10+ Interesting Facts about Anime

There’s more to anime than just cartoons and kids’ shows. In fact, the anime industry is a massive billion-dollar market with some seriously complex and interesting history behind it. Here are some of the most interesting facts about anime that you may not have known.

14 Fun Facts about Anime

Osamu Tezuka coined anime term.

The term anime was coined by the creators of Astro Boy. However, Osamu Tezuka did not like it because he felt it didn’t sound right in Japanese.

Hayao Miyazaki’s film “Spirited Away” is the highest-grossing film in Japan’s box office history at over $300 million dollars. It is also the first film to make over $200 million dollars outside of Japan.

In Spirited Away, characters have carefully chosen names that signify their personality traits. For example, Kamaji means ‘old boiler man’, Boh is the word for little boy or son in Japanese (or daughter), Zeniba refers to money witch, and Yubaba bathhouse owner who has a tenant named Chihiro meaning literally “a thousand searches.”

The names of 2 Pokémon, Hitmonchan and Hitmonlee, are pretty interesting. They’re named after four famous fighters, but their alternate names come from Japanese world champion boxer Hiroyuki Ebihara and kick-boxer Tadashi Sawamular.

Almost everything happened without Zuko in The Last Airbender! The writers would have never thought of him, but when they needed more action in their story (last minute), guess who delivered? That’s right; we get to see this awesome fire bending from one-half of the Fire Nation.

Katsuki Bakugo is one of the most popular anime characters out there, and for good reason. Originally intended to be gentle yet strong-willed like his voice actor Koyuki Hashimoto, Creator Kohei Horikoshi decided this made him too boring so he changed things up! This change set off an amazing chain reaction that led to making My Hero Academia what it was today – plus added some more badassery along with fiery hair color…

One episode title is one song title.

The Bakugan Battle Brawlers has a habit of making music and film references for fans to spot. The Japanese episode titles are all named after songs! Each one is an internationally recognized classic, mostly from the 1970s.

When Masashi Kishimoto was writing ” Naruto,” he had originally planned the character to be a chef. However, after deciding that this would not work for some reason or another (perhaps because people might get confused?),he changed gears and created what we know today: an action-packed story about a boy who can transform into a fox.

If you want to make something popular, create an anime about it. That’s what Haikyuu!! did! The series was created by Haruichi Furudate in order for people around the world to know how much fun and cool volleyball can be. And after watching this show came out? Students started enrolling into clubs again noticeably more than before despite there being other sports available at their schools such as football or baseball.

Naruto’s favorite ramen shop ‘Ichiraku, is a real place in Kyushu near the university that Masashi Kishimoto, the author of Naruto, went to.

The word “Pokémon” is a combination of two English words, “pocket” and “monster”. The term was created using the English language and is not related in any way to Japan or its culture – it’s just an interesting fact!

The 2003 Academy Awards were the first time an anime had been nominated for Best Animated Feature. This win marks a landmark in animation history and is one of many reasons why we should celebrate American companies like Disney who have started to take notice of Japanese culture as well!

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