Animecast: Anime 101


So you’re new to anime, or want to introduce someone to anime. There’s a few things you need to know before venturing into this fairly complicated endeavour. Thankfully we here at Otaku Spirit have compiled the need-to-know on how to get started in anime. Things to avoid, things to look for, and how best to comfortably expand into the world of anime.

Subjects we covered in this show: What is anime, good starter anime, finding a genre to fit, avoiding culture shock, common lingo, genres and the best from them, story arcs, creating healthy habits, supporting anime, getting your content, purchasing habits, DVDs and Blu-rays, figures and posters, and much more.

Our intro this episode was the OP for Clannad called “Megumeru (Cuckool Mix)” by Riya which can be found on iTunes. The outro is the theme for Wolf Children called “First Echo” by Takagi Masakatsu which can be found on iTunes.

We hope you all enjoy!

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Co-Founder of and Co-Host of the OtakuSpirit Animecast. A huge fan of anime since the early 1990s, consuming over 1300 shows. Outside of Otaku Spirit, he has been a judge for the Anime Awards and aided in reviewing titles for some publishers. While he's late to the collecting scene, he's found a lot of joy in filling his DVD/Blu-ray collection as well as collecting figures. Sharing this joy, he posts unboxing and feature videos on anime goods to YouTube.