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The First Anime Astroboy's Claim to Fame Astroboy (1963) is often thought to be the "first anime", but that's false. It does merit some firsts though: it was the first anime to be broadcast overseas, and also the first anime that was broadcast regularly that lasted a full TV slot's duration. What Astroboy isn't, and the real 'first anime' The first ...


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Some Notes Before Reading This is an imaginary course that I have created. I think it gives a broad enough overview of the subject for a single term, but I think it could be extended easily to a two term course if a more in-depth knowledge was required. I'm assuming 1 hour lectures twice a week, enough time in seminars to do full screenings, and a ...


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Let's take a quick sample of full-length non-children's anime that began airing during the current season (Winter 2014) and see which are based on manga. Based on a manga: D-Frag; Engaged to the Unidentified; Hoozuki no Reitetsu; Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha; Maken-ki 2; Nisekoi; Nobunagun; Noragami; Saki Zenkoku-hen; Sakura Trick; Seitokai Yakuindomo 2; Silver ...


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The history of Japanese hentai manga is very, very old. For example, The Dream of the Fisherman's Wife (NSFW) was drawn in 1814. The work is also known as the earliest tentacle erotica. In 1722, the government created a law to ban hentai manga. This means hentai manga had already been known in public. For Japanese hentai anime, Wikipedia entry says Suzumi-...


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Of course, North Korea is pretty secretive so not much information is out there in the open - but I did contact the owner of this North Korean manhwa collection and he gave me some insight of his own. You'll see that "Blizzard" is clearly for an older readership than the others, but most of them are aimed at children. There are also manhwa explicitly used ...


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Sorry, this is not manga, but I'd like to mention The Idolmaster. The original game of The Idolmaster is an arcade game about producing girls as idols. However, the first anime series Idolmaster: Xenoglossia is a robot anime. Girls ride big robots named "IDOL". EDIT: Added some background of my understanding. Mushi Production Mushi Production is one of ...


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Briefly: manhwa is the Korean reading of the word 漫画, while manga is the Japanese reading.1 In their respective languages, both words basically mean the same thing - "comics". In English, we use the Korean reading manhwa to refer to Korean comics, and the Japanese reading manga to refer to Japanese comics. Why do we have different words for these ...


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As an artist, I can say that coloring with high quality really requires a LOT of time and effort even for anime art styles. It is nothing like a coloring book, because you really have to make it perfect or near-perfect for a public audience, and you also have to do shading and highlights (for most styles). So, coloring is generally reserved for finer ...


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Isekai: The genre that took over modern anime is a video by Gigguk that, while amusing, also covers a lot of the actual history. Essentially, the idea of being pulled into another world is at least as old as "Alice in Wonderland" (although you could probably find some proto-isekai in works like Dante's Inferno or even folk tales of the land of Faerie). What'...


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The first anime or manga to have all the elements of the harem genre is Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki (OVA anime: 1992). It has multiple female characters pursuing the same male lead, a constant presence in his life, in this case living with him in the same house. Like most examples of this genre the main character acquired his harem accidentally and doesn't ...


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As Beska notes in useful comments at the related question Does the “bloody nose” trope necessarily imply a sexual situation?, I think it steps around the question: whether there is a difference between what is understood in normal Japanese society vs anime. and However, when I mentioned this to a Japanese person (someone who was not a big anime ...


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Looking at a WARNING! TvTropes WARNING! One thing is clear, this kind of running is an exageration. So you will not probably find examples in real world. But what is it exageration of? That character is female and that she is a ditz. In proper "girly run" arms are close to body and move in controlled way. This (supposedly) allows control of bouncing breasts....


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(This was originally going to be a comment, but I'm going to go ahead and make this an answer and explain why I'm not sure it is possible to effectively answer this question. I could well be convinced otherwise, though!) Unlike obscenity, you don't know (old) iyashikei when you see it So, here's the problem, as I see it. iyashikei is one of those things ...


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For What is the relationship of the Yin-yang to the 5 Chakra nature elements? Base from here: Yin relates to one's spiritual energy and Yang relates to one's physical energy and it's necessary to utilise both of these in order to mould chakra for ninjutsu. According to Yamato, the manipulation of Yin and Yang is the source of non-elemental techniques such ...


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Ha ha ha ha ha OH YES. China: Death Note, Code Geass (temporarily), Blood-C, Psycho-Pass, Attack on Titan, Deadman Wonderland and more and anything with yaoi content France: Temporarily banned Kinnikuman for having a heroic character that wore a swastika Iran: Basically everything is banned unless the Ministry of Islamic Culture approves it (unlikely to ...


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Japan makes the world's manga because, manga is, by English-language definitions, Japanese​. In reference to manga published in the United States, Wikipedia states: [T]he original parent loan word, manga, is still used by publishers such as Tokyopop, Harper Collins, and various small presses as a blanket term for all of their bound graphic novels—without ...


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The concept of Big 3 is really vague. Some say it's just a made up word for the current popular manga in the West, which is One Piece, Naruto and Bleach during the early 2000s. At the same time, online streaming is getting popular around that time, mainly Youtube and Crunchyroll for anime, and also the internet is booming at the same time (stocks of dotcoms, ...


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The series mentioned by senshin in the comments are hard to beat. But here is a new record: Chiisana Koi no Monogatari (小さな恋のものがたり) ran for 52 years, from 1962 to 2014. It was created by Chikako Mitsuhashi and published by Manga Time. A total of 43 were published. Sources: wikipedia and myanimelist. According to the same wikipedia article, the record to ...


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There are a few anime adaptations of doujins and Artist CGs, like Z-Ton's "A Beautiful Greed" and Maron Maron's "Yareruko! Densha Ecchi", both of these are NSFW. Also that short anime "Getsuyoubi no Tawawa" was based on illustrations Himura Kiseki posted on pixiv that later got released as compilations on Comiket, so this is a doujin as well. Those are the ...


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It not generally used in reallife. It is originally come from Japanese Animation & Games, is generally come from games. In real life school ranking mark only A, B, C is credit marks, this will feel not enough for high ranking. In Games, is freely to input A+, A-, B+, B- rank system, but games generally put on SSS, SS, S, A, B, C, D, E, F, make players ...


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You're comparing apples with Ferraris here. Western comics as we consume them place more of an emphasis on the characters themselves as their selling point and charm, which is the chief reason that all three of the series you've mentioned have been told and retold time and again, and all exist in their own universes, with little to no bleed over. Manga as ...


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At least, It should be in National Diet Library. Under Japan's law, all publishers need to submit 1 copy of all of their books and magazines to that library. Some people succeed to read Jump in there, but it's not a normal library. You may need pre-reservation and require security to enter, but you can search their item from their official website.


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I haven't seen firsthand proof that shounen manga are getting more violent, but let's say it's true. It does happen; popular media seem to follow weird cycles where the average level of violence rises steadily for a while, until you get to peak violence, and then there's a violence recession and things calm down for a while. In American film, the major peak ...


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Anime might be produced based from many types of different stuff, not limited to manga, but also other stuff, like light novels. There are also some anime that aren't based on any manga. From my understanding an artist or mangaka creates their comic called manga and it gets published by a major studio if it's deemed worthy. Yes, this is pretty much ...


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I've found you an article that show some graphs about Jump sales, and data about their best selling mangas that I think you'll find useful : source And some date from best selling mangas to help you evaluate those graphs : Saint Seiya (1986 - 1990) Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibouken (1989 - 1996) Hokuto no Ken (1983 - 1988) Slam Dunk (1990 - 1996) ...


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It started at least 2000 years ago with works like Homer's Illiad and Odyessy, and lost works, Hesiod's Theogony, and later, Virgil's Aeneid, among other things. Most notably, the Illiad showcased the seige of Troy, focusing mostly on Achilles's role and his dispute with Agamemnon. The Aeneid focused on Aineas, who fought in the Trojan War, and escaped ...


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There are quite a few manga magazines that started before Shonen Jump. Going off of this list, the earliest published manga magazine was Monthly Manga Shounen (Gekkan Manga Shounen), which started in 1947. There are manga magazine publishing companies that predate 1947, such as Shogakukan, which was founded in 1922; Kodansha, which was formally founded in ...


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I’m not sure whether this pair fully conforms with your request but there is no doubt that these works share the same name but have nothing (not even the genre) connecting them. You may have heard of Kodomo no Jikan, a somewhat controversial anime and manga. Well, AniDB reveals that there is another animation called Kodomo no Jikan — which happens to be a ...


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The uses of crosses is purely stylistic for different reasons, except for the right most one. There's no reason to imply that they (the first two at least) have any set or additional meaning beyond artistic flair. The first one from the left mostly likely pairs symbolism of crosses and vampires. The second one from the left is there to imply a negative. ...


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I'm not sure there is a specific answer to this. As you acknowledge, different artists have different styles. Both Japanese and western books vary from "cartoony" to "realistic". There are cultural differences seen in the art, such as in Japanese media adults often smoke, while in American media, they seldom do -- definitely not in titles geared to children. ...


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