ByKristin Lai, writer at
MP Staff Writer, cinephile and resident Slytherclaw // UCLA Alumna // Follow me on Twitter: kristin_lai
Kristin Lai

In recent years, the entertainment industry has hit peak globalization, and our shared cultures have become more prominent. It's not uncommon to find titles like Naruto, Durarara!! or Death Note at the top of your Netflix suggestions.

Despite widely being considered a niche market, anime has been making its way into the mainstream for far longer than people might realize. Between the fantastical subject matter, dynamic characters, vibrant colors and highly stylized anatomical features, anime has been incredibly influential in shaping Western media and pop culture.

Check out these eight movies and television shows that prove how much anime has inspired Hollywood

What's your favorite anime? Let us know in the comments section!


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