Manga

Manga is the word used to mean any Japanese comics. The manga phenomenon plays a huge role in Japanese society. They have a long and complex pre-history in earlier Japanese artSince the 1950s, manga has steadily become a major part of the Japanese publishing industry. Osamu Tezuka is considered to be the father of modern manga.

Osamu Tezuka's Astro Boy (Original 1952 - 1968)

Osamu Tezuka's Astro Boy (Original 1952 - 1968)

anime

Anime is an adaptation of the English word animation and refers to Japanese produced cartoons. The animation production studio founded in the fifties by Osamu Tezuka greatly influenced it's growth. The animation industry also produces movies known worldwide such as Spirited Away, Akira, Neon Genesis Evangelion, and Ghost in the Shell.

Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira (1988)

Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira (1988)

CINEMA

The Japanese Cinema market is the second-most lucrative in the world.  Everything intermingles, and if a story is a hit, it is swiftly adapted from manga into an animation series, then a television series, it can even reach the big screen. Akira Kurosawa brought Japanese movies on to the international stage with his acclaimed hits Rashomon and Seven Samurai. 

Akira Kurosawa's Rashomon (1950)

Akira Kurosawa's Rashomon (1950)