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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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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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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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Kazuo Koike
Kazuo Koike
Kazuo Koike
(小池 一夫, Koike Kazuo, born May 8, 1936 in Daisen, Akita Prefecture) is a prolific Japanese manga writer (gensakusha), novelist and entrepreneur.Contents1 Career 2 Graduates of Koike's Gekiga Sonjuku 3 Bibliography 4 Awards 5 Notes 6 References 7 External linksCareer[edit] Early in Koike's career, he studied under Golgo 13
Golgo 13
creator Takao Saito and served as a writer on the series. Koike, along with artist Goseki Kojima, made the manga Kozure Okami (Lone Wolf and Cub), and Koike also contributed to the scripts for the 1970s film adaptations of the series, which starred famous Japanese actor Tomisaburo Wakayama
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Hisashi Eguchi
Hisashi Eguchi
Hisashi Eguchi
(江口 寿史, Eguchi Hisashi, born March 29, 1956) is a Japanese manga artist and one of Japan's most prominent illustrators of female characters.[1] He made his professional manga debut with Susume!! Pirates[ja 1] in the manga anthology Weekly Shōnen Jump
Weekly Shōnen Jump
in 1977. Other notable works include Stop!! Hibari-kun![ja 2] (adapted into an anime television series in 1983), and the gag series Charamono[ja 3]. Eguchi married idol Mari Mizutani (ja:水谷麻里) in 1990.Contents1 Biography 2 Advertising 3 Notes and references 4 External linksBiography[edit] Hisashi Eguchi
Hisashi Eguchi
is known for his female character illustrations and fashion awareness.Hisashi began drawing at an early age, fascinated by the then-starting Japanese TV broadcasting.[2] He got to know manga through Osamu Tezuka's Astro Boy
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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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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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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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George Akiyama
George Akiyama
George Akiyama
(ジョージ秋山, Jōji Akiyama, born Yūji Akiyama (秋山 勇二), April 27, 1943 in Ashikaga, Tochigi
Ashikaga, Tochigi
Prefecture, Japan) is a Japanese manga artist known for dealing with controversial and incendiary topics in many of his works.[1][2] He was born the second boy of five siblings. He has an older brother and older sister and younger brother and younger sister
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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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Hideo Azuma
Hideo Azuma
Hideo Azuma
(吾妻 ひでお, Azuma Hideo, real name 吾妻 日出夫, pronounced the same) (born February 6, 1950 in Urahoro, Hokkaidō, Japan) is Japanese manga artist. Azuma made his professional debut in 1969 in the Akita Shoten manga magazine Manga Ō. He is most well known for his science fiction lolicon-themed works appearing in magazines such as Weekly Shōnen Champion, as well as children's comedy series such as Nanako SOS
Nanako SOS
and Little Pollon
Little Pollon
(which both became anime television series in the early 1980s). Beginning in 1978, his works began appearing almost exclusively in smaller niche magazines such as Bessatsu Kisōten, including works like Fujōri Nikki. In 1979, Azuma published his lolicon manga White Cybele, the first manga of its kind in Japan
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Clamp (manga Artists)
Current:Nanase Ohkawa Mokona Tsubaki Nekoi Satsuki IgarashiFormer:O-Kyon Sei Nanao Tamayo Akiyama Leeza Sei Sōshi Hishika Kazue Nakamori Shinya ŌmiWebsite www.clamp-net.comPart of a series on Anime
Anime
and mangaAnimeHistory Industry Original net animationOriginal video animation Fansub FandubCompanies Longest seriesMangaHistory International market Mangaka
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Osamu Dezaki
Osamu Dezaki
Osamu Dezaki
(出﨑 統, Dezaki Osamu, November 18, 1943 – April 17, 2011[1]), also known as Makura Saki (崎枕, Saki Makura), Kan Matsudo (松戸完, Matsudo Kan), Toru Yabuki (矢吹徹, Yabuki Toru) or Kuyou Sai (斉九洋, Sai Kuyou), was a Japanese anime director, born on November 18, 1943 in Shinagawa, Tokyo.[2][3]Contents1 Biography 2 Death 3 Personal life 4 Works4.1 Television series 4.2 Television specials 4.3 Original video animations 4.4 Movies5 References 6 External linksBiography[edit] Dezaki started out as a manga artist while still in high school. In 1963 he joined Mushi Production, which was founded by manga and anime pioneer Osamu Tezuka
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Yukinobu Hoshino
Yukinobu Hoshino
Yukinobu Hoshino
(星野 之宣, Hoshino Yukinobu, born January 29, 1954) is a Japanese manga artist. He was born in Kushiro, Hokkaidō and dropped out of Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music mid-semester from the fine arts department. He made his debut in 1975 with Kotetsu no Queen and with Harukanaru Asa won the Tezuka prize for an outstanding manga. On 1976, he wrote Blue City for Shukan Shonen Jump. He won an Excellence Prize at the 2008 Japan Media Arts Festival for Munakata Kyouju Ikouroku.[1] Initially, his artistic style was similar to that of Mikiya Mochizuki and had humoristic touches, but moved on to the gekiga style. He is known for using the gekiga style to create detailed and serious science fiction stories based on American and European SF novels but creating a completely different storyline. He had also drawn various works based on ancient and pre-historic histories
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Tetsuo Hara
Tetsuo Hara
Tetsuo Hara
(Japanese: 原 哲夫, Hepburn: Hara Tetsuo, born September 2, 1961) is a Japanese manga artist, best known for drawing the series Fist of the North Star
Fist of the North Star
(known as Hokuto no Ken in Japan), which he co-authored with Buronson. He is cousin to comedian Ryo Fukawa.Contents1 Career 2 Works2.1 Manga2.1.1 Serials 2.1.2 One-shots2.2 Novel Illustrations 2.3 Other works3 References 4 External linksCareer[edit] A native of Tokyo, Hara attended Hongō Junior and Senior High School and worked as an assistant to manga artist Yoshihiro Takahashi
Yoshihiro Takahashi
after graduating. As an amateur, he won the first prize of the 33rd Fresh Jump award for his boxing short story Super Challenger. Hara's professional career began with his first published work: Mad Fighter in 1982
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