alternative words: Hanae Ichinose, Ichinose Hanae
keywords: character, maison ikkoku
related topics: Maison Ikkoku
explanation: One of occupiers of the dormitory, "Maison Ikkoku". She is a fat and joyful woman. "Ichi" of "Ichinose" means "one" in Japanese because she is occupying in the room 1 with her husband.
alternative words: Miyazaki Hayao
keywords: anime, author, director
related topics: Studio Ghibli , Nausicaa of the valley of wind , My neighbor Totoro , Kiki's Delivery Service , Porco Rosso , Princess Mononoke
related web sites: http://www.yk.rim.or.jp/~rst/index.shtml
explanation: Born on January 5, 1941 in Tokyo, this talented producer of anime and manga began his career in Toei Doga (now Toei Animation) as an anime assistant in 1963. After having climbed all the rungs of the production, he founded an own company, " Studio Ghibli" in 1985. His main works are: Nausicaa of the valley of wind (1984), My neighbor Totoro (1988), Kiki's Delivery Service (1989), Porco Rosso (1992) and Princess Mononoke (1997).
alternative words: Girl of the Alps Heidi, Alps girl Heidi, Haidi
keywords: anime, title
related topics: World masterpiece theater , Fuji TV
related web sites: http://www.tk.airnet.ne.jp/furcas/
explanation: Anime realized by the famous Japanese film-maker, Isao Takahata. It tells the tale of a young girl, Heidi, who had lived freely in Alps and was forced to move to the town of Frankfurt. The anime was broadcasted by Fuji TV between January 1974 and December of the same year. Its success has set off the creation of a TV anime series, "World master-piece theater".
alternative words: Pervers, Maniac
related topics: Pink , High school Kimengumi
explanation: The initial meaning of this word was "abnormal" like in manga "High school Kimengumi", but now it is used more and more in the sense of "sexually obsessed".
Hi no tori
alternative words: Hino tori, Hinotori, Fire bird, Phoenix
keywords: manga, title
related topics: Osamu Tezuka
related web sites: http://www.infoaomori.ne.jp/~yappi/yappi-na-watashi/yappi12-hinotori.htm , http://www.bekkoame.ne.jp/~takeboh/comics.html
explanation: Manga created by Osamu Tezuka. Due to financial difficulties of successive publishers, its publication spans between 1954 and 1988. By alternating ancient stories and future stories while letting converge each sequences to the present epoch, Tezuka has successfully created a monumental manga. Only Hi no tori (Phoenix) presents permanently and lets readers to interrogate "what is the life". Unfortunately, a premature death of Tezuka in 1989 forbid to conclude this manga at the present epoch.
High school Kimengumi
alternative words: Sannen Kimengumi
keywords: anime, manga, title
related topics: Motoei Shinzawa , Hentai , Fuji TV , Kimengumi , Shonen Jump
related web sites: http://www.tk.xaxon.ne.jp/~yamashin/kimen/ , http://www.gulf.or.jp/~dyrell/comic/kimen/
explanation: Manga created by a Japanese mangaka, Motoei Shinzawa and published in a weekly magazine, Shonen Jump of Shueisha between 1982 and 1987. It talks about a foolish comedy caused by 2 beautiful high school girls and a band of 5 crazy boys. Because of his way to draw characters (they take suddenly the appearence of a baby) and of mad gags, this manga has succeeded to create many fans among the youth. Anime version was aired between October 1985 and September 1987 by Fuji TV.
alternative words: Kanzaki Hitomi
keywords: anime, character
related topics: Escaflowne
explanation: Main character in a Japanese cartoon, "Escaflowne". She is a young high school girl who practices athletics (100 m run) and tarot. One day, by running 100 m before the elder of the same school with whom she feels in love, she is suddenly thrown on another planet Gaia, where takes place a fierce battle and will be implicated inexorably to this conflict.
alternative words: Hoshinengi, Hoshin-engi, Housin engi
keywords: anime, manga, title
related topics: Shonen Jump , TV Tokyo
related web sites: http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/bangumi/houshin/toha.htm , http://www.pluto.dti.ne.jp/~rudo/housin/ , http://www.sumire.sakura.ne.jp/~arc/houshin/
explanation: Adaptation to the manga of a well known Chinese classic novel. It tells the end of Yin dynasty 3000 years ago, the period when the mythology of gods were confusing with the history of humans. The manga version, written by Ryu Fujisaki with a little flavor of science fiction, has been published by Shonen Jump since June 1996 while the broadcasting of anime series by TV Tokyo began in July 1999.
alternative words: Hudson Soft, Hudsonsoft
keywords: company, game
related web sites: http://www.hudson.co.jp
explanation: Publisher of video games founded in May 1973 at Sapporo City and employs about 400 persons. It is well known as the company which has developed first games for personal computers. We can quote as its main products: Lode Runner (under Broaderbund's license) and Momotaro Dentetsu (simulation game to become riche by constructing railway networks).
alternative words: Hyotantsugi, Hyoutan Tsugi, Hyotantsugui, Hyoutantsugi
keywords: astroboy, character
related topics: Astroboy
explanation: Small funny character who appears on manag scenes of Tezuka in an inopportune way. He looks like a damaged gourd. In fact, "hyotan" means "gourd" and "tsugui" means "sewed up" in Japanese.