Anime and Theri Hidden Meaning

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Anime and their hidden meanings

Everyone likes to watch cartoons or Japanese animations (anime) and yet not all of us know the latent meaning of the shows. We only watch them for entertainment purpose or have a discussion about the plot, characters and other aspects of the shows.

Anime began at the start of the 20th century, when Japanese filmmakers experimented with the animation techniques also pioneered in France, Germany, the United States, and Russia. By the 1930s animation became an alternative format of storytelling to the live-action industry in Japan. The success of The Walt Disney Company's 1937 feature film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs influenced Japanese animators. In the 1960s, manga artist and animator Osamu Tezuka adapted and simplified many Disney animation-techniques to reduce costs and to limit the number of frames in productions. He intended this as a temporary measure to allow him to produce material on a tight schedule with inexperienced animation-staff.

Like the films and TV series, animes are also classified in groups know as genres. Amongst the well known genres are: Sports, action& adventure, comedies, and horror. Some of the Japanese anime not clear cut in their genre as the series may have overlapping elements from the various genres. For example: Sports (Eye shield 21-American football, Slam dunk and Dear boys- Basketball), Horror (Hell Girl) and Action &Adventure (Naruto, Pokemon and Digimon).

Digimon the series 1&2 is about a group of chosen children to go to the digital world and to protect the fate of our world and the digital world. The kids themselves are from different background and they have different personalities. With a digivice, they can evolve their digimon into the highest level to battle the evil ones, this occurs when the kids believe in themselves and realise that each of them have their own strength and weakness. The hidden meaning of the series is that we must believe in ourselves and that...
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