13 Facts About Anime


Anime is hand-drawn and computer-generated animation originating from Japan.

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Anime is distributed theatrically, through television broadcasts, directly to home media, and over the Internet.

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Anime is a diverse medium with distinctive production methods that have adapted in response to emergent technologies.

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Anime is fundamentally characterized by the use of limited animation, flat expression, the suspension of time, its thematic range, the presence of historical figures, its complex narrative line and, above all, a peculiar drawing style, with characters characterized by large and oval eyes, with very defined lines, bright colors and reduced movement of the lips.

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Anime is cinematically shot as if by camera, including panning, zooming, distance and angle shots to more complex dynamic shots that would be difficult to produce in reality.

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Anime films represent a large part of the highest-grossing Japanese films yearly in Japan, with 6 out of the top 10 in 2014, in 2015 and in 2016.

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Anime has to be licensed by companies in other countries in order to be legally released.

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Anime industry has several annual awards that honor the year's best works.

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Anime productions have been nominated and won awards not exclusively for anime, like the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature or the Golden Bear.

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Anime has become commercially profitable in Western countries, as demonstrated by early commercially successful Western adaptations of anime, such as Astro Boy and Speed Racer.

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Anime titles appeared on the streaming platforms top 10 lists in almost 100 countries within the 1-year period.

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Anime enthusiasts have produced fan fiction and fan art, including computer wallpapers and anime music videos.

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Anime is an art form, and to say only one country can make this art is wrong.

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