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Oh, The Ways Japanese Anime Has Changed Over the Years

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These image of popular anime K-On! has been making its way through the Japanese internet.


They show K-On! as the anime actually appears now as well as how it "would" appear if it had been drawn in the 1990s, the 1980s, the 1970s, and even the 1960s.

K-On!, of course, is not a decades old anime. It debuted in manga form back in 2007.

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While the images are hyperbolic and humorous, they do show how Japanese anime has evolved over the years.

At the very bottom, there's a tongue-in-cheek image of how K-On! would have appeared in the Edo Period, before schoolgirls rocked out on guitars.

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年代別で見る『けいおん!』の画像が進化してるwwwwww [がぞたん NSFW]

Illustration for article titled Oh, The Ways Japanese Anime Has Changed Over the Years

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80s up there is my kind of style. Though, in the mid to late 90s, and early 2000s, Production IG produced several anime with highly realistic art style which I really like.

Ghost in The Shell, Jin-Roh and Blood. They don't make anime like these anymore.