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Anime! High Art-Pop Culture at the Art and Exhibition Hall of the Republic of Germany

BONN.- Anime, the specifically Japanese form of animated cartoons, has been a hugely successful fixture in Germany since the 1970s, captivating the imagination of young and old alike. An umbrella term, Anime describes a wide variety of techniques employed to make drawings come to life in film. Alongside Manga, the Japanese comic strip, Anime has developed an international pictorial language that appeals to audiences of all ages. Brightly coloured, catchy and energetic, the films and series such as Vicky the Viking, Heidi – Girl of the Alps, Captain Future, Akira, Sailor Moon, Princess Mononoke, Pokémon or Spirited Away have not only left their mark on everyday life in Japan, their high artistic quality and fascinating story lines are also a major influence on ‘high art’ and popular culture in general. The Art and Exhibition Hall shows the history, aesthetics and production methods of Japanese Anime.