Anime and Manga

Anime (Tsukino Usagi of Sailormoon) spacer Manga (Koishikawa Miki of Marmalade Boy)

Japanese animation, or anime for short, is a distinct style of storytelling, with animated characters drawn in various styles to act out the plot. Not all animes are good; some are downright horrible, but some become popular enough to earn fans all around the globe. (Such as Bishoujo Senshi Sailormoon) Nevertheless, anime is something meant for entertainment, and while sometimes people can get caught up in the hoopla, it's just a visual way of telling a story.

There are three generally well known types of anime: shoujo, anime usually involving girls with magical powers or romantic comedies (directed at a target audience of girls); shounen, anime usually involving mecha and is usually more gritty than shoujo (directed at a target audience of boys); and hentai...the X-rated stuff. The following pages cover mostly shoujo anime, so if you're looking for shounen or even hentai stuff, sorry, I'm afraid I don't have any information for you.

The Animes:
bullet Bishoujo Senshi Sailormoon
bullet Hana Yori Dango
bullet Other Animes (in brief)

The Manga:
bullet Bishoujo Senshi Sailormoon
bullet Magic Knight RayEarth

Favorite Anime/Manga Links
bullet The Anime News Network (Current news happening in the anime world)
bullet The Anipike (Has a bunch of links to provide hours of contentment)
bullet Hitoshi Doi's Anime Pages (The place to go for shoujo anime info!)
bullet Otakuworld (Has neat little anime-related toys, games, etc)

All animes mentioned in the following pages are property of their respective owners.

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Last Updated: May 2000