The Influence of Manga & Anime


Manga is an extremely popular source of entertainment, orginating from scrolls over hundreds of years ago. Around the 12th and 13th centuries, Toba Ehon embedded the concept of what a "manga" should be. Because of the popular feedback mangas were getting, animation studios caught interest in those books, and were engrossed to make them into a film of some sort. Shimokawa Oten was the first to create some sort of Japanese animated related show, dating back to the late 1916 or early 1917s.

The first official animated show to be created in Japan was titled "Astro Boy" and was created on January 1st, 1963. "Astro Boy" is still going on as well, titled "Go Astro Boy Go!" and scheduled in 2019.


The authors that are listed here are one of many authors that influenced and changed the category of the concept of both manga and anime.

These authors not only shaped the Sh┼Źnen genre, but also acted as an entrance to one of Japan's entertainment systems. Many authors write in a simliar style to these mangas, influencing me myself to fabricate a storyline as amazing as either one of their works.