Anime Impact: My New Book – Chris Stuckmann

Iconic movies and TV shows from Japan: Japanese animation―or anime―holds a special place in the hearts of countless fans around the globe. Since the early days of Osamu Tezuka’s Astro Boy to Makoto Shinkai’s astounding success with Your Name, anime has left an undeniable impact on our culture.

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Insights from filmmakers, authors, and YouTube stars: Anime Impact explores the impression the medium has left on various fans with detailed discussions on television shows and movies from the 1960s all the way to the present. You’ll hear from YouTube film critic Chris Stuckmann and many others like Ready Player One author Ernest Cline and YouTube stars “Nostalgia Critic” Doug Walker, Robert Walker, Bennett “BennettTheSage” White, Tristan “Arkada” Gallant of Glass Reflection and manga artist Mark Crilley. Learn how anime has impacted culture from authors, artists, critics, anime enthusiasts, and super fans such as John Rodriguez, Alicia Malone, Emma Fyffe, and many more.

Each writer has detailed their personal experiences of discovery and how anime has changed their life. Many discuss the implications that some anime shows and movies have on our society. Readers will learn about the impact of:

– anime classics such as Gundam, Akira, Sailor Moon, Spirited Away and other Studio Ghibli films.
– the biggest names in anime like One Piece, Dragon Ball Z, Pokémon, Naruto, and Attack on Titan.
– movies and shows both legendary and niche alike
– truly unique hidden gems rarely seen outside of Japan
– and much more.

While many books on anime simply offer a list of “essential titles” and recommendations, Anime Impact goes deeper by showcasing the many voices of anime’s biggest fans. You’ll find many distinct stories that only each specific writer could tell, all painting a fun and surprisingly touching portrait of the true impact of anime over multiple generations.

Anime Impact explores the effects and lasting appeal of anime across all genres and across five decades!

About ChrisStuckmann

Quick, funny reviews of movies and games, new and old.


  1. Congrats on the new book! Wow, this video is really timely for me. I’m kinda starting to get back into anime again for the first time since middle school back in the 2000’s. I may check it out sometime down the road.

  2. The greatest mystery of them all is why Anime from Japan is so appealing and popular to especially American adolescents or teenagers and young adults and even pre-teen kids everyehere, at least it’s a big mystery to me, as Soviet Russian animation is only appealing to mostly Russians and has little to no mpact here in the USA.

  3. Is it because Anime is more mature thematically in storytelling and usually less cartoony in it’s technicality in drawings? Is it because there’s more violence even ultra-violence, bloody, gorey and more brazen in it’s sexaulity of both men and especially women with bigger breasts? I guess that’s main reasons are the maturity of Anime in every creation by various Japanese artists of every flavor and class, even though they are mostly a homogenous people.

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