Usually I write parodies for actual characters, but this particular idea wouldn't suit for one of my anime because…it's about anime! Do forgive that the POV kinda goes back and forth, this shouldn't ruin things really. Best way to read this is by playing the real song quietly in the background so it's easier to follow along.

I've gone back and forth correcting parts of this song and swapping out the anime mentioned (only for the chorus…particularly, the second one) and in the end, I've decided to list anime that were memorable to me, even if I never really watched them. I'm certain everyone's at least heard of the anime here. Of course none of this is serious and anyone is free to imagine their own favorites in place of what I have. So, enjoy ^_^


Step one, they say "This needs to slack."

You walk, they say "Anime is really wack."

They shake their head dismally at you;

You pretend to defeat them with jutsu

~.~.~

You play imaginary sword fights

No normal blades, but kunai knives

An epic saga to start again

And they can only wonder when'd this begin

~.~.~

Where did I go wrong? I lost a friend

Somewhere back when Dragon Ball Z began

And now all they ever wear is their cosplay

Obsessed with anime all day

~.~.~

Let 'em know there's other things

And places to go for shopping

Try to show 'em it costs less

And discount prices are best!

~.~.~

You haven't heard them all along

Blasting your list of J-pop songs

From things like Inuyasha!

Anime fever has gotcha!

~.~.~

And where did I go wrong? I lost a friend

Remember when Gundam Wing began?!

And now all they ever wear is their cosplay

Obsessed with anime all day

~.~.~

While everyone wants to help you,

You go find strangers and challenge them to Duels

And when they say they'd rather pass

You 'control' them with your Geass

~.~.~

Your family can do one of two things

Throw you into counseling

Or can say 'This is just a phase'

And pray that you get over this new craze

~.~.~

Where did I go wrong? I lost a friend

Watching Death Note reruns again

And now all they ever wear is their cosplay

Obsessed with anime all day

~.~.~

Where did I go wrong? I lost a friend

Thinking they're an alchemist again

And now all they ever wear is their cosplay

Obsessed with anime all day!

Obsessed with anime…

Obsessed with anime…

~.~.~

Where did I go wrong? I lost a friend

A 'Host Club', I don't understand

And now all they ever wear is their cosplay

Obsessed with anime all day

Where did I go wrong? I lost a friend

Cross-dressing as Sailor Moon again!

And now all they ever wear is their cosplay

Obsessed with anime all day

Obsessed with anime…

Obsessed with anime…


Go ahead and raise your hand if this sounds like you. It's okay, we won't judge ;)