Anime is an expansive genre that covers a wide range of topics. They can be action-packed, funny, and even heartwarming. It is a diverse and popular medium that has recently gained mainstream attention. 

It encompasses many genres and ranges from lighthearted children’s series to complex love stories and action adventures. It is not surprising that several anime are about business. The best anime for entrepreneurs are those who teach a valuable business lesson or have solid entrepreneurial themes.

This article will explore these top three anime for entrepreneurs in-depth and see what sort of lessons we can learn from each one:

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya is a popular anime series initially aired in 2006-2009. It was produced by Kyoto Animation, along with the director Tatsuya Ishihara.

Haruhi Suzumiya, the main character, is a teenager with a lot of energy, intelligence, and an incredibly positive attitude. She is the anchor to a group of very different people who are not all alike but come together through her. She drives them to do things they never imagined they would or could. Her intelligence is used to formulate creative solutions that no one else thought of, while her positivity inspires others to take risks they otherwise had not considered.

This series provides insightful business lessons for today’s companies that employ numerous different marketing channels to reach their customers. It also teaches us about life cycles and how each episode is a further stage we go through in our lives, depending on what period we are in.

Food Wars!

Food Wars is a Japanese manga series with many business lessons. The protagonist, Soma Yukihara, is the son of a family-owned inn and wants to become a full-time chef in his high school years. He has always loved cooking. However, he’s not very confident and often blames himself for all his mistakes in his kitchen, including burnt dishes and wasted ingredients.

The most shocking lesson we can learn from food wars anime is that one should never give up on their passion. Throughout the different competitions they participate in during their journey; they are faced with many challenges which may cause them to give up at times. They don’t allow this to happen and instead search for a deeper meaning behind those challenges and find ways around them, such as finding allies or mastering some skills.

The Great Passage

The Great Passage anime has many examples of business strategies and management techniques that can be applied in modern workplaces.

One example is the story of a publishing company hiring an outsider with no experience in the industry to revitalize it. The protagonist, Yasuko, had a new perspective and idea on how to move forward with the company. She used her understanding of children’s books for inspiration for remaking their product catalog.

Another example is the story about how Yasuko dealt with employees who were not following her instructions to hide their own mistakes. This is a sign that employees are scared to take risks and think outside their boxes because they are afraid it will lead them to be laid off or fired.

As with any good entrepreneur, the key to success is knowing how to manage risk while capitalizing on opportunities that come your way. The same mentality goes into these anime protagonists’ stories. 

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