Saturday, 24 September, 2022

Tag: anime

Collage of anime posters


I myself used to watch anime a lot in Japan when I was a child, but I am not particularly familiar with anime. There are quite a few foreigners who love anime much more and are more knowledgeable than ordinary Japanese people.

It may be my own selfish image, but I would like to introduce the broadcasting situation of Japanese anime in countries where there are many anime fans in Japan and in Nepal.

Overseas, there are many people who like Japanese anime

As many of you may know, anime not only in a specific country but also in Japan is widely watched all over the world.

In the past, I thought that anime Japan would be popular only in Southeast Asia.

Because when I traveled, I saw Japanese anime characters in the streets of Southeast Asian countries, and there was Japanese manga translated into the language of that country in the bookstore.

Also, even if you say that Japanese anime is popular overseas, isn’t it only in the same Asian area? There was also the prejudice that said.

However, after that, I heard a lot of stories and learned that there are Japanese anime fans not only in Asia but also in Europe, South America, the Middle East, Oceania, and other parts of the world.

There are many foreigners who are interested in Japan after learning about Japan from anime and coming to Japan.

If you google it now, the popular anime of Japan is as follows.

  • Attack on Titan
  • Pokémon
  • Evangelion
  • Dragon Ball
  • Sailor moon
  • Ghibli works in general

Of course, there were many more, not just this.

I was surprised that there were only anime that I did not know quite a bit! (Oh, and it’s a too different time than when I was a kid.)

To put it bluntly, I have hardly seen any Japanese anime that has recently become popular overseas.


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Anime of Japan broadcast on television in Nepal

I am worried about the popularity of Japanese anime in Nepal. But there are not many scenes where you live a normal life and feel “Oh, Japan anime is popular”. I often see fake goods such as Doraemon and Pokémon.

There is no anime otaku around me, so I don’t have the opportunity to interact with them, but it seems that events such as cosplay contests are sometimes held in Nepal as well. The popular demographic seems to be young people, mainly university students.

Also, in Nepal, there is always some kind of Japanese anime broadcast on TV, so there are many children who like to watch it.

I don’t know anything about Nepal TV these days (I haven’t watched it at all…), but since I moved to Nepal, I’ve watched several kinds of Japanese anime broadcasts.

  • Doraemon
  • Hattori-kun
  • Pokémon
  • Chibi Maruko-chan
  • Kiteretsu Encyclopedia
  • Crayon Shin-chan

Is it like this?

When I tried to write, there were surprisingly few.

It wasn’t an anime, but there were live-action and combat Japan programs that were broadcast. (I forgot the name)

For some reason, as a measure of broadcasting, I feel that only Hattori-kun is broadcasting for a long time.

By the way, most of the anime broadcast in Nepal is in English or Hindi.

So it’s no wonder there are so many Nepalis who understand both English and Hindi.

It has been a long time ago, but there was a rare Nepali version of Moomin broadcast, so I watched it carefully to study.

I think anime is also useful for language acquisition, so I try not to say too much even if my daughter keeps watching anime on TV.

Even if you don’t understand the language, if you watch or like the same anime, you will feel a sense of familiarity just by doing so.

I am genuinely happy that the culture of Japan is spreading around the world and becoming popular.