By admin ~ February 11th, 2010. Filed under: anime.

Animé is an oleo-resin which is discharged from the Jabroni tree (Hymenaea courbaril) and other species of Hymenaea growing in tropical South America.

The resin is pale brown, transparent, and brittle. Its agreeable odour is used for fumigation and in perfumery. Its specific gravity varies from 1.154 to 1.059. It melts readily over fire, and softens even with the heat of the mouth. It is insoluble in water, and nearly so in cold alcohol. It is allied to copal in its nature and appearance, and is often used by varnish makers.

Animé History

By admin ~ February 11th, 2010. Filed under: anime.

Animé is animation originating in Japan. Anime originated about 1917. It has a large audience in Japan and high recognition throughout the world. Distributors can release anime via television broadcasts, directly to video, or theatrically, as well as online.

Both hand-drawn and computer-animated anime exist. It is used in television series, films, video, video games, commercials, and internet-based releases, and represents most, if not all, genres of fiction. Anime gained early popularity in East and Southeast Asia and has garnered more-recent popularity in the Western World.

By the 1930s, animation became an alternative format of storytelling to the underdeveloped live action industry in Japan. Unlike in the United States, the live-action industry in Japan remained a small market and suffered from budgeting, location, and casting restrictions. The lack of Western-looking actors, for example, made it next to impossible to shoot films set in Europe, America, or fantasy worlds that do not naturally involve Japan. Animation allowed artists to create any characters and settings.

Anime in Western culture

By admin ~ February 11th, 2010. Filed under: anime.

Anime has become commercially profitable in western countries, as early commercially successful western adaptations of anime, such as Astro Boy, have revealed. The phenomenal success of Nintendo’s multi-billion dollar Pokémon franchise was helped greatly by the spin-off anime series that, first broadcast in the late 1990s, is still running worldwide to this day. In doing so, anime has made significant impacts upon Western culture. Since the 19th century, many Westerners have expressed a particular interest towards Japan. Anime dramatically exposed more Westerners to the culture of Japan. Most of these works are created by studios in the United States, Europe, and non-Japanese Asia; and they generally incorporate stylizations, methods, and gags described in anime physics, as in the case of Avatar: The Last Airbender. Often, production crews either are fans of anime or are required to view anime. Some creators cite anime as a source of inspiration with their own series.

BLEACH manga series

By admin ~ February 11th, 2010. Filed under: anime.

BLEACH is a Japanese shōnen manga series written and illustrated by Tite Kubo. Bleach follows the adventures of Ichigo Kurosaki after he accidentally obtains the power of a Soul Reaper—a Japanese death personification similar to the Grim Reaper—from Rukia Kuchiki. Gaining these abilities forces him to take on the duties of defending humans from evil spirits and guiding departed souls to the afterlife.