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An Introduction to Anime

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All your friends talk about their favorite anime characters or series and you just listen to them talk about it because all you just know about Anime is that it is a Japanese cartoons with big eyes and pretty faces.

But Anime is way bigger than ever in 2021 so if you don’t have any idea what is an Anime and how it gets so popular then don’t worry read this article to make yourself comfortable with your friends who only talk about anime It doesn’t matter if you are a die hard fan of Anime or a newbie who is looking to get their hands dirty. Every anime newbie probably have some questions about its history its compatibility with kids and most importantly where to watch Anime online? so it is an introduction guide to the Anime.

For decades anime was only the genre of die-hard Anime fans as people willing to hunt down rare, imported, VHS tapes to watch their favorite Japanese animation. Today, thanks to Internet that brought more series to American shores and now anime is bigger than ever and its craze is increasing with the day passes.

What is Anime
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What is Anime?

Anime is the abbreviation for animation that are made through computer or hand drawn, Anime usually refers to animated shows that are made through computers or hand-drawn. But for most of the people, Anime refers to Japanese shows that are animated.

For decades anime was produced by and for the Japanese, and it is a local source of entertainment but over the last 30 to 40 years it attracts millions of fan and become an internet sensation around the globe result in translated in many languages which is widely spoken.

For the West, it is a Japanese cartoon. Anime is a lot more than an American cartoon, it’s not just one specific genre or anything, as there are so much Anime that it becomes hard to stick them together in a specific genre. From Moho Shojo (magical girl), shōnen (young boy anime), Isekais, and many more. Also, there are adult Anime, but not get into that. A whole generation of America has grown up watching anime, and its magic is still not fading as the new generation also love to watch it.

How to pronounce Anime?

Enemy is an abbreviation of animation, and Japanese pronounce it as a-ni-me with the “a” sounding like the “a” in art (though slightly shorter), ni sounding like the ni in Nick, and me being said like the “me” in met.

And the way anime is said by English speakers is slightly different from the Japanese pronunciation with the “a” sounding like the “a” in ant, the “Ni” sounding like the “Ni” in Nick (same as the Japanese), and with the “me” being said like the month, May.

While most Western anime fans are aware of their in correct pronunciation, but it is hard to pronounce the Japanese version as it is just a slightly e change of sound so whether you pronounce in English wait or in Japanese way it doesn’t matter it remains animal we hope now you pronounce is right.

Are there anime comic books

Many people think that like Marvel and DC Anime also have comic books, but Anime exclusively refers to animation there is no such thing like anime comic books, but there are many books which inspired many Anime series and films and the comic books of Japan are referred to as Manga by non-Japanese fans.

The Japanese world for comic books is Manga, the English word comics is also used in Japan to describe Japanese and foreign comic books.

Is it ok to let kids watch anime

Not all the Anime is suitable for kids but many of it there are many anime for every generation web series and TV series like Doraemon, Greater force, Pokémon they are also anime and created for below 7 year kids.

Because of the non defined genre of Anime, and it is so broad-reaching in its subject, Anime is for all age groups from 2 years old to an adult, and it’s easy to find anime aimed to a specific every age group. “My Neighbor Totoro” is aimed at teenage audiences and older like “InuYasha.” There are even some anime aimed at adults like “Death Note” and some for mature audiences only like “Monster” and “Queens Blade.” 

Japanese cultural attitudes about nudity is handled much more casually in Japan; sometimes a show that isn’t meant specifically for adults will have material which may seem inappropriate to Western viewers.

Where to watch Anime Online

With the increase in the popularity of anime streaming services, heavily invested and buy their exclusive streaming rights. Anime series and movies also stream on numerous TV channels around the globe Cartoon Network, Pogo and Nickelodeon provide these anime to the audience of age group less than seven you can also purchase DVD Blu-ray and stream your favorite anime.

Several streaming services such as phullu Amazon video and Netflix even introducing several anime films and series in Japan for global release on its platform

There are also several focused exclusive Anime streaming Crunchyroll, FUNimation, and AnimeLab being three of the most popular. These three anime streaming services also offer free ad-supported viewing option or free 30-day trials.

What Makes Anime So Special?

If you ask any anime fan, they say, It’s different. Anime is not like every American cartoons like “Batman” and “Spider-Man”. The artwork, storytelling, breadth of material and even cultural nuances exhibited by the characters of Anime is way more different from a regular American cartoon.

I can think of a few reasons for anime being so special:

  1. The first reason, is that Most of the Anime series focuses on school life of teenagers. This helps many to connect with the story as this is the phase we enjoy a lot and start discovering new things in life it is the phase between being a kid, and becoming an adult with a lot of responsibilities.
  2. It’s availability for everyone you can find Anime for every age group makes it special as everyone can watch, and it is not a defined genre you can find thriller, comedy, horror you name the genre.
  3. And the third reason which makes anime so special, as it shows some kind of romantic relationship In it, some are one-sided (that is, having a crush on someone) which we all go through in life. So many anime plots had this crush relationship between the characters’ and people like it too.
  4. And Probably the most important reason why it is famous in its adult audience, its Fan service for example
    1. Girls characters having big breasts.
    2. Bouncing of these girls characters increase it popularity
    3. Wearing of short dresses by female characters
    4. Swimsuit episodes will make any man stand on their toes.
    5. Female characters wearing tiny skirts.
    6. Alpha male characters with the muscles enough for three guys.

Where to start watching Anime

If you are new into this Anime and Confused about where to start? We recommend checking out the sci-fi, cyberpunk “Cowboy Bebop” or a swords-and-sorcery tale called “Berserk.”

Or you can start watching from these most popular Anime in 2021

  1. Attack on Titan
  2. Mob Psycho 100
  3. One Punch Man
  4. Re Zero
  5. My Hero Academia
  6. Tokyo Ghoul
  7. Fate Stay Night

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