Anime is the word used to describe Japanese animated movies, as it is the word in Japanese for animation. In 1917, Japanese animation first came into being but, the anime styles that we see today did not arrive until the 1960s. In the 1980s anime was introduced to the outside world. The audience for anime in Japan is huge and the distributors are not restricted as to their distribution and are permitted to distribute anime to television, video, theatre, and the Internet. East and Southeast Asia were the first to watch anime online and recently it has gained popularity in the West where you can now watch free anime online.
Many people see anime as an art form as the visual styles of anime vary from artist to artist and from studio to studio. Some of the styles are wild and exaggerated while others take a more realistic approach. Modern anime does not share an art style, as there are different styles used in anime. In spite of the obvious difference in styles, people see all of the styles as anime. The most common characteristics of anime are specific features such as large eyes, big hair, and short or elongated legs. Japanese calligraphy and painting have a strong influence on anime.
The proportions of the character’s bodies come directly from the human body. Whether the character’s body is small or elongated it is always proportionate. Some of the anime characters have taken on the look of the western cartoon characters where certain body parts are increased.
Anime films and series can be watched online free of any cost. The films and series anime come in many genres: romance, martial arts, sci-fi, mystery, comedy, fantasy, action, or supernatural. You can also find anime that is either subtitled or dubbed into English. Whatever kind of film or series entertains you, can be had with free anime online.
Anime fans that watch anime online are not like western cartoon fans, as the anime fans are more involved with the characters, especially with the series characters, as their journeys and adventures keep evolving. The anime fan is reminiscent of the American soap opera fans. Although the fans are aware that the characters are not real, nor do they depict real characters, their journeys and adventures appear to be real and feel real. Watching anime online brings the fan closer to the characters than watching a character on television.
The Discovery Channel’s parent company has partnered with The Hasbro Toy Company to introduce a new network called “The Hub”. It was announced that the American premiere of an anima production entitled Deltora Quest will be shown on the new network. Deltora Quest is an anime fantasy series. There are fifty-two episodes in the series, which are based on the novels of the Australian writer Emily Rodda.
Anime films and series are not restricted to any age group. Anyone can watch anime. However, whether you are planning on watching an American western cartoon or an anime film, or series, it is always good to know that parental guidance is involved. There are anime films and series that are of an adult nature and would definitely not be for the younger viewer. Just as the western cartoon has some violence, so does anime and it is up to the parents to glean the anime they want their children to watch.