Introduction to a New Genre: Anime & Manga

John Agapito ‘21

Right now in the current world, many new fashions and trends are being picked up by many people. These things are important to experiment to find a new interest or even a hobby one might have. A current trend occurring right now is the uprising of Anime and Manga.

Anime is just a small interest that all people alike seem to really enjoy. Anime is short for animated or animation, and mangas are the Japanese style comics that come before them. Here is a list of some good shows that you could watch if you are looking to start out! 

  1. My Hero Academia: 

Follows the story of a world full of inherited, individual superpowers where heroes become a profession and our protagonist is born without one. The story is centered on his attempts to become the nest hero despite not being born with a superpower.

  1. Fullmetal Alchemist:

Brotherhood: Follows the story of two brothers that lost parts of their body and their mother, defeating a great evil who plots to create a power greater than god using the science of alchemy.

  1. Cowboy Bebop:

 Cowboy Bebop follows the adventures of a bounty hunter named Spike in the galactic future and has characters that all try to defeat their pasts and grow as individuals.

  1. Demon Slayer: 

It follows the story of a boy, Tanjiro, living in a world full of demons that prey on people. trying to make his sister human again after he had lost all of his family but her in a demon attack.

  1. Rise of the Shield Hero:

 This follows the story of Naofumi trying to live a better life after being subjected to a whole new world where he is a cardinal hero but is framed and shunned by all the people of the land. He and his team both try to fight off the waves of catastrophe that pillage their land.