So if you are new to anime or are already a seasoned fan here are five phrases that are sure to stir up controversy no matter what anime fans you talk to on the internet. If you are looking to avoid controversy, hate mail, or just plain drama pay attention to this list.
5.”I’m an Otaku!”
Believe it or not there are many out there who totally snap if you dare call yourself an otaku or even try to call them one. This is another never ending debate. Because otaku has had a bad connotation in Japan many believe fans shouldn’t be referring to themselves by such a derogatory term as they see it. If you call yourself an otaku you are in for a world of hurt. So please just say no to calling yourself or others an otaku.
4.”I like dubs!”
Be prepared to be railed on by everyone and anyone if you happen to like dubs. If you don’t know the majority of anime fans are stuck up snobs who prefer the original Japanese voice track with English subtitles over anything else. Some may even go to the point of watching anime with the original Japanese voice track without English subtitles even though they don’t know Japanese! Those that take it to that extreme feel that even the English subtitles are localized and edited so much that it’s better to watch it the way it was meant to be watched, even if they can’t understand what is going on. Everyone knows real anime fans watch anime raw and uncut with no dubs or English subtitles!
3. “I watch fansubs!”
If you even mention that you have watched one fansub in your entire life prepared to be taken out back, beaten, and tarred and feathered! Then you will become El Pollo Diablo!!!!! Then you will be hauled off to the worst prison of all…NERD PRISON!!!
2. “I like moe!”
Do not under any circumstances make your opinion known to the masses that you like moe! You will be labeled as a creepy pedophile who can’t deal with real girls! Either that or you will just be labeled as just plain weird, then everyone will tell you that moe is killing the anime industry and your kind is not welcome around real anime fans. Then they will chase you into the town square with shotguns, torches, and pitchforks where they will tie you to a plank and set you on fire!
1.”I disagree with your opinion.”
If you want to really be controversial just disagree with everyone and anyone’s opinion. You will get so much hate mail, people will block you on twitter, they will leave nasty blog comments on your blog, and they will throw rocks through your window!