Anime is one of the most famous Japanese cultures in the world. I think many foreigners often like anime because they like Japan.
Why became so famous?
And what is different from anime in other countries?
This time, I would like to introduce the recommended animations.
What is Anime?
Some people may not know very well, so I would like to briefly introduce animation.
The animation is an abbreviation of animation, which describes a story or every day that unfolds in a two-dimensional world.
Instead of being actually performed by humans, images are created with pictures and CG, so there is no limit to production, so you can express anything.
Anime is produced not only in Japan but also overseas. The famous thing that everyone knows is Disney.
Most of these overseas animes are made to be visible to children under 12 years of age.
This time, I summarized three reasons why Japanese animation is now standing all over the world.
First, Adult can also enjoy it
It is not just R18 to say that adults can enjoy it, but it is not simply a story for children, but a content that is deeply meaningful for adults.
Overseas, I think there are many animations for children.
Famous places are Disney.
Even in Japan, “Pokemon”, “Doraemon”, “Conan”, etc. are works that can be enjoyed by adults and children.
Other works such as “Attack on Titan” and especially “Ghibli” are also works that make adults think deeply.
Such work also grabs the hearts of adults and gives impressive stories.
Second, A wide range of anime genres.
The genre of Japanese animation is wide anyway.
Love, school/youth, action battle, robot, fantasy, dark fantasy, survival, suspense, near future, gag, science fiction, a different world, every day, sports, psychic power, youkai, horror, history, idols, etc.
There are so many different types of genres that there are no sharps.
The genre is wide enough to attract a lot of people and keeps anime fans bored.
So there are many fans in Japan and all over the world.
Because there are so many types, there are works that become popular in any country.
Not long ago, the Attack on Titan became famous. This is something we have never heard of, fighting between cannibals and humans.
And recently, “Devil Blade” has become famous. This is the content that people and demons fight.
There are so many genres, and new works come out every month so I don’t get bored.
Third, the quality of animation is high.
Overseas, many expensive works are made to pursue reality and fanciness. They roam around the globe and use real explosives to blow up luxury cars. And you spend a lot of money on CG as well.
If you look at the actual cost of making a Disney movie, you’re paying a lot of money.
It seems that the most expensive production in the world was “Pirates of the Caribbean / World End”, a popular work starring Johnny Depp, released in 2007.
It seems that it costs about $ 375 million.
Even in an animated movie, “Rapunzel on the tower” seems to be made for about $ 30.87 million.
Compared to such an extraordinary overseas work, the production cost of Japanese animation (calculation of 13 episodes in 1 cool) is about $ 3 million.
Still, it is quite expensive, but you can see that there a considerable difference in production costs compared to overseas.
It’s amazing to think that Japanese anime is producing such high-quality work at such a low production cost.
Japanese anime has always valued “how to make high-quality work with low production cost”
Therefore, since the production cost is low, many works can be made, and the high quality of drawing, etc. makes it possible to make many works that can not be compared with overseas animation.
It means that you can make 100 anime in Japan with the money to make Rapunzel on the tower.
What works have become famous in the world?
In 1963, Tezuka Osamu’s “ASTRO BOY” or “Astro Boy” broadcasted in the United States in 1963 as a work that made Japanese anime famous in the world. From there, the word “animation” spread gradually overseas.
Another thing that made Japanese anime famous is Ghibli. In 2003, Hayao Miyazaki’s “Spirited Away” won the 75th Academy Awards for Best Animation.
To date, only this work has won this award. (As of 2019) In addition, Ghibli works such as “Princess Mononoke” and “Howl’s Moving Castle” are also highly appreciated overseas.
In 2016, “Spirited Away” also ranked number one in the top 50 anime rankings from the 21st century to 2016, announced by an American movie site (The Playlist).
I think you learned about Japanese anime.
Anime has unlimited potential, and Japanese anime is able to use its strengths to express stories.
So it is a work that is exciting, sad, loving and enjoyable.
And it highly valued all over the world because it can provide high quality works with the delicate ability of Japanese people.
Animation can express such humanity well.
If you haven’t seen Japanese animation, please take a look.
Ghibli especially recommended.
I like Ghibli music very much.
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