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Well grab on your shovel and dug up what you think some of the most intriguing, obscure, and pontentially disturbing info about your favorite anime. First up

Who's on first
Although most folks think Astro Boy was the first anime on TV, the title of first Japanese animation on the airwaves is actually held by Three Stories, a special that retold three Japanese folk tales, which aired in 1960. Astro Boy premiered in 1963.

You name it
Names in anime often follow a pattern -the characters in Evangelion are name after Japanese warships (plus an American carrier) of World War II; those in Magic Knight Rayearth after Japanese cars; while virtually everyone in Scrapped Princess carries a firearms-related monicker, such as Winchester, Leopold and Casull. The military characters of Fullmetal Alchemist -Mustang, Fuery, Hawkeye and the rest -are named after World War II military aircraft.

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-Fan service is an anime institution nowadays, and you can thank (or blame) two series for making it that way. The1973 TV show Cutey Honey broke gound by featuring the heroine naked during her transformation into the title character, while Gainax's 1988 OVA series Gunbuster was the first to emphasize "bouncing" female characters.
-The first CG in an anime was the helicopter landing sequence in the first Golgo 13 movie, The Professional, which came out in 1983. It, uh...looks pretty much like you would expect CG animation from 1983 to look like.
-One of the biggest anime hits of the last ten years barely made it on the air in Japan. Due to violent content, over half of Cowboy Bebop's episodes never ran on network TV, and it wasn't until a re-broadcast on the satellite chanel WOWOW that the series truly caught on with the fans.
-The 16th century Chinese novel Journey to the West (also known as Gensomaden Saiyuki) has been the source for 18 different anime series and movies, including Dragon Ball, Saiyuki and Alakazam the Great.
**that's all for now folks**
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Gun-dammed
So what does "Gundam" actually mean? When developing the original 1979 TV series, Sunrise first called the robot "Gundom," a combination of "gun" and "freedom" in reference to the show's working title, Gunboy. Creator Yoshiyuki Tomino changed the name to "Gundam," referring to a robot that warded off foes the way a dam blocks a river.

Rambling ronin
Although most people translate the "Rurouni" part of Rurouni Kenshin as simply "wanderer," the word has no actual meaning. It was made up entirely (although derived from the original Japanese word Ronin) by the series' author, Nobuhiro Watsuki.
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Both Asuka Langley Soryu and Dr. Ritsuko Akagi Have the last names of WWII aircraft carriers. The Soryu and Akagi were the japanese, while the Langley was an American carrier. To go even deeper, Asuka's mother's middle name is Zeppelin, in refference to the giant Airships of the early 1930's. This some what suggests Asuka has 3 true nationalities. American, German, and Japanese. Though this is just fan based speculation, not just mine.

Now, my turn. Try and get these... if you can. They're all from my favorite anime, Neon Genesis Evangelion.

1. What day was Asuka born on? Where exactly? (City, Country).
2. What song are the children,(Asuka, Rei, Shinji, and Kaworu), playing at the start of Death and Rebirth?
3. Whats Asuka's bloodtype? Whats Shinji's?
4. What are Shinji and Asuka supposed to represent at the very end of Evangelion?
5. What body part of lilith is the last to regenerate?
6. What does Gendo Ikari say to Ritsuko, just prior to him murdering her? (I finally know!)
7. What is NERV? (Think language).
8. When is the only time the progressive axe used? Who uses it?
9. What does Neon Genesis Evangelion translate to?
10. True or false, Asuka is choked by Shinji? (Think Very Carefully.)

Enjoy rotting your brains. I already have the answers to these ?s and more.
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I got one from Full Metal Alchemist
Do you know that Ed Elric's dad Hohenheim is actually based on a real person. Theophrastus von Hohenheim was born in 1943 and traveled the world to learn alchemy and advanced medicine (which at the time contended that wounds were more likely to heal by keeping them from getting infected, as opposed to the then-widespread notion that you should pour burning oil on them). Because of his interest in the human body, he said to have tried to create homunculi (miniature humans).
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The biggest robot in anime
If you looked up on the specs on the anime world's biggest 'bots, the title goes to Macross' SDF-1 with a height of 4000 feet.
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lol i knew this was a duplicate
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man, finding this king of thread is impossible..

im sure u hv a list of all the threads somwhere..¬¬...jk jk


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liwancito wrote:



man, finding this king of thread is impossible..

im sure u hv a list of all the threads somwhere..¬¬...jk jk




eh not reallly >_> just typed the exact same words as the thread title... plus i knew this was already a dup since i saw Anime Facts thread somewhere already.
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awesome...
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nice!!! lol i'm not that crazy that i would know these trivia answers though lol
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crap thats a lot of digging good info.....
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jayson27 wrote:

The biggest robot in anime
If you looked up on the specs on the anime world's biggest 'bots, the title goes to Macross' SDF-1 with a height of 4000 feet.


for scale, i'll add some of the history's best-known robots.
Gunbuster: 656 feet (Gunbuster)
EVA uni 01: 260 feet (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
Voltron: 196 feet (Voltron)
Gundam RX-78: 60 feet (Mobile Suit Gundam)
Mazinger: 60 feet (Mazinger)
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zfpinoy wrote:


liwancito wrote:



man, finding this king of thread is impossible..

im sure u hv a list of all the threads somwhere..¬¬...jk jk




eh not reallly >_> just typed the exact same words as the thread title... plus i knew this was already a dup since i saw Anime Facts thread somewhere already.


Plus in addition, the search tool. >.>..
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