Next Article in Journal
New Spaces for Old Motifs? The Virtual Worlds of Japanese Cyberpunk
Previous Article in Journal
Garish Luxury and the “Constructed Landscape”: Transcending the Colour of Opals in the Griffins’ Capitol Theatre
Previous Article in Special Issue
Anime in Academia: Representative Object, Media Form, and Japanese Studies
Article Menu
Issue 4 (December) cover image

Export Article

Open AccessArticle

The Anime Connection. Early Euro-Japanese Co-Productions and the Animesque: Form, Rhythm, Design

Fine Arts Faculty, Drawing Department, University of Vigo, 36002 Pontevedra, Spain
Received: 3 July 2018 / Revised: 15 September 2018 / Accepted: 28 September 2018 / Published: 5 October 2018
Full-Text   |   PDF [696 KB, uploaded 5 October 2018]   |  

Abstract

After European audiences had first contact with anime in the late 1970s, animated co-productions between domestic producers and Japanese studios emerged in the early 1980s, playing a lead role in standardizing anime aesthetics and hence contributing to the broader development of anime in Spain and other major European markets. These pioneering co-productions fostered the arrival of Japanese studios to the European broadcasting scene. However, its real impact on the popularization of anime is subject to debate. Appealing to a European audience, these series lacked some of the most recognizable features associated with anime as a larger medium. Nonetheless, in some of these animated productions there was an underlying animesque flair in the shape of conventionalized elements, character design, facial expressions, rhythm, camera action and tropes. Neither entirely domestic nor fully Japanese, these hybrid productions set up a ‘bridge’ between European and American animated visual language and anime mainstream features, thereby shaping the collective idea of what anime is for the first generation of viewers in Spain and Europe. View Full-Text
Keywords: anime; animesque; co-productions anime; animesque; co-productions
Figures

Figure 1

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).
SciFeed

Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Santiago Iglesias, J.A. The Anime Connection. Early Euro-Japanese Co-Productions and the Animesque: Form, Rhythm, Design. Arts 2018, 7, 59.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Arts EISSN 2076-0752 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top