3 classic Anime series everyone should watch
Growing up, it was difficult to distinguish between anime and cartoons, but once I started following the former, I understood that the style, stories and overall vibes were distinctly different. For many, anime is simply not an art form, but a way of escapism that is unparalleled.
Here are 3 classic anime series that changed my life forever.
This was my first ever Anime series, a fairy tale set in the modern times. Each character had its own importance and aura – but above all, the bravery and innocence of Princess Tutu made her simply lovable.
Despite facing many obstacles, she went on with her journey of finding all the missing pieces of Prince Mytho, as she loved him with all her heart.
Without going into spoiler territory, the story indeed ended on a happy note, but each character had to fight their own battle to give the story its well-deserved ending.
Sakura, a high school girl, accidentally releases a set of magical cards known as Clow Cards from a book in her basement.
As she finds each card, she battles its magical personification and defeats it by sealing it away. Throughout her journey, she meets many fascinating characters who helped her and sometimes even created difficulties for her as she went on capturing each of the cards.
Each of the episodes presented a new challenge for her, and each time and that would make the audience hold their breaths in excitement of how she would finally gain victory.
Moreover, the way her friends supported her throughout her journey was inspiring, to say the least. It personally made me realize life can throw the most unexpected surprises towards you, but it will also lead you through it.
The story follows Sara Crewe, the daughter of an extremely wealthy man who runs a diamond mine in British-ruled India, but later he dies and gets bankrupt.
The protagonist then has to live to be a poor orphan. Sara used to attend an all-girl's seminary boarding school in London, where she excelled in her studies and was loved deeply, due to her kindness by everyone.
The school's headmistress, Miss Minchin, antagonizes her, taking advantage of her situation and making her an unpaid maid in the school.
The hardships cannot, however, change Sara's kind heart, and the redemption ark is exponentially sweeter because of that. It is a lesson about life, love and hope.