Sep 12, 2015
Exaggerated features and reactions. Storylines that range from the mortal-mundane to the spiritual-fantastical, often intertwined. Painstakingly drawn, inked and animated, and consumed by hundreds of millions of consumers internationally.
So why is it, then, that so many western observers consider this animation style (based on the manga art form which dates back far longer than most realize) to be nothing more than "Japanese cartoons for teenagers"? What may be keeping this outside observer's generalization from seeing the artistry, depth and value of so many anime productions?