For each of you that are reading this very sentence, anime is probably a part of your life to one degree or another, whether a fun distraction or an all-consuming pastime, it is something we enjoy discussing and want to take any opportunities we can to share with others. So, this week’s question is: have you recently had any success sharing anime with others? Family? Friends? How did they react and do you think you may have created a new otaku?

Also, are there any shows in particular that you have found work better than others when introduce people to anime? As my boss often says, “let’s share some best methods.”

Funny enough, though I posited this question, I have not had much success recently in sharing this particular passion with others. I have a couple of my co-workers that I have been working on for a little while and in spite of both saying they are interested, I have not actually gotten either to actually watch anything yet. In both cases I am trying to get them to watch Barakamon, partly because they both have similar interests and history to myself and I absolutely loved it and also because I think it is accessible to a very wide audience.

What do you think? Is it a good choice?

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If you have any ideas for future questions of the week feel free to leave them in the comments, otherwise, see you next Friday.


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