What does Anime Mean?

Animé is a word of French origin that means lively or alive, and that the Japanese adopted in their language since 1985 to refer to cartoons on television ( dessiné animé in French).

Thanks to the rapid growth in the 70s of the distribution of Japanese cartoons on Western world televisions, the word anime began to become popular as a way of referring exclusively to Japanese cartoons.

The anime is characterized by its outlandish characters of exaggerated actions that generally have a mission. The characters of the anime faithfully represent the genre they represent, for example, a romantic anime would be excessively tender and sweet, while an anime would have an excess of blood and violence.

Some of the most popular anime of all time are:

  • Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z
  • Robotech
  • Knights of the Zodiac
  • sailor Moon
  • Ranma 1/2
  • Candy
  • Remi
  • Astroboy
  • Naruto
  • One piece
  • Pokemon
  • Yu-Gi-Oh
  • Superchamps
  • Death note
  • bleach

Difference between anime and manga

Manga is a Japanese word that refers to comics or comics in English. They are limited drawings in several paintings that tell a story. It generally refers to those drawings printed in magazines or books.

I encouraged, on the other hand, it was a word incorporated into modern Japanese in reference to animated manga on television.

Today there is not much distinction between these two terms.