8) Child Soldiers When trouble comes, we don’t need the army, the air force, superheroes, or even Godzilla. All we need are a few teens. The amount of anime heroes over the age of 22 is shockingly low, especially when you consider that these kids are doing everything from fighting alien invasions, waging wars, piloting giant robots, hunting demons, battling ninjas, whatever. Evangelion, Naruto, Bleach, One Piece, Code Geass, every Gundam series… the list goes on and on and on. It’s like people in Japan disappear at the age of 24. Or maybe that’s when they become salarymen and start groping high school girls on subways trains.