15 Astonishing Facts About Anime You Didn’t Know!

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Are you a huge fan of anime like your friends? If so, then get ready to dive into the fascinating world of anime with these fun facts. In recent years, the craze and popularity of anime has skyrocketed like never before. Were you aware that in a survey conducted in Japan in October 2023, it was found out that over 88.6% of high school students in anime during their free time? That’s surely a lot of anime lovers! So, if you are ready to expand your knowledge about this fascinating world, here are a few amazing fun facts about anime. 

Fun Facts About Anime

1. Released in 2016, Kimi no Na Wa is the third highest-grossing anime film of all time. 

2. Sazae-san is the longest-running anime with more than 7,500 episodes of 6 minutes each. 

3. Spirited Away is the first anime film to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. 

4. Characters in Spirited Away have symbolic meanings. Examples are Yubaba which means ‘bathhouse witch’, Kamaji which means ‘old boiler man’, and Chihiro which means ‘a thousand searches’. 

5. Death Note, one of the most popular anime of all time, is banned in China for being inappropriate for the general public. 

6. Naruto’s favorite ramen shop, known as Ichiraku, exists in Kyushu, Japan. 

7. Masashi Kishimoto, the creator of the famous Naruto series originally wanted the character of Naruto to be chef. He later scraped the idea and made him a boy who could transform into a fox. 

8. Many Studio Ghibli films are based on books. For instance, Howl’s Moving Castle was adapted from British author Diana Wynne Jones’s fantasy novel.

9. Haruichi Furudate, the creator of Haikyuu, said in an interview in 2014 that the ultimate goal of this anime was to promote volleyball among high school students.

10. Characters in Pokemon were inspired by real-life fighters. For instance, the characters of Hitmonchan and Hitmonlee were inspired by Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee. 

11. The name ‘Pokemon’ is actually a portmanteau of “pocket” and “monster”. 

12. The character of Max Tate from Beyblade likes to put mustard on his noodles and urges others to do so too.

13. Fans around the world like to call Naruto, One Piece, and Bleach “The Big 3.”

14. The Titans in the Attack On Titan manga series are based on a drunk customer whom the creator Hajime Isayama met at a cafe. 

15. Hajime Isayama anime was funded by Pizza Hut in Japan. This is why the characters are seen consuming pizza most of the time. 

We hope you like reading these facts about anime. If you wish to read more such interesting details, visit our blog on facts about Doraemon.

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