As human beings we tend to knock things before we try them. Meaning we’ll criticize something without first giving it a try.
We judge a book by its cover instead of reading it first.
The same thing happens in the world of
So let’s clear a few things up in case you happen to be one of those people.
anime mistakes people make:
Anime to cartoons
“a simple drawing showing the features of its subjects in a humorously exaggerated way. Especially a satirical one in a newspaper or magazine.”
In cartoons there usually is no plot, and it’s very simplistic. As it’s aimed exclusively at children. A good example of this is the cartoon: Courage The Cowardly Dog.
If you’ve held back on watching
Give it a try and you’ll be surprised at how different
2. Taking advice from people who’ve never watched
The problem is when you’ve never watched something yourself, giving advice to people who want to watch it is a bad idea.
Why? Because you become a backseat driver.
You give advice when you’re not in the position to give it.
And If the person you give advice to believes you, then they end up doing the same thing.
And the cycle continues….
Instead of listening to what people have told you about
Watch a couple of different
3. Assuming every
Anime is like DBZ, Naruto, One Piece, etc
There’s nothing wrong with the Anime shows above. Nothing at all.
But the problem is these
That’s far from the truth.
You can watch
- School life.
And so many other categories.
Like with a lot of things, you just have to look for the good stuff to see it.
4. Watching Boku No Pico
“Noobs” trip up on this over and over again. Because someone recommends it as a joke knowing they don’t know any better.
I doubt this will ever get old unless
5. Putting their faith in
ANIME FRONT COVERS
Some fans get their recommendations from websites like MAL, rather than video trailers on YouTube.
Look at the cover of Food Wars.
Does this LOOK like an
Obviously it’s not LITERALLY this extreme, but front covers don’t always tell the full story.
anime by western standards (or the equivalent)
Unlike regular cartoons outside Japan,
The format, style, nuances, expectations, comedy, weirdness, art, and everything in between is worlds apart.
A “noob” has no idea what they’re in for if they judge it by “normal” standards of cartoons or films (not that this is a bad thing).
7. Thinking MOST
anime look like THIS
Shounen is the most popular genre in the
New fans are brainwashed by these types of images, ideas, and what
That leads to my next point….
8. Not understanding how far the rabbit hole goes
- Slice Of Life
- Shounen AI
And the list goes on and on.
Most of the time – if you can think of it, you can find it. And you’ll even come across
What are some other mistakes people make before watching