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Hip Hip Anime!

The large, bright eyes, brightly colored hair, dark nose, and exaggerated facial expression remind me of only one thing.

Can you guess what it is?

If your answer is Anime, then BINGO, you just read an otaku’s mind!

Anime (pronounced: “Ah-nee-may”) is a type of animation generally from Japan. They have their own style and you can show it off in weird and wonderful ways. The anime also has its own sense of comedy and has a unique way of thinking. It can get really deep and serious, or it can get dumber (like: “Lucky Star”, “Kill Me Baby”) and crazier (like: “Death Note”, “Gintama”) than you’ve ever seen. Most anime shows are based on popular manga (Japanese comics), only they give them a little more life. Anime often covers more serious topics than typical cartoons. In the United States, cartoons are considered a form of entertainment for children. In Japan, people of all ages (no, newborn babies!) Watch anime. Most shows and movies focus on kids, teens, or young adults, but there are also plenty of anime made for seniors, including businessmen and housewives!

The word “Anime” is the shortened pronunciation of “animation” in Japanese, where this term refers to all animation. Outside of Japan, anime is used to refer specifically to Japanese animation or Japanese widespread animation style that is often characterized by colorful graphics, vibrant characters, and fantastic themes. Japanese animation began in the 20th century. Katsudo Shashin is said to be the first Japanese animation. The Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923 caused widespread destruction, including the demolition of early anime studios and anime works; leaving Kouchi’s Namakura Gatana as the oldest surviving animation. The first anime television series was Otogi Manga Calendar aired from 1961 to 1964.

My introduction to anime was in class four when I saw “City Hunter” on a television channel, Animax. Although I watched anime (in fact, the plural of anime is anime) like “Doraemon”, “Shinchan”, “Avatar-The last airbender”, “Summer Days with Coo”, “AstroBoy”, “Dragon Ball-Z”, ” Naruto “a long time ago, but I didn’t realize the deep meaning of anime as it was dubbed in Hindi (rather, I would say” tainted “rather than” dubbed “by ridiculous old Hindi male voices that would be broken unnecessarily, slapping jokes that divert viewers from the plot and lead you into a mix of indianized anime). My sister (three years younger than me, although I refuse to admit that she is more mature than me) showed a strange interest in Japanese anime such as “Tears to Tiara” and “Stigma of the Wind” broadcast on Animax: what I it seemed strange at the time. as my “patriotic inertia” would prevent me from accepting anything other than Indian products. At first I was disgusted by the fact that all the voice casts were in Japanese and to understand the story I had to take the trouble to read the English subtitles and had to correlate the speech with the video shown; so much attention was required. It was impossible for me to do those two strenuous tasks at the same time, so I went back to my old TV channels: Cartoon Network, Nickolodeans, Hungama, Pogo, Boomerang, and Jetix.

After a long hiatus, in class seven, I started to experience my anime understanding skills again, which turned out to be a success, when I first indulged in animes like “Hayate the Combat Butler” and “Fairy Tail”. . Oh! What sweet poison! After a hectic day at school, classes, swimming lessons, art and music classes, and many many other activities; I waited just to sit back and relax to watch these anime. At that moment, nothing mattered to me; not even my parents, friends and teachers. In those virtual realms of pleasure, I could face my losses and sufferings with the same ease with which I had assimilated successes. Nothing bothered me, except when I had to take phone calls or open the door, if any guests arrive when the anime shows were in progress. However, the anime hardly affected my studies, as after watching a two-hour long show, I suffered from PADS (post-anime depression syndrome) for which I suffered guilt of wasting time, which intensified further with my mother’s reprimand (I would like to describe this). situation like “Kata Ghaye nuun-er Chheta”) and this guilt prompted me to study more, concentrate and work for more hours and this happened as a daily routine for me; so it could easily outperform most of the students, be it studying or swimming or any other job.

Therefore, to all guardians, I would like to ask you to allow your children to watch anime as it worked for me (maybe I have strange connections in my brain!). Watching anime would definitely help you hone your literary, vocabulary, and analytical skills. More importantly, it would serve as an immense source of entertainment, at least well beyond the league of daily Indian soap operas.

Understanding the culture of origin is very important to making the plot, be it Japanese anime, Korean Aeni webtoons, Manhua Chinese anime, or American sitcoms (which I suffered when I was a newbie to watching anime). If you’ve watched any anime, you will probably notice that the characters behave differently and things in general (like houses, transportation, food, etc.) are a bit different from what you used to do. Probably the most glaring differences between Japanese animation and others are the illustrations in which huge eyes (larger than the nose), brightly colored hair, some well-endowed characters, and exaggerated emotional expressions and gestures are typical of anime. Being drawn by hand, anime detaches itself from reality by providing an ideal path for escapism that audiences can dive into with relative ease. Anime production focuses less on the animation movement and more on the realism of settings such as “The Garden of Words.”

The opening and credit sequences of most animes are accompanied by Japanese rock or pop songs that may be related to the popular bands anime series. Tomato n ‘Pine’s “Nanairo Namida” from the “Beelzebub” anime and “Just Awake” from the “Hunter X Hunter” anime are some of my favorite anime songs, which you can try.

As there are various types of anime, it is necessary to classify them into different genres, some of them are: Action, Music, Mecha, Adventure, Mystery, Bishounen, Yuri, Yaoi, Akuma, Seinen, Shoujo, Shounen, Kodomo, Slice of Life and many more. If you are a die-hard anime fan (like me, usually labeled “otaku”), a casual observer, an interested viewer, or a commoner of the non-anime domain: anime genres will provide you with some basic knowledge and help you venture out. the world of anime with ease and delight.

I am going to share some memorable anime quotes that recorded my heart are:

• Motoko Kusanagi from “Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence”

“We cry for the blood of a bird, but not for the blood of a fish. Blessed are those who have a voice.”

• Shinchi Akiyama from “Liar Game”

“People MUST doubt. Many people misunderstand this concept. Doubting people is only part of getting to know them. What many people call ‘trust’ is actually giving up trying to understand others and that very act is much worse. to doubt. Actually it is ‘apathy’ “.

• Hachiman Hikigaya from “My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU”

“If the truth is cruel


The lie must be kind


Kindness must be a lie “

You can watch anime on TV by subscribing to Animax, Aniplus, AnimeCental, TV Tokyo or on the internet at sites like, kissanime,, Netflix,, hulu, YouTube, etc.


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