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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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What is the History and Appeal of Anime? - ... Second, another otaku past time is cosplaying. Cosplaying is in latten’s terms dressing up like a fictional character from any form of media whether it be anime, videogames, manga, and even music.(More specifically Hatusune Miku from a band called Vocaloid which is the first ‘fictional band’ all the members being anime styled characters and the music being ‘sung’ by a voice synthesizer)Cosplaying is so popular that some people cosplay for a living like Jessica Nigri for example who is famous for her well-made and thought out costumes, the journal Manga Fan Organizations and Conventions elaborates, “A popular activity at the comic market ,as well as many other conventions is cosplay: Duri...   [tags: manga, Japanese comic books]
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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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The World of Hetalia: Japanese Anime - ... Each character has a distinguished voice to match their personality. As an example, Todd Haberkorn, Italy’s voice actor gives him a more enthusiastic, optimistic voice to match his adorable personality. It feels as if the voice actor brought the character to life. Lastly, the voice actors of Hetalia connect to their fans a lot more through live meets and Question & Answer. Compared to other voice actors in anime shows, the Hetalia voice actors are a lot more down to earth and easygoing once you meet them....   [tags: personalities, countries, educate, voice, actors] 1153 words
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The Growth of Japenese Anime - ... He took the deep emotions that the German and French cinemas are well-known for and adapted them into his own work. His innovation brought a fresh breathe into the Anime industry and drove it to what it is today. The picture above illustrates Japanese animation over the years. As we can see, the very first picture from the bottom, shows a Japanese (or at least of Asian ethnicity) lady. The picture sends a vibe of Japanese culture, which is perfectly fine, except for the fact that it might not, and actually does not appeal to a wide audience....   [tags: culture, cartoons, icon, western] 1993 words
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Anime: Animation from 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: japanimation, unlike American cartoons]
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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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Japanese Love Anime Equals Japanimation - ... However even within anime there are unique types of genres limited to only anime. Some Unique types of genres limited to only anime can include “Mecha”, “Magical Girls”, “Slice of life”, “Shounen Ai”, and “Shōujo Ai”. These genres are unique, Mecha would involve robots, magical girls (Sailor Moon), slice of life tries to captures the everyday life, Shounen Ai and Shōujo Ai are very unique. Shōnen Ai, means Boys love, and Shōujo Ai means girls love, this types of genre are very unique as it is not introduced in many other types of shows, these genres freely express homosexual relationships....   [tags: characters, features, storyline] 1195 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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The Empowerment of Japanese Women, through Strong Female Characters of Anime Film - ... The first one is about child care facilities for women who work, while the other desires to offer equal opportunities within employment for women.8 From this perspective, it can be seen that women working has its social disadvantage. Furthermore, as they entered the nineties, the oppression of women increased, through the “commercialization of women’s sexuality” within the media and popular culture.9 The Japanese women’s situation was just worsening the more they protested their social status....   [tags: popular culture] 2331 words
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The Influence of Japanese Popular Culture - ... There are even festivals and conventions held just for it which happens in many places over the world every year. Most people who attend these events will often cosplay as a character from something most people would know. Japanese pop culture is also one of the biggest exports of Japan. Japanese popular culture is the most attractive part of Japan, which has created a big impact around the world. Anime plays a big role in Japanese pop culture and has also influenced others. An anime, short for animation, often consists of a series of episodes that portrays some kind of story....   [tags: cosplaying, anime, music, manga] 531 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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Hayao Miyazaki: One of Animes Greatest Creators - ... Not only are his films successful in the box office, they are also successful in bringing popularity to anime. Hayao Miyazaki’s films quickly gained popularity, which brought attention to the genre of anime. An article in the New York Times that discussed his retirement said “Hayao Miyazaki, the acclaimed director of 11 animated features that have won global prestige and popularity for Japanese animation” (www.nytimes.com). For many children, his films were their first introduction into the world of anime....   [tags: anime, filmmaker, movie]
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Variations in Animation in Different Cultures - ... Anime was and still is more than simply entertainment in the Japanese culture. It not only entertains, but brings up deep, touchy social issues, such as human rights and morality, and causes young adults to seriously think about these issues, even if they don’t realize they are doing so. Serious social issues were also present in the stories from this time. Osamu Tezuka, creator of Astro Boy, wrote that the civil rights movement taking place in the United States was a big influence on the animations focus on “robot rights”....   [tags: anime, entertainment, chidren] 1798 words
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Why Do Curses and Death Scare People? - ... Her classmate, teachers, and family started acting like she was still alive. Leading to strange appearance in the graduation picture of class 3-3. Ever since that day, the class of 3-3 had been cursed leading to the unexplainable deaths of students, teachers, and their loved ones. During the spring of 1998, a boy named Kōichi Sakakibara transferred to Yomiyama North Middle School, where he notices a girl named Mei Misaki. He later starts wondering why he is the only one that can see her. Was she dead....   [tags: horror, anime of people] 575 words
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Shinichirō Watanabe: 'Genre Mixing' at Its Best - ... Slowly the scene becomes more and more intense as we keep getting surprised to what Spike endures to survive right until the moment where both Vicious and Spike face off. The spaghetti western genre can be seen through how the fights feel, never giving the viewer a chance to even be able to guess what will happen next before and after that first shot or move is made. The show is also a brilliant comedy. Though the show wouldn’t necessarily be placed under comedy for its genre, the clever use of it gives the audiences a form of relief that makes sure the show does not fall into taking itself too seriously....   [tags: Cowboy Bebop, anime] 1361 words
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Man vs. Nature in Princess Mononoke - ... They are all eager to seek for revenge. The boars states, “It will be a battle of the humans we’ll never forget.” They never give up and it is told in the film that even the last boar during the battle, that boar still has to fight for the sake of their own kind’s honor. Later on, they need help against Lady Eboshi. By this, the boars are seen to be the very protective representation of nature. They are brave, real fighters and guardians of nature. They get mad when people are trying to take their shelter, which is forest....   [tags: anime film analysis]
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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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Technological Innovations in Animated Film - ... Here, individual pursuits outweigh the interest of the whole, although the end byproduct often seems to be good for all. This egocentrism can be seen even in the lyrics of fairy tale songs such as “I wish I could be part of that world” in The Little Mermaid (1989) and “I want adventure in the great wide somewhere” in Beauty and the Beast (1991). Conversely, in Eastern cartoons, there is a partiality for themes of time-honored heroes, aggressive challenges, community honor, and a global scale of danger; for instance, in Yu-Gi-Oh: The Movie (2004), the fate of the entire world depends on a card game, with the protagonist an established master in the arena....   [tags: Disney versus Anime] 1981 words
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Mamoru Hosoda: Animator and Director - Mamoru Hosoda is a relatively new animator and director in the Japanese Anime film industry. His works recently have started to be widely known internationally. Many claim his artistic works rival those of Hayao Miyazaki, the most famous director and creator of Studio Ghibli. Hosoda was born on September 19, 1967 in the town of Nakaniikawa, Toyama, Japan. He grew up in Toyama Prefecture until his high school graduation when he was 18-year-old. Afterwards, he studied oil painting at the Kanazawa College of Art in Kanazawa, Japan....   [tags: Japanese anime film industry] 1354 words
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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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History and Appeal of th Boys Love and Rotten Girls Culture - 1. Introduction There are the words “BL(short form of Boys’ Love)”, “Yaoi” and “Hujyoshi(means Rotten girls in Japanese).” Each of them became famous rapidly. But those kinds of works including comics, CDs, novels, animes, and games, often have really sexual scenes and are provoking discussion. So I would like to research how this boom started and why are they so attracting for women. Also I am going to think about the international reaction about these. 2. Definition of the terms BL is a name of the huge genre which is about boys’ love....   [tags: Yaoi, Hijyoshi, Japanese comics, games, anime]
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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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Dancing, Vodka, Sex: Ivan Braginsky - Despite his size, Ivan Braginsky was an extremely graceful man. Coming from Russia, a land infamous not only for the mystery and treacherous terrain, but also it’s stereotypical form of entertainment, ballets. Over six feet tall, this goliath could be surprisingly stealthy, leaving world conferences when they became too tedious for his liking, sneaking up behind his prey (America, for the hell of it) and various other grievances that the nations complained of. Except, sometimes one could not help but stare at such a beautiful man....   [tags: Hetalia Axis Powers, anime character] 1689 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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How Japanese Culture Is Inluencing America - ... 24) In the next chapter, it talks about how anime is used to portray the shocking events in the history. On page forty, an American anime scholar Susan Napier expresses that, “We’re less defended when we get in to anime.”(pg. 40) She explains about the psychological effect that the audiences watching the animation would not think as much important as a movie, which also causes this media to sink in deep inside the audience themselves. After this psychological explanation about the shocking effects soften as it is illustrated in an anime, Kelts talks about Osamu Tezuka and Hayao Miyazaki, both using this method to portray their animations....   [tags: Japanamerica by Ronald Kets]
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The Life of Hayao Miyazaki - ... The Wind Rises was his final feature-length film after that Miyazaki announced it in the first of September 2013. Miyazaki’s Style Miyazaki’s works have very special styles and themes such as feminism, which was in most of his films, pacifism, environmentalism and the absence of evil. Many of his films highlight environmentalism and the Earth’s fragilely; he believes much of modern culture is “thin and shallow and fake”. A lot of his films features anti-war themes such as Nausicaa, Princess Mononoki and Howl’s Moving Castle....   [tags: animation career, feminism, pacifism] 839 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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Japan's Population Decline - ... BBC interviewed a young Japanese man who spoke about how he feel about relationships and he is a prime example of what is going on with men in Japan. When asked about relationships he said "beginning a relationship seems like too much effort, to get her to like me, for me to like her, I'd have to give up everything I do on the weekend for her, I don't want to do that." (Triobright) This attitude on relationships causes teenagers to become more anti-social, only doing activities that they can do alone in their room such as television and internet....   [tags: media influence, lifestyle changes]
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Expansion of the First Sound of the Future is Vocaloid - ... According to their logic, VOCALOID isn’t a real instrument because it is a vocal synthesizer that requires to user convert musical notation and lyrics into a voice like how a word processor can change letter fonts (Werde, 2003). Out of all the instruments in the world, the human voice is the most difficult for a computer to imitate since it is so complex. However that is just what the average person thinks. During Miku’s Live Party -39s Live in Tokyo- concert, just when the girl steps out on stage to sing “When the First Love Ends”, she turns away teary-eyed trying to compose herself....   [tags: synthesizers, concert, singers] 1233 words
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Animation - Animation is a series of rapidly display of 2D or 3D images or model positions in order to form an illusion of the images being alive. Animation is an optical illusion of motion due to the fact of persistence of vision; this can be made and created in a number of different ways. The most commonly used methods of making animation is motion picture or video program, many other forms of showing animation exist. Animation has changed and developed a lot over the years. There is not just one single person who can claim to be the creator of animation, as there were multiple people doing experimental projects which are considered different types of animation all at the same time....   [tags: Art]
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Japanese Media - Japanese Media All across the world the influence of modern media is changing people’s lives and Japanese society is no different. Media can influence the way people think, feel and act. As technology becomes more advanced and accessibility of various media sources becomes easier for everyone, the influences of advertising, radio, TV and the movies continue to make a greater impact on society. The Japanese are consider to be leaders in all forms of technology as for this reason people across the world look to them to set trends and lead the way in the future of the media....   [tags: Media]
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Cartoon Violence - Cartoons on a television are glue to children. Children will spend hours a day watching their favorite cartoons, such as “SpongeBob SquarePants” or “Adventure Time.” Unfortunately, the content on these shows, and several others, can harm children. Directly, cartoons can affect how children think and act; additionally, this leads to the indirect effect of children physically hurting one another. Children daily see hundreds of violent acts on television. Most parents notice the obvious acts of gore and try to avoid those types of shows; however, what parents do not realize is that cartoons contain just as much, if not more, violence per episode....   [tags: children, television, aggression, behavior]
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