J.TEST Philippines

May 22, 2024

Many people start studying Japanese because their interest in anime serves as a strong motivation.

Here are some famous anime:

“Naruto” and “Naruto: Shippuden”: These series follow the journey of Naruto Uzumaki, a young ninja seeking recognition and aspiring to become the Hokage, the leader of his village. The show’s mix of action, emotional storytelling, and character development has made it a favorite among Filipino audiences.

“Dragon Ball Z”: A classic and influential anime, “Dragon Ball Z” follows the adventures of Goku and his friends as they defend Earth from powerful villains. Its epic battles and iconic characters have left a lasting impression in the Philippines.

“One Piece”: This long-running series centers around Monkey D. Luffy and his pirate crew searching for the ultimate treasure, the One Piece. Its unique art style, engaging plot, and diverse characters have made it very popular.

“Attack on Titan” (Shingeki no Kyojin): Known for its intense action and dark themes, “Attack on Titan” depicts humanity’s struggle against gigantic humanoid Titans. Its gripping story and high stakes have captivated many Filipino fans.

“My Hero Academia” (Boku no Hero Academia): Set in a world where almost everyone has superpowers, this series follows Izuku Midoriya as he strives to become the greatest hero. Its blend of superhero action and coming-of-age themes resonates with a wide audience.

“Slam Dunk”: A sports anime focusing on basketball, “Slam Dunk” follows Hanamichi Sakuragi as he joins his high school basketball team. Its depiction of sportsmanship and teamwork has made it a beloved series.

“Ghost Fighter” (Yu Yu Hakusho): Known locally as “Ghost Fighter,” this series follows Yusuke Urameshi, a teenage delinquent turned Spirit Detective. Its mix of supernatural elements and action has kept it popular over the years.

“Voltes V”: An older anime, “Voltes V” is a mecha series that became a cultural phenomenon in the Philippines during the late 1970s and 1980s. Its themes of family and resistance against tyranny struck a chord with many viewers.

These anime series have not only entertained but also influenced Filipino pop culture, with many fans engaging in activities such as cosplay, conventions, and online communities dedicated to their favorite shows.