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Why Anime is Best Source of Entertainment

"Mai Sackett" (2020-07-11)


• What is Anime?

Anime is a word used by people living outside of Japan to define cartoons or animation produced within Japan. Using the word in English conversation is the same as describing something like a Japanese cartoon series or an animated movie or show from japan. Anime is a diverse art form with distinctive production methods and techniques that have been adapted over time in response to developing technologies.

It combines graphic art, characterization, cinematography, and other forms of creative, individualistic methods. The anime industry consists of over 430 production studios, including first names like Studio Ghibli, Gainax, and Toei Animation. Despite comprising only a fraction of Japan's domestic film market, anime makes up a major of Japanese DVD sales.

• How to pronounce Anime?

The correct way to pronounce Anime is a-ni-me with the 'a' sounds like the 'a' in art, the 'ni' looking like the 'ni' in Nick, and the 'me' being said like the month, May.
While most Western anime fans are aware of their incorrect pronunciation, most choose to stick with it because it's easy to say and because it's the most commonly used pronunciation (outside of Japan). It's similar to how everyone knows the correct way to say Paris (with a silent s) but chooses to stick with the traditional English pronunciation (Strong s).

• Are There Anime Comic Books?

Anime refers exclusively to animation. There is no such thing as an anime comic book. Manga is comic or graphic novels created in Japan or by the person using the Japanese language and conforming to a style developed in Japan. In Japan, people of all ages read the manga.

Since the 1950s, manga has become an increasingly significant part of the Japanese publishing industry. By 1995, the manga market in Japan was valued at ¥586.4 billion ($6-7 billion), with annual sales of 1.9 billion manga books and manga magazines in Japan (equivalent to 15 issues per person).

• Difference Between Subbed and Dubbed Anime

Subbed is short for subtitled, which means that the anime is likely available to watch with original Japanese audio with English Subtitles placed over the footage.

They have dubbed means that the anime has been redubbed w/ a different language from the original Japanese audio.

Anime movies and series will have both subbed and dubbed versions available to watch on streaming services such as 9anime. To, gogoanime.io, crunchyroll.com, kissanime.ru, anime heaven, anime freak.tv, animedao.com, chia-anime. Tv, Funimation, and hulu.com, etc.

• Anime Community or Fandom

Anime or the manga community refers to a global community of anime/manga fans. In Japanese, Otaku refers to individuals w/ obsessive interests like anime, manga, and video games. Anime and manga have also inspired many young people to learn about Japanese culture, and anime fan community, in fact, encourage people to do so.

Developments on the internet have had thoughtful effects on the anime fan community and how anime is consumed. Fan interest in anime has inspired many developments in technology. More than 50% of fans watch anime through downloading from the internet or through their friends.

If you're looking for the best anime's ever, so let me clear you first. That's a difficult question because there's a wide variety of anime out there. If a person has to watch the best anime in a lifetime, I would recommend my favorite anime series and movies: -

• Anime Series

1.

Naruto Shippuden

Naruto Shippuden is the continuation of the original anime TV series of Naruto. The story revolves around an older and slightly more matured Uzumaki Naruto. His main objective is to become Hokage. Hokage is the highest rank for any ninja in a particular village.
His purpose is to gain respect and take the attention of everyone. The previous Hokage of leaf village defeated the demon called Ninetail fox, and while doing so, he sealed demons spirit inside Newborn naruto at the cost of his own life. Which makes naruto extremely powerful.

Special about naruto is he never gives up. He never abandoned his fellow ninjas in any situation. Entirely devoted to his duties. What I don't like is, it's not short ( approx 350 episodes in the only Shippuden ) There are many fillers in between. But the single con is not countable over so many pros.

2. Death Note

Death Note is a Japanese manga series written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata. Death note is one of the best anime of all time. Death Note is an intense psychological thriller, consisting of 37 Episodes.

Respect to the author who could plan and establish such a mesmerizing plot. For a start, it's about Light Yagami, who is a high school student and bored with his daily life. Having a strong sense of justice, he decides to eliminate all criminals who made this world "Rotten" by killing them with a notebook, i.e., DEATH NOTE.

It is an excellent cat-mouse chase of Light vs. L (Who is the greatest detective in the world). No Blood or such Violence, pure intelligence, and IQ, which further improved by Ryuk.

3. Tokyo Ghoul

Tokyo Ghoul is a Japanese dark fantasy manga series written and illustrated by Sui Ishida.
A young college student named kaneki Ken decides to date a girl who is a ghoul. After the time, she tries to eat him, but as luck would have it, they both get hit by falling iron Rods. Kaneki survives while the girl dies. To save keneki, the doctors transplant a few organs from the girl to him, making a half-ghoul.

To survive without being killed by the ghoul hunters or doves, he joins a restaurant called Anteiniku, which helps him survive while allowing him to make friends with the various ghouls who work there. He soon gets kidnapped by a ghoul organization where he is tortured by a cannibalistic ghoul named Jason During which he accepts his ghoul nature and eats Jason's kakugane making him stronger.

This is where he starts fighting against the doves earning him the nickname eyepatch ghoul.

4. Demon Slayer

Demon Slayer has a powerful humorous animation, stories-back stories, character development, training, and excellent music. Tanjiro Kamado is a kindhearted and intelligent boy who lives with his family, and he has become his family's sole source of income after the passing of his father.

Everything changes when his family is attacked and slaughtered by a demon. Tanjiro and his sister Nezuko are the only survivors of the attack, with Nezuko being transformed into a demon, but still surprisingly showing signs of human emotion and thought. After an encounter with Giyu Tomioka, a demon slayer, Tanjiro also decides to become a demon slayer to help his sister turn human again and avenge the deaths of the rest of his family.

5. Attack on Titan

Shingeki no Kyojin: Attack on Titan is a Japanese manga series both written and illustrated by Hajime Isayama. It is set in a fantasy world where humanity lives within territories surrounded by three enormous walls that protect them from gigantic man-eating humanoids referred to as Titans.
Several hundred years ago, humans were nearly exterminated by giants, Giants are typically several stories tall, seem to have no intelligence, demolish human beings, seem to do it for pleasure rather than as a food source. Eren Yeager lives with his foster sister Mikasa Ackerman and best friend Armin Arlert in the town of Shiganshina adjacent to Wall Maria, outermost of three circular walls protecting humanity from man-eating Titans that are said to have killed all other humans one hundred years prior.

6. One Piece

It's huge when you count the no. of the episode, but it's worth to watch. This anime is beyond my expectations. It may feel slow and childish at the start, but keep watching, and you will know what a fantastic anime.
The series focuses on Monkey D. Luffy, a young man who, inspired by his childhood idol and powerful pirate "Red-Haired" Shanks, sets off on a journey from the East Blue Sea to find the famed treasure One Piece and proclaim himself the King of the Pirates.

7. One-punch man

One-punch man is a Japanese superhero webcomic created by the artist One and manga illustrated by Yusuke Murata.

The one-punch man tells the story of Saitama, a superhero who can defeat any opponent with a single punch but seeks to find a worthy opponent after growing bored by a lack of challenge in his fight against evil.

8. Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood

it's about two brothers Edward and Alfonso they study the science of alchemy when they were kids their mother died, and they wanted to bring her back using the science of alchemy.

however, it did not work; both the brothers had injured Alfonso lost his body, but due to alchemy preserved his soul in a robot body. Edward loses his arm. They go on varies adventures throughout the series. As Edward tries to figure out how to use alchemy to restore his brother's body and his arm, they eventually run their father, whom Edward is not on good terms with.

The main antagonist is called "Father" He uses people and animals for varies alchemy experiments only for evil purposes. Eventually, after a long battle, Edward and Alfonso defeat Father save the planet, and Alfonso gets his body back. Edward gets his arm back (They were punished at first for trying to bring someone back from the dead (Their mother), but due to them defeating Father and his evil plans, their punishment was lifted, and they were restored great show watch it.

9. Boku No Hero Academia

My Hero Academia (Boku no hero academia) is a Japanese superhero manga series written and illustrated by Kohei Horikoshi. In a world where people with superpowers (known as "Quirks) are normal, Izuku Midoriya has dreams of one day becoming the greatest hero, despite being bullied by his classmates for not having a Quirk. After being the only one to try and save his childhood bully Katsuki Bakugo from a Villain, All Might, the greatest Hero of all time, saves him and gives up on him All Might's own Quirk "One for All." The story follows Izuku's entrance into U.A. High, a school for training the next generation of superheroes. Izuku and his new friends try to balance their Hero training with ordinary school duties. However, the League of Villains, an evil organization established by All Might's archenemy All for One, has plans to destroy all Heroes and take control of society.

10. Dragon Ball Series

Dragon ball series is a masterpiece created by Akira Toriyama, and I must praise the music artists. The series begins with a young monkey-tailed boy named Goku befriending a teenage girl named Bulma. Together, they go on an adventure to find the seven mystical Dragon Ball, which can summon the powerful dragon Shenron, who can grant whoever summoned him their greatest desire. Dragon Ball Franchise is trendy and is in an excellent position. And after making something classic as Dragon Ball Z, there is no reason for it to come back, but after 20 years, they come up with what they are missing out, and they made Super. It's not like super is bad. Just stop comparing it with Z. We all know Super is just made for money and Entertainment. The story is interesting and enjoyable to watch. The only problem is there is no consistency in power scaling, and that's a major drawback. But it's fine, At the end of the day it's just an anime, and it's created for fun and entertainment. If we consider power scaling too much, then we can never see Master Roshi ever again (which would suck.). I would rate super as high as Z. It's so much more fun to see your childhood hero kick some ass after a long time and trying to better himself.

• Anime Movies

1. Kimi No Na Wa (Your Name)

Your Name: Kimi no Na Wa is a 2016 Japanese animated romantic fantasy drama film written and directed by Makoto Shinkai and produced by CoMix Wave Films. The film was produced by Noritaka Kawaguchi and Genki Kawamura, with music composed by Radwimps. Kimi No Na Wa is one of the greatest anime movies I have ever watched. It explores a wonderful journey of two people, and I truly enjoyed the movie. The animation was great, and the soundtrack was on point. During the first half of the movie, I was predicting everything correctly, and then, in the end, there was that huge plot twist that no one could imagine. The movie was a new take on the romance genre, and you were connected to the characters throughout the movie. Overall, it was a masterpiece and a must-watch for every anime and movie fan.

2. Hotarubi No Mori E

Hotarubi no Mori: Into the Forest of Fireflies' Light is a one-shot shojo manga written by Yuki Midorikawa. It was published in the July 2002 issue of LaLa DX in Japan, and in July 2003, it was reprinted in a tankobon short story collection. An adaptation from a Manga of the same name, the anime tells a story of a girl named Hotaru that befriended a supernatural being called Gin. The friendship started as an innocent encounter in the forest but later on blossomed into something more. Unfortunately, Gin will disappear forever if humans touch him. This unusual circumstance provided the main emotional backdrop to the story "how can you convey feelings without touching."

3. Garden of words

The Garden of Words: Kotonoha no Niwa is a 2013 Japanese anime comedy/drama film written, directed, and edited by Makoto Shinkai, animated by CoMix Wave Films and distributed by Toho. This short film follows Takao Akizuki, a 15-year-old amateur shoe-maker who often skips classes to practice. With an unsupportive and broken family, he tends to visit the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden when it rains for the peace it provides as well as a place to make his shoes in solitude. One rainy day he comes across a mysterious 27-year-old woman named Yukino. Both looking for a friend, they wind up unconsciously wanting to meet on rainy mornings, and it soon becomes a habit between the two. While Takao is skipping his classes to design shoes, Yukino is also avoiding work due to deep personal problems. When Takao learns Yukino's identity, the two grow closer, and both learn that they have been teaching each other "how to walk." Shinkai perfectly demonstrates feelings of longing and sadness, with just a glimmer of hope in this melancholic masterpiece.

4. A Silent Voice

A Silent Voice: Koe no Katachi is a 2016 Japanese animated teen drama film produced by Kyoto Animation, directed by Naoko Yamada and written by Reiko Yoshida, featuring character designs by Futoshi Nishiya and music by Kensuke Ushio. The story revolves around Shoko Nishimiya, a grade school student who has impaired hearing. She transfers into a new school, where her classmates, especially Shoya Ishida, bully her. It gets to the point where she transfers to another school, and as a result, Shoya is disliked and bullied himself, with no friends to speak to and no plans for the future. Years later, he sets himself on a path to redemption.

5. 5 Centimeters Per Second

5 Centimeters per Second: Byosoku Go Senchimetoru is a 2007 Japanese animated coming-of-age romantic drama film produced, written and directed by Makoto Shinkai. Takaki and Akari are two classmates in elementary school. During their time together, they have become best friends. Their relationship is tested when Akari moves to another city because of her parent's jobs. Both of them struggle to keep their friendship alive, as time and distance slowly pulls them apart. When Takaki finds out that he is moving further away, he decides to visit Akari one last time.

• What are some pros and cons of Anime?

Anime has a right side and a wrong side. It's like a knife. It's good for us if we use it for positive things. I think something great about anime is that a lot of different source material gets adapted, so you get to see tiny parts of a lot of different worlds. That means you can get introduced to all kinds of new hobbies and activities that could potentially become a big part of your life.

Pros: -

  1. Stimulate creativity in thinking
  2. Instilling moral values
  3. Perseverance
  4. Learn about other culture
  5. Learn a new language
  6. Learn from the story
  7. Connect people worldwide

Cons: -

  1. Negative escapist
  2. Consumerist
  3. Addictive

• Is anime safe for children?

Not all anime is bad for children, but some of it is. There are anime series and movies made for all age demographics, with series like Doraemon, Glitter Force, and Pokemon targeting the under seven-year-old age bracket, and others like Attack on Titan, Fairy Tail, and Naruto Shippuden being made to appeal to teenagers and older. Well, go on the rating if you are concerned or watch the series yourself before your child. Some of them can be good.

  • PG-13 = 13 years.
  • R+ = A grownup should be present.
  • Nudity = Well, you decide if you think this is ok to watch for your child.

Avoid these following genre Anime's.

  • Hentai, yaoi, gore, incest, violence, psychological, bully.

Also, avoid ecchi if kids are too young or have extreme sensitivity to this issue. Some 'war' anime is too graphic. This includes 'mecha.' My best advice is to watch everything first, BEFORE letting the children.

• Conclusions: -

After watching lots of anime, here are few of the findings I came to,

1. What do I feel about Anime?

Every Anime has a unique storyline. Every anime is good in its own right; it can be emotional, funny, exciting, and other adjectives; it is a roller coaster ride that helps people to lift their spirits, makes them have a good laugh, and also could be emotional enough to leave people in tears.

The amount of work put by the authors to create stories which touch our hearts is unbelievable; their perseverance and dedication is the main reason we get to enjoy such a beautiful art or quality anime.

The Mangakas and the Illustrators are amazing people, giving the characters of favorite stories their original appearance and form; they deserve a whole bunch of credit. The animators and the production staff are also fundamental aspects as they give way to what so many people across the globe love and enjoy.

Anime is an excellent source of entertainment and also a great place to learn life lessons; some anime has a deeper meaning, then that is visible on the surface.

The artwork and animation quality is brilliant is some series. The portrayal of Japan as a country is just Outstanding. It tempts people to visit the country and experience its culture.

2. An important lesson that I learn from it.

  • Everyone is talented; they need to find their talent and work hard on improving it.
  • Protecting people important to you makes you Stronger.
  • Self-Sacrifice is beautiful.
  • It's never too late to do the correct thing.
  • Being humble is a virtue.
  • Do not be ashamed to apologize.
  • Follow your heart.
  • Never give up.
  • Death is an irreversible truth of life.
  • Kindness is a language not spoken but shown.
  • Actions have consequences, no matter the intention.
  • You can live beyond expectations, even your own.

Anime isn't just pointless animation; it tells a story for everybody to know about, but it depends on the person if they want to find out about the story so

Just give anime a chance!

I'm Yogesh Sharma working as a Content writer at . I personally watched thousand's of anime and reads bunches of manga that's why I'm sharing with you my opinion on what I think about anime and why to think it's the best source of entertainment.