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Hideaki Anno
Hideaki Anno
Hideaki Anno
(庵野 秀明, Anno Hideaki, born May 22, 1960)[1] is a Japanese animator, film director, and actor. He is best known for his part in creating the popular anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion. His style has become defined by his incorporation of postmodernism and the extensive portrayal of characters' thoughts and emotions, often through unconventional scenes incorporating the mental deconstruction of those characters
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Fansub
A fansub (short for fan-subtitled) is a version of a foreign film or foreign television program which has been translated by fans (as opposed to an officially licensed translation done by professionals) and subtitled into a language other than that of the original.[1] Contents1 Process1.1 Digisubs2 History2.1 Pre-fansubs (pre–1970s) 2.2 Growth of anime fanclubs (1980s) 2.3 Early fansubs (1980s) 2.4 Distribution and playback (1990s, early 2000s)3 Legal and ethical issues 4 Legal action 5 See also 6 References 7 Further readingProcess[edit] The practice of making fansubs is called fansubbing and is done by a fansubber. Fansubbers typically form groups and divide the work up. The first distribution media of fansubbed material was VHS
VHS
and Betamax tapes.[2] Early fansubs were produced using analog video editing equipment. First, a copy of the original source material or raw was obtained, most commonly from a commercial laserdisc
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Japan
Japan
Japan
(Japanese: 日本, Nippon [ɲippoꜜɴ] (listen) or Nihon [ɲihoꜜɴ] (listen); formally 日本国, Nippon-koku or Nihon-koku, lit. 'State of Japan') is an island country in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies off the eastern coast of the Asian continent
Asian continent
and stretches from the Sea of Okhotsk
Sea of Okhotsk
in the north to the East China Sea
East China Sea
and the Philippine Sea
Philippine Sea
in the south. The kanji that make up Japan's name mean 'sun origin', and it is often called the "Land of the Rising Sun". Japan
Japan
is the world's 4th largest island country and encompasses about 6,852 islands
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Japanese People
Japanese people
Japanese people
(Japanese: 日本人, Hepburn: nihonjin) are a nation and an ethnic group that is native to Japan[23][24][25][26] and makes up 98.5% of the total population of that country.[27] Worldwide, approximately 129 million people are of Japanese descent; of these, approximately 125 million are residents of Japan.[1] People of Japanese ancestry who live outside Japan
Japan
are referred to as nikkeijin (日系人), the Japanese diaspora
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Ryoichi Ikegami
Ryoichi Ikegami (池上 遼一, Ikegami Ryōichi, born 29 May 1944) is a manga artist. After graduating from junior high school he moved to Osaka and drew manga while working as a billboard sign painter[1] debuting at the age of 17 writing rental comics[2]. Manga
Manga
artist Shigeru Mizuki
Shigeru Mizuki
saw one of his works in the magazine Garo and asked Ikegami to become his assistant. Ikegami accepted and moved to Tokyo in 1966. In 2001, he won the Shogakukan Manga Award for general manga as the artist of Heat.[3] He became a professor at Osaka University of Arts in 2005.[4] Ikegami has worked on several popular series, such as Mai, the Psychic Girl with writer Kazuya Kudo, Crying Freeman, with writer Kazuo Koike, as well as Sanctuary and Heat with writer Sho Fumimura
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Fujio Akatsuka
Fujio Akatsuka
Fujio Akatsuka
(赤塚 不二夫, Akatsuka Fujio, September 14, 1935 – August 2, 2008) was a pioneer Japanese artist of comical manga known as the Gag Manga
Manga
King. His name at birth is 赤塚 藤雄, whose Japanese pronunciation is the same as 赤塚 不二夫. He was born in Rehe, Manchuria, the son of a Japanese military police officer. After World War II, he grew up in Niigata Prefecture
Niigata Prefecture
and Nara Prefecture. When he was 19, he moved to Tokyo. While working at a chemical factory, he drew many manga. After that, Tokiwa-so
Tokiwa-so
accepted him. He started his career as a shōjo artist, but in 1958, his Nama-chan (ナマちゃん) became a hit, so he became a specialist in comic manga
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Shōjo Manga
Shōjo, shojo, or shoujo manga (少女漫画, shōjo manga) is manga aimed at a teenage female target-demographic readership
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Seinen Manga
Seinen manga
Seinen manga
(青年漫画) are manga marketed toward young adult men.[1] In Japanese, the word "seinen" literally means "youth," but the term "seinen manga" is also used to describe the target audience of comics like Weekly Manga
Manga
Times and Weekly Manga
Manga
Goraku which are aimed at men from their 20s to their 50s. Seinen manga
Seinen manga
are distinguished from shōnen manga which are for younger boys, although some seinen manga like xxxHolic share some similarities with "shōnen" manga. Seinen manga
Seinen manga
can focus on action, politics, science fiction, fantasy, relationships, sports, or comedy. The female equivalent to seinen manga is josei manga. Seinen manga
Seinen manga
have a wide variety of art styles and variation in subject matter
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Josei Manga
Josei manga
Josei manga
(女性漫画, lit. comics for women, pronounced [dʑoseː]) are Japanese comics aimed at women in their late teens on into adulthood. Josei manga
Josei manga
are distinguished from "shōjo manga" (少女漫画) for younger girls on the one hand, and "ladies comics" (レディースコミックス, redīsu komikkusu) or "LadyComi" (レディコミ, redikomi), which tend to have erotic content on the other.[1] Readers can range in age from 15 to 45.[2] In Japanese, the word josei means simply "woman", "female", "feminine", "womanhood", and has no manga-related connotations at all.[3][4] Josei comics can portray realistic romance, as opposed to the mostly idealized romance of shōjo manga, but it does not always have to be. Josei tends to be both more sexually explicit and contain more mature storytelling, although that is not always true either
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Harem (genre)
Harem
Harem
(ハーレムもの, hāremumono; "from harem") in anime and manga is an emphasis on polygamous or love triangle relationships characterized by a protagonist surrounded amorously by three or more members of either the same and/or opposing gender, sex, and/or love interests.[1] When it is a yuri or male-hetero oriented harem series, the polygynous relationship is informally referred to as a female harem or seraglios
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Magical Girl
Magical girl
Magical girl
(Japanese: 魔法 少女, Hepburn: mahō shōjo) is a subgenre of Japanese fantasy anime and manga which features girls who use magic. Although the genre has origins in Japan, it has been used as a motif outside Japan
Japan
in Western works such as Miraculous
Miraculous
Ladybug, Star vs
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Yaoi
Yaoi
Yaoi
(/ˈjaʊi/; Japanese: やおい, Japanese: [ja.o.i]), primarily known as boys' love (BL) (ボーイズ ラブ, bōizu rabu) in Japan, is a Japanese genre of fictional media focusing on romantic or sexual relationships between male characters, typically marketed for a female audience and usually created by female authors. Yaoi
Yaoi
also attracts male readers, but manga specifically marketed for a gay male audience (bara) is considered a separate genre. The main characters in yaoi usually conform to the formula of the seme (the "top", or dominant figure) who pursues the uke (the "bottom", or passive figure). Material classified as yaoi typically depicts gay relationships between male characters and may include homoerotic content. Although the yaoi genre is also called Boys' Love (commonly abbreviated as BL), the characters may be of any age above puberty, including adults
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Yuri (genre)
Yuri (百合, "lily"), also known by the wasei-eigo construction Girls' Love (ガールズラブ, gāruzu rabu),[3] is a Japanese jargon term for content and a genre involving love between women in manga, anime, and related Japanese media.[4][5] Yuri focuses on the sexual orientation or the romantic orientation aspects of the relationship, or both, the latter of which sometimes being called shōjo-ai by Western fandom.[6] The themes yuri deals with have their roots in the Japanese lesbian fiction of the early twentieth century,[7][8] with pieces such as Yaneura no Nishojo by Nobuko Yoshiya.[9] Nevertheless, it is not until the 1970s that lesbian-themed works began to appear in manga, by the hand of artists such as Ryoko Yamagishi and Riyoko Ikeda.[1] The 1990s brought new trends in manga and anime, as wel
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List Of Genres
This is a list of genres of literature and entertainment, excluding genres in the visual arts. Genre
Genre
is the term for any category of literature or other forms of art or entertainment, e.g. music, whether written or spoken, audio or visual, based on some set of stylistic criteria
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Mitsuru Adachi
assistant to Shinji Nagashima assistant to Isami IshiiKnown for MangaNotable work Touch H2 Katsu! Cross Game MixMovement MangaAwards Shogakukan
Shogakukan
Manga
Manga
Award (1982, 2008)Part of a series on
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Shotaro Ishinomori
Shotaro Ishinomori
Shotaro Ishinomori
(石ノ森 章太郎, Ishinomori Shōtarō, January 25, 1938 – January 28, 1998) was a Japanese manga artist who became an influential figure in manga, anime, and tokusatsu, creating several immensely popular long-running series such as Cyborg 009, the Super Sentai series and the Kamen Rider
Kamen Rider
Series
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