Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Anime Random Curiosities

1. Disney had influence in anime.
The big eyes of the character of the japanese animation are due to the influence of Disney's characters in Osamu Tekuza, who's considered "the father of manga".

2. Dragon Ball, characters names:
At first in EE.UU the company Harminy Gold had acquired the anime Dragon Ball's rights. They decided to change some characters names Goku would be named Zero , Krillin, Kongo and Karin, Whiskers. However , UNimation bought rights later, fortunately.

3. Boy or girl?:
It seems that Akira Toriyama thought the main character of his masterpiece, Dragon Ball, would be a girl, at last he took the right decision.

4. The longer series:
 If you thought that the Simpsons are the series with more episodes of all times , you are very wrong , because it turns out the anime Sazae San counts with over 1,800 episodes and it is  transmitted from 1969.

5. Expensive anime:
The Afro Samurai anime is the most expensive one of history – each episode – , because each episode had a cost of one million dollars. Coming to cost a total of five million dollars, since there are six episodes.

41 comments:

  1. #1 gave me an AHA! moment.

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  2. Interesting info I never would of thought it would take one million dollars to make one episode o.o

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  3. I never knew about these before, and a single episode that costs a million dollars each? Yikes!

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  4. Wow, Afro samurai is a beautiful anime :). Good stuff man!

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  5. I always assumed bigger eyes was out of admiration for the west, but I never knew it had to do with disney.

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  6. wtf how does an anime cost so much to make?

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  7. Very interesting informations!

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  8. Cool :P

    Coming to cost a total of five million dollars, since there are six episodes.

    5 x 1 = 6? lol

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  9. I love the old school mickey! good facts man :)

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  10. cool learnt some stuff here thanks

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  11. afro samurai was so awesome,now I know why,great blog following

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  12. nice piece of information man never even knew of this stuff! great work

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  13. Japanese can always seem to take things further.

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  14. I remember there was this dub, called the big green dub its hilariously bad, you should YouTube it.

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  15. Afro samurai definitely took it up a notch. Maybe that's why it's expensive.

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  16. Disney changed so many things... including copyright laws!

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  17. one million dollars per episode, wtf!!

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  18. Yeh, that'd be weird with a girl as the main character for dragon ball.

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  19. Weird thinking Disney could be the start of Manga. I don't like Anime or Disney for that matter but it's quite interesting to read into.

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  20. I've heard a ton of good things about Afro Samurai though, so that means each episode was worth it right?

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  21. I thought redline took the title for most expensive anime now?

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  22. My adult children are crazy about the Simpsons . to them they are almost real people.

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  23. Whoa I enjoyed the read. Disney has had an influence on much more than just anime. And in regards to the simpsons, I need new episodes bc I grew up with that family!

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  24. I've heard about the bigs eye's thing with disney. Apparently they have it down to a science how to draw something that is considered "cute".

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