Kyoto Animation Arson Attack

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Jan 062020
 

In July, the Japanese anime industry received a huge sad news: the famous anime studio, Kyoto Animation, was attacked. Accordingly, the stranger broke into the first floor of the Kyoto Animation studio and poured gasoline, then lit the fire and the studio was burned down. At the time of the fire in the studio, there were 74 employees working. After this incident, 34 people were confirmed dead and the majority of victims were aged between 20 and 30.

Aoba Shinji, a 41-year-old man, was identified as the suspect responsible for the attack. After being arrested by police, Shinji was taken to the hospital with severe burns on his legs, chest, and face. During the transfer to the hospital, he admitted to causing the fire. The motive was to take revenge, accusing studio staff of “should die” because they suspected they had plagiarized his novel.

Initially, the studio stated that no records were submitted to Shinji’s annual writing contest in the name of Shinji. Later, Kyoto Animation revealed that they had received a novel manuscript from the suspect. However, it did not pass the first round and was forgotten. And its content is confirmed as having no similarities with any of Kyoto Animation’s published works.

After this disaster, KyoAni had to postpone the schedule of many ongoing anime series. Typical of them is the movie version of Free !. Sound! Euphonium has also been delayed indefinitely. However, Kyoto Animation has received a lot of support from the anime-manga community in Japan and around the world.

Kyoto Animation began accepting direct donations to help the victims of the attack on July 23, 2019. Since then, they have received over US $ 10.8 million from fans and businesses. through the bank account and plan to allocate the money donated to victims and bereaved families. It is estimated that the company will need up to 10 billion Japanese yen to cover the cost of supporting the victims and affected families and the cost of restoring the business related to the company. Hopefully, this anime studio will soon be able to resume operations smoothly and continue to produce other impressive works for 2D fans.

The Rise of Kimetsu no Yaiba in 2019

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Dec 272019
 

The year 2019 has passed with many up and down of the Japanese anime – manga industry. This year, anime / manga fans saw the strong rise of Kimetsu no Yaiba. The incredible success is evident when the manga surpassed the sales of One Piece.

Kimetsu no Yaiba is currently storming manga forums – anime in many different countries because the plot is going to the climax and the top battle between the two main factions and evil. With a traditional shounen-style storyline, Kimetsu no Yaiba is a battle between good and evil and a constant struggle between demon and demon hunter factions.

However, Kimetsu no Yaiba impresses behind the fact that each character on both sides of good and evil is both a story with a lot of melody and sadness. In addition, family affection, friendship and teamwork are the highlights of the story. The warmest moments after moments of intense fighting are portrayed honestly, deeply and emotionally.

It can be said that 2019 was an extremely successful year for Kimetsu no Yaiba. This manga was very successful in previous years, but it was not until this year that KnY was able to call it a bright shine. The ufotable anime version made a big splash and attracted a lot of readers to pay more attention to this manga. Thanks to the animation’s effect, Kimetsu no Yaiba has done something unbelievable. The number of comics sold outsold One Piece. This is something many other manga desires but have never done before.

The success of the anime has undoubtedly helped Kimetsu no Yaiba a lot, but in order to adapt and invest well, the series itself must be well deserved. And author Gotoge proved it during his journey from 2016 to 2017 – 2018. However, 2019 is the year that KnY shines brightest and becomes a new star in the manga – anime world.

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.