- There is an expectation that those who watch anime are expected to watch Madoka, or at least enough of an expectation to make explicit hedges.
- I often hear that “Japanese do not watch anime”. That is plainly not true. I knew it since talking anime with a hotel clerk in Ueno, but this is a reminder.
- Sometimes you see animebloggers posting about social stigma of anime. Unless you live in Phillipines or Malaysia, please, give it a rest. I do not observe it impeding my professional career in any meaningful way.
And no, I am not going to watch Madoka. I’m rebelious that way.