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Some people see the hair coloration of characters as random and having nothing to do with the characters personality; however hair color does occasionally have meaning. Pink: this hair color usually means that the character is cute, almost never on male character, and the character is almost always sickeningly sweet and sometimes very ditsy. Black: the normal hair color in japan, usually found on the Protagonist, typically if the character has black hair then they are a good guy/girl or a background character not really in the story Blonde: this hair color is often found on the Antagonist or villain but can also be found on a ditsy rather stupid individual. finding blonde hair in Anime usually means trouble Red: this hair color has different meaning when found on female characters then when on male characters. A wonderful example is to compare the show Ruroni Kenshin with the show Black Butler. In Ruroni Kenshin the main character has red hair and is a fabulous fighter. In Black Butler there is one red haired woman, strong and independent. White: Often used to suggest age it is also used to suggest that the character may be trouble, similar to that of a blonde Blue: usually someone who is shy, sweet, smart, and/or funny. may also be used to signify black hair since most naturally black haired people have blue tinges in their hair. Green: good intentions only lead so far, sometimes these characters start of as the bad guy, but only because they think they are doing the right thing, Brown: very similar to black hair
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Studio Ghibli is a Japanese animation film studio based in Koganei, Tokyo, Japan. The studio is best known for its anime feature films. Studio Ghibli began in June 1985 after the success of Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind. Studio Ghibli has produced seventeen feature films, beginning with Castle in the Sky in 1986. It was followed by Grave of the Fireflies (1988), My Neighbor Totoro (1988), Kiki's Delivery Service (1989), Only Yesterday (1991), Porco Rosso (1992), Pom Poko (1994), Whisper of the Heart (1995), Princess Mononoke (1997), My Neighbors the Yamadas (1999), Spirited Away (2001), The Cat Returns (2002), Howl's Moving Castle (2004), Tales from Earthsea (2006), Ponyo (2008), Arrietty (2010), and From Up on Poppy Hill (2011). The studio is headed by the directors Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata and the producer Toshio Suzuki. In August 1996, Disney and Tokuma Shoten Publishing agreed that Disney would distribute international Tokuma's Studio Ghibli animated films, Many of Ghibli's works are distributed in Japan by Toho. Internationally, The Walt Disney Company has rights to all of Ghibli's output that did not have previous international distribution, including the global, non-Japan distribution rights to Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away. As of September 2011, they share North American theatrical rights with GKids while domestic right remain with Disney.
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Anime culture is strong and vibrant, and closely coincides with Japanese tradition and pop culture. However, there are quite a few differences between the Japan anime depicts and the Japan of our world. This video begins to explain the disconnect between what westerners see of school life, and what Japanese schools are actually like.
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Anime culture is strong and vibrant, and closely coincides with Japanese tradition and pop culture. However, there are quite a few differences between the Japan anime depicts and the Japan of our world. This video begins to explain the disconnect between what westerners see of romantic customs in anime, and how the Japanese approach these romantic customs.
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