alternative words: Chiba Tetsuya
keywords: author, manga
related topics: Shonen Magazine , Ashita no Joe
related web sites: http://www.aruke.com/tetsuya/
explanation: Born on January 11, 1939 at Tokyo. After his birth, the whole family had immigrated to Manchuria but returned back to Japan after WWII. Precocious mangaka, he already began to publish at the age of 17. His most representative works are: Chikai no makyu (tale of a baseball pitcher) in 1961-62, Shidenkai no taka (tale of a pilot in WWII) in 1963-65 and Ashita no Joe (Rocky Joe in English title, tale of a boxer) in 1968-73. All the manga were published on Shonen magazine of Kodansha.
alternative words: Movie version, Film version, Theatrical release
keywords: anime, general
explanation: The movie version of a cartoon makes the producer run a big financial risk so most of them prefer to release first a TV version and watch the public reaction. "Studio Ghibli" is an exception.
alternative words: Anime song, Anisong, Anison
related topics: Astroboy , Gigantor
related web sites: http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~SR8S-OOKB/anison.htm , http://www.remus.dti.ne.jp/~waadiy/
explanation: The history of theme songs is closely linked to that of anime itself, so it was heard firstly in 1963 with Astroboy (Tetsuwan Atom) and Gigantor (Ironman 28). Now they are available on internet with different formats such as Midi, MP3, Aiff etc. but due to a copyright law, it is quite difficult to find them free.
alternative words: Toei Doga, Touei Douga
keywords: anime, company
related topics: Dragon Ball , Sailormoon
related web sites: http://www.toei-anim.co.jp
explanation: Subsidiary of Toei which is a large Japanese move company, and specialized in cartoon productions. Toei itself has been founded in March 1951. As its realization, we can quote "Dragon Ball" and Sailormoon.
alternative words: Toho corporation, Toho entertainment
keywords: company, movie
related topics: Eiji Tsuburaya , Godzilla
related web sites: http://www.toho.co.jp
explanation: Movie company founded by Ichizo Kobayashi in 1932. It merged in 1943 with Tokyo Takarazuka Gekijo to become the present Toho corporation Ltd. Many talented people have worked there such as the movie director, Akira Kurosawa and the actor Toshiro Mifune who debuted both with Toho. The company is also well known with successive Godzilla films created by the genius director, Eiji Tsuburaya.
keywords: game, title
related topics: Konami
related web sites: http://www.konami.co.jp/kcet/vx095/
explanation: Video game on girl hunt simulation developed by Konami. You are a young high school boy. The goal of the game is to get the maximum number of love confessions from other high school boys. Initially developed for PC-Engine (May 1994), Konami has succeeded to form progressively fans of this game, in spite of its very original category: not only it has been adapted to other platforms like Super Famicom and Sega Sturn but to a movie.
keywords: clamp, manga, title
related topics: Clamp
related web sites: http://www.geocities.co.jp/Playtown-Domino/5768/tb.html , http://sakurazukamori.net/ueno_park/world01.htm
explanation: Occult manga written by Clamp and published on Wings between 1990 and 1992. Descendent of a prestigious medium family (onmyoji), clan Sumeragi, Subaru is fighting against malefic sprits through his medium cabinet in the opulent city of Tokyo, together with his twin sister, Hokuto Sumeragi and her fried, Seishiro Sakurazuka, another medium, though working as veterinary.
keywords: diverse, evangelion
related topics: Evangelion
explanation: Fortress City constructed in an underground of Mt. Hakone at 50 km west of today's Tokyo in order to defend against invaders.
alternative words: Ramicard
related topics: Rare Card
explanation: Cards with the size of "a visiting card" and illustrated with photos or pictures, especially of mangas. They carry this name because they are exchanged between collectors. Usually, they are sold in a bag of 10 cards. They are also called "Carddass".
keywords: character, dragon ball
related topics: Dragon Ball , Vegita
explanation: Child between Vegita and Bulma. He came from the future in order to correct the bad fate of the Earth.