Featured Articles tagged as "History and Culture"
11 Anime and Manga Featuring Nazis
In popular culture, next to zombies, Nazi's have been our go-to stock characters for when lazy writers needed the ultimate evil enemy. Here are 11 examples of Nazis in anime and manga!
Oy Vey! 10+ Jewish Characters in Anime!
The Jewish population in Japan may be tiny (IT'S UNDER 9000!), but there's a long history of exchange between Jewish and Japanese culture. Here's some historical background and a list of stand-out Jewish characters in anime, manga, and light novels.
Anime vs Cartoons: A Comparative Analysis
Whether you prefer one or the other, there's notable differences between what's popular in American animation versus Japanese animation. What caused the art of animation to evolve so differently in these two countries, and how have the different approaches been coming together in recent years?
Utopian and Dystiopian Societies in Anime
The idea of utopian and dystopian societies can be traced back to classic literature and philosophies…and, of course, there are plenty of examples to be found in anime.
5 Anime Experiences You Can Try in Real Life
If you watch enough anime, you'll start to notice a lot of common activities and scenarios the characters find themselves in. Luckily, you don't even have to go to Japan to experience some of them. Read on to find out how!
First Anime Series of Every Genre (Well, 10 of Them Anyway)
Do you know what was the first Racing anime series? Or the first Ninja anime series? What about the first Real Robot series to be aired? In this article, we’ll be looking at 10 of the first anime series of the different genres we have in anime today.
A Comprehensive Guide to Chinese Anime
Just about everyone on this site is familiar with Japanese Animation (anime), but what about their next-door neighbors across the ocean? In this article, we’ll take a look into the development of Chinese anime, from its beginnings to the present, and some examples to check out.
Top 20 Popular Anime Names for Boys and Girls on MAL
As our beloved medium grows bigger and bigger, it has become apparent that certain anime names are used more often than others... a lot more often. Here is a list of the 20 most common names for boys and girls in anime.
Top 10 Hip-Hop Music Videos feat. Badass Anime Rap
Yo! Check it out yo! Japan is famous for its unique adaptations of hip-hop music. But what about vise versa? There are actually quite a few anime-inspired rap lyrics in western music. Let's explore some famous anime references in hip-hop, as well as the array of rap tunes and rappers in anime!
Top 7 Must-Watch Japanese Live-Action Films
Sometimes Japan makes movies with real people. Sometimes they're not even based on a manga! Sometimes they're even *GASP* masterpieces of world cinema! There's a wide world of live-action Japanese film out there to explore. These seven masterpieces should get you started.
Hikikomori and NEET in Anime and Culture
What does NEET stand for? What's the difference between NEETs and hikikomori? You may think you know the answers to those questions, but if your knowledge comes only from anime, you might want to read this.
All About Dakimakura: Comfy, Cuddly Pillow-Girlfriends!
Pillows, a source of comfortable cuddles are taken to the next level with dakimakura. From comfort pillows to 'waifu' pillows, the dakimakura is equal parts loved and scorned by anime fans. So let's take a closer look at where they came from, and what they've become today!
What The Hell Is a Fujoshi? [Meaning]
Fujoshi can definitely claim to be one of the most contentious words ever. With so many uses and meanings, and all of these with different emotional interpretations, it's no wonder many are thoroughly confused. It's definitely time to put fujoshi under the microscope.
7 Japanese Novels Anime Fans Should Read
We are mostly all here to watch anime and read manga, but there is plenty more in Japanese fiction that we can take advantage of. Here is a primer on modern Japanese literature and novels translated to English that anime fans should consider reading.
The Evolution of the Anime Eye
Ever wonder why anime and manga feature characters with freakishly huge anime eyes so often? Well, here's a bit of information on why and how such a signature style choice is part of what makes this art form so awesome!
Anime World Tour: 7 Anime Set in 7 Continents
Anime has invaded the world, not only in real life, but also on screen. After all, the world is anime's stage. No continent, no matter how big or small, has gone unrecognized. Pack your bags because the anime world tour of a lifetime has just begun!
Otaku Girls: A Guide
Who are otaku girls? What are they like? How do you talk to one? What are some examples in anime? All these questions and more will be answered here, in our guide about the who's, where's, and what's about otaku girls in anime and in real life.