Anime continued its dominance in 2022

I used to wonder if anime would ever become mainstream. In 2022, the opposite happened: the mainstream came to anime.

In late 2020, I wrote about the amazing resilience of the anime industry in the face of the pandemic. Two years later, anime is being called the world’s most COVID-19-resistant form of entertainment: banking content in disruptive and chaotic times.

As Hollywood struggles to lure audiences back to theaters for anything other than a superhero sequel or “Top Gun,” anime is thriving everywhere you can find it: on movie and TV screens, on video discs and Blu-ray and streaming platforms.

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