Anime and Manga in Japan

From books to Movies!

Studio Ghibli

Studio Ghibli is one of the most common known animation studios. The founders of studio Ghibli are Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata, and Toshio Suzuki. Over the years they have produced My neighbor Totoro (1988) Princess Mononoke (1997) Spirited away (2001 academy award) And Howl's moving castle (2004) There headquarters are located in Koganei, Tokyo, Japan.

Who did it all start with?

"The father of manga" also known as Osamu Tezuka created the first successful manga. This manga was called Astro Boy. He was a major part of why it became so popular. Here's a video of one of the first episodes...


In order to grow your audience, you have to betray there expectation. -Hayao Miyazaki

Stores where you can find merchandise!!

Hot topic is an American chain retail store, You can normally find them in malls. They have cultural related clothing. You can also find many clothing items with the Studio Ghibli characters on them. To see some of there clothing you can follow them on Instagram @hottopic

What's the difference between the two?

Anime is a distinct style of animation that was developed in the 1960's, while manga is a style of Japanese comic books and graphic novels. Anime is on screen and, manga is on paper.
My Neighbor Totoro Theme Song Tonari No Totoro
Totoro Theme Song - My Neighbor Totoro (Lyrics) (HD)