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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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PC-98 (1992) and FM Towns (1992)

Elm Knight is set in a futuristic world, dominated by the totalitarian regime of the Empire, which hunts down the...

El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron PlayStation 3 Front Cover

Xbox 360 (2011) and PlayStation 3 (2011)

The story of El Shaddai takes place in a fantastical interpretation of biblical themes, taking primary inspiration from the apocryphal...

PC-98 (1992)

Long time ago, the elves were living peacefully in their homeland. But endless wars between different races - humans, dwarves,...

El Viento Genesis Front Cover

Genesis (1991)

In 1930s New York, a dark cult plans the resurrection of their master, the Dark Prince Hastur, in order to...

The Embodiment of Scarlet Devil Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

The Embodiment of Scarlet Devil is a vertical-scrolling shooter, the sixth official game in the Tōhō series, and the first...

PC-88 (1990), PC-98 (1990) and Sharp X68000 (1990)

Somewhere in the galaxy, there is a planet named Sera. It is protected by a wall of energy which its...

Emerald Dragon TurboGrafx CD Front Cover

TurboGrafx CD (1994), MSX (1990), PC-88 (1989), PC-98 (1989), FM Towns (1992) and Sharp X68000 (1990)

In Emerald Dragon the player takes control of Atrushan, a blue dragon who lives in the Dragon World. One day,...

SNES (1995)

This version of Emerald Dragon differs in several significant aspects from the earlier releases. The most notable changes include: World...

TurboGrafx-16 (1989)

The story of this game is rather simple: Tokyo has been destroyed by monsters! Terrifying creatures have invaded the city...

Engacho! WonderSwan Front Cover

WonderSwan (1999)

Engacho! is based on a popular Japanese children game.A little boy named Sunzuki wants to prove to his angry father...

PlayStation (1999)

Engacho is based on a popular Japanese children game. You play a little boy named Sunzuki, who wants to prove...

PC-98 (1995) and FM Towns (1995)

Five hundred years have passed since the twelve Angelic Disciples defeated the evil sorceress Guendola. All that remained was her...

PC-98 (1993) and FM Towns (1995)

In Engage Errands, the player commands a unit of angelic fighters. These fighters look like pretty girls, but they are...

Ephemeral Fantasia PlayStation 2 Front Cover

PlayStation 2 (2001)

In this game, the player controls Mouse, a silent musician who travels with his talking guitar Pattimo. One day Mouse...

Erika to Satoru no Yume Bōken NES Front Cover

NES (1988)

Two children, the girl Erika and the boy Satoru, live together in a small house somewhere in modern Japan. One...

PC-98 (1993)

The protagonist of this game, a nameless young man, receives a phone call from his girlfriend. She is distressed and...

PC-98 (1995)

Escalation '95 doesn't have a particularly elaborate story: the protagonist is a female student named Naomi, who attends the Catholic...

PC-98 (1996)

In Escape, the player assumes the role of an ordinary teenager named Root. He is returning from a long journey,...

Escape from CyberCity CD-i Front Cover

CD-i (1992)

In the near future, the Earth is under attack by the evil Guardian Forces. After the attack, only a few...

Windows (1997) and PC-98 (1996)

Es no Hōteishiki is the second game in the Detective Suzusaki series. The events described in the previous game, The...

PC-98 (1994)

E.S.P. is a side-scrolling shooter. There is no plot in the game - the player controls a robot-like flying device,...

PC-98 (1993)

The land of Estoria was peaceful for a long time. The Gate of Darkness was securely sealed, with the Guardian...

PC-98 (1995)

The story of Etemible: Tenjō Mukyū is based on Japanese mythology. The goddess Amaterasu hands an ancient sword to a...

Eternal Daughter Windows Front Cover

Windows (2002)

Eternal Daughter is an anime-themed freeware platformer. The player is cast as Mia, a young girl born into slavery under...

Acorn 32-bit (1998)

Eternal Destiny is a first-person shooter originally released on Risc PC (Acorn) machines. You play through a variety of Egyptian,...

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