8 Reasons How Anime Inspires Us To Be Better
Anime has taken the world by storm, captivating audiences of all ages with its diverse stories, compelling characters and imaginative worlds.
While anime is known for its entertainment value, it also has a unique ability to inspire us in various aspects of life.
8 Reasons how anime inspires you to put your best foot forward (Featuring from the ‘Be Dreamers’ Saga)
1. Chase your Ambitions & Dreams ft. One Piece
When I decided to follow my dreams, I had already discarded my life – Roronoa Zoro
Dreams are very important in any anime for the progression of the storyline and for the development of the journey of the characters.
Whether the characters’ dreams are
- To become a Manga artist like Mashiro Shiina or
- To become the biggest little man on the court like Hinata or
- To live a normal life and cop a feel like Denji or
- To become the King of the pirates like Luffy
Figuring out your life purpose, goals or dreams whatever you may wanna call them, is difficult and the thing to keep in mind is that it’s only the first step.
‘Chasing your dreams’ is what follows next.
Watching these characters put their heart and soul into following their passion often questions us as viewers about our own ambitions and dreams and what are we actively doing so that they don’t just stay only dreams forever but turn into reality.
Big dreams aren’t easy
Go after more
Don’t put the more on hold!
2. Workout Inspiration ft. Dragon Ball
There’s only one certainty in life. A strong man stands above and conquers all – Vegeta
Are you looking for that extra boost of motivation to kickstart your fitness journey or take your workouts to the next level? Well, look no further than the world of Dragon Ball!
This iconic anime series, created by Akira Toriyama, is not only a source of entertainment but also an unexpected source of workout inspiration.
One of the most iconic aspects of Dragon Ball is the Saiyan work ethic. Saiyans like Goku and Vegeta are always striving to become stronger and push their limits.
This relentless pursuit of strength can serve as a fantastic motivator for your workouts.
Just like Goku’s dedication to training in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber or Vegeta’s unwavering determination to surpass his limits, you can use their example to fuel your fitness journey.
Set goals, keep challenging yourself, and never settle for mediocrity.
3. Upscale your Culinary Skills ft. Food Wars
Repeating trial and error and failing many times…. it’s that process which makes the dishes shine – Soma Yukihira
Anime has a unique ways of inspiring people in various aspects of life. One such unexpected area in which anime has left a significant mark is the culinary world.
While, it might seem like an unlikely connection, watching anime can actually motivate us to upscale our culinary skills.
Anime is renowned for its vibrant and mouth-watering depictions of food. Whether it’s a steaming bowl of ramen, beautifully arranged sushi or an appetizing barbeque, anime artist pay meticulous attention to detail.
This visual feast not only entertains but also tantalizes the taste buds. As viewers, we can’t help but feel a strong desire to taste the dishes we see on screen.
Some anime series delve into culinary techniques and education. Food Wars! is a prime example, where viewers are treated to step-by-step explanation of cooking methods and the science behind different dishes.
4. Study Motivation ft. Classroom of the Elite
Studying is for people to get the knowledge they need to not screw up in life – Makoto Sunakawa
Studying can be a challenging and often mundane task for many students. The constant pressure to perform well academically can sometimes lead to burnout and a lack of motivation.
However, a surprising source of inspiration and motivation for students can be found in the world of anime. One such anime that can ignite your study motivation is “Classroom of the Elite.”
One of the most significant lessons “Classroom of the Elite” imparts is the importance of strategic thinking. Kiyotaka often relies on his intellect and careful planning to overcome challenges.
This highlights the value of effective study strategies, time management, and setting realistic goals to achieve academic success.
4. Living life to the fullest ft. A Place Futher than the Universe
Have you ever felt that you’ve missed out on doing certain things as the years have gone by? Or
Do you’ve a list of things you wish to complete before you hit a certain age in your life? Or
Do you feel you’re not seizing opportunities? Or
Do you ever feel you’re not living your life to the fullest?
In life, we always postpone doing certain things like for example, going travelling for some reason like it’s not the right time. Let me tell you, it’s never the right time.
Opportunities are gonna come and pass you by if you keep making excuses for not capitalising on them and ultimately left with the feeling that, ‘I wish I had done that’.
That’s what this anime ‘A Place Futher than the Universe’ is all about, it’s about 4 girls brave enough to make a difference in their life by seizing opportunities, it’s about being crazy enough to plan an expedition to Antarctica, it’s about living life to the fullest.
We only have one life, the why not live it to the fullest!
5. Motivates you to make Friends ft. Naruto x My Hero Academia x One Piece
I barely got friends but I got the right ones – Moonlight
Many anime series explore themes of friendship, loyalty and teamwork.
These lessons often resonate with viewers, inspiring them to reflect on their own relationships.
Anime characters like Naruto, who never gives up on his friends or the Strawhat Pirates from One Piece, who stand by each other through thick and thin or Deku from My Hero Academia, who willingly endangers his life to save his friends, teach valuable lessons about the importance of strong bonds.
6. Inspires you to make a Change ft. Bottom Tier Character Tomozaki
When life changes and becomes harder, change yourself to become stronger – Vegeta
Bottom- Tier Character Tomozaki is more than just a story about a typical high schooler; it’s a reflection of our own struggles and the potential for self-growth.
The main character, Fumiya Tomozaki, begins the series as a self-proclaimed ‘bottom-tier’ individual in real life.
He excels in the virtual world of video games but is socially awkward and struggles with personal relationships.
Many of us can relate to this feeling of being stuck in a rut, whether it’s our social lives, careers or personal development.
Tomozaki’s journey reflects our own desire to break free from our limitations and become the best versions of ourselves.
Tomozaki’s dedication to improving himself through the ‘life games’ introduced to him by Aoi Hinami serves as a reminder that we, too, can actively work on our weaknesses and strive for self-improvement.
So, let Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki serve as a reminder that we are the hero’s of our stories and we’ve the ability to turn our lives from bottom-tier to top-tier.
8. Have you found your Soulmate yet? ft. 100 Girlfriends Who Really Love You
I love you both so much, I couldn’t pick only one! I may be two-timing but I’ll not hurt you. I’ll put in every drop of blood, sweat and tears and make you the happiest girls alive! So, I’m begging you two! Please go out with me! – Rentaro Aijo
All the hopeless romantics out there would agree with me on this that these romance anime series have forced them to set their standards so high that they are unable to find a girl/boy in real life.
It’s so frustrating, to not have or experience the kind of love shown in anime.
So, what do you do, give up and keep living like a hopeless romantics forever?
There’s someone I know who didn’t give up on love even after getting rejected by 100 girls in a row.
My man, Rentaro Aijo had the nerve to continue his pursuit of finding his soulmate even after getting rejected by 99 girls in a row.
So, the key takeaway is that watching romance anime can be comforting but at the same time it can be extremely annoying when you return back to reality and find yourself still single.
Don’t lose hope or get disheartened, your soulmate is out there somewhere, you just gota find him/her.
Anime series have a profound impact on our lives often extending beyond entertainment.