We had to write a small paper on things we enjoy to read or watch in my Creative Writing class. And of course on top of my list I put manga & anime.
My professor first asked me what it was in front of the class so I explained expecting for a least one other person to add on to what I was saying or something along those lines. Anyway, then the teacher simply said;
"Umm... ok... so it's like a chinese magazine or I mean Japanese like book? Hmm, with a show of hands who has heard of or likes to read Manga?"
I raise my hand proudly and I look around to see nothing but blank stares and no hands up but my own.
How is that even possible? Lol O.o
I say some people were embarrassed by it so decided to keep their like of anime to themselves? Or maybe they really are clueless?
I'll also add that there's an anime club at my college, I live in a large city and my classmates were claiming to have read everything out there.