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CollegeHumor’s “Anime Guy on a Date” Video Isn’t Really That Anime

7 Nov 2010

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It’s about as anime as Soulja Boy is. Granted, there are some great “moe” moments and a jab at how things tend to sound ridiculous in translation, but the newest video by CollegeHumor titled “Anime Guy Goes on a Date” reads more like a Scott Pilgrim-esque, anime-influenced, American fanimation than actual anime.

Big eyes, furry tails, and vaguely oriental music are hardly the requisites for anime, and until this preconception can be rid of, the general view of the medium as being only either kiddy or perverted will remain (though of course, those two things do come in spades).

For a real anime, we suggest you start here.


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