Anime Mania: The Rise of Japan
You finally hear the bell, signaling the end
of today's classes. You gather up your things, say your goodbyes
to your friends, and rushed outside your classroom, almost
bumping to somebody, who was just about to get in.
You utter a short apology, and half running
your way out the school premises. You looked at your wrist watch
(or perhaps phone), and wished you could go home
Well to those who say 'kind of', this might be
a rare time to remind you of those times when you act like the
one above just to catch up the airing of your favorite anime on
And you say,
"Oh no! I didn't do that!"
"Whatever guys. If you love anime, in one way
or another, situations like those happened. Perhaps you just
bumped your head on the way home, that's why you
But of course, with the rise of the online
craze, I wouldn't be surprised if you now consider your
television set an artifact.
Anime episodes can now be readily seen online
at anytime you want. And honestly, who would now want to wait for
the slow airing of your favorite anime on T.V. when you can
already watch the whole series in just a couple of days
Along with the rise of technological
advancements, comes the rise of an all too accessible channel for
watching your favorite stuffs.
People then learned the wonders of downloading
and surfing. They even learned how to create their own sites for
networking gratifications. All in all, the world has changed;
both for the better and for the worse.
But why anime?
Answers to this are expected to vary from each
fanatic. They could range from the usual entertainment reasons,
to inspiration and creativity, and even as an escape from reality
As different as those reasons might be, a
single common denominator remains; anime is fun.
The plot, the graphics, the characters, and
everything else that you could think of as its unique features
eventually boils down to the root of why they were even created.
It's to give fun to the viewers.
Try to ask yourself.
Why would an anime character be created with
different characteristics under most unique
Doesn't it have something to do with targeting
viewership and establishing dominance in the virtual world? The
answer might be a yes.
It might be. After all, anime is still a part
of the business industry. Yet we could also not set aside the
possibility that they were just there as products of the writers'
caprice, and fancy for moving illustrations. (Which is
Whatever reasons there may be, anime is still
a very popular and promising source of entertainment and money.
We could only thank those people who made our ever powerful
Konoha ninjas in Naruto, and cool One Piece pirates be brought to
life. Without their mighty ideas, coincidence or intentional, the
world of 'no jutsu' and 'cursed fruits and islands' could've
remained a distant ideal.
So rise up everyone!
Either you're on the exact opposite of the
world now, or just somewhere near, doesn't matter.
What's more important, is we are one of those
anime 'otakus' !
If you still have this uncertainty within you,
then think of Monkey the Luffy, and draw out inspiration to how a
simple boy conquered the whole world. Who know? You might be the
one we've been waiting for.