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Anime in English usually refers to a style of animation originating in Japan,[1] heavily influenced by the manga (Japanese comics) style and typically featuring characters with large eyes, big hair and elongated limbs, exaggerated facial expressions, brush-stroked outlines, limited motion and other distinctive features.
^ The original robot anime by Toei Animation.

^ A Sci-Fi action anime in the American-comic/space opera style.

^ In Japan, manga authors either condone such activity, or simply turn a blind eye to it.
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.The term may also be used for other animation connected to Japan or to anime proper, irrespective of style.^ The animation produced by Studio DEEN. In Japan the original manga version is more famous than the anime version.

.The word comes from Japanese アニメ anime, meaning "animation" in general, and is typically pronounced Anime-en-US-pronunciation.ogg /ˈænəˌmeɪ/ or /ˈænəˌmə/ in English.^ I love how he mixes Japanese words in English sentences and makes English words into Japanese words just as they seem most naturally fit in a dialogue.

^ The Japanese word 'Akazukin' means 'a red hood' or 'Little Red Riding Hood'.

^ "As for anime songs, the fact that they are attached to the animation, you feel a deeper meaning to the songs themselves.
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.While the earliest known Japanese animation dates from 1917,[2] and many original Japanese cartoons were produced in the ensuing decades, the characteristic anime style developed in the 1960s - notably with the work of Osamu Tezuka - and became known outside Japan in the 1980s.^ The original story and organization by Osamu Tezuka.

^ Many impressive episodes, which are full of the spiritous ambience of Japanese original landscape surrounded by nature, are depicted in the style of folk tales or ghost stories (each episode ends in itself).

^ 'Tetsujin' was originally a classified weapon that had been developed by the Japanese forces during the World War II. One of the early masterpieces of Japanese TV animations.

.Anime, like manga, has a large audience in Japan and high recognition throughout the world.^ A classic masterpiece of so-called 'Sports Konjou' genre ('konjou' means something like guts or spirit) and one of the nationally-popular manga/anime works.

^ A fantastic giant-robot anime like the Japanese RPG set in medieval world.

^ The antique, elegant and aesthetic world of the original manga is finely adapted into an anime with beautiful images and lots of new episodes added.

.February 2010" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] Distributors can release anime via television broadcasts, directly to video, or theatrically, as well as online.^ A Sci-Fi action anime in the American-comic/space opera style.

^ In Japan, this film was premiered on pay-TV of digital satellite broadcasting 'SKY PerfecTV!' in 2006 and then released on DVD. Not released in theaters, but its quality is as good as theatrical films.

^ G-Anime February 6-7, 2010 .
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.Both hand-drawn and computer-animated anime exist.^ It is a style of cartoon animation originating in Japan, with character and background styles that may be created by hand or assisted by computers.
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.It is used in television series, films, video, video games, commercials, and internet-based releases, and represents most, if not all, genres of fiction.^ I watched CityHunter Fansubs before ADV commercially released the entire series...
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.Anime gained early popularity in East and Southeast Asia and has garnered more-recent popularity in the Western World.^ He has more images involving women relaxing with their footwear off and even some pictures of the some popular forms of anime footwear as well.

^ Most Popular Based on recent user activity Anime Games Entertainment .
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[citation needed]

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History

Screenshot from Momotaro's Divine Sea Warriors (1944), the first feature-length anime film
.Anime began at the start of the 20th century, when Japanese filmmakers experimented with the animation techniques also pioneered in France, Germany, the United States, and Russia.^ For years this "fansubbing" community has believed that Japanese animation studios tacitly condoned their online activities, at least as long as the shows hadn't yet been released in the United States.
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[3] .The oldest known anime in existence first screened in 1917 – a two-minute clip of a samurai trying to test a new sword on his target, only to suffer defeat.^ If distributers want to "hook" people in, they should offer the first two DVDs of a long series at a lower price to try and draw the casual viewer in.
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[4][5] Early pioneers included Shimokawa Oten, Jun'ichi Kouchi, and Seitarō Kitayama.[6]
.By the 1930s animation became an alternative format of storytelling to the live-action industry in Japan.^ St-Onge, who publishes a bilingual blog said she became fascinated by Japan as a teenager after watching Sailor Moon, a popular animated TV series.
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.But it suffered competition from foreign producers and many animators, such as Noburō Ōfuji and Yasuji Murata still worked in cheaper cutout not cel animation, although with masterful results.^ Along with the two previous works, "Kanon" and "Air", produced by Kyoto Animation.

^ One of the masterpieces of 'World Masterpieces Theater' (children's anime based on literary works) series produced by Nippon Animation.

[7] Other creators, such as Kenzō Masaoka and Mitsuyo Seo, nonetheless made great strides in animation technique, especially with increasing help from a government using animation in education and propaganda.[8] .The first talkie anime was Chikara to Onna no Yo no Naka, produced by Masaoka in 1933.[9][10] The first feature length animated film was Momotaro's Divine Sea Warriors directed by Seo in 1945 with sponsorship by the Imperial Japanese Navy.^ The animation produced by Hal Film Maker.

^ GAINAX's first TV anime with the animation produced by themselves.

^ Fans of anime--Japanese cartoons that range from the simplicity of Speed Racer to the complex art and storytelling of the more recent film-length "Spirited Away"--are notoriously passionate about their hobby.
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[11]
The success of The Walt Disney Company's 1937 feature film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs influenced Japanese animators.[12] .In the 1960s, manga artist and animator Osamu Tezuka adapted and simplified many Disney animation-techniques to reduce costs and to limit the number of frames in productions.^ The animation produced by Tezuka Production.

^ The second of the one-shot TV animations produced by Tezuka Production and aired in NTV's special special program "24 Hour Television" (91 minute).

^ When Osamu Tezuka , the father of manga, died in 1989, nobody had a full archive of his works—at least not in English.

.He intended this as a temporary measure to allow him to produce material on a tight schedule with inexperienced animation-staff.^ The animation produced by Triangle Staff.

^ Produced by GENCO. The animation produced by J.C.STAFF. There is the theatrical short film (5 minutes) released in 2001, before the start of the TV series.

The 1970s saw a surge of growth in the popularity of manga – many of them later animated. .The work of Osamu Tezuka drew particular attention: he has been called a "legend"[13] and the "god of manga".[14][15] His work – and that of other pioneers in the field – inspired characteristics and genres that remain fundamental elements of anime today.^ A classic masterpiece of so-called 'Sports Konjou' genre ('konjou' means something like guts or spirit) and one of the nationally-popular manga/anime works.

^ When Osamu Tezuka , the father of manga, died in 1989, nobody had a full archive of his works—at least not in English.

^ Related stories: Black Jack on MangoBot Tezuka's Phoenix now available on DS 60s SciFi anime by Osamu Tezuka .

.The giant robot genre (known as "Mecha" outside Japan), for instance, took shape under Tezuka, developed into the Super Robot genre under Go Nagai and others, and was revolutionized at the end of the decade by Yoshiyuki Tomino who developed the Real Robot genre.^ An origin of 'Giant Robot' anime genre.

^ There were some professional volleyball players (Italian Francesca Piccinini and others) who started playing volleyball under the influence of this anime.

^ The story about Duke Fleed, the prince of the planet Fleed, who operates a giant robot called Grendizer and fights to save the earth.

.Robot anime like the Gundam and The Super Dimension Fortress Macross series became instant classics in the 1980s, and the robot genre of anime is still one of the most common in Japan and worldwide today.^ Now NetFlix allows you to check out entire series of anime with one click, three at a time for $18/mo.
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^ Someone in China made a blinged out pink girly Gundam with bejeweled armor and glittery flowers on his legs for the robot anime's 30th anniversary.

^ Remember the cute bony robot soldier in Hayao Miyazaki's classic anime Rapyuta: Castle in the Sky?

.In the 1980s, anime became more accepted in the mainstream in Japan (although less than manga), and experienced a boom in production.^ Comics: SDCC 08: Bandai's Manga, Anime Rosters News on Geass, Ghost in the Shell and more.
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^ This is actually Chris, one of my editors at Wired, who knows more about Japan than I do, even though he's from Texas and I'm from Tokyo.

^ Can be interpreted as a self-parody of Sekai-kei (a vague genre of manga/anime/novel that appeared after the boom of the anime 'Neon Genesis Evangelion'.

.Following a few successful adaptations of anime in overseas markets in the 1980s, anime gained increased acceptance in those markets in the 1990s and even more at the turn of the 21st century.^ Why would the fanboys even BUY anime any more if they can 'rent' pretty much on demand?
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^ Anime "purists" will disagree when I say this, but Dubbing helps open up the world of Anime to more people - which in turn helps them broaden their cultural horizons.
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^ Here are a few ways to learn more (and even get started on your own page).
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Terminology

.Japanese write the English term "animation" in katakana as アニメーション (animēshon, pronounced [animeːɕoɴ]), and it is widely assumed that the term アニメ (anime, pronounced [anime]  ( listen) in Japanese) emerged in the 1970s as an abbreviation.^ You get a colorful animated scrolling font not only in Japanese but also in English so you can sing along if you want.
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[citation needed] Others claim that the word derives from the French phrase dessin animé.[3][16] .Japanese-speakers use both the original and abbreviated forms interchangeably, but the shorter form occurs more commonly.^ I even order japanese books even though I don't understand them, because they are actually more useful than R2 DVDs.
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The pronunciation of anime in Japanese, [anime], differs significantly from the Standard English /ˈænɪmeɪ/, which has different vowels and stress. (In Japanese each mora carries equal stress.) .As with a few other Japanese words such as saké, Pokémon, and Kobo Abé, English-language texts sometimes spell anime as animé (as in French), with an acute accent over the final e, to cue the reader to pronounce the letter, not to leave it silent as English orthography might suggest.^ Note : Includes English, French and Japanese language tracks.
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^ If you come to our meetings you will be able to meet people who is interested in Japanese Language and on other aspects of the Popular culture of Japan!
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^ I love how he mixes Japanese words in English sentences and makes English words into Japanese words just as they seem most naturally fit in a dialogue.

Word usage

.In Japan, the term anime does not specify an animation's nation of origin or style; instead, it serves as a blanket term to refer to all forms of animation from around the world.^ The original robot anime by Toei Animation.

^ Anime Meetups around the world .
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^ This TV series has been highly appreciated by many anime/original game fans for its extremely superior quality of animation/direction and its story faithful to the original game.

[17][18] .English-language dictionaries define anime as "a Japanese style of motion-picture animation" or as "a style of animation developed in Japan".[19] Non-Japanese works that borrow stylization from anime are commonly referred to as "anime-influenced animation" but it is not unusual for a viewer who does not know the country of origin of such material to refer to it as simply "anime". Some works result from co-productions with non-Japanese companies, such as most of the traditionally animated Rankin/Bass works, the Cartoon Network and Production I.G series IGPX or Ōban Star-Racers; different viewers may or may not consider these anime.^ The original robot anime by Toei Animation.

^ Fans of anime--Japanese cartoons that range from the simplicity of Speed Racer to the complex art and storytelling of the more recent film-length "Spirited Away"--are notoriously passionate about their hobby.
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^ A simple price comparison of anime like Trigun, Cowboy Bebop, or Inuyasha (all of which have aired on Cartoon Network) to shows like Transformers, GI Joe, or Samurai Jack, shows a big difference in price per episode.
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In English, anime, when used as a common noun, normally functions as a mass noun (for example: "Do you watch anime?", "How much anime have you collected?").[20] However, in casual usage the word also appears as a count noun. Anime can also be used as a suppletive adjective or classifier noun ("The anime Guyver is different from the movie Guyver").

Synonyms

English-speakers occasionally refer to anime as "Japanimation", but this term has fallen into disuse.[21] ."Japanimation" saw the most usage during the 1970s and 1980s, but the term "anime" supplanted it in the mid-1990s as the material became more widely known in English-speaking countries.^ Except for the fact that how could english subs compete with japanese originals in a country that speaks primarily japanese?
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^ A watershed between the 1970s heroic 'Super Robot' anime and 'Real Robot' anime since the 1980s.

^ But on one of the most widely used hubs for swapping, which uses the BitTorrent file-distribution technology, more than 120,000 anime cartoon episodes are downloaded a day using the site's tools alone.
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[22] In general, the term now only appears in nostalgic contexts.[22] .Although the term was coined outside Japan to refer to animation imported from Japan, it is now used primarily in Japan, to refer to domestic animation[citation needed]; since "anime" does not identify the country of origin in Japanese usage, "Japanimation" is used to distinguish Japanese work from that of the rest of the world.^ INUYASHA Original Soundtrack Japanese Anime Music KO-88137 4713235221374 $9.95 .
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^ 'Tetsujin' was originally a classified weapon that had been developed by the Japanese forces during the World War II. One of the early masterpieces of Japanese TV animations.

^ NARUTO Original Soundtrack Japanese Anime Music KO-88267 4713235222678 $9.95 .
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[22]
.In Japan, "manga" can additionally refer to both animation and comics (although the use of "manga" to refer to animation mostly occurs only among non-fans).^ The animation produced by Studio DEEN. In Japan the original manga version is more famous than the anime version.

.February 2008" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] Among English speakers, "manga" usually has the stricter meaning of "Japanese comics", in parallel to the usage of "anime" in and outside of Japan.^ A Sci-Fi action anime in the American-comic/space opera style.

^ A classic masterpiece of so-called 'Sports Konjou' genre ('konjou' means something like guts or spirit) and one of the nationally-popular manga/anime works.

^ The TV anime series is based on the original manga (graphic novel) by Takao Aoki, and produced by the collaboration between South Korea and Japan.

An alternate explanation is that it is due to the prominence of Manga Entertainment, a distributor of anime to the US and UK markets. .Because Manga Entertainment originated in the UK, the term occurs commonly outside Japan.^ The TV anime series is based on the original manga (graphic novel) by Takao Aoki, and produced by the collaboration between South Korea and Japan.

^ The animation produced by Studio DEEN. In Japan the original manga version is more famous than the anime version.

.February 2008" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] The term "ani-manga" has been used to collectively refer to anime and manga, though it is also a term used to describe comics produced from animation cels.^ A Sci-Fi action anime in the American-comic/space opera style.

^ To create this anthology—which will be released as two separate feature-length films (the second one comes out in early 2008), is a collection of works by 14 manga "geniuses"—animators, writers, directors, etc.

^ One of the masterpieces of 'World Masterpieces Theater' (children's anime based on literary works) series produced by Nippon Animation.

[23]

Visual characteristics

An example of the wide range of drawing styles anime can adopt
Many commentators refer to anime as an art form.[24] As a visual medium, it can emphasize visual styles. The styles can vary from artist to artist or from studio to studio. Some titles make extensive use of common stylization: FLCL, for example, has a reputation for wild, exaggerated stylization. .Other titles use different methods: Only Yesterday or Jin-Roh take much more realistic approaches, featuring few stylistic exaggerations; Pokémon uses drawings which specifically do not distinguish the nationality of characters.^ Then there was the 'TV Series' The TV series reintroduces the characters in a different manner than the OVA series and takes places them in a variety of situations not in the Original Series OVA. More humor exists in the TV series than in the OVA. After that the "New Files" OVA series.
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[25]
While different titles and different artists have their own artistic styles, many stylistic elements have become so common that people describe them as definitive of anime in general. .However, this does not mean that all modern anime share one strict, common art-style.^ A classic masterpiece of so-called 'Sports Konjou' genre ('konjou' means something like guts or spirit) and one of the nationally-popular manga/anime works.

^ However it may be, Hong Kong's Gundam Seed DVD costs only 400HKD, whole set, all eps, how about American Anime DVDs?
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.Many anime have a very different art style from what would commonly be called "anime style", yet fans still use the word "anime" to refer to these titles.^ These are nice but I still would love to see some more time spent on the anime translations themselves.
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^ This TV series has been highly appreciated by many anime/original game fans for its extremely superior quality of animation/direction and its story faithful to the original game.

^ BTW most anime fans don't like dubs anyhow and would much prefer well translated subtitles.
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Generally, the most common form of anime drawings include "exaggerated physical features such as large eyes, big hair and elongated limbs... and dramatically shaped speech bubbles, speed lines and onomatopoeic, exclamatory typography."[26]
The influences of Japanese calligraphy and Japanese painting also characterize linear qualities of the anime style. The round ink brush traditionally used for writing kanji and for painting, produces a stroke of widely varying thickness.
.Anime also tends to borrow many elements from manga, including text in the background and panel layouts.^ Also find Sites which got Anime Role Playing Games, Forums, Information, Graphics Sites to Read Manga Online And many more!
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For example, an opening may employ manga panels to tell the story, or to dramatize a point for humorous effect. See for example the anime Kare Kano.

Character design

Proportions

Body proportions emulated in anime come from proportions of the human body. The height of the head is considered as the base unit of proportion. Head heights can vary as long as the remainder of the body remains proportional. Most anime characters are about seven to eight heads tall, and extreme heights are set around nine heads tall.[27]
Variations to proportion can be modded. Super-deformed characters feature a non-proportionally small body compared to the head. Sometimes specific body parts, like legs, are shortened or elongated for added emphasis. Most super deformed characters are two to four heads tall. .Some anime works like Crayon Shin-chan completely disregard these proportions, such that they resemble Western cartoons.^ A classic masterpiece of so-called 'Sports Konjou' genre ('konjou' means something like guts or spirit) and one of the nationally-popular manga/anime works.

^ The body of Yoshito Usui, the author of the hugely popular comedic manga and anime called Crayon Shin-chan , was found dead at the bottom of a cliff in Gunma Prefecture on Saturday.

^ Allison used to be known as Creepy-chan , and she posted all these crazy photos of herself looking like a strange bird.

For exaggeration, certain body features are increased in proportion.[27]

Eye styles

.Many anime and manga characters feature large eyes.^ Also find Sites which got Anime Role Playing Games, Forums, Information, Graphics Sites to Read Manga Online And many more!
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.Osamu Tezuka, who is believed to have been the first to use this technique, was inspired by the exaggerated features of American cartoon characters such as Betty Boop, Mickey Mouse, and Disney's Bambi.^ Katie Holmes - American actress who first achieved...
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^ This medley of awkward moments in boys love comics features several man-on-man anime couples who are about to make out for the first time.

[3][28] Tezuka found that large eyes style allowed his characters to show emotions distinctly. .When Tezuka began drawing Ribbon no Kishi, the first manga specifically targeted at young girls, Tezuka further exaggerated the size of the characters' eyes.^ The first TV anime series based on the manga 'GeGeGe no Kitaro' (serialized in Weekly Shonen Magazine in 1967-1969) by Shigeru Mizuki.

Indeed, through Ribbon no Kishi, Tezuka set a stylistic template that later shōjo artists tended to follow.
Coloring is added to give eyes, particularly to the cornea, some depth. The depth is accomplished by applying variable color shading. Generally, a mixture of a light shade, the tone color, and a dark shade is used.[29][30] Cultural anthropologist Matt Thorn argues that Japanese animators and audiences do not perceive such stylized eyes as inherently more or less foreign.[31]
However, not all anime have large eyes. .For example, some of the work of Hayao Miyazaki and Toshiro Kawamoto are known for having realistically proportioned eyes, as well as realistic hair colors on their characters.^ Hayao Miyazaki joined this work as a scene designer and scene organizer.

^ A serious action adventure/hard fantasy anime, as if Hayao Miyazaki's masterpiece 'Future Boy Conan' was made more realistic and harsh.

[32] In addition many other productions also have been known to use smaller eyes. This design tends to have more resemblance to traditional Japanese art. Some characters have even smaller eyes, where simple black dots are used. However, many western audiences associate anime with large detailed eyes.[citation needed]

Facial expressions

Anime characters may employ wide variety of facial expressions to denote moods and thoughts.[33] These techniques are often different in form than their counterparts in western animation.
.There are a number of other stylistic elements that are common to conventional anime as well but more often used in comedies.^ There were some professional volleyball players (Italian Francesca Piccinini and others) who started playing volleyball under the influence of this anime.

^ A comprehensive compilation of various anime elements, like Sci-Fi, giant robot, galactic war, pretty girls, love story, drama, comedy, and so on.

^ As these become more widely used for legitimate purposes there is also a rise in crime involving these machines.
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Characters that are shocked or surprised will perform a "face fault", in which they display an extremely exaggerated expression. Angry characters may exhibit a "vein" or "stress mark" effect, where lines representing bulging veins will appear on their forehead. Angry women will sometimes summon a mallet from nowhere and strike someone with it, leading to the concept of Hammerspace and cartoon physics. Male characters will develop a bloody nose around their female love interests (typically to indicate arousal, based on an old wives' tale).[34] .Embarrassed characters either produce a massive sweat-drop (which has become one of the most widely recognized motifs of conventional anime) or produce a visibly red blush or set of parallel (sometimes squiggly) lines beneath the eyes, especially as a manifestation of repressed romantic feelings.^ A romantic comedy set in school and a sci-fi about inner space (parallel world) theme.

^ But most of them aren’t and those who do have meaning, one would ask if this is the best the producers can do.
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^ One of the masterpieces of 'World Masterpieces Theater' (children's anime based on literary works) series produced by Nippon Animation.

.Some anime, usually with political plots and other more serious subject matters, have abandoned the use of these techniques.^ There were some professional volleyball players (Italian Francesca Piccinini and others) who started playing volleyball under the influence of this anime.

^ Voted by our Topsite Visitors to give you a list of Websites to get Information about Anime releases, Information on a Serie and more .
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^ A serious action adventure/hard fantasy anime, as if Hayao Miyazaki's masterpiece 'Future Boy Conan' was made more realistic and harsh.

Animation technique

.Like all animation, the production processes of storyboarding, voice acting, character design, cel production and so on still apply.^ The character design and animation direction by Yoshihiko Umakoshi.

^ The character designer and chief animation director is Shoko Ikeda.

^ The characters are so vivid, and the mechanical designs which look like jeeps or machine tools are unique.

With improvements in computer technology, computer animation increased the efficiency of the whole production process.
Anime is often considered a form of limited animation. .That means that stylistically, even in bigger productions the conventions of limited animation are used to fool the eye into thinking there is more movement than there is.^ This is actually Chris, one of my editors at Wired, who knows more about Japan than I do, even though he's from Texas and I'm from Tokyo.

^ As I said, the characters could have been better, had many of the additional spotlight ones had more meaning to the plot instead of just being there for the sake of being there.
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^ The animation produced by Studio DEEN. In Japan the original manga version is more famous than the anime version.

[3] Many of the techniques used are comprised with cost-cutting measures while working under a set budget.
Anime scenes place emphasis on achieving three-dimensional views. Backgrounds depict the scenes' atmosphere.[3] For example, anime often puts emphasis on changing seasons, as can be seen in numerous anime, such as Tenchi Muyo!. Sometimes actual settings have been duplicated into an anime. .The backgrounds for the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya are based on various locations within the suburb of Nishinomiya, Hyogo, Japan.^ Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya .
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^ Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya 2 .
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^ Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya .
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Camera angles, camera movement, and lighting play an important role in scenes. Directors often have the discretion of determining viewing angles for scenes, particularly regarding backgrounds. In addition, camera angles show perspective.[36] Directors can also choose camera effects within cinematography, such as panning, zooming, facial closeup, and panoramic.[37]
.The large majority of anime uses traditional animation, which better allows for division of labor, pose to pose approach and checking of drawings before they are shot – practices favoured by the anime industry.^ "As for anime songs, the fact that they are attached to the animation, you feel a deeper meaning to the songs themselves.
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[38] .Other mediums are mostly limited to independently-made short films,[39] examples of which are the silhouette and other cutout animation of Noburō Ōfuji,[38][40] the stop motion puppet animation of Tadahito Mochinaga, Kihachirō Kawamoto[41] and Tomoyasu Murata[42] and the computer animation of Satoshi Tomioka[43] (most famously Usavich).^ Produced by GENCO. The animation produced by J.C.STAFF. There is the theatrical short film (5 minutes) released in 2001, before the start of the TV series.

^ Like other Kyoto Animation films, it has high-quality animation, art and rendition.

[44]

Distribution

While anime had entered markets beyond Japan in the 1960s, it grew as a major cultural export during its market expansion during the 1980s and 1990s. .The anime market for the United States alone is "worth approximately $4.35 billion, according to the Japan External Trade Organization".[45] Anime has also been a commercial success in Asia, Europe and Latin America, where anime has become even more mainstream than in the United States.^ This is actually Chris, one of my editors at Wired, who knows more about Japan than I do, even though he's from Texas and I'm from Tokyo.

^ The animation produced by Studio DEEN. In Japan the original manga version is more famous than the anime version.

^ Takumi’s response when confronted with his twisted universe's video game logic is "This girl is even more delusional than I am".
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.For example, the Saint Seiya video game was released in Europe due to the popularity of the show even years after the series has been off-air.^ Takumi’s response when confronted with his twisted universe's video game logic is "This girl is even more delusional than I am".
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^ The groom dressed up as the protagonist Amuro, and the director of the anime series even showed up to give them a special plaque.

^ Add Saint Seiya to My TV Show Schedule - Watch Online Subscribe .
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Anime distribution companies handled the licensing and distribution of anime outside Japan. .Licensed anime is modified by distributors through dubbing into the language of the country and adding language subtitles to the Japanese language track.^ The antique, elegant and aesthetic world of the original manga is finely adapted into an anime with beautiful images and lots of new episodes added.

Using a similar global distribution pattern as Hollywood, the world is divided into five regions.
Some editing of cultural references may occur to better follow the references of the non-Japanese culture.[46] Certain companies may remove any objectionable content, complying with domestic law. This editing process was far more prevalent in the past (e.g. Voltron), but its use has declined because of the demand for anime in its original form. This "light touch" approach to localization has favored viewers formerly unfamiliar with anime. .The use of such methods is evident by the success of Naruto and Cartoon Network's Adult Swim programming block, both of which employ minor edits.^ After a successful run on SpikeTV and Adult Swim earlier this year, GONZO Animations' Afro Samurai is finally going to show in theaters across Japan this month.

.August 2007" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] Robotech and Star Blazers were the earliest attempts to present anime (albeit still modified) to North American television audiences without harsh censoring for violence and mature themes.^ A Sci-Fi action anime in the American-comic/space opera style.

^ Posted by Lisa on August 31, 2007 in Anime .

^ Just as the prequel focused on their anime throughout, Purezza would have worked had they focused on their anime that was presented in the first episode and revolved its theme around that idea.
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With the advent of DVD, it became possible to include multiple language tracks into a simple product. .This was not the case with VHS cassette, in which separate VHS media were used and with each VHS cassette priced the same as a single DVD. The "light touch" approach also applies to DVD releases as they often include both the dubbed audio and the original Japanese audio with subtitles, typically unedited.^ You can check the DVD/VHS release info at Amazon.com , AnimeNation , Anime on DVD , Right Stuf and so on.

.Anime edited for television is usually released on DVD "uncut", with all scenes intact.^ You can check the DVD/VHS release info at Amazon.com , AnimeNation , Anime on DVD , Right Stuf and so on.

TV networks regularly broadcast anime programming. .In Japan, major national TV networks, such as TV Tokyo broadcast anime regularly.^ The TV anime series is based on the original manga (graphic novel) by Takao Aoki, and produced by the collaboration between South Korea and Japan.

^ The first TV anime series directed by Satoshi Kon, the director of the movies, 'Perfect Blue' , 'Millennium Actress' and 'Tokyo Godfathers' .

^ In Japan, this film was premiered on pay-TV of digital satellite broadcasting 'SKY PerfecTV!' in 2006 and then released on DVD. Not released in theaters, but its quality is as good as theatrical films.

Smaller regional stations broadcast anime under the UHF. .In the United States, cable TV channels such as Cartoon Network, Disney, Syfy, and others dedicate some of their timeslots to anime.^ There were some professional volleyball players (Italian Francesca Piccinini and others) who started playing volleyball under the influence of this anime.

^ Released in the United States by Fox, the license for this title will soon expire and the distribution rights transfer to Disney at which point it may be unavailable for some time.
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^ New TV Shows Comedy Drama Sci-Fi Cartoons Anime Reality TV What's New .
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Some, such as the Anime Network and the FUNimation Channel, specifically show anime. .Sony-based Animax and Disney's Jetix channel broadcast anime within many countries in the world.^ The martial-arts action anime series aired in 42 countries in the world.

AnimeCentral solely broadcasts anime in the UK.
.Although it violates copyright laws in many countries, some fans add subtitles to anime on their own.^ This TV series has been highly appreciated by many anime/original game fans for its extremely superior quality of animation/direction and its story faithful to the original game.

^ Often compared to the works of Alfred Hitchcock this anime has scenes which some fans find disturbing, something which was intended by the director.
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These are distributed as fansubs. The ethical implications of producing, distributing, or watching fansubs are topics of much controversy even when fansub groups do not profit from their activities. .Once the series has been licensed outside of Japan, fansub groups often cease distribution of their work.^ This is a series of stories about the Knight Sabers a mercenary group often fighting against an unscrupulous multi-national corporation and its partially biological Boomers.
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^ Genius Party, the much-anticipated series of short mangas produced by animation group Studio 4°C, debuts in Japan on July 7th.

.In one case, Media Factory Incorporated requested that no fansubs of their material be made, which was respected by the fansub community.^ Fansub groups independently release their own material, we have no connections with any of them.
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[47] .In another instance, Bandai specifically thanked fansubbers for their role in helping to make The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya popular in the English speaking world.^ Order Blue Submarine No.6 from The Right Stuf BubbleGum Crisis - OVA series A series that has been popular with English speaking fans for many years.
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^ Add The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya to My TV Show Schedule - Watch Online Subscribe .
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^ The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya .
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The Internet has played a significant role in the exposure of anime beyond Japan. Prior to the 1990s, anime had limited exposure beyond Japan's borders. Coincidentally, as the popularity of the Internet grew, so did interest in anime. Much of the fandom of anime grew through the Internet. The combination of internet communities and increasing amounts of anime material, from video to images, helped spur the growth of fandom.[49] As the Internet gained more widespread use, Internet advertising revenues grew from 1.6 billion yen to over 180 billion yen between 1995 and 2005.[50]

Influence on world culture

.Anime has become commercially profitable in western countries, as early commercially successful western adaptations of anime, such as Astro Boy, have revealed.^ R Ranma 1/2 (TV series, OVA series and Movies) The third and most successful anime series adaptation of a Takahashi Rumiko manga series.
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[51] .The phenomenal success of Nintendo's multi-billion dollar Pokémon franchise[52] was helped greatly by the spin-off anime series that, first broadcast in the late 1990s, is still running worldwide to this day.^ A derivative spin-off from the Tenchi Muyo series.

^ The first TV anime series directed by Satoshi Kon, the director of the movies, 'Perfect Blue' , 'Millennium Actress' and 'Tokyo Godfathers' .

^ Only the first series was created as a black-and-white anime.

In doing so, anime has made significant impacts upon Western culture. .Since the 19th century, many Westerners have expressed a particular interest towards Japan.^ A nostalgic, magical and Japanese-style fantasy set in Japan in fictional times, like between the Edo and Meiji Periods (around the 19th century).

^ Cultural Details : Set in mid 19th century Kyoto, many details relating to political forces of the time.
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.Anime dramatically exposed more Westerners to the culture of Japan.^ The animation produced by Studio DEEN. In Japan the original manga version is more famous than the anime version.

Aside from anime, other facets of Japanese culture increased in popularity.[53] Worldwide, the number of people studying Japanese increased. In 1984, the Japanese Language Proficiency Test was devised to meet increasing demand.[54] .Anime-influenced animation refers to non-Japanese works of animation that emulate the visual style of anime.^ One of the masterpieces of 'World Masterpieces Theater' (children's anime based on literary works) series produced by Nippon Animation.

[55] .Most of these works are created by studios in the United States, Europe, and non-Japanese Asia; and they generally incorporate stylizations, methods, and gags described in anime physics, as in the case of Avatar: The Last Airbender.^ Each creator, studio or broadcaster entry is linked to their section in the Anime News Network Encyclopedia.
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^ The most important and controversial anime work in the 1990s.

.Often, production crews either are fans of anime or are required to view anime.^ Often compared to the works of Alfred Hitchcock this anime has scenes which some fans find disturbing, something which was intended by the director.
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[56] .Some creators cite anime as a source of inspiration with their own series.^ Only the first series was created as a black-and-white anime.

[57][58] .Furthermore, a French production team for Ōban Star-Racers moved to Tokyo to collaborate with a Japanese production team from Hal Film Maker.^ The animation produced by Hal Film Maker.

^ Hal Film Maker .
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[59] Critics and the general anime fanbase do not consider them as anime.[60]
.Some American animated television-series have singled out anime styling with satirical intent, for example South Park (with "Chinpokomon" and with "Good Times with Weapons").^ A Sci-Fi action anime in the American-comic/space opera style.

^ This medley of awkward moments in boys love comics features several man-on-man anime couples who are about to make out for the first time.

^ The TV anime series is based on the original manga (graphic novel) by Takao Aoki, and produced by the collaboration between South Korea and Japan.

South Park has a notable drawing style, itself parodied in "Brittle Bullet", the fifth episode of the anime FLCL, released several months after "Chinpokomon" aired. .This intent on satirizing anime is the springboard for the basic premise of Kappa Mikey, a Nicktoons Network original cartoon.^ The storyline is basically faithful to the original manga vesion, but there are also lots of the anime original episodes not in the manga vesion.

.Even clichés normally found in anime are parodied in some series, such as Perfect Hair Forever.^ The first TV anime series directed by Satoshi Kon, the director of the movies, 'Perfect Blue' , 'Millennium Actress' and 'Tokyo Godfathers' .

.Anime conventions began to appear in the early 1990s, during the Anime boom, starting with Anime Expo, Animethon, Otakon, and JACON.^ Can be interpreted as a self-parody of Sekai-kei (a vague genre of manga/anime/novel that appeared after the boom of the anime 'Neon Genesis Evangelion'.

Currently anime conventions are held annually in various cities across the Americas, Asia, and Europe.[61] .Many attendees participate in cosplay, where they dress up as anime characters.^ The groom dressed up as the protagonist Amuro, and the director of the anime series even showed up to give them a special plaque.

Also, guests from Japan ranging from artists, directors, and music groups are invited. .In addition to anime conventions, anime clubs have become prevalent in colleges, high schools, and community centers as a way to publicly exhibit anime as well as broadening Japanese cultural understanding.^ The leading character, Haruhi Suzumiya is a good-looking high school girl who is excellent in schoolwork and sports, but she is also an eccentric girl with self-centered character and overbearing attitude.

^ The leading characters are Ataru Moroboshi (a high-school boy and woman chaser) and Lum (an alien girl like 'Oni', the Japanese demon).

^ The story of a girl named Kozue Ayuhara, who transferred from Tokyo to the junior high school of the Fujimi Academy in Shizuoka Pref, and joined the volleyball club.

[62]

Anime and American audiences

.The Japanese term otaku is used in America as a term for anime fans, more particularly the obsessive ones.^ The latter one (episode 14-26) is more child-oriented and has many original episodes for anime version only.

^ The starting point of 'Otaku-ish' anime since the 1980s (anime of the anime fans, by the anime fans, for the anime fans).

The negative connotations associated with the word in Japan have disappeared in its American context, where it instead connotes the pride of the fans. Only in the recent decade or so has there been a more casual viewership outside the devoted otaku fan base, which can be attributed highly to technological advances. .Also, shows like Pokémon and Dragon Ball Z provided a pivotal introduction of anime's conventions, animation methods, and Shinto influences to many American children.^ Dragon Ball Kai - upcoming anime series that is set to be an HD Remaster and Recut of Dragon Ball Z .
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.Ancient Japanese myths – often deriving from the animistic nature worship of Shinto – have influenced anime greatly, but most American audiences not accustomed to anime know very little of these foreign texts and customs.^ Yutto is watching an anime on TV, he gets a text message from his friend saying that the anime was on, and Yutto makes a little comment and throws his phone onto his bed.
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For example, an average American viewing the live-action TV show Hercules will be no stranger to the Greek myths and legends it is based on, while the same person watching the show Tenchi Muyo! might not understand that the pleated ropes wrapped around the "space trees" are influenced by the ancient legend of Amaterasu and Susano.[63]

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See also anime

German

Anime

Pronunciation

Noun

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  1. anime (Animated works that originated in Japan)
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Please also see
Anime in the German Wiktionary. This notice will be removed when the entry is checked. (more information) September 2009

Simple English

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Wikipe-tan, an anime character.

Anime is Japanese for "Animation", or cartoons. In some places, the term anime refers to Japanese Animation or Animation similar in style to Japanese Animation. But in Japan, anime means all animation in general. This article is about Japanese animation.

Some anime is drawn by hand, but anime can also be made with computers. There are many types of anime; you can find anime about sports, magic, or romance. These are just some examples. Anime is shown on television, on DVD and VHS, and is used in computer and video games. Also, some anime cartoons are just movies, but they have cartoon characters and animation instead of real people and places. Anime is often based on Japanese comics that are called manga and graphic novels. Sometimes live action (not animation) movies and television series are based on an anime.

The history of anime begins around 1900, when Japanese filmmakers tried ways of animation that came from France, Germany, United States and Russia.

The filmmakers in Japan did not have a lot of money to make their movies and not a lot of places where they could film their movies. The people that the filmmakers could use as actors in their movies was also a problem for making Japanese movies. Japanese people look different from people in other places in the world, and it was hard for filmmakers to make a movie about places other than Japan with Japanese actors. Movie makers liked animation because then they could have animator draw other places and people that could not be filmed in a normal movie, and the animators could be very creative with the cartoons they made.

During the 1970s, more and more people started to like manga. At the same time, manga were used as the starting point to make anime with the same characters and stories. Animators would take the drawings done by a manga artist and the stories the manga artist wrote, and turn them into the stories and characters of a similar anime. At that time Osamu Tezuka became very popular. Now he is called a "legend" and the "god of manga". Tezuka and other pioneers of anime made a lot of types of stories and styles that are common to anime today. The giant robot genre (known as "mecha" outside Japan) began with manga and anime from Tezuka's ideas. Robot anime like Gundam and Macross became classics in the 1980s. Today, the robot genre is still very popular in Japan and worldwide. In the 1980s, anime became very popular in Japan, and saw an increase in production. (Manga is much more popular than anime in Japan). There are a lot of different kinds of anime that many different kinds of people like besides Mecha, and there are types of anime based on the age of the people who might like it or the subject of the anime.

Very popular stories in anime and manga are often translated into other languages, and the words used in the anime or manga will be put into another language where they mean the same thing. That way, people who live outside of Japan and who do not understand Japanese (the language used for dialogue in anime and manga in Japan) can also understand the stories. If a manga or anime is not translated by a company in another country, sometimes people in that country will translate the story to share with other people for free before a company translates it for the general public.

Types of anime

Topics

  • Romance (Anime about people falling in love. Romance anime is usually written for girls, though there are some romance anime that are meant for boys.)
  • Comedy
  • Ecchi
  • Mecha (Anime about robots, usually ones big enough for people to sit inside them and control them like people drive cars. Mecha anime often have wars where the robots are used to fight between countries like tank and plane are used today.
  • Lolicon
  • Shotacon
  • Yaoi or shounen-ai (Anime about boys who are in love with other boys.)
  • Yuri or shojo-ai (Anime about girls who are in love with other girls.)
  • Drama
  • Supernatural (Anime about witches, magic, ghosts, or other things that we do not normally see in everyday life)

In the late 1980s, lots of people in countries other than Japan started to like anime too. In the United States, giant robot anime became popular. In Europe, anime for children became popular. Today, many different kinds of anime are popular all around the world.

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