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Post by Keiichi Morisato on Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:56 pm



An interesting read about the evolution of Anime over the years.

Call me dumb but this is the first Im hearing that Astro Boy was an anime.

While Japanese anime first appeared as early as 1917, it began to flourish in the 1960s with the spread of television throughout Japan. And over the years, its styles have changed.
This isn't new, and it's something Kotaku has touched on previously (here). However, below you can see images from 2ch that catalogue anime styles from the 1960s to this decade. They do an exhaustive job of illustrating the trends and evolutions in Japanese anime.

. . . The rest of the story
Via Kotaku





What K-On would look like through the decades!

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Post by MacMeaties on Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:25 pm

90s Mio scares me.

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Post by Keiichi Morisato on Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:04 pm

I like the 70s look, they had fuller lips than just lines.

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Post by Doomguy on Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:08 pm

I have seen some of these Shocked

Some of the older art styles are pretty still to me.
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Post by Shogun13 on Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:25 pm

I like 80s Mio the most of the Mios.
ALSO WOW, HOW DID YOU NOT KNOW ASTRO BOY WAS AN ANIME. IT WAS MADE BY TEZUKA, THE GRANDFATHER (some go as far of god) OF ALL ANIME.
Sorry but really that's something that I thought everybody knew.

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Post by Colme on Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:19 pm

I love the subtle joke about 90s anime in the last picture.

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For the uninitiated, most of the anime introduced to west in the 90s was ugly, low budget acquisitions. So while the animation didn't take the nosedive the picture indicates, most of the anime that came over before the 90s was the moderately to exceptionally good with fewer budget titles. so at the time it would have seemed like animation had taken a nosedive in quality.

I do find modern anime art a little too "soft" in general.

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Post by Sporadic on Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:54 pm

I've only retained one thing from this..

You didn't know Astro Boy was an anime?

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Re: Marvel at How Japanese Anime Has Changed and Evolved

Post by Keiichi Morisato on Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:49 pm

Yes, I didnt know.
I watched Astro Boy on CN before I really got into Anime.

I credit InuYasha for that.

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Post by Valvatorez on Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:01 pm

I am in the same boat with Josh on that one.
The 60s Mio looks like something out of Disney too hahaha.

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Post by Blazer on Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:04 pm

Where the fu** is HOTD and Mirai Nikki

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Post by Kusanagi on Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:15 pm

Blazer wrote:Where the fu** is HOTD and Mirai Nikki

Yeah seriously, they have every anime on there ever except HOTD and Mirai Nikki???

Keiichi Morisato wrote:I like the 70s look, they had fuller lips than just lines.

The 70s lips look isn't bad, but most of the time I prefer lips aren't accentuated too much. A lot of the time I find that when characters pretty up with lipstick and such, I dislike it.

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Post by Valvatorez on Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:21 pm

Kusanagi wrote:
but most of the time I prefer lips aren't accentuated too much.

I know what you mean heheheheh.

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Post by DemonEyesJoe on Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:32 pm

i thought about posting it...but i didnt, thanks keiichi lol

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Post by Noobs on Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:18 pm

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Re: Marvel at How Japanese Anime Has Changed and Evolved

Post by Blazer on Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:22 am

Kusanagi wrote:
Blazer wrote:Where the fu** is HOTD and Mirai Nikki

Yeah seriously, they have every anime on there ever except HOTD and Mirai Nikki???

Those are the important ones ;D besides a few already on there huehueheu

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Re: Marvel at How Japanese Anime Has Changed and Evolved

Post by Sir Maddy on Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:23 am

Oh oh I can name some of them.

80~
The second last one is Dirty Pair

80~90
Middle one is Dragon Ball and last one is I think Ranma 1/2

90~
2nd one is Sailor Moon, 6th is Evangelion, 2nd last is Slayers

90~2000
4th one is Tenchi Muyo, 3rd last one is Cardcaptor Sakura and last one is Utena

2000~
1st one is Fullmetal Panic, 7th is Ikkitousen, 8th is Yami to Boushi to Hon no Tabibito, 9th is Mai-HIME, 10th is Kannazuki no Miko, 11th is Nanoha, last is Rozen Maiden

2000~2010
1st is Gurren Lagann, 2nd is Macross Frontier, 3rd is Zero no Tsukaima, 4th is I think Bleach, 5th is Strike Witches (Fuck yes), 7th is Maid-sama, 8th is Lucky Star, 9th is K-On!, 10th is Haruhi, last is Code Geass.

Now, where the fuck is Higurashi in all this?

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Post by DemonEyesJoe on Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:03 pm

the ones i can name from top to bottom

astro boy
(3rd looks familiar), Thundercats (4th?)
(1st Looks familiar), Lupin the 3rd (3rd, ironicly)
None
Ranma?
Sailor Moon, Blue Seed, Evagelion, G-Gundam, Slayers
Betterman, Tenchi, Bebop
Full Metal Panic, Gundam Seed, Mai-Hime, Rozen Maiden
Laggan, Familiar of Zero, Bleach, Strike Witches, Lucky Star, K-on, Haruhi Suzumia, Code Geass


Should make it a game to name all of these without looking them up

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Post by plantkingman on Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:32 pm

I've seen or heard of some of the anime during the evolution of anime over the years.
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Post by higurashi_conan on Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:51 am

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Post by Noobs on Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:05 am

higurashi_conan wrote:one comment


its like this guy has read my thoughts!!!

now, i have been looking for anime to watch backwards. whenever a new anime will show up, im having second thoughts of watching it. its very different before where when a new anime arrives, zoom ill watch it immediately (if my money allow me)

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Post by Belsfir on Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:51 am

anyone else notice how shading and the color gray played a role in the 80's style? Many faces are often added some touch of gray for shading in some way.

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Post by Noobs on Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:16 am

the early 70's also used shadings. its not much noticeable though,

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