Stuck with nothing to watch? Dive into the world of anime!

Felicia Le, Staff Writer

“So I can understand anime” is the most common answer given when Japanese students are asked why they decided to take the class. But it doesn’t take understanding Japanese to enjoy anime; it is enjoyed by millions of people from all corners of the world and all age groups.

Some popular animes Liberty students are currently watching include Haikyuu!!, One Piece, Boku no Hero Academia, and Hunter x Hunter.

A show about high school volleyball might sound boring at first, but Haikyuu!! is a fun and exhilarating anime which follows an underdog team with a diverse cast of characters. The plot moves at a reasonable pace and is interesting enough to keep viewers engaged. Haikyuu!! is great for people who love feel-good shows with themes of friendship, teamwork, and determination.

Another anime popular among students is One Piece, an ongoing show that first aired in 1999 about a boy who becomes a pirate to search for the greatest treasure in the world. Those planning to watch it should have patience as the episode count is off the charts at over 900 episodes.

“I like it a lot because it’s always been a part of my childhood, and it has an amazing cast of characters that you end up rooting for. You end up loving both the villains and the heroes,” sophomore Nicole Hume said.

Those who like action might be fond of Boku no Hero Academia, which is about a school for heroes. Every character has unique abilities, backgrounds, and motives. The story has a captivating world building, and the plot often takes unexpected turns. The show is catered towards a teenage audience.

Though the show ended six years ago, it is still a favorite amongst Liberty students. It’s about a boy named Gon Freecss who aspires to follow in his father’s footsteps to become an accomplished Hunter. Full of action, adventure, and magic, this show is sure to keep watchers on their toes.

“When mistakes are made, they result in pretty heavy consequences, which lead to more character development and a more rewarding plot,” sophomore Irene Miller said.