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Osamu Tezuka

1928 – 89

car t oonist , manga ar t ist , animat or , pr oduce r , act ivist , and me dical doct or

After World War II, Japan went through a period of great uncertainty and was rebuilding its political and economic infrastructure. Americans were occupying Japan, and with them they brought American films and cartoons, including the work of Walt Disney. This inspired modern Manga.The Japanese made it their own by turning it into something more spiritual. From this time period came the series that would shape the future of Manga i.e. Osamu Tezuka’s Mighty Atom. Ken'ichi Metropolis (1949)

Kimba Jungle Taitei (1950)

Princess Sapphire Knight of the Ribbon (1953)

The Phoenix Hi no Tori (1956)

While western photography and cinematography have progressed through through either embracing or contesting the camera's predisposition towards actuality and 'realism' anime maps alternative dimensions of 'unreality' on its plane of materiality,intensifying the graphic and nullifying the photographic.

Children's manga or Kodomomuke manga and children's anime or kodomomuke, are Japanese terms which literally mean "manga" or "anime", respectively directed towards children. Children's manga are also known by the word "Kodomo", or "child". These works are noted for stories that are often very moralistic, teaching children how to behave as good and considerate people and helping them to stay on the right path in life.

鉄腕アトム Tetsuwan Atomuo -Astro Boy (1952) Osamu Teshuka

ハローキティ Hello Kitty (1974) Yuko Shimizu

トニートニー・チョッパー Tony Tony Chopper - One Piece (1997) Eiichiro Oda

ピカチュウ Pikachu - Pokemon (1996) Satoshi Tajiri

クレヨンしんちゃん Crayon Shin-chan - Shin-Chan (1992) Yoshito Usui

ドラえもん Doraemon - Doraemon (1969) Fujiko Fujio

Shonen manga is typically characterized by high-action, often humorous plots featuring male protagonists. The camaraderie between boys or men on sports teams, fighting squads and the like is often emphasized. Attractive female characters like Bulma from Dragon Ball or Nami from One Piece, with exaggerated features are also common (see fan service). Main characters may also feature an ongoing desire to better themselves.

Roronoa Zoro-One Piece (1997) Eiichiro Oda

Seiichiro Kitano-Angel Densetsu (1992) Norihiro Yagi

Inuyasha - InuYasha (1996) Rumiko Takahashi

Naruto Uzakami - Naruto (1997) Masashi Kishimoto

Japanese magazines specifically for girls, known as shojo magazines, first appeared in 1903 with the founding of Shojo kai and continued with others such as Shojo Sekai Girls' World 1906 and the long-running Shojo no tomo, Girls' Friend 1908 shoujo manga is manga marketed to a female audience roughly between the ages of 10 and 18. The name literally romanizes little female.

Mikan Yuuki - To Love-Ru (2006) Saki Hasemi

Juri Kuran - Vampire Knight (2005) Matsuri Hino

Yui Toyokawa - Bleach (2001) Tite Kubo

Sayori - Bleach (2001) Tite Kubo

荻野 千尋 Chihiro Ogino - Spirited Away (2001) Hayao Miyazaki

美馬 Mima - Perfect Blue (1997) Satoshi Kon

Yuzuyu Sakashita - Aishiteruze Baby (2002) Yoko Maki

Seinen manga is a subset of manga that is generally targeted at a 18–30 year old male audience, but the audience can be older with some manga aimed at businessmen well into their 40s. In Japanese, the word Seinen means "young man" or "young men" and is not suggestive of sexual matters.

黒崎 一護 Ichigo Kurosaki - Bleach (2001) Tite Kubo

孫 悟空 Goku Son - Dragon Ball (1984) Akira Toriyama

オスカ Swordsman Oscar - Until Death Do Us Part (2005) Hiroshi Takashige

アモン Amon - Amon: The Darkside of The Devilman (2005) Yu Kinutani

ĺŽŽćœŹ Miyamoto - Vampire Princess Miyu (1988) Narumi Kakinouchi and Toshiki Hirano

"we would learn to see ourselves through another person's eyes and learn to love ourself." - Sohma Yuki (Fruits Basket)

Publication by Tabrez Pathan Student of (BA) GDC from Chealsea College of art and design. 2013

A Collection of Anime Eyes  
A Collection of Anime Eyes