From our experience, there seems to be an overall negative stigma about anime watchers and fans. The word “Weeb” is generally associated with someone who doesn’t have a job, never leaves the house, and is very socially awkward. Every so often we even hear of someone who virtually marries their 2D waifu in Japan.
While we aren’t particularly condemning those lifestyles, we have a very clear purpose with Weeb Nation. We want to reclaim the word “Weeb” to be seen in a more positive light. Anime is not exclusive to hentai and sexual fantasies. As with live action mainstream entertainment, there are many sub-genres within anime and so many amazing stories to experience. It’s unfortunate that many are quick to dismiss without giving it a chance.