One thing I really enjoy about being an anime fan is seeing how this particular hobby that I have interacts with the non-anime liking world. I’ve had some great experiences—like friends watching the entirety of shows I like and love (SAO and Chihayafuru, respectively) with me—and some not so great ones. But we’re all anime fans who live in the real world, and not all of us (aka, me!) want anime to just be a hobby that we keep in the privacy of our apartments. I’m not ashamed of liking anime, but every time I try and dodge telling people about it makes me feel like I am.
I don’t want to be that kind of person. I want to be someone who is authentic, even if it means that I get into some awkward moments sometimes. This column is a story about that wish.
I’m fortunate to know a lot of you guys who read my stuff frequently pretty well, so I actually already know that many of you have really cool ways that you’ve integrated being an anime fan into your 3D lives—sharing it with spouses and/or children, leading clubs, etc. Seriously, that is so cool. You all are so cool.
I guess I’ll go the lazy route and ask you guys to provide the bonus content this week. Hit me up in the comments with your own stories about being an anime fan who also has to interact with the real world. What do you guys do? I’ve shared how I try to go about things, but it’s not as if I think that’s the only, right way to go about things. So, yeah, let me learn a little bit more about you guys—cause I love ya all~