Cartoon

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Modern single-panel gag cartoons, found in magazines, generally consist of a single drawing with a typeset caption positioned beneath, or—less often—a speech balloon. Newspaper syndicates have also distributed single-panel gag cartoons by Mel Calman, Bill Holman, Gary Larson, George Lichty, Fred Neher and others. Many consider New Yorker cartoonist Peter Arno the father of the modern gag cartoon (as did Arno himself). The roster of magazine gag cartoonists includes Charles Addams, Charles Barsotti, and Chon Day. Bill Hoest, Jerry Marcus, and Virgil Partch began as magazine gag cartoonists and moved to syndicated comic strips.

Dōjinshi

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, released in August 28, 2013 in the magazine Weekly Shōnen Magazine. John Oppliger of AnimeNation stated that creating dōjinshi is largely popular with Japanese fans, but not with Western fans. Oppliger claimed that because Japanese natives grow up with anime and manga "as a constant companion", Japanese fans "are more intuitively inclined" to create or expand on existing manga and anime in the form of dōjinshi.

Manga

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Manga magazines usually have many series running concurrently with approximately 20–40 pages allocated to each series per issue. Other magazines such as the anime fandom magazine Newtype featured single chapters within their monthly periodicals. Other magazines like Nakayoshi feature many stories written by many different artists; these magazines, or "anthology magazines", as they are also known (colloquially "phone books"), are usually printed on low-quality newsprint and can be anywhere from 200 to more than 850 pages thick. Manga magazines also contain one-shot comics and various four-panel yonkoma (equivalent to comic strips). Manga series can run for many years if they are successful.

Panchira

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Adult manga magazines had existed since 1956 (e.g. Weekly Manga Times), but it is significant to note the introduction of sexual imagery into boys manga. Millegan argues that the ecchi genre of the 1970s rose to fill a void left by the decline of Osaka's lending library network: Japanese comics did not seriously begin exploring erotic themes until the sixties, with the collapse of the pay-library system (largely brought about by the unexpected success of cheap comic magazines such as Kodansha Publishing's Shōnen Magazine).

Harem (genre)

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Harem in anime and manga is an emphasis on polygamous or love triangle relationships characterized by a protagonist surrounded amorously by three or more members of either the same or opposing gender, sex or love interests. When it is a yuri or male-hetero oriented harem series, the polygynous relationship is informally referred to as a ' or '. When it is a yaoi or female-hetero oriented harem series, the polyandrous relationship is informally referred to as a ', ', or gyaku hāremu .

Doraemon (1973 TV series)

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Doraemon is the first anime TV series based on Fujiko Fujio's manga of the same name. It was produced by Nippon TV Video (previously known as Japan Broadcast Film, and Tokyo TV Movie). It aired from April 1 1973 to September 30, 1973. After the anime ended, Doraemon remained exclusively a manga until 1979 when Shin-Ei Animation produced a more successful second anime adaptation, which officially ended in 2005; it was in turn replaced by a third anime adaptation shortly after which continues to air to this day.

Devilman

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Along with the television series, Devilman was also produced as a serialized manga in Shōnen Magazine beginning in 1972. Go Nagai designed the manga to be more horror-like and mature than the anime version. Nagai designed Devilman as an anti-war work; the fusion of humans and demons is an analogy for the draft, and Miki's violent death parallels the death of peace. "There is no justice in war, any war," wrote Nagai, "nor is there any justification for human beings killing one another. Devilman carries a message of warning, as we step toward a bright future." The manga was originally published by Kodansha from June 11, 1972 to June 24, 1973 in Shōnen Magazine.

Animated series

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An animated series is a set of animated works with a common series title, usually related to one another. These episodes should typically share the same main characters, some different secondary characters and a basic theme. Series can have either a finite number of episodes like a miniseries, a definite end, or be open-ended, without a predetermined number of episodes. They can be broadcast on television, shown in movie theatres, released direct-to-video or on the internet. Like animated films, animated series can be of a wide variety of genres and can also have different target audiences, from children to adults.

Original video animation

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Original video animation, abbreviated as OVA and sometimes as OAV (original animated video), are Japanese animated films and series made specially for release in home-video formats without prior showings on television or in theatres, though the first part of an OVA series may be broadcast for promotional purposes. OVA titles were originally made available on VHS, later becoming more popular on LaserDisc and eventually DVD. Starting in 2008, the term OAD (original animation DVD) began to refer to DVD releases published bundled with their source-material manga.

Lolita Anime

An alternative name for this anime is Wonder Magazine Series and it was based on a manga by Fumio Nakajima, which was serialized in the lolicon magazine Lemon People. The script and designs were based on Fumio Nakajima's manga. Four directors were involved in the production of the OVAs; Kuni Toniro, R. Ching, Mickey Soda, Mickey Masuda. Animation was done by Tatsushi Kurahashi and was produced by Wonder Kids. Lolita Anime received mostly negative reception, with The Anime Encyclopedia entry on the work describing it as "disturbing" for its contents, which include gang rape and bondage of fictional underage girls. It also is known as the first erotic anime video release.

Eroge

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An eroge (エロゲ or エロゲー) is a game with erotic themes that can be rated from T to A depending on the game.

House of Milan

House of Milan (HOM) was a successful publisher of bondage magazines and BDSM videos, that was mostly run by fetish photographer and producer Barbara Behr. HOM was considered one of the three big houses during the so-called Golden Age of Bondage productions, along with Harmony Communications (later renamed to Harmony Concepts) and California Star (Calstar) from approximately the mid 1970s to the late 1990s. House of Milan was sold to Lyndon Distributors who occasionally reprints and reissues some of the magazines and films of HOM when it was an active company. Some of HOM's longest-running titles have included: Bondage Classics (1972 - 1991). Bondage in the Buff (1982 - 1999).

Video game

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The game also became the subject of numerous articles and stories on television and in newspapers and magazines, establishing video gaming as a rapidly growing mainstream hobby. Space Invaders was soon licensed for the Atari VCS (later known as Atari 2600), becoming the first "killer app" and quadrupling the console's sales. This helped Atari recover from their earlier losses, and in turn the Atari VCS revived the home video game market during the second generation of consoles, up until the North American video game crash of 1983.

Anime

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Anime is hand-drawn and computer animation originating from or associated with Japan.

Niche market

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A niche market is the subset of the market on which a specific product is focused. The market niche defines the product features aimed at satisfying specific market needs, as well as the price range, production quality and the demographics that it is intended to target. It is also a small market segment.

Polyvinyl chloride

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Polyvinyl chloride (colloquial: polyvinyl, vinyl ; abbreviated: PVC) is the world's third-most widely produced synthetic plastic polymer, after polyethylene and polypropylene. About 40 million tonnes are produced per year.

Model figure

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As of 2009, there are two American garage kit magazines, Kitbuilders Magazine and Amazing Figure Modeler, and there are garage kit conventions held each year, like WonderFest USA in Louisville, Kentucky. Model figure collectors, like most hobby collectors, usually have a specific criterion for what they collect, such as Civil-War soldiers, or Warhammer gaming figures. Specifically with an eye to collectors, manufacturers of collectable model figures make chase figures, comparable to the chase cards in the collectible card game industry.

Otaku

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Meet the Geek Elite, Wired Magazine, July 2006. Michael Manfé – Otakismus.

Urophagia

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Urophagia is the consumption of urine. Urine was used in several ancient cultures for various health, healing, and cosmetic purposes; urine drinking is still practised today, though there is no proven health benefit to it. In extreme cases, people drink urine if no other potable fluid is available, although numerous credible sources (including the US Army Field Manual) advise against it. Urine is also consumed as a sexual activity.

Vice Media

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These include: Vice is a print magazine and website focused on arts, culture, and news topics. Founded in 1994 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, the magazine was the first product of the media company now known as Vice Media. As of April 2017, the magazine's editor-in-chief is Ellis Jones. The magazine switched to a quarterly publication schedule in 2018, though issues still generally explore a single theme. Vice News is the name of Vice Media's current affairs brand, consisting of ViceNews.com, a nightly news program called Vice News Tonight, and an Emmy-winning weekly news program, Vice, both airing on HBO.

Dennis Publishing

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Felix Dennis started in the magazine business in the late 1960s as one of the editors of the counterculture magazine OZ. In the mid-1970s, Dennis Publishing was born, beginning with a kung-fu magazine, Kung Fu Monthly. Dennis followed this up in the early 1980s by publishing titles in the emerging computer enthusiast sector, including Your Spectrum (later renamed Your Sinclair and sold to Future Publishing). Dennis has since maintained a foothold in the computer magazine business – until Maxims success in the US in the late 1990s, computer magazines were the mainstay of Dennis' magazine holdings, second only to Future Publishing in the UK.