Inspirational and motivational anime - Run after dreams!

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Anime in Japan covers many different themes besides action, comedy and ecchi. Many anime are really inspiring that show characters dedication and fulfilling their dreams. In this article we separate some inspiring anime that will increase your self-esteem and help you chase your dreams. 

The anime on this list will introduce you to usual lessons and dedication. In addition to helping you get to know different areas of life such as sports and careers. I hope you like these recommendations, some are known, some are unknown.

Everyday inspiring anime

Let's see below some light anime that are motivational and fun that will hold you from beginning to end:

Space Brothers

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, even so he decides to chase this childhood dream and come true.

The anime shows all the process and dedication to become an astronaut, with a great soundtrack and episodes that grip from beginning to end. This anime is mandatory, so much so that it's in my top 10. read more about Uchuu Kyoudai.

Inspiring and motivational animes - chase your dreams!


From the same creator of Death Note, this anime shows 2 friends who dedicate themselves to make mangaka famous and receive adaptation for TV (anime) of their works.

Despite the theme seeming to be strange, the way the work goes is captivating and captivates anyone, making it a must-have anime. A perfect blend of comedy, romance and even action.

Inspiring and motivational animes - chase your dreams!

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The anime depicts 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.

Inspiring and motivational animes - chase your dreams!

In addition to these we can mention:

  • Sakurasou no pet na kanojo
  • Kaiji (never give up);
  • Great Teacher Onizuka (A messy classroom has a unique establishment);
  • That is Seiyuu!
  • Chihayafuru;
  • Nodame Cantabile;
  • Beck;
  • Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin;
  • East of Eden;
  • Silver Spoon;
  • Tokyo Magnitude 8.0;
  • Saiunkoku Monogatari;
  • Shirobako;
  • Playful Kiss (Shoujo);
  • ReLife;
  • Hyouka;
  • Snow White with the Red Hair;

Music anime is inspiring, we recommend reading our article: Music Anime - Complete list with the best

Inspiring and motivational animes - chase your dreams!

action motivational anime

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

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 a catastrophe. A must-have anime! 

Inspiring and motivational animes - chase your dreams!

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've ever seen in my life, the anime is amazing and it's in my top 10! The graphics may look bad, the anime may have mecha, but even so, most of those who watch it put it in their favorites.

Inspiring and motivational animes - chase your dreams!

Hunter x Hunter

An action-packed anime like any other shonen, but he 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 this work of lazy Yoshihiro Togashi.

Inspiring and motivational animes - chase your dreams!

We can also cite:

  • No Game No Life;
  • Code Geass;
  • Steins;Gate (nunca desista);
  • Erased;
Inspiring and motivational animes - chase your dreams!

sports inspirational anime

The majority of animes de esporte 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:

  • Kuroko's Basketball (Basketball, very popular);
  • Baby Steps (Tennis);
  • Hajime no Ippo (Boxing with action);
  • Major (Baseball);
  • Haikyuu (Volleyball);
  • Hikaru no Go (Go - Japanese game);
Inspiring and motivational animes - chase your dreams!

I cannot fail to mention the film by Your Name that motivated many in 2017. It is also worth remembering that most of the films in Studios Ghibli are motivators.

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

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Motivational and Inspiring Manga

To end the article, we are going to share a list of manga available on Amazon that are inspirational and motivational. We will put in the catalog below some other related products as well.

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