10 Fascinating Facts About Anime


Anime has become commercially profitable in Western countries. Since the nineteenth century, many Westerners have expressed a particular interest towards Japan and anime has dramatically exposed more Westerners to the culture of Japan. Here are 10 fascinating facts about anime.

The highest grossing anime film of all time is Spirited Away. Bringing a total of $275 million world wide.

Sazae-san is the longest running anime. Created in 1969, the show has 6430+ episodes.

Sally the Witch, created in 1966 was the first of the "Magical Girl" anime genre.

The original English dub of One Piece created by 4Kids who edited the episodes so heavily that the original 143 episodes were cut down to 104.

Code Geass is sponsored by the Japanese branch of Pizza Hut. Despite the fact that the series is set in an alternate reality, Pizza Hut is seen ordered many times.

"Over 9000!" was a translation error. The power level was actually "Over 8000!"

Bleach was originally rejected due to similarities to Yu Yu Hakusho.

Sailor Moon creator and Hunter x Hunter creator are married.

When Inuyasha began airing in November 1996, one of the most heated discussion was related to the length of Kagome's skirt.

Animated Japanese films and television shows account for 60% of the world's animation-based entertainment.