Just like the vast majority of media forms available today, there are is unique set of traits that define anime. While anime was created for enjoyment and to entertain viewers, there are also some lessons that you can learn along the way. Read on to discover more about some of the lessons you can extract from anime shows and apply to your daily life.
Follow your heart
Whether you are a fan of old or new anime shows, you will have noticed that one of the recurring themes is following your heart. This is a beautiful life lesson and one that we all need to do a bit more of. After all, reasoning and logic can often pollute the mind and cause our thoughts to stagnant. A good example of this can be found in Sakugan no Shana. In this, Shana was conflicted between her developing love for Yuji and her duty as a Flame Haze. She spoke to her mother about this conflict, and her other tells her to follow her heart, and so she decides to embrace her love for Yuji.
You can defy all odds
There are many anime shows where we see characters defying the odds. When the odds are stacked against you, this does not mean you cannot overcome them. This is the case in all walks of life. Start-ups are supposed to fail; losing weight can feel impossible, and so on. But it is not. It is all about overcoming the obstacles. The famous Dragon Ball Z serious shows this when Goku should have died during a battle with Frieza, yet he proved victorious by finding power he did not even know he had.
Don’t be ashamed to say sorry
For some people, admitting they are wrong and saying sorry can be incredibly difficult. They feel that saying sorry is shameful or a sign of weakness. However, learning to say sorry is important. Anime teaches us that saying sorry takes strength and is a positive not a negative. One Piece, which is one of the most popular anime series, beautifully displays this when Luffy and Usopp fall out. Usopp will not say sorry to Luffy, and this causes the friendship to breakdown and Usopp to be dismissed from Luffy’s crew. However, Usopp eventually puts his pride aside, and their friendship is rekindled and he is allowed back into the brotherhood. This lets you know that, in life, some things are more important than pride and imply saying sorry may be one of the best things you ever do.
As you can see, there are a number of amazing life lessons that you can learn from anime shows. Whether you are a big fan of anime or not, there is no denying that the lessons above can benefit everyone in all walks of life.