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Manga and Anime - Manga and anime are popular for many people around the world and has been one of Japan’s most lucrative businesses. Manga and anime are misunderstood by some Americans who are unable to recognize the draw to them. To understand both styles, people need to know where they came from and what makes them a preferred interest of so many others. Japanese scroll paintings called the Animal Scrolls progressed into what today is known as manga and then into anime. Animal Scrolls are from the middle of the twelfth century and are recognized to have been created by Bishop Toba (1053–1140)....   [tags: Japanese anime]
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Research on The Anime Invasion - Research on The Anime Invasion Thesis Statement:     The popular onset of Princess Mononoke and Pokemon enabled anime, once limited to an underground movement populated by teenage males, to enter mainstream American film entertainment, resulting in the backlash on violence, gender issues, and sexuality. I. Overview A.     Motivator B.     Definition of anime 1.     Examples of anime 2.     Anime and its consumers C.     Definition of manga 1. Popular American examples of manga a.     Ranma ½ b.     Akira c.     Fushigi Yugi: The Mysterious Play 2....   [tags: Anime Pokemon Cartoons Japanese Art Essays]
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Japan's Anime and Cyberpunk Genres - Japan's Anime and Cyberpunk Genres Anime films are cartoons, usually from Japan, with adult subject matter. Despite the prevailing American view that cartoons are for children, Japanese view anime as a legitimate art form that is appropriate for adult viewing. Anime subjects vary widely from soap opera drama, to medieval adventures, to science fiction. Many of the sci-fi anime films exhibit traits that are common to the cyberpunk ethic. Cyberpunk as a genre seems to defy a precise definition, but several common themes can be used to exemplify what ideals the "movement" represents....   [tags: Cyberpunk Anime Films Literature Essays Papers]
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The Globalization of Anime - Anime is an art form as it expresses cultural phenomena about Japan and its people. Like most other countries, cartoon has existed in Japan throughout the 20th century and onward, which began with traditional drawings and comics that dealt with political, social, and historical themes. However, what separates anime from the rest is that the anime included a huge portion of Japanese culture within it. In every series that aired, they include special holidays like Natsu Matsuri—summer festival, tea ceremony, traditional clothing such as kimono, etc....   [tags: The Merging of Cultures]
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The Art of Anime - The Art of Anime When walking through an art museum, there are rarely paintings of caricatures on display. Though some artists have developed avant guarde or impressionist styles, these are not considered cartoons for the simple fact that they never were displayed on the silver screen. Yet paintings of Disney characters sell for thousands at auction if they are authentic. Disney separates itself from other animation studios with their signature style and tedious techniques, like traditional artists....   [tags: renaissance age, foreign culture]
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The American Anime - The American Anime Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko's television series Avatar: the Last Airbender often falls into the debate that the series should be categorized as an anime. Experts and Otakus say that the main reason why Avatar cannot be an anime is because it was basically not made in Japan. The westerners often compare it to shows such as Teen Titan, Boondocks, Code Lyoko and Totally Spies which are Western animations influenced by Japanese-style animations but are not considered anime because they were not explicitly produced in Japan....   [tags: t.v. seires, avatar, motion picture]
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The History of Anime and Its Influence - Some people may ask what is anime, and how is it different from cartoons. Anime is a term specified for Japanese animation. How has Anime affected history, and how does it influence today's society. Anime covers more serious topics than american cartoons. Cartoons in America are considered a form of entertainment for children. Anime in japan are for people of all ages, anyone can watch anime. Most anime shows and movies are made for children, adolescents, young adults, but there are also anime that are made for the older generation of people....   [tags: Japanese animation, cartoons, cosplay, genre]
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Anime or Animation in Japan - The word anime is an abbreviation of the word animation. In Japan, the word's used to refer to all animation. Outside of Japan, it's become the term for animation from Japan. Otaku, people who have obsessive interest in anime, also refer it as Japanimation (Japanese animation). Anime in Japan are for people of all ages, anyone can watch anime. However most anime and movies are produced for children, adolescents, and young adults, but there are also anime that are made for the older generation of people....   [tags: otaku people, cartoons, character development]
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The Globalization of Manga and Anime - The article, “Manga and Anime: Fluidity and Hybridity in Global Imagery” written by Bryce and her partners has analysed how manga and anime spread so rapidly in the global media market. The authors and her partners are interested in how this diffusion has taken place. In recent decades, as people become more tolerant, manga and anime are provided a rangy platform to build their road to globalization. In the given article, the authors develop several parts to illustrate how manga and anime have dispersed from their local source to attract global recognition and appeal....   [tags: International Trade, Global Commerce]
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Manga and Anime in the Japanese Culture - Manga and anime are a very huge part of Japanese culture. They have a long history in Japan and they have gotten increasingly popular. Even now in modern day Japan, manga and anime have become a major part of everyday life. Though accepted into many households, some people believe that manga and anime are a bad influence to the people that enjoy reading and watching them. However, manga and anime give the people of Japan a huge quantity of stories to explore and enjoy and a wide range of genres to choose from that it makes it such a favored hobby....   [tags: Japan, Everyday Life, History]
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Anime: An Alternative Learning Medium - Thesis: Anime, frequently seen on television channels, is an alternative medium of learning of prosocial behavior and aggression reduction, provided that parents supervised their watching to prevent obesity, aggression and social stereotyping. Montessori said that at the age of children of three to six years old, Children acquired learning on their conscious choice. This process of learning is called, the period of conscious work. Montessori also added that at this point of their life, they have longer attention span, starves for more knowledge, and learn more quickly and effectively....   [tags: prosocial behavior, conscious work, children]
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Female Roles in Anime - Since the midterm of the class, we have watched several anime focusing on female protagonists or other important characters in a number of different roles. It is interesting to note the different views the creators have on gender roles, and how they express them in their anime, both visually and contextually. For the sake of saving time, I will explore only two anime that we have watched, namely Ghost in the Shell, and End of Evangelion. Ghost in the Shell has a strong female protagonist, Major Motoko Kusanagi....   [tags: Ghost in The Shell, End of Evangelion] 853 words
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Depiction of Japanese Culture in Anime and Manga - Japanese well-known product, anime and manga, have become increasingly popular throughout the whole world. Alverson (2013) have noted that in New York Comic Cons (New York Comic Convention), the amount of people attending the event has been increasing since 2000 (p. 23). Exner (2012) also appreciate the fact that anime has become mainstream form of entertainment (p. 28). So, what are they. In many people’s understanding, anime are Japanese cartoons and manga are Japanese comics. This belief is not wrong, but there are some fundamental differences that differentiate anime and manga from American comics and cartoon....   [tags: Japanese Animation]
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Depiction of Japanese Culture in Anime and Manga - (1) Entertainments such as books and movies are some of the main entertainment products for people to enjoy. That was the supposedly the primary purpose for their creation. However, there are more to them than simply as sources of entertainment. These entertainment products have long been used, not only for joy, but also for the spreading of the culture. In other words, entertainments are used as a soft power (Belkhyr, 2012, p. 704; Karademir, 2012, p. 634). Soft power is the power of attraction, as opposed to hard power, which is the power of force....   [tags: Historical Events, Soft Power]
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Anime in America - "Anime in America" Anime, or Japanese animation, is a style of animation most recognizable by characters with large eyes and beautifully detailed backgrounds. Once people watch anime, they will find besides spectacular animation, anime has complex characters and deep stories, many of which teach morals and values. Anime is very popular in Japan; it has also gained a following in America and is beginning to hit the mainstream. Anime is gaining popularity in the United States as it is shown more on television, most Noticeably on the Sci-Fi Channel with shows such as Saturday Anime and during Anime week and on Cartoon Network with shows such as Sailor Moon and Dragon Ball Z being sh...   [tags: essays research papers] 1359 words
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Anime on TV - Anime on TV Since the birth of Anime, the American television market has been a player in the industry. When Tetsuan Atom made its debut in 1963 as the dream of a humble comic book artist, few would have guessed the impact it would have on the world of entertainment and the economy of Japan. Discovered by a NBC executives in Japan selling shows for syndication, Astro Boy as it came to be known in the states, started a revolution in Japanese entertainment and giving America, and the world, its first taste of Anime....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1599 words
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The Influence of Anime on Interest in Kendo among the Young - I interviewed M-kun whom I met through kendo (Japanese fencing). He is a fellow kendo club member from high school. We played kendo together several times and I noticed he likes anime and kendo at the same time. When I asked him whether he just liked anime if he was an otaku (nerd), he clearly said he used to be an otaku. That was why I interviewed him because I wondered whether there are any connections between anime and kendo. As I analyzed his interview, I found three interesting connections between anime and kendo....   [tags: japanese culture, soft power, behavior]
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Anime - Anime Anime is the Japanese take on the word "animation". It represents the Japanese style of animating cartoons. However, not all anime is for children. Majority imported to America is aimed at an adult audience- containing deep storylines, graphic violence, gore, as well as nudity and adult situations. This cinematic genre is a fast growing trend in the west and can now possibly be considered the most popular phenomenon among children, considering the success of the much-in-demand anime series "Pokémon"....   [tags: essays papers] 1151 words
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Environmentalism in Manga and Anime - Environmentalism in Manga and Anime In Western news stories, Japan and the environment usually only come up together in one form: Japan is ruining the environment. Japan is hunting endangered whales; Japan is overfishing depleted fishing stocks; Japan has walled up the last of its wild rivers; Japan is building up all its wild areas. All these accusations are, unfortunately, true to some large degree. Even in anime, all too often what we see are images that point to a continuation of the current trend: metal and concrete mega-cities, like those in the anime Dominion, Akira, Gunnm, or in Bubblegum Crisis, or any of the other hard science-fiction worlds....   [tags: Environmentalism Environment Essays] 1904 words
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anime club - The Anime Club Upon entering Kean University, I knew right there and then many different options are laid right in front of me. Being a freshman, I wanted to explore the different clubs and organizations that the University had to offer. During the Campus Awareness day, I was startled by the number clubs and organizations that Kean has. I was pretty drawn to several clubs but I tried to limit my self to only a few so that I could balance it pretty well with my schedule. Among the clubs that I joined were the Martial Arts club, which I never had the chance to attend to, because it meets during Thursday nights, which create a conflict with my schedule for, I am working part time....   [tags: essays research papers] 503 words
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Gender and Gender Relations in Manga and Anime - Manga and Anime, as inviting and open as they may seem, are at heart the products of Japan's culture. Despite its technological advancement, Japan somehow manages to retain much of its historical character, in addition to blending in the overwhelming influences of the West. The Japanese treatment of gender and gender relations has taken many turns over the last millennium, and manga and anime reflect those changes. Still, at the core of the culture lies certain fundamental beliefs that are proving difficult to change....   [tags: Men Women Humor Sexual Papers] 4069 words
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Japan cracking U.S. pop culture hegemony - Thoughts of Japanese culture typically includes reference of the traditional words such as Kabuki, sumo, samurai, or ninja according to Amelia Newcomb, author of “Japan cracking U.S. pop culture hegemony”. This is not true anymore, in fact, without realizing it, Japanese culture has seeped in under the door an invaded the American culture. Roland Kelts, author of the book Japanamerica, wrote about such ideals: The terms anime, manga, and otaku have become common parlance in the American media, no longer explained or defined in parentheses....   [tags: Japanese Culture, Anime] 2105 words
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Analysis of Samurai Flamenco: To Be a Hero in a Seemingly Normal World - Samurai Flamenco is a Superhero, comedy-drama released during the Fall 2013 anime line-up. Playing out like an anime version of the movie Kick-Ass except even more ridiculous, the shows constant switching in tones and arcs as the story progresses, as Richard Eisenbeis states “…depending on how the series so far is interpreted, it's either brilliant or terrible—and I can't seem to decide which.” (Eisenbeis). Samurai Flamenco, despite this, shows the audience as they follow the journey of Masayoshi Hazama, that even while the distinction between the real world and fictional world of heroes like The Power Rangers blurs: that being a hero is much more than trying to become like the ones in the d...   [tags: superhero, anime, samurai flamenco]
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Economic Analysis of Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away - Anime or animation started in the early 20th century by Japanese filmmakers who experimented with animation techniques. Hayao Miyazaki, a director, animator, screenwriter, and illustrator of such animated films is the creator of Spirited Away. Spirited Away is a film about Chihiro, a young girl who upon moving to a new town becomes lost in the spirit world after her father takes a wrong turn on their way to their new house. Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited away illustrates not only the struggles Chihiro has to overcome in order to save her parents who turn into pigs upon eating the food of the spirit world, but there are also many instants in which the role of the economy have caused an impact on...   [tags: anime, Japanese filmmakers]
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The Japanese Entertainment Industry - The Japanese Entertainment Industry Thirty-five years ago, Japan’s entertainment industry found an answer to its problems. Still developing in the aftermath of defeat in World War II, and the subsequent restructuring plan instituted by the United States, Japan was without surplus resources. There was no money for the production of films. American films soon began invading the Japanese entertainment industry. Yet the Japanese people longed for entertainment which would reflect their own culture....   [tags: Japan Animation Anime Art Essays] 4220 words
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The Globalization of Animated Features and the Merging of Cultures - By using the inherent talents of its people to create digital media forms as anime, Japan has been spreading its culture and philosophy all over the globe, and this can be described as globalization. Up until recently, there were around 60 anime production companies, such as Crunchyroll and Funimation, and these companies “provided products in 112 countries” that held approximately “87 percent of the world’s population” (Anonymous). Additionally, in 2010, the anime-related market in North America region made around $2 billion, though this so-called anime is not a hundred percent Japanese....   [tags: digital media, japanese culture, globalization]
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The Art of Advertising: Newtype USA - The Art of Advertising: Newtype USA "If advertising is not an official or state art, it is nonetheless clearly art" (Schudson). This wonderful quote clearly describes the type of advertising found in Newtype USA. The three most used techniques by advertisers in this magazine is the use of minimalist art, color, and beautiful scenery. All of these techniques appeal to an artist, and most people who watch anime tend to draw in their spare time. This makes sense considering all of the products they have in Newtype are all Japanese animation (anime)....   [tags: Art]
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Pursuing a Career in a Bad Economy - Pursuing a career in a bad economy isn’t easy. You see, I want to be in anime, a form of Japanese cartoons. I’ve wanted to do this ever since I was in third grade when I found out what it was. I’ve been finding out what I need to do ever since but information does not come easy. Finding a company to by my idea is not the hard part it’s getting stared in in an economy that is as bad as it is. MY RESEARCH ON THE ECONOMY During this project I learned that there were many causes of the recession of 2008....   [tags: Career Essays]
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The Future of Animation - The Future of Animation When one thinks about the cartoons of the past, like TigerSharks, ThunderCats, and G.I. Joe, one will remember the rich story lines, the wild character profiles, and the inspiring battle cries of "Yo Joe" and "Thunder, Thunder, ThunderCats, Ho!!" With technology changing every day, a new form of animation has arisen. This new form is called "Japanimation" or "Anime." It is slowly becoming a part of this culture just as much as hamburgers and pizza. It still has a long way to go, but it is slowly creeping into the American genre of animation....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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The History of Animation - Animation is simply the illusion of movement, generated by a succession of quick-moving images. It can be in the format of both 2D and 3D and takes on a range of mediums. Today, animators' drawings and the backgrounds are either scanned into or drawn directly into a computer system. During the 20th century, cel (or hand-drawn) animation was primarily utilised. Each frame of the film was individually drawn, with slight differences to imitate animation. The animator’s drawings of the characters were traced onto transparent acetate sheets called cels, and the colours painted on the opposite side to the lines....   [tags: Art] 607 words
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The Otaku - The Otaku More and more we, as Americans are seeing other cultures intertwine with our own. With the introduction of TV, satellite and Internet it’s easy to find out more about a specific area in the world. Watching and reading about another culture you almost might make you obsessed with it. An Otaku is one such person. Otaku is a term common with people who make a hobby out of watching Japanese animation or anime for short. Most of these people who watch the anime are regular people that go to work or school and need something to relax with....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Relationship Between Women and Film - The Relationship Between Women and Film My hypothesis is ‘the representation of women in Japanese action/thriller films and, Hollywood action/thriller films focusing on the Asian genre, are different’. I started my investigation by looking at secondary research; the first being the internet. I used the search engine ‘Google’ which was useful in providing a range of sites focusing on my hypothesis. I started by typing in ‘Japanese representation of women vs. Hollywood representation of women’....   [tags: Papers] 1170 words
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History of Animation - Traditional animation was photographs of drawing, which were first drawn on paper; this was also called cel animation or hand-drawn animation. Animation was usually drawn so that the drawing would differ slightly from the one before it; this is usually called an illusion of movement. One of the earliest examples of animation was in 1831 when Dr. Joseph Antoine and Dr. Simon Rittrer created a machine called the phenakitstoscope. This machine had people stare at a rotating disk. When it rotated at the right speed it looked like the image was moving....   [tags: Art] 989 words
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Japanese in America - Pocky, Anime, manga, kanji. Have you heard of any of these. If not… where have you been. All around us teenagers, children, and even adults are being drawn into Japanese culture through TV, books, and even food. Japanese comics, called manga, take up more and more space on American bookshelves, and they've infused new life into the publishing industry. Japanese animation, anime, is on more and more movies and TV screens and influencing popular toys and games. Before the 80’s when people thought of Japanese imports, they thought of cars, TV’s, walkmans, and other electronics....   [tags: essays research papers] 542 words
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A Short Treatise on Manga - A Short Treatise on Manga On the back cover of his groundbreaking book, Mastering Manga, artist Mark Crilley declares: “There’s more to manga than big, shiny eyes and funky hair.” Yet many adults still write manga off as ‘junk food’ for the brain. While children and teenagers frequently play card- and video-games based off of manga, few appreciate it in its original form. Though most libraries have a good array of manga, many people in America are still woefully undereducated about the art form, which is a shame, since, as Eri Izawa writes on his website, “… Japanese manga come in all types, for all sorts [of] people....   [tags: japanese manga, shōnen and shōjo]
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Eastern Media and Its Terrific Reach On The Rest of The World - With the age of technology having increasing control upon all of humanity, it is often hard to disagree these days over the extent to which cultures have a certain influence upon a global audience. The global phenomenon that is East Asian culture has a large authority on many other cultures. It seems to be that, what Edward Said referred to as, ‘the other’ has a large impact on the rest of the world. Globalization is an occurrence that is fed by this otherness upon most of the world. Anywhere from economic impact to media, East Asia has a major impression on the rest of the world....   [tags: Technology, Culture, Globalization]
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Who Said That Animation Is Just For Kids - Ask any student in college about old cartoon shows like Looney Toons or X-men, and you'll probably get a response like “I used to love watching that show!”. Children in America today are raised on cartoons, as most American animation is directed at children. If you were to ask the people who said that they used to watch cartoons if they still watch animated shows today, they would probably say that they grew out of watching cartoons a long time ago. However, this is not the case everywhere, in Japan animated shows are directed to all ages instead of just children....   [tags: Animation] 1473 words
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Social Networking: Online vs Offline Identities - Tom Marvolo Riddle from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series had stored parts of his soul into different inanimate objects called horcruxes, which caused him to lose control of himself and become the infamous, Lord Voldemort. This gave him the ability to live even though his physical body was gone and his soul continued to thrive in his set of carefully selected objects, patiently waiting for the right time to strike. While the world of Harry Power is only a work of fiction, social networking sites have given some ordinary persons the ability to create their own set of horcruxes, not through inanimate objects but through various social networking accounts....   [tags: Online Identities]
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Influence of Nuclear Destruction on the Evolution of Japan - Influence of Nuclear Destruction on the Evolution of Japan “The strangest thing was the silence. It was one of the most unforgettable impressions I have. You’d think that people would be panic-stricken, running, yelling. Not at Hiroshima. They moved in slow motion, like figures in a silent movie, shuffling through the dust and smoke. I heard thousands of people breathing the words, ‘water, give me water.’ Many simply dropped to the ground and died.” ~Setsuko Thurlow In a flash, 120,000 corporeal humans are destroyed....   [tags: Exploratory Research]
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Japanimation - Japanimation Japanimation (Japanese animation) is becoming one of Japan's most popular exports to the world; it has become a growing phenomenon in the US. Anime has attracted hordes of fans in many countries; the artistic detail, and the intriguing and the outrageous storylines are causing fans to be addicted. College fan clubs, societies, and the Internet have popularized anime (derived from a French word, but is used in Japan to describe animation) to the point of conventions being held all over the world....   [tags: Japanese Animation Art Artistic Essays]
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American Censorship of Japanese Animation - American Censorship of Japanese Animation Abrstract: This essay will explore why Americans feel the need to censor Japanese Animation, how the Japanese culture differs from American culture, and how to solve the growing debate of the censorship of Japanese media.              Japan, that strange and exotic land in the east, has a complex and interesting history that has shaped and molded its culture into a very unique society today.  Of course their customs have influenced their entertainment, especially television and movies.  In a day and age where information is free to all through the internet and reliable postal systems these television shows, movies, toys, and comics have made their...   [tags: Television Media TV Censorship]
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You Cannot Forget Hell, but You Can Not Remember it - From September sixteenth to the eighteenth In 1982 Christian Phalangists entered into the Sabra and Shatila Palestinian refugee camps in west Beirut and massacred 1,800 refugees (Shen; Siegel; Turbi). Ellen Siegel, working as a nurse in a hospital in the Sabra camp, remembers one particular event on the evening of Thursday, September sixteenth, “A few other health-care workers and I climbed to one of the top floors of the hospital…We watched for a time as flares were shot in to the air, brightly illuminating different part of the camp” (Siegel 92)....   [tags: Documentary]
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Speed Racer by Andy and Larry Wachowski - Many people who grew up in 1960s and 70s with watching the Japanese animated television series by Tatsuo Yoshida would be very familiar with Speed Racer by Andy and Larry Wachowski in 2008 (American Film Institute Catalog, 2008). As a big hit in the summer of 2008, Speed Racer was considered as a box office bomb because it failed to break even at the box office and received generally negative reviews from film critics such as A.O. Scott and Jim Emerson. The Wachowski brothers were criticized in the conventional sense of cinema; however, it did succeed in its technological innovation and digital novelty (Emerson, 2008)....   [tags: tatsuo yoshida, semiotic theory]
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Wikipedia: A Reliable Source for Information? - Wikipedia, an online information center, has significantly changed the face of encyclopedias and scholarly journals over the last ten years. It is quickly taking books, journals, and money out of the equation for research. Wikipedia has created a new way to gather information, social network, and do research. Although Wikipedia has its positive uses it is not always a reliable source and is best used as a starting point for research. In March 2000 Wikipedia started out as Nupedia.com with a review board of experts....   [tags: Website Review]
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Japanese Traditional and Continued Arts - The controversy of developments and beliefs between northern and southern Japan are known by natives and foreign experts. Researching about their history and talking with a native from off the soils of Japan. The north and the south may share the land but both have very different views (Hiroshi). While the south is continuing to become the new techno-logic age, the north is content with staying with the original and converted traditional life. Developments that differentiate each side are dealing with but not limited to technology....   [tags: traditional morals, beliefs, japan]
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Hayao Miyazaki and Japanese Animation - Hayao Miyazaki Hayao Miyazaki has been revolutionary in Japanese animation. A mangaka (an artist/writer/creator of manga, Japanese comics), an animator, and storyteller, Miyazaki has not only been very successful in his work, well known and loved by many, but has changed the world of anime with his unique style of drawing. Through passion and hard work, Miyazaki has become one of the most successful animators in all of Japan. Miyazaki was born on January 5th, 1941, in Tokyo, Japan (MUBI.com). His father, Katsuji Miyazaki, was the director and owner of their family’s firm, Miyazaki Airplane, that made parts for Zero fighter planes....   [tags: biography, storyteller, drawing]
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Bipolar Disorder - Bipolar Disorder Bipolar disorder is a type of manic depression classified by those affected having extreme polar opposite emotions. Those who suffer from bipolar disorder, go from extreme highs (mania) to very lows, (depression). Because this illness deals with such drastic changes in behavior, it is essential that those who suffer take medical action in treatment of their disorder, unlike other depressions that may be treated with therapy only. Medical treatment with the use of drugs is so important when treating those who suffer from bipolar disorder, because its causes can be predicted to begin at the neuron level....   [tags: Psychology Depression Essays]
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The Future of Violence - In his Presidential Farewell Address, President Dwight D. Eisenhower warned the American public, and by extension, the world, about the future role of the military-industrial complex if it was left unchecked. In the 21st century, the consequences of a quickly evolving military machine are being felt, especially with the recent developments in the field of robotics. The problematic issue, however, is the role of technology as a driving factor behind this revolution in military affairs (RME), and how it has been complicated by the threat of dispersion through the massive scope of the Internet....   [tags: Kojima Hideo, Metal Gear Solid]
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