Tuesday, September 26

Anime Instinct

Remember the romantic Japanese anime series Candy Candy that held young girls enthralled in the late 1970s and 1980s?

Viewers in their 30s and 40s here will probably be familiar with the blonde, wide-eyed orphan girl - called Xiao Tian Tian in the Mandarin-translated version shown here - who overcomes obstacles to be with her Prince Charming.

What they won't know is how the man behind the popular anime, or Japanese animation, was actually reluctant to be involved in the TV series, which was adapted from the comic book by Mizuki Kyoko and Yumiko Igarashi.

This is viewpoint from Asian on anime culture. Full article is here.

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