Anime Manga Reviews

Anime Manga Reviews

Anime Manga Reviews

What is Manga?

Manga, is the word with which the Japanese of today say “comic” or “comic.”

Although in the 18th century it designated the drawings of the Japanese painter Hokusai, who mixed images and text, later this word continued to be used for other works, which met more or less with this requirement.

In the post-World War II period, emonogatari are born in Japan, as a result of contact between Japanese cartoonists and Westerners

However, the real beginning of the manga as it is known today, was in 1947 with Tezuka Osamu, a broken doctor, who copied the style of Disney, created a history of robots Putcha, Tezuka, achieved an impressive success and in less than five years, had already created more than five new series, among which the most famous and known is Tatsuwan Atom (Astro Boy), his most famous creation.

His style, which already included the big eyes and the western features of the characters, was quickly copied and adapted by different cartoonists. Thus, the manga, gained an identity of its own with respect to its American “predecessor”.

What Are Anime and Manga words?

In Japanese culture, where both terms come from, they have several characteristics in common and are part of the same cultural industry; however, they designate two different languages: the anime is an audiovisual product and the manga is a type of comic strip.

Anime is the abbreviation of the word animeishon, which is the Japanese transcription of the English word animation. While in Japan it is used to refer to any type of audiovisual animation product, in the rest of the world it designates only the animation produced in that country.

In fact, until the 1980s the term japanimation was used, as a simplification of the phrase “Japanese Animation”, an expression that is currently used in Japan to name the animation itself and differentiate it from the foreign one.

Authors such as Kothenschulte (2008) trace the origin of the anime in the utsushi-e (shadow theater) and the kamishibai (paper theater), shows in which a narrator explained to the audience what he was seeing to facilitate their understanding.

Thus, it is called anime both television series, composed of seas