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Post #557630
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Archon Solon

8:07 am, Jun 23 2012
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This week's poll was suggested by our member mu2020. Would you feel comfortable wearing any kind of manga/anime related merchandise in public? Watch, t-shirt, pants, wallet, earrings, ring, necklace, etc. I dunno what else is possible to wear besides a full-blown costume...

PS: My wallet for the last 5-ish years is from Mahou Sensei Negima!.

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Previous Poll Results:
Question: Worst pet peeve with the author
Kill off the main character - votes: 895 (5.8%)
Have such similar characters (looks or personality) that you confuse them - votes: 1678 (10.9%)
Draw the same faces on different characters in other series - votes: 537 (3.5%)
Discontinue the series (or hiatus) - votes: 6478 (42.1%)
Divert the plot away from the main characters - votes: 747 (4.9%)
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Copy art or story from another author - votes: 379 (2.5%)
Being too formulaic - votes: 623 (4%)
Have a plot that makes no sense - votes: 1553 (10.1%)
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Dislike his/her art style - votes: 809 (5.3%)
There were 15393 total votes.
The poll ended: June 23rd 2012

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Post #557631
yarny, yarny

8:11 am, Jun 23 2012
Posts: 95

I have an anime keychain. It's really the only merch I have. I keep it on my bus pass case, so yeah, I wear it. I probably wouldn't wear an anime t-shirt though, unless it was REALLY classy.

Post #557632
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8:15 am, Jun 23 2012
Posts: 48

I have a bleach wallet that I have had for 5 years, a third division crest keychain and a flcl shirt that is so old it has holes in it(I use it as an undershirt now)

Post #557635

8:36 am, Jun 23 2012
Posts: 317

I remember seeing a college student on the train using the Akatsuki cloak as a jacket on a school day morning a few years back. Seriously.

I would wear anime merchandise, but only if it's subtle to the point that only fellow fans would get it. For example, even though I am a Gundam fan I would think twice of wearing a shirt with a giant robot on it; I am, however, willing to wear an "Anaheim Electronics" shirt. Problem is subtle merch like the ones from Cospa are very expensive and hard to get outside Japan, and the leading anime merchandise store here is notorious for bootlegs.

Post #557636
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In hibernation.

8:38 am, Jun 23 2012
Posts: 315

No, I don't wear anime or manga merchandise at all. Just like I don't wear anything else that's notably branded, like band t-shirts or fashion brands with huge logos (except for fjällräven). I like my clothes (and accessories) simple and chic.

... And I already look too young, so if I wore that stuff, people would think I was 14 years old.

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Post #557638
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chasing oblivion

8:55 am, Jun 23 2012
Posts: 1366

Used to. Had a a Blame! shirt that I wore once or twice. Then I washed it and it shrank. And I'm already festively plump to begin with. dead

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Post #557639
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9:16 am, Jun 23 2012
Posts: 210

no chance. I really love manga, but I just can't bring myself to wear one of those kinda shirt, pants, wallets outside. It's pretty lame (no offense to anyone) to wear shirts with anime characters on. Especially when your friends are all those based-on-clothes judges.
But if it's those cool accessories those manga characters have then no probs, they look pretty cool.
And childish stuff are fine too, like Mickey Mouse or Tom & Jerry, they would probably look cute

Post #557640

9:23 am, Jun 23 2012
Posts: 208

Heh- considering my taste in manga and anime is probably reviled by the majority of the anime and manga fan community, I like to keep it in the closet, thanks!!!

And I would never consider wearing manga/anime-related in public no matter how acceptable the anime or manga is- yes I'm a closet-otaku! laugh

Post #557641
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9:35 am, Jun 23 2012
Posts: 761

I only have a Naruto frog-shaped money purse, some Japanese keychains and Totoro earrings (I don't wear them very often), but if I had some manga&anime related clothes I think I would wear them in public. Of course, in moderation - I've seen some otakus dressed from head to toe in manga&anime related stuff, it looks ridiculous. I mean, it could be okay during anime conventions, but otherwise it looks stupid.

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Snarkiness Lvl.500

9:35 am, Jun 23 2012
Posts: 97

Sorry...but no way.

If I did, people will probably say something like:
a) Eh!? I remember that from somewhere... (but they can't remember)
b) Eh!? What's that? (I reply 'from manga/anime') Huh? What's that?
c) That's cool...but why do you wear it? (they look at me as if I am stupid)
d) *Ignores* / *Doesn't see*

Sad, but true. The people who I live around don't even know what manga/anime is. I hate being asked questions, so I probably wouldn't wear any, even if that manga was a perfectly normal one.

Hey relax, I'm just kiddin'.
Post #557651
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Is a female

10:18 am, Jun 23 2012
Posts: 3424

For clothing, nah I wouldn't. I have a t-shirt, but I just wear it for home use. It's baggy and comfortable anyway, so it's perfect for that sort of thing.
I don't have any wallets or jewellery relating to anime/manga, but that probably wouldn't be too bad. They're usually subtle anyway, especially the jewellery. Unless people know, they're most likely going to think it's some random design. I've got a Miku phone charm and I have keyrings on my bag as well. Although it's not technically "wearing it", I did get approached by someone when I was in a shop and they were like "Omg! You're a Naruto fan!" and we had a little chat. (I have a Gaara keyring btw) laugh
I've never been approached by someone and them ask "What is that from?" so yeah. Unless people know or are brave enough to approach me, I don't think anyone else actually cares.

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Post #557653
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Mad With a Hat

10:21 am, Jun 23 2012
Posts: 4767

Ah, sure, why not?
I don't wear a lot of accessories, though,
so it'd have to be something like a key-chain or a coin-wallet.

I actually own a very cute, anime girl styled key-chain, but I refrain from using it because I'm afraid it'll get dirty or break, so it just stands on a shelf... Holding no keys. >.>

As for clothes - no.
I don't wear anything with huge prints.

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Post #557655
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10:22 am, Jun 23 2012
Posts: 212

I wouldn't mind owning merchandise, but no way would I ever wear and/or sport them in public...especially at my age.

Post #557660

10:39 am, Jun 23 2012
Posts: 5

I have a cell phone strap, Chopper from One Piece smile

Post #557661
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11:06 am, Jun 23 2012
Posts: 33

Hmmm, I have a Fairy Tail necklace, A bleach and NERV t-shirt, some phone straps and some rings... Thats all that I can think of for now. And I wear them rarely.

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