Anime

  • anime (us: /, uk: /)[1] (japanese: アニメ, hepburn: anime, [aɲime] (about this soundlisten), plural: anime)[a] is hand-drawn and computer animation originating from or associated with japan.

    the word anime is the japanese term for animation, which means all forms of animated media.[2] outside japan, anime refers specifically to animation from japan or as a japanese-disseminated animation style often characterized by colorful graphics, vibrant characters and fantastical themes.[3][4] the culturally abstract approach to the word's meaning may open up the possibility of anime produced in countries other than japan.[5][6][7] many westerners strictly view anime as a japanese animation product.[4] some scholars suggest defining anime as specifically or quintessentially japanese may be related to a new form of orientalism.[8]

    the earliest commercial japanese animation dates to 1917, and japanese anime production has since continued to increase steadily. the characteristic anime art style emerged in the 1960s with the works of osamu tezuka and spread internationally in the late twentieth century, developing a large domestic and international audience. anime is distributed theatrically, by way of television broadcasts, directly to home media, and over the internet. it is classified into numerous genres targeting diverse broad and niche audiences.

    anime is a diverse art form with distinctive production methods and techniques that have been adapted over time in response to emergent technologies. it combines graphic art, characterization, cinematography, and other forms of imaginative and individualistic techniques.[9] the production of anime focuses less on the animation of movement and more on the realism of settings as well as the use of camera effects, including panning, zooming, and angle shots. being hand-drawn, anime is separated from reality by a crucial gap of fiction that provides an ideal path for escapism that audiences can immerse themselves into with relative ease.[9] diverse art styles are used and character proportions and features can be quite varied, including characteristically large emotive or realistically sized eyes.

    the anime industry consists of over 430 production studios, including major names like studio ghibli, gainax, and toei animation. despite comprising only a fraction of japan's domestic film market, anime makes up a majority of japanese dvd and blu-ray sales. it has also seen international success after the rise of english-dubbed and subbed programming. this rise in international popularity has resulted in non-japanese productions using the anime art style. whether these works are anime-influenced animation or proper anime is a subject for debate amongst fans.[10] japanese anime accounts for 60% of the world's animated television shows, as of 2016.[11] in 2015, the 44th president of the united states, barack obama, referred to anime as one of the loved ones of american youth.[12][13]

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Anime (US: /, UK: /)[1] (Japanese: アニメ, Hepburn: anime, [aɲime] (About this soundlisten), plural: anime)[a] is hand-drawn and computer animation originating from or associated with Japan.

The word anime is the Japanese term for animation, which means all forms of animated media.[2] Outside Japan, anime refers specifically to animation from Japan or as a Japanese-disseminated animation style often characterized by colorful graphics, vibrant characters and fantastical themes.[3][4] The culturally abstract approach to the word's meaning may open up the possibility of anime produced in countries other than Japan.[5][6][7] Many Westerners strictly view anime as a Japanese animation product.[4] Some scholars suggest defining anime as specifically or quintessentially Japanese may be related to a new form of Orientalism.[8]

The earliest commercial Japanese animation dates to 1917, and Japanese anime production has since continued to increase steadily. The characteristic anime art style emerged in the 1960s with the works of Osamu Tezuka and spread internationally in the late twentieth century, developing a large domestic and international audience. Anime is distributed theatrically, by way of television broadcasts, directly to home media, and over the Internet. It is classified into numerous genres targeting diverse broad and niche audiences.

Anime is a diverse art form with distinctive production methods and techniques that have been adapted over time in response to emergent technologies. It combines graphic art, characterization, cinematography, and other forms of imaginative and individualistic techniques.[9] The production of anime focuses less on the animation of movement and more on the realism of settings as well as the use of camera effects, including panning, zooming, and angle shots. Being hand-drawn, anime is separated from reality by a crucial gap of fiction that provides an ideal path for escapism that audiences can immerse themselves into with relative ease.[9] Diverse art styles are used and character proportions and features can be quite varied, including characteristically large emotive or realistically sized eyes.

The anime industry consists of over 430 production studios, including major names like Studio Ghibli, Gainax, and Toei Animation. Despite comprising only a fraction of Japan's domestic film market, anime makes up a majority of Japanese DVD and Blu-ray sales. It has also seen international success after the rise of English-dubbed and subbed programming. This rise in international popularity has resulted in non-Japanese productions using the anime art style. Whether these works are anime-influenced animation or proper anime is a subject for debate amongst fans.[10] Japanese anime accounts for 60% of the world's animated television shows, as of 2016.[11] In 2015, the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, referred to anime as one of the loved ones of American youth.[12][13]

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Anime
Alemannisch: Anime
አማርኛ: አኒሜ
العربية: أنمي
aragonés: Anime
অসমীয়া: এনিমে
asturianu: Anime
azərbaycanca: Anime
বাংলা: অ্যানিমে
Banjar: Anime
Bân-lâm-gú: Anime
башҡортса: Аниме
беларуская: Анімэ
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Анімэ
български: Аниме
Boarisch: Anime
bosanski: Anime
brezhoneg: Anime
català: Anime
Чӑвашла: Аниме
čeština: Anime
Cymraeg: Anime
dansk: Anime
Deutsch: Anime
eesti: Anime
Ελληνικά: Anime
español: Anime
Esperanto: Animeo
euskara: Anime
فارسی: انیمه
français: Anime
Gaeilge: Anime
galego: Anime
հայերեն: Անիմե
हिन्दी: ऐनिमे
hrvatski: Anime
Ilokano: Anime
Bahasa Indonesia: Anime
ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ/inuktitut: ᐋᐃᓃᒫᖅ
íslenska: Anime
italiano: Anime
Jawa: Anime
ქართული: ანიმე
қазақша: Аниме
Kiswahili: Anime
Кыргызча: Аниме
Latina: Anime
latviešu: Anime
Lëtzebuergesch: Anime
lietuvių: Anime
Limburgs: Anime
Lingua Franca Nova: Anime
magyar: Anime
македонски: Аниме
മലയാളം: അനിമെ
मराठी: अॅनिमे
Bahasa Melayu: Anime
монгол: Анимэ
မြန်မာဘာသာ: အန်နီမဲ
Nāhuatl: Anime
Nederlands: Anime
नेपाली: एनिमे
日本語: アニメ
Napulitano: Anime
norsk: Anime
norsk nynorsk: Anime
occitan: Anime
ଓଡ଼ିଆ: ଆନିମେ
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Anime
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਐਨੀਮੇ
پنجابی: انائم
ភាសាខ្មែរ: អានីមេ
Piemontèis: Anime
polski: Anime
português: Anime
română: Anime
Runa Simi: Anime
русский: Аниме
саха тыла: Аниме
sardu: Anime
Scots: Anime
shqip: Anime
Simple English: Anime
slovenčina: Anime
slovenščina: Anime
ślůnski: Anime
کوردی: ئەنیمێ
српски / srpski: Аниме
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Anime
Sunda: Animé
suomi: Anime
svenska: Anime
Tagalog: Anime
தமிழ்: அனிமே
татарча/tatarça: Аниме
тоҷикӣ: Аниме
Türkçe: Anime
Türkmençe: Anime
удмурт: Аниме
українська: Аніме
اردو: اینیمے
Tiếng Việt: Anime
文言: 日本動畫
Winaray: Anime
吴语: 日本动画
ייִדיש: אנימע
粵語: 日本動畫
žemaitėška: Anime
中文: 日本动画