Amazing Kids! Magazine

Japanese Anime and Manga, Ruling the World since 1952…

By Sehen Gamhewa, Comic Hub Co-Editor, and Contributing Writer

 

“Kneehole, cough, cough, Ka-ra no go aysa—I give up! Japanese is too hard. I quit.”

(A Note for your convenience: I was trying to say, “Greetings from Japan”, but I have failed miserably here.)

Ignoring my wonderful ability of speaking Japanese very affluently, ahem, ahem…We should now be getting on to the main topic today. But before we do that, please refrain from asking me who these ‘random people in the photo above are’, because if you do so, you will find yourself being hunted endlessly by around, let’s say, 69 million people, (I’m not joking), who are diehard anime fans.

And, by the way, if you had been going to ask me that very question before I gave you a helping hand to save you from sure agony…Dear Sir, (or Madam, let’s support gender equality here), I can tell you one thing, and one thing only..You’re either dead, or you’ve been living under a rock for the past sixty-four years, to be exact.

From the time Astro Boy hit the world in 1952, the Japanese have been taking over the world slowly and surely, and their wonderfully creative Anime and Manga series’ have been in the lead.

From the chaotic fight scenes of ‘Attack on Titan’ and ‘Berserk’, to the ROFL moments we face while watching ‘Gintama’, anime and manga is for everyone. And you definitely cannot, should not, and will not be calling it ‘kiddish.’

To be honest, that’s like saying watercolor painting ‘is for kids only,’ just because of the times we’d be covered in paint from toe-to-head trying to paint in Kindergarten. Heck, that even happens when you try to become Vincent Van Gogh at twelve.

Moving on, another part of why anime is so likable, is because of its plotline. If you don’t understand, let me put it this way. Imagine a manga (or anime) director writing Snow White. The story would probably end up in, let’s say, Snow White becoming the (not-so-nice) Queen of the Universe, while the Evil Queen becomes a hobbit, who travels on a journey to stop the Queen from acquiring the chaos gem, (don’t ask me what it is) and then three of the dwarfs end up with the hobbit, and the other three become dark servants…

I could go on, but I think you get the point. By the way, if you think this plot is ridiculous, think about—

No?

Okay, I get it, twisted up plots are too much. Gotcha.

Moving on again, anime is so wonderfully diverse, it’s actually bigger than our universe. And the characters…they’re part of the reason why we love watching anime. Funny, charismatic, mean, whatever! And seeing their progression through the entire series…It may take a long time, or a short time, but it’s still going to be really juicy.

You think I’m joking? Check out Naruto, and Naruto Shippuden. It’ll take you a couple of years maybe to finish both parts. But look at the character advancement and your mind will just blow up. But, you don’t need to watch more than around 500 episodes (you should watch it though, it’s still really good), because there’s plenty of short enjoyable stuff which is really good too!

So in conclusion, can I just say that anime is out-of-the-world-really-good-so-go-watch-it-now, class A+ rated awesome stuff?

Okay, so yeah, I hope you see why I told you guys that anime is really good, and why Japan is going to conquer the world—Wait-what? Did I say that? Oh, um, cut that last line out, the Japan conquer thing, okay?

Love it or hate it, anime is really good. You seriously need to have at least ‘One Piece’ of it. If you do, it’ll ‘Bleach’ your love for anything else. Wink, wink…