Our Love For Anime


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By Amanda Nunez

When you think of anime, what’s the first thing to pop up in your mind? Is it cartoons? Or your favorite animated series? Do you think of Japanese cartoons? Or do you have no idea what it is?

Favorite Animes

   Anime isn’t just Japanese cartoons. It’s a genre of media that many people enjoy. People form bonds with these characters because they relate to them. Junior Dailyn Rodriguez, who started watching anime back in 2014, said her favorite anime is Kaichou wa Maid-Sama, because although the anime is a rom-com, the storyline doesn’t only involve romance. “It shows a strong female heroine who doesn’t have to play the damsel in distress to get the guy,” she said.

   Jam Torres, a sophomore, says he began watching anime when he was 10. “My favorite would have to be Yuki Yuna Is A Hero because the storyline really pulled me in, it was super interesting, and I loved it,” he stated.



   Miami High students share their favorite anime genres. For sophomore Veronica Wilson, who has been watching anime for a little over a year now, her favorites include thriller, bl [boy love], shounen [manga aimed at boys], shounen-ai [relationships between two males, typically aimed at girls], and action. “They have much more interesting plots when compared to other anime,” she said.

   However, for sophomore Kyara Bermudez, who has been watching anime for a long time, it’s both romance and fantasy, because “It excites me because I can’t wait to see who will end up with who, whether it’s the love interest you prefer or someone else. I love the drama too.”


First Animes

   Usually, the first anime that you watch is what determines if anime is for you. For one anonymous male freshman, his first anime was Kamisama Hajimemashita. He says that his friends and family were all watching anime at the time. “One of my sisters recommended it to me and I was shocked at how good it was. After that I’ve been obsessed,” he said. He chose to remain anonymous because the anime is a romantic comedy and didn’t want his friends to make fun of him.


Subbed or Dubbed?

   Anime can be watched in two ways, dubbed into English or subtitled. Jam Torres likes it better dubbed because “I can understand it already. When it’s subbed I have to read and that gives me anxiety.”

   However, Veronica Wilson says that subbed is the way to go. “It’s the original language and I feel like their emotions are more exaggerated, whereas dubbed their voice is so monotone,” she said.



  Animes are usually based on mangas [comics or graphic novels in the Japanese language usually made in Japan]. Many anime lovers like reading the manga after the anime has finished because it gives them closure. If the anime was canceled before the last episodes, fans can read the manga to see how the story actually ends. Finally, an anonymous female senior points out that the only reason she reads the manga is for the steamy scenes that writers don’t include in the normal anime.

Top 5 Best Rated Animes


Full Metal Alchemist:Brotherhood


Death Note


Cowboy Bebop


Attack On Titan


Dragon Ball Z