The phrase ‘Japanese culture’ will stir vastly different ideas depending on whom you choose to talk to. To some, the first thing that springs to mind is undoubtedly Shinto temples or giant Buddha statues while to others it might be the iconic tea ceremony.
For an increasing number though the initial thought is of the country’s thriving ‘youth culture’, most notably: anime. Western countries led by the US have, in recent years, seen a spike in people becoming increasingly engaged with the medium with the number of anime titles available on popular and specialised streaming sites.
It is then the perfect time to be writing about why now is the time to open up the tab on Netflix you’ve yet to open and watch your first anime since the original Pokémon.
Okay – you know what I’m here to talk about, so let’s try and point out some stereotypes that…
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