Now that you’ve heard me drone on and on about the basics, I’m sure you want to finally just watch some anime. Last chapter, I mentioned that it’s vital to follow the common-sense solutions when looking for a new title. However, this chapter, I’d like to give a more concrete footing of places to start. [...]
By this point, you should be ready to start looking into finding a title to enjoy. Still, it might be overwhelming to even consider where to begin with hundreds of titles out there, most of which being terrible, or laden with so many obscure inside jokes that they seem like they’re written in another language [...]
With the way many anime fans talk with each other, it can sometimes sound like a completely different language. For new fans, this can be particularly daunting. Even experienced fans tend to be surprised by the occasional outmoded word, or new term that arises. So, I hope that this list provides insight into the strange [...]
Stick with the hobby long enough, and this question is certain to come up: “Do you like Subs or Dubs?” This will probably be your first exposure to fan jargon, which will be explained in detail in a later installment.
For this segment, we’re probably better off asking “What makes anime special, compared to normal cartoons?“This can be answered in a number of ways. And, frankly, it will be. However, all explanations tend to wind down to a few key points.
The first thing that should be addressed in this series of guides is the simple question of what anime actually is. If we want to go about this in an academic way, we could go with the Random House dictionary’s definition: A Japanese style of motion-picture animation, characterized by highly stylized, colorful art, futuristic settings, [...]
Anime is a hobby that is enjoyed by many. However, at the same time, there are many mysteries, stereotypes, and stigmas that deter those who might find some enjoyment in the medium. This series of posts came about to clear the air on these issues, and provide some insight into anime as a whole. Let [...]