Solomon's Key for the NES was released in Japan on this day in 1986.

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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Aurora Quest: Otaku no Seiza in Another World TurboGrafx CD Front Cover

TurboGrafx CD (1993)

Aurora Quest is a remake of Otaku no Seiza: An Adventure in the Otaku Galaxy. This version retains the premise,...

TurboGrafx CD (1994)

Auto Crusher Palladium is a game that simulates construction of battle robots ("mechs"). The player is able to construct robots...

auto modellista PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2002), Xbox (2004) and GameCube (2003)

auto modellista is cel-shaded racing game featuring many high performance cars from different manufacturers, including Mazda, Honda, Toyota, and Subaru,...

Avalanche Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

Avalanche is an unofficial sequel to Final Fantasy VII with a twist on the gameplay mechanics. Instead of an action-focused...

DOS (1998)

Avalon takes place in the future after the destruction of earth. A group of people known as the Avalon-cult flees...

Avalon Code Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2008)

Avalon Code is a hack and slash Action-RPG that takes place in a world about to end. Choosing between a...

Windows (2000)

Avaron is a re-vamped version of Yōjo Ranbu 2. Most of the story, characters, 3D graphics, and overall gameplay system...

Browser (2007)

Avatar: Escape from the Spirit World is a special online supplement to the Nickelodeon program Avatar: The Last Airbender, created...

Avatar: The Last Airbender GameCube Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2006), Xbox (2006), GameCube (2006), Nintendo DS (2006), PSP (2006) and Wii (2006)

Based on the animated television program of the same name, Avatar: The Last Airbender follows the adventures of a group...

Avatar: The Last Airbender Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Avatar: The Last Airbender for Windows, unlike the console version, loosely follows season 1 of the TV show of the...

Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Burning Earth Game Boy Advance Front Cover

Game Boy Advance (2007)

Based on the Avatar show, The Burning Earth follows Aang and his friends as they travel to the last remaining...

Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Burning Earth Xbox 360 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2007), Xbox 360 (2007) and Wii (2007)

Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Burning Earth is based on the American animated series Avatar. The story revolves around...

Aveyond Windows Front Cover

Windows (2006)

Born a farmer's daughter, then captured into slavery Aveyond follows the adventures of Rhen, a young girl with potentially incredible...

Aveyond 2 Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

A young elf is missing and nobody remembers her existence, except for her best friend, Ean. He decides to solve...

TurboGrafx CD (1995)

AV Tanjō is a simulation game of the type frequently encountered in Japanese games: the so-called "life sim", similar to...

Away: Shuffle Dungeon Nintendo DS Front Cover

Nintendo DS (2008)

Away: Shuffle Dungeon is an RPG dungeon exploring game mixed with puzzle solving. The player takes control of a young...

Genesis (1991)

Awogue is a superhero with the power to manipulate the wind using his cybernetic paper fans. The evil Hellbreeze has...

Axelay SNES Front Cover

SNES (1992) and Wii (2007)

This planet was once a quiet, peaceful place to live, until...they came...An unknown alien race came to this planet and...

PC-88 (1989)

Aya-chan World is a simple top-down arcade-style racing game. The player controls a car, steering it through twisted, maze-like passages,...

PC-98 (1994)

Ayayo's Dive Aflame is the fifth entry in the Hacchake Ayayo-san series. Ayayo, Tomoko, and two other female friends travel...

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

Ayayo's Live Affection is the fourth entry in the Hacchake Ayayo-san series. This time Ayayo and Tomoko meet new friends...

PC-88 (1990)

Ayumi had been an ordinary Japanese teenage girl - until one day, when summer vacation was just about to begin,...

PC-98 (1993), FM Towns (1993) and Sharp X68000 (1994)

The premise of Ayumi-chan Monogatari is rather simple: the protagonist, a young boy named Kouichi, is in love with the...

Azito PlayStation 3 Front Cover

PlayStation (1997), PSP (2007), PlayStation 3 (2007) and PS Vita (2012)

In Azito, the player takes the role of chief commander of a new secret base. Weapons, in the form of...

Azure Dreams PlayStation Front Cover

PlayStation (1997) and Game Boy Color (2000)

The huge Monster Tower stands near the village Monsbaiya. It is populated by vicious monsters, and few dare enter it....

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