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Top 10 Reasons to Watch Anime Online

Updated on January 24, 2013

Are you undecided whether to watch an anime series or not? Or are you among the many parents who are confused if famous anime series nowadays such as Naruto, Bleach, and One Piece won’t bring upon negative influences to the kids? In contrary to what many believe, anime shows are not just about exaggerated powers, humor, and violence. What we don’t realize is that viewers can pick up important life values such as friendship, kindness, and courage by simply watching anime series. Most anime series feature selfless heroes who will do everything even risk their own life just to fight for what they think is right.

I made this list of Top 10 Reasons to Watch Anime Online to clear out all our negative and misleading impressions about anime. They are works of art and celebrations of amazing creativity so we should all appreciate them. logo logo

Buying a set of anime DVDs is not an option for anime fans who are still students and financially reliant to others. Moreover, not every anime DVD out there come with subtitles so there’s a chance that you’ll only end up wasting your money. There are hundreds of sites nowadays which offer a variety of anime series for anyone to watch without payment. All you need to do is find one that uploaded their videos in a stable and fast video streaming platform. If you don’t have any clue regarding the best sites to watch anime, you can look for ideas on forums and other anime discussion venues online.

Kenshin Himura: The main protagonist of Rorouni Kenshin
Kenshin Himura: The main protagonist of Rorouni Kenshin

Some anime series like Rorouni Kenshin states credible facts about the Japanese history. Watching such kind of anime series can be a good start to be familiar with all sorts of interesting facts about Japan including how it used to be centuries ago. The art of samurai and other martial arts native to Japan are also featured in several anime series like Bleach and Tenjou Tenge. By tuning in to these exciting and action-packed anime shows, you might even learn a few offensive and defensive moves which you can apply at times of great need. Unlike what many believe, watching anime is definitely not a waste of time.

Yusuke Urameshi vs Toguro
Yusuke Urameshi vs Toguro

Practicing martial arts and self-defense is best done by looking at examples every now and then. Reading books and guides can help but it won’t be enough for you to easily master complicated exercises and techniques. This is where watching anime shows which boast massive fighting scenes such as Yuyu Hakushu and Gintama steps in. Though majority of anime series showcase martial arts moves that are impossible to do in real life, we can consider them as examples to come up with strong offensive and defensive techniques on our own. Nothing can inspire an aspiring martial artist’s heart other than seeing someone actually perform the moves that we often only see in books.

Relax with Monkey D. Luffy and Chopper!
Relax with Monkey D. Luffy and Chopper!

Watching anime series with your friends or family is a perfect way to get rid of stress. This is true particularly if you choose to watch anime shows that focus on love, friendship, and family. For this purpose, Love Hina is highly recommended. This anime series’ story revolves around a young shy boy and his struggles to find a special someone whom he will marry someday. Love Hina is known not only for romantic scenes but humorous moments as well that will certainly leave you laughing hard. Always remember that anime is not just for kids but for anyone who simply wants to have a good time!

Makunouchi Ippo: An inspiration for aspiring boxers.
Makunouchi Ippo: An inspiration for aspiring boxers.

Are you a novice boxer who dreams to be a famous champion someday? Do you play soccer and is a part of a team which aspires to win in the nationals? Or do you simply want to be strong enough and protect everyone you hold dear?

If you answered yes to any of the previously mentioned questions, anime shows like Hajime No Ippo and Wild Striker: Hungry Heart will surely inspire you to achieve your goals. These anime series can help you learn what it takes to be successful and the possible challenges that you’ll need to face in the near future. As a result, you’ll be more ready and equipped with needed knowledge making the road somehow less bumpy. Always remember that no dream is unattainable with a heart teeming with inspiration.

Makunouchi Ippo, the main protagonist of Hajime No Ippo started out as a subject of school bullies. He may have innate strength but he lacks the heart to fight back at first. Everything changed when he met Takamura and was introduced to boxing. From that day on, Makunouchi faced countless strong foes on the ring in search for the true meaning of strength. His resilience and effort is incomparable. He may not be the best boxer in terms of strength, speed, and technique but he certainly has the heart to be a champion that anyone can look up to.

Improve your family's relationship through anime!
Improve your family's relationship through anime!

Parents nowadays are having a hard time connecting with their kids. If you are facing such kind of dilemma, why not use your child’s favorite anime series as a tool? Simply watching a child-friendly anime show with your kids can open up numerous possibilities to strengthen your relationship with them. If you think there are some parts of the show which they don’t understand, explain it to them and express how much eager you are to reach out. Your efforts will surely pay off as they will eventually respect you even more and appreciate your presence at home. Parents should never forget that respect is best gained through love and care, not by force.

Detective Conan can be your Japanese language teacher!
Detective Conan can be your Japanese language teacher!

The Japanese language is impossible to learn for those who lack commitment and hard-work. It’s far complicated than the English language since simply reordering the words while constructing a Japanese sentence could entirely change its meanings. Probably the most entertaining method to learn basic Japanese language is by watching anime shows with subtitles. Just make sure you watch anime shows with credible subtitles. For this matter, searching for the best site which hosts all sorts of anime series having consistent subtitles is imperative. If you are new to watching anime series, it would be best if you ask help from someone who has more experience and knowledge regarding this matter. Reading anime forums and sites which focus on the latest anime news are also advised.

Learn basketball from scratch with Hanamichi Sakuragi!
Learn basketball from scratch with Hanamichi Sakuragi!

Anime series like Slam Dunk and Eyeshield 21 which features famous sports can be an avenue of learning. Every episode of both anime series introduces rules and techniques required for anyone to be good at basketball and American Football respectively. Learning any kind of sport can never be fun and easy! Prince of Tennis is a must watch for aspiring tennis players while Hajime No Ippo are for young boxers who dreams to become the world’s best someday. You’ll not only learn important rules and techniques incorporated in a certain sport but also be aware of the characteristics and attitude a true sportsman should have.

Naruto and Sasuke: A tale of true friendship, betrayal, and hope.
Naruto and Sasuke: A tale of true friendship, betrayal, and hope.

Probably one of the best parts of watching anime shows is the fact that they can influence young ones to be brave, merciful, friendly, and selfless. Anime series such as Naruto Shippuden and One Piece to be particular are not only teeming with anime action but also with life lessons your kids will surely find applicable in the near future. Nevertheless, not everything in anime is worth mimicking so it’s best if you watch with your kids. Guide them and explain a sensitive scene so they’ll be influenced positively. Though other anime shows such as Samurai X and Zoids shows violence, some scenes of bravery, dedication, and patriotism are worthy of your kid’s eyes. Don’t hinder them from watching these anime shows. Instead, guide your kids and let them absorb the good stuffs and understand why the dark scenes the two of you will encounter while watching need to be portrayed.

Have fun with Natsu Dragneel!
Have fun with Natsu Dragneel!

Say goodbye to boring days by choosing any of the famous anime series to tune in. Every episode will surely leave you at the edge of your seat particularly if you prefer action-packed anime shows such as Rave and Fairy Tail. There is an anime show that perfectly fits your taste regardless whether you prefer action, drama, love story, or horror. I’ve already watched hundreds of anime shows and I don’t consider it a waste of time. Aside from entertainment, anime shows also showcase helpful life values and can influence both kids and adults to be better persons. If you are still unconvinced, pick an anime series and experience how fulfilling it is to watch an anime show from start to finish.

Fairy Tail funny moments!

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    • tiagodamiao profile image

      Tiago Damião 3 years ago from Torres Novas

      True...true! :D

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      Silithas 3 years ago

      I can't vote cause the "No, i download them" aint there.

      I always download my anime in 720p and then burn them onto bluray disks when i have seen them.

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      lzlpio90 4 years ago

      "Learn Sports in a Fun Way" is a fact! Because of Slamdunk, i knew now some techniques or whatsoever in the field of Basketball. Funny how I become interested in Basketball after watching that anime.

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      dailytop10 4 years ago from Davao City

      Thank you for dropping by!

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for this. Now I know 8 more.