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Anime / Manga

Description

Manga (Japanese: 漫画; the two Chinese characters literally mean "immoral" or "whimsical" pictures) is a widely popular form of comic books in Japan. Manga originated in late 19th century, but came to prominence in the second half of 20th century. The term anime (Japanese short version of the word "animation") is normally used to describe animated cartoon movies of Japanese origin.

When applied to video games, these two terms indicate a specifically Japanese visual style, characterized by sharp, bright coloring; exaggerated, often "super-deformed" facial and body proportions in drawing; "cute" stylistic elements, etc.

Originally only applied to 2D graphics, anime or manga characteristics can also be clearly visible in many 3D games made in Japan.
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PlayStation 2 (2000)

The first PS2 title in the Ganbare Goemon series, Goemon: Bōken Jidai Katsugeki aims to re-invent the Goemon series once...

Goemon: Mononoke Sugoroku Nintendo 64 Front Cover

Nintendo 64 (1999)

Goemon and his pals take a break from fighting evil and instead get together and play a unique board game...

Game Boy Advance (2002)

A sequel of sorts of Ganbare Goemon: Shin Sedai Shūmei, New Age Shutsudō takes you back to the world of...

Goemon's Great Adventure Nintendo 64 Front Cover

Nintendo 64 (1998)

Goemon and his friends return in this side-scrolling sequel to Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon. Bismaru, who looks like Goemon's friend...

PlayStation (2001)

Yet another entry in the Ganbare Goemon action/platformer series, you once again step in the shoes of the wily adventurer...

SNES (1994)

Ackman is not what one would call a good person. His job is to murder and steal souls for the...

SNES (1995)

Go Go Ackman 2 is mostly the same as its predecessor, with a few small tweaks. The angel Tenshi is...

SNES (1995)

Yet again Tenshi is hard at work on finding a way to kill off Ackman for good. But, what's this,...

TurboGrafx CD (1996)

Go! Go! Birdie Chance is an anime-style golf game. The player controls female high school students who assemble a golf...

Go! Go! Kokopolo: Harmonious Forest Revenge Nintendo DSi Front Cover

Nintendo DSi (2011) and Nintendo 3DS (2011)

Go! Go! Kokopolo: Harmonious Forest Revenge is an arcade-style, puzzle-action game, in which the player takes on the role of...

PC-98 (1994)

Goice contains three episodes, which tell three separate stories, but share the same villains: human-looking aliens under the command of...

PC-98 (1993) and FM Towns (1994)

The story of Gokko Vol. 01: Doctor is quite simple: the protagonist is a young man who dreams of becoming...

PC-98 (1993) and FM Towns (1994)

Gokko Vol. 02: School Gal's (sic) is very similar in structure to the previous volume, but - as the title...

PC-98 (1993) and FM Towns (1994)

"Etcetera" describes quite well the content of this game, which is the third volume in the Gokko series. While the...

PC-98 (1993) and FM Towns (1994)

Mandala is a mystical circle in Buddhist sacred art, while Gokuraku is the Japanese term for Sukhavati, "Pure Land", the...

PC-98 (1990)

The story of Gokuraku Tengoku: Omemie no Maki is fairly simple. Somewhere there is a country called the Happy Paradise,...

Golden Axe Warrior SEGA Master System Front Cover

SEGA Master System (1990)

Golden Axe Warrior is a spin-off of the Golden Axe games, a series of side-scrolling Beat'Em Ups from Sega. In...

Golden Sun: Dark Dawn Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2010)

Golden Sun: Dark Dawn takes places 30 years after the event of Golden Sun and Golden Sun: The Lost Age....

Golgo 13: Top Secret Episode NES Front Cover

NES (1988)

Golgo 13 is a traditional side-scrolling game that uses a third-person view in cutscenes. You play as Golgo 13, the...

SNES (1994)

Gon is a side scrolling platform game based on the midget t-rex from the Japanese manga series with the same...

Götzendiener TurboGrafx CD Front Cover

TurboGrafx CD (1994)

The Demon God has abducted the princess Misa, intending to sacrifice her in order to restore his power. The king...

Graduation PC-FX Front Cover

Windows (1997), TurboGrafx CD (1994), WonderSwan (1999) and PC-FX (1994)

Graduation is a Japanese anime "life-sim" game which are popular in Japan. Except for Princessmaker 2, which was never officially...

Granada Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1990) and Sharp X68000 (1990)

In the year 2016, war has broken out in Africa over mining rights to rare metal. Machines of destruction called...

Windows (2006)

In the land of Vermencia, all creatures lived together peacefully. The two human reigns of Canaban and Serdin had a...

Grandia PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1999), SEGA Saturn (1997), PSP (2009), PlayStation 3 (2009), Android (2012) and PS Vita (2012)

The ancient Angelou civilization has ceased to exist centuries ago, and technology in the world develops rapidly. General Baal, the...

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