The History of Anime

By: Cameron Morales

Where Japanese Anime Began

Japanese Anime began in Japan in 1906 as small 50 black and white drawings called frames that were played in succession to create a movie of a sorts.

Progression Over Time

Over time the frames became more animated and colorful. More frames are made and played in faster succession to create more lively and longer movies. Later audio is also added for each of the characters speaking. It wasn't until the 90's into the 2000's that anime became like movies we see today.

Accuracy of Anime

Anime does not directly coincide with features and aspects that we see in the real world or in American cartoons. For instance in the features of the face are much different from our real facial features. The eyes are much larger than in real life. The nose is generally nonexistent or very small.

Top 5 Current Anime

1. Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood

2. Steins Gate

3. Gintama

4. Hunter x Hunter

5. Clannad: After Story


Ask any questions you may have