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Schools For Anime

Anime started in Japan and is a very stylized form of animation. There are many stories and shows created. There are many fans who really get into it, but I have not sat through one whole show even though I have seen clips here and there of shows.

I did learn something interesting about Anime. I learned that there are four main Anime Colleges where students can get certificates and degrees in this, so they can help in the producing of this animation. The schools are located in Japan. Tokyo Designer College accepts the most foreign students. The students have to have a very good understanding of the Japanese Language and the program is a two year program. Nihon Kogakuin College has three different campuses. They have different focuses of studies for example someone could specialize in "voice overs", "story boards" etc. Again, the students must be good in their use of the Japanese Language. Toho Gakuen College has four technical campuses each one specializing in different aspects of Anime , one is media training, the other is film techniques, the other is sound and the other is performing arts. These are two year programs and a technical diploma is awarded at completion. Osaka Animation College provides animation study in digital and analog techniques. The two to three year programs help the students become character designers and illustrators.

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DWDavisRSL wrote on October 3, 2015, 7:03 PM

While I find that some anime art is incredibly well done I have not found the shows and movies to be my cup of tea.

markgraham wrote on October 3, 2015, 8:01 PM

I thought anime was a psychological term. You taught me something.

littlenancy wrote on October 3, 2015, 10:53 PM

Here in the United States, my daughter is taking a seminar course in anime in college and is minoring in Japanese language. She is currently writing a thesis paper for her anime class. While she is seeking to graduate with an English degree in Professional Writing, it is one of her favorite genres in entertainment, and of course there are many sub-genres within anime and manga.

I admit, I enjoy many as well. Of course, they are all so different and certainly aren't "kid's cartoons", but a reflection of culture.

Kasman wrote on October 4, 2015, 6:36 AM

Not a fan of anime. Cartoons are for kids!

CoralLevang wrote on October 4, 2015, 5:03 PM

Thank you for this information. I have many workshop participants who get out of the military, some of whom have the language skills needed, and have an interest in art. I have printed this post and will keep- it in my resource book.