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Basics of Anime

I've seen some posts about people doing the category challenge and saying they would like to know more about anime. However, anime has the common misconception of "they are japanese cartoons, and therefore must be for kids".

I would like to start by dispelling that misconception. Anime is like TV in general. There are the cutesy cartoons that are meant for kids. There are the drama shows, the romance series, the action/adventure types. Then there are the violent shows (some gory, some just bloody), the psychological thrillers, and other more adult content.

I would encourage anyone to try it out, as there is so much variety that, unless someone dislikes animation itself, there is bound to be something there to catch someone's attention. However, the opposite is also true. There is bound to be something that will make you never want to speak of it again. So if you decide to watch a series, look it up first to see what genres are associated with it.

I will be making a few more posts on the subject, along with some suggestions (and descriptions so if you decide to start watching, you'll know what you are getting into).

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cmoneyspinner wrote on March 17, 2015, 8:09 PM

Anime is addictive.

trufflehunter wrote on March 17, 2015, 9:13 PM

I too disagree that anime is for kids. Some are downright adults only!

MelissaE wrote on March 17, 2015, 9:18 PM

I have a student who likes something called FAIRYTALE. She did a presentation on it.

LadyLeaf wrote on March 18, 2015, 7:27 AM

I actually enjoy Fairy Tail greatly. It's one of the series me and my husband are following at the moment. It became a lot more than just "good guys vs bad guys" as you learn why some of them turned out the way they did. I hope the presentation was good!

LadyLeaf wrote on March 18, 2015, 7:29 AM

Some are, yes, but some are fine for kids. I grew up on Pokemon, Digimon, Sailor Moon and a few more. It's the overall generalization that can be dangerous though.

agvulpes wrote on March 18, 2015, 7:42 AM

Thanks for the tips about Anime I am just starting to appreciate the art form :)

LeaPea2417 wrote on March 18, 2015, 11:20 AM

I just may look more into it and see what looks interesting and give it a try.

FreyaYuki wrote on March 18, 2015, 12:12 PM

I completely agree. Am an anime fan too and there are so many different kinds and genres out there so it's not all just for children. It caters to everyone, people of all ages.

WritingLover wrote on April 20, 2015, 5:23 PM

I used to think that Anime was for children also, how wrong I was!

iwrite28 wrote on April 25, 2015, 6:38 AM

Is anime just animated movies/serial with a typical style of drawing?

DanieGirl8587 wrote on May 22, 2015, 10:42 AM

I adore anime! I own so many different ones from many different genres. I started with Sailor Moon and DBZ and worked my way up. Great article!

CoralLevang wrote on July 26, 2015, 9:47 AM

I would imagine that this, like any other genre, has its good and bad.