15 Weird Things You'll Find In The Phones Of All Anime Fans

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15 Weird Things You'll Find In The Phones Of All Anime Fans

You can find a load of cultured individuals within the anime community but have you ever had a peek through their phones?

Have you looked through an anime fan's phone gallery and found something very uncommon? It can make for awkward conversations especially when you're not an anime fan yourself. If you ain't scroll passed Anime Tiddies in public before then you ain't seen real speed. Otakus know what am talking about.

One Redditor called, MemeReligion, posed the million-dollar question: “If you died right now, what’s something on your phone that people will judge you for?” Read on for the funniest (and most cringe-worthy) responses. Had so many otakus naming stuff like Hentai, Lolis, Nude images of their waifus, and so on. Yep, the list could go on but it would get really awkward.

Most otakus like to conceal so much that they put folders inside folders in a maze-like structure. For example, I have a system of how I store my many collections of anime-related images and it's best known to me alone. So you will only get the most frustrating experience known to man if you try to snoop around. It's the perfect backup plan for my backup plan.

Here are 15 common things on the phone galleries of all anime fans. Prepare for a good gag.


1. Memes

The anime community is very active on internet memes and they all feature funny visuals of their favorite animes. Naruto, Pokemon, Bleach, among other animes which has a satisfying amount of memes for our basic humor needs. This one is almost inescapable. An average Otaku's phone has enough storage to house an insanely huge amount of anime memes. Their phones are like blackholes sucking in every meme that cracks them up. Some of them are reposted for some good gags with friends but quite a lot of them get stored up for ages.


2. Twitter memes with captions

These are special kinds of memes created on Twitter which serves are a great templating engine for Meming. The one thing I love about Twitter is its ability to perfectly organize pictures in a collage structure with the author not having to do any editing work or make any further adjustment to the images. It's a stress-free method of creating quick memes and the fonts just light up the caption so it's hard to miss the humor which the author is trying to convey. Anime fans love it.


3. Cool Anime HD Wallpapers

Apart from memes, there are other exciting images anime fans love to keep. HD wallpapers are included. They are just too irresistible due to their high quality and detail. Some fans even set them up as their profile pictures and cover images and it can look really effective.


4. Fanfictions

All fanworks exist because fans love the original material. It's a tribute to their favorite characters and original source material. Anime fans write fanfiction about mangas they are invested in, even when canon content stops or slows down. Many of the fandoms where there is a lot of creativity have a big, open-world ready for exploring. A lot of fans often spend hours reading them.



5. Screenshot of statements made by anime creators

Nothing speaks louder than whatever comes straight from the horse's mouth. Fans often engage in intense debates about anime statements and most of the time they are highly falsified or overexaggerated and unbelievable unless it was coming directly from the authors themselves.


6. V-jump scans for highlights about upcoming shows, movies, transformations or events

V Jump is a Japanese manga magazine, focusing on new manga as well as video games based on popular mangas. The magazine's debut was in 1993 by Shueisha under the Jump line of magazines. V Jump's primary content is the information regards the anime shows and games. Therefore, there are limited numbers of manga titles that have been serialized in V Jump. Most of the manga titles in V Jump are the comicalization of the animation and the video/card games while some contains scans about upcoming shows sometimes featuring new events and transformations. Fans of Dragon ball love to keep scans for reference purposes.


7. Favorite WAIFU

Waifu is a term that caught on in English-speaking anime fandom in the early ‘00s. It gets its unusual spelling from the way a Japanese native speaker would pronounce the English word, emphasizing its Japanese anime origins. Anime fans use it in the possessive to describe a particular character that they have romantic feelings toward. Depending on the fan’s sexual orientation, he or she may have a “husbando” instead.

Fans describe their waifu or husbando as a character set apart from the rest and you can find collections of their waifu photos in their phone galleries.


8. Comparison photos to be constantly reminded why they must always consider cartoons as being inferior to anime

Anime differed from standard Western cartoons. Cartoons are "kids' stuff and a typical anime fan will never stop telling you that. They'll constantly remind you about how anime has got more complicated stories, deep character development and themes fit for adults, anime eschews the label of cartoon and makes claims on being a higher art-form and animation. Of course, anime's visuals fuel its purported pedigree. Fans laud anime for its detailed art, style, and fluid animation.

9. Memes comparing different versions of their favorite character pitting one as superior to the other in an insulting manner even though they're the same person.

I think this one speaks for itself

10. Manga panels

Manga appeals to anime fans who prefer to read rather than watching something on television or a computer screen. In between the black and white spaces of the panels, We love to fill in the colors of the environment, the clothing, and everything in between. Manga resaders appreciate the many different drawing styles used by individual artists. Each has their own technique and I enjoy discovering new titles. I read manga to get months ahead of the anime and to ignore filler episodes. Plus, with on-going series, you can read a brand new chapter every week.

11. Power level charts

Anime fans love to compare characters from different animes especially strength or feat-wise. It’s a “psychological” thing. And we can’t help it. No matter how ridiculous or completely unrelated the comparison is. Or how “small” the similarities might be. A typical anime fan will hang on to one of these photos for debate purposes or because it makes them look good (bragging rights). It also helps to make their point more easily understood or even to belittle and troll.

It's not always a bad thing, comparison helps you understand and wrap your head around things a lot easier. Without it, it would be a headache to remember every individual detail of what something is. It's like a shortcut which helps you bridge the gap and understand the differences and similarities faster.

12. Fan arts

Why do we love fanarts? Because we like the characters and the story and because it's fun. Fanarts are a beautiful and creative way to show appreciation of your chosen fandom. One of the great things about stories is how you can make them your own. We all do it when we visualize, associate when we get attached to characters. It's fun keeping our favorite fanarts on our phones.


13. Cosplay Photos

Anime fans love to express themselves through cosplay and have the freedom to create concepts of their favorite characters in real. People love characters because in some way you connect to them, and cosplay is a good way to portray what you love. Like any sport, hobby, or other forms of entertainment, the main reason people cosplay is that they enjoy it.

14. Hentai

Hentai is like the platform that makes our fantasies, even our darkest ones become alive and visible. Sometimes those fantasies are even pushed beyond boundaries.

15. Ships

Shipping, initially derived from the word relationship, is the desire by fans for two or more people, either real-life people or fictional characters (in film, literature, television, etc.) to be in a romantic relationship. It is considered a general term for fans' emotional involvement with the ongoing development of a relationship in a work of fiction. Shipping often takes the form of creative works, including fanfiction and fan art, most often published on the internet. However, shipping can involve virtually any kind of relationship- from the well-known and established, through the ambiguous or those undergoing development, and even all the way to the highly improbable and the blatantly impossible.


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