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What genres/subgenres of anime can you identify?

“アニメ” generally refers to animation. Nowadays, the word “anime” is often used to describe those Celluloid animation (Japanese animation).

After the 1970s, cartoons (and a few novels) were adapted into animation by most Japanese animation companies. Many animation companies are paying attention to injecting culture into characters and stories, and also correcting the content of the original cartoon. Contrary to what we imagine, most animations are for children and teenagers. The animation industry is almost just a supplement to the cartoon industry. Few animations are aimed at college age, so most adult comic readers don’t care about animation. By the end of the 1980s, animation had reached the peak of his economic development. Now those famous cartoons and animations have to turn to video games (“Japanese anime”, 2019).

Action anime (with friendship, effort and desire of winning)

Throughout the spirit of “friendship, hard work, want to win”, advocate the value of bravery, kindness, struggle, hard work and responsibility. Readers of different ages and personalities can find a sympathetic role in the hot-blooded animation. At the same time, Japanese hot-blooded animation is a growing animation, the reader is growing, the author is growing, the author projects his own experience and thinking in his works, so that the plot reflects the current situation and changes of society.

メカ/mecha

The subject matter is extensive, including any instrument, robot or machine device. In particular, “giant robots” seem to have emerged from films like Godzilla. Mechanical design seems to have made animation works reach a high stage, but it is not an important condition for the success of cartoons.

劇画(gekiga)

“Theatre Film”. As the name says, it is known as “theatre animation”, which has a simple plot and is very similar to the usual theatre movies. The characteristics are straightforward, plain and direct narration, realistic doctrine and simple characters. Such writers as Baitu Sanping and Xidu. Drama was very popular in the 1960s (Drama is a genre of cartoons). Later, even Tomb Tortoise introduced elements of drama into his stories. But dramas are declining. It’s hard to see his shadow in teenage cartoons now, although there’s a market for this type of readership over the age of 40.

同人誌(doujinshi)

Literally, it means “like publications”. Comrades refer to groups of authors with the same style, not just animations or cartoons. A group of Comrade writers are called a “faction”. In the cartoon group, comrades now refer to amateur writers, those who publish their own cartoons, especially those who draw on existing cartoons or animations.

三无(やおいyaoi)

It is the abbreviation of “no end, no aim, no meaning”. This kind of cartoon is characterized by the description of gay men, usually using the characters in popular stories. It is also called “Boys’love” or “shotacom”. The development of

Manga first appeared in the early 1980s and has a related magazine “June” (June is called “Delayed Beauty” magazine). Now there are many such comic magazines and comrades have many such works. It can be said that football teenager cartoons such as Big Air Wing also promoted the development of cartoons, and comrades now dominate. Although comrades have become saturated, big publishers tend to use such cartoons to compensate for the money lost in comics.

Nakashima is a famous writer and critic of the category of “juvenile love”.

Reference list

Zhihu (2019). Retrieved 29 September 2019, from https://www.zhihu.com/search?type=content&q=%E5%8A%A8%E6%BC%AB%E5%88%86%E7%B1%BB

Japanese anime, Baidu wiki. (2019). Retrieved 29 September 2019, from https://baike.baidu.com/item/%E6%97%A5%E6%9C%AC%E5%8A%A8%E6%BC%AB/8993244

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