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OMICS AND CARTOONS! You like them? But I like
ANIME and MANGA (Japanese comics) better. Why? You
might know that every one of the comics is developed
from anime. So think about why you like the comics.
Because the characters get to do awesome stuff that
nobody can do in real world! And that's exactly the charm
of anime- it's endlessly inventive. Magical powers, talking
animals, stories about a different world. . .Compared to
cartoons, only the characters are more human-like.
Wanna know more about how the evolution happened?
Yeah? Now let’s start at the very beginning, when Osamu
Tezuka started stunning Japan with his amazing
The history of Anime & Manga
The world had changed a lot in the last 33 years. At that time Japan
was still considered a place that copied North America stuff and
produced cheap toys. The destruction caused by the World War II has
not moved far away from people’s everyday life, and the atomic
explosion in Nagasaki and Hiroshima was very fresh memories still.
And then Osamu Tazuka- a great, established manga artist at that
time- bravely told the story of the little robot boy with an atomic heart.
This show did something pretty amazing: Producer Fred Ladd took a
look at it and decided it might actually be popular in North America, but
the show need to look better somehow. Soon American money entered
the project of making-this show-look-better, and Ta-Da! Astro Boy was
born! Sure enough, it did became a hit, and got many Amarican people
to be one the first anime fans. But then the USA broadcasters
complained about the violence in the shows, and characters might die
during the story. Which is not really suitable for kids. The Japanese
tried, but the stories are still not appropriate. As a result, the American
audiences never saw the last episode. So what? You think IT'S OVER?
NOOO?!! (Hint: Even in USA today it's still popular... so watch what
So What Happened Next?
Meanwhile in Japan, anime and manga became more
and more popular. Movies started to appear -which I’m
pretty sure you know Studio Ghibli and all the anime films it
made -and more stories too. Slowly it creeped into other
countries, such as USA, Korea and China (I grew up in
anime, just so you know.). Gradually as the Japanese ones
became more famous, the countries developed their own, like
Superman, Bone, or the Star Stealing Girl.
New anime is nice. But classical,
beloved ones are even better!! So
watch some of the classics from
Japan. Seriously, they are the
(Here're a list of real good ones recommended for you if you don't know what to
A Little List of the Famous Animes!
(Of my favourites & other beloved ones)
-One Piece -Eiichiro Oda
-Attack on Titans -Hajime Isayama
-Shugo Chara -Peach-Pit
-Reborn! -Akira Amano
-Fairy Tail -Hiro Mashima
-Naruto -Masashi Kishimoto
-Dragon Ball -Akira Toriyama
-Kuroko’s Basketball -Tadatoshi Fujimaki
-Bleach -Tite Kubo
-Sailor Moon -Naoko Takeuchi
Speaking of anime, I'm pretty much sure every
one of the image popping up in your head right
now is a human like girl with enormous eyes and
long, silky hair. You are wrong! Even snowflakes
differ from each other, and same is anime. It's
why we're attracted to animes, or watching
different ones will just be TOTALLY boring if they
are with the same style. Now I'll show you some
inquiries about different authors drawing the same
Anime Expos (AX)
Anime Expos are made especially for anime fans. It's a
big event where you can go sell and buy any anime stuff.
You can cosplay, sell your DIY's, or simply be a guest, walk
around and just enjoy. The commom features of a AX are
stores (of course), guest panels, concerts, arcades,
competetions, cosplay contests, workshops, and so much
more! To make you even more excited-there is a Anime
Expo happening this summer in Vancouver!! To know more
about it, the information website is included in the
Ever heard of cosplays? I bet you have.
Cosplays is the short for "costume play". It's when
people in real life dress up as characters in
animes and manga and take pictures of them.
When they were satisfied with their work, they will
post them onto all kinds of social media websites.
This topic in the AX category because- seriouslyan AX is not an AX anymore if there were no
cosplays. Here're some examples of cosplayers
hacing fun at an AX.
So Now You Know Anime
Learn How to Do it? Here
is a Recommandation of a
Book instructing it...
(Well. . .This is more of a cartoon styled
manga instruction book. But sure, it
"If you love Manga, you’ll eat Manga For Dummies,
right up. This step-by-step guide shows you how to
create all of your favorite Manga characters from
rough sketch through final full-color renderings.
You’ll build your skills as you draw animals, mythical
creatures, superheroes, teenagers, and villains—
along with their weapons, cars, and homes. Soon
you’ll be inventing your own characters and placing
them in stylish poses and stirring action scenes.
Before you know it you’ll be knocking out
storyboards and plotlines for you own Manga book.
Find out how to:
-Gear up for drawing with all the right tools and
-Develop the basic skills of Manga figure drawing
-Customize and accessorize your Manga characters
-Design spectacular weapons, gadgets, mechas,
-Create 3-D drawings and give characters motion
-Write an exciting Manga Story
Complete with a stunning, full-color 8 page insert,
Manga for Dummies is your real-life guide to the
ultimate fantasy world."
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