Powerful benefits of watching cartoons that make you smarter
What matters most is that you pay attention. This is where the secret sauce resides that benefits you in some way.
Here’s a quick list of 9 great reasons why anime will make you smarter and add meaning to your life.
1. You learn unexpected things
If you look at Jormungand, you discover the realistic life of arms dealers.
Not to mention the reasons why wars break out in the first place.
By watching School Live, you will learn more about mental health issues like PTSD.
If you watch Little Busters, you discover a real-life condition called: narcolepsy. A condition that causes you to fall asleep when you feel relaxed or happy.
If you’re careful, the anime you watched taught you something valuable, useful, or interesting. It will make you more competent in the process.
2. You learn about Japanese culture
This one is obvious and while it is not always 100% accurate, it is generally correct.
Anime is made by the Japanese after all and it gives you an idea of their culture. Even a little!
3. You discover Japanese cuisine
This is acquired. After all, it is an anime.
If you look at Ranma 1/2, you discover a dish called: Okonomiyaki, which is prepared on the island of Okinawa. In the anime, a character named: Ukyou runs her own Okonomiyaki restaurant.
If you look at Shakugan No Shana, you discover a type of Japanese food called: Melon bread (Melonpan).
And if you watch Pokémon or School Rumble, you will learn more about Onigiri (a type of rice ball).
This list is endless …
4. You learn life lessons
Too much arrogance ultimately leads to losses, and your self-esteem is destroyed in the process.
Harassment of others has its implications later in life, no matter how subtle.
Not being grateful to your parents can lead you to regret one day if they die suddenly.
These 3 life lessons unfold in 3 animated series:
My Hero Academia.
A silent voice.
No matter what the anime is, there is always something to learn that will help you. And this is true even for comedy series, which are more subtle when it comes to life lessons.
5. Learn more about relationships.
Not all animated relationships are realistic. Let’s be realistic about it.
But when they are realistic, you discover the difficulties, the pains, the tragedy, and even the benefits of being in a relationship.
And according to the anime, it will guide you through all the struggles that it entails.
6. You discover hard work, patience, and teamwork.
Look at Haikyuu and he will teach you about teamwork and why it is so important.
Watch DBZ and you will learn to work hard, set goals, push yourself, and train.
Watch New Game and you will learn more about struggles to chase what you love. And starting as a beginner.
Unlike movies, anime has life lessons of all kinds due to the number of genres and themes it contains.
7. You discover the ugly side of human nature.
Look at Elfen Lied and this picture is perfectly painted. After all, the anime is about rape, child abuse, and violence.
Log into the Black Lagoon and you’ll see the dark side of what the harshest places on earth tend to be (albeit a bit of a stretch).
Watch Akame Ga Kill or Psycho Pass and you will learn about corruption in society. And the dangers of having too much power when you have bad intentions.
Many of these dark lessons are prevalent in the anime industry. And some of them are hard to swallow.