Top Ten Anime-Related Questions to Ask Anime Fans

1. What’s your favorite anime of all time?

Choosing 1 anime shows out of 1000’s is tragic and painful. How does an anime fan even pull it off?

How do you even make sense of it?

I have too many favorites to name just 1. And I wouldn’t be surprised if you’re the same.

It’s really hard to have 1 favorite if you’ve watched dozens of shows from dozens of genres.

2. Is piracy killing or helping the anime industry?

This has been debatable for a long time. And on each end of the stick, there’s evidence of piracy helping the industry (and hurting it simultaneously).

But the question is: how much?

Is it 70% helpful and 30% detrimental? Or the other way round?

Is piracy more helpful because of FREE exposure to millions of anime fans worldwide? Does that help with marketing so much so that it turns into cash along the way?

And is that amount of money more than it would have been if it weren’t for piracy?

Or is it all one big lie? This is a BIG question. But one things for sure: piracy is a service problem, and the industry is at fault.

3. What does it mean to be an Otaku?

If you asked this question in Japan, you’d get funny looks that will make you feel uncomfortable. Or even ashamed to be an “Otaku”.

But outside of Japan? The definition has been twisted, bent, twirled and shaped into a NEW meaning all together.

Here’s how I define an Otaku (which most have agreed with):

“An Otaku is someone who’s “deep” into anime culture.”

You might own merchandise, or you might not. But one thing’s for sure:

  • You read anime blogs and have an understanding of WHAT’S happening in the industry.
  • You’re passionate about anime, but not to the detriment of your life or wellbeing.
  • You’re knowledgeable about anime.

An Otaku in Japan (from what I know) is someone who can’t differentiate between fiction and reality. And literally is so lost in anime (or gaming) that it’s ruining their lives and their sense of reality.

Even so, the definition of an “Otaku” is still up for debate. Making it a question with an incomplete answer.

  1. Who is your favorite male anime character?
  2. Who is your favorite female character?
  3. What is your favorite anime soundtrack?
  4. What is your favorite anime opening + animation?
  5. What is your favorite anime ending song + animation?
  6. What is your favorite anime scene?
  7. If you could meet an anime character who would it be?
  8. What anime character is most similar to you in terms of personality?
  9. What is your favorite thing about anime?
  10. What is your least favorite thing about anime?
  11. Who are your favorite anime couple?
  12. Who is your favorite anime animal?
  13. What anime would make a good game?
  14. What game would make a good anime?
  15. What was the first anime you ever watched?
  16. Do you think you’ll ever stop watching anime?
  17. What is your favorite genre of anime?
  18. What is your least favorite genre of anime?
  19. Are you open about watching anime with people you know?
  20. Have you ever been to Japan?
  21. What anime was the biggest let down for you?
  22. What anime was better than expected?
  23. What is the best anime fight scene?
  24. Who is your anime waifu?
  25. What was your favorite video game as a child?
  26. Most Embarrassing moment?
  27. (a)Can you drive? 27. (b)Do you own a car?
  1. Are you mature?
  2. What year were you born?
  3. Do you prefer cats or dogs?
  4. Describe yourself physically.
  5. What would you name your first child?
  6. What is the worst injury you have ever had?
  7. What is your worse habit?
  8. Do you drink or smoke?
  9. Do you have a tattoo?
  10. Are you a morning person or a night person?
  11. Have you ever slept past mid-day?
  12. Do you regret anything?
  13. Can you count the number of friends you have on one hand?
  14. Do you wear glasses?
  15. Are you a picky eater?
  16. Would you die for someone?
  17. If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
  18. Do you believe in the supernatural?
  19. Would you rather be rich or famous?
  20. Have you ever committed a crime?
  21. Pirates or Ninjas? Time-Traveller or Ghost?
  22. Does someone have a crush on you?
  23. Are you in a relationship?

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