Hello to all,
If you’ve read any volume of House of Khepru, or my About Page, you should know that my style of writing is highly influenced by anime. I’ve always thought that anime, manga, and Japanese stories in general are great sources of inspiration and wisdom, not just for writing, by for life as well.
I understand that anime certainly isn’t for everyone, but there are some great lessons that can be learned from them for both writers and non-writers. For example, Shounen, one of the most popular genres of anime these days, have taught me a lot about story-telling as a whole.
Shounen has many tropes specific to it, one of which being its lovable characters with crazy superpowers. It’s through Shounen that I learned about character archtypes, story arcs, and the many different aspects and elements that come with story-telling of any form.
Anime can also provide very useful life lessons through the stories they tell, particularly those belonging to the Shounen genre, where one of the main tropes is overcoming difficulty and achieving your dreams.
Personally, I feel that anime is a great story-telling medium that I take a lot of inspiration from. I aim for my own stories to show the level of depth that a lot of these stories have, and hope that one day, they can bring life lessons and hope to those who read them.
What about you? Do you think anime is a good source of inspiration? Leave a comment below with your thoughts. I’d love to know what you think.
And as always, stay awesome!
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