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When did cold opens start becoming popular in anime?

Some shows do it this way and others do it that way. Seems it was a gradual process between the late 1990s and early 2000s that slowly favored cold openings. 1999 - Great Teacher Onizuka - First ...
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Which was the first anime to feature Dragonoids?

Dragonoid is a pretty utilitarian term, it's made up of the word dragon with the suffix -oid which means "like" or "resembling" (think humanoid/anthropoid which both mean non-human ...
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What is the difference between "weeb", "weeaboo", and "otaku"?

Otaku was first. It was just the goofy way to call yourself an anime fan in the west. In Japan otaku originally had the same vibe as geek/nerd and wasn't tied to anime at all. There was even a ...
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When & where did the unnatural hair color aka "You gotta have blue hair trope" originate?

Urusei Yatsura had characters with weird hair colors as far back as 1981 and is generally the originator of a lot of things that make anime anime. But then three years earlier Uchuu Kaizoku Captain ...
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