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Shit You Should Know Before Watching Anime

If you’re not a newbie to the anime world but definitely wanna gain that veteran status, this is the perfect guide for you!

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Author’s Note: This article is 100% spoiler free. A majority of the anime listed can be streamed for free on services like Crunchyroll or Funimation, and some can be found on paid services like Netflix or HULU.

Whether you’re an avid cartoon lover looking to expand your horizons, or you’re still obsessed with classics like Sailor Moon, Pokémon, and Yu-Gi-Oh!, the anime world has always been in your field of vision in one way or another.

You’re not as new to the game as someone just starting out, but you know that you’re not as well versed as some of your friends, nevertheless, that shouldn’t stop you from exploring this worthwhile genre!

From personal lessons I’ve learned over the years, to crap I’ve realized takes time getting used to, here’s a list of shit you should know before diving into Anime!

1. The Dub vs Sub war is eternal. Choose your side wisely.

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All of the anime widely shown on American television (Dragon Ball, One Piece, Sailor Moon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Naruto, etc.) has been translated from the original Japanese language into English, this is a concept known as Dubbing. Regardless of what anime you end up watching, a majority of the time (but not always) you’ll have the option to either watch your show in the English Dub or watch it in Japanese with the English subtitles (Sub).

If you think this is an insignificant preference in which you can choose either and move