Thursday, June 29, 2006

Still More Anime Expo

Not satisfied with this past Sunday's advertising supplement, the LA Times has an article in today's Calendar Weekend session about the upcoming Expo.

What I can't understand is why the editor decided to use italics (symbolizing a foreign word) for the term "manga," but none for "anime." Anime is one of those terms Japanese borrowed from the Romance languages (along with such terms as the Japanese word for bread, pain); I first encountered the word when I was studying French in high school. I guess "anime" has been absorbed -- not just dubbed or subtitled -- into English.

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