naerylan-san It's absolutely not weird! I've played Pocket Monsters red :) In my home town (it's in the north of Japan), there is a pocket monsters' shop, and always crowded. Thanks for telling me about your story :)
My mom learned Japanese when she was in high school, and I got interested in it enough I wanted to do the same. Once I started learning it, it became my favorite thing to study! Now I study as often as I can, and use it whenever possible.