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American Anime Virgins: “Is Avatar Anime?”




A recent video from internet sump BuzzFeed has showcased the reactions of a few Americans witnessing anime for the first time, garnering over a million views in the process and proving to be a rather irritating watch for experienced fans, whilst reinforcing some uncomfortable stereotypes about the intellects of average Americans.

The “anime virgins” were subjected to glimpses from “Shingeki no Kyojin” and “Kill la Kill“, massively popular shows of vastly differing genres:

This unsurprisingly provoked an enormous variety of excruciating comments further emphasizing the point- more observant viewers however have noticed the mention of Sailor Moon despite the participants (and the video) clearly stating that they have never watched anime before…

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