What can you get from anime?

Besides pure entertainment you can learn about existentialism by watching Ergo Proxy , find out about cyberpunk watching Ghost in the Shell , see a reworking of Alexandre Dumas' classic of literature in Gankutsuou : The Count of Monte Cristo or discover what it means to be a war time refugee in viewing Grave of the Fireflies and what it was like to be a child who has experienced the horrors of the atomic bombing of the Japanese city of Hiroshima .