Some say anime are just for kids. Do you think so? No. Anime fanatics came from different ranges of age. Are you one of them? If so, maybe you are familiar with the history of the anime world. As we all know, Japan is the anime center of the world. Why?
History Of Anime World
In 1945, OsamuTezuka, released the first anime titled Momotaro: Umi no Shinpei ( Momotaro, Sacred Sailors) in Japan. The anime features anthropomorphic animals which convey the message of hope for peace. Audience of this anime were moved to tears after they finished watching the cartoons.
At first East and Southeast Asia are the ones reached by anime but later on it conquered the world even in the west countries. Since Tezuka released the first anime, up until now there are over 6,000 anime produced nationwide and almost half of it came from Japan. With this record, it is convincing to say that Japan is the Anime Capital of The World.
The Different Themes Of Anime
We all know that anime uses classical animation production means of storyboarding, voice acting and character design. It can be direct and straightforward or it can be bizarre. Like movies, anime themes and settings are endless. You can see different anime stories and themes in many anime sites such as innanime.
Action And Adventure Anime
For anime action adventure themes, typically the characters of the show are on some kind of a journey or traveling into unfamiliar territory. This often features a group of characters or heroes that are working towards some kind of a goal. Examples of such adventure anime that you can watch in nanime are:
- One Piece
- Hunter X Hunter
- Attack On Titan
- Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Science Fiction Anime
A Sci-fi anime is a speculative anime based on imagination. The most common theme of this genre is usually exploring a new world whether in the past or future in a different world. It sometimes features futuristic concepts like space exploration, advanced science and technology, parallel world and time travel. Kids ages 10 below are the most fun of these. Science fiction anime are:
- Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex
- Cowboy Bebop
- Mobile Suit Gundam
- Neon Genesis Evangelion
- Astro Boy
- Plastic Memories
- Ergo Proxy
- Psycho- Pass
As the word itself refers, a romance anime is a story of two individuals who want to win or keep their love to each other. For romance anime it came under shoujo or romantic relationships. Examples of shoujo anime are:
- From Me To You
- Maid Sama
- Fruits Basket
- Kimi Ni Todoke
Sports and other athletic and competitive pursuits are now part of anime themes. The most core elements of those anime or manga is a depiction of a specific sport. Sports anime are most watched for teens. Examples of sports anime are:
- Slam Dunk
- Kuroko’s Basketball
- Ping Pong Animation
- Tomorrow’ Joe ( Ashita No Joe)