Manga & Anime - The Ultimate Guide Special Collector's Issue: All The Comic Books TV Shows Movies Video Games & More!
ANIME (PRONOUNCED “AH-NUH-MAY,” OR “AH-NEE-MAY” INJapanese) is likely whatyou’ve heard of, but it all started with manga, the Japanese comic books. The most successful manga often become animated series, known as anime. In these pages, you’ll find everything you need to know to begin your journey into this massive medium. Uncover anime’s origins, dating back to the early 1900s, and its shared history with pioneers of comics, film and animation, including Walt Disney and Osamu Tezuka. Pick up on all the terminology, lingo, popular characters, classic series and hit franchises. And discover howthis medium has influenced other media, artists and audiences from Brazil to Boston. Art style defines anime more than anything else: Think of the big eyes, unrealistic hairstyles and distinct facial expressions. When characters duke it out, white lines often appear behind them, as if they just warped through space. A multibillion-dollar industry and one of Japan’s biggest cultural exports, the medium’s influence can be seen almost everywhere. It has created dozens of globally recognized characters, including Pikachu, Goku, Totoro and Naruto. Anime films are often found among the nominees for animation Academy Awards. And major streaming networks like Netflix, Hulu and HBO Max are heavily invested in the genre.With the ultimate primer on everything anime, you’ll go Super Saiyan in no time!