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5 Things To Know About Anime Fans

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When it comes to anime and it’s community there are 5 things that you should know. Anime fans are truly a unique group of individuals from all different ethnic backgrounds and religions. Like any other fandom there’s a vast majority of reasons why anime can attract millions of people. In this article you’ll learn just 5 of the many reasons as to why anime is so popular around the world!

#1 Food

Anime Food

The food in anime is definitely one of the biggest attractions to fans. Most of the food that is shown in anime you can actually make yourself at home. Japanese cuisine is always fun because of the cool designs you can make and the epic lunch boxes. It’ll make you jump right onto Google and Pinterest just to find recipes on how to make them. One of the most popular foods in anime is Ramen and due to the hundreds of ways to make it. It’s become something that everyone tries to make a home recreate at home. Caution: Watching your favorite character munch down on delicious looking food is enough to get your stomach growling.

#2 Merchandise

Anime Merchandise

If you ask any anime fan what leaves a hole in their pocket they’d tell you collecting anime merchandise! Going to anime conventions around the United States can cost an attender hundreds of dollars. But it’s something that each anime fan can say is totally worth the money. Whether your getting a limited addition blu-ray copy of your favorite anime or collecting rare action figures. Each item that anime fans collect are like a token of accomplisment to share with their friends or family. I remember getting my first ever DBZ action figure with the kung fu grip!

#3 Knowledge 


With the library of anime now growing into the thousands one couldn’t possible expect to watch them all. However each anime fan makes it a mission catch em all so to speak. Over the years anime has produced more genre to tailor to specific audiences. Some being more totally comedic while others have a more serious plot with multiple arcs. Two of the biggest names right now in anime are Naruto and One Piece together they have over a thousand manga release to date. While the animated series aren’t too far behind either. If you wanted to catch up on both the series you’re in for a few months of binge watching and reading.

#4 Personality


Anime fans are usually very happy people and while that may be because of different reasons it’s always true. When an anime fan meets another it’s quite interesting because the first thing they do is talk about anime they’ve seen. Comparing the vast library from anime that have found a place in their heart. Can leave a conversation going on for hours because anime just has the power to connect people with different interests. When you go online you can find thousands of anime clubs and groups even gatherings. Finding other people that share their interest and passion with anime. 

#5 Dedication 


Around the United States there are anime conventions held every year. Whether it be dressing up as their favorite anime character or just going to meeting distant anime friends. Anime fans show a very high level of consistency and dedication to their niche. The anime community actually has one of fastest growing fanbases right now. Ever since the internet and social media joined the stage anime has been shared with millions around the globe. This has influenced studios to push the boundaries of animation and storytelling each year!

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Watching anime has been a hobby of mine since the age of six. Since the 90s I've watched hundreds of anime and hope to see many more. I'm also the founder and owner of Unime, an upcoming anime social networking site.


  1. You forgot that we are also stubborn, bad tempered and, given half the chance, will kick you in the hip you crap on our favorite shows. xD

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