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Japanese sports and dreams from Manga – Anime

You probably still remember the 2002 World Cup, when Korea and Japan were co-hosts. If Korea is surprised by defeating Turkey in the 3-4 match, Japan can only pass the group stage. However, while South Korea’s success has made great merits by referees and Guss Hiddink, Japan’s achievement shows that they deserve to be a country with the most developed sports – second in the region, few especially in football.

Although it has never been appreciated in the international arena, Japanese people have always wished for and achieved higher achievements for the country’s sports. A big contribution to this is the series of sports-themed manga-anime that were born with a very decent investment from artists.

From popular sports like soccer, basketball, tennis or baseball to less popular subjects like bowling or billard ……. and still very, many other manga-anime. The common feature of these manga-anime series is that their Japanese team is not always popular but has a very strong fighting spirit and strives to achieve the best results.

In addition, they also have very monstrous moves and often cannot be real or have unbelievable superhuman abilities. All of this highlights the Japanese belief in the development of home sports and their pride in the traditional Samurai spirit, without surrender in any situation.

Hopefully, in the near future, sports manga-anime will set the stage for the international dream of Japanese sports to reach higher, more wonderful achievements than they are showing.  Besides other popular genres in the anime world, sports anime is quite popular because they give the audience a lot of spiritual value.

All sports are most popular from football, basketball, baseball, racing, etc. to sports even though the frequency is less, but equally interested in swimming, racing, and football. Lines, table tennis, tennis, go, oval … all appear in the anime!

So if you need more motivation to be able to start training or play a certain sport, try watching one of their anime. But you need to know that the serial number of the anime doesn’t tell which one is better than the other because each person has a favorite sport so this assignment is meaningless.

The unique learning culture in Japan through Anime and Manga

Manga and Anime is an industry of comic that brings in billions of dollars every year in Japan. Those are the important part of contemporary Japanese culture. Manga and Anime have brought the image of Japan around the world through characters such as Songoku, Doraemon, Pokemon and more recently that’s Luffy and Naruto.

Every week in Japan, there are dozens of comic magazines published, including Shounen Jump or Magazine Special. The Anime is screened on all channels with higher rating than regular TV series. Some of Studio Ghibli’s films also earned over $ 100 million in cinemas and many prestigious awards.

One of the highlights of the Manga and Anime is that it brings a wealth of knowledge and diversity. The content of them rated even more important than the image. So artists have to read a lot of material to be able to build rational and compelling stories.

Each Manga is often associated with a specific subject or occupation. So readers can gain more expertise from it in a more understandable and dynamic way more than passive lectures at school.

For example of the comic books like Conan or Kindaichi. They provide a wealth of scientific and criminal knowledge. Adachi Mitsuru’s dramas describe the details of sports such as baseball, boxing or swimming. It provides a lot of useful medical information. Comics can not replace textbooks, but it does help to get more specialized knowledge. It makes people more to be interested in learning.

The Japanese also use Manga and Anime to help young people have more love with Japanese history and their culture. “Rurouni Kenshin”, “Kaze Hikaru”, … help Japanese youth pay more attention to their important historical events of this country through the lively and fascinating story.

There are a lot of comic books and cartoons that bring deep messages through close, natural expressions. They are not dogmatic or rigid as ordinary moral teachings.