Anime is for the World

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Anime is for the World

This photo is of anime drawings from various anime series.

This photo is of anime drawings from various anime series.

This photo is of anime drawings from various anime series.

This photo is of anime drawings from various anime series.

Katherine Karr, Journalism Class

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Anime is something that most people think of as either one extreme or the other. One of the extremes is that they absolutely hate it, and they can’t stand the mention of it. The other extreme is that people absolutely love it, and sometimes don’t watch anything else. People who haven’t seen anime usually say they hate it based on things they heard about it, and not because they actually have seen it. People shouldn’t judge based on what they hear about it.

Anime has multiple aspects that make it a good thing to watch. One reason is that it gives insight to some of the Japanese culture such as some festivals or traditional clothing. However, unlike how most people believe, the clothing that they wear is not usually traditional, especially the school outfit on mainly the female characters.

Anime always has some kind of positive lesson or a good moral as one of the focusing points. Most anime will show the value of friendship and family while some others deal with bullying and teasing.

Some people say that they don’t like anime because of the plot lines. This, however, never seems justified as any kind of live action show could have the very same plot and many people will not complain. This leaves the design style. Unless someone just dislikes the hand drawn style, then there are many different design styles from different kinds of anime that are used.

Some people don’t want to watch an anime because they think it’s just for little kids based on the design style or some popular kid anime and not for a teenager or an adult. This is definitely not the case. Anime has a few demographic ranges that range from little kids, teenagers, and adults of both genders. A lot of anime can also catch the attention of a family.

The character designs as well as the background can vary and make a supernatural show look better because with the show already animated, then making animation designs such as floating or wavy hair look like it fits in with the show better.

All of these points lead me to my concluding statement that anime is a good thing to watch, and it isn’t just a strange or bad Japanese television. Anime is available to watch on multiple different streaming programs including Netflix, Hulu and Amazon TV. Give anime a try, and don’t hate something you’ve never tried.