490 Name: Anonymous : 2019-12-30 11:33
Better to ignore 99% of the western "fan"dom if you want to enjoy something in peace. That loaded gun metaphor above is damn on point. Saw quite a few examples. Was bothered by such stuff for some time and felt terrible but then started to feel indifferent because only you and your personal dedication should matter if you don't have someone with the same genuine interest as your close friend. It's also easy to become arrogant and elitist, thinking you are better than those memeing ironic people but that's no good too because it causes anger. The best option is to sincerely enjoy anime and manga without external influence.