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Visual characteristics of Anime
« on: October 25, 2008, 07:29:51 AM »
Anime is commonly referred as an art form. As a visual medium, it naturally places a large emphasis on visual styles. The styles can vary from artist to artist or by studio to studio. Some titles make extensive use of common stylization: FLCL, for example, is known for its wild, exaggerated stylization. In contrast, titles such as Only Yesterday or Jin-Roh take much more realistic approaches, featuring few stylistic exaggerations.

While different titles and different artists have their own artistic styles, many stylistic elements have become so common such that they are described as being definitive of anime in general. However, this does not mean that all modern anime share one strict, common art style. Many anime have a very different art style from what would commonly be called "anime style", yet fans still use the word "anime" to refer to these titles. Generally, the most common form of anime drawings are
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"exaggerated physical features such as large eyes, big hair and elongated limbs... and dramatically shaped speech bubbles, speed lines and onomatopoeic, exclamatory typography."

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The influences of Japanese calligraphy and Japanese painting also characterize linear qualities of the anime style. The round Ink brush traditionally used for writing Kanji and for painting produces a stroke of widely varying thickness.

Anime also tends to borrow many elements from manga including text in the background, and borrowing panel layouts from the manga as well. For example, an opening may employ manga panels to tell the story, or to dramatize a point for humorous effect. This is best demonstrated in the anime Kare Kano.

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Visual characteristics of Anime
« on: October 25, 2008, 07:29:51 AM »

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Re: Visual characteristics of Anime
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2016, 03:15:34 AM »
Who among the characters are you into @Transformer10?

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Re: Visual characteristics of Anime
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2016, 11:09:51 AM »
Syempre Gokou Fan here. I like Samurai X also.   ;D ;D

 

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