How Anime Has Changed Over The Years

These image of popular anime K-On! has been making its way through the Japanese internet. They show K-On! as the anime actually appears now as well as how it "would" appear if it had been drawn in the 1990s, the 1980s, the 1970s, and even the 1960s.

K-On!, of course, is not a decades old anime. It debuted in manga form back in 2007.

While the images are hyperbolic and humorous, they do show how Japanese anime has evolved over the years.

At the very bottom, there's a tongue-in-cheek image of how K-On! would have appeared in the Edo Period, before schoolgirls rocked out on guitars.

年代別で見る『けいおん!』の画像が進化してるwwwwww [がぞたん]


    90s style looks weird

    the 90's style reminds me of Saber Marionette J., I cant stop laughing at the Edo period one

    kotaku where i go to see stuff about anime i saw 2 years ago.

      so true lololol.

      Good for you :)
      This is the first time that I have seen it. Now having said that, the last pick cracked me up completely.

      Have a "nice" day.

    I prefer the 70's one

      70's almost looks ranma style...

      Here I was hoping this was going to be a serious article, that actually talks about how amazing some studios are getting these days. :(

    I think they have the 70s and 80s ones mixed up. Have a look at the princess from Castle of Cagliostro or all of Gatchamon.

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