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ANIME

Anime, the nick name for animation, which was given by Japan. Whenever the word “Anime” is termed it just mean a Japanese way for the nomenclature of animation which is popular worldwide and is increasing is popularity. Anime is the collection of art style of developed in Japan by the legendry works of Osamu Tezuka which was known later in a short time globally in the late twentieth century. Anime consists of fabulous art piece, beautiful graphics, elegant and all round story plot; which resonates the non-fictitious world and is better known for its fictitious story plot, characters, style, deep meanings, its known for its approach to know the emotions and surely entertainment.

Anime is one of the well developed and still developing diverse art form with its own and various production methods and techniques that have been developed, cultured and adapted over time in simultaneous response to emergent and favoring technologies. You will be surely dazzled by its enormous platform and branches which consists of basically an ideal story-telling mechanism which is in a algorithmic way which makes it in a sense more realistic and appealing, combining and graphic art, characterization, cinematography, and other forms of imaginative and individualistic techniques.

The production of anime directly focuses less on the animation of movement and more on the realism of settings, so as to make it more realistic and closer the gap between fiction and non-fiction as well as the use of camera effects, visual effects including panning, zooming, and precise angle shots. As its first part of development is the manga which is hand-drawn, then that art comes into life form as it seems in anime. It is basically separated from reality by measurable gap due to its fiction which is of at most necessary to provide an creative platform and far more area of choices of personal selection which may be based upon the emotions, development, life, thoughts, realism, curiosity path for escapism that audiences can immerse themselves into with relative ease.

Diverse art styles are used and character proportions and features can be quite varied, including characteristically large emotive or realistically sized eyes.
Most people basically say anime to be cartoon and sometimes are confuses and often ignores it which is the loss point for anime and which widely affect its growth but what its mistaken for is not true not true, its origin may have been cartoon but it had made its own identity developed far more than it and its really been appreciated and popular for its growth. A true anime fan would never add the word cartoon to any of its part. It has far more appealing, outstanding in its graphics, story, etc. which will be hard to mention, which is the reason for its place within all ages unlike cartoon which are mostly particulate and way more unrealistic, it typically in maximum or in all cases do not stand a chance among the others excluding the children. Also, works which are made in or are from Japan are called true anime for its purity and its locational origin, like the “Avtar” which is American origin and basically is not considered pure and many more. The word anime had set up its domain over the world and is to some extent an so called Asian phenomenon. Other nations are also keeping track together and matching up with its origin place and are creating it with way more outstanding graphics, which is only is its asset. It will develop its all regions of its characteristics.
As per recent records the anime industry has a great population and consists of over 400 plus production studios, which included some popular ones like Toei Animation and Gainax. They might be within the only fraction of Japan’s domestic film market but they are quite a popular and makes up a majority of Japanese DVD sales and television broadcast which are popular only there unlike in other major countries.

The main reason for its international success was after the rise of English-dubbed and subbed programming which made it visible worldwide. This rise in international popularity has resulted and shifted the non-Japanese productions using the anime art style, and modifying a bit like in china, they have a well-developed the graphics. The anime has also given rise to many growing units one of them being the cosplay, which is basically the real live costume appearance and honestly speaking it’s well known in Japan. Many festivals and occasional gathering are committed to it. Real life live actions are also quite popular and are extending its domain

Anime has many milestones some of them being to be connected with its origin done by Osamu Tezuka as was mentioned above, he was the key person or the root of it. The oldest anime which may be called the god father is well known “Tetsuwan Atom” or “Astro Boy” which was the work of Osaamu Tezuka. Though it was a cartoon but it did helped to evolved from that. It also have some of the longest works which are really enormous like the “Sazae-san”, immensely old and long series. In rescent time some of the most popular are One piece, Naruto, Bleach etc. and has a wide and vivid dimentions.

 

HISOTRY OF ANIME

The early 20th century marked the begining of the ANIME.To be precise it was actually late 1910s.
The following artist namely Ōten Shimokawa, Jun’ichi Kōuchi and Seitaro Kitayama, commonly referred to as the “fathers” of anime were the first generation of animators.ANIME came into being in the midst of WORLD WARS.propaganda films, such as Momotarō no Umiwashi (1943) and Momotarō: Umi no Shinpei (1945), the latter being the first anime feature film, were made during World War II. With the inspiration of Disney animators(In 1970s),anime developed further and separated itself from its Western roots, and developing distinct genres such as mechaand its super robot subgenre. Typical shows from this period include Astro Boy, Lupin IIIand Mazinger Z.

The time finally came when dreams became reality.With massive success and growing popularity of anime several filmmakers became famous, especially Hayao Miyazaki and Mamoru Oshii.
In the 1980s, anime became mainstream in Japan, experiencing a boom in production with the rise in popularity of anime like Gundam, Macross, Dragon Ball, and genres such as real robot, space opera and cyberpunk. Space Battleship Yamato and The Super Dimension Fortress Macross also achieved worldwide success after being adapted respectively as Star Blazers and Robotech.

The film Akira set records in 1988 for the production costs of an anime film and went on to become an international success. Later, in 2004, the same creators produced Steamboy, which took over as the most expensive anime film. Spirited Away shared the first prize at the 2002 Berlin Film Festivaland won the 2003 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, while Innocence: Ghost in the Shell was featured at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival.
The list goes on!.

 

POPULARITY

As for its history and and its beginning time the word anime was not even heard of and if heard most of them think them to be as cartoon, so it was not quite popular or something that could have been worst. In recent years it has grown its ever extending popularity and still in its race with other art form and other animation which are basically not considered anime. It has enriched and sowed its roots among people of all ages, basically the adolescence domain, there have been numerous platform where it has developed and uprising its fantastic art form, along with it manga which can be called the parent of anime is all popular with it. You can basically get the idea of how much popular it is, by looking upon it production units, its widespread DVDs sales and anime series and movies which are ranking it. Various events are held in the name of it, Cosplay is one such part of it which is quite popular and had made the amine more and more popular, and one of the reason for its success. you can also see how popular it is in social sites, and its indeed a major part of entertainment in the world.

Today when we talk about cartoons in any part of the world,it doesn’t matter from which country
you may are from because if you had heard or seen any cartoon series ,then there is a 99% chance
that it’s an ANIME. Let it be famous anime series like POKEMON or Dragon Ball Z or One Piece……… ANIME has brought a revolution to the way we think about cartoons in today’s generation!!!!
One of the key reasons of why ANIME is so popular now-a-days may range from its magnificent story
telling to its different range of genres in which it comes.. And also, how can we forget those cute,lovely,handsome,beautiful,,,,,,,etc characters!!!! (Sorry the
list can go on forever!!!)
Anime stories can range from Old Swordsmen fights to futuristic Cyborg Battles.And how can we
forget about its Fantasy looking locations that we are able to see …. Today Anime series are a household names from many countries around the world. The adult targeting or what we commonly say as 18+ ANIMEs plays a key role in increasing ANIME’s
popularity around the world. The fact that it targets adults is the key reason for its increasing Adult fan following………And also
how can we forget
about the kids.. Anime has became a way to see the world for many young generations around the world. Anime can
be anything you can imagine. And the fantastic story telling,magnificent arts,incredible actions,fantasy worlds,etc … of the new
generation ANIMEs are going to take ANIME on another level, which are going to stay in our
hearts… The unstoppable fan following of ANIME is likely to be not stopping here and it might increase in
coming decades…

 

CAREER IN ANIME

WHY CHOOSE AN ANIMATION CAREER?

As we have already realized that with the increasing popularity, anime has set its standard at a different level. Lot of people is passionate about famous japans animation and its culture that some of the fans want to follow an anime related career in future. Animation is a multi-billion dollar industry. It has generated lot of employment opportunities. A career in animation is one of the most demanding after other career option these days. With high salary, career growth and an opportunity to express our talents, persuading career at anime could be the right choice for today’s youth.

JOBS IN ANIME CAREER

1-ANIMATOR
With increasing popularity and craze for anime, the anime industries are expanding in different countries. Through this, it can be concluded that pursuing career at Anime is an excellent choice in this modern world. Some of the famous anime companies are DAVID PRODUCTION, TOEI ANIMATION ETC producing all time best selling anime like ONE PIECE. An animator artist will receive a average salaries between 48000$and 72000$ based on his/her qualification education and experience. Animators can receive salaries of Sixty Three Thousand Eight Hundred dollars on a yearly basis which is quiet a huge amount for attracting other people to choose this career as the first choice.

2-ANIME ARTIST
It is one of the most important work in the field of animation .It is not necessary for the people to get high qualification or a degree to become an anime artist but what required is a solid foundation of traditional quality art skills and drawing .The demand for anime artist is very high .it is the main key for making any type of animation or serials. In recent years the estimated people who were employed as an anime artist in U.S were over 74,000 people and lot more were employed around the world. The salary of an anime artist depends upon its skills and creativity. They earn an average annual salary of 65,000$ which is not bad at all.

3-COSTUME MAKER
Costume is vital for making amazing and attractive fantasy movies and serials. Some advertising companies also require costumes for promotions of anime on TV and INTERNET. Cosplay hire costume makers to create their costumes and outfits for special programs and occasions which attracts more attention. Costume maker earns an average salary of 36,650$ per year . This also can be a good job or an alternative source of income in the future.

4-VOICE ARTIST
It is an art of performing or providing voice to a character .every anime requires a voice artist. Every character has different voice .so the demand for voice artist is also at its peak. Hundreds of voice artist has got the opportunity to dub japans popular anime. If u choose to pursue career as voice artist and turn your passion for anime into a career than ANIME can help you . They are per paid jobs and depends upon you average time recording, 250$ for 30-60 seconds and 3000$ per audio book.

5-SITE MAKER
It is a simple and an efficient way of making your job simple and easy. You must have the knowledge of IT SECTORS and you can earn hundreds of million through this platform.

6-GAME DEVELOPER
Putting beside all things beside, Game developer is also growing as big companies are outsourcing the jobs in many countries. Game developer is included in various games creation and with collaboration with anime it will become easier for them to create games. An average salary of an game developer is 83,000$ and may increase with the increase in demand of the game.

Overall
Making a career in animation can be defined as the art of breathing life to a character or an object. It is concerned with design, drawing, sketch, layout and production of graphically rich and attractive multimedia clips. Passion is what makes you to do this job, without passion you cannot get success in this field, I suggest you to choose those careers which you feel you want to do.

 

FUTURE OF ANIME

It is one of most arguable and frequently asked Question That  “What is the future of anime?” or “Would it be able to survive in near future?”. Anime is pleasing, lively, unbound and unpredictable and is sure to develop.  I personally feel animation industry has plenty to offer. People’s   Greed and thirst for more extraordinary and fascinating content will never decline instead would go on increasing   for decades to come.

However in recent times Animation industry has faced a lot of problems or threats. With the loss of some of the great artist  Such as Satoshi Kon(with works like Perfect blue which was one of the greatest thrillers of 20th Century) at an early age ,Retirement of great directors like Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata(with works like Sprited Away and grave of the fireflies) etc.

Is  very  disturbing and shocking  for the animation industry as well as for the fans. Other problem being the shrinking of anime making population in japan and  other parts which has led to the decline in the production of  admirable  Animes. The decreasing number of junior artists had put up questions on the fate of Animation Industry   and has made it difficult for small studios to hire artists due to the lack of HR recourses. The problem is a lack of young talent, a challenge that once again points to Japan’s graying population. The low Budget salary has resulted in Lack of artists for many studios and is facing a heavy workload and is the main reason of closing down of many Animation schools in Japan. Other problems like Piracy has ruined the money making model of Anime Industry.

Animation Industry is sure facing Many Problems in recent time But we cannot deny the fact that our love and craze for anime has never declined. With works Such As One Piece(By Eiichiro Oda ), Dragon Ball (By Akira Toriyama), You lie in April (By Naoshi Arakawa) etc.  has made us realize that Animation has a lot more to give  and will never stop amazing us. Young guns  like Makoto Shinkai (who scored a huge hit with the animated fantasy Your Name), Mamoru  Hosoda(works like The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, wolf children) etc. convey us that the future of Animation is in the Right Hands. With new series like Tokyo Ghoul,Baku no Hero Academia, One punch Man etc. which are pleasing the fans are sure to impress them in near future. TV series like Dragon Ball, Bleach etc.  Attracted the interest of Companies like Amazon and Netflix which allowed the Animes to attain A global audience and has started to make the world fall in love with Animes. Animation Studios have now began to be independent rather than depending on big committees which would be a great step for the future of animation and for the upcoming generations. Artists have now started to come out of their comfort zone and are working hard to provide their best.

Animation Industry is sure to evolve in near future and its just needs our love, Care and support. An artist is never complete without his fans and our support would boost his confidence and help him creating great content. So keep loving and supporting and we will surely get to see great works.

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