How Does Anime use other Historical Periods for Inspiration?

In Anime such as Full Metal Alchemist, anime can be seen pulling story and other aspects from different historical time periods. This can affect they way the production is portrayed. Discuss the different historical time periods that Anime pulls from and how they affect the plot. story line, costumes, and characters. As well as how the original history compares to the Anime

  • It would be a good idea to compare the real history with that of the anime. – BMartin43 7 years ago
  • It would be helpful to anybody who is interested in writing on this topic to have a list of anime that are set in particular historical periods to aid in research. Let me start by suggesting Mushi-Shi. It's set between the Edo and Meiji periods and the way the fantastical intersects with the mundane in it is very fascinating. – Lokesh Krishna 7 years ago
  • It may be important to consider the different time periods that are being considered and what is used regularly in anime. – jhacket5 7 years ago
  • A very interesting aspect to cover here would be how some shows purposely present variations on their historical settings. Fullmetal Alchemist for example is set in an alternate European Industrial Revolution where alchemy is the main scientific doctrine; an alternation which (obviously) is the conceptual basis for the entire show. Another great example is Samurai Champloo, whose Edo setting includes numerous anachronisms and other historical inaccuracies that contribute to the show's message about antiauthoritarianism and mixing. – blautoothdmand 6 years ago
  • Oooh, this looks interesting. Don't forget Black Butler, set in Victorian times (and with Gothic horror elements), and Baccano, set in the 1920s (with Prohibition and Mafia themes). – OkaNaimo0819 5 years ago

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