Anime Dvd Place

Written by Joy MacKay
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Combining Asian-inspired animation techniques with intriguing storylines, anime films have received a strong cult following. With complex storylines and delicate humor, anime has been enthralling audiences for decades. Anime is the art of Japanese animation. It began to flourish in the early 20th century, at the hands of Osamu Tezuka. He began to incorporate a style similar to Walt Disney's, creating characters with big, round, shiny eyes.

Anime incorporates this "cute" style of animation with the darker elements in life. By incorporating the surreal and spiritual, anime has a deeper feel than most animated features. As other artists mimicked Tezuka's style of drawing, anime began to take off.

Popularity of Anime

Anime is no two-bit industry. In fact, the anime industry is a booming one, using technology to release anime films on DVD. Some even consider it a rival to America's Hollywood film industry, for the high revenues anime brings in internationally.

Ever since Tezuka's Astro Boy aired in the United States in 1963, U.S. fascination with the industry has steadily grown. The anime industry has gone on to infiltrate the television, video game, and comic book worlds. Anime has long been enjoyed by adults and children, of all ages and origins.

Anime for Adults

Because of adult themes sometimes handled in anime films, anime movies have received a reputation for violence and suggestiveness. However, much like Hollywood films come in all ratings and genres, there is a broad range of anime movies. Perhaps the best anime movies for the family are those appealing to all ages, but adults can also find movies of greater maturity, in theme and action.

With intricate plots, poetic songs, and well-rounded characters, it's no wonder anime appeals to adults. The films tend to be introspective and fantastic, intrigued with human reaction and emotion. Anime films can be enjoyed in different layers, making for interesting repeat viewing.

Animes on DVD

Because anime films aren't shown in U.S. movie theatres, the best place to view them is in your own home. Whether you're curling up with a Love Hina DVD, or watching a Final Fantasy movie, you can enjoy the wonder of anime. Many people come to love anime, in all forms.


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