ABILENE, TX — A shocking discovery rocked the anime community today, as a lone forum poster was claimed to only watch shows that he genuinely enjoys. As the community stands puzzled to figure out what this fan could have possibly mean, Anime Maru tracked down this anonymous poster for an interview.
“Yeah I used to try to keep up with MAL ratings and the like, but I found it too hard. in the end I just decided to watch whatever seemed good to me and just dropped anything I didn’t truly enjoy.”
After assuring our interviewer that he was being completely serious, he continued to explain:
“Oh yeah people were telling me to watch things like Cowboy Bebop and Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, but they didn’t really grab my interest much. I get enjoyment out of fun shows like Sword Art Online and Attack on Titan. I don’t see the problem with watching that if I like it.”
Terrible taste in anime aside, not everyone was appreciative of this person’s view on anime.
“It’s ridiculous, I tell you. I don’t know what kind of person wants to watch shows that they like, it doesn’t make sense. I don’t even understand what kind of person enjoys anime at all, for that matter. The medium is disgusting and the community is toxic. Why would anyone find joy from it?” a popular anime blogger who runs several blogs and YouTube review channels exclaimed.
The community was further shocked to learn that this individual doesn’t even watch anime ironically, failing to understand the appeal of hatewatching Triage X, Super Sonico, or Hyakka Ryouran Samurai Bride.
“I just want to watch shows I like, enjoy them in peace, and not have everyone be all judgmental about it,” the idiot casual who wouldn’t understand good anime if one hit him on the head concluded.