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What is Allied Anime all About?
Find a way of introducing anime to other people that maximizes the chance they will continue watching and enjoying anime going forward. Why you might ask? Because:
Anime is Awesome.
Not everyone likes to watch anime.
Everyone COULD enjoy watching anime if introduced in the right way for them.
When it comes to likes and dislikes, or interests, hobbies, or things you derive enjoyment from, people tend to be quite considerably varied and set in their ways when it comes to introducing a new possibility or perhaps a new way of looking at something.
More often than not in these types of situations, you will be met with resistance and often times even anger. This is why when it comes to changing people’s thinking or perception, it can be incredibly difficult, or even downright impossible to accomplish.
So in this line of thought, what does that mean for people who “don’t like anime” even if they have never even watched a single episode of an anime show, or have any actual understanding of the medium, how can we ever get them to change the way they look at or think about anime?????
More often than not, the simplest solution to a problem ends up being the best way to go, and right now I am about to give you a VERY easy answer to the problem of how do we get people who believe they don’t like anime to change their minds if we can’t effectively or forcefully persuade them?
Simple; have them change their minds themselves! haha, easier said than done, I know I know, but truthfully this is really the only thing that works. It is necessary for them to believe the change came from within them, not from an external or persuasive force.
O.K… So how do we do that? The same way most everything in this world is accomplished; by clearing up misunderstandings and presenting more valid information in a form or way that resonates with the particular individual.
The reason we believe anime is capable of doing this is that over the years, anime and manga have grown to encompass just about any and every genre you could think of.
From such a massive variety in genres to an even larger presence of production companies and animation styles etc. there is no shortage of quality works such that it would be almost impossible NOT to be able to find even just a single episode that this person resonates with to the point of identifying and wanting to continue.