Anime and Manga

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The Anime and Manga Fan Community (otherwise known as the Otaku Fandom) is a worldwide community of fans of Anime and Manga

Manga

Comics that are created in Japan, or by Japanese creators in the Japanese language are known as manga. Manga is conforming to a style developed in Japan in the late 19th century. The term manga is word in Japan that refer's to both a comic or cartooning.

Manga have a broad range of genres that allow people of all ages to read, especially in Japan. The medium includes genres like: action-adventure, romance, sports and games, historical drama, comedy, science fiction and fantasy, mystery, suspense, detective, horror, sexuality, and business/commerce, among others. This form of entertainment may have originated in Japan, many manga's are then translated into a variety of languages, mainly English. Manga has become a major part of the Japanese publishing industry approximately $3.6 billion was made in the in 2007 in the Japanese market and later in 2009 made $5.5 billion. This growth has allowed the manga industry to have a significant worldwide audience. Manga for the most part are printed and published in black and white, however the existence of full colour manga aren't uncommon. Manga is usually recreated into a cartoon format the form that is known as anime.


Anime

Anime are Japanese animated productions featuring hand-drawn or computer animation, they usually are derived from the ongoing or popular manga series. The word anime is the abbreviated pronunciation of "animation" many other countries associate the word anime Japanese animation productions, considering the factors of the animation and art style, colourful and vibrant characters and themes.

Anime is a diverse art form with very distinctive style, methods and techniques that have evolved over time with the continuous advances in technology. Anime usually focuses on the realism of settings and the usage of camera effects such as panning and angled shots rather than the animation of movement, A distinct style that is also common in manga also are in the character proportions, as they can be quite varied, most notably large emotive eyes.

Genres

Both manga and anime touch upon a vast variety of genres that allow the industry to be accessible to an equally vast audience. These genre types can be fairly common in any production, however manga and anime have developed some interesting genre arch-types that differ heavily from one another yet can all be included into a singular production.

  • Action
  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • Romance
  • Fantasy
  • Horror
  • Harem
  • Ecchi
  • Slice of Life
  • Science-fiction
  • Shounen
  • Mecha