In the 21st century, the use of other animation techniques is mostly limited to independent , including the stop motion puppet animation work produced by , and Tomoyasu Murata.
Kagee was popular during the Edo period and originated from the shadows play of China.
It is classified into numerous genres targeting various broad and niche audiences.
Note: fan service and ecchi are often considered the same in wording.
Genre crossing in anime is also prevalent, such as the blend of fantasy and comedy in , and the incorporation of slapstick humor in the crime anime film.
A major subgenre of science fiction is , with the Gundam being iconic.