Saturday, May 27, 2017

Anime (Animeid)

What is Anime (Animeid) ?
Anime (Animeid)  is initially an abbreviation of the term "animation"  and defines Japanese cartoon films of a certain kind, especially in western countries. In Japan, on the other hand, the term "anime" stands for all types of cartoon films. It does not matter whether they were actually produced in Japan or imported only.

The Japan wave has long since reached our continent and everyone has already a fixed picture on the subject of Anime (Animeid) or even J-Culture in the head. But not every picture is right! Here you can find a little insight into the artful and exciting world of Japanese animation culture (Anime).

As mentioned above, anime is particularly due to their image language. High-powered heads are used to present moments of greatest embarrassment, someone is particularly angry, often increases his body size. Welding drops in the temples often show embarrassment and so on and so on.

But this type of clear language is used only in Anime (Animeid) which appeals to a younger audience (Pokemon, Digimon, Hamtaro, etc.).

Anime (Animeid) for the older audience such as Armitage III, X (film and series), Akira and Princess Mononoke completely abandon such an image language to get close to reality in their own way. Such films are nothing to be desired by Hollywood productions in quality and excitement!
Anime (Animeid)

Anime is an integral part of the Japanese cultural heritage. The meaning of the Anime (Animeid) in Japan can be seen in the fact that the three (until 2003) most successful cinema films in Japan are anime: Mononoke Hime (Princess Mononoke, Princess Mononoke), Pokémon: The film and Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi (English: Spirited Away, Chihiro's journey into the magic land).

About the oversized eyes that are so typical of most anime, there are various rumors. Many say that in Japan they are regarded as a beauty ideals, others say that this is simply a character style that has prevailed. Finally, the typical anime originates historically from the manga, i. The Japanese comic strip.

Meaning of Anime (Animeid) in Japan

Anime has been an integral part of the Japanese cultural heritage since its advent in the 1960s. Not for nothing are three of the most successful Kinofilme in Japan Animes! "Mononoke Hime", "Pokémon: The Movie" and "Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi" (English: "Spirited Away" "Chihiro's journey into the magic land") were as successful as "Titanic" or "Terminator" in Western countries in Japan. The last mentioned title even won an Oscar in the category "Best Animated Feature" in 2003 and absolutely deserved!

Pornographic anime ("Hentai"), contrary to the unfortunately very widespread opinion in western countries, only a tiny part of the Japanese buying video market out, in the cinema they are not shown in Japan even at all. The actual proportion of such bizarre sex anime is even only 5 percent. If you now consider how many German productions fall into the range erotic to porn, one should think of such prejudices rather once.

Movies, series, OVA?
Most series have 13, 26 or 52 episodes. This means that a broadcasting period of a quarter, half or full year can be covered with a weekly broadcast on the TV. Another difference to Western productions is also that anime series are not produced as "endless series", but always pursue an action that ends at some point, although especially manga filming often come to far more than 100 episodes!

There are of course also large-scale cinema films (as described above also very successful) and the so-called "original video animation", in short "OVA". These are productions, which were made especially for the purchase video and DVD market. The target group are usually young adults, therefore the contents are usually provided with a lot of fanservice (Merchandise etc.).

Anime (Animeid) & Manga?

Animes and mangas have been closely linked since their origin. Many films and series are based on successful manga (for example "Akira", "Ghost in the Shell", "Rurouni Kenshin"). However, there is often the opposite case, where a manga has been drawn (for example, "Neon Genesis Evangelion", "Tenchi Muyo!") After a very successful film or an OVA or series.

Sometimes the manga is not redrawn, but composed of individual images of the Anime (Animeid) and speech bubbles, which is called "Anime (Animeid)comic" (for example, "Oh! My Goddess" or "Card Captor Sakura").
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