A decade or two ago anime wasn’t as popular as it is today. It was seen as more of a niche genre on an international level, loved by a few groups of diehard fans. But, as the 90s rolled in, there were a few key anime films that broke borders, went global, and took the…
Author: Eric Barnhill
Anime Scenes That Still Haunt Our Dreams
Watching a great anime will normally illicit laughter, smiles, or otherwise be deeply interesting and engaging. Though, there are those times when an anime will take off the gloves, and really hit us with some nightmare fuel. Plus, you better believe that when an anime wants to be disturbing, it really is disturbing in a…
Outstanding Action Sequences In Popular Anime
Yes, we watch anime for the stories, characters, and interesting twists. But we also watch it because anime happens to have some of the most incredible action sequences of all time. Hollywood wishes it could do action this well.
Movies Inspired by Anime
Edge of Tomorrow with Tom Cruise looks and feels a lot like an anime. This is partly because it’s actually based on Japanese manga property. Have you ever wondered what other Hollywood hits draw their inspiration from this Japanese art form?
The World’s Best Anime Films
When we think of anime, we generally tend to think of the many long-running shows that fans have come to love over the years. But the genre isn’t exclusive to episodic series or shows, and there are a number of brilliant movies that have come out of the years. Many of these movies are often…
Fast Facts About Anime and Manga
Anime is the Japanese word for animation and refers to all types of illustrated media. Outside of that country, the word alludes specifically to animation from Japan, or an illustration style that is disseminated therefrom frequently characterised by colourful graphics, outlandish themes, and vibrant characters.
Anime Clichés Every Fan Recognises
When it comes to animated shows, anime stands above the rest in delivering what fans really want. It is engaging, has fantastic characters, blows minds with awesome stories and twists, and often delivers on incredible action sequences that defy Hollywood.
Classic Western Cartoons Inspired By Anime
Almost 40 years ago, western cartoon studios started taking notice of anime, and it wasn’t long before it influenced cartoons now regarded as classics. The Japanese animation style was becoming more familiar to audiences, thanks to dubbed TV shows, and they knew almost instinctively that it was going to be big.
Violent Anime for Over 18s
These violent yet brilliant anime are rated as some of the best for adults and they certainly prove once again just how diverse this genre can be.
A Beginners Anime Glossary
As anime is Japanese you’ll often find that there are plenty of Japanese words or phrases included, and that the sub culture has something of its own language. You’ll also see plenty of cultural Japanese references when you watch anime or read manga, and this glossary aims to cover the basics so you can speak…