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March 14, 2015 BLOG 2

I'm going to try to write about every subject in the list. Now, it's about anime. I'll admit that I don't know very much about anime other than it is a Japanese cartoon art form where the characters have a distinct look. Several of my students enjoy the type of artwork. They like to sketch the characters and read graphic novels drawn in anime. I can't exactly remember when the type of art became popular, but I know that it's been many years. I wonder what it is about certain types of popular culture that become, well, so popular. I believe that there are even television shows that are anime. I think if I found some articles about anime, the kids would like them. Well, obviously, I need to do some research on this topic before I decide to tackle it in a blog.

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lookatdesktop wrote on March 14, 2015, 9:52 PM

You have my attention. I really don't know much about Anime but as far as Japanese art is concerned I have seen some of the most wondrous artwork done by Japanese artists and I think Pokemon is of Japanese origin as well as the famous cartoon, Speed Racer. If you get a chance let me see a picture of ANIME in one of your future posts.

scheng1 wrote on March 15, 2015, 4:25 AM

This just shows that we are ages away from our childhood.

FreyaYuki wrote on March 15, 2015, 1:36 PM

There are lots of interesting anime with great story lines and plots. Some of them have exceptional art too.

ChickJ wrote on March 15, 2015, 2:47 PM

Like all types of art, there are great, so-so and bad in every category. You have to find the ones that appeal to you. And anime field is huge.

valmnz wrote on March 15, 2015, 3:23 PM

When I decided I might write in every category, this is one I knew would really stump me. Yes, the kids at school will love it - you should challenge them to write your article for you!

paigea wrote on March 17, 2015, 9:37 PM

I want to write a post for every category. This catogory was very tough for me as well. lol

ScarletRose wrote on March 17, 2015, 11:25 PM

My boys grew up on anime .from games to DVDs to poster, seems I was always buying them something anime and the all grew up to perdue interests in the arts.

AliCanary wrote on March 18, 2015, 10:15 PM

Actually, "anime" just means "animation" (a lot of Japanese words that are borrowed from English are in a shortened form, like "daiya" for "diamond", or "terebi" for "television"). It's not the name of a particular style, although it is usually done in a similar style to manga (MAHN-ga), which is what those graphic novels are called. It's just to distinguish the animated cartoons from the printed ones, the same way we do. Some manga artists (such as Sanpei Shirato, for one) don't follow the conventional giant-eyes-teeny-mouth-artfully-touseld-hair style of drawing people, but most do.

CoralLevang wrote on July 26, 2015, 9:44 AM

I do not know much of Anime, but I recognize the artform, with the big eyes. There is something "sweet" about them, even though they could be rather Ninja-like. Did you learn more from your students?