Tag Archives: Anime

Anime Fandom in North America
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August 11, 2013 posted by Fred Patten

Anime Fandom in North America

Anime fandom in the U.S. and Canada began when the Japanese animated TV program Raideen (Yuushu Raideen; Brave Raideen) began to be broadcast on American Japanese-community channels, in February 1976….

“Little Lulu” Anime
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May 7, 2013 posted by Charles Brubaker

“Little Lulu” Anime

Cartoonist Marjorie Henderson Buell (“Marge”) made it big when she created Little Lulu in 1935. What was originally a magazine cartoon that appeared in Saturday Evening Post spawned a franchise,…

Outrageous Anime
FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE
May 5, 2013 posted by Fred Patten

Outrageous Anime

I would like to thank Dwight Decker for giving me the idea for this column, though maybe not exactly in the way that he expected. Dwight said in his comment…

Osomatsu-Kun
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April 30, 2013 posted by Charles Brubaker

Osomatsu-Kun

Cartoonist Fujio Akatsuka (1935-2008) is a household name in Japan. He pioneered in “gag manga”, Japanese comics that are based around jokes and humor. Fujio made comics with outrageous characters…

Calimero
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April 23, 2013 posted by Charles Brubaker

Calimero

It’s not often that a studio buys a license to do a show based on a foreign cartoon, but it happens. One of the more famous instances is The Smurfs,…

“Pyun Pyun Maru”
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April 16, 2013 posted by Charles Brubaker

“Pyun Pyun Maru”

Toei Animation has a long history with animation, producing lavishly-animated features and theatrical shorts since its establishment in 1948. In the wake of Mushi Production’s success with Astroboy, Toei began…

Cat Girls
FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE
April 7, 2013 posted by Fred Patten

Cat Girls

Cat girls. The Japanese invented them. What distinguishes Japanese “cat girls” from Western anthropomorphized/funny animals in general, is that they are drawn as human with only the animal ears and…