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Lucky Star and Haruhi used as learning materials in Japan

Several anime have managed to transcend in the lives of fans and become part of the culture, such as Lucky Star and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, which fans hardly ever forget because of how important they were. Therefore, it is not surprising that what they found in Japan is not strange for them, but for us it is something that calls our attention because of the unexpected way in which we find these two anime in a textbook.

Lucky Star and Haruhi Suzumiya appear in English textbooks

Lucky Star Y Haruhi

It turns out that this user in social networks uploaded a picture about a textbook to learn English in which you can find images about Lucky Star and Haruhi Suzumiya appearing the covers of their manga and an informative text below them in which they explain a little about what these works are about. But in English, so that people who read these books will be a little motivated by seeing things they are familiar with and it will be easier for them to learn.

No doubt this is a very effective method, but the way it was done on this occasion, if we were to see something like this on this side of the world it would be quite unusual for us, since we are not used to seeing anime stuff in textbooks that seek to teach people. But even so if it has come to pass and no doubt one would wish to have had those learning books back in the day, since we are even glad when we see something that comes close to our tastes and motivates us to learn.

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Even people who watched the original publication were surprised because they did not expect an anime like Lucky Star and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya to appear in current textbooks because they are already very old anime and they did not expect that they would decide to put it in a current textbook. But this shows a certain impact that these series had on Japanese culture, so many were happy about this.

Even many would have wished that more publishers like this would dedicate themselves to publishing anime-related content in textbooks when they were still students, so that reading would be more enjoyable and learning would be easier, as well as more entertaining. Even so, it is good to know that this type of content is becoming normalized nowadays and that more people and young people can enjoy this type of reading more easily than in the past, so let’s hope that in the future anime will continue to be part of Japanese and world culture.

Haruhi Suzumiya 2

Haruhi suzumiya and Lucky Star, are series of the renowned Kyoto Animation studio, besides originally being part of Haruhi a light novel and Lucky Star a manga, both equally recognized. These presented unique characteristics in their time, becoming iconic anime in the industry, which have left an unparalleled precedent for fans who still remember these series with great enthusiasm.

Both series have remained in the age spectrum of high school boys, with Haruhi being a girl who could be categorized as “Chuunibyou” (eighth grade syndrome), but who, in the depths of her being, has complex feelings. In the case of Konata Izumi, the protagonist of Lucky Star, she is a high school girl who lives her adventures alongside her friends, in a Slice of Life and comedy series with many references to the medium. And without a doubt, both are series that no avid anime fan can miss because of how exciting and fun these stories are.

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