Big in Japan

This week's Trivia: Big in Japan

As few as 20 years ago, anime in the United States was limited to a few choice pieces, Manga was almost unattainable, and our closest glimpse to Japanese cinema was badly-dubbed villagers running away from giant plastic lizards. The Internet has made the world smaller, and now, every major bookstore devotes an amount of shelf space to those little digests. Anime gets its own programming blocks on several channels. How much of your entertainment comes from that mass of islands in the Pacific?
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Q1

When the "Chibi" drawing style is applied to characters, they would appear having which of the following characteristics?

Q2

In what year did Godzilla (or Gojira) first appear on film?

Q3

The city of Shizuoka, 125 miles west of Tokyo, currently hosts (until January 2011) a 60-foot statue from which long-running anime series?

Q4

Who is the creator of the Akira manga and also the writer and director of the anime adaptation?

Q5

As individual US comic books are collected in trade paperback form, manga are typically collected in editions commonly known as what?

Q6

The characters Goku, Bulma, Piccolo, and Trunks come from which long-lived manga/anime series?

Q7

Which subset of manga is geared toward teenage boys?

Q8

Which movie directed by Akira Kurosawa inspired the western classic, The Magnificent Seven?

Q9

What is the name of the form of entertainment wherein an amateur sings along with an instrumental track and lyrics highlighted on a monitor?

Q10

What was the name of the Japanese Horror (or J-Horror) movie franchise that inspired the Sarah Michelle Gellar-fueled "Grudge" movies?