Bookkid900 of the USAAnime is basically any Japanese animation. Unlike the popular cartoons of the west such as Futurama or The Simpsons, anime differs in a multitude of ways. First off, the audio is in Japanese which can be a big barrier to most people but there are also English dubs which come out after a year or more. These dubs are not guaranteed nor are they consistent in quality. Secondly, the art style is extremely varied from the surrealistic alternate dimensions of Madoka Magica to the extremely realistic such as in the movie 5 Centimeters Per Second. Not only is the art style varied, but so are the stories for you can go from having a story about seven heroes throughout time duke it out for the wish granting Holy Grail as in Fate/Zero and Fate/Stay Night to the shows about an afternoon light music club known as K-ON. You may have seen anime before without even realizing it too such as in Pokemon, Dragon Ball and its subsequent sequels/alternate stories to the movies such as Spirited Away or Totoro. If you have any questions regarding anime or even wanting some suggestions, please do not hesitate to ask.
Posted on 04.19.2014
2s112709 of the United Kingdom wrote:My take is anime are Japanese animated productions usually featuring hand-drawn or computer animation. The word is the abbreviated pronunciation of "animation" in Japanese, where this term references all animation; the term may ultimately derive from the French dessin anime', referring to an animated picture. In other languages, the term is defined as animation from Japan or as a Japanese-disseminated animation style often characterized by colorful graphics, vibrant characters and fantastic themes. Arguably, the stylization approach to the meaning may open up the possibility of anime produced in countries other than Japan. For simplicity, many Westerners strictly view anime as an animation product from Japan.
Posted on 05.03.2014