Anime (アニメ?, an abbreviated Japanese pronunciation of "animation", pronounced in Japanese, but typically /ˈænɪmeɪ/ or /ˈænɪmə/ in English) is animation in Japan. The rest of the worldregards anime as "Japanese animation". Anime originated about 1917.
Anime, like manga (Japanese comics), is extremely popular in Japan and well known throughout the world. Distributors can release animevia television broadcasts, directly to video, or theatrically, as well as online.
Both hand-drawn and computer animated anime exist. It is used in television series, films, video, video games,commercials, and internet-based releases, and represents most, if not all, genres of fiction.
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The kanji for "manga" from Seasonal Passersby (Shiki no Yukikai), 1798,by Santō Kyōden and Kitao Shigemasa.
Manga (in kanji 漫画; in hiragana まんが; in katakana マンガ?, (English: /ˈmɑːŋɡə/) are comics and print cartoons (sometimes also called komikku コミック?), in the Japaneselanguage and conforming to the style developed in Japan in the late 20th century. In their modern form, manga date from shortly after World War II, but they have a long, complexpre-history in earlier Japanese art
Cosplay (コスプレ, kosupure?), short for "costume roleplay", is a type of performance art whose participants outfit themselves, with often-elaborate costumes andaccessories, as a specific character or idea. Characters are usually sourced in various Japanese and East Asian media, including manga, anime, tokusatsu, comic books, graphic novels, video games, andfantasy movies. Other sources include performers from J-pop, J-rock, visual kei, fantasy music stories (such as stories by the band Sound Horizon), novels, and objects from cyberspace or the real worldthat are unique and dramatic (especially if they have or can be given an anthropomorphic form).
Cosplay participants ("cosplayers") form a subculture centered around wearing their costumes and...