The anime fandom has grew exponentially large, compared to what it was a decade ago. With that huge growth, it is now the home for all types of weebs from around the world. It has both good and toxic anime fans alike, making the community more versatile.
In this article, we will be talking about the toxic anime fans and the types of weebs that make the fandom a bad place, whether they want it or not.
The Most Toxic Weebs – Worst Type of Anime Fans
In this list, I will be covering all “toxic” archetypes of weebs that make up the anime community. Some of them are not necessarily bad, but the others are just the worst.
And, yes, this post is kind of a “taking it out of my system” article, so please bear with me if I sound frustrated talking about certain types of weebs. Hope you can read it with an open mind.
Types of the worst anime fans:
- Trap/Futa Haters
- Toxic Shippers
- Toxic Recommenders
- Mainstream Haters
- The Spoiler Gang
- The Dominators
- Blind Haters
- The ‘True’ Anime Fans
- The Warmongers
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These are the toxic anime fans who don’t like Gay/Yaoi stuff. They’re so close minded they can’t see different people have different preferences. They say they’re free to hate what they want and express it. But they don’t realize others are free to like what they like and express it too.
These people are so full of double standards, they don’t even see how contradictory they are.
Just like how straight anime fans lewd their favorite characters, the LGBTQ+ fans lewd their husbandos. That’s all there is.
The Trap/Futa Hater
Over the years, I’ve seen a lot of toxic anime fans that hate on Traps and femboys.
I think these are the people who watch anime but are not very deep into the otaku and weeb community. Now, remember this has nothing to do with how long you’ve been watching anime or how many anime you’ve watched. It has nothing to do with how deep you’re into the community.
Why do I say that?
Because the more you’re into the community, the more you’re gonna get used to these kinds of things.
As a new anime watcher, you probably didn’t like fanservice. But after a few years, you get used to it.
Likewise, at first you’re uncomfortable with traps and futa, but as you spend more time in the weeb community, you’re going to get used to it too. Hell, you’ll even join the trap/futa lovers for the heck of it.
But I get it. You don’t like what you don’t. Then, if you don’t like traps and futa, all you have to do is stay away from that part of the community. You don’t have to tell the trap/futa lovers how what they love sucks. That’s just uncalled for.
The Toxic Shipper
The next kind of worst anime fans are the toxic shippers.
“I ship these two but every other ship is trash.” It’s one of those overly passionate fans who want people to acknowledge and love what they love.
But their approach is plain bad. You just don’t trash talk other people’s preference to prove your ship is better.
The Toxic Recommender
Recommending anime to the people who wants recommendation is a good deed. But there are weebs who keep recommending their favorite anime to other fans who never asked for their recommendation.
The problem with this is, when you over-recommend something, people start hating it.
You want so badly to share an amazing series with someone, so you annoy them with recommendations hoping they’ll watch it one day just to put an end to your annoyance. I understand. And it works sometimes.
But the other times, just because you recommended the same thing to the point of annoyance, they probably will never watch it.
The Mainstream Hater
The next type of toxic anime fans are the mainstream haters.
It is a part of the teen psychology to hate the popular thing. Most millennials and gen z, think liking popular thing is not cool. That’s why they like things that are not so popular. The underdogs are what they love.
So, if a lot of people say that an anime is amazing & brilliant to this type of weeb, chances are they don’t like what they’re hearing. They’ll want to be the “cool” person who doesn’t side with popularity.
This eventually leads them to hate all things popular even without giving them a try. They’ll hate on things without even knowing whether it is actually good or not.
The Toxic Spoiler Dude
Here’s the most popular toxic anime fan archetype. Ah, do I even need to explain this. The best way to make a fan disappointed is to reveal what’s going to happen next.
I admit, I’ve been this person and I know it feels devilishly nice to spoil people. But you gotta realize that it’s bad. It’s childish to feel pleasure from destroying someone else’s expectations.
But, some weebs want to feel cool and superior, so they prove that they know more than someone else by spoiling them.
They want everybody to like only what they like and have the same taste as them. If not, its war. They’ll call you a fake anime fan. They’ll say you have trash taste and bully you to no end.
Too bad they missed a chance at dictatorship by being born in this day and age.
The Blind Hater (The Hate Inheritor)
The next type of toxic anime fans are the blind haters.
These guys always give their opinion about how an anime sucks, but in reality they haven’t even watched it. They simply saw a few people hating it online, so they just inherited the hate without thinking for themselves.
Simply put, they’re the worst kind of anime fan there is. They don’t think for themselves, and they’re close minded beyond help.
“A famous anime influencer hate it, so he must be correct, right? They must be right, so I’mma join them blindly”, this is probably what goes on in their brains.
They couldn’t be any wrong.
Because, the truth is just because an opinion is coming for a popular person on the internet, doesn’t make it a fact. They don’t like it, but there are thousands of others that might like it. So one can’t choose sides just be watching that one big guy hate on an anime. You have to see the show for yourself and then judge.
A better example here would be One Piece.
I heard people say it was long and boring, it didn’t get interesting at all, it had crappy animation. Blah, blah, blah.
And I believed them blindly and didn’t watch it at all. But a few years later (when my mental awareness grew with my age), I noticed how stupid it was.
There were these people saying it sucked, but on the other hand it was selling millions of copy and had a high rating where ever I saw. So I gave it a shot, and I loved it! (but, it is true that it takes like a 100 episode to get to the interesting part, but the point is it does get really amazing after that.)
That’s when I realized about this entire “hate inheritance” thing and how blind people are.
Here’s the truth. Most people who dislike or hate anime in general, are the ones who’ve never watched it in the first place. The same thing applies within the anime community as well.
However, remember that there will still be people who’ve watched and dropped a show after watching over half the anime because they’re dissatisfied. That’s okay, because that’s their real opinion, not inherited.
The ‘True’ Anime Fan
These are the anime veterans. The people who’ve watched hundreds of anime and feel superior to everyone else. So, if a new anime fan has an opinion that doesn’t go along with what they think, these “true fans” will call them out for being a normie/ a weeblet.
The most toxic kind of anime fans/weebs to exist. They just want to feel good by making others feel bad.
These are the kind of people who go out of their way to offend someone by trashing something they love and start an argument just for the heck of it. These types are getting rare nowadays, but they’re definitely lurking around in the comment section of social media.
That’s it for this post. Thank you for hearing out my rant! I know I got very specific with certain types of anime fans because I’ve been one of them in the past. I’m not proud of it, but I definitely learned from it and now I’m a more decent member of the anime community than what I used to be.