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The other day I saw someone behind me watching Avatar the Last Airbender. It put a smile on my face knowing that people still cherish those shows.

On a serious note though, I think in the current generation people don't care about it that much. Alot people (at least those in my age) tend to see cartoons and anime as being another medium of entertainment, and it has began to lose the stigmas surrounding it, albeit very slowly. While the medium was initially meant for kids, it has expanded outside it's general demographic to appeal to other audiences.

I think calling those who watch cartoons or anime childish is a bit outdated in my opinion. You really only see that happening when it's a cartoon/anime that isn't very popular in your area. (For example, like how Family Guy, The Cleveland Show, South Park in the West are not regarded as childish for simply watching them).
 

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First time I watched Yu-go-oh, I was 28 or 29 as well and I really enjoyed it. I watched Eva (the original) in my early 30's and that was when I discovered anime and realized "Oh shit, I've been missing out on some good stuff". Since then I've probably watched 20-30 different anime and I've enjoyed most of them.

Even have a running list of shows on myanimelist. Waiting for the Made in Abyss dub to drop.
Most people overlook anime, and can't see anything past the animation. Its an extensive medium.

With Yu-gi-oh, there is just something entertaining about that over-the-top campy attitude and ridiculous approach that its just very entertaining and meme-able to watch. The dub is more meme worthy, but it edits out a lot of the mature themes. Yugioh is notorious for having very very dark themes for a kids show. So watching it in sub is highly advised, as you will miss out on a lot of characterizations that the dub destroys, as well as entire character growth arcs because of censorship.
 

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I'm 28 years old and I still play Pokemon. When I was 12, I almost stopped playing because I thought I'd gotten too old for it. I was talked into getting Pokemon Sapphire for my 13th birthday. No regrets.

And you know what? I watched Avatar as a teenager. That show was my teenage childhood. :p

Life is too short not to enjoy what you love.
 

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Yes, but would it even matter if it wasn't normal? Do what you want.
 

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I am 28, and I have seen every season of Yu-gi-oh. (Puffs chest out proudly)
First time I watched Yu-go-oh, I was 28 or 29 as well and I really enjoyed it. I watched Eva (the original) in my early 30's and that was when I discovered anime and realized "Oh shit, I've been missing out on some good stuff". Since then I've probably watched 20-30 different anime and I've enjoyed most of them.

Even have a running list of shows on myanimelist. Waiting for the Made in Abyss dub to drop.
Yeah, I was nearly 25 when I first got into Yu-gi-oh and watched ever season. I was aware of the show as a kid. But it was only brief,random glimpses of the Duelist Kingdom arc and nothing more.
 

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Dunno about normal or not, but this quote comes to mind:

“Critics who treat 'adult' as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence. And in childhood and adolescence they are, in moderation, healthy symptoms. Young things ought to want to grow. But to carry on into middle life or even into early manhood this concern about being adult is a mark of really arrested development. When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.”


C. S. Lewis

But really, if you feel like you're gaining something from what you're watching (whether that's enjoyment or anything), that's what matters.
 

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It’s your life, dude. Do what you want.
 

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I watched cartoons until I graduated high school when CW and SyFy shows began to interest me more in college. Then, I got into anime thanks to my Netflix subscription. Perhaps my taste in cartoons became more refined with time? People have their own personal definition of what a "real" adult looks like that works for them, but it's not a one-size-fits-all standard. Echoing what others have said, do what makes you happy as long as it doesn't prevent you from fulfilling your life's responsibilities and needs.

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A teen? Im that times two and Id still go for it. Id also dive under beds with kids following me. Id play to be a horse to my wife for the sake of fun (clothes on). Id kill some mtfcks of xbox with the teen kids I know all night long too. I have even brushed barbie dolls and my little ponies with rose coloured play brush and actually enjoyed the new experience and you find yourself weird here? No. I am weird. And Im adoring it.
 
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