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16 Random Facts About Anime That Might Just Blow Your Mind

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How much do you know about anime? Would you consider yourself an anime expert or merely a novice? Do you want to impress your fellow otakus with some mind-blowing anime facts? Well, you're in the right place. Below are 16 amazing things you didn't know about anime - facts about popular anime series like Naruto and One Piece along with tidbits about the Japanese animation industry. 

Get your thinking cap ready. Here are 16 random facts about anime that might just blow your mind. What was the most eye-opening fact? Vote for the anime fact that blew you away. If you enjoyed this list, make sure to check out this collection of Dragon Ball Z facts.

  • In the anime series Is This a Zombie?, the necromancer named Eucliwood Hellscythe goes through as many as 10 different voice actors throughout the show's two seasons.

    The character herself is mostly mute, however, all her speaking lines are all imagined by the protagonist, resulting in different voices for each fantasy.

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  • 'Bleach' Almost Didn't Happen
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    Bleach recently came to an end in 2016, but the series almost didn't make it into the Shonen Jump magazine when it was originally pitched.

    Series creator Tite Kubo submitted his supernatural series to the publisher, but they rejected it. This discouraged from Kubo. However, Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama penned a letter to Kubo suggesting he continue his work on Bleach.

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  • The Authors Of 'Sailor Moon' And 'Yu Yu Hakusho' Are Married
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    Celebrity marriages seldom last, but the same can't be said for manga creators in love.

    According to fans, Naoko Takeuchi, the author of Sailor Moon, and Yoshihiro Togashi, the author of Yu Yu Hakusho and Hunter x Hunter, were married on January 6, 1999

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  • The Academy Award for Best Animated Feature usually doesn't stray away from Disney and Pixar movies, but in 2003, the anime movie Spirited Away won Best Animated Feature at the 75th Academy Awards.

    However, Hayao Miyazaki, the director of the movie, didn't attend the ceremony because of his opposition to the Iraq war.

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