Anime That Left A Lasting Impression? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Published March 10, 2015 by Shay Taree

So this was an interesting topic that I thought up and that was what anime left a lasting impression on you. Now you take this question and interpret it as anything you like. It could be anything from how it made you think, which anime can always make you happy, an anime that made you look at yourself different, etc.

Now for me the anime that had a lasting impression on me definitely has to be a tie between Sailor Moon and Death Note. Sailor Moon because it taught me a lot about friendship, being brave, and standing up for the things you believe in. Also it’s an anime that is very nostalgic for me so it always takes me back to my childhood and I know that it can make me happy.

The other one Death Note left a lasting impression on me because it showed me that even people who are trying to do good can get corrupted by the power that they have. It was an amazing anime that showed me that not everyone has the best intentions and it also showed me that sometimes you can start off trying to do one thing but then things can drastically change that can deviate you from your goal that you had in place before.

But what about all of you? I’m sure there is an anime or Anime’s that have left a lasting impression on you and I would love to know what they are and why. Comment down below and like always I will also ways answer back because I love the conversations that start.
~Anime Reviewer Girl

18 comments on “Anime That Left A Lasting Impression? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

  • Lasting impressions are made on me when a series has a reasonable conclusion.
    For example, I will put in a vote for “Samurai 7”
    — as it was a short series and had a satisfying ending.

    I don’t like it when a series has a decent first season then leaves everything up in the air, or drags things out for too many episodes. A satisfying conclusion is a must for good storytelling.

    • I also have to agree with you. When a show has a good ending and feels complete then it definitely leaves you with a good feeling.

  • There are 4 that have left impressions on me each for different reasons and they remain among my favorites. Bakeomonogatari: It’s different art style and fast paced dialog was new to me when I watched it and showed me how deeply creative the genre could be. Steins Gate: Some of the best sci fi I have seen and one of the few shows that made me openly gasp. Mawaru Penguindrum: It broke my head. Not sure completely all of what happened in that show, but I loved it. Clannad (& After Story): This was my first real series I sat down and watched. It was also the first series I watched with my boys. After Story’s OP still makes me tear up every time I hear it.

    • Yes Steins Gate was a great show and made me wonder what I would do in the situation that the characters were in. Also with Clannad and the sequel they made me cry and really just got me absorbed in the entire story.

  • Nice choice of anime, I love Death Note so much that I even watched it 2 times. Sometimes I kinda act like L, sit on a chair squatting position. My choice of anime that left a huge impact was the Clannad series, both Sword Art Online series, and Dragon Ball Z. Clannad was the only anime to make me cry to death and there were some elements in the story that I can relate like school and the future. Sword Art Online definitely because it’s anime about video games; I like games. Dragon Ball Z was an action packed anime that helped influence other series like One Piece, Naruto, and Bleach. These are some anime I chose.

    • Definitely a good choice of anime as well. I’ve seen all of those and they are definitely shows that can leave a lasting impression.

  • For me, a lot of animes that left an impression deals mainly with revenge and corruption of the good people.

    A lot of revenge animes… Gundam Seed, Gundam Seed Destiny, Code Geass, Black Cat, Gundam 00, Gun x Sword, etc make me question whether revenge brings happiness or not. In a lot of these animes, some of these revenge-seeking people gain happiness after revenge and some not so much. I just find this theme really interesting because I think about real life incident. For instance, I used to be bullied so I always dreamt of revenge. However at the same time, I think if I achieve my happiness that in itself is revenge. So… revenge for me is very complicated and resonates in me.

    As for the other one, I always felt that as people try to do good they succumb to evil tactics. Sometimes I feel evil tactics are justified, other times not so much. For instance Code Geass’s Lelouch, I felt his pain and I agree with the ways he did things. However at the same time I supported Suzaku. It’s because both have different types of ways to achieve good. It’s really fascinating.

    • Wow I really like what you wrote. It definitely makes a lot of sense and I can see how anime’s like that can leave an impression like that. I think it’s wonderful when anime’s can help us with the things that were are going through in our personal life.

      • Agree. It goes back to your other post about how anime isn’t for kids. Animes touch on a lot of themes and isn’t childish. In fact anime discuss about a lot of interesting issues such as racism and discrimination. For instance, people always saying one day we won’t have an issue with race because everyone will be mix. (Ex: biracial ) However, I believe that there will always be issues dealing with discriminating. Looking at Gundam Seed, it talks about discrimination between genetically created people and natural people. Even though they are united racially, now there is a war between people that are born genetically and naturally. It makes me think, there will always be hatred no matter. It’s because people are programmed to hate others who are better than them or different than them.

      • That is really interesting and I believe that you are right. Anime in someways definitely teach it’s viewers about different topics like the example you used of racism because I see that a lot with anime. A good example is definitely with Code Geass. Also about how everyone is judged without really being known for who they truly are.

      • Code Geass is definitely a good example! It shows a lot of discrimination between the Brits and the Japanese. Not only that, it shows the results of colonialism and imperialism. I guess this is why I find Code Geass a masterpiece. 😀 If only there is more anime nowadays that produce these types of themes. I feel Spring anime is more romance and harem these days. 😦

      • I definitely agree! I like anime’s that make you think afterwards and also make you want to discuss what happened.

      • Lol. For me it is more like I watch the anime and I like it. I don’t know why I liked it so much. In fact, when I took a critical race and ethnic, I started uncover so many elements that my mind unconsciously is interested in. Race. Ethnicity. Discrimination. Racism. Colonialism. Police Brutality. All these good stuff!!

      • That is really neat! The same happened to me when I took an ethics class in school and it made me think about what I would do in certain situations and if I would make the same decision.

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