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Mizan de la Plume Kuro
August 18th, 2009, 06:14 AM
The question posed here would be, is there a part in ones life where he/she is considered too old to be watching Anime? Do you think that one day you'll stop watching Anime because you feel that you've outgrown it? Will your children or nephews/nieces think you're immature to be watching Anime?

The main question is when (if ever) would you feel that you've outgrown Anime.

Personally, I don't see stopping anytime soon.

Discuss...

Ruphire
August 18th, 2009, 06:28 AM
I personally don't think anyone could outgrow anime.

It's like outgrowing your favorite tv show.

Although, I think it'd be weird to see an old guy watching anime.

icomeanon6
August 18th, 2009, 06:36 AM
I think it depends on the anime. When you get older, I think you're more likely to realize that it's foolish to assume that a cartoon is childish just because A) it's a cartoon, and B) it's from Japan. I can't picture anyone being too old to enjoy Spirited Away.

In the words of C.S. Lewis:

"Critics who treat adult as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence."

I might lose my nostalgia for Digimon someday, but there will undoubtedly always be some anime that I'll still enjoy.

Mizan de la Plume Kuro
August 18th, 2009, 06:41 AM
Anime is kind of like the art form of Japan. Beatifully drawn and sometimes they convey a message. Case point, Grave of the Fireflies.

"Critics who treat adult as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence."I've heard this somewhere before... I think it was at the end of my copy of The Chronicles of Narnia...

So I think that Anime is like art and art is something that never fades away.

Jolene
August 18th, 2009, 06:41 AM
I suppose it doesn't matter how old you are so long as you have the right kind of personality. Like Willy Wonka or something.

Eternal Nightmare
August 18th, 2009, 07:07 AM
To me you love what you love and you will always love it so in this case if you love anime as a child now so you will love it as an old man too. Does that make sense????

BUG♥CATCHER★BREEZE
August 18th, 2009, 08:15 AM
If you think about it, anime is really no different from any other kind of television show/movie. My eighty-eight year old grandfather watches television, and he hasn't grown out of it yet(!)
I suppose, if you got so old you had so bad macular degeneration you couldn't make out the television, but then, that's what audio description is for. Similarly, if you go deaf, subtitles.
I mean, in the end, you can't judge how mature is/isn't a person is on whether they like or don't like a television show/movie.

So, no, I don't think you can 'grow out' anything you enjoy.

Akio123
August 18th, 2009, 08:23 AM
I don't think so, I mean I said this in the other thread; most anime is made for people older than kids. I mean we can make a list that can go on for ever about anime meant for adults. However, we can make a list of about fifteen-twenty animes made for kids (oh and they can't be 4Kids kids tainted they have to be shows legitimately made for kids). Also, why is there an animation ghetto anyway?

~*!*~Tatsujin Gosuto~*!*~
August 18th, 2009, 04:49 PM
Age aint nothing but a number, so anime is for all ages even TV-MA is for everyone in my eyes


:t354:TG

Akio123
August 18th, 2009, 10:44 PM
Age aint nothing but a number, so anime is for all ages even TV-MA is for everyone in my eyes


:t354:TG
That I don't think I agree with. I mean like in the other thread, I showed my little cousin Elfen Lied. Though I do not regret doing it, I did it to prove not all anime is for kids. I mean I can think about about sixty titles that under no circumstances should be shown to children.

Wings Don't Cry
August 19th, 2009, 01:33 AM
I'm not sure if I'll outgrow anime, if one day I have a kid and he/she says I'm too old to be watching it(in a serious way not one of those things when a 5 year old says whatever is at the top of their head), then I'm probably gonna stop.

>Feelings<
August 19th, 2009, 02:15 AM
Although, I think it'd be weird to see an old guy watching anime.
This is the type of thoughts that create the need to think about these matters in the first place.


The question posed here would be, is there a part in ones life where he/she is considered too old to be watching Anime? Do you think that one day you'll stop watching Anime because you feel that you've outgrown it? Will your children or nephews/nieces think you're immature to be watching Anime?

The main question is when (if ever) would you feel that you've outgrown Anime.
No, never.
Though it is true that I'm not much of a person to watch much Animes anyways, but I love what I DO watch.
This can't be possible that I will ever outgrow Animes, or anything else in the world (yes, even riding merry-go-rounds, lol).

I have quoted something told by Ruphire here in this post, which points out exactly what I wanted to focus on.
The thing is, most of us people tend to accept the ways in which things go around in our society and our world as it is, so an exception seems to be too much for us to take.
Have you ever wondered WHY an old guy watching an anime is weird? Have you?

Think now, and you'll find that the answer has nothing to do with how much mature a person is at all, but the only reason for which you feel this way is because everyone always told you that it is supposed to be weird, or you never had much experience of having seen an old person watching anime on their own.
If from the time of your birth, this type of actions were presented as a normal thing to you, you would never have even thought that this could even potentially be weird, or is actually supposed to be weird.
In the end, it's what you believe, and not what others think.
Don't give up the things you like because of peer pressure or something like that.


To me you love what you love and you will always love it so in this case if you love anime as a child now so you will love it as an old man too. Does that make sense????
Yes, that makes perfect sense, actually...
I was also gonna say this.

Mizan de la Plume Kuro
August 19th, 2009, 03:49 AM
Think now, and you'll find that the answer has nothing to do with how much mature a person is at all, but the only reason for which you feel this way is because everyone always told you that it is supposed to be weird, or you never had much experience of having seen an old person watching anime on their own.
If from the time of your birth, this type of actions were presented as a normal thing to you, you would never have even thought that this could even potentially be weird, or is actually supposed to be weird.
In the end, it's what you believe, and not what others think.
Don't give up the things you like because of peer pressure or something like that.
Which is the exact reason that boys don't wear skirts or crossdress.
No, I'm not gay or a crossdresser if that's what you're thinking, just making my point.

Although, I think it'd be weird to see an old guy watching anime.Which is the exact reason I posed this question. That and Icomeanon6's Anime is not for kids thread.

mew²
August 19th, 2009, 07:01 AM
Anime is for everyone. Thus we have TV-MA and worse for those who are older /cough or not /cough

Aether
August 19th, 2009, 06:07 PM
Manga and Anime are created with all age groups in consideration. That's why you have Shonen (Boys), Shoujo (Girls), Seinen (Men) etc. So no, you can't really outgrow it IMO.

TheCreator123
August 20th, 2009, 11:56 AM
NEVERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

twocows
August 20th, 2009, 02:23 PM
In the words of C.S. Lewis:

"Critics who treat adult as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence."
Wow, great quote. That's something I've always thought myself. Kudos to Lewis; I didn't know he was so insightful.

But yeah, one can't really outgrow anime. I can see someone getting sick of it, or thinking it's not as great as he or she once thought it was, but saying that one can outgrow it implies that it is a childish thing by nature; something which can be disproved with hundreds of counter-examples.

kohei
August 20th, 2009, 04:46 PM
Go to Comic Market, see the vast age range, then stop caring about age when it comes down to anime, manga and doujins.
Best way to live life imo.

Also, try telling this man that age matters. (http://www.youtube.com/user/GrumpyJiisan)

poopnoodle
August 20th, 2009, 04:49 PM
Don't care. I'll always be anime-ing it up.

bluecat
August 23rd, 2009, 09:08 AM
Anime is just like all other television, there is something out there for everyone. Just cause it's animated does not mean only youth can watch it.

So while my anime watching may dip and peak over time (it already does), I'll probably watch some anime or another every once and awhile. Heck my mom watches the Miyazaki films, and she's 60. That's anime. :p

DoubleWide
August 29th, 2009, 11:31 AM
As I approach the half century mark, I doubt I'll ever stop watching anime. Or any other animation for that matter.:cheeky:

JP
August 29th, 2009, 02:49 PM
I don't think I'll ever "out-grow" anime in general. If anything, I might out grow certain aspects of it such as certain types of plots and storylines. I can see that as a possibility, but I most likely will never out grow the animation and art in anime.

Bay Alexison
August 29th, 2009, 04:13 PM
Yeah, I too think I may outgrow some plot and story aspects of anime. There has been a lot of anime shows I used to love but not much anymore. However, I don't think I'll stop watch them anytime soon. There's always something that catches my eye. ;) Also, there would be a few fandoms that I had stick for a while and will be for the long run.

As for anyone ever too old to watch anime, nah, don't think so. I don't think age matters in this kind of stuff. Heck, my parents watched some of the anime movies, the Pokemon anime, and a couple other anime shows on DVD. :P

Stellar
August 29th, 2009, 05:56 PM
Reminds me of this one guy I met in the Japanese bookstore at the mall near here. He was old, old enough to have a family and possibly a grandkid, but he seemed pretty lonely. I remember he was rambling about Cardcaptor Sakura and I felt sort of sorry for him, but looking back I had no reason to. He was happy, and in the end that's all that matters~

Mizan de la Plume Kuro
August 29th, 2009, 06:36 PM
Reminds me of this one guy I met in the Japanese bookstore at the mall near here. He was old, old enough to have a family and possibly a grandkid, but he seemed pretty lonely. I remember he was rambling about Cardcaptor Sakura and I felt sort of sorry for him, but looking back I had no reason to. He was happy, and in the end that's all that matters~
That was a bittersweet story was it not. Finding solace in Anime even in his old age. I wish I could do that too.

twocows
August 29th, 2009, 06:45 PM
Reminds me of this one guy I met in the Japanese bookstore at the mall near here. He was old, old enough to have a family and possibly a grandkid, but he seemed pretty lonely. I remember he was rambling about Cardcaptor Sakura and I felt sort of sorry for him, but looking back I had no reason to. He was happy, and in the end that's all that matters~
That guy clearly has good taste. I wish I met people like that; everybody I know IRL is into action/fighty stuff, a genre I do not care for.

Bianca Paragon
August 29th, 2009, 07:21 PM
That guy clearly has good taste. I wish I met people like that; everybody I know IRL is into action/fighty stuff, a genre I could care less about.
couldn't care less about.
If in doubt; check the diagram available here (http://www.pokecommunity.com/showpost.php?p=4975327&postcount=27)

twocows
August 29th, 2009, 08:21 PM
couldn't care less about.
If in doubt; check the diagram available here (http://www.pokecommunity.com/showpost.php?p=4975327&postcount=27)
Colloquialism (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colloquialism). Having said that, I will admit that it is improper grammar. It's something I do on accident, despite knowing that it is technically improper.

Graceful
August 30th, 2009, 03:45 AM
Anime is something for all ages to enjoy. I'll never stop watching it. We will grow old but Anime never will. That's what I think! :3

Jordan
August 30th, 2009, 04:04 AM
I wouldn't think so. People have the freedom to choose whatever medium of entertainment they want...as long as it's abiding the law.

Tonitonichopchop
August 30th, 2009, 09:30 PM
No, but the thought of watching and old man watching anime and liking it cracks me up! I don't know why, but it's funny. :)

Hamako-chan
August 30th, 2009, 10:19 PM
No one can outgrow anime, only if they get bored of it.
My parents never watched anime in their life xD

morrison
August 30th, 2009, 11:12 PM
No because there are also adult themed Animes obviously , If you think of the likes of Jin roh and others.