We're used to watching our favorite anime shows while simply relaxing and trying to de-stress. But what if the one you're currently binge-watching is from the psychological anime genre? Wouldn't you have to urge to think as the characters would think? Won't you be able to read right into the protagonists' confused mind? Well, to start off, the line of psychological anime isn't clearly defined for casual fans. After all, tons of top-ranking titles all involve unthinkable plot twists at some point. Plus, psychology is something too broad to be even narrowed down to display certain kinds of storylines in the world of our favorite anime TV shows. For so long, studios have been developing tons of mind-boggling yet witty content for us to consume. In a lot of ways, Death Note has been pinpointed as the face of this genre but what exactly does the show have to dominate anime so much?
Well, aside from having two elite minds as to its main characters, the anime also involves heavy internal conflicts while resonating philosophical themes. What are justice and morality? It seems too heavy for an anime, right? However, a lot of shows have these present in them and you might have been watching a psychological anime without you knowing it. If you are into loads of interior monologues and mind-stimulating plots, you'll definitely love the genre. So why not expand your anime horizons and dig deep into your favorite characters' minds? In this list, we ought to provide some thought-provoking with a list of the best psychological anime in the game that you can watch.
Did you know that most widely considered psychological novel was written in Japan? The Tale of Genji, a classic work of Japanese literature, was written during the early years of the 11th century by noblewoman and lady-in-waiting Murasaki Shikibu. Although plenty of translations have been attempted, with much difficulty since it was written in archaic language and a poetic and confusing style that would make it unreadable to the average Japanese without dedicated study, the work is a unique depiction of the lifestyles of high courtiers during the Heian period. In 1882, the first English translation was attempted, but was lacking in quality and was incomplete. During the early 20th century, The Tale of Genji was finally translated into modern Japanese by the poet Akiko Yosano.
In the Western Hemisphere, meanwhile, the origins of the psychological themes in novels can be traced as far back as Giovanni Boccaccio’s Elegia di Madonna Fiammetta, The Elegy of Lady Fiammetta in English, which was written in 1344, before the term psychology was even coined. Boccaccio’s work is written in the form of a first-person confessional monologue describing the protagonist, Fiammetta, and her passion and tragic love affair with a Florentine merchant named Panfilo.
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