Learn something new and fun today! Anime isn’t just an expression of art or an escape from the monotony of life. In fact, some shows offer something really nice and informative – and these newfound skills that you can learn from a series may actually help you in life! Here are some of the best educational anime that will not only entertain you, but can help you learn something interesting and nice as well!
Perhaps the most famous when it comes to educational anime, Cells at Work features a really light and innovative way on how to explain the many functions of the human anatomy. The excellent analogy of how cells function, coupled with excellent trivia and characterization, actually allows this show to be a great reference for those interested in medicine.
Of course, it’s a lighthearted take on how bodily parts actually function – but what a great gateway on how to spark interest on the many potential topics one’s body can tell!
If Cells at Work allows one to see what goes on in a generally healthy body, this spin-off series does that opposite. With a setting in a body that follows an unhealthy way of life, one can see what are the repercussions of getting into vices and the like.
Aside from the still humorous take on explaining bodily functions, Cells at Work Code Black also went the gender reverse role of switching the main characters’ genders. Interesting, fun, and of course, informative, you’re bound to get hooked with this series as well!
A rather touching anime that doesn’t only focus on the many wonders of cooking, but more importantly, the importance of agriculture as well, Silver Spoon shows why more people ought to learn and respect the many joys of farming.
Created by Hiromu Arakawa, more popularly known for her work with Fullmetal Alchemist, Silver Spoon is akin to a breath of fresh air for its many revelations on what makes agriculture an important and wonderful venture. From animal husbandry to the ethical questions one may face when dealing with livestock, this show can be a definite eye-opener in this particular industry.
Who would have known that an anime can actually explain some financial concepts in a nice and subtle manner? Spice and Wolf, a seinen type of show, surprisingly tackles economics with a slice of life and ethical brew to the mix!
With a traveling salesman on a journey with a deity, the pair tackles several interesting economic problems (and solutions). This show helps explain the concept of currency, on how a shared idea of economics can present itself as a way of faith as well!
A legend when it comes to sports anime, Slam Dunk also features some excellent snippets on the finer aspects of basketball. From discussing the importance of position to the strategic elements of playing the game, these technical factors blend seamlessly on Shohoku High’s journey of being the best basketball team in the country.
Additionally, this show explains another fun aspect of basketball – the sneaker culture! Slam Dunk would often feature iconic basketball shoes in the show, like the pair that Sakuragi wears – the Air Jordan 6!
This cyberpunk sleeper hit doesn’t only bring in the thrills – in fact, Serial Experiments Lain can be seen as a show that explains the concept of an online community. From incorporating coding language to briefly explaining computer processors, this show also explains morality (or dilemma) of dealing with egos between what’s real and in the wired.
In a way, Serial Experiments Lain, although dark, can serve as a good example of how humanity can transcend if everyone is connected to a being like the wired (the Internet!).
Similar to the mentioned Silver Spoon, Moyashimon: Tales of Agriculture explains the many wonders of agriculture. Except this time around, this show features a protagonist who can actually see and communicate with microbes! This ability allows the show to explain and show excellent scientific concepts, like the creation of mold and how microbes interact in everyone’s life. Truly an interesting and light take on learning something new!
Surface level, most would judge this show as a typical fanservice anime. But give this a try – there’s more to that (and in fact, this show doesn’t even focus on the ecchi part intentionally!). How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift? is a fun and informative show discussing the basics and importance of how it is to keep fit.
From explaining different exercise routines and the effect of food in different body types, this show can actually help viewers have a good view on how to tackle a fitness-centric lifestyle!
Here’s a show for those with a sweet tooth! If you ever wanted to know more about Japanese confectionery, this is the show to watch! From the modern sweets to the traditional viewpoint on how to make confectionaries, this fun series allows viewers to have a nice snapshot into the country’s sweet industry!
This slice of life series doesn’t only bring in the cheers of a loving life of a couple. The househusband, who knows how to brew several excellent drinks, allows one to see just how nice it is to mix something wonderful for your loved one. Make sure to get ready to check the wonderful drink recipes in this show – most are easy to make and a thrill to enjoy!
This show also deals with a husband staying at home! The Way of the Husband, which features a former yakuza staying at home and keeping things tidy for his wife, offers a nice perspective on how it is to keep a place afloat. From cleaning the place to cooking wonderful meals, this funny show actually presents nice tidbits of practical advice that every adult shouldn’t be afraid to learn more about!
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Learning is Fun!
The shows above prove that anime isn’t only a nice show to escape into. We hope that you get to learn something new and interesting with these shows!