Anime Underground 17 Times People Were Caught Doing Anime Things IRL  

Jonah Dorrance
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List Rules Vote up the pictures that best show what anime would be like in the real world.

As many staple visuals in anime are drawn from cultural concepts and events in Japan, if one looks hard enough, anime in the real world becomes visible everywhere. The classic festival episodes, sports arcs, and cherry-blossom-filled walkways really do exist. Whether they're otakus are not, people do more anime things in their lives than they realize. Some of the people caught in the act even look like real-life anime characters

So what would anime look like in the actual world? Not as costume play or live-action films, but as realistic occurrences? Compiled here are side-by-side comparisons that will give you an idea of what anime would really look like if it leapt from the screen into the physical world. Vote up the funniest photos of people doing things you see in anime.

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Probably Not The Kind Of Anime He Wanted To Be In

Probably Not The Kind Of Anime... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 17 Times People Were Caught Doing Anime Things IRL
Photo:  9gag, TBS
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Looking Over And Realizing You're No Longer Bathing Alone

Looking Over And Realizing You... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 17 Times People Were Caught Doing Anime Things IRL
Photo:  spDuchamp via Flickr, TBS
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Anime Has Made Train Crossings One Of The Best Places For Self-Reflection

Anime Has Made Train Crossings... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 17 Times People Were Caught Doing Anime Things IRL
Photo:  kkunurashima via Flickr, CoMix Wave Inc.
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Patting Someone On The Head Is The Ultimate Form Of Affection

Patting Someone On The Head Is... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 17 Times People Were Caught Doing Anime Things IRL
Photo:  Just Go TV via YouTube, TBS
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