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Aka anime comic, Cine-Manga (a trademark of Tokyopop), Ani-Manga, visual manga.

In this genre, the artist adapts animation to the comic-book medium by taking actual frames from the cartoon and adding word balloons. Often made obvious by the difference between characters and background.

This seems to be originally an anime/manga thing that has spread to the West. It is not known how closely related to fumetti this phenomenon might be.


Especially funny if the anime was a manga first. Recursive Adaptation here we go!

Apparently this medium experienced a brief boom in the United States circa 1980, when it was known as "Film Novels", but faded when home video became popular because it was marketed as a substitute for being able to watch the actual movie.

For photographic comics that rent based on anything, see Photo Comic.



    Films (Animated) 

    Films (Live Action) 

    Live Action TV 

    Western Animation 


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