I had my ecchi shirt once (the shirts from TOB from a year ago) - it was fun, honestly I got a few questions where I got it, it’s cool and so on. But I can’t deny that I got the weird look from the elders so worth it
It’s normal when people are introduced to something they don’t understand. I was always a “strange” one. Long hair, death metal t-shirts, etc. I guess you get used to things and don’t care about what they think or say.
Something kind of funny that happened because of me being an anime fan is that I met my husband on a mobile app because of Hatsune Miku.
So, I’ll explain this one: my friend and I have been fans of Hatsune Miku for a while and we were able to go to one of her concerts in Texas a few years ago. While we were waiting in line to get into the place, there were people passing out flyers for a mobile game called ‘Unison League’. They had put Hatsune Miku as well as the other Vocaloids into the game and some really cool things you could get for your character.
So, when I got home from the concert, I downloaded the game right away and grinded SO much Miku stuff! Part of what you could do in the game was join chat rooms to chat with other players. This random guy (now my husband) walks up to me, we start talking, and the rest is history. XD
Me and my wife go to Disneyland a lot and eveytime we do people ask “Oh you have kids”? And we say no then comes the weird looks and always asking why would two adults go to Disneyland. Why three words STAR WARS LAND