IF YOU CANT BE BOTHERED READING THE DESCRIPTION:
1) I DONT HATE ANIME
2) I DONT HATE MANGA
3) I DONT HATE GAMES
4) I DONT HATE ANIME FANS
5) I DONT HATE ANYTHING (except cheese) ANOTHER ANOTHER EDIT
I've edited the stamp to reflect my opinion better. ANOTHER EDIT
The stamp does not mean I do not like anime, nor does it mean those who do enjoy it shouldnt like Japan. Please read the full description!EDIT
This isn't the place to debate whether Ghibli is 'anime' or not, thanks! I will debate about that, of course. I percieve it to not be 'anime' in the Western sense, but I am aware that the term in Japanese means animation.
Because of the quality differences in animation and originality between Ghibli feature films and weekly anime releases, I disagree with calling Ghibli an 'anime' in the way that most Westerners percieve the genre.
Created with Zilla's stamp template, as always.
I know we all hate those weeaboo fans who treat Japan like it's Nirvana and everything amazing and pure is from there.
Personally, yes, I love Japan, but I have done since before I knew anime was from there. I've been interested in China and Japan ever since I was very young (very young).
After visiting, I have a changed opinion of it. It was much cleaner, brighter and better than I could have imagined.
And what did I visit?
Yes, the Pokemon Center. I love Pokemon, so why not.
Yes, the Ghibli Museum. Ghibli is not
anime as far as I'm concerned. It is animation from Japan. Anime is nothing like the standard and quality of Ghibli, nor is it as original.
Yes, a huge manga and anime store called Animate! because why wouldn't
I travelled around the back streets, visited shops and saw buildings tourists aren't meant to see. I saw less of the commercial side of Tokyo in those four days than the rest of it. AND I LOVED IT.
As for anime, I could care less about it. Anime doesn't excite me as it used to. I get more excited reading up on Japanese history and art than I do watching an Anime.
I felt more complete being able to remember all Hiragana than I did watching the end of CardCaptor Sakura.
And I also recognise that there's other places in Asia other than Japan. I've seen Hong Kong, which was AMAZING, and I've stopped off in Thailand.
Basically, my argument is this.
If you want to be taken seriously as a fan of Japan, STOP WATCHING SO MUCH ANIME AND START STUDYING THE CULTURE.
And learn more than 'kawaii' and 'itadakimasu'.
Also, I hate how the anime and manga lovers have given us cultural fans a stigma. We can no longer justify our enjoyment of the Asian culture without someone calling us Wapanese.
And I know there will be people out there who agree with this stamp, and who are hypocritical about it, because I've not seen an anime/manga fan yet say they only like anime and dont like Japan '4 ITS CULTUR'.
Also to clarify: I do enjoy Japanese games, and most of my favourite games originate from there. But I dont like Japan just
for its games.
Gawd, tldr: Japan shouldn't have the weeaboo stigma attached, but hey, what can you do. It's been ruined for those who do actually like it.
PS: I know there's other stamps like this, but I felt like making my own.
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