History UsefulNotes / AnimeAndManga

14th Oct '16 12:37:30 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Western animation tends to have a higher frame rate then TV anime works, as anime is so prevalent that episodes need to be made quickly and on a budget, especially if they are trying to keep up with the manga. This means there's lot of anime out there which is [[TheyJustDidntCare relatively low quality]], in terms of animation. Frequent use of panning over stills and blatantly recycling animation are ways you'll see it. There's plenty of great animation as well, though.

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* Western animation tends to have a higher frame rate then TV anime works, as anime is so prevalent that episodes need to be made quickly and on a budget, especially if they are trying to keep up with the manga. This means there's lot of anime out there which is [[TheyJustDidntCare relatively low quality]], quality, in terms of animation. Frequent use of panning over stills and blatantly recycling animation are ways you'll see it. There's plenty of great animation as well, though.
6th Feb '16 11:43:31 PM nombretomado
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Basically an animated show or movie done the Japanese way, with their iconic style of art. While the West seems to be in TheDarkAgeOfAnimation, Anime for a long time flourished in Japan and even outside it. The situation has changed somewhat, due in part to the East Asian economic crisis, changing Western tastes, Japan's aging demographics, and its unique TV situation (six network channels; satellite channels have about 10% penetration and cable isn't even a thing; shows that don't have strong appeal for the after-school crowd can't pull competitive ratings and [[OtakuOClock air in the red-eye time slots]]). Don't go thinking [[AnimationAgeGhetto all cartoons are for kids]], because Anime, like its originator Manga, is marketed across all demographics, from young children all the way up to senior citizens and middle-aged business men. Conversely,[[AllAnimeIsNaughtyTentacles not all anime consists of naughty tentacles]]: the majority is age appropriate for the demographic and hentai, essentially explicit or pornographic anime, while it exists, does not make up the majority of works in the genre. Anime is similarly differentiated from Western cartoons in similar ways as manga is to comics:

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Basically an animated show or movie done the Japanese way, with their iconic style of art. While the West seems to be in TheDarkAgeOfAnimation, UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfAnimation, Anime for a long time flourished in Japan and even outside it. The situation has changed somewhat, due in part to the East Asian economic crisis, changing Western tastes, Japan's aging demographics, and its unique TV situation (six network channels; satellite channels have about 10% penetration and cable isn't even a thing; shows that don't have strong appeal for the after-school crowd can't pull competitive ratings and [[OtakuOClock air in the red-eye time slots]]). Don't go thinking [[AnimationAgeGhetto all cartoons are for kids]], because Anime, like its originator Manga, is marketed across all demographics, from young children all the way up to senior citizens and middle-aged business men. Conversely,[[AllAnimeIsNaughtyTentacles not all anime consists of naughty tentacles]]: the majority is age appropriate for the demographic and hentai, essentially explicit or pornographic anime, while it exists, does not make up the majority of works in the genre. Anime is similarly differentiated from Western cartoons in similar ways as manga is to comics:
18th Aug '15 8:13:46 PM nombretomado
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!JapaneseHonorifics and UsefulNotes/NamesInJapanese.

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!JapaneseHonorifics !UsefulNotes/JapaneseHonorifics and UsefulNotes/NamesInJapanese.
23rd Jul '15 6:11:01 PM nombretomado
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Anime is somewhat of a different story. While there are Korean and Chinese anime, it's pretty much non-existent in the West, or even on the internet, so good luck with that. Anime's influence however has definitely been felt worldwide, and many animated works tend to be {{Animesque}}, or created with a similar style or in the spirit of Japanese animation (''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', ''MegasXLR'', etc.). While there isn't exactly anything Western that one could pin down and say ''is'' Western anime, ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' is the closest thing you can find.

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Anime is somewhat of a different story. While there are Korean and Chinese anime, it's pretty much non-existent in the West, or even on the internet, so good luck with that. Anime's influence however has definitely been felt worldwide, and many animated works tend to be {{Animesque}}, or created with a similar style or in the spirit of Japanese animation (''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', ''MegasXLR'', ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'', etc.). While there isn't exactly anything Western that one could pin down and say ''is'' Western anime, ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' is the closest thing you can find.
1st Jun '15 9:17:28 AM TheKaizerreich
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* ''(name)-sama'': Pretty much the equivalent of 'lord', it's extremely respectful and used to address gods, nobility or just someone you revere above all others. More common in historical-based works, unless it's used jokingly, but in very strict Japanese house holds it is still common to adress the parents and older siblings this way. Also see the OneeSame trope, which typically has a SchoolGirlLesbians bend when it's not an actual older sister.

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* ''(name)-sama'': Pretty much the equivalent of 'lord', it's extremely respectful and used to address gods, nobility or just someone you revere above all others. More common in historical-based works, unless it's used jokingly, but in very strict Japanese house holds it is still common to adress the parents and older siblings this way. Also see the OneeSame OneeSama trope, which typically has a SchoolGirlLesbians bend when it's not an actual older sister.
1st Jun '15 9:16:39 AM TheKaizerreich
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* '''Seinen''', despite being the older counterpart to Shonen, is in many ways vastly different. While many works still involve action, psychology and personal drama start coming into play. Plot and character interaction are more important, and there is a strong sense of DarkerAndEdgier. Conversely, there are those titles that are definitely holdovers from Shonen, just with sexier women, more romance, and explicit material with older protagonists. Hentai is also under the header of Seinen, and if you want yaoi that is actually written for and by gay men, as opposed to for and by women, then you'll want {{Bara}}, which is seinen.

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* '''Seinen''', despite being the older counterpart to Shonen, is in many ways vastly different. While many works still involve action, psychology and personal drama start coming into play. Plot and character interaction are more important, and there is a strong sense of DarkerAndEdgier. Conversely, there are those titles that are definitely holdovers from Shonen, just with sexier women, more romance, and explicit material with older protagonists. Hentai is also under the header of Seinen, and if you want yaoi that is actually written for and by gay men, as opposed to for and by women, then you'll want {{Bara}}, which is seinen.
seinen or OtokonokoGenre, which strictly involves more girly cross-dressing characters usually, but not always, engaging in [[invoked]] HoYay.



* ''(name)-sama'': Pretty much the equivalent of 'lord', it's extremely respectful and used to address gods, nobility or just someone you revere above all others. More common in historical-based works, unless it's used jokingly.

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* ''(name)-sama'': Pretty much the equivalent of 'lord', it's extremely respectful and used to address gods, nobility or just someone you revere above all others. More common in historical-based works, unless it's used jokingly.
jokingly, but in very strict Japanese house holds it is still common to adress the parents and older siblings this way. Also see the OneeSame trope, which typically has a SchoolGirlLesbians bend when it's not an actual older sister.
1st Jun '15 9:10:53 AM TheKaizerreich
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* {{Sentai}}: A team of fighters with matching uniforms and crazy poses and attack speeches. Think ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' and you'll know exactly what this genre, is but animated.

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* {{Sentai}}: A team of fighters with matching uniforms and crazy poses and attack speeches. Think ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' and you'll know exactly what this genre, is but genre is, except animated.



* MagicalGirl: A cute young girl, often a preteen, can use some form of magic, and she uses it to fight evil against great odds. There's more to it than that but you get the gist. Exemplified by ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' and ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura''.

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* MagicalGirl: A cute young girl, often a preteen, can use some form of magic, and she uses it to fight evil against great odds. There's more to it than that but you get the gist. Exemplified by ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' and ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura''. There are also 3 common sub-genres:
** the CuteWitch, who is an inherently magically gifted character
** the MagicIdolSinger, who is either a girl who defeats crime via things like MagicMusic or uses her magic to ''become'' an idol
** the MagicalGirlWarrior, which sometimes incorporates elements of {{Sentai}}, where the story is about the protagonist(s) defeating evil with magic and action in a SuperHero style tale; MagicalGirlWarrior series like the aforementioned ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' are the most known in the west



* {{Harem|Genre}}: In which a guy, who may or may not be deserving, is saddled with a veritable harem of girls who are fighting for his love. He may be ObliviousToLove or just not like any of them. Again though, HilarityEnsues.

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* {{Harem|Genre}}: In which a guy, guy (or more rarely a girl), who may or may not be deserving, is saddled with a veritable harem of boys and/or girls who are fighting for his the protagonists love. He (S)he may be ObliviousToLove or just not like any of them. Again though, HilarityEnsues.
1st Jun '15 8:57:18 AM TheKaizerreich
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So remember, if you hear a character by the name of Akira being talked about, it's just as likely a male as a female. And likewise, a character named Tomoyo is going to be a girl a while Tomoya would be a boy. Also, there isn't a standard for Japanese-to-English romanization, so things can get a bit wonky when it crosses the sea. You'll want to see JapaneseRomanization for that. One big thing to know though it that the 'L' sound [[JapaneseRanguage doesn't exist in Japanese]], and will usually be replaced with an 'R' sound for non-Japanese names and words in original dialogue. It's how you get names like [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Rorand turning into Roland]] once it's translated.

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So remember, if you hear a character by the name of Akira being talked about, it's just as likely a male as a female. And likewise, Likewise, a character named Tomoyo is going to be a girl a while a Tomoya would be a boy. Also, there isn't a standard for Japanese-to-English romanization, so things can get a bit wonky when it crosses the sea. You'll want to see JapaneseRomanization for that. One big thing to know though it that the 'L' sound [[JapaneseRanguage doesn't exist in Japanese]], and will usually be replaced with an 'R' sound for non-Japanese names and words in original dialogue. It's how you get names like [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Rorand turning into Roland]] once it's translated.
1st Jun '15 8:55:56 AM TheKaizerreich
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So remember, if you hear a character by the name of Akira being talked about, it's just as likely a male as a female. And likewise, a character named Tomoyo is going to be a girl. Also, there isn't a standard for Japanese-to-English romanization, so things can get a bit wonky when it crosses the sea. You'll want to see JapaneseRomanization for that. One big thing to know though it that the 'L' sound [[JapaneseRanguage doesn't exist in Japanese]], and will usually be replaced with an 'R' sound for non-Japanese names and words in original dialogue. It's how you get names like [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Rorand turning into Roland]] once it's translated.

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So remember, if you hear a character by the name of Akira being talked about, it's just as likely a male as a female. And likewise, a character named Tomoyo is going to be a girl.girl a while Tomoya would be a boy. Also, there isn't a standard for Japanese-to-English romanization, so things can get a bit wonky when it crosses the sea. You'll want to see JapaneseRomanization for that. One big thing to know though it that the 'L' sound [[JapaneseRanguage doesn't exist in Japanese]], and will usually be replaced with an 'R' sound for non-Japanese names and words in original dialogue. It's how you get names like [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Rorand turning into Roland]] once it's translated.
25th Feb '15 12:33:29 PM N1KF
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!Translation, [[Changes and Censoring outside of Japan

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!Translation, [[Changes Changes and Censoring outside of Japan
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