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Bike Racing in Yowamushi Pedal

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Dec 092019
 

The movie is about Onoda Sakamichi, a shy otaku obsessed with anime but a bicycling talent. He tried to set up an anime club but failed. On one occasion, he met the school’s racing club. And the brothers in the Sohoku High Bicycle Club pulled him to join their club.

Yowamushi Pedal (弱 虫 ペ ダ ル Yowamushi Pedaru) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Wataru Watanabe. It began being published on Akita Shoten’s 12th Weekly Shōnen Champion in 2008, and on June 8, 2017, published 51 volumes. On October 7, 2013 an anime adaptation was released and there were two seasons licensed by Discotek Media in North America. In addition, a live-action drama version was also released in August 2016. The 3rd season anime version was broadcast from January 10, 2017 to June 26, 2017.

Sakamichi Onoda is a typical otaku. He has just entered high school. In high school, Onoda didn’t have any friends with his hobbies. He hoped to change that by joining the anime club in high school. However, he was quite surprised to find out that the anime club was disbanded due to lack of attention, and to reestablish the club, more than four members were required to join.

Ever since he was a boy, Onoda has been riding a bicycle in his city (called “Mommy Bike” in the anime). This is a simple and bulky car designed for short trips. One year, a professional rider named Shunsuke Imaizumi noticed Onoda riding his bike and ridiculed him until Imaizumi saw Onoda climbing a steep hill without effort. Another character, Naruko, came to Akihabara to buy some plastic Gundam models for his younger brothers and met Onoda. And he was attracted to Onoda’s cycling skills. Later, both Naruko and Imaizumi tried to persuade Onoda to join the cycling club in Sohoku High School.

TMS Entertainment first aired the anime series on October 7, 2013 on TV Tokyo. The second season, Yowamushi Pedal: Grande Road, began airing on October 6, 2014 in Japan. The film currently has three Movie Yowamushi Pedal Re: RIDE, Yowamushi Pedal: Re: ROAD, and Yowamushi Pedal: The Movie.

Anime animation: From “Eastern Disney” to the global billion-dollar empire

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Dec 012019
 

A country of visual culture
Japan is a country with developed visual arts, both in diversity and in the meticulousness of the works. The famous wood-carving artist Katsushika Hokusai is one of the pioneering artists to use the term manga (in the “Hokusai Manga” series released in 1814) when referring to sketches of supernatural phenomena. simple things. Manga as we know it today appeared in the early 20th century in the long story pages of newspapers and magazines in Japan.

The anime first appeared in the early 1900s when Japanese artists like Oten Shimokawa experimented in producing short animated films. At that time, however, animation production was obviously very expensive and the Japanese-made work was overwhelmed by Disney’s overwhelming shadow.

During World War II, the anime began to grow when the Japanese military government asked animation producers to create propaganda videos to influence the crowd. Since then, despite Japan having failed after the war, the manga or anime industries have begun to accelerate.

In 1952, “old” Osamu Tezuka released “Astro Boy” – a manga about a peaceful and peaceful robot boy with X-ray eyes. The work was immediately available. The public was so popular that its owner, Mr. Tezuka, was likened to “the father of Japanese comics.” At the same time, it was quickly adapted into an animation in 1963.

The strength of the Japanese animation animation industry lies in the combination of manga and anime, according to Ian Condry, author of “Anime: Japanese Soul”. “Creators use comics as a test for stories and characters. That’s the secret to the success of animated movies. ”

In 1950, Toei Animation Studio (where Tezuka worked before opening his own company, Mushi Productions, in 2961) set a goal of becoming “Disney of the East” and began exporting animation to the United States.

However, while “Astro Boy” really created a fever in Japan, it took several decades for the anime to truly sweep the United States.

Change of perception
In the late 90s, the cooperation of Japanese companies such as Nintendo, Game Freak and Creatures helped promote the Pokemon brand, a game with fictional animal shapes, beyond the Japanese boundary. Ban and go into popular culture.

The Pokemon craze is sweeping the globe, at the same time, promoting franchise activities on the production of anime, toys and trading cards, especially when Pikachu becomes the “brand face” of some broadcast stations in the US. Nintendo sold more than 31 million copies of the “Pokemon Red / Green / Blue” game in 1996 and the animated series were broadcast in more than 100 countries.
The worldwide interest in anime animation has greatly influenced the perception of home audiences for this genre, according to Takako Masumi, the curator at the National Center for the Arts, Tokyo. .

Masumi likens the growing popularity of anime animation in Japan to the transformation of ukiyo-e (woodcarving) from a low-to-high-level art form. Ukiyo-e was originally used as a form of protecting ceramics from breakage when exported abroad in the late 19th century.

Shape the image of a new Japan
After the economy slowed down in the 1990s, Japan decided it was necessary to restructure its national image, from a global business superpower to an exporter of unique cultural products: from hi-tech services in mass marketing, to spread everything from Hello Kitty to sushi. By 1997, the Cultural Agency of Japan was promoting the organization of exhibitions on manga, anime, video games or media arts.

As the anime industry continued its global reach, it no longer belonged only to the Japanese people. “I think we can see diversity in anime-related products that are produced outside of Japan,” Chong said. “The anime has an amazing ability to tell visual stories – and that’s the root of global success.”

Japanese Anime Inspires the West: From Casinos to Movies

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Nov 122019
 

Japanese anime culture is increasingly popular. Anime is not only well-received in Asia but also reaches out to Western countries.

Legendary filmmaker Quentin Tarantino is a big fan of the anime. And the director of the movie Kill Bill helped bring a series of Japanese animated films to the attention of the mass audience. His 2003 footage included images of Uma Thurman on the cruel revenge mission, and the story of Lucy Liu’s plight is told through a series of anime animations. Intriguing works of art have caught the attention of Western innovators. And now it is used on other vehicles.

Japanese Anime has become a popular topic for online casino gaming sites. For example, the LuckyNiki game, this is a type of betting game built on an anime character with a super lucky team. According to LuckyNiki, the site has beautiful images with many attractive games. Aside from anime-themed sites, Japanese cartoons have proved to be a popular choice for founders of betting games. In the competitive world of iGaming, the outstanding position will prevail. This is why anime is a good choice for game founders.

The iGaming industry is a prime example of how anime is gaining popularity in Western countries like Canada. Games like Playtech’s Geisha Story are attracting a large audience, and similar titles can be found at many online casinos. When players search for a site to play, it’s best to look at the list of sites that don’t need a deposit and still have a bonus to see where is best. For example, Betway Casino will give you a $ 1500 bonus. For anime lovers who don’t play online games, there are regular anime shows in Canada.

Anime is clearly becoming more popular in the West, fans of this art or anime game should go to Tokyo to explore where it was made.

Best Swimming Anime: High Speed! Free! Starting Days

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Oct 312019
 

In the first week of its debut, the anime High Speed! -Free! Starting Days- has sold more than 14,642 Blu-ray Disc copies and held the No. 1 spot in Oricon’s weekly chart and in the Blu-ray Disc overall chart from July 18 to July 24.

In the first week of its debut, the anime High Speed! -Free! Starting Days– has sold more than 14,642 Blu-ray Disc copies and held the No. 1 position in Oricon’s weekly chart and in the Blu-ray Disc overall chart from July 18 to 24, 2016.

Blu-ray Disc version of the anime High Speed! Free! Starting Days is the fourth TV series of the anime Free !. Previously, Blu-ray Disc 1, 2, 3 of the anime Free! Iwatobi Swim Club was released in October and November 2013, February 2014 respectively.

Anime High Speed! -Free! Starting Days– adapted from the novel High Speed !. The first anime television series called Free! revolves around the schoolboy Haruka and the rest of the high school swim team. Meanwhile, High Speed! The story is set when they are in secondary school. The second volume of the novel series was released in July 2014.

The film was released in December 2015 in 120 theaters. In the first week of release, the anime sold 76,829 tickets and grossed 95,546,400 yen ($ 774,000 USD).

Anime Free! was released by Kyoto Animation in July 2013. At the same time, the Crunchyroll website also aired this anime in Japan. In addition, Discotek released Season 1 on DVD in North America. Season 2 with the name Free! Eternal Summer was released in July 2014. And Funimation Company aired English captions in North America. Season 1 with an English voiceover was broadcast on the Crunchyroll website last December.

Free! revolves around Harase Nanase, a boy who always likes to be immersed and swim in the water. Before finishing elementary school, he participated in a swim with his swimming club friends, Tachibana Makoto, Hazuki Nagisa, and Matsuoka Rin. After winning the prize, each of them chose a different path. Time passed, amidst the peaceful days of high school life, Rin appeared and challenged Haruka, showing Haruka the oppressive power. his island. Unwilling to end things like that, Haruka reunited with Makoto and Nagisa, along with a new member named Rei, to set up the Iwatobi High School Swim Club to defeat Rin. Haruka, Makoto, Nagisa, Rei, and Rin come together in a story about swimming, youth and friendship

7 Famous Anime Seires Comebacks in October (Part 2)

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Oct 152019
 

Boku no Hero Academia season 4

The young Izuku Midoriya had a dream that he could become a hero just like the one he admired All Might even though he had no special ability himself. But the fate of the thrust led Izuku to meet All Might and was given the power of One For All.

After a major change in the situation in season 3 of the anime, fans are curious as to where the fourth season will go. With the number 1 hero All Might officially retired from his career as a hero, a new group of villains appeared to take advantage of this opportunity to rebel and destroy.

Faced with a growing crime, Midoriya and the majority of students of class 1-A underwent a difficult competition and received a temporary professional Hero License. So they will have more opportunities to practice with more large-scale internships than before. Promise the audience will see many great battles in the future.

Psycho-Pass season 3

Psycho-Pass is an anime that many viewers are looking forward to this fall. Set in the future in the 22nd century, Japan implemented the Sibyl System, an objective means of determining the threat level of each citizen.
At this time, Akane Tsunemori despite being a female, but she always strives hard to enforce justice. The achievement she achieved as the leader of Unit One was restored. And now her team is facing a new threat in the form of Kirito Kamui, another criminal mastermind, like Shogo intending to bring down the Sibyl System by exploiting its loophole instead of just devastated.

We Never Learn season 2

The series tells the story of Nariyuki Yuiga when he tutors three geniuses from different subjects in high school to get a special VIP scholarship.Fumino Furuhashi is a literary genius but very poor at math Studying, Rizu Ogata is a genius in math and science but literature and art are poor subjects for her and Uruka Takemoto is a genius in the field of sports but really bad in all others.

Together, they study very hard and want to be better at the subjects they are still bad at while Fumino and Ogata want to go to college and do these subjects for life. When the girls work hard with Nariyuki to achieve their academic goals, they also have to deal with their youthful feelings for him.

Chihayafuru season 3

Content in Chihayafuru Part 3 is a story about Chihaya Ayase who has spent most of her life supporting her sister’s modeling career. It was at that time that she met a boy named Arata Wataya, he thought Chihaya had the potential to become a great karuta player.

When Chihaya dreams of becoming the best karuta player in Japan, she is soon separated from her karuta friends. Now in high school, Chihaya still plays karuta in the hope that she will meet her friends someday.