Anime is a type of animation that consists of hand-drawn and computer animation originating from Japan. The word anime is the Japanese term for animation, which means all forms of animated media. Anime is usually characterized by colorful graphics, vibrant characters, and fantastical themes. The earliest commercial Japanese animation dates to 1917 and Japanese anime production has since continued to increase steadily. The characteristic anime art style emerged in the 1960s with the works of Osamu Tezuka and spread internationally in the late twentieth century, developing a large domestic and international audience. Anime is distributed theatrically, by way of television broadcasts, directly to home media, and over the Internet. It is classified into numerous genres targeting diverse broad and niche audiences. Anime is a diverse art form with distinctive production methods and techniques that have been adapted over time in response to emergent technologies. It combines graphic art, characterization, cinematography, and other forms of imaginative and individualistic techniques. The production of anime focuses less on the animation of movement and more on the realism of settings as well as the use of camera effects, including panning, zooming, and angle shots. Being hand-drawn, anime is separated from reality by a crucial gap of fiction that provides an ideal path for escapism that audiences can immerse themselves into with relative ease. Diverse art styles are used and character proportions and features can be quite varied, including characteristically large emotive or realistically sized eyes. Anime has been shown to be popular and successful over the years, but the toxic hatedom has developed over the years in the modern-day internet.
The Religious Nut-Jobs assumes that anime is satanic. How can a simple Japanese animation be satanic?
It's important to note that the religious nuts forgot that The Flying House, Superbook (1981), and In the Beginning: The Bible Stories exist.
Typical Moral Guardians think that all anime is nothing but adult stuff just because of some animes being adult aimed such as GATE, Owari No Seraph, Chrono Crusade, Attack on Titan, Code Geass, Witchblade, God Eater, Black Lagoon, Tokyo Ghoul, Akame Ga Kill, Kill la Kill, Highschool DxD, Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Fist of the North Star, etc. Wow, even this portion of the hatedom hates adult stuff.
They literally forgot that there are some animes that are aimed at kids such as Hamtaro, Doraemon, Pokémon, Yo-kai Watch, Digimon, Panda! Go Panda!, Tsubomi's Secrets, You Are Umasou, Astro Boy, Chi's New Address, Kemono Friends, Little Witch Academia, Dogtanian, etc.
Some of them are manga elitists. Kinda like how comic book elitists hate comic-based movies (like MCU or DCEU), except with anime instead of comic-based movies.
Some of them are even Obsessive Anti-SJWs.
They always go after anime fans in very harsh ways (even the nice ones) and label them as weeaboos, perverts, pedophiles, trash, degenerates, etc. Most of them also use autism, mental issues, disabilities, mental illnesses, and many more as insults. Some don't even know what those words mean.
Speaking of the word pedophile, they think that some anime fans are pedophiles just because of some under-aged characters. Even though under-aged characters existed in non-anime media and not everyone who likes anime is considered a pedophile.
They made the term weeaboo lose its meaning. A weeaboo is a non-Japanese person who behaves like a Japanese person. Now they seem to use it towards anime fans.
Some would go as far as being xenophobic to Japan just because anime is made in Japan. And yes, they still use the infamous "two nukes weren't enough. How do you justify with the sole existence of a medium that a country deserves a third nuclear bombing? And yes, these are the same people who want to destroy Japan which is immoral and terroristic.
Rather than just not liking anime, they see anime like it started a second Holocaust, gifts from hell, etc (this is because of a certain anime they dislike). That's almost as stupid as saying you hate books just because of Twilight.
They mislead non-anime watchers into thinking the same thing as them. As with any medium, there's something for everyone.
Because they only focus on ecchi anime or see NSFW involving anime characters, they see anime as only porn; and heck, some also think the word "hentai" is the correct usage for all anime because they are too lazy and way too stupid to research the word "anime". Not all animes have porn/hentai.
They say only anime has under-aged sexualization which is not true since some don't. Also, some American cartoons like South Park have done this before such as Wendy's nipples were shown in a Bebe episode (Bebe's Boobs Destroy Society), and Cartman' penis is being shown in some episodes (which that is now uncensored in later DVD releases)
They get really pissed off when a pervert in an anime does his/her antics. Again, American cartoon characters also have perverts as well such as Herbert from Family Guy.
They have a habit of overusing quotes that describe their hatred towards anime such as "weeb shit", "anime was a mistake" or "anime is trash". They use these quotes a lot to not just anime, but also Japanese video game characters as well.
They behave exactly like SJWs despite most of them being anti-SJWs. How hypocritical...
They see cosplayers who dress up as anime characters as dummies. They are just dressing up, it's not like they are weeaboos.
YouTube Commenters would go to any anime-related YouTube video and meme just to post negative and obnoxious comments. This is proof that some are attention hogs.
Some of them are classic anime fanboys who like some animes like Cowboy Bebop, Trigun, Rurouni Kenshin, Lupin the Third, Mobile Suit Gundam, Ranma 1/2, Fist of the North Star, Slayers, City Hunter, Space Battleship Yamato, Princess Sarah, Kimagure Orange Road, etc. They even treat these animes like they are American and want anime to be like them.
On the topic of classic anime, they complain about modern anime having Ecchi, Harem, and Hentai thus ignoring that they also existed in older times of anime before modern technology.
Ironically enough, some of them hate harem anime yet ignore that American media focused on romance as well
They blame anime for traumatizing them, but they are traumatizing themselves since they don't explain which anime they watch.
They make hate memes of anime such as this Madagascar meme. Most of the hate memes involve penguins such as this image above.
They dislike anime for being weird. Oh come on, weird does not mean bad. Plus, some folks would find certain cartoons to be weird since not everyone has to like specific cartoons.
Sometimes, they'll create fake FBI accounts on YouTube (or anywhere on social media) and say "FBI OPEN UP!" to anime fans. They can possibly get arrested for false identity (especially in the U.S).
According to them: "Anime profile pic = your opinions do not count".
Unfortunately, some would go to TheTopTens to make the said website look like it's saying that you're a weeb for liking anime.
Some turn backs on anime just for the nightcore (pitched up music remixed) remixes. Since when did nightcore have to do with hating anime?
PETA and its supporters keep claiming that anime supports animal abuse. Oh brother, it's ironic considering that PETA killed animals in real life and that anime is fiction.
The organization thinks that anime cat girls promote animal cruelty and anime rape, and compared The Promised Neverland to factory farming. What were they thinking?
When Kyoto Animation got attacked, they celebrated the arson of the studio. Why would they celebrate the death of 35 people?
Some suspect anime is racist for not having many black characters or fat characters.
Hypocrisy: they hate anime yet they don't seem to have a problem with anime-inspired work such as Avatar: The Last Airbender, Teen Titans (2003), RWBY, The Amazing Spiez, Castlevania, The Boondocks, Voltron, Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi, etc.
Another thing worth noting is that some anime studios have been involved in American animated series such as TMS Entertainment who took the hands of Inspector Gadget, The Real Ghostbusters, Animaniacs, Batman: The Animated Series, DuckTales, Spider-Man: The Animated Series, Rainbow Brite, and Tiny Toons Adventures. Talk about ignoring facts.
And let's not forget that some Western cartoons may have anime references as well. Examples include some couch gags from The Simpsons (such as Treehouse of Horror XXV), South Park episode "Good Times With Weapons", Bob's Burgers episode "An Indecent Thanksgiving Proposal", various anime references found in Steven Universe (such as this picture of a character resembling Sailor Moon as seen in House Guest, the Crystal Gems applauding for Steven near the end of The Test which resembles the final scene of Neon Genesis Evangelion, etc), Superbook (2011) at times referencing it's original anime source, My Little Pony: Friendship is magic episode "Scare Master", Some Gravity Falls episodes referencing anime (Fun fact Soos is also an anime fan), Codename: Kids Next Door parodying Dragon Ball Z, The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy as well parodying Dragon Ball Z, Sanjay & Craig paroying Dragon Ball Z, The Amazing World of Gumball parodying many anime famous ones include Dragon Ball Z, Death Note, Attack on Titan, Kill la Kill, and Sailor Moon, OK K.O: Let's be heroes having many anime parodies (Fun fact Radicles's Power Poke was inspired by Yusuke's spirit gun in Yu Yu Hakusho), and the list goes on.
One last thing to note is that these hypocrites immaturity hate anime, yet they are fine with the anime art style as seen in video games such as Persona, Guilty Gear, Hyperdimension Neptunia, Fire Emblem, Ace Attorney, Danganronpa, Zelda, Senran Kagura, Xenoblade, 'Gal Gun, Dragalia Lost, Pokémon, etc.
Some presume that anime was invented in the 1950s after the U.S sent two atomic bombs. This is false because anime was made in the 1910s.
They picture anime fans as lazy and/or fat people who don't have a life. No wonder you would find memes that depicts them as fat when not all of them are. Besides, some anime fans have a life outside of anime such as going to get an education, getting a job, etc.
They also believe that anime ruins people's lives and turns them into these things.
They stereotype anime fans as having only "waifus" or "husbandos" and having romantic feelings for the fictional characters.
They also believe that anime fans have never dated real people.
Some blame anime for the existence of fetish art which still counts as Kink Shaming.
Here is hypocrisy: they hate weeaboos yet some are cartoonaboos, wolfaboos, koreaboos, slavaboos, etc.
Thanks to the toxicity of the anime community, they just hate anime just because of the toxic fans. Just because a community is toxic does not mean that anime is bad.
Some join forces with Filthy Frank, Bricky, and IHE (not necessarily a hater but he just pointed many of animes' flaws) just because they dislike anime. Yes, this does count as circle jerking.
If a video game has anime art style, they would freak out just because of the.... well, anime art-style.
Most anime haters don't know that some of their favorite shows were inspired by anime such as Stranger Things being inspired by Elfen Lied or Steven Universe being inspired by Sailor Moon and Dragon Ball Z.
Some of them hate anime fans yet don't seem to mind that many celebrities, athletes, and YouTubers they like are anime fans. Here are a few examples TheOdd1sout, PewDiePie, Myles Garrett, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Zac Efron, Rudy Gobert, De'Aaron Fox, Game Theory, Rebecca Sugar, Samuel L. Jackson, Megan Fox, Tobey Maguire, Hulk Hogan, Robin Williams, Michael B. Jordan, Ariana Grande, Snoop Dogg, Will Smith, Daniel Radcliffe, O'Shea Jackson Jr., Toby Fox, etc.
If they were to found out, things will get ugly.
Many anime haters don't know that some cartoon voice actors and video game voice actors have also voiced anime characters.
Some would have honest reasons for why they dislike anime and are mature about it.
At least some anime haters can tolerate certain moments such as violence.
It's understandable why they hate stuff such as Lolicon and Shotacon hentai since this is child pornography after all.
Some of them know what the word weeaboo means and don't take it out of context