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Most of the information here was not created by me, but was taken from very reliable sources.

So you’ve read my previous article and want to join the anime league?
Well, there’s two options you can choose to start out on this journey to this ever-expanding-fandom. Start either watching anime, or reading manga. (‘Anime’ is the term for Japanese animation. And ‘manga’ is Japanese comic books.) We won’t be getting into manga; but I do recommend trying it. What I’m going to start doing is reviewing classic anime. They are the best ways to start out in the anime universe.

This is part of a series that aims to educate anime fans about the history of the medium. Japan: The literal translation of Manga is “whimsical pictures” and referred to a range of picture books, sketchbooks, comics and drawings from the 18th century onwards. Manga as we know it today originated from post WWII Japan (1945 onwards) when American culture permeated throughout Japan due to the U.S. occupation of Japan. Modern manga is influenced by b … Read More

via Anime Reviewers Weekly

What is ‘Classic’ Anime?

“Classic anime is generally any anime made before 1990.-The late 1990’s brought about the new era of anime.”
(quote from http://www.anime-forums.com/showthread.php?84435-Classic-Anime-1998-down)

What some classics you should get started on?
Well, I’ll be finding reviews later.  But the oldest that has been translated is ‘Astroy Boy'(or ‘Tesuwan Atomu, lit. “Mighty Atom”). Try that out.

If you haven’t seen much anime, then you’re missing out.
You don’t have to like romance or comedy, there are tons of genres for you to choose from. Action: Dragon Ball Z, Adventure: InuYasha, Mystery: Case Closed, Romance for girls(Shoujo): Fushigi Yuugi, Romance for boys(Shounen): Ah! My Goddess, Comedy: Great Teacher Onizuka, ect. It’s not just Saturday morning cartoons anymore.
Not only are most classics subtitled in english, they’re also sometimes dubbed. If your main language isn’t english or japanese not to worry; most anime is subbed(or dubbed) in a variety of languages.
Although there aren’t many ways to watch anime. There are 3 common ways of watching: cable, DVD, or internet. Most fans prefer to watch it online, because it’s usually free that way.
In fact, most of the fans come from other countries than its home, Japan. You can see that when fans come together at anime conventions. You’ll meet some weird, obsessive, fans; wearing either exact replicas of their favorite characters or very opinionated clothes.
Which takes me to another subject on the anime fandom: creativity. Most fans are very creative, in different ways. Some like to express their opinions through artwork. Others will design clothes and wear their creations in public to catch strangers attention. Or maybe you’re the type that likes to write, we’ve got two things for you: writing your own stories of the anime world, or roleplay.
Now if you’re reading this and decide to become an anime fan you’ll need to know your vocabulary. ‘Otaku’s, another word for anime fans, have set up this lingo based on the japanese language and changed it to their liking. Common words they used are: kawaii, hentai, fanfic, cosplay, and doujin. Look em’ up.

If you’re new to anime and have just finished this article all hyped up on info, then I have done my job! Now go out into the world with a new view on life and explore.

(EDIT [2/7/11]: If you liked this article, check out the continuation: The History of Anime. It’s short and has all the basic facts you need.)


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