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4 Things You Probably Didn’t Know Were Inspired by Anime and Manga

The following post was submitted by a guest writer by the name of Rose Martin. I do not typically take in submissions, but have decided to make an exception out of goodwill and edited it to fit the style of my blog. I will be back with my old reviews very soon.

Only slightly creepy cosplay photo

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Japan is the birthplace of anime. Much before the genre came to the west, anime was popular in Japan. During the 1960’s, the anime series Astro Boy (Japanese: Mighty Atom) was broadcast outside Japan and became hugely successful. This led to the importation and localization of more anime series that were shown to Western audiences.

Along with the rise of anime, manga, the Japanese term for comics, also became popular across the globe. These graphic novels, made popular by Japanese cartoonist Osamu Tezuka, are read by children and adults of varying age groups.

The global rise in popularity of anime and manga has also led to the rise of anime conventions, where fans gather to meet their favorite artists, directors, and actors; attendees usually dress up as characters from various anime, manga, and video games as well. These genres of Japanese media have also inspired the following 6 products:

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