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In Defense of Gateway Anime

Yes, it's true There are a lot of cynical people in the anime community that think you're a tasteless noob if you just so happen to love a gateway anime. No doubt if you've sung praises to:
My Hero Academia Attack on Titan One Punch Man Sword Art Online
- you've been ridiculed for being a "filthy casual" or only capable of enjoying things that are new or action based.
If you think this is a new epidemic, you'd be wrong. These are the same sort of criticisms you'd get for liking:
Naruto
Bleach
One Piece
Fairy Tail 
Pokemon
And it's a real shame. Too many long-term fans stick to anime from the 70's through 2001 and refuse to give props when a new show deserves it. Not everyone is like this, of course, but a lot of people seem to have this problem. But why is this? There seems to be a negative stigma that if it's considered a gateway anime, it can't really be that clever or good. But this way of thinking needs to stop.
The shows in the image above…

Ping Pong The Animation Anime Review | When Sirius Writes

ACCA 13-ku Kansatsu-ka Anime is a masterpiece | When Sirius Writes

Keijo!!!!! Anime Review, Buttfights are AMAZING | When Sirius Writes

Tasogare Otome x Amnesia Anime Review | When Sirius Writes

Dog Days S1, S2, & S3 Anime Reviews | When Sirius Writes

Ningyo no Mori (Mermaid Forest) Anime Review | When Sirius Writes

Musaigen no Phantom World Anime Review | When Sirius Writes

Le Portrait de Petite Cossette OVA Anime Review | When Sirius Writes

B-gata H-kei Anime, Takes on Sex and Love | When Sirius Writes

Ballroom e Youkosou, the first ever Ballroom Anime | When Sirius Writes

Baby Steps, One of the Best Sports Anime | When Sirius Writes

What's "Pshuu?!" A Small Post About Wakakozake | Koji's Odds & Ends

Opinion: Why I Prefer Japanese Comedy to American Comedy

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