Best Inspirational and motivational anime

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Anime in Japan addresses several different themes in addition to action, comedy and ecchi. Many anime are really inspiring that show the dedication of characters and make their dreams come true. In this article we have separated some inspiring anime that will increase your self-esteem and help you chase your dreams. 

The anime on this list will present you with usual lessons and dedication. In addition to helping you learn about different areas of life such as sports and careers.

Inspiring everyday anime

Uchuu Kyoudai – Space Brothers is a very popular anime in Japan, but unknown in the west. This perfect anime shows the story of 2 brothers who promise to go to space together, but one of them ends up distancing himself from his career until he reaches 30 years old, even so he decides to chase this childhood dream and realized it. The anime shows all the process and dedication to become an astronaut, with a great soundtrack and episodes that hold from beginning to end. This anime is mandatory, so much so that it is in my top 10. 

Bakuman – From the same creator of Death Note, this anime shows 2 friends who are dedicated to becoming famous manga artists and receive TV adaptation (anime) of their works. Although the theme seems to be strange, the way the work goes is captivating and captures anyone, making it an obligatory anime. A perfect blend of comedy, romance and even action.

NHK ni Youkoso – The anime portrays the failed life of a hikikomori and his struggle to abandon that lifestyle. The anime is captivating and inspiring, it helps to know the problems and fight them.

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In addition to these we can mention: 

  • Sakurasou no pet na kanojo
  • Kaiji (never give up);
  • Great Teacher Onizuka (A messy room has a concert);
  • Sore ga Seiyuu!
  • Chihayafuru;
  • Nodame Cantabile;
  • Beck;
  • Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin;
  • Higashi no Eden;
  • Gin at Saji;
  • Tokyo Magnitude 8.0;
  • Saiunkoku Monogatari;
  • Shirobako;
  • Itazura na Kiss (Shoujo);
  • ReLife;
  • Hyouka;
  • Akagami no shirayukihime;

Motivational Action Anime

Most action shonen anime like Naruto, One Piece, Fairy Tail are meant to be inspiring. That’s because everyone has goals, dreams and fight for it. However, there are some action anime that deserve more prominence:

Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood – One of the most motivational and inspiring action anime you will ever meet. It shows the dedication of 2 brothers who practice alchemy in search of recovering their bodies and avoiding catastrophe. A must-see anime! 

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann – One of the most exaggerated anime in the world, when everything seems impossible, there is always a possibility! This anime teaches you to never give up! One of the best anime I have ever seen, the anime is amazing and is in my top 10! The graphics may look bad, the anime may have streak, but even so, most of those who watch it put it on their favorites.

Hunter x Hunter – An anime full of action like any shonen, but it inspires me and gives me more motivation than other common action anime. It tells the story of a boy looking for his father and trying to become a Hunter. Just watching to understand the story and see the greatness that is the work of the lazy Yoshihiro Togashi.

Inspirational and motivational anime - Run after dreams!

We can also quote: 

  • No game No life;
  • Code Geass;
  • Steins; Gate (never give up);
  • Erased;

Inspirational sports anime

Most sports anime are usually motivational, because in almost all of them the team or team has a goal! So below I will quote a list of sports anime that are among the most popular as motivational and inspiring:

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  • Kuroko no Basuke (Basketball, very popular);
  • Baby Steps (Tennis);
  • Hajime no Ippo (Boxing with action);
  • Major (Baseball);
  • Haikyuu (Volleyball);
  • Hikaru no Go (Go – Japanese game);

I can’t help mentioning the film by Kimi no na wa that motivated many in 2017. It is also worth remembering that most of the films at Studios Ghibli are motivating.

Those were the motivational anime that I know and like. Did any other anime inspire you or give you more motivation? We would like to hear your experiences in the comments.

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