Anime is a word that needs no definition to millions
of young people around the world -- but here's a description anyway,
since you may be one of the millions who isn't familiar with the term.
Anime is Japanese animation, and is hugely popular in Japan, a part
of everyday life. The word is used to include quite a variety of animated
TV series and films.
Often anime characters are drawn with large
eyes and smallish noses. The animation uses sharp lines and
may use less detail than Hollywood-style animation. Video games and
mangas (Japanese comic books) are drawn in this style as well. Plots
are often more complex and mature than Western-style cartoons or comic
books, including violence and characters dying. Fantasy adventures
and romance are part of the mix as well. There are so many different
types of anime that there is something for everyone.
Youth culture cuts across national boundaries more
and more nowadays, and anime products are a good example. From Japan
to the United States, from China to Sweden, their popularity only increases.
There are many fan events going on worldwide. In the U.S. in 2004, over
one hundred thousand people attended Katsucon, Otakon, Anime Expo and
similar events -- many of them in full costume. Now, anime is being
created in places other than Japan.
Of course, not all anime fans are young. People of
all ages enjoy this unique art form.
One study of its popularity projected that the
worldwide market is approaching $100 billion, in US funds. That's a
lot! This includes films, television, DVDs, tshirts, trading cards,
and other merchandise.
Anime posters are among the merchandise that is growing
in popularity. Inexpensive, easy to ship, and creating an environment
in whatever space is available, they offer fans a way to immerse themselves
in the realm of imagination.
Rosana Hart writes about many popular poster categories
at her website http://www.infoandhelp.com/posters/
and a selection of anime posters can be seen there.
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