Why do people think Cory in the house is Anime?
Obviously, many people would disagree and point out that Cory is not Anime. This question leaves me to assume that you are looking for an answer about the mentality of some people who enjoy anime. I can say with certainty in this person’s mind, they have equated his character as “cute” or something similar so it creates an unconscious bias in them since they are able to take away any information that disproves their original hypothesis (i.e., Cory is anime).
Aside from being a black teenager on TV, which I am sure matters greatly here, there have been comparisons drawn where other fictional characters deemed rebellious and disobedient by their parents existed well before Cory came along- ruffian Jax Teller in Sons o’f Guns (FX) and troublesome and reckless Beavis and Butt-head from the animated series of the same name, for instance.
In all fairness, rarely has there been a teenager on TV who has been as difficult to watch as Cory Matthews on Boy Meets World. In fact, his mother had put him in military school just to try and straighten him out in one episode. He was rude to adults, completely unambitious about life and, in fact, he even had fantasies of being a janitor in another episode because according to him “they don’t have to do anything”.
For the most part Cory Matthews is not Anime but I will say that there are some people who enjoy Anime who have drawn comparisons between him and Anime characters. It’s funny how some people do not consider Cory Matthews to be Anime but the same person would consider Sonic, which is a blue hedgehog with large eyes who can run at high speeds, is considered anime. I hope this answers your question adequately.