Questions tagged [manga-history]

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What is the first ever produced anime and manga?

What is the first anime ever produced in Japan? And what is the first anime film and first anime series produced? I heard that it was Astro Boy, is that true? And what is the first ever manga ...
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Why are manga black and white?

This question triggered my curiosity for this question. Why most of manga are black and white? Is this because of more cost if they add colors to it?
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Origins of the nose-bleed in anime/manga

In a similar spirit to my previous question, I wonder who was the first artist to feature a nose-bleed when thinking, shall we say, "provocative thoughts"? Did it become popularized in anime/manga ...
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What defines the art-style of Japanese manga?

Even though manga has lots of different art styles we still have an idea that certain styles are "manga style" and other ones aren't. What is it about an art style that lets us know it's manga style? ...
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Whats the origin of Harem genre

Harem is genre in Anime and Manga involving a Male protagonist surrounded by girls who have feelings for him Harem is a popular genre in the anime/manga industry but what are the origins of how it ...
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Are anime that are not based on manga common?

Has there ever been an anime that was not based on a manga? I notice that most if not all were actually mangas before they were turned into a TV series. Is it common for an anime to be created ...
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Who started the format 18-36 pages in weekly and 36-60 pages in monthly manga magazine?

There are a bunch of manga magazines like: Weekly Weekly Shonen Jump Weekly Shonen Sunday Weekly Shonen Magazine and many more Monthly Monthly Urasunday Ultra Jump and many more There is a ...
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What was the first manga in color?

I know that there are mangas printed in color as opposed to black and white. One example of this is Colorful by Torajirō Kishi, which is the only one that I know of. What was the first manga that was ...
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What were the first anime and manga based on real idols?

AKB0048 (anime) and AKB49 (manga) are based on popular Japanese idol group AKB48. What were the first manga and anime based on real idols instead of fictional characters?
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Rather then a company published manga, can a self-published manga become an adapted anime?

Did it ever happen before when self-published mangas become adapted into an anime without having mangas published by companies?
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What was the first manga magazine?

What was the first manga magazine? And what manga are published in there? I'm curious about this, I'm only familiar with Shonen Jump and it published in Japan by Shueisha from 1970 I was wondering if ...
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Which might be the first anime and manga “time loop” type

In a few anime and manga the protagonist or entire group are stuck in certain time event can't make time move forward. I mean whatever the protagonist does, the day is always September 2 all the time. ...