The anime craze is nothing new. Japanese animations has been a cultural phenomenon for many decades. Those with long memories may remember many of the classic anime from the 1970s and earlier.
In the 1960s, three anime television series stand out. The King Kong cartoons were designed to cash in on the release of the Toho film King Kong Escapes and the TV series version was a hit with children. Another enormously popular program was Tobor, the 8 Man. Tobor is, of Read the rest of this entry »
We all have our favorite anime series, but which ones truly represent this unique media form? Consider some of these iconic anime that offer a glimpse into the genre.
When you are looking for anime that first introduced anime to the United States, the two that readily come to mind are Sailor Moon and Dragonball Z, followed shortly thereafter by Pokemon.
As the genre got going, the market opened up for Neon Genesis Evangelion, a science fiction story about memory, humanity and grief. This series has gone through multiple reboots and is still being produced today.
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For 50 years, anime has been a rising phenomenon, from what is considered to be the original anime Astro Boy to a time now when we get hundreds of new anime each year. It can be quite hard yo find good ones and even harder to find good anime movies, but in the fan culture of anime, there are two movies that any fan could tell you about in a heartbeat.
Akira helped to popularize anime in 1988 with the concept Read the rest of this entry »
The world of Anime is more popular than ever before. Much of this has to do with all the Japanese animation that has surfaced. A lot of these cartoons and movies are actually fit for a teenage or adult crowd. This is what has driven the popularity of these shows.
They cartoons are popular, but now there is something else that is gaining popularity: the voices behind all of these Anime characters. Voice over work Read the rest of this entry »
Here will talk about Male Voice Actors in the anime industry. The men who breathe life into their characters to make them lovable or who fans love to hate. Here we will discuss some of the more noteworthy examples.
First there is Chris Sabat, who has voiced a great many heroes, sidekicks and villains, usually in the form of big “tough guys”. One the most versatile voice actors in his troupe, he’s voiced a key character in each show he’s done and once voiced several very different sounding characters the Read the rest of this entry »
Many may be confused as to the term Manga. A manga is simply a Japanese form of the American comic book. These stories tend to have an elaborate story line with a purpose, which makes them a little different from the American comic book. The story lines do make them an excellent source for many television series as well as movies.
There are many manga that have been based on an anime. To pick just one is a daunting task at best. One of the better known mangas is Naruto. The characters have become Read the rest of this entry »
The Manga favorite, “Full Metal Alchemist” is about two young boys who have a gift for alchemy (similar to the medieval principal of changing one thing to another) and they loose their mother. They commit a great taboo and pay the price. They then journey to regain what they’ve lost, meeting a cast of characters along the way. The manga follows their relationships, hardships and their journey. Based off of the mange there was a brief 51 English dubbed episode Read the rest of this entry »
Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Tivrusky IV is also known as Radical Edward and Ed of Cowboy Bebop. Hacker and weird girl of the Bebop Ship
Faye Valentine was in a come for a period of time until she awoke. She is a member of the bebop ship and is a bounty hunter along with Spike and Jet.
Julia is Spike’s former girlfriend and was involved in the organized crime world for a while.
Sui Feng of the Bleach series is a Gotei 13 Captain and renown for her Read the rest of this entry »
Anybody who is a fan of anime will definitely know that there are always favorites who have grabbed the attention of male and female viewers and run with it. The following is a list of ten of the sexiest and most popular male characters in the wide world of Anime.
The Anime â€˜Fruit Basketâ€™ features a character that is warm, but slightly cold acting at times, known as Sohma Kyo.
In the hit Anime â€˜Narutoâ€™ the character goes by the name of Uchiha Sasuke, and Read the rest of this entry »
Anime is popular no matter where in the world a person might live due to the fact that it covers such as vast amount of topics and subjects, some humorous, some scary, and some that are quite controversial. However, people who do not watch anime might be a bit confused unless they are guided to the right types of Anime, which is why there are always some shows that a person should be shown before delving into the world of Anime by themselves.
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