I've heard of so many people categorizing BJD with Japanese things, particularly anime. Have you had the same experiences, and if so, did it bother you? Why did/does the connections and assumptions they made bug you or not? Also, in your opinion, why are BJD often clumped together with Japanese things, like cosplay, anime ect.? Not all people who own a BJD are into anime, and I also assume none of them appreciate being called 'otaku', especially just because of their love for the dolls. There are often doll cons integrated into the regular anime cons, is this a reason for the connection, or simply a cause of it? What makes the dolls seem strictly 'anime' or 'Japanese', particularly to people who aren't acquainted with the hobby? My guesses are that a lot of the doll owners are also anime fans (in some cases, no offense, straight on fangirls), and often they make their two loves one and the same through doll cosplay ect. Nothing wrong with that IMO, I'm a huge anime fan, found BJD through anime, really... Also, I speculate that it comes from the common appearances of the dolls. They are rather 'perfect' in a sense that it looks like somebody created them in the way people create that perfect anime character. Also, some people also have spectacular outfits they dress their dolls in, which can be compared by a person not into the hobby sometimes only to anime and video game characters'. Not to mention that a lot of the dolls have large open eyes, which is the first thing a person usually comments about on anime style. Sorry if this has been posted before, feel free to delete it if so. If that's the case can somebody point me in the direction of a similar thread, I'm genuinely curious.