At first glance – this question seems backwards. Because MOST people seem to hate anime.
The criticisms, stereotypes and accusations over the years are proof of that fact.
But as for
I won’t waste your time with babble and chit-chat.
Let’s get into the reasons why.
Why Do People Like
Anime? It Comes Down To This:
1. Because it has the BEST fan-service
You think I’m joking, but I’m being deadly serious. Fan service, even though I’m not a fan, is a big part of the industry.
All of the biggest
And when it’s done right, even I can enjoy it. You can’t beat the “good” looks of an
Realistic films don’t stand a chance because
2. Because it’s philosophical and DEEP
The concepts of justice get twisted, and people bend reality to their will in order to feel “secure” or “important” in the world.
At the expense of others.
Psycho Pass is another
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3. Because it’s DIFFERENT by “design”
Some designs defy physics, others defy reality itself. And others are so breath-taking it’ll blow you away.
4. It’s so emotional and relatable
Clannad is an
Violet Evergarden is another
5. Because the MAIDS cuteness is over 9000!
It’s hard to argue with 2
Seriously. It’s enough of a reason to watch anime at all.
6. Because the characters are UNREALISTICALLY perfect
Take a look at these characters from the sports
No man can achieve that in real life, especially without destroying themselves with artificial drugs and whatever else.
People want the impossible, that’s what makes
7. Because it’s COLORFUL
New Game, 18IF, No Game No Life…
There are tons of colorful
8. Because it’s beautiful
- The Ancient Magus Bride.
- Violet Evergarden.
- How To Raise A Boring Girlfriend.
- The Garden Of Words.
These are just a “few” examples of
9. Because the storytelling is out of this world
Code Geass tells the brilliant story of Japan being taken over by “the Britannian empire”, and everything that stems from that point.
10. The “action” is too good to be compared
Realistic films have their limits. They can only do so much with a “real life” person as far as effects and tricks.
Anime doesn’t have that drawback. That’s why the action sequences and scenes keep you holding onto your seat.
And the visuals that go with it? It’s on a whole other level.
Anime has comedy no “realistic” film could ever pull off
Comedy shows are great. And yes – they are funny. But there’s a limit to how funny it gets.
Hence why shows like:
- The Disastrous Life Of Saiki K.
- My Bride Is A Mermaid.
- Kono Subarashii.
And others are so stupidly funny.
12. The facial expressions are just ridiculous
The images speak for themselves!
music is special
And that’s exactly why
That’s why we love
14. The characters are “badass”
- Revy Rebecca.
- Koko Hekmatyar.
- Mikoto Misaka.
They’re “only” a handful of
15. We all love a “hero of justice” which
anime is the BEST at doing
Shirou Emiya is a perplexing example.
He’s the kind of flawed character who strives to be a hero of justice, even if he’s sometimes contradictory in his actions.
But that’s what we LOVE about
16. Because it helps you “take a break” from reality
The struggles. Problems. Or even to have a “holiday” from the things they’re used to doing everyday.
It’s different for everyone.
17. Because it’s weird and different
Let’s be honest –
Everything about it, from the designs, how its made, produced, the stories and strange characters gives it a distinctive feeling.
And a lot of fans who watch it relate because they’re different as well.
18. Because it stirs your imagination
It gets you thinking about ideas you would never have thought of beforehand. And that’s thanks to
In a nutshell: there are plenty of reasons why people like
Most of them are tied to it being different to other forms of entertainment.