Anime, Nerdery

J-Pop America Fun Time Now Is Terrifyingly Authentic

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I’m not sure why Saturday Night Live ran a skit this weekend making fun of insane, obsessed-with-a-very-particular-vision-of-Japan anime fans — I mean, how many viewers could be even be familiar enough with anime fans to get half of what the hell they’re doing? — but I would like to say this skit isn’t funny, it’s a 100% accurate recreation of the most obnoxious portion of anime fandom. Now, I love anime, and I love anime fans. But I’ve been to many, many anime cons, and there is literally nothing in this video that I haven’t seen done by white, Midwestern Americans in utmost seriousness with my own eyes. Watching this video was like my own personal ‘Nam flashback. Thanks to Dancore for the tip.