I love to watch this kind of shows or I can say this kind of cartoons. I started watching them when I was in highschool. Anime is not very popular in our country and you can be strange person that you watch them. But I survived. I like the the most because of my love of sci-fiction and everything that’s not normal and you have a lot of animes like that. Here you can read about anime and what kind of genrs exist (there are some differences as in other countries). In the end I will give you a list of some my best anime I watched.
The word anime — pronounced “ah-knee-may” — is an abbreviation of the word animation. In Japan, the word’s used to refer to all animation. Outside of Japan, it’s become the catch-all term for animation from Japan.
For decades, anime was produced by and for Japan — a local product, with a distinct look-and-feel to not just the artwork but the storytelling, the themes, and the concepts. Over the last forty years, though, it’s become an international phenomenon, attracting millions of fans and being translated into many languages. Whole generations of viewers in the West have grown up with it and are now passing it on to their own children.
Most anime fans can sum this up in two words: “It’s different.” Anime is as unlike most American cartoons as, say, Batman and Spider-Man are different from the comics that run in daily papers. The differences show up in many ways.
- Artwork. Anime art styles range from the flamboyant and outlandish (Samurai Champloo, FLCL) to the simple and direct (Azumanga Daioh!). That said, even shows with more “basic” artwork can still be visually striking; anime finds ways to make everything look fresh and new.
- Storytelling. Anime doesn’t shy away from epic storylines, which can run for dozens (sometimes hundreds) of episodes. The best anime, though, no matter what their length, all demand great emotional involvement from the viewer.
- Breadth of material. The sheer range of anime shows out there means a viewer of most any other kind of TV or movies can find an anime series that reflects her interests: hard SF (Planetes), romantic comedy (Fruits Basket), CSI-style crimefighting (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex), female empowerment (Nana), even adaptations of classic literature (Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo).
- Cultural nuances. Japan’s history, language and worldview are woven into a great deal of anime on many levels. Some shows are takeoffs on Japanese history (Sengoku Basara) or raid Japanese mythology for story ideas (Hakkenden, Hell Girl). Even shows that are outwardly non-Japanese in their presentation (Claymore, Monster) have tinges of a Japanese sensibility to them.
What’s most striking is how anime’s impact is coming full circle. Some recent American cartoon productions, like Avatar: The Last Airbender, are openly inspired by anime itself, and live-action English-language versions of anime titles are starting to come into production.
Is anime okay for young kids?
The short answer: It depends on the show. Because anime’s so broad-reaching in its subject matter, it’s possible to find anime aimed at just about every age group. Some titles are specifically for younger viewers or are suitable for all ages (Pokémon, My Neighbor Totoro); some are aimed at teens and up (InuYasha); some are aimed at older teens (Death Note); some are for “mature audiences” (Monster) and some are strictly for adults (Queens Blade).
Japanese cultural attitudes about sexuality and violence require some titles to be placed a category higher than they might normally be. Nudity, for instance, is handled much more casually in Japan; sometimes a show that isn’t meant specifically for adults will have material which may seem racy to Western viewers.
(Found on page: http://anime.about.com/od/animeprimer/a/What-Is-Anime.htm)
Genrs of anime
Action, adventure, comedy, drama, horror, historical, fantasy, magic, military, music, mystery, parody, police, psychological, romance, sci-ficton, space, sport, super power, tragedy, vapire,
Demons: as monsters, beasts, ghosts, and other demon-kind,
Ecchi: the word ecchi comes from the sound of “H” in the word hentai, which in turn means “pervert” in Japanese. Having that said, this genre is generally accepted as a category full of slight sexual scenes (mild enough to be viewed by the general audience) and scenarios derived from sexual innuendoes.,
Game: shows revolving around the idea of gaming and playing. May it be a card game, a board game, a puzzle game, or even a virtual online game ,
Harem: a male character surrounded by multiple female characters gearing towards an awkward love situation,
Hentai: translates to “pervert” in Japanese. This is the R-18 (mature) domain of the anime world which common depicts nudity and highly explicit content. Unlike ecchi, this genre focuses on its explicit sexual content rather than on its storyline and progression. That is why the shows in this category are usually brief and lacking in substance,
Josei: a demographic but is also considered as a general genre in anime. It’s a genre that specifically targets female viewers around the age range of 18-40. With that age range, the shows here are depicted in a more mature light usually with very realistic romance and less-dreamy, less-idealized portrayals.
Kids: these shows are mild, light, and insightful (which is perfect for children 12-years-old and below),
Martial Arts: from hand-to-hand combat, to swordplay, to gun shooting, and armed combat – there’s some kind of martial arts element that plays through them,
Mecha: for mechanical (mechanical units or robots),
Post-Apocalyptic: shows that occurs/happens in a world that is in a dystopian state (e.g. destroyed world, nearly extinct human race, survival after an apocalypse, etc.),
Reverse Harem: is the genre that’s the very opposite of reglar harem, it’s one female character surrounded by multiple male characters (who are all potential love interests),
School: shows that are set in a school setting. It’s the school which is the most important factor for this genre. So, if the school is the primary setting of the story (or even secondary), then it’s a school anime,
Seinen: a genre that specifically targets male viewers around the age range of 18-40. With that age range, the shows here are depicted in a more mature light and often includes much more explicit content such gore, sex, and violence,
Shoujo: a genre that specifically targets female viewers around the age range of 10-18. With that age range, the shows here are mostly idealized and well-rounded. Most of the time, the shoujo genre works line-in-line with the romance and the comedy genre (emphasis on the romance part),
Shoujo-ai: translate to “girls love” where the female characters (typically younger girls) show love and affection to each other. Usually, the romance in shoujo-ai is somewhat milder as compared to the much explicit yuri genre. Generally, shoujo-ai portrays blooming feelings of love and romance more than intimate partner contact,
Shounen: a genre that specifically targets male viewers around the age range of 10-18,
Shounen-ai: translates to “boys love” where the male characters (typically younger boys) show love and affection to each other,
Slice of Life: mundane good ol’ life. Stories depicted in this genre are realistically set in the domain of real life. Nothing out-of-the-blue happens, but that’s its point! It’s role is to portray everyday life in a realistic light as much as possible, with nothing out of the extraordinary wrecking the premise.
Supernatural: supernatural might take the meaning of mythical, mystical, bizarre, or something outside the bounds of accepted reality. There’s a shadow of mystery often found in shows involved with this genre which then effectively puts the word “super” in supernatural,
Yaoi: more sexually explicit counterpart of shounen-ai. This genre covers male-to-male relationships (typically older boys) in a much mature light. If shounen-ai focuses more on blooming feelings, yaoi commonly goes all-the-way both in romance and intimacy.
Yuri: more sexually explicit counterpart of shoujo-ai. This genre covers female-to-female relationships (typically older girls) in a much mature light. If shoujo-ai focuses mor eon blooming feelings, yuri commonly goes all-the-way both in romance and intimacy.
(Found on page: https://reelrundown.com/animation/Anime-Genre-List)
My list of good animes: (hard to write down all of them, these are some of them)
Bleach, One piece, Death note, Dragon ball, Dragon ball Z, Skip Beat, Code geass, Naruto, Angel Beast, Taradora, Sword art online, Ouran High School host club, One piece, Ao No Exorcist, Kuroshitsuji (Black butler), Helsing, Vampire knight, Chobits, Kaichou Wa Maid-Sama!, Spice and wolf, Rosario + Vampire, Fruits Basket, Inu Yasha, Pandora hearts, School days, Lovely complex, Vision of escaflowne, Shugo Chara, La corda D’oro, High school DxD, Kimi ni Todoke, Diabolik Lovers, Tinity blood, Super lovers, Suki na Mono wa Suki Dakara Shou ga nai!, Junjou romantica, Uragiri wa boku na Namae wo Shitteiru,…