Anime’s Growing Influence on Pop Culture and Gen Z
Anime has become a mainstream pop culture phenomenon, affecting various aspects of entertainment, including fashion, music, art, and even social media. The colorful and unique clothing styles of anime characters have been embraced by fans, leading to the rise of anime-inspired fashion. From kawaii-style clothing to cosplay, fans have been incorporating anime-inspired fashion into their everyday lives.
Music has also been heavily influenced by anime, with the genre of lofi taking inspiration from the relaxing and nostalgic background music of anime. Lofi has become a staple in the music industry, with many artists creating anime-inspired tracks and music videos.
Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, has also shown his love for anime, as he recommended Death Note, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Ghost in the Shell, Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, Fullmetal Alchemist, and Your Name on Twitter as his must-watch and favorite anime.
Art has also been impacted by anime, with Minecraft having an entire community dedicated to creating anime-inspired skins, mods, and builds. Additionally, the rise of VR Chat has allowed anime fans to create and explore anime-inspired worlds in a virtual reality setting. Among Gen Z, it’s not uncommon to see anime-inspired skins, mods, and builds in popular games like Roblox and Among Us. These games have become a hub for anime fans to come together and create anime-inspired content, allowing them to fully immerse themselves in their favorite anime worlds.
The impact of anime on pop culture can also be seen in the younger generation, specifically Gen Z. The use of anime-inspired filters and reproduction of anime-leaned content on TikTok have become a trend among the younger generation. Some TikTok users create AMVs (Anime Music Videos) by combining their favorite anime scenes with music, showcasing their editing skills and love for anime.
Additionally, the rise of popular anime-inspired MMO games such as “Genshin Impact” highlights the impact anime has on this generation’s gaming and pop culture choices, as it has become a favorite among Gen-Z gamers.
Many celebrities are also vocal about their love for anime, from Michael B. Jordan launching a collection inspired by Naruto: Shippuden in collaboration with Coach, to Ariana Grande getting a tattoo of Chihiro from Spirited Away, and Keanu Reeves wanting to play Spike Spiegel in an American adaptation of Cowboy Bebop.
Lastly, anime has had a significant impact on pop culture. From fashion to music, art, and even social media, anime has left its mark on the world. As anime continues to gain popularity, it’s exciting to think about the potential future impact it will have on pop culture. Join us on the journey of anime and art exploration with Zirako Magazine.