Hi hi, sorry for the long hiatus, but I’ve been gone on a holiday in Ireland. I should have some videos about that coming out soon. But here is a recording where Will and Erick joined me in a conversation about growing up in Visalia as nerdy hoodrats. We talk about what it was like in a multicultural community, racism, economic disparity, being nerds, finding anime, and being hoodrats running around the ghettos of the Central Valley.
If you have your own stories about growing up in Visalia or being a nerdy hoodrat, comment down below!
Timestamps 0:00:00 – The Oh Wow Nickel Arcade 1:10:48 – Skipping School to Eat at Gumbo and the Buffet at Adventure Park 1:20:41 – Being First-Generation Kids without Adult Supervision 1:31:48 – Rebelling Against my Asian Parents and Finding my Crew and Avoiding Gangs 1:41:44 – How I found Anime and The New Generation of Kids in Visalia 1:51:55 – My DDR Story and the Beef Between Fresno and Visalia Nerds 1:04:23 – I Love Growing up in the Central Valley and Bless Nobles Mom’s Heart
Hello, hello. I am back with some new faces. This video is a cut from a #sorryasianparents recording where we ended a 3-hour conversation with anime. Will, Noble, and Erick joined me discussing growing up in the Central Valley and the anime we watched. The whole video is about an hour and a half, but I felt like it was a crime to cut some of the laughs out. So, essentially, this video is four men in their 30s gushing over Naruto, Bleach, and other classic animes…and our shared experiences of “accidentally” finding La Blue Girl and Bible Black.
So I hope you enjoy! Also, feel free to throw in some names of the animes you watched growing up in the comments.
Timestamps 0:00:07 – Our weeb origin story…and accidentally finding Bible Black/La Blue Girl 0:10:30 – Watching old animes dubs or subs and the glory days of fandubs 0:20:26 – Beserk on VHS and animes that defined our generation 0:30:56 – Finding anime late at night and talking about Bleach and Naruto 0:44:10 – Finding anime through AMVs and I hate harem animes 0:55:03 – Old animes we thought ended awkwardly and talking about JOJO 1:05:10 – Gushing over iconic scenes from Bleach and Naruto 1:16:02 – Beach and Naruto had some amazing animations and delved more into Japanese culture 1:24:11 – Saying our final thoughts and recommendations
Hi hi, this is the second hour of our first recording. I know it took a while for me to get it out there but life happens…and I’m incredibly lazy. Gomen-nasai. But in this video, we are talking about the Big Three (Naruto, Bleach, and ONE PIECE) and how it influenced our lives and the early days of anime culture in America. We also talk about which top three characters we think are the most badass. Welp, check it out and let us know whatcha think!
So….I tried to combine my love of anime and videogames with my natural ability to annoy someone with words. My friends and I are stuck in quarantine so we created a vidcast to share our experiences with anime. I know the video is long, but hopefully, the edits are somewhat funny. I hope.
Hey everyone, we are the Weebthusiast! Welcome to our channel and enjoy your stay!
In today’s video: Airec, Erin, Scott, and Justice discuss our humble beginnings into the wonderful world of anime. We give our origin stories to how it all began, stay tuned, and check the vid to find out! Scott kicks off the chat with Wicked City (released 1987) and his first experience with more adult animation. And the boys finish the video with a discussion on the Kenshin series with visceral details from Rurouni Kenshin and the Samurai X OVA’s.
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