Why you should watch anime

Three years ago I never would have thought that I would be watching anime. It rarely crossed my mind, and when it did, it was usually had a negative connotation. I thought of demon slashers and anime girls in revealing outfits. And yes, I know there are many anime out there like that, not all of them are.

In this day and age, there are many forms of entertainment. You scroll through social media, mind numbingly watching the same TikToks over and over, you do the unthinkable and read a book, or you talk to friends. But all of those things have certain age limits.

Young children can’t read that well yet and when you’re older you don’t look at social media. Anime, anime is different.

It’s family friendly, something that is hard to come across these days. Think My Neighbour Totoro or Ponyo, those are cute anime movies you can watch with the entire family. If you’d like, I can make a different post full of anime recommendations for the thirsty weebs.

Another point is that there’s something for everyone. Like literally, you’ll never run out of anime to watch.

You want something suspenseful and cyberpunk, try Akudama Drive. Something bittersweet and beautiful, try any romantic anime and you’ll end up crying your eyes out. If your friend likes comedy but you want something paranormal, THERE’S AN ANIME FOR THAT. The options are limitless.

Anime is also full of good lessons. A Silent Voice is all about forgiving others and yourself. Haikyuu is about teamwork and never giving up. Your Lie in April is about friendship and finding your voice again. You will learn something new with every episode.

On a normal day I wouldn’t think about how A Silent Voice impacted me until I mess up and have to forgive myself. Haikyuu has taught me to try my hardest, and I feel compelled to keep going even when it gets hard.

It’s inspiring. There’s nothing like the sentimental moment when the character finally completes their arc and there’s a beautiful background combined with the lovely soundtrack. Ahh, it makes me happy. I want to get my life together after watching a Studio Ghibli movie. Everything is so sweet and lovely and simple and brings a smile to my face.

I absolutely love anime with all my heart. If there is one thing you could do, it’s to at least try an anime. You might not like it, but you never know.

Some good anime to start with would be: Haikyuu, Your Lie in April, A Silent Voice, Your Name, The Promised Neverland, or any Studio Ghibli movie.

And that brings the blog post to a conclusion. Have a lovely day everyone, *lil peace sign*

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