Anime, manga, and video games are my main influence
Well, I guess that’s pretty self-explanatory, right? Regardless of the genre I write, my primary muse will always come from anime, manga, and video games. And that’s the reason why my writings might give you this anime, manga, and video games vibe. After all, anime, manga, and video games are the one that shapes up my influence.
Besides anime, manga and video games influence, my writings are also influenced by Japanese culture. That explains a lot why the settings are in Japan. And it doesn’t matter whether it’s the real world or the parallel world.
For one, I went to Japan under the student exchange program back then. You can say that I did experience Japanese culture for real at that time too. Even though it was many moons ago, it was still an unforgettable experience for me.
Just like some of us, I’m also planning to move and live in Japan someday. So, I’m working hard right now to make my dream comes true.
While anime, manga, and video games influence my writing, I admit that I’d love to throw some harsh reality and slice of life into my novel. I just love it since it makes my story more realistic. And some parts of the story are also based on the real facts.
In fact, the kind of anime, manga and video games that I like usually have that kind of elements. So yeah, as much as I’d like to write about something that is pure fantasy, I just can’t see myself doing it. I can’t seem to feel the fun of writing something like that.
But then again, I do admire authors who can write fantasy stories since fantasy is not my forte. So if you happened to be a fantasy author, kudos to you.
If you happened to like reading novels that are highly influenced by anime, manga and video games with harsh reality (or the dark side of society, if you want to call it that way), and also real facts presented in an entertaining way, then you’ve come to the right place.