What makes an anime an anime?


Anime has been gaining popularity all over the world for years now. Mainly in part because of series like Jujutsu Kaisen and Attack on Titan which attract new viewers with their explosive action scenes and gripping moments.

On the surface, they are no different than any other cinematic media with story and characters on various streaming platforms, but on a deeper level, anime is hugely different. Which begs the question: What makes an anime an anime? We will answer it for you!

What happens in an anime?

Japanese animation, or what the rest of the world calls anime, is a huge medium of different styles and production methods that have often been adapted as technology progresses. Despite its progress, the anime has still focused on imaginative graphic art creation, diverse character creation, experimental cinematography and other techniques that provide a detailed visual experience.

Unlike Western animation like Avatar: The Last Airbender, Japanese animation is less about movement and more about enhancing artistic detail and using camera effects such as panning, zoom and odd angle shots that make viewers react.

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Of course, you can still spot the big, emotional eyes on the anime characters that have been a mainstay of the medium. But in the quieter moments when characters are walking in the rain or calling a friend, Japanese animation explodes its quality to grab attention in a way that leaves an impression on a viewer and sometimes even build characterization through his images.

That’s all you need to know about what makes anime anime. Be sure to check out the emagtrends site for other news, guides, quizzes, and features from the series you might be watching!

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