DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that dark fantasy anime in Japan is not uncommon? Overlord was adapted into an anime series by Madhouse films. It is the same company that has created anime like Death Note and Hunter X Hunter. Madhouse films have won a total of two Japan Academy Prizes, four Grand Prizes in the Animation Division at Japan Media Arts Festival, two Gertie Awards, six Mainichi Film Awards, two Tokyo Anime Awards for Animation of the Year, and five Animation Kobe Feature Film Awards. This shows that this company knows what it does in creating anime even though they are the darker types. Japan's anime has some of the heaviest themes in cinema. Japanese culture is repressive compared to other societies. Repressed feelings and opinions are expressed in the outlet of artistic creation. This is why a lot of their anime is heavy yet artistic.
Anime in Japan is highly respected too as an art form. In 2016 alone, overseas sales of the Japanese anime industry hit a record amount of approximately 768 billion Japanese yen. A lot of Japanese anime is also appreciated abroad and there are various resources for download anime. Despite some of the dark themes involved in these anime, just like Overlord, there are a lot of avid fans that like them. There are now websites where you can watch dubbed anime, as well as subbed anime. Indeed, anime fans all around the world can explore any anime genre they prefer.
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