Ireland’s Belfast Telegraph discovers anime. Or maybe it’s manga. Whatever it is, the kids are crazy about it. Crazy, I tell you:
It used to be Kung-Fu. Then it was Dungeons and Dragons. The latest pop-culture craze to get young trainspotter types all hot and bothered in their anoraks is ‘anime’ (also known as ‘manga’) – the collective term for animated Japanese movies, TV series and comic books.
Yes, anime — “also known as manga.” Belfast Telegraph, meet Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary.
After curiously laying part of the blame for this anime epidemic at the feet of the Brothers Wakowski (The Matrix), the Telegraph moves on to the true purpose of the article: previewing this weekend’s Tomo-Dachi anime convention in Londonderry.