Questions tagged [anime-history]

Questions regarding the history of anime and not for identification requests.

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How important was the invention of blue towards anime?

In the video of Vsauce2 it is mentioned that Prussian blue ... it reinvigorated Japanese wood block painting, which went on to influence manga which led to Japanese animation The phrasing makes ...
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When did cold opens start becoming popular in anime?

In the same spirit as this question about aspect ratios... A cold open is a narrative tactic where instead of showing the opening sequence at the beginning, the show jumps right into the story. I've ...
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When & where did the unnatural hair color aka "You gotta have blue hair trope" originate?

I specifically want to know which manga or anime started the trend, so I can reason from there to the how question, in order to not make general assumptions. There was a time in manga/anime where ...
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What is the origin (or first known work) of this "Reluctant Maou Heiress" trope we see in several contemporary works?

This "Reluctant Demon King (魔王 Maou) Heiress" trope seems to be a subversion of the classic "Hero vs Demons" fantasy genre. The demon king is gone, and the heir to the throne and/or the owner of Maou'...
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Funding and anime diversity

In this video, Digibro argues anime's international appeal is that, whereas Western TV including its animation is designed for financial reasons to meet a target demographic's existing interests, ...
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What was the first anime to be legally streamed online by its original broadcasters?

I remember NieA_7 being streamed legally by the broadcaster's a week after the episode was released and this was like back in 2000ish. But, I am not sure if there were any other anime series before ...
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What "Psychological symptom" makes a person turned on because of very strong people?

In hunter x hunter, Hisoka, who was one of the antagonist villains, has shown a very psychologically weird behavior, especially towards really strong opponents. Hisoka is always looking for stronger ...
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What's the origin of the "accidental boob grab" trope?

I was just wondering where the trope of the protagonist tripping and accidentally groping someone first came from. What's the origin of this trope?
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When did using digital graphics tablets for anime production instead of pencil and paper become widespread?

I know anime studios stopped using cels in the late 90s. But in the beginning after switching to digital, they still used to draw on paper and then scan it into the computer. But nowadays, they mostly ...
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Why did they not have the English voice actors use a Finnish or Finnish-Swedish accent for "Moomin"?

"The Moomins" is a series of books for children made in the 1940s and onward by a Finnish-Swedish female. In 1990, they released a successful animated TV series called "Moomin" ...
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What was the last-starting TV anime to be fully produced using physical cels?

By "last-starting" I mean the anime that began airing and/or production most recently. This Japanese-language article seems to state (as best I see via Google Translate) that Sazae-san was the last ...
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What was the first anime/manga/light novel to accurately represent Japanese school life?

A common theme in a number of anime/manga/light novels is that the cast are students currently going to school. While some titles use this as a backdrop to show how the cast used to have normal lives ...
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Why is adult anime so much less likely than US adult animation to be comedic?

This video explains why US adult animation is almost always comedic. US animation studios transferred their efforts to television in the years following Hollywood's anti-trust case (which meant future ...
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Per-Episode Original Air Dates for Early 1980s Anime (Golion, Dairugger)

I'm looking for a reliable source of information about the original air dates of the individual episodes of two 1980s anime programs: Beast King Golion (百獣王ゴライオン H) and Armored Fleet Dairugger XV (...
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What decides that a anime series gets a sequel or not?

A lot of the anime I've watched are single, double or triple season anime series like Durarara!, Code Geass, Hagure Yuusha no Aesthetica, and Nabari no Ou, just to name a few. But there are also shows ...
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What are the most popular anime in the world based on viewership?

Most lists that I've seen either aren't measuring based on viewership, are not backed by credible sources or even approximations, or are referring to something like MAL, which has obvious flaws. Is ...
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Is there a relation between Kengan Ashura relation to Hindu folklore?

I've watched the anime, and at first I didn't think on the name of the anime. But then I heard of Kiryu Setsuna calling his power Rakshasa palm. The word got stuck on my mind, as I had never heard of ...
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Was the concept of Bishōnen influenced by Hinduism?

On Wikipedia, it states that the origin of Bishōnen is linked to Hindu concepts. [...] it has roots in ancient Japanese literature, the homosocial and homoerotic ideals of the medieval Chinese ...
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What is the difference between "weeb", "weeaboo", and "otaku"?

I would like to know why people would like being called a weeb instead of an otaku and why there is so much drama about "weeb", "weeaboo", and "otaku".