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This is going to sound like a very strange thing to admit at this point in my life, but I've decided that I do actually like and have liked it all along

What I mean is, outside of it as a marketed genre from the time I was a little kid (excluding some awful titles)

It's sometimes hard to decide whether something you go to and repeat is because of familiarity alone, your friends and family enjoy it, or you actually enjoyed it yourself

I think I actually enjoy watching anime myself

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@cypnk this sounds a little like a long-form conversation i spent much of my 20s and early 30s having with myself about country music.

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anime is like rap. you have to find the stuff that appeals to you and pretend the rest doesn't exist.

@cypnk To me, saying "I like anime" feels weird, because anime is too broad a genre to just say unilaterally whether you like it or not. It's like saying "I like movies" or "I like games". Two people can say the same thing yet have no actual interests in common, because one thinks of anime as Hayao Miyazaki movies, while the other thinks of Konosuba. Just because apples and oranges both grown on trees doesn't mean they should be treated the same.

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