Anime and manga
Anime & manga have been a big part of my life since I was 13, when I started watching Naruto.
# Favorite anime
(the below four have both good stories and sci-fi plots, which is probably why I like them; see Science and emotion)
# Favorite manga
- Grand Blue
- Girls’ Last Tour
- two girls travel through a post-apocalyptic industrial wasteland. incredible storytelling and design.
# Anime as religion
this decade we will see someone rise to power using AI-generated anime clips to disseminate highly memetic pseudo-religious ideologies— Sid (6/100 digital art) (@ftlsid) September 25, 2022
Anime is a modern religion, with believers (weeaboos), heroes (characters) and associated mythology, a sacred location (Japan), near-universal presence in memes, and a variety of ways to interact with the faith: studying Japanese, visiting Japan, buying merch, cosplay, visiting conventions and congregating with other weebs.
I think someone in the right position (like a youtuber) could organize this loose belief system into something more like a religious movement.