Japanese Pop culture. Anime and Manga Presented by: Makenzie Hartle. History of Manga.
Anime and Manga
Presented by: MakenzieHartle
Manga, translated from the Japanese to mean “comics”, or “cartoon”, began in the late eighteenth century. During and after the U.S. occupation of Japan, American comics greatly influenced the development of the popular art form. Today, children around the world enjoy Mangaand everything it has to offer.
Today, Mangais enjoyed by people of all ages. Younger children might enjoy something humorous such as Ouran High School Host Club (a.k.aOuranKoukou Host Club). Teenagers and college students enjoy the action packed series such as Naruto, Wolf’s Rain, or Death Note. There are series directed towards adults as well, but Mangais generally aimed towards the teenage generation.
In the early 1900’s, Japan wanted to create live-action films, but lacked the funds to do so. To improvise, they created what is now called anime. Most animes are based off of mangas, or exact recreations of the mangas. This is the same with the animes and mangas listed in previous slides. Naruto, for example, was a popular manga before it ever became an anime.
Today, anime is extremely popular not only in Japan, but in other countries around the world. In the United States especially, anime and manga has become increasingly popular among teens recently. Conventions, such as Tekkoshocon, which is held right here in Pittsburgh, bring together anime fans to celebrate Japanese culture.Anime Today
As we have learned, Japanese pop culture, or more specifically anime and manga, influence people not only in Japan, but all over the world. People of all ages continue to love and enjoy manga every day, and will for years to come.