While commenting on a follower’s blog last night, an idea for this post came to me and I thought I’d talk about it a bit. Though there are a lot of times my inner Otaku is held in due to fear of the backlash from non anime fansg, (& we all heard the back handed comments), but there was a time if someone who wanted to try anime I’d suggest series to try.
In 2004/2005ish? a girl I thought might be the one kept asking me about the scene and wanted some series to try. Well, the series I named off to her were ones I grew up on, InuYasha etc. and they were mild. Long story short, I gotta email from her that same day, if not the day after from her, ripping me a new one, saying she looked anime up and all she found was hentai, am I a porn junkie? If anime’s just that, it’s gross!
Yes, hentai is the darker part of the culture, and yes, there are few times I do view it, but anime is not just that! Tried telling her it wasn’t all porn, just getting silence in return. Now, if someone asks me for series to try, I hesitate to help. What are/were your experiences and thoughts?