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What Amagi Brilliant Park Taught Me About Owning My Own Business

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Amagi Brilliant Park  (甘城ブリリアントパーク)

(Anime 2014)

Story By: Shoji Gatoh

Art By: Yuka Nakajima

Seiya Kanie is an intelligent and narcissistic high school student, who takes on the task of being the general manager for Amagi Brilliant Park. This amusement park will close down unless the park gathers 250,000 visitors by the end of three months. Under Kanie’s leadership, the employees were able to succeed in their goal.

Amagi Brilliant Park is not only a hilarious slice of life comedy, it teaches some important values about leadership and teamwork. Hence, this blog post is dedicated to what I learned from the anime, Amagi Brilliant Park, about owning your own business. 

1. In order to be successful, you must look the part (whatever that means).  Seiya Kanie is a self-absorbed, egotistical, narcissistic guy. Yet, his self-confidence, intelligence, and leadership skills helps him bring forth the success of the amusement park.

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“Kanie staring at his own reflection.” Ep. 1: “No Visitors!” (Via Crunchyroll)

2. Criticism and insults are a source of motivation and inspiration. Seiya Kanie never fails to criticize and to be brutally honest with his employees about their work performance. Yet rather than dwelling on these negative remarks, the employees use it as a source of motivation to bring more guests into the park.

3. Advertise! Advertise! Advertise! How you ask? Well, you can use anything and everything.

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“Sento, Latifah, and the girls of Elementario are advertising the park to future customers.” Ep 3: “The Plan Isn’t Working!” (Via Crunchyroll)

4. Customers and guests come first, even if your guests are jerks and little party-poopers.

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“Moffle, Macaron, and Tiramie are being attacked by kids.” Ep. 4: “The Secretary is Useless!” (Via Crunchyroll)

5. A clean facility is a successful facility. Also, there wouldn’t be a need of janitors if you know how to keep a clean and tidy work space.

6. Use all your resources to your advantage. If you can get something for free, take it.

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“Kanie got a pirate ship FOR FREE!” Ep. 7: “The Pool is Dangerous!” (Via Crunchyroll)

7. Be open-minded. Being open-minded will definitely come in handy when hiring prospective employees. You should welcome all people from different backgrounds, skills, experiences, and etc.

8. In order to develop your teamwork and cooperation skills with others, you should hangout outside of work and bond together. The best way is going out to bars and getting a few drinks with you and your colleagues as you both complain about work and other stresses in life.

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“Macaron and Tiramie drinking.” Ep. 10: “Out of Options!” (Via Crunchyroll)

9. Don’t overwork yourself to the point of exhaustion or sickness. We tend to neglect our health and prioritize other things first. However, health should be the number one thing you should take care of.

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“Kanie is sick.” Ep. 8: “Unrequited Love!” (Via Crunchyroll)

10. And most importantly, HAVE FUN! Your career/job should be fun and make you happy. If it doesn’t, maybe you should reconsider your profession.

Well, there you have it, some advice you should keep in mind when starting your own possible business. (On a side note, you shouldn’t take this advice too seriously.) I hope you enjoyed this read, and also watch Amagi Brilliant Park. It is a fun, magical, slice of life comedy! 😀

SO WELCOME TO

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Ep: “No One Can Predict the Future!” (Via Crunchyroll)

4.5/5

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20 comments

    1. Haha, I am glad you are taking an interest in this anime. Not many people do.

      Actually, the way I formulated this article really came out of my head of ideas as I was watching it.

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  1. I like the points you mentioned. It is true that the customer is always right and you shouldn’t over work yourself. I tend to over work with school and it is not pleasant. I really enjoyed reading this. Keep it up. 🙂

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  2. Oh my gosh, Lyn-sama. This is such a brilliant post! I love it! Ehehehe~ I feel like building my own business now because of it. Hihihihihi~ The points seem like common sense, but we often overlook common sense anyway so they bear repeating. What’s more, connecting them with an anime can really motivate one to work hard in life. Did I say I love this post? Thanks for writing this. Keep it up. Cheers!

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    1. Thanks for the kind comment. ❤

      I had a lot of fun writing this one, and it seems like a topic that would go unnoticed due to all the whacky, fun Amagi brings.

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  3. I’ve always wanted to dabble in entrepreneurship sometime in the future but IDK what I’d even want to sell, hahaha! This was a nice read by you, so thanks for the redirection. Good luck with your own efforts on the business front if you decide to pursue it! (Now I need to mark Amagi as a must-watch-ASAP title :3)

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    1. This was just a fun creative piece I did while watching the show. Would I ever be a serious business person..I’m not sure haha

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