Huge glistening eyes, brightly coloured hair, unknown nose and exaggerated facial expression reminds me of only one thing.
Could you guess what it is?
If your solution is Anime, then BINGO, you just read through an otaku’s thought process!
Anime (pronounced: “Ah-nee-may”) is a type of animation generally from Japan. They’ve their own style and it can prove that in strange and wonderful ways. Anime also has a sense of comedy and features a unique way of thinking. It is able to try to get really deep and serious, or perhaps it can become silliest (like: “Lucky Star”, “Kill Me Baby”) and craziest (like: “Death Note”,”Gintama”) point you’ve already seen. Most Anime shows are based on popular mangas (Japanese Comics), only putting a little more way of life into them. Anime often covers more serious issues than regular cartoons. In America, cartoons are considered a type of entertainment meant for children. In Japan, folks of all ages (no, not newborn babies!) watch anime. Most movies and shows are centred for children, young or adolescent adults, but there are also a lot of anime that are created for slightly older crowd even businessmen and housewives!
The word “Anime” certainly is the abbreviated pronunciation of “animation” in Japanese, where this word references most of the animation. Outside Japan, anime is used to send particularly animation from Japan or even Japanese disseminated animation style quite often known by colourful images, fantastical themes and vibrant characters. Japanese animation began in 20th century. Katsudo Shashin is reported to be the original Japanese animation. The 1923 Great Kanto earthquake generated widespread damage including demolition of earliest Anime Studios and anime works; making Kouchi’s Namakura Gatana as probably the oldest surviving animation.The first anime tv series was Otogi Manga Calendar aired from 1961 to 1964.
My introduction to anime was in class 4 when I watched “City Hunter” in a T.V. channel, Animax. Though วันพีช watched anime (as a matter of truth the plural of anime is anime) like “Doraemon”,”Shinchan”,”Avatar The last airbender”,”Summer Days with Coo”, “AstroBoy”,”Dragon Ball Z”, “Naruto” way back before yet I didn’t realize the profound sense of anime as it had been dubbed in Hindi (rather I would say “contaminated” rather than “dubbed” by old, ridiculous male voices in Hindi who would crack unnecessary, slap-stick jokes deviating viewing audience from the plot and land you in a hotch-potch of indianised anime). My sister (three years younger than me though I refuse to admit she is more mature than me) took unusual interest in Japanese anime as ” Tears to “Stigma and Tiara” of the Wind” aired in Animax: which I thought odd then as my “patriotic inertia” would prevent me from accepting something other than Indian products. I was first repelled by the fact that all of the voice casts had been in Japanese and to understand the story I had to have trouble of reading through the English subtitles and had to correlate the speech with the video clip shown; for which great deal of attention was required. It was not possible for me to do each those tiring duties at the same moment, so I returned to my older T.V. channels: Cartoon Network, Nickolodeans, Hungama, Pogo, Boomerang and Jetix.
After a very long hiatus, in class 7, I once more started experimenting my skills in understanding anime which in turn turned out to become a success, when I 1st indulged in anime like “Hayate the Combat Butler” along with “Fairy Tail”. Oh! Such a sweet poison! After an entirely hectic day in school, tuition, swimming classes, music and art classes, and whole additional heck lot of activities; I waited simply to take it easy and relax to enjoy these anime. At that time, nothing mattered to me; not my teachers, friends, and parents. In which virtual realms of entertainment I could deal with my defeats and sufferings as easily as I’d taken in successes. Nothing bothered me, except when I’d to attend phone calls or even to door that is open, if any guest shows up when the anime shows have been ongoing. Nonetheless, anime hardly did affect the studies of mine as after watching two hour very long application, I suffered from PADS (Post Anime Depression Syndrome) for which I suffered the shame of wasting time that had been much more intensified by my mother’s rebuke (I would love to describe this condition as “Kata Ghaye nuun er Chheta”) and this guilt would drive me to learn more difficult, work and concentrate for longer hours which came about as daily routine for me; so I can very easily outdo most of the students be it swimming or studying or even any other work.
Thus to all guardians, I’d like to request to allow your children to see anime as it pushed for me (maybe I’ve unusual wirings in my brain!). Watching anime would really help you to refine your literary, analytical skills and vocabulary. More to the point, it would serve as an astounding source of entertainment, at a minimum way beyond the league of every day Indian soaps.
Understanding the lifestyle of origin is vitally important to understand the plot, be it Japanese anime, Korean Aeni webtoons, Chinese Manhua Anime or perhaps American sitcoms (which I suffered when I was novice in watching anime). If you have watched some anime, you’ll probably notice that the characters behave differently and things generally speaking (like homes, transportation, ingesting etc.) are tad too different from that which you used to. Probably essentially the most immediately apparent differences between Japanese animation and some would be the artwork where huge eyes (bigger than nose), brightly coloured locks, some well-endowed characters and exaggerated psychological expressions and gestures are regular of anime. Being hand drawn, anime is separated from fact providing a perfect path for escapism into what audiences can immerse themselves with distant relative ease. The production of anime focusses much less on the animation movement plus much more on the realism of settings like “The Garden of Words”.
The credit and opening sequences of most anime are accompanied by Japanese rock or pop song which maybe related together with the anime series, by popular bands. “Nanairo Namida” by Tomato n’ Pine of anime “Beelzebub” and “Just Awake” of anime “Hunter X Hunter” are several of my favorite anime songs, that you are able to try out.
As there are several sorts of anime, one requirement to classify them in different genres, several of them are: Action, Music, Mecha, Adventure, Mystery, Bishounen, Yuri, Yaoi, Akuma, Seinen, Shoujo, Shounen, Kodomo, Slice of Life along with many more. Whether you are a die hard anime fan (like me usually labelled as “otaku”), a casual watcher, an interested onlooker or perhaps commoner from non-anime domain: anime genres shall provide you with a couple of basic understanding and help you to venture the anime community with delight and ease.
I am going to share a few memorable quotes of anime which etched my heart are:
• Motoko Kusanagi of “Ghost in the Shell two: Innocence”
“We weep for blood of a bird but not for the blood of a fish. Blessed are those with a voice.”
• Shinchi Akiyama of “Liar Game”
“People Should be doubted. Many folks misunderstand this concept. Doubting individuals is just a component of getting to know them. What lots of people call “trust” is truly just giving up on working to understand others and that very act is far worse than doubting. It’s actually’ apathy’.”
• Hachiman Hikigaya of “My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU”
“If truth is cruel
Lie needs to be kind
Kindness has to be lie”
You are able to enjoy anime on T.V. by subscribing to Animax, Aniplus, AnimeCental, TV Tokyo and on internet on sites as animehaven.to, hulu, Crunchyroll.com, Netflix, Funimation.com, kissanime, YouTube etc.