The Anime Community
Anime is hand-drawn and computer animation originating from or associated with Japan. Over the years it has attained a very toxic following.
Why It's Extremely Toxic
- This community is incredibly petty and insensitive. If you so much as mispronounce any Japanese word by even one syllable, refer to an anime as a cartoon, or criticize/like their favorite/hated anime in the slightest form, they will harass you.
- They cause flame wars everywhere, from the smallest of things in their beloved anime, from characters, to animation, to huge issues like their abilities, and rivalries. The most notorious being Goku and Vegeta, as well as Naruto and Sasuke. They cause petty rivalries which each other too.
- Whenever somebody uses the international title of an anime, at least one person will "correct" you and insist that you use the Japanese title instead, ignoring the fact that it's only their personal preference, and anybody can have the right to use the international title whenever they want to.
- They're so easily offended that it's pathetic. They fail to realize that acting like this will cause people to bully them even more, which will consequently make anime fans even more sensitive and it creates an endless cycle of ignorance and rude behavior.
- The elitists. They think they're above all other members because they watch better anime or they watch it in Japanese instead of foreign-language dubs. They even insist that their opinions are facts, such as the quality of an anime.
- Mostly, the JoJo fandom is the worst offender.
- Most members are hipsters who think they're special because they don't watch mainstream anime and only watch obscure titles. Contrary to their belief, they aren't.
- The dub vs. sub debate.
- They give anime a really bad reputation that it does not deserve. Because of this anime has the same reputation as the Sonic series.
- They believe that Cory in the House is an anime and consider it to be the best anime ever when it wasn't even an anime to begin with since Cory in the House is a live-action Disney Sitcom.
- They also consider other things including real-life to be "animes" when they're made outside Japan.
- They don't keep their embarrassing personal stuff to themselves and spread it in public, such as having dakimakura (anime body pillows) and try doing sexual stuff with it for everyone to see. To make this situation worse is that most of the characters are underage, thus making them borderline pedophiles.
- They caused the haters to grow large and now too much of the irrational anime haters are trying to ban anime.
- Most of the elitists who watch anime with little to no fanservice attack people who watch school, Moe, Ecchi, Battle, Shonen, and Slice Of Life (its okay to like them as long if you're not doing anything bad).
- The anime community on twitter.
- Like the Modern Cartoon Network Hatedom, they only watch anime on anime piracy sites, and not on legal streaming services such as Netflix, Crunchyroll, Funimation, and more. They claim it's because of the small selection of anime on those sites, but there's a reason why certain shows and movies don't see the light of day outside of Japan. What they don't realize is that if they continue to pirate anime, studios won't be able to produce any more anime.
- "Best Girl" debates are abundant in the community, as some anime fans seemingly like their favorite female anime characters which refer to them as "Waifus". The same can be said for "Husbandos" and "Best Boy" debates.
- They'll say you have a poor taste if you watch some anime that they don't like.
- Most of the Ecchi haters think that only perverts and pedophiles watch Ecchi anime which is not true.
- A lot of anime fans are extremely disrespectful to anyone who might like not anime for a specified reason, and usually they'll attack the person just for not liking anime.
- The classic anime elitists: They constitute the worst of nostalgia's in the internet, throwing hissy fits and obnoxious comments against modern versions of anime they love, and attacking people who praise them in the slightest.
- This community, both classic and modern elitists, want any anime to be in their own image and will reject anything that doesn't go their way. Selfish much?
- Some anime fans are a part of the toxic meme community.
- Their actions are causing the anime industry itself and reputation to fall apart.
- They are the biggest reason why Myanimelist's scoring system is flawed.
- Because of these qualities, this is why they don't work for anime studios.
- They also tend to put words like "trash" and "garbage" too much in the comments if something related in the community doesn't fit their taste.
- They can get extremely childish. This user is an example.
- Crossover anime video games like Jump Force easily exposes this community's behavior, as flame wars are rampant among character fans (e.g. Goku, Jotaro, Dio, Naruto, Kenshiro).
- They'll complain about stuff like cliches and tropes in anime repeating which is hypocritical since this community keeps repeating many things such as their flaws (referring to the community).
- The biggest hypocrisy is when they complain about immature anime or immature things in that anime yet they act even much more immature than the anime and the things in it.
- They love using stereotyping especially the elitists.
- The character hatedoms in this community can get way too irrational on the character they hate.
- Not all members of the anime community are toxic. In fact, some of them are in good shape.
- Take note that there are some anime fandoms and hatedoms that are not toxic.
- Some members of the community do agree to the casual themed animes especially the genre is School, Moe, Ecchi-Harem, Isekai, Gijinka and Fanservice.
- Some Anime fans or Otakus make cosplays of their favorite Anime characters.
- Others do Nightcore remixes of non-Anime songs mostly Pop genre as well as putting their favorite characters on the remixes.
- Meanwhile on Pixiv, DeviantArt, Zerochan and sometimes in Danbooru (or Safebooru) there are a lot of Anime artworks featured there and if there are NSFW artworks, at least they're filtered with mature tags.
- Speaking of Anime fan-arts, some members of the Anime community make artworks of their favorite video game, cartoon and live-action characters in Anime-art style.
- A lot of fans make good reviews on every Anime series they loved.
- Although the fandom is seemingly toxic, the hatedom is just as bad. If not, even worse.
- Some of the Anime community pay respects to the people who died in the arson of Kyoto Animation studios. A lot of them made a tribute for the animes that they've been made.
Things That Ruined/May Not Have Ruined This Community
If anybody asks: No. No one said these animes, characters or people (for the most part) were bad, in fact, most of them are incredibly awesome, but they have the most toxic fandoms and hatedoms.