Anime is a vast topic. There are lots of options now, to watch which anime. Anime can be very relatable and fun to watch. But, you might not know some simple anime facts of anime. Here are the anime facts you might not know.
1. ORIGIN OF WORD “ANIME”
Something people often confuse is the difference between the words manga and anime.And I dont blame you if you do, because in Japan, manga can refer to both animation and comics. However, outside of Japan, manga strictly means Japanese comics.Anime, on the other hand, is simply the Japanese word for animation.
And before the word anime came about around the 1980s, people use the word Japanimation to specifically describe Japanese animation. But, to make it simple, anime means animation, and manga means comics.
2. LARGE AND EXAGGERATED EYE (OSAMU TEZUKA)
One thing that makes manga and anime so iconic and recognizable is often the large and exaggerated eyes.
But the large eyes on many manga and anime characters can actually be credited to one man. His name is Osamu Tezuka and is often considered the godfather of anime, as he was basically the Japanese version of Walt Disney.
And, that is actually what inspired Tezuka. He was inspired by Disney cartoons where many of the characters, such as Mickey Mouse and Bambi featured large eyes.
3. HAIR COLOUR LOGIC
Another iconic design for manga and anime characters is the hair and usually extreme hair colors.
However, the colors arent just selected randomly. In many cases, they express significant elements of that characters personality. This is based on the color symbolism in Japan.
For example, black can mean mystery or evil, red means joy, love, or aggression, gray can mean intelligence or boredom. Every color has its own set of meanings, however, not every anime and manga uses it.
4. ANIME BANNED IN CHINA (DEATH NOTE, AOT)
When it comes to banning anime for inappropriate material, China is always at the top. The Chinese government has banned popular anime series like Death Note, Highschool of the Dead, Attack on Titan, and Psycho-Pass.
5. MORE PAPER FOR MANGA THEN TOILET PAPER
In Japan, around 200 new anime appears on television every year, and more paper is used for printing manga, than for making toilet paper. Anime is such a huge phenomenon in Japan, that Japanese animation accounts for over 60% of the whole worlds animation-based entertainment.
6. HIGHEST GROSSING ANIME
The highest-grossing anime film of all time is Demon Slayer, which has grossed over $423 million. At second place comes another, Spirited Away at over $395 million.
7. LONGEST RUNNING ANIME (SAZAE-SAN)
The longest-running anime series, as well as the longest-running animated series worldwide, is a show called Sazae-san. It began airing in Japan in 1969 and currently has over 7,500 individual episodes.
It has also been adapted into a radio show, theatrical plays, and songs.
8. COST PER ONE EPISODE
It normally costs around $100,000 to $200,000 to make a single anime episode. Then think about how much itll actually cost to make an entire season!! Isnt it awesome anime facts?
9. ONE PIECE’S ENDING WAS REVEALED!
Echiro Oda, the creator of One Piece once visited a child who had cancer. The child wanted to know the ending of One Piece so badly, and so Oda told the child the entire story!
10. IN JAPAN IT’S NOT SURPRISING IF YOU ACCIDENTALLY FIND A MANGA.
In Japan, its common that after someone finishes a manga volume, theyll just leave it somewhere for someone to pick it up.