Popular modern art generally tends to be less respected by the art community as a whole. An art form must survive for a great many years before it is really considered to be worthy of the title of art. Anime has struggled for many decades to be considered something other than a passing fad. It has been around since at least 1917 and has continued to experience wide popularity. It has retained its basic characteristics while it has also grown and evolved. There are now many styles of anime and it deserves its own place in the world of art.