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The History of Anime & Manga


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  • 1. The History of Anime & Manga Sarah Allen Mrs. Reed Physical Science Per. 5 Spring 2010
  • 2. How It Began
    • Manga first started appearing during the 10 th century in Japan, where it was just simple drawings.
    • During the 1600’s, these drawing became known as Edo.
    • During WWII, manga drawings were highly censored and controlled by the Japanese government, and so the styles and content drastically changed.
    • After WWII, manga and anime first started to become extremely popular.
    Edo Drawing The Origins, History and Evolution of Anime and Manga PPT Project
  • 3. Tezuka Osamu
    • Tezuka Osamu is known as the “Father of Manga and Anime”.
    • He was a big fan of Walt Disney, and in 1947, he released his first animated work; Shintakarajima (in English: New Treasure Island)
    • While Shintakarajima was popular, Tezuka became famous for his manga/anime Testuwan Atomu , also known as Astro Boy .
    • Testuwan Atomu became one of the very first animes to be aired on TV in 1963.
    • He continued making more anime, including Hi no Tori (Phoenix) and Black Jack.
    Testuwan Atomu Book Cover Shintakarajima Book Cover
  • 4. Anime Evolved
    • In the ’70s, the first Mecha-styled anime became popular; Mobile Suit Gundam.
    • During the ’80s, many animes became popular. Some were Ranma ½, Urasei Yatsura, and Dragon Ball. Also, Miyazaki Hayao’s movies became extremely popular.
    • During the ’90s, Sailor Moon, Pokemon, and Shin Seiki Evangerion (Neon Genesis Evangelion) became extremely popular, both in Japan and the US.
    • During the ’00s (of 2000), some popular animes are Yu-Gi-Oh, Death Note, Naruto, and Bleach.
  • 5. Anime Genres and Terms
    • Since it’s beginning, anime has evolved into many different genres.
    • Mecha = giant robot anime
    • Shojo = anime aimed towards young girls, usually focuses on relationships between characters
    • Bishonen = means “beautiful boy”, anime marketed towards girls, name describes content
    • Shonen = means “boy”, anime marketed towards young boys, usually includes violence
    • There are of course, many others.
  • 6. Influential Animes
    • Some animes that helped develop and develop their genre:
    • Mobile Suit Gundam, Shin Seiki Evangerion, Ranma ½, Naruto, Pokemon , and Testuwan Atomu.
  • 7. Bibliography
    • &quot;Anime.&quot; Encyclopedia - Britannica Online Encyclopedia . Web. 27 May 2010. <>.
    • The Origins, History and Evolution of Anime and Manga PPT Project
    • Zagzoug, Marwah. &quot;The History of Anime and Manga.&quot; Nova Online Home Page . Black Horizon Anime and C.T. Evans, Apr. 2001. Web. 27 May 2010. <>.