Anime or Manga Fan

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What is Anime?

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Anime (ān'ə-mā') n. A style of animation developed in Japan, characterized by stylized colorful art and often adult themes.

Anime is an abbreviation of the English word "animation", originating in Japan.
In Japan, Manga can refer to both animated cartoons and comics.

One of the most popular directors of Anime is Hayao Miyazaki

Some of his most popular titles include: Nausicaa (aka Warriors of the Wind), Howl's Moving Castle, Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke , My Neighbor Toturo, and Laputa - The Flying Island (aka Castle in the Sky).

Other titles your Anime fan would be familiar with are Sailor Moon, Steamboy see Steam Punk, and Akira, which has been described as "a true cyberpunk masterpiece", and a classic of epic proportion.

Gifts for the Anime or Manga Fan

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  • Of course, you can always start with the Anime section of Amazon Just remember that this section can have adult content.
  • Books - The ultimate book for Anime fans, The Anime Encyclopedia: A Guide to Japanese Animation Since 1917
  • Make them into a Manga character at All Pop Just send an image and they will create a personalized portrait in this Japanese art style.
  • If they are inspired by the Steampunk style in Steam Boy, take a look at Steampunk Lab for hundreds of projects, ranging from clothing to computer mashups.
  • Video Games - Nintendo was on the forefront of creating anime style video games with titles such as Pokémon, Donkey Kong and Mario. Nintendo's biggest rival was Sega with Sonic the Hedgehog. These characters were later turned into comics and movies with the accompanying merchandise.
  • Comics or Graphic Novels - Manga are Japanese comic books. Original Japanese manga are read from what Americans would consider to be "back to front." In Japan, manga are usually serialized in telephone book-size manga magazines, often containing many stories each presented in a single episode to be continued in the next issue.[1] Even if they can't read Japanese, a manga of their favorite series in the original format would make a unique gift.
  • Models and Figures - Remember Transformers? They were the first Japanese animation toy most American children played with. There is an animated series as well as the live action film You can find Voltron as well as Yu-Gi-Oh, Robotech and other anime themed items. Bandai [2] is the toy manufacturer for Power Rangers, Dragonball Z and Digimon. They are partnered with Cartoon Network and Disney.
  • Clothing - Start a Steampunk outfit with authentic Victorian clothing and accessories at Gentlemen's Emporium. Shirts with Japanese characters[3] are always a fun bonus.
  • For a tiny reminder of their Asian fixation, try a Kamibashi String Doll.
  • Accessories - For a wide variety of t-shirts, keychains, and all things Anime, Animenation.


  1. Manga
  2. Bandai
  3. Ultimate T-shirts

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