People know I like giant robot anime, but at the same time I like to think that my taste in anime is pretty diverse, as is my collection of actual anime DVDs. I’m proud to say I like mecha and super robots, but I don’t like being pegged as solely a fan of giant robots.
Then I passed by a row of anime dvds in my room (there’s other DVDs elsewhere) and I noticed Godannar, Gravion, Tetsujin 28, Eureka Seven, and Infinite Ryvius all lined up next to each other.
At my feet right now are the Gurren-Lagann LE box 1 and Zambot 3, too.
I don’t know if this is actually a lot, but it’s just this feeling that if I were in a tv show or something I would be all, “You cannot simply place me into this narrow category you call ‘mecha fans’ dear,” but then my own room would betray me.
And somehow they wouldn’t notice all the Genshiken DVDs stacked up next to each other. Alas.
I’d like to think that few fans are just fans of a single genre. But really, even mecha is pretty diverse in itself.
Mmm… I always assumed the otaku labels (yaoi/mecha/shojo/shonen otaku) were just to point out the most favourite or first preference of a fan, not the only one.
But yes it’s a little irking I guess, like people who don’t watch anime think all japanese cartoons are hentai, yes?