Do you ever find yourself craving something different? Something that can pull you out of the monotonous grey norm, and into a world of wonder and joy? Do you also find yourself longing for something that can change your life—perhaps even save it? If so, then you’re probably going to love this news. We all have those moments where we look back at our lives and think ‘why did I not see that at the time?’. It could be anything from an important person, event or even an 9anime series. And yes, these same moments often occur when we are in desperate need of a change. Change of pace, if you will. Do not worry though; as long as you are looking for a change right now, chances are someone has experienced a similar epiphany before you. Luckily for you though there are many people out there with similar sensibilities who have come up with great ideas to help improve our lives in just about any situation. Let us take a moment to explore some of those ideas so that one day we too might see life differently and give thanks for it instead of lamenting its passing like us commoners do every day.
What is changing people’s lives?
As you can see from the above list, changing people’s lives can be found in the most unexpected genres and settings. This article is not trying to tell you what to watch, but more a guide to where you might find inspiration; an idea that can become a part of your life. Many of these anime series are undoubtedly influenced by Japanese culture, but there are many Western examples as well. What matters is that you find something that speaks to you, something that can move you to action. It is not necessary for the series to be based in another culture; it could be a story from your own culture that you have found inspiring.
Shuri from Black Panther
Let us start with the obvious. The lead character from the movie is a young, smart, African princess that needs to be saved by a strong, but good Black man. This is the plot of Black Panther, and it is also the plot for many other anime series. However, Black Panther’s lead character is not just some average, run of the mill person. She is a princess and also a genius. This alone makes her stand out from the rest and is sure to inspire many people. Add to that the fact that the series takes place in a futuristic world, with a rich fictional history, and you have a series that has something for everyone. Try watching it with your friends and see if you can find a way to discuss the show’s many themes and symbols. It is not just any show, but one that is sure to inspire many people.
Do not let the cartoonish image of Death Note put you off. This is definitely a show that you should be watching with an open mind. The first thing that might put you off is the setting of Japanese high schools, but as we mentioned above, many anime series are set in high schools. What sets Death Note apart is the plot. Instead of the usual ‘good vs evil’ plot, Death Note is about a genius who uses a notebook to kill criminals. This plot has the potential to inspire many people because it challenges our ideas about what justice, morality and even reality is. It is not just the plot that makes this series stand out though; the characters are also interesting and worth watching. The series also has a fun and interesting plot twist at the end that will leave you guessing. Death Note is definitely a must watch.
My Hero Academia
The plot of My Hero Academia is almost identical to Death Note. In fact, many people think the two are the same. But they are not. My Hero Academia tells the story of a superhero who was once a normal boy. This boy was then taken to a world where everyone has superpowers, but the boy was the only one who had the power to harness his own. This is not your ordinary superhero story though; it has a great plot twist and is full of action, plus it is also very funny. Watch this anime with your friends and see if you can discuss the many social and political themes that are woven into the story. My Hero Academia is definitely one to watch.
Let us end our list with a fantasy anime about wolf children. Now, we all know that wolves are the most badass animals on the planet and that children that see them will have a very special experience, but what if we told you that the children were not just wolves? The children in this series are humans who have been transformed into wolves by a curse. This is a very interesting plot twist; not only is it not your usual ‘wolf in human skin’ story, but it is also not a fantasy story. Wolf Children is a drama and a thriller rolled into one. The series is based in medieval Japan and is full of mysticism and mythology. It is visually stunning, and the characters are extremely interesting. If you want to watch a fantasy anime that is full of life and action, but has a really interesting plot twist and is not your typical fantasy story, then this is the one for you.
Serial Experiments Lain
This is the perfect anime for you if you are someone that can appreciate art. You see, Serial Experiments Lain is a show about an artist who creates animated art based on real-life events. The art is then shown to the world and loved by people. However, when the artist dies, she leaves behind a will that states that she wants her artwork to be destroyed. The show follows the events that unfold after the artist’s death, and the many twists and turns that happen. This is definitely a show that will make you think. It is also full of life and action. It follows several different characters and is not just one story. Serial Experiments Lain is definitely worth a watch.
Sword Art Online
The next show on our list is sure to inspire people. It is also a popular show that has been around for years. It is one of the most popular light novel series in anime history. Sword Art Online is about a virtual reality game that becomes popular. Millions of people flock to the game, and it is taken over by evil players who begin to kill the people in the game. This is definitely a show worth watching if you are interested in virtual reality games, but it is also a great show to watch if you are interested in fantasy and adventure. Sword Art Online is full of action and fantasy and is definitely worth a watch.
Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2: Sisters Generation
This is the final show on our list and also one of the newer shows. It is another popular light novel series that is currently being adapted into an anime series. It is also a series that is set in a virtual world. Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2: Sisters Generation is the story of five goddesses who are struggling for survival in the world of Gamindustri. They are an interesting group of characters, and the plot is interesting as well. This is a virtual reality series, so you will need to watch it with an open mind. It is also full of action and is not your typical fantasy story. Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2: Sisters Generation is definitely worth a watch.