Posted By Daniel on October 31, 2011
Who doesn’t know Japanese anime!!! Anime is the abbreviated pronunciation of animation in Japanese, but sometimes changes depending on the context. In the West most especially in the United States anime term has been accepted to describe animation that is produced in Japan. Anime has became increasingly popular that Western animation studios began trying to used some visual stylizations typical anime like exaggerated facial expressions and super deformed versions of characters. Some of these examples are The Batman, Teen Titans, Batman Beyond and Spiderman Unlimited that displayed some characteristics of anime most especially with Batman Beyond. The earliest and oldest Japanese animation known was dated to 1917 where in a two minute clip of a samurai trying to test a new sword on his target only to suffer defeat, and many original Japanese cartoons were produced in the ensuing decades, the characteristic anime style developed in the 1960s and become known outside Japan in the 1980s notably with the work of Osama Tezuka. Anime has a large audience in Japan and recognition all over the world just like manga. Distributors can release this by television broadcasts, directly to video, or theatrically as well as online. During the 1930s animation became an alternative format of storytelling to the live-action industry in Japan, but suffered competition from foreign producers and many animators. The first talkie anime that produced by Masaoka in 1933 was Chikara to Onna no Yo no Naka. And the first feature length animated film was Momotaro’s Divine Sea Warriors that is directed by Seo in 1945 with sponsorship by the Imperial Japanese Navy. The Japanese animators were influenced by the success of The Walt Disney Company’s in 1937 with the feature film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
They say that anime is an art form. As a medium it can emphasize visual styles. With different titles and different artists have their own artistic styles; many stylistic elements have become so common that describe them as definitive of anime in general. The most common form of anime drawings are exaggerated physical features like large eyes, big hair and elongated limbs and dramatically shaped speech bubbles, speed lines and onomatopoeic, exclamatory typography.
The start of the 20th century the history of anime began when Japanese filmmakers experimented with the animation techniques that were being explored in the West. The anime was developed further during the 1970s separating itself from its Western roots and developing distinct genres such as mecha and its Super Robot sub-genre. Typical shows during this period where Lupin III and Mazinger Z. Anime was accepted in the mainstream in Japan in the 1980s and experienced a boom in production. Where in the rise of Gundam, Macross, Real Robot, Dragon Ball and Space Opera set a boom as well. In 1988 the film Akira set a record for the production costs of an anime film and went on to become a success worldwide. And later in 2004 with the same creators produced Steamboy and later took over as the most expensive anime film.
As of today both hand drawn and computer animated anime exist that is used in television series, films, video, video games, commercials and internet based releases and represents most genres of fiction. As the market for anime in Japan increased it also gained popularity in East and Southeast Asia. You can say that anime is currently very popular in many different regions around the world.