Road to Anime


A hearty greeting to all our beloved young generations, today I will introduce you to a culture that has recently taken the western countries by storm. Even though Bangladesh is behind a lot of countries in some respects they are moving side by side with the rest of the world when it comes to anime. Yes, I am going to introduce you to the beautiful world of anime. Before you starting wondering what it is, anime is mainly referred to animation that has been created in Japan and these animations vary a lot from common form of animation or cartoons that we are used to, most anime has characteristic style of Japan that ranges from cutely deformed body shape to huge doe shaped eyes along with an array of facial expression such as sweat drops, nosebleeds, etc. Unlike the western predecessors, this form of animation is primarily directed to mature audiences and of all age groups rather than being just for kids as with the cartoons. There are specific sub genres of anime targeted to a specific group of audiences such as Shounen anime for boys, Shoujo anime for girls, there is Mecha for all you robot enthusiasts then Josei, Ecchi, Yaoi, etc.

While some anime are for kids, the mature ones usually teach us something or leave a story behind the story, like how to overcome the when faced against great odds, keep your spirits up, how to deal with a problem, etc. For those of you who are yet to see any anime so far, can start with:-

Code Geass コードギアス 反逆のルルーシュ
One single man with immense determination single-handedly dominates and brings the entire world to its knees.

Death Note デスノート
A genius school boy gets a hold of a mysterious notebook that allows him to orchestrate death, while he uses its power to rid the world of criminals he is challenged by the world’s greatest detective who is there to put a stop these self-justified murders. Prepare to be dumbfounded as these two brilliant guys eludes and clashes each other.

It’s about a spunky young boy who has a demon sealed within him and has to overcome a number of challenges in order to become the #1 ninja of his village.

Samurai X るろうに剣心 -明治剣客浪漫譚-
In this anime, you will get in-depth idea about various historical aspects of Japan, ranging from the swordsmanship of Japan to its feudal wars.

School Rumble スクールランブル
A hysterical anime that will make you wish to go back and relive your school years once again, the seasons are divided into semesters.

Welcome to the N.H.K NHKにようこそ!
A schizophrenic and unsocial guy who is secluded from everyone, lives alone in his apartment and never goes out finds a way to change his life.

If you are interested and looking forward to getting more in touch with anime culture, you can join our forum, Facebook group groups, pages, or Google for anime yourselves. We at MazeCity also hold meetings and gatherings once every few months, where we share and discuss anime, hold quiz contests from our favorite anime and give out goodies to the winners such as anime posters, key chains, action figures. If you are pretty much bored over western media and have nothing much to do, why not give anime a shot.

Nur-E-Elahi Shonchoy