How to get your family into Anime?
How to get your parents to watch anime?
Be me. Be 16. Be obessed with anime.
Parents got worried since I was watching it in all my free time.
They sat me down and said I had to stop since I’m not a kid anymore.
I decided to get them obsessed with anime like me. So I laid a trap.
My parents are obsessed with CSI. They love to talk about what the criminal should have done to get away with it.
I promised my parents I would stop watching anime in the car and after dinner but they would have to watch 8 episodes of Death Note with me and then tell me they still think anime is for kids.
They think it’s a dumb idea but agree to.
They talk about how unrealistic it is at first.
Then they say Light should just pretend to be an idiot instead of a genius. I point out it’s about the pride of a criminal who thinks he’s above the law.
Cue an hour long heated discussion between my parents and me.
We get to episode 8 – the legendary potato chip episode.
I ask them if they still think anime is for kids. They say it’s too early to tell. Then we watched every episode that was out.
Then I showed them Ghost in the Shell
Then I showed them Gurren Lagann
Then I showed them Paranoia Agent
Before I moved away, we would watch anime together after dinner most nights. When I come home for holidays or to visit on weekends, we still will watch a show or two side by side with whatever American show is most popular at the time.
My parents are watching Psycho Pass season 2 right now and are flipping their shit over Kamui and Akane.
They now watch more anime than me.