Tag Archives: Anime

Osomatsu-Kun
LOST PLANET ANIME
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
LOST PLANET ANIME
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…

How Home Video Created Anime Fandom
FUNNY ANIMALS AND MORE
March 24, 2013 posted by Fred Patten

How Home Video Created Anime Fandom

Editor’s Note: I’ve just spent the weekend in Denver Colorado at the Summit on Anime In North America where a group of selected professionals held several lectures and discussions centering…