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10 Misconceptions About Japanese Culture Anime Perpetuates

Popular anime have garnered audiences from across the world, but with so many inaccurate portrayals of Japanese culture in these rapidly growing series, it's no surprise that some people have formed warped ideas about what it is really like in Japan. The truth is that stepping one foot into Japan would quickly reveal how Japanese culture is different than anime. It's not all love, quirky hair, and short skirts: there are plenty of anime lies that make people think Japan is way different than it actually is.

Considering the fact that anime is the first introduction to Japanese culture many children have, it's important to set the record straight about what Japan is really like. This list details what anime gets wrong about Japan and why it matters.