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Anime is the Japanese abbreviated pronunciation of "animation." In English-speaking countries, anime refers to a style of animation originating in Japan, characterized by colorful graphics. The intended meaning of the word 'anime' sometimes varies, depending on the context.

While the earliest known Japanese animation dates to 1917, and many original Japanese cartoons were produced in the ensuing decades, the characteristic anime style developed in the 1960s—notably with the work of Osmau Tezuka—and became known outside Japan in the 1980s.

Anime, like manga, has a large audience in Japan and recognition throughout the world. Distributors can release
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anime via television broadcasts, directly to video, or theatrically, as well as online.

Both hand-drawn and computer based anime exist. It is used in television series,films, video, video games, commercials, and internet-based releases, and represents most, if not all genres of fiction As the market for anime increased in Japan, it also gained popularity in East and Southeast Anime is currently popular in many different regions around the world.


GenresEdit

Anime has many genres, this list includes the genres of anime and some examples of popular anime that belongs to the genre.

Action:

Bleach

Claymore

Darker than black


Adventure:

Pokemon

Spice and Wolf

Kujibiki Unbalance


Comedy:

Ranma 1/2

Love Hina

Nyan Koi!


Drama:

Fullmetal Alchemist

Clannad

Rainbow


Romance:

Chobits

Nana


Shonen:

One Piece

Naruto

Dragonball Z


Shojo:

Fruits Basket

Kobato

Shugo Chara


Mecha:

Gundam Speed

Evangelion


Sci-Fi:

Digimon

Summer Wars


Fantasy:

Sailor Moon

Slayers

Record of Lodos War


Slice-of-Life:

K-On

Ichigo Mashimaro

Chi’s Sweet Home


Parody:

Excel Saga
Hayate no Gotoku!
Hetalia
Lucky Star

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