Top Ten Things Anime Fans Should Stop Doing

RoseRedFlower
I was inspired to make this list after I saw Kōhei Horikoshi getting backlash from people. He drew his female characters from Boku No Hero Academia in swimsuits and people yelled at him for drawing fifteen year olds in bikinis. I guess these people have never been to the beach before. So I decided to make a list of things that so called "Anime Fans" should stop doing. This could probably be applied to other fandoms but I'll stick with what I know. I'll leave my ten suggestions and the rest is up to you.

The Top Ten

1 Sending Death Threats Sending Death Threats

Many creators have gotten death threats online when characters die, ships are changed and when stories become different. I've mentioned plenty of times already. Even fans with different opinions get told that they should kill themselves. No one should be sent death threats. Death Note 2017's movie director Adam Wingard deleted his twitter after the numerous death threats. It was insane. Even if you don't like the movie, you should never send death threats. - RoseRedFlower

That thing about Boku No Hero Academia is super weird to me, considering so many anime series doing the same, or a very similar thing and getting very little flak for it - kempokid

Top 1 Things SU Fans Should Stop Doing:
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2 Harassing the Creators Harassing the Creators

This has happened to many creators. Some people just go out of their way to send harassment towards the authors of the manga or anime. Tsugumi Ohba (Death Note) was sent harassment because he killed off a certain character. Hideaki Anno (Neon Genesis Evangelion) had his property vandalized and people were so upset with how he ended the series. Tite Kubo (Bleach) once shut down his Twitter before coming back but barely goes online anymore. I bet you can guess why. Because of how Bleach slowly declined. I don't mean legit criticism. I mean people told him that he should be fired, never write another manga and should be homeless on the streets. - RoseRedFlower

There are rabid MikaYuu fans harassing Takaya Kagami becuase they feel he won't make MikaYuu canon. One person said that they hoped Kagami would give into the pressure and if he didn't, he deserved to lose billions of his fans and be labelled a homophobe. WHAT THE ACTUAL FUDGE. - TwilightKitsune

3 Forcing Their Ships to Become Canon Forcing Their Ships to Become Canon

This is can drive anyone nuts. Ships wars can create a toxic environment that bullies others into getting what they want. I've witnessed it personally on Tumblr. Some series like Fairy Tail, Naruto, Attack On Titan seem to have it worse than others. I've been attacked by these fans for not liking certain ships and called tons of names for it. The strange part is, most of them fight over ships that aren't canon. One example is how a petition online was created to ban Naruto from the USA because Naruto and Sakura didn't become a couple. - RoseRedFlower

Ugh I hate those types of people seriously - Metalblade94

Holy crap, I heard about the 'let's ban Kishimoto from America over NaruSaku' thing too. Again, what the actual fudge? It's the creators choice who marries/dates who, not yours. If it's canon, deal with it. If you can't accept it, just leave the fandom or do something more mature and responsible than making these innocent mangaka's life hell. Talking to you, NaruSaku, IchiRukia, MikaYuu, KaneHide and SebastaCiel fans. - TwilightKitsune

4 Harassing the Voice Actors Harassing the Voice Actors

The Darling in the Franxx fanbase gave death threats to Ichigo's voice actress EVEN THOUGH SHE HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH WHAT HAPPENED IN THE SHOW. Oh, and to make it better, it was her first time ever voice acting. - TwilightKitsune

Caitlin Glass kept getting messages about what would happen with the next anime. She eventually asked them to stop. She's a voice actor, not a anime director. This one incident was mostly in Japan when it happened. Hiroshi Kamiya (Levi Ackerman's Voice Actor) had to come out apologizing to his fans because he had a wife and child. I'm serious. And just because Vic Mignogna refused to sign yaoi fanart, people made a petition for him to not voice Rin Matsuoka. And I mean hardcore yaoi fanart. He even said told her nicely he would be happy to sign something else. - RoseRedFlower

5 Treating the Cosplayers as If They're the Actual Characters Treating the Cosplayers as If They're the Actual Characters

This happen, unfortunately an opposite place can happen too, such as cosplayers sexual harassing other people too. (No, I am so not denying the part, where people harass cosplayers. Ugh, This comment might make me look like a total weirdo and delusional, but if something happen, there will always be opposite place.) - BorisRule

This has happened from people who cosplay only once in awhile to professionals. This has happened to me and my sister before. Some people start stalking, groping and even try sexually assault certain cosplayers because they look like a certain character. I've seen a cosplayer (who dressed up like Gilgamesh from Fate/Stay Night) being licked by a girl. And this is all because they become too obsessed with fictional characters. - RoseRedFlower

Idiot fans who can't tell fantasy apart from reality - TwilightKitsune

6 Harassing Other Anime Fans with Different Opinions Harassing Other Anime Fans with Different Opinions

Those who harasses anime fans with different opinions, should be kicked in the nuts

This one is everywhere. Whether we like or dislike a certain series, someone gets rubbed the wrong way and they're harassed for it. Just because our opinions are different, that doesn't mean you can bully someone over it. I've had problems with these people as well. From not liking SAO, Highschool DXD, Sonic X etc. Some of it I just had no interest in watching it and others I had real issues. Can't we all just get along and not throw hissyfits?
EDIT: If you want to see this entire photo, it's on my Twitter in case you're curious. - RoseRedFlower

7 Calling Others Homophobic Because They Don't Like a Certain Yaoi/Yuri Ship Calling Others Homophobic Because They Don't Like a Certain Yaoi/Yuri Ship

This one is also insulting. Just because you don't like a certain show or ship, you're called homophobic. Sui Ishida (Tokyo Ghoul Creator) created a scene in which Kaneki and Touka did the deed. People flipped out about it and burned their manga's because they wanted Kaneki to be with Hide. The Anime Man had to create a now deleted apology video because he didn't like Yuri On Ice. And as someone who does have their own yaoi ships, he didn't need to apologize for having that opinion. Most of his reasoning had nothing to do with Viktor and Yuri ship. And I already mentioned Vic Mignogna. - RoseRedFlower

Dude, that's radical. Heterosexuality and Homosexuality are equally good. - BorisRule

These idiotic Yaoi fans don't realize that by calling their ship haters homophobes, they're diverting attention from the actual homophobes, therefore they are HELPING the actual homophobes get away.

Hope you can sleep well at night Yaoi lovers. - TwilightKitsune

8 Overreacting

Just a few examples I know of. Fans of Hetalia literally used the parody anime as a reference of actual history. That's like using Dora the Explorer to teach you Spanish. And if you said otherwise to these people, you were deemed racist. A song called Bmblb was made just for fun by Jeff Williams which talked about the Blake X Yang ship from RWBY. People actually thought it was confirming the ship and even harassed Arryn Zech (Blake's Voice Actor) when she tried to erase the tension with the ship wars. There was even rumor of a Legend of Zelda anime coming out after Super Smash Bros (2014). This happened just because they saw a clip of Link fighting Pit and some got angry with other people for saying it will never happen. - RoseRedFlower

9 Spreading False Information

A friend I know once thought that Black Butler was a yaoi because of a rumor that became widespread. So many people who had never watched Black Butler thought it was yaoi. Some people were even saying that anime is just made for perverts once hentai became really popular. Even anime fans did this as well. Any kind of anime with fanservice was just trash. This happened once at Barnes and Nobles. The person managed to convince another person that Rosario + Vampire was just a hentai and that person believed in them. He didn't even let her read it to see if it was true or not. - RoseRedFlower

10 Using the Word Weeaboo Incorrectly

This one is a nitpick but it bugs me. It's probably the most overused word in the anime community. Yet most of the time, people don't understand what it means. They mostly use to insult someone who is an anime fan. But weeaboo actually means "A non japanese person who basically denounces their own culture and calls themselves japanese. They try to learn japanese through the anime they watch. a non-japanese person can like the culture, watch anime, speak the language and respect the culture, while still keeping in touch with there own. Weeaboo's basically disrespect the culture and make complete idiots of themselves." - RoseRedFlower

Just like people uses "your" instead of "you're"

The Contenders

11 Creating Yaoi Fanfiction and Fanart of Straight Characters Creating Yaoi Fanfiction and Fanart of Straight Characters
12 Spoiling Anime for Other People Spoiling Anime for Other People
13 Hating an Anime just because it's censored. Hating an Anime just because it's censored.

It doesn't need mature content to be an anime. It just needs to originate in Japan.

14 Hating 4kids When They Probably Grew Up Watching It Hating 4kids When They Probably Grew Up Watching It

Was this Hypocritically or something else? - BorisRule

15 Fighting over a fictional character, even though they’re not real

Seriously this is almost stupid and immature as Crossover Ship vs Same-Series Ship Wars

16 Waifu Wars
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