Artifice Article – Philosophy in Anime


A few days ago my latest article was published on the Artifice. Titled, Philosophy in Anime, I wrote about the relationship between philosophical themes and anime. I focus on philosophy in Mob Psycho 100, Ghost in the Shell and One Piece. Many of the greatest anime series have had significant philosophical themes, such as Attack on Titan, Evangelion and Death Note. With so many different anime I could only focus on a few. Regardless, I worked really hard on this article and I hope that you guys will take the time to check it out. If you have the time read some of my other articles as well:


Philosophy is the study of general and fundamental questions. Philosophers ask questions about knowledge, reason, values and human existence. I may surprise many, but anime often tackle these complex questions as well. Philosophy is one of the many influences commonly found in anime. By including philosophical themes anime series can have more complex stories and characters. This is likely one of the many reasons that the most impactful and revered anime series tend to have some form of philosophy. Mob Psycho 100 is an anime series from the creator ONE, this series focuses on the philosophy that no one is special. Ghost in the Shell, a series created by Mamoru Oshii, focuses on post-humanism philosophy. Finally, I’ll discuss how Adam Smith philosophy applies to One Piece, one of the most acclaimed anime series of all time

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