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9 Types Of Anime Fans That Are Giving Everyone Else A Bad Name

Updated April 25, 2019 18k votes 4.7k voters 137.8k views9 items

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Mingling with other anime geeks allows you to discuss your favorite series and characters, as well as demonstrate how faithful an otaku you really are. However, there are a few annoying anime fans who may put a damper on your fun. These are often the worst types of anime fans, and they can really get under your skin. But don’t let these types of terrible anime fans end your enjoyment of anime or the pleasure of meeting another otaku. After all, everyone is entitled to their own opinions, likes, and dislikes. So, no matter now rude, obnoxious, or annoying these different types of insufferable anime geeks may be, in the end, they appreciate anime in their own way.  

Are you fretting about encountering these kinds of fans? Don't worry! Check out this horrible anime fandom breakdown list, and you'll get some great insight into every kind of annoying anime nerd you could possibly encounter at your next anime convention, group meet-up, or online forum.

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    The Manga Critic

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    Fandom Level: 9 filler episodes out of 10

    Favorite Shows: Mushi-shi, Monster, Hellsing Ultimate 

    Key Characteristics: This type of fan is not 100 % faithful to any given anime title, and often spends their time criticizing series and swearing the manga is better. Watching or talking about an anime series with this type of fan usually isn't fun, as they tend to pull up multiple comparison points to prove how the manga's storyline is better, instead of discussing the merits of the anime. They are also known to pick at an anime's art style, based on how it differs from the style of the original manga. Not because it's worse, you see, but simply because it's different. 

    Are they the worst?
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    The Mainstream Only Fan

    Fandom Level: 8 out of 10 Titans  

    Favorite Shows: Attack On Titan, FMA: Brotherhood, Tokyo Ghoul 

    Key Characteristics: This fan is known to only watch popular mainstream anime that has a lot of buzz in the community. They often bad mouth older series, and are opposed to watching any classic anime titles that aired in the past. In addition, they are more likely to favor rebooted series over the original. These people won't give most new series a shot either, until they've picked up enough heat to be considered worth their time. Frankly, having a discussion with them about anime is like talking to someone who only listens to the top 40 about music. 

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    The Fujioshi Fangirl

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    Fandom Level: 8 pork cutlet bowls out of 10

    Favorite Shows: Yuri!!! On Ice, Junjou Romantica, Love Stage!!

    Key Characteristics: These are female fanatics obsessed with yaoi (or boy love). These fans are hardcore, and dead serious about the pairings they make between male characters. Passion is one thing, but these fangirls just don't stop talking about handsome dudes having sex with each other. They are also known to ship non-homosexual characters together, and are ready to vehemently defend their views on who is the seme (top) or uke (bottom) in the relationship, even if you didn't ask. There is also a yaoi-obsessed male fanbase, known as fudanshi fanboys.

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    The Alpha Nerd

    Fandom Level: 10 shurikens out of 10  

    Favorite Shows: Fullmetal Alchemist, Cowboy Bebop, Naruto 

    Key Characteristics: These are the extreme smarty pants of the fandom. They've spent hundreds of hours watching, researching, and analyzing anime series inside and out so they can collect and analyze "solid facts." Because of their knowledge, they feel superior to other fans and will shoot others down for espousing personal theories or thoughts about a series. These big time know-it-alls will often get onto anime forums and write essay-long posts about a series, just to prove unimportant points. 

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