Homeschool Assignment: Anime

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August 15, 2018 by craykris

I love Anime, its my favourite thing to watch, in fact I love it so much I’ve decided to make it apart of my homeschooling curriculum.

What nationality is Anime?

Anime is a Japanese artform.

When was the first Anime art produced?

The history of Anime can be traced back to the start of the 20th century, with the earliest verifiable films dating from 1917. The first generation of animators in the late 1910s included Ōten Shimokawa, Jun’ichi Kōuchi and Seitaro Kitayama, commonly referred to as the “fathers” of Anime.

What was the first colour Anime series created?

The first colour Anime series was called The Tale Of  The White Serpent AKA Panda And The White Serpent. It was created by Toei Animation in 1958.

white serpent

What is the difference between Anime and Manga?

Anime and Manga often start of as a comic strip or a short film. Both were made by the Japanese but they have a lot of differences besides the fact that one is a show and one is a book. Anime is animation of a cartoonish show and Manga is book of pictures or comics (also graphic novels). They are not the same.

Give an example of your favourite graphic artist, and explain what you enjoy about the anime. 

My favourite cartoonist is Reki Kawahara who made “sword art online” witch is my favourite anime, i love the main storyline to it because it starts off simple and then gets far more complicated throughout the series.

sword art online

What makes anime such a special artform? What makes it different from Western artforms?

Popular western animation mostly cater for younger audiences.

How Anime is different is that it has more complex storylines which can be enjoyed by more mature audiences.

How can one become an anime artist?

Despite the popularity of Anime  there aren’t as many people working as Anime artists in South Africa. Anime and manga artists sell their products at conventions like fan con and Anime conventions.

To start off as a artist just draw every day and keep practicing.

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