ANIME (アニメ) • Anime started in 20th century • Japanese filmmakers begin to experiment with animation • First screening of Anime was a two-minute clip in 1917 • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs influenced Japanese animators. • Some of the early pioneers of Anime were: • Shimokawa Oten (しもかわ オテん） • Jun‘ichi Kouchi （じゅん’いち こうち） • Seitaro Kitayama （せいたろ きたやま)
CHARACTERISTICS OF ANIME: • Large Eyes • Inspired by American cartoon characters • Betty Boop • Mickey Mouse • Bambi • Big Hair • Aggravated Expression • Most anime characters are about seven to eight heads tall, and extreme heights are set around nine heads tall • Wide variety of facial expressions to denote moods and thoughts
Some Anime characters you might know: Astro Boy
Karaoke (カラオケ) • First karaoke machine made in 1971 • Brought the development of the first karaoke box in 1984. Soon, new businesses were formed from this concept and karaoke boxes were found across the country. • Daisuke Inoue • Founder of Karaoke
5 reasons for its popularity • Satisfies love for singing • A moment of shine like their favorite idol • Relieves stress • A time where people can use it as their advantage for political and business ends • Serves as a means of communication
Sports (スポーツ) • Two people face each other in a ring and push, grapple and try to throw each other. The one who forces his opponent to the ground or pushes him out of the ring is the winner. • Sumo (すも) Wrestling • Started around the Edo Period (1603-1868) • Matches were held to raise money
produced by the Japanese company Sanrio • Hello Kitty has an official theme park, Sanrio Puroland • Hello Kitty has its own television show in Japan and in America • Introduced in Japan in 1974 and brought to the United States in 1976 Hello Kitty (ハローキティ Harō Kiti)
Harajuku (はらじゅく) • Harajuku is a place known for stunning fashions. • Harajuku = Creative and theatrical, mix and match, with a sense of humor, encompassing images of many young adults around the Harajuku area. • Lolita - Baby Doll, also Gothic Lolita. • - Kogal - displaying disposable income, they look like suntanned valley girls. • - Ganguro - Bleached hair, deep tan, black/white eyeliner, platform shoes, bright colored clothes.
Video Game (ビデオゲーム) • 1985 the Japan-based company Nintendo（にんてんど） released a system called "Family Computer" or "Famicom" in Japan • Japanese companies such as Sega and NEC soon followed Nintendo's lead and released their own home-gaming consoles in the U.S • Currently only Japanese companies have any major successful handheld gaming consoles • American games have started to slowly gain more and more shelf space though. Now the percentage is about 50-50.