Newest Anime Titles Any Anime Fan Should See 

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Newest Anime Titles That Any Anime Fan Should See

What Is Going On In The World of Anime Today
The genre that is known as anime has quickly exploded. By this, I mean over the past twenty years, anime has grown into an enormous cinematic genre. This is particularly true in Asia and the United States. However, Asian cinema is heavily dominated by anime footage and ideas. Moreover, anime has dominated the entire Asian culture in more ways than one. Today, you can find hundreds of online sites, forums and blogs that are devoted to Read the rest of this entry »

The Most Popular Anime Costumes For Halloween 

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Dressing up as your favorite Anime character is a popular option for many fans. Whether you are interested in the perfect outfit for Halloween, or the chance to cosplay at an expo or other event, finding the best resources and purchase options can be an important concern. Fans with little time or inclination may do better to purchase a costume or outfit that has already been designed or styled after their favorite characters, while other can enjoy more satisfaction from making their own. Whatever your interests, finding the best resources will ensure that you Read the rest of this entry »

The Most Popular Japanese Anime Conventions 

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Known to be the largest annual anime convention in North America, Anime Expo is held as a four-day event in Los Angeles, California, usually scheduled near Independence Day. The convention offers a number of large-scale popular events, including concerts, fashion shows, music video contests, and celebrity guest appearances. The second longest-running anime convention as well, it has grown to collect over one hundred thousand guests each year.

The title holder for the longest-running anime convention belongs to Project A-KON, grounded in Dallas, Texas. A-KON Read the rest of this entry »

Cowboy Bebop – The Great American Anime? 

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When one mulls over the title of “Cowboy Bebop” one probably does not immediately think of a Japanese cartoon or a cultural phenomenon spanning the entire globe – which is exactly what Cowboy Bebop is. When Bebop first came out, Japan didn’t really know what to make of it. Drawing from many different American, hard-boiled noir stories, Cowboy Bebop had a look and a soundtrack that was decidedly western while still maintaining a very strong eastern aesthetic.

Taking place in the future, people fly around in little spaceships and hover cars instead of fancy Camaros and people lock their homes up with robot surveillance systems instead of Security Choice Chicago services. The universe of cowboy Bebop is so large and expansive that everything had to be re-thought and re-tooled to fit within the futuristic setting. A futuristic setting with old-time jazz music, cowboys with hover cars, Japanese culture applied to what were arguably some of the most American characters – Cowboy Bebop’s real claim to fame was the idiosyncrasies that flooded every aspect of the show.

You had wild west showdowns happening on the surface of spinning space stations, you had daring bandit and train robberies happening in deep-space and you had a decidedly American flavored Japanese cartoon that could appeal to everyone.

What Happens At A Japanese Anime Convention 

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Japanese anime conventions are great gathering places for fans of anime, manga, and Japanese video games. Most of these conventions are annually held at convention centers, but a few of them may take place at schools or hotels. There are plenty of things that happen at a Japanese anime convention. One of the most commonly known is guest panels in which famous manga and anime voice actors and distributors. These panels are full of information for fans, discussing new involvements in an anime series or in depth questions about working on a video game or how the voice Read the rest of this entry »

Hayao Miyazaki And His Contribution To Japanese Anime 

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“Hayao Miyazaki And His Contribution To Japanese Anime”

Hayao Miyazaki began his animating career in 1963. He started as an animator at Toei Douga studio before becoming one of Japan’s greatest anime directors. Miyazaki is known for his fantastic ability to draw anime in a way that transcends the realm of cartoon images and using his ability to create a movie idea that usually includes children who fly. He has become a legend not only in Read the rest of this entry »

The Best Anime Series From The 2000′s 

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While there were many standout anime series in the 2000′s, the one that had everything going for it and rose to the cream of the crop would have to be the series Full Metal Alchemist by studio Bones.

Full Metal Alchemist is the tale of two brothers, Edward and Alphonse Elric who are in search of the fabled “Philosopher’s Stone.” The stone is said to have extraordinary powers, and the boys intend to use the stone in order to correct a tragic accident that happened to them after their failed attempt to bring back their departed mother using the mysterious powers of alchemy.

The accident left Alphonse without a body and Edward without a left leg, but Edward in a desperate attempt to save both his brother and himself from a tragic fate, sacrificed his right arm so that he could place Alphonse’s soul into a vessel of armor.

The anime series ran for a full 51 episodes and was written by Sh Aikawa, and directed by Seiji Mizushima. The series was broadcast on TBS, Mainichi Broadcasting System, and Animax in Japan from October 4, 2003 to October 2, 2004.

The series had everything that makes up an excellent anime series including a good mix of characters that you could actually care about, an interesting premise for a story, and of course the series also had some comedic, light hearted moments.

The Best Anime Series From The 1990′s 

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The 90′s saw an influx of great anime. It was the decade where series after series imported to the US and many other countries, resulting in a new generation of followers. There are dozens to choose from, but a few stand out as the best anime of the 90′s.

  • Dragon ball Z

    While it’s production actually spanned 3 decades, the late 90′s saw both Dragon ball and Dragon ball Z dubbed Read the rest of this entry »

The Best New Anime Of 2011 

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The Best New Anime Of 2011

Ao no Exorcist, or Blue Exorcist, is an anime that began airing in late 2010. It is based on a manga by Kazue Kato. The story revolves around a boy named Rin who is the son of Satan and a human woman. Though Satan was hoping to use him as a way to enter the human world, the boy instead becomes an exorcist.

Puella Magi Madoka Magica is a magical girl anime along the lines of Sailor Moon. It revolves around a normal schoolgirl and her friend who are offered one wish by Read the rest of this entry »

The Best Series To Start With When Watching Anime 

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The Japanese abbreviated pronunciation of “Animation” is “Anime”. In English-speaking countries, the term refers to Japanese animated cartoons. Japanese makers started to produce animation in 1917 and many original Japanese cartoons were released during the next four decades. But the characteristic ANIME style got a definite shape in the 1960s. The Anime maker, Osamu Tezuka, was the first to be known outside Japan in the 1980s.

Anime may be on so many topics: Sports, Magic, Romance, Adventure, and any other type of fiction Read the rest of this entry »