Monday, May 14, 2018

Featured Anime: Kimba the White Lion

Kimba the White Lion is a japanese manga series created by Osamu Tezuka the same artist who created Astro Boy.  The anime was broadcast in Japan in 1965.  It was the first color anime series.


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What is Manga?

Mangas are graphic novels that are originally written in Japanese.

Mangas are typically written from right to left. 
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Here are some manga series we have in the school library:
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We also have other graphic novels in the library.  Look for this label:

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 They are only called manga when they are from Japan or written in the Japanese style.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Featured Anime: Hamtaro

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Hamtaro is a series about a group of hamster friends. In Japan it is known as Trotting Hamutaro and began as a manga and storybook series.

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Theme Song

Monday, November 27, 2017

What is Anime?

Anime is short for animation and is generally considered
a term used to refer to Japanese Animation.

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Anime Reviews 

Anime for Tweens and Teens
Best Anime Movies

Kiki's Delivery Service Movie Poster Image   My Neighbor Totoro Movie Poster Image  Ponyo Movie Poster Image
 Howl's Moving Castle Movie Poster Image Castle in the Sky Movie Poster Image  Spirited Away Movie Poster Image
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind Movie Poster Image Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva Movie Poster Image Princess Mononoke Movie Poster Image
 Wolf Children Movie Poster Image The Girl Who Leapt Through Time Movie Poster Image Steamboy Movie Poster Image

Friday, November 10, 2017

Featured Anime: Astro Boy

Astro Boy is a television series that premiered in 1963. 
It originated as a manga in 1952 written by Osamu Tezuka.  A manga is an illustrated graphic novel from Japan.  Astro Boy is set in the year 2000 and features a robot that looks like a young boy.  The storylines often feature plots where he is fighting against human hating robots or aliens.  The manga is very popular and has sold over 100 million copies.  On April 7, 2003, the city of Niiza, Saitama registered the Astro Boy character as a resident to coincide with his birthdate in the manga

Evolution of Astro Boy:
1952 Manga version:
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1963 animated version
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1967 Newspaper version
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1972 Manga
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1980 manga
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1988 Mighty Atom video game
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1994 Mighty Atom video game
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English language version Astro Boy
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Astro Boy edu-manga
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Pluto (Reinvention as murder mystery)
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2003 game
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2004 game
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2004 manga
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2009 movie
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