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Manga and Anime


Anime is a term coming from the English word animation. Anime originates from Japan and consists of hand-drawn and computer animation. It describes all animated works, regardless of their style or origin.1)

Studio Ghibli

Studio Ghibli Inc. was founded on June 15, 1985, by directors Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata and producer Toshio Suzuki. It is a Japanese animation film studio with headquarters in Tokyo. Studio Ghibli is best known for its animated feature films. 2)

The most episodes

The anime with the most episodes (so far) is Sazae-san. It first aired on October 5, 1969, and is still in production. There are over 7000 episodes. 3)

60 percent of all animation

As of 2016, Japanese animation accounts for about 60 percent of all animation in the world. 4)

More paper for manga

In Japan, more paper is used to make manga than to make toilet paper. 5)

Namakura Gatana

The oldest fully preserved anime dates back to 1917 and is titled Namakura Gatana. This four-minute story about a samurai was created by Junichi Kouchi. 6)

anime.txt · Last modified: 2021/09/27 10:45 by rapidplatypus