Anime FAQ for Parents

Topic started by ethan on March 21, 2011. Last post by Psychotime 3 years, 4 months ago.
Post by matti00 (28 posts) See mini bio Level 7

There are male viewers who enjoy shojo and josei series. 

Tell it to my girlfriend.
Post by audio_defect (33 posts) See mini bio Level 12
I'm not a parent, but I do work as a librarian and I get this question a lot. Generally, I can answer most stuff by myself, but this article gives me something tangible to give them (because honestly, I get tired of repeating myself). 
Post by EquitasInvictus (332 posts) See mini bio Level 15
@audio_defect said:
" I'm not a parent, but I do work as a librarian and I get this question a lot. Generally, I can answer most stuff by myself, but this article gives me something tangible to give them (because honestly, I get tired of repeating myself).  "
Aw man, I can't imagine how I'd answer parents asking me that question. I'm especially... progressive, so I'd just tell them to let them read/watch whatever they'd like. 
Didn't do me too much harm. Although watching some things for the first time can be very uncomfortable!
Post by blaakmawf (59 posts) See mini bio Level 5
Great article.
Post by AgumonKid (68 posts) See mini bio Level 6
Have you ever searched Hentai on Aniemvice or Giantbomb?
Post by Eyz (38 posts) See mini bio Level 8
One of my first exposure to manga/animes, alongside Dragon Ball or Hokuto no Ken, was also Berserker in the early 90s.
 
And I turned just as normal/perfectly fine. *whistles happy at work, and looks back at his university diplomas*
Post by Theresonlyone (91 posts) See mini bio Level 9
This makes me think of last christmas. My gf gave my parents some ideas for presents, one of the ideas she gave was come Gantz volumes. So i'm there on christmas day whole family round the tree opening them dad looking over the shoulder "What's that about let me see" and me about to die, thank god it was sealed so he only read the blurb.
Post by sotyfan16 (1,341 posts) See mini bio Level 20
My parents mostly don't know what I watch but they are totally cool with my extensive anime/manga habit. When DBZ was on Toonami my dad would watch it with me. When I bought Afro Samurai my dad watched it with me. Hell, my dad used to watch a bit of the original Dragon Ball when it first came to the US. Now, my mom doesn't watch anything and that's fine because she's the one who buys the boxsets I get for Christmas. The worst (in terms of age rating) I've had her get is Black Lagoon.
 
On another note, my mom is where a lot of the anime/manga buying parents go wrong. All she asks me for is a picture of the cover and the title of the series. She barely takes a look at what a show is rated (but that's fine because I'm of age so it doesn't matter). That is where a number of parents go wrong. Much like this Guide suggests, parents should research what their child is watching or wants before taking the next step.
 
On the positive side, since we know what anime/manga include and are about, the next generation will easily be informed since the parents will so much.
Post by Conn (4 posts) See mini bio Level 8
Big fan of this article. I recommend it!
Post by ngkachun4 (13 posts) See mini bio Level 9
Interesting English topic to introduce Anime & Manga!
Post by Psychotime (53 posts) See mini bio Level 10
EVA's a shonen series last time I checked.
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