Stage 32 Glossary


Anime is a distinctive style of animated film that has its roots in Japanese comic books (known as manga) and covers a wide range of genres, such as romance, action/adventure, drama, gothic, historical, horror, mystery, erotica (hentai), children's stories, although most notably sci-fi and fantasy themes. Anime exists in a wide variety of storylines and settings, but recognizable and characterized by heavily stylized backgrounds, colorful images and graphics, highly exaggerated facial expressions with limited facial movement, simulation of motion through varying the background behind a static character or other foreground elements, and frequently, oversize-headed characters with prominent, child-like eyes.