Anime culture in Japan
Anime is one of the most important modern cultural facets of Japan.
« Anime » comes from the word « Animation » and within Japan it is used to refer to any kind of animation, while in the West it refers only to the content produced in the land of the rising sun.
Today there are many anime titles aimed at all types of audiences, being one of the most important export products for the Japanese economy.
The anime has the characteristic of having more real plots, full of emotions, drama and in some cases much exaggeration the actions performed by the characters. Common anime tends to have its characters have large, oval eyes, outrageous haircuts and very humanized bodies.
Anime should not be taken as children’s entertainment, on the contrary, most titles are aimed at a mature audience. There are anime companies that have managed to create content to satisfy both audiences, such as Studio Ghibli, one of the most powerful companies in the world of animation.
Around the world, anime amateur convention is held where experiences are shared and figures, DVDs, cards, collectibles and any other material related to this kind of animation are sold. In Tokyo there are places specialized in anime culture, such as Akihabara and Ikebukuro.
Anime has an important socio-cultural impact on the population of Japan and the international community