inthe00s
The Pop Culture Information Society...

These are the messages that have been posted on inthe00s over the past few years.

Check out the messageboard archive index for a complete list of topic areas.

This archive is periodically refreshed with the latest messages from the current messageboard.




Check for new replies or respond here...

Subject: Manga & Anime

Written By: NostalgicWanderer92 on 01/12/13 at 11:27 pm

Anime is a Japanese animation style which often features colorful graphics, vibrant characters and action-filled plots with fantastic or futuristic themes. Manga is basically Japanese comic books which most Anime is based off of. Disney works influenced many mangakas during the early 20th century and Manga and Anime has evolved so much over the decades into wonderful entertainment and beautiful art.

http://www.philebrity.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/speedracer1.jpg

http://downloads.khinsider.com/album_images/6786-cyxuhhgywc.jpg

http://cryston.blog.com/files/2011/12/Ranma-1-2-ranma-1-2-5254658-1024-768.jpg

http://www.voltron.com/images/uploads/Lion-Force.jpg

http://ghostlightning.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/gundam-z-quattro-amuro-four-kamille-beltorchika-headshots.jpg

http://www.imgbase.info/images/safe-wallpapers/anime/dragon_ball_z/6846_dragon_ball_z_hd_wallpapers.jpg

http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110508001537/dragonball/images/1/10/EveryoneInDragonBallZ.jpg

http://pgcooper1939.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/akira-1988-japan-2.jpg?w=614&h=866

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-0E51lNEzSSw/TxA5DIebaAI/AAAAAAAABpc/lu5xCfpsSxI/s1600/Yu+Yu+Hakusho+Ghost+Files.jpg

http://images2.fanpop.com/images/photos/5600000/Sailor-Moon-sailor-moon-5682137-938-755.jpg

http://static2.fjcdn.com/comments/Im+currently+watching+Tenchi+Muyo+OVA+_fa005c6e90bae3ce5a52b00c7f409307.jpg

http://auditorydepredation.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/cowboy_bebop_desktop_1024x768_wallpaper-276818.jpg

http://g-ec2.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/dvd/AE/DM1L._V391034618_.jpg

http://www.mattfind.com/12345673215-3-2-3_img/movie/a/i/z/spirited_away_2001_977x518_142407.jpg

Subject: Re: Manga & Anime

Written By: belmont22 on 01/13/13 at 12:00 pm

A lot of Gen Y is really into anime but I've never really understood it. I mean, it's kinda cool in a way, and cosplay sounds fun but for some reason it just doesn't interest me much at all.

It's interesting how Japanese culture wasn't very popular in the West until after their economy imploded. Sailor Moon and Pokemon imo are really what got anime popular in the US.

Subject: Re: Manga & Anime

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 01/13/13 at 6:25 pm


A lot of Gen Y is really into anime but I've never really understood it. I mean, it's kinda cool in a way, and cosplay sounds fun but for some reason it just doesn't interest me much at all.

It's interesting how Japanese culture wasn't very popular in the West until after their economy imploded. Sailor Moon and Pokemon imo are really what got anime popular in the US.


Most Yers are into anime because we were kids when it really took off in the United States in the late 90's, and the interest ingrained itself onto our generation at a young age. I didn't have a clue what anime was until I started watching Toonami, and those shows just blew me away at the time, most likely because I was getting older and looking for something a little edgier and more action oriented than the typical Nickelodeon fare. I used to watch Dragon Ball Z everyday like my mom watches Soap Operas. Same with Gundam Wing, Tenchi, and the multitude of other stellar shows in the Toonami stable back then.

Subject: Re: Manga & Anime

Written By: NostalgicWanderer92 on 01/13/13 at 8:24 pm

It's true that Gen Y got into anime around the late 90s. I remember watching DBZ, but never knew it was an anime until years later. Speed Racer is an anime and that debuted in the 60s and Voltron is the edited down version of Go-Lion in the 80s. People in the 60s, 70s, and 80s never knew what anime was until the 90s. We got DBZ so late in 1996 when it was on it's last season in Japan and Yu Yu Hakusho ten years later in 2002 after it debuted in 1992 in Japan. Most times, the 80s and 90s anime are better than most of the anime today.

Subject: Re: Manga & Anime

Written By: Step-chan on 01/13/13 at 8:35 pm

Gen X'er myself.

Ranma 1/2 was what got me into it.

Subject: Re: Manga & Anime

Written By: Trimac20 on 01/15/13 at 5:30 am

Apart from Speed Racer I'm not that familiar with most of those, although I know of Dragonball Z because it's so famous. I actually felt a bit old for Pokemon in 1999 when it started becoming huge, we even made fun of this kid our age because he liked it so much, it was seen as a kid's thing, and is probably biggest among those born in 1988-1994 or so. Anime/Manga seems interesting but I never really got into it. I do like some of the Anime feature films like Spirited Away or Howl's Moving Castle, and if anyone else has any good recommendations for movies or serials let me know. I think Anime also influenced video games like Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts a lot.

Check for new replies or respond here...