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
- Knights of the Zodiac
- sailor Moon
- Ranma 1/2
- One piece
- Death note
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.