30 Days Of Anime Challenge Day 14: Myth & Monsters

What started our journey on these 30 Day Challenges back in 2020 was the whole anime challenge and coming back to that at this point feels quite natural.

There’s a lot to cover in the world of anime and as it becomes more popular there are more and more people watching and engaged in it at different levels. And part of the fun of these topics is that you can end up talking about something you love and introduce someone else to something that they may not have known, thought about, or understood in that way.

Today, we’re digging into the mythology, folk tales, and more that comes from Japanese culture as it’s used in both anime and manga as well as video games. Are there tales that you find resonate more than others? Particular types of creatures or interpretations compared to European versions? What stands out the most?

Bonus question: Is there a particular tale that you hate seeing adapted into anime and manga that’s overused?