Do you know the reason why Japanese anime is so popular worldwide?

Reason why Japanese anime is so popular worldwide

One of the reasons why Japanese animation is so popular in the world is the high quality of production. Background art and portraiture are also called "Japanimation" and are loved worldwide as artworks that go beyond the common sense of "animation is for children".

In Europe and the United States, anime is mainly for children. Cute characters are the main characters and stories are conspicuous in a fantasy world view that is far from reality.

On the other hand, Japanese animation has a distinctive presence in each work and its development is unpredictable. Even the protagonist is frustrated and defeated, and it is easy to project himself to the characters who lead a real and harsh life, and even adults seem to be drawn into the world view unintentionally. Also, there are many supporting characters with completely different personalities from the main character, which is one of the reasons why you can't take your eyes off the story.

In addition, Japanese animation is popular all over the world because it has a wide variety of genres such as action, historical drama, school youth, spokon, horror, science fiction, gourmet, and more.

Now here we are introducing the anime contents that  are popular worldwide!



Top 10 Japanese Anime Popular in the World

  1. Pokemon

The "Pokemon" series is very popular all over the world for both anime and video games.

A mysterious Pokemon that can be seen all over the world. The story is about a boy who wants to be the strongest in a battle of Pokemon. Along with the unique and cute Pokemon, the adventure in the world of Pokemon is attractive to all of us.

"Pokemon" first came out as software for Nintendo's portable game console "Game Boy". Innovative elements not found in conventional RPGs, such as the collection and exchange of adorable creatures called Pokemon, and the evolution of Pokemon that transforms into another form, attracted a lot of attention, and the "Pokemon" series that appeared on different platforms after that. Has exceeded 20 titles in total, and has reigned in the game world as an exceptional long-selling game to date. In addition, many spin-off works other than the main story such as "Pokemon GO" have been born, and this is also a complete set of excellent works as well as the main story.


One day, the boy Monkey D. Luffy becomes a rubber human, whose body stretches like rubber,  by eating the Devil Fruit. Luffy meets the great pirate Shanks and himself dreams of becoming a pirate someday. As he grows up, in order to fulfill his unwavering dream of becoming a pirate king, he gathers reliable friends and forms the "Straw Hat Pirates" with a strong belief. The story of overcoming various difficulties with bonds. It seems that the lives of the protagonists, who believe in themselves, believe in their peers, and move forward while facing difficulties in their adventures, have captured the hearts of many people in modern society.

  1. Dragon Ball

Original is a manga by Akira Toriyama (1984-1995) that was published in "Weekly Shonen Jump". A long story anime depicting adventures and battles over the main character, Son Goku, and the hidden treasure Dragon Ball. It is a battle animation that is extremely popular in Japan and is broadcasted worldwide. Even now, "Dragon Ball Super" continues to be broadcasted every Sunday morning, and it is one of Japan's leading animes that is still very popular even now, more than 30 years after the TV anime first started.


The main character, Naruto Uzumaki, is a super problem student at a ninja school. However, Naruto has a dream of becoming the best ninja in the village. However, Naruto has a secret of birth. The "Kyubi no Yoko" that afflicted the village 12 years ago was sealed by Naruto, who was a baby at the time. The story of Naruto Uzumaki, a fallen ninja, who grows up over many trials with his friends is popular worldwide in many countries of course between ninja fans.

  1. Neon Genesis Evangelion

A story about a 14-year-old boy, Shinji Ikari, riding a huge general-purpose humanoid decisive weapon called "Evangelion" and fighting against a mysterious enemy "Apostle". Innovative production Neon Genesis Evangelion is a work that caught the hearts of many anime fans with its quality, attractive characters, and esoteric stories, and said to be that this has started the anime boom that occurred in the 90's. TV animation was broadcasted from 1995 to 1996, and movies became a hot topic, and the "New Evangelion Movie" series released from 2007 will be completed in Part 4 of the release in 2020 (currently postponed).

  1. Sailor Moon

The main character, Tsukino Usagi, is a clumsy and crybaby, but more is an energetic second-year middle school girl. One day, when she met Luna, a black cat who speaks words, and cast a spell as Luna told her, she transformed into Sailor Moon. The rabbit, found to be the chosen warrior of justice, fulfills his mission to seek out fellow warriors and phantom silver crystals to protect the princess. It is a popular TV animation that was broadcasted in over 40 countries around the world.

  1. Mobile Suit Gundam

Story takes place in the war in the Universal Century, Amuro Ray, a boy involved in the war, survives as a pilot of the humanoid weapon Mobile Suit Gundam. A story that depicts Amuro's social growth. With the setting to treat robots as a kind of weapon called "mobile suit", it became the forerunner of robot animation from the early to mid-1980s. TV broadcasting started in 1979, and even after 40 years, the anime is still very popular.

  1. Attack on Titan

A world where giants rule everything and humans are their food. Mankind built a huge wall 50 meters high to prevent aggression in exchange for freedom outside the wall. The main character is Eren Yeager, a 10-year-old boy who dreams of the world outside the wall. One day, a huge  giant who overcomes the wall appears, and Ellen's dream and peaceful world comes to an end. "Attack on Titan" The Final Season is scheduled to be broadcasted on NHK General TV in the fall of 2020 in Japan.

  1. Fullmetal Alchemist

Alchemist Edward and his younger brother Alphonse violate the contraindication of human body training in order to save their mother. In return, Edward lost part of his body. It has gained the support of a wide range of generations with its bold story of searching for the Philosopher's Stone and embarking on a journey to regain the lost body.

  1. Detective Conan

The story of Shinichi Kudo, a high school detective with a father who is a world-famous detective novelist. One day, Shinichi, who was given a poisonous drug, survived, but he turned into a child. Shinichi after that calls himself "Conan Edogawa" and begins his journey to find out the true identity of the mysterious organization and regain his true body, and continues to solve difficult cases. The original is a manga that is published in "Shonen Sunday" from 1994, and it is a long story that everyone knows in Japan.

So now you notice that popular animes are so deep that they make you think about various things in modern society. This is why anime is popular not only with children but as well between the adults. Don’t miss this big chance and keep updated!


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