Japanese Animation – Unique and Popular : If you are an animation lover, you should certainly not miss the anime series from Japan. These exciting animated movies are well known for their strong plot lines, complex stories, and some very famous saucer-eyed characters. They are popular with kids and adults from both the genders across different nations around the globe. The popularity is evident from the huge number of visitors that visit the ‘Anaheim’s Anime Expo’, the largest annual trade show of anime and Manga in the US.
What is the reason behind this popularity and massive appeal? What makes Japanese animation so unique? The answer is simple. American animations usually target small kids and are based on short, one-episode stories. On the other hand, Japanese anime series target both kids and adults and are usually a complete serial with various episodes. Moreover, the characters in the latter are comparatively more beautiful and attractive, and the story lines are based on varied topics, ranging from politics to violent battles to personal relationships. This makes them popular with both males and females.
Needless to say, anime has become a part and parcel of American culture. From ‘Spirited Away’, the Oscar-winning fantasy flick by Hayao Maiyazaki, to the violent ‘Ghost in the Shell’ series, the and popular ‘Pokeman’ for kids to TV shows, such as Adult Swim, and games like ‘Final Fantasy’, Japanese animation has spread its roots everywhere. In fact, it was the popular Shojo anime that encouraged women to involve in video-gaming and take interest in animation, which was otherwise thought to be meant only for guys. Anime and Manga are now also known for the major change in their stylistic approach.
In short, unlike other animated series, Japanese animation has crossed its cultural barriers and has found a much larger audience worldwide.