The word 'anime' is the Japanese term for animation, and refers to animation from Japan, or in the Japanese-disseminated animation style characterised by colourful graphics, vibrant characters and fantastical themes. Originally emerging in the 1960s with shows such as Astro Boy, it was popularised internationally in the late twentieth century.
The Anime artform is diverse, with distinctive production techniques that have adapted and evolved over time to keep up with new emerging technologies. The production of anime focuses less on movement, and more on the realism of settings and camera effects.
Today, the Anime industry in Japan consists of over 430 production studios. Enjoying immense success in both Japanese and international markets, Anime now accounts for 60% of the world's animated television content.
With more and more people discovering the anime genre, the popularity of Anime is expanding all the time. Zing Pop Culture offers a one-stop shopping experience for all your anime merch needs.
For collectors of anime figures, Zing offers a wide range of characters and poses from an ever-growing collection of shows. We’ve got an impressive range of dynamic Dragon Ball Z figures so you can stage your own battle display.
If the superhero students of UA are more your speed, Zing carries a steady supply of My Hero Academia figures and related My Hero Academia merch. Or if fighting crime and winning love are more to your taste, check out our range of Sailor Moon dolls.
Otherwise if you find cliched stories of typical heroes a bit dry, Zing’s got your back with a One Punch Man figure range for fans of the bored hero. Whatever your tastes, let Zing Pop Culture be your go-to for anime!