The music video for Linkin Park's "Breaking The Habit" was animated by Mike Shinoda and directed by Joe Hahn (DJ for the band). But the anime stylization of it was supervised by Kazuto Nakazawa, who previously worked on Kill Bill en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bre…
The anime/manga series Sword Art Online dates back to 2001, when Reki Kawahara planned to submit the draft for the light novel series to a 2002 competition, but refrained because it exceeded the contest's page limit en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rek…
Today I learned about Izumi Sakai, the vocalist and de facto leader of the J-Pop band Zard. After she died from an accident while undergoing treatment for cancer, a posthumous single was released and used as a theme song for her favorite anime Detective Conan en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Izu…
Although Thundercats looks like an anime, it's an American original cartoon. The creator had a Japanese animation studio do all the animation, while it was produced, written, and voice acted all in America. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thu…
Momotaro, Sacred Sailors is the first feature length Japanese anime and was made in 1945 during WW2. The film is a war propaganda film featuring cute stuffed animals conquering a British military base and teaching natives the Japanese alphabet. latimes.com/entertainment…
During development of the first anime, the author of Fullmetal Alchemist, Hiromu Arakawa, allowed the anime staff to work independently from her and requested a different ending from the manga. She was amazed by the staff’s interpretations of the villains and homunculi. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ful…
An anonymous poster discovered a partial solution to a mathematical problem that hadn't been solved in over 25 years because they were trying to figure out the shortest way to watch every possible order of the first season of the anime "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya." theverge.com/2018/10/24/1…
While recording their Discovery Album, band Daft Punk had an idea for a movie involving "the merging of science fiction with entertainment industry culture". This was pitched to anime creator Leiji Matsumoto, and they turned it into the movie Interstella 5555. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Int…
The CIA found games such as Final Fantasy, Devil May Cry and even Animal Crossing on Osama Bin Laden's hard drive. They also found anime like Naruto, Bleach and Dragon Ball. comicbook.com/gaming/news…
"The Prince of Tennis", a Japanese manga, ran to 379 chapters, 178 anime episodes, and has spawned *at least 15 different stage musicals*. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Bruce Lee’s Enter the Dragon inspired the Dragon Ball manga/anime franchise and Street Fighter video game franchise. It’s also the most successful action-spy movie that isn’t a part of the James Bond films en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ent…
The anime Neon Genesis Evangelion character Asuka Langley Soryu's two surnames came from two World War II-era aircraft carriers en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asu…
Today I learned about the "Herbivore Men" of Japan, men who have basically given up on marriage and love. They often can’t afford it, and they don’t want to work to death to raise a family, instead they have hobbies or anime or the internet to fill up their time. sbpress.com/2019/04/herbi…
Anime accounts for 60% of all animated TV shows. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ani…
Today I learned of Aum Shinrikyo, the Japanese doomsday cult responsible for the 1995 Tokyo subway sarin attack, produced a musical anime recruitment video about their leader in the 80’s. youtu.be/yO_ewrEc820
Today I learned about "Itasha," a subculture of Japan focused around anime prints on cars. Itasha (η—›θ»Š, Itasha) literally means "painful car" as they are considered painful to look at cooljapan-videos.com/en/a…
DALI, the idol group that performed the iconic anime opening song 'Moonlight Densetsu' from Sailor Moon, disbanded after only a year (1991-1992) tuxedounmasked.com/what-d…
The "Ghibli" from Studio Ghibli is a double loanword from Arabic (qibliyy, a hot desert wind) to Italian (ghibli, pronounced with a hard G, also the source of the English spelling) to Japanese (Jiburi with an English J) β€” Studio Ghibli was a "new wind through the anime industry" tokyotreat.com/news/histo…
McDonald's made an anime video, to attract job applicants for McDonald's restaurants in Japan. youtu.be/ZTrC86mmPaw
In the anime series Yu-Gi-Oh, the character Joey Wheeler speaks without honorifics, making his way of speaking sound informal/rude. This is conveyed in the English dub by giving him a Brooklyn accent. screenrant.com/yu-gi-oh-j…
Frosty the Snowman (1969) was animated by Mushi Productions, an anime studio helmed by "the Godfather of Manga" Osamu Tezuka classicanimemuseum.com/ca…
Today I learned about Ghost Stories, an anime that did so poorly in Japan they gave the American dub free reign to do whatever they wanted and the voice over team went nuts. bloody-disgusting.com/tv/…
An average anime 13-episode season can cost around 250 Million yen (or around $2 million dollars) to make. Most anime’s can’t recoup this expense so they rely on the β€˜windfall’ of other big animes to save budget. animenewsnetwork.com/inte…
The first anime fan convention held in North America was YamatoCon, held on August 13, 1983 in Dallas, Texas ourstarblazers.com/vault/…
Spirited Away is the only anime ever to have won an Oscar. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spi…
Bloomers, the short gym bottoms worn by Japanese girls in Anime and manga, were largely phased out IRL in favor of unisex longer-legged shorts in the 1990's after a student protest at one school over the shorts attracting "unwanted attention" spread nationally. japantimes.co.jp/news/201…
In the Japanese version of every Dragon Ball anime series and related media, Goku has been voiced by actress Masako Nozawa en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gok…
The "Shadow realm" in Yu-Gi-Oh was actually a concept made up for the Dub as a form of censorship. The original manga and anime were quite gory and violent. cbldf.org/2019/03/anime-c…
Erotic artist Toshio Maeda in the 80s started to feature tentacles in his intercourse scenes to avoid being censored by the Japanese government. His "a tentacle is not a penis" argument worked and started the trend of Japanese anime, manga, and video games featuring tentacles. kotaku.com.au/2010/10/wha…
A Japanese anime version of Starship Troopers was released in 1988, before the 1997 film youtu.be/XIZty-Eol4s
The US Air Force uses enormous anime-style swords to honor officers thedrive.com/the-war-zone…
WWE Wrestler John Cena is a fan of anime and noted his favorite anime film is, "Fist of the Northstar." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
Part of the as of yet unsolved Superpermutation problem was solved by someone who wanted to find the fastest way to watch the first season of the Anime "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya" in every possible order en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sup…
The anime "Voltes V" was cancelled in the Philippines because it inspired the country's citizens to revolt against the government since the country was under Martial Law at the time. esquiremag.ph/culture/mov…
,the longest running animation series is "Sazae-San",the anime began airing in Japan in October 1969 and it's still ongoing.The show currently holds the Guinness World Record for the longest-running animated television series.lt has also been adapted into a radio show and theatric plays. guinnessworldrecords.com/…
The anime Voltes V was banned in 1979 in the Philippines because of its use as a protest icon against the government when the country was under martial law en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vol…
In Japanese anime and in Native American Sioux culture, nosebleeds signify sexual arousal. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nos…
There is an anime adaptation of 'The Count of Monte Cristo' en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gan…
The anime clips in Malcom in the middle were from an anime called "Jikku Tenshou Nazca" youtu.be/VB1QSDPcljI
In Japan there's a tea made to taste like the sweat of an anime girl vice.com/en_us/article/wn…
Eric Stuart (Brock and James from the original PokΓ©mon anime and Kaiba from the Yu-Gi-Oh anime) is a musician as well as a voice actor, and he has toured with Peter Frampton, Ringo Starr, Hall & Oates, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Chicago. Peter Frampton produced his album "Blue, Dressed in Black". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eri…
One of the most popular characters in the Attack On Titan anime, Levi, was not in the live action remake because the name was too difficult to write in Japanese kotaku.com/why-attack-on-…
The japanese Anime "Mahō no Mako-chan" was in fact the first animated adaptation of Hans Christian Andersens "The Little Mermaid" beating Walt Disney by 19 years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mah…
That, if he hadn't died, the original head writer for the Pokemon anime was going to end the series with Ash as an old man in the real world, and all his adventures being imaginary. comicbook.com/anime/amp/2…
Grape-kun, a Humboldt penguin that lived in a zoo in Japan, grew so attached to a cardboard cutout of an anime girl that he lived with it as his 'waifu' till his death. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gra…
Gaia Online, an anime-themed social networking site, hired a Stanford University economist to help manage their economy that was having problems due to inflation. cnet.com/news/big-shot-ec…
Murphy’s Irish Stout, Brewed in Cork, Ireland, had a 60 second anime advert produced by the creators of Ghost in the shell In 1997. It was the first anime advert shown in Ireland and the UK and shows six Samurais racing to make β€œLast orders” at a pub. youtu.be/fWdY_o2B_0E
The famous quote "It's over 9000" from the Dragonball franchises was originally "It's over 8000" in both the Japanese manga and anime but was later changed in the dub version to better fit the mouth slap of the animation dragonball.fandom.com/wik…
In 1992, to celebrate 40 years of Indo-Japan relationship The Indian Epic Ramayana was made into an Anime Movie in collaboration with Indian and Japanese artist.In English it was narrated by James earl Jones and voice of Lord Rama was Bryan Cranston. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ram…
Wikipeida have tried to adopt a mascot. Suggestions have been a monkey behind a typewriter, an amoeba, Cliff Clavin (from Cheers), The Thinker, an owl, slime mold, termites. The most common mascot is the anime influenced Wikipie-Tan, a Moe personification of the site. She's still unofficial. meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/W…

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