Anime has sent me all over the world, introducing me to people who have touched my life in indescribably profound ways.

Steve Blum

Anime has been a popular favorite among people for the past few decades. Animes like Bleach, One Punch Man, Cowboy Bebop, and Sword Art Online have infiltrated the media as an interesting form of entertainment. Anime Day is a holiday dedicated to this form of entertainment and the people those stories have helped connect. Read more to learn about the holiday’s history and how you can participate in it here at Days of the Year.

History of Anime Day

Anime conventions have a long history that spreads worldwide. One of the first original conventions for anime was Comiket, which started in 1975 with around 700 people in Tokyo. Anime has been around a lot longer than that, with one of the first considered “animes” to have existed since the early 1900’s. However, it wasn’t until the late 70’s and early 80’s that anime started becoming a popular show and it started to develop its own unique style. Today there’s a widespread culture of people who love anime and manga and multiple conventions around the world, with some of the most popular places to have conventions being in Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Anime Day is all about celebrating the history of anime and bringing people together to enjoy their favorite anime shows and characters. The holiday has its own convention, held in multiple conventions all over the United States in cities such as Orlando, Nashville, Atlanta, and Carolina. Friends and families that love anime join these conventions held each year and see comic book sellers, voice actors, and dress up in their favorite character’s outfits. Anime Day gives a day for the stories that anime has told and how those stories, voice actors, and creators have helped bring people together.

How to celebrate Anime Day 

Anime Day is all about appreciating the art of anime, so why not go to a local convention near you and make new friends. Dress up as your favorite character, read your favorite manga, watch your favorite shows, and have a good time with people who know that anime is a great way to pass the time. Share this holiday on your favorite social media websites with your friends using the hashtag #animeday and celebrate the exciting fun that is anime.

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