Anime short of animation in Japanese has captured the heart of millions around the world with its unique approach of storytelling and art style and completely diverse genres. Whether you are a curious newcomer or someone looking to dive deep into the anime world this article will provide you with an introduction to this amazing world and help you navigate through different genres and themes.
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Genres and Themes:-
Anime offers a vast and extensive list of genres and themes, catering to different interests and tastes. Some popular genres include as follows
- Shonen:- This genre mostly targets the young audience which loves adventure, action, and sci-fi lovers. Some examples of this genre are “Naruto and One Piece”.
- Shojo:- This genre targets younger female audiences who love romance, drama, and rom-com. Some examples of this genre are “Fruit Basket and Sailor Moon”.
- Seinen:- this genre mostly targets the adult version of the audiences with adult, mature, and provoking content such as Attack on Titan, and Death Note.
- Josei:- this genre mostly targets the adult female side of the audience with shows like Nana, Honey Clover.
Other than mentioned above it also includes themes such as coming of age, adventure, social commentary, friendship, love, and sci-fi. The popularity of these genres in the global market led to so many hit movies and series as well as some live adaption and real-time shows inspired by it. As mentioned in the above list, it doesn’t mean that the seinen category ones don’t watch the shonen ones, it’s just for categorizing the anime into different genres.
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For those who are new to the anime world and wanted to start from somewhere then worry not we got you covered. As you dive deeper into anime you will know where they got different styles, stories, and all. While there are countless amazing anime series and movies, here are a few recommendations to get you started on your anime journey.
- Dragon Ball:- there is hardly a person who has not heard of this GOAT. It was one of the first anime that made Westerners fall in love with the anime. plus, it was also the inspiration for the BIG THREE. It’s still running solid.
- THE BIG THREE:- Nope it is not an anime, it’s the term that is used for “Naruto, Bleach, One Piece”. These are called the big three because they were the OGs and the inspirations to many other latest animes.
- Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood:- this epic tale follows two brothers’ quest to obtain the philosopher’s stone in a world of alchemy and political intrigue. The anime is a treat to watch for adventure, mages, and romance treat.
- Your name:- A beautiful blend of romance and fantasy, this movie tells the story of two teenagers who mysteriously switch bodies and embark on a journey to find each other. A must-watch movie for romance lovers.
- Attack on Titan:- Set in a dystopian world where humanity fights against giant humanoid creatures called Titans, this action-packed series explores themes of survival, identity, and the human condition in different times. a treat to watch for gore genre lovers????
- Spirited Away:- Directed by renowned filmmaker Hayo Miyazaki, this enchanting movie follows a young girl named Chihiro who enters a spirit world and must find a way to save her parents and herself.
- Death Note:- A psychological thriller, “Death Note” revolves around a high school student who gains the power to kill anyone by writing their name in a mysterious notebook, leading to a battle of wits between him and a brilliant detective.
You can find a detailed explanation of these animes here
Where to Watch Anime:-
Several platforms cater to anime enthusiasts, making it easily accessible to viewers worldwide. Popular streaming services are as follows:
- Crunchyroll:- best, wide robust amount of content. it has become the global destination for anime streaming, it has more than 100 million registered users and 5 million active subscribers. It has recently merged with Funimation making it one of the biggest anime streaming platforms. It got you covered with most of the animes.
- Hulu:- it is an exclusive streamer for Bleach plus it got 300 titles and a prime stop to watch my hero academia, Boruto, AOT, Soul Eater, Pokemon, Sailor Moon. You can find some anime goodies here too.
- Netflix:- one of the well-known ott platforms, Netflix consists of the very best of content like Naruto, one piece, bleach, and some of its original series like Castlevania, Yasuke, love death robots, etc.
Subbed vs Dubbed:-
One of the main debates is whether to watch in dubbed version or subbed version. The dubbed version is as it sounds dubbed into different languages from its original language. But watching it in subbed version will give a more near-the-edge experience of the culture and the tone of the story, so my recommendation is to watch in subbed or you can get familiar with the dubbed version and later on move to the subbed category.
Engaging with the anime community:–
It allows us to discuss and share recommendation series, and movies with like-minded fans, take part in fandom events, and stay updated through different channels such as our website you can also check our social media apps like Instagram where we post daily memes, reels, and latest updates of the anime. You can check our previous works here.
Embarking on your anime journey can be incredibly rewarding and fun with an immersive experience. From its captivating storytelling to its unique art style, it offers a vast and diverse range of content to explore. Remember to keep an open mind, and explore different genres and stories with what suits u best. Meanwhile, you can check our previous through here to give you more ideas and if you got any suggestions or recommendation, you can follow us on our social apps or leave a comment down below. Happy hunting.
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