Top 5 most annoying types of anime fans
As a long time fan of anime, there are certain aspects of the fan base that just get annoying as hell. I do not intend to offend anyone and I just want to vent a topic that has been tugging away at the back of my head for several weeks. This does not apply to all fans in a particular group, just the ones who seem to go out of their way to look like morons.
Number 5: Fans of the "Big 3" (Naruto, Bleach, and One piece) I'm not dissing anyone for liking the above mentioned shows, but the fans of these three always seem to be at each other's throats. I can't go on to one video of these shows without reading a comment of someone bashing the other two. The reasons they have are all the same too. People hate bleach for having too many characters when Naruto and one piece are just as guilty. people accuse one piece for dragging on when Naruto has been around just as long. People accuse one piece for being childish when Bleach and Naruto are just as juvenile in most cases. The arguments they have against each other are just flaws all long running shounen anime have in general. It's just gotten annoying.
Number 4: Fans who think all anime is intended for mature audiences. First off, look at shows like Ikki Tousen and Sekirei and I dare you to tell me those shows are mature with a straight face. Just because an anime has blood and boobs doesn't mean it's meant for adults. If anything, it makes it look more juvenile than actual kid shows. I'm not saying an anime HAS to be deep and philosophical to be good but don't give praise for something that isn't there. Let's face it, All anime are cartoons. And I don't mean that in a negative way, just stating the obvious. Anime = Animation = Cartoons. It's just a different style of cartoon (not better, DIFFERENT) and I can name 5 american cartoons off the top of my head that are more mature than half of the stuff we have in anime now.
Number 3: Yaoi fans. I'm not gonna lie, Yaoi fans scare the hell out of me. It's mostly due to the fact that if an anime has more than one guy in it, there is going to be a yaoi pairing of them. They'll literally use ANY form of contact between to guys as a sign that "they're in love" or "They're meant to be." And let's be honest, they can get seriously over-defensive when their pairings are challenged in any way. They'll even hate on good female characters simply because they challenge their favorite slash pairings which is just rediculous.
Number 2: Fans who pronounce words in stereotypical japanese accents(ex: Code Geass = Codo Geasu or Blazeblue = Burazuburue) While hilarious, this also makes you sound like a complete moron. You know how it's spelled in english so you should know how to pronounce it. I have a few japanese friends and they actually think people are mocking they're language when they do this. There's respecting a language and then there's out right butchering it.
And the number 1 spot goes too (drumroll): Dub haters. If there is one fan that is guaranteed to set me off, it's Dub haters. This leads into an entirely different rant so I'll try to keep it brief. I'm tired of anime fans hating on other fans just for liking the english dub of a series. I've actually seen friendships end over this topic. And I ask Why? What's so bad abut me liking dubs? true, there are some shows I like better in sub form but I have yet to see a dub that is as bad as the subbies claim it is. If you like subs more than dubs, that's fine but don't start preaching to me like I'm some kin postd of lost soul that needs to be saved. I also hate how it's a one way deal. The japanese language isn't some kind of flawless gift from god. There are just as many bad performances as there are good ones. Want examples? Chara Soon's seiyuu from gundam zz or Nia's seiyuu from Gurren lagann. Both of these performances were terrible and lacked any real drive or emotion. If you like subs, I couldn't care less but don't start acting like they're the end all perfect form to watch anime in.
So that's my...wow...really long rant on these types of fans. Once again, this doesn't apply to all fans, just the unreasonable ones (who unfortunately seem to have the loudest voices). It was not my intention to offend, just a way for me to vent.