Anime Nerd: Oh yeah! It's like when Pikachu...(blah blah blah blah blah).
Tom Cruise: (Sigh) Oh boy!
remember, nerds are people too. and the majority of them have lives others are too stupid to accept. haven't you ever heard "don't judge a book by its cover"?
random guy #2: holy shit! what are you going to do!?
random guy #1: ...have sex.
random guy #2: ...
random guy #1: what? she's hot!!
Pretty Girl: I like anime, jerk.
Anime tends to mainly attract a certain personality, and those personalities can be considered childish and/or obsessed by outsiders. However, personalities of these fans can be anything from the stereotypical cosplayer who sneaks random Japanese phrases into everyday speech with the Inuyasha tattoo, to the straight laced professor who you took for Econ 1 in college.
Guy 2: I'm an anime nerd.
Guy 1: Seriously? You don't look it.
Guy 2: Doesn't mean I don't like it.
The truth is, anime nerds don't need to be classified.
Your average nerd likes to read manga, watch anime (Japanese cartoons), and converse about it.
There's also a possibility he/she likes to cosplay, which isn't shameful in the slightest. Those who criticize extensively should probably be studying.
Do anime nerds care about your opinion? Probably not.
-You have your pervs too, but they're not worth mentioning.
Friend- Dude, you got a D on your last test. You're not going to make it into college if you don't study.
I am an anime nerd, yes. But that doesn't mean that I insert random Japanese words into my sentences, pretend to be Japanese, and I certainly am able to talk about something BESIDES anime.
You see, there are sensible anime fans out there. You just have to look. Sometimes, you won't even know somebody likes it because they never talk about it. We're not all obnoxious and we don't throw a tantrum when people say they don't like anime.
Please don't group us all into the stereotype being that we're all creepy and stupid. Try to get to know us a little before you decide one anime fan is just like another.
I know from experience, because I dated an anime nerd for 5 months. They are nearly IMPOSSIBLE to date, unless you yourself are one. They tag you in hundreds of manga pictures on Facebook, and make everything far more dramatic than it actually is in order to make reality like anime, which doesn't work. They can also be very immature.
Girl: "Sure! ^^"
Guy: "Cool, I think you're really pretty."
Girl: "Awwww, thats soo kawaiiiiii!!"
Guy: "Oh... shit."
An example of finding out that girl is an Anime Nerd.