The Impact of Anime Today


Xavi Mogrovejo

A small callage of four animes. Dragon Ball Z, My Hero Academia, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventures, and Attack on Titan.

There are many people today that look up to anime and watch it on a daily basis. It was not until 1956 that anime first began and had successfully lasted until 1961, where it was established by Mushi Productions. It didn’t all start with a moving picture; it was inspired by many mangas before it was released as something you could watch on TV. The first published manga was released in 1902 by Kitazawa Rakuten.

Anime has influenced many people’s behaviors and beliefs. Many animes follow the storyline of having the protagonist go through a tragic event and work on building themselves from that. During their training arc, they work on their physical and mental health, encouraging the audience to grow with the character and better themselves like their heros and role models. Not all animes revolve around this one storyline, and they can expand to many different genres and plots.

Anime can also influence a person’s behavior and attitude, allowing them to work on themselves and reflect the behavior of fictional characters they look up to. This may also provide a way for some to cope. It is a safe space that people can go to when needing to escape reality, letting them fall into a world of heroes, action, comedy, magic, and romance.

With so many watching anime, and more anime being released, it not only acts as a safe space but it can also lead to making new friends and a way to start conversations. Somewhere between 40% and 60% of the globe watch some sort of anime content.

There are so many animes out there that there is bound to be one to catch your eye. Anime has been able to spread to so many different interests. With so many to choose from, it is easy for someone to get drawn into an anime when they can relate to the character that they see on the screen.