor, which is a police show with mecha.

I think a lot is the essence of a foreign country is encapsulated in it, and at least in my case I've always had a love of various foreign cultures for some reason, and I've taken easily to foreign things. Like I had a Bosnian babysitter, I was the only one of my siblings who'd eat the food she made regularly. So for me, like when I watch foreign things, it takes me away from the American culture that seems to hate my guts to one that seems more hospitable for me. Especially in Japan's case, ie, they don't even like people giving eye contact there for example, it's almost the opposite culture of American culture in the way it works.



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18 Oct 2012, 11:48 pm

I've never been a fan. I've tried to get into it and like it since I know a few people who watch it a lot, but I never could. From what I've seen (not a whole lot though honestly), most of them are pretty strange for one, and also don't seem to have very interesting plots.



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20 Oct 2012, 12:26 am

a casual fan myself. For me it's because I'm very reserved, while a lot of anime and manga characters have no filter and act bizarrely and according to their primal instincts. It's kind of freeing watching them go berserk.



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14 Mar 2013, 9:55 am

1000Knives wrote:
slaraka wrote:
Been drinking/ if this is borderline illevible I'Ll edit. Iblike anime because of iconogeaphy that is easy to understand compared to NT nonverballangiage. I also like the plots/ seriousness compared to america and the foreign culture.


[the image of the anime faces was here but i'm not able to post images yet]

I'm a big anime fan, have been since about 5th grade. My favorite animes aren't quite as character relations driven, though, I'm a big mecha anime fan, specifically Gundam, which are war drama series. My favorite anime of all time is Patlabor, which is a police show with mecha.

I think a lot is the essence of a foreign country is encapsulated in it, and at least in my case I've always had a love of various foreign cultures for some reason, and I've taken easily to foreign things. Like I had a Bosnian babysitter, I was the only one of my siblings who'd eat the food she made regularly. So for me, like when I watch foreign things, it takes me away from the American culture that seems to hate my guts to one that seems more hospitable for me. Especially in Japan's case, ie, they don't even like people giving eye contact there for example, it's almost the opposite culture of American culture in the way it works.



Same for me really, and that image illustrates quite clearly as to why it may appeal so much to aspies. The expressions are exagerated, comical and easy to understand, there is subtlety when needed and given the right manga the plots are just engaging and far more interesting than real life. I have to thank you for raising this question as I need to know the information my self for a university project xD
Western culture (when I say western I mean England/USA/Austrailia) is vastly different from Japanese Culture, which like 1000knives said is probably more suited to the quirks of aspies, with its' general lack of eye contact and quiet life style. Although it isn't really suited for the fussy eating side of the condition, they don't take to kindly to that.

On another note I just prefer the art style over westernised comics and I find the plots far more interesting and have more depth.
western style i think is too bulky and many are irritatingly just a cluster of Americanised testosterone fueled, pointless patriotism. With the all american hero saving the rest of the world from either Aliens, the Russians, Germans or the English. Because America's ego isn't big enough ...but I digress.


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14 Mar 2013, 10:35 am

I'm somewhere between "I don't care" and "casual fan".


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14 Mar 2013, 11:16 am

I don't care about anime. In fact, seeing it all over DeviantArt gets tiresome after a while.



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14 Mar 2013, 11:43 am

Wasn't a similar topic as this already posted in the other section? :?

Anyway, i have absolutely no interest in anime/manga at all, even though it is so readily available.

And i have ASD, so i do not understand such assumption that Anime=ASD, because it does not.

I think this is what a psychiatrist told me is the risk of trying to read your life into an ASD profile.



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14 Mar 2013, 12:02 pm

I think its a generational thing, not an apsie thing.

I love animation and comics, but I couldn't care less about anime.


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