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...that INTx types tend to dominate all the anime fandoms and I wonder why...
However, there are a few exceptions.
For example, TJ types in general (that I found on the net and irl) tend to be interested in Attack of Titan. I know this ENTJ dude irl that is obsessed with it.
FJ types tend to like animes like Hetalia. There are literally LOADS of xxFJs on the net that love Hetalia. I have a few ISFJ and ENFJ friends irl that are addicted to Hetalia. Maybe it's the social aspect that is drawing in the Fe users to Hetalia?
Any type can like any type of anime, so please don't take this personally :D
This is just a generalization.
 

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Oh. My. ****. I just wrote a four-paragraph tirade about how much I hate the term "fandom", and then my internet crashed before I could post it. ****.
 

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Interesting. I mostly thought fandoms were drowned with feelers in the first place due to some first person behaviors.
I've been in a part of few fandoms myself, hetalia included, but i'm not currently in them now.
did like all the racist jokes in hetalia though
hetalia is a very social and vocal fandom so i can see why FJ's are involved. i even know a personal FJ who's stuck with the fandom for a few years.
 

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This is the first time I have ever heard of Hetalia.

Shingeki no Kyojin is seriously overrated. It's okay, but it's not one of the best animes that exists, and I don't know why it got so much hype in recent years.

Perhaps because it was semi-original. And that makes it exciting. And I do agree that originality is exciting when it is good. And as I said, AOT is good, but still there are better animes out there that don't get as much hype.
 
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Ok, let me try to remember everything I typed about how much I hate fandoms.

A lot of people who are members of fandoms for certain anime seem to form opinions about it without actually watching the show. For example, a lot of people in the Madoka Magica fandom seem to know all of the spoilers before experiencing the show first-hand, so they never have a point where they view Homura as an antagonist, and they protest in anger and confusion when I refer to her as a reluctant archetypal villain. Madoka Magica itself is a very confusing show because it is a genre deconstruction, but if you watch it without reading the subtitles and just pay attention to the symbolism, you'll get what I mean by archetypal.

And then, there's the Death Note fandom. If you looked at the fanart without watching it, you would think it was some kind of gay porn show. Yes, when I was 12, I would scribble all sorts of pictures of L, Near, Mello, and Matt in crazy emo clothes. But now that I am 21 and I just finished re-watching Death Note, I see that Matt is an unimportant background character and there are many important characters like Aizawa and Matsuda who get ignored by the fandom just because they're boring-looking and the fandom consists mostly of 12-year-old girls who are only interested in hot young men. When I made it to the part of the show where L died, the thing that disturbed me the most was that the fandom apparently didn't give a **** that Watari also died.

But, the worst thing about fandoms is fanon. Take Yume Nikki for example. Everything about it is ambiguous, but then the fandom went and named all of the unnamed characters and gave them backstories that all members of the fandom just blindly accept. I really don't like calling Yume Nikki characters by their "names" becaue most of them aren't even official names, but it seems like whoever is the first to preach something to a fandom gets blindly followed by a bunch of sheeple.

My Little Pony is even worse about fanon because most of the MLP fanon, from naming background characters (when they already had different names on their toys, which were later changed/hyphenated to satisfy the bratty fandom) to incorrect use of the word alicorn (unisus, pegacorn, or unipeg would all have been correct options, but one idiot with a huge following just had to go with the word that means a unicorn's horn), has actually found its way into the canon. I used to be a brony, but I stopped because I just couldn't take the fandom's mindless zombie consciousness. Whenever I actually suggested something original to them, they would always say things like "OP is a ***."
 
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I have never studied anime fandoms, so forgive me... but this is my experience with anime, and my fandom infused friends.

My INFP friend loves anime (although she considers anime fans socially harmful so she isn't a... whatever it is, that word you use for those kids obsessed with Japan). She *likes* Madoka Magica quite a bit, but her real love is that NGE franchise. She relates to the main character, like... a lot.

I have another friend who... I don't know the functions of (she's not an FJ?) and she loves Hetalia... and yeah, mostly just Hetalia.

This ENFP girl I know was in love with that Fairy Tail show. She really related to Lucy. I also know a girl who identified as INTP, who also loved that show.

And then there's me... I've only watched SNK, honestly (sorry emberfly I'm an inexperienced anime watcher and I found it pretty engaging, lol), and even there I didn't finish the first season. I loved Fruits Basket (the manga) as a high school sophomore, but it hated the anime. Ugh. My INFP friend tried to get me to watch Madoka Magica, but the mood creeped me out and I couldn't stand seeing the fluffy-characterized little dressed up girls running around fighting crap. That creeps me out. Give me realism in anime, not bunny cloud pastel stuff :p

Basically I'm not familiar with many NTs liking anime. I can tell that they would, but... I have yet to meet one. The NTs I know are more the video game type of folk.
 

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I'm an INTP. I'm laid back, so I don't actually like most video games because they can often be too competitive and stressful, but I have a short attention span, so I like fast-paced anime.

I like a lot of violent/edgy anime such as Tokyo Ghoul, Elfen Lied, Akira, Deadman Wonderland, Death Note, Kara No Kyoukai, Perfect Blue, and I have just started watching Parasyte The Maxim and Wolf's Rain.

But, I also like a lot of kiddy anime (The newer seasons. I don't let nostalgia get in the way.) such as Pretty Cure, Beyblade, Digimon, and Future Card Buddyfight. (And some live action such as Kamen Rider, but mostly because the actors are hot and I have a surreal costume fetish.)

I also like trippy stuff like Madoka Magica, Paprika, and Serial Experiments Lain.
 

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I have a lot of friends interested in anime (I am myself) and they're of any type.

The anime I am interested in usually have some mystery or gory stuff in them. FMA, SNK, Tokyo Ghoul, Death Note, Kagepro/MCA...

Then, there are the exceptions, and those usually are sport anime. Like Haikyuu or Inazuma Eleven.

I also like parody/funny anime, like Binan Koukou or Watamote.


There's also a ton of anime I'd like to watch, but they're too many and I have too little time. I have started watching Durarara recently.
 

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I watched the original Pokemon series when I was a kid, that's pretty much the only experience I have. But fandomy Tumblr or Deviantart types, anime and otherwise usually give me xNFP vibes in the extreme, probably with some INFJs and ISFPs as well. The INTPs I've known don't seem to care and the INTJs are usually outright dismissive of "fandom culture". Personally, I can't stand it myself beyond a certain level.
 

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Thank you so much for the elaboration! I've also found out that many Death Note fans are INT types too :O It doesn't really appeal to me that much :(
@emberfly Hetalia is a comedy anime sketch about countries and WW1/2; it features many scenes of these "countries" getting together and being "a family", depicting what family and life in different cultures is all about, as well as fighting. Could that be a reason why so many ISFJs and ExFJs are involved in the fandom?
 

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Hetalia is probably actually my favorite comedy anime, but I mostly like it because it's one of the few animes to actually have a racially and culturally diverse cast of characters.
 

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I love animu and mango. But I hate engaging in fandoms because the idea of wanting to catch up can be overwhelming once I start watching a new series. Plus its no fun being with people who watch the same things as you, I hate the whole fangirling idea.

I used to watch Naruto before it sucked. I now watch One piece as an ongoing series. I watched many other animes such as Shuffle!, Madoka magica, sora no otoshimono, daily life of highschool boys, watamote, death parade, hunterxhunter s1, pokemon, mekaku city actors, ranma, angel beats, I prefer adventure, slice-of-life, tragedy, seinen, ecchi, psychological, drama genres. Though I mostly read manga, most of which are underrated. I follow the works of certain manga authors who I developed a liking to their plot styles.
 

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As ESFP, I'm generally easily excitable by a lot of different genres and settings.
As long as it's not horribly produced, a good shot of romance and a bit of story and we're good to go. At the same time, watching Fate/Stay Night - Unlimited Blade Works (TV) is like heaven for me, it's got hands down THE best animation I have EVER seen & absolutely breathtaking scenery/landscape/backgrounds.

Though I still love myself a great story and mind-blowing plots the most. Code Geass, Death Note, Mirai Nikki etc. come to mind when I talk about plottwists. Spice and Wolf, CLANNAD, Steins;Gate, Toradora, ef - a tale of memories have great stories.
Also Animes with really cool character dynamic/development are a lot of fun, like Bakemonogatari.
My favorite genre has to be Romance though. I don't get it, I just love the feeling of it when 2 people come together for whatever reason. Just feels good man :laughing:

I've never really been into the "fandom" stuff though. I understand it and see the reason why people would appeal to it, but it's something that has never clicked for me. Either the Anime was great, and sure, I'll talk about how epic this character was or how cute the heroine was, but obsessing over certain characters and anime is definitely not something I had experienced.
It would just feel wrong for me as well, I'd feel creeped out about myself.
 

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AOT is alright, but I've seen better. I prefer stuff that touches you deeply, like Clannad.
 
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My INFP friend loves anime (although she considers anime fans socially harmful so she isn't a... whatever it is, that word you use for those kids obsessed with Japan). She *likes* Madoka Magica quite a bit, but her real love is that NGE franchise. She relates to the main character, like... a lot.
NGE definitely is introspection porn for us INFP's. The way it shows the quirks and raw behaviors of how we talk, think, act, etc really feels as though someone in the entertainment industry finally understood us.

I have seen Madoka Magica myself too, and while I can see some like it, I wasn't swooned by it. There just wasn't enough, for me personally, characterizations in that short amount of episodes (or really, the writing just wasn't fleshed out).

As for Attack on Titan, I definitely see the appeal and understand why it's so popular, but it just felt as though the main characters were less developed. Perhaps the first season is one huge half arc for our main cast and then season 2, hopefully it completes the arc and we see some progression.

Maybe it's an INFP thing to really be critical of how characters are written. The story itself can be outlandish or boring, but so long as there's interesting and well-thought characters, it can truly drive the ship to new places. Ergo Proxy comes to mind, as the story itself was... well kind of uninteresting. However, what I really enjoyed were the characters and how they interacted with each other.
 

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...that INTx types tend to dominate all the anime fandoms and I wonder why...
However, there are a few exceptions.
For example, TJ types in general (that I found on the net and irl) tend to be interested in Attack of Titan. I know this ENTJ dude irl that is obsessed with it.
FJ types tend to like animes like Hetalia. There are literally LOADS of xxFJs on the net that love Hetalia. I have a few ISFJ and ENFJ friends irl that are addicted to Hetalia. Maybe it's the social aspect that is drawing in the Fe users to Hetalia?
Any type can like any type of anime, so please don't take this personally :D
This is just a generalization.
I like lots of different types of anime xD
Hetallia is really funny, and Attack on Titan was intriguing but a bit morbid -_- I liked the concepts though and especially the idea of freedom.
Hmm I don't really like sailor moon xD
 

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Definitely. I know of this ESFJ girl in Denmark who literally talks about Hetalia all the time. She even has a crush on America and laughs at how funny the character representing her home country could truly be! XD
As for the girl who stuck with the Hetalia fandom for a few years, lemme try to guess her mbti. ESFJ? @InsertCreativeNameHere
Most hetalia fans I know of irl are esfj ppl.
 

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Definitely. I know of this ESFJ girl in Denmark who literally talks about Hetalia all the time. She even has a crush on America and laughs at how funny the character representing her home country could truly be! XD
As for the girl who stuck with the Hetalia fandom for a few years, lemme try to guess her mbti. ESFJ? @InsertCreativeNameHere
Most hetalia fans I know of irl are esfj ppl.
well don't we have more of a population of Extroverted Feelers in general? so of course there would be more that would like hetalia xD

i always did like Hetalia's dub the most though, the racism was spot on.
 
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