Five Japanese Anime Creations That Took the US By Storm

Japanese anime has been pretty popular ever since it was first introduced as a commercial venture in 1917. It has grown beyond Japan’s borders and is now a popular form of entertainment even in the United States.

The adoption of the English language and technology by artists has worked together to positively impact on the genre’s growth. Here’s a list of five anime creations that have had the American audience on the edge of their seats and waiting for every release:

5. Naruto

The story of adolescent ninja Naruto Uzumaki who has an inborn thirst to become a Hokage (ninja village leader). Naruto tries to exemplify leadership qualities from a young age. He engages in daring and dangerous missions in a bid to show that he has the ability to take care of his village.

The ongoing series by creator Masashi Kishimoto often has rounding queues and orders at the release of every episode.

4. Death note

The series tells its story through Light Yagami, a high-schooler who comes across a notebook with supernatural powers. The manuscript dropped by Ryuk, the death god, grants Yagami the ability to kill people. It is a pretty twisted tale that has had the American audience hooked.

3. One Piece

Eiichiro Oda’s manga series has had audiences hooked since its debut in December 1997. It was created to tell story of Monkey D. Luffy, a young man who turned into rubber after he ate the Devil’s fruit. The story has taken many twists since then and viewers have loved almost every single one of them.

2. Dragon Ball Z

Akira Toriyama’s illustration has become arguably the most popular manga series on TV. Inspired by Chinese novel Journey to the West, the creation tells the story of Son Goku. Goku uses his martial arts’ knowledge to go on a Dragon Ball adventure where he seeks the magic balls that have the ability to grant wishes.

1. Neon Genesis Evangelion

A politically driven body tries to fight angels using huge humanoids, the Evangelions. The development and results are a story of fantasy!

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