By in Anime

Here's What I Know About Anime, and it's not much.

Anime is the second category for me to tackle as I work my way through the list of categories that I haven't written in before. I was quite the fan for Anime for a few months during my Freshman year in highschool. I don't have anything against it these days, just haven't focused on it in quite some time.

I used to read my fair share of Anime, and Manga. I appreciated the story telling and the illustrations because they are a form of art. It was very popular with the "nerds" at my highschool but fairly shortly after I left highschool being nerdy became another one of the norms. I personally didn't really care that it was nerdy, or at least considered so when I was reading it, all I cared about was that I liked it.

I can only name one title off the top of my head, and that is Cowboy BeBop, I think that's spelled right, one of you out there is bound to know what I'm talking about. I even learned how to draw in Anime style during art classes, I was fairly good at it- but then other interests replaced it.

I watched Spirited Away too, but I'm not sure that can be considered a Anime film. Hmmm.

As you can tell, I am by no means well versed in the Anime world.

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MegL wrote on September 4, 2015, 1:05 PM

Spirited Away is one of my favourite anime films. It comes from Studio Ghibli, which has made a LOT of anime films, most of which I have enjoyed very much.

lexiconlover wrote on September 4, 2015, 1:15 PM

I wasn't entirely sure that was considered anime, I'm glad to know I was right in my guess.

chrisandmark wrote on September 4, 2015, 4:55 PM

All I can add is that my teens love anime - loving the idea of posting through the categories, I may give it a try!

DWDavisRSL wrote on September 4, 2015, 5:56 PM

Anime is not something I have found an interest in. Maybe because it is geared towards the younger generations whose minds are wired so differently from mine. I do think some of the artwork that goes into it is spectacular.

Feisty56 wrote on September 4, 2015, 7:11 PM

I once wanted to post in each of the categories, but became stuck right here on "Anime." I've seen bits and pieces of various anime programs, but really only when I scroll through the channels.

Paulie wrote on September 5, 2015, 4:05 AM

You know more about Anime than me. Where did it originate? Was it in Japan?

Sailorchronos wrote on September 5, 2015, 11:52 AM

Anime, for uninitiated, is otherwise known as animation that originated in Japan. Early attempts to bring it to America in the 1970s and 1980s caused it to be heavily edited because of the mistaken belief that "it's animated, therefore it must be for children". Not at all. Even today, many series are "adapted" for younger audiences. Changes can range from turning cigarettes into lollipops, to dialogue changes, to outright removal of scenes that contain graphic violence or nudity. Even a relatively tame show like Sailor Moon had the girls' breast lines erased during the transformation sequences.

That said, like any show there's good and there's not-so-good. Anything by Studio Ghibli is considered the cream of the crop. One of my other favourites is CLAMP.

markgraham wrote on September 29, 2015, 11:21 AM

I thought this was a psychological area as well. Kind of like the Ying and Yang. I don't know.