Who would have ever thought that anime would be an inspiration for my happymaking blog? :-)
Of course not all types of anime but happy ones, with teenagers, funny conversations and not horror, SF, etc. And not all anime. But only ONE. One series of anime has the deep purpose of making people LOVE, share love, understand love (that's even deeper than my happymaking :-( )
The series is called SKIP BEAT and tells the story of Kyoko Mogami (the Japanses Happymaker), a wistful yet cheery sixteen year-old girl who loves her childhood friend, Shotaro, but is cruelly betrayed and thus seeks revenge against him. Her plan is to join the LME talent academy and become more famous than Sho. But the president of LME sees the good and deep side of her and challenges Kyoko to join the LOVE Section (wearing a pink uniform) having as sole purpose to make people love and to share love. The series covers many situations and images of selfish people, lonely people, sad or angry people who are tactfully being thought to love, be friendly and driven by other reasons than the desire of being rich&famous.
And of course it also shares the love story of Kyoko and Ren Tsuruga (kawaii ^..^) which I find very very romantic. So in case you are looking for direct actions on how to make people happy & also having the cultural Japanese touch then go ahead and watch Skip Beat! You can watch the full episodes on crunchyroll (for free). Enjoy
PS: My all time favorite anime series remains NANA :-)