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Archive for Manga and anime

King of Thorn, the animation

Jan 28, 2012 No Comments

King of Thorn is an anime movie that comes from a six volume manga. The idea is pretty interesting even though there are dozens of other similar ideas out there: an apocalyptic world where only a few people can be saved. The characters in it are well characterized and you sympathize with them in the [...]

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Purupuru Pururin, a nonexistent anime

Dec 31, 2011 1 Comment

Purupuru Pururin is a song from an anime that does not really exist. What?? Okay, let’s start over. The series “Welcome to NHK” is an anime that tells the story of a hikikomori. The neighbour of this hikikomori is an otaku called Yamakazi, who is obsessed with the anime “Purupuru Pururin”, which theme blasts from [...]

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Welcome to N.H.K, the anime version

Dec 13, 2011 No Comments

This anime is based on the manga with the same name. The biggest difference between manga and anime is that manga focuses more on adults (+18), and anime softens certain aspects in order to reach a wider audience. “Welcome to NHK” is about the life of a hikikomori (Tatsuhiro Satōu), who shows his fear of the outside [...]

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Gundam, the giant robot

Nov 16, 2011 No Comments

The eccentricity of the Japanese and their fascinating perspective on certain issues continues to amaze everyone. Japanese manga and anime can manifest as TV-series anywhere in the world. We all have seen one in one way or the other, whether we are aware of it or not. Gundam is a manga that was created in [...]

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Moe: what it means

Nov 10, 2011 No Comments

As in all cultures, there are words that are only used within certain groups. People, who are not familiar with these groups, usually do not know the meaning of these words. Most, if not all, professions and hobbies have corresponding jargon, only used in that particular environment. Sometimes these jargon words escape the environment and [...]

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The origin of manga and its creator Osamu Tezuka

Apr 19, 2011 No Comments

Osamu Tezuka is the creator of modern day manga, and is also called “The God of manga”. For those who aren’t manga connoisseurs, they might have never heard of this Japanese person. When most people hear the following titles such as Janguru Taitei, we think someone is talking about quantum fisics. Below, we’ll get to [...]

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A short history about manga

Apr 18, 2011 No Comments

Well, we’ve already discussed what is anime  and what is manga. It’s time to know a little more about the history of manga. Although the Japanese already made illustrations in the eleventh century, the modern day manga originates from the illustrations, as well as the comics of the nineteenth century and acquired its present characteristics [...]

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