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What the West Learned About Japanese Culture from Anime

Anime fans may know by heart the names of their favorite characters or even theme songs, but how much do they know about Japanese culture? There are many mistakes visitors from the West or any country can make when travelling to Japan. Perhaps it is not too surprising that many anime fans can adapt very quickly to the various nuances of Japanese culture, although the extent of this knowledge differs from person to person. Some may argue that these differences can make anime difficult to access, although on the other hand it can behave as an educational tool.

This article aims to highlight times when anime has presented cultural etiquette, and go into more detail about aspects which may not be as obvious by just watching the animated television shows...

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ninjahunter2485d ago

Cool article, while not hugely surprising information, the way it is presented does make it very interesting to think about.

TheArtifice2485d ago

Thanks! We'll inform the author.