The word anime is the Japanese term for animation, which means all forms of animated media. Outside Japan, anime refers specifically to animation from Japan or as a Japanese-disseminated animation style often characterized by colorful graphics, vibrant characters, and fantastical themes.
The Anime world has grown into a big sensation over the years, becoming one of the biggest exports from Japan almost as big as the Hollywood industry.
In recent times Anime has found its way into Africa with the rise of the internet, more young Africans are getting exposed to the multiple stories and innovative cartoons being created. With the popularity of shows like Naruto, Bleach amongst others being watched by multiple Africans the popularity of Anime has increased drastically in recent years.
Anime is a diverse, poetic and deeply artistic branch of cinema and TV. For all the beginners slowly getting into the magic world of Anime we’ve compiled a list of 10 anime shows/films to help get you aquainted.