Research on The Anime Invasion

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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. Manga bestsellers D. Anime appeal to Americans 1. American popular entertainment reference a. Silence of the Lamb b. Perfect Blue E. Thesis Statement II. Graphic violence in anime A. Violence against women 1. Women raped and brutalized: weaker sex 2. Male/female Guyver comparisons B. X 1. Explanation/plot 2. Good v. evil themes C. Violence in Princess Mononoke III. Gender issues in anime A. Women subservient to men 1. Hiding “special” abilities 2. Magical girls a. Video Girl Ai b. Urusei Yatsura c. Tenchi Muyo d. Ah! My Goddess! e. Sailor Moon B. Women in 1950s and 1960s sitcoms and their gender roles 1. I Dream of Jeannie 2. Bewitched C. Analysis of male fears 1. Ranma ½ 2. Anxieties and control issues IV. Sexuality, Romantic and Pornographic, in anime A. Romantic comedy/drama 1. Kimagure Orange Road (KOR) a. Most popular form of anime b. Consensual sex and romance B. Pornographic content 1. The Legend of the Overfiend a. Rape b. Torture 2. Segregation of boys and girls in society a. Sexual referrals are present through sexual overtones b. Sexual taboos V. Discussion A. American reactions 1. Violence 2. Gender 3. Sexuality B. Thesis Statement restated C. Clincher The Anime Invasion Two samurai warriors rush at one another in a blur of motion. A young man and woman exchange a passionate embrace. Colorful creatures face off in the battle arena. All are strong, central actions preformed in anime. In Japan, anime is more than the leading form of entertainment: it is a cultural identity. The film industry in Japan has done poorly since the 1980s, but animation has met with success since the mid-eighties. The popularit... ... middle of paper ... ...25, 2001, from ProQuest online database (03624331). Sakata, N., Fujiwara, M., Nakajima, T., & Nunokawa, Y. (Producer), Yuyama, K. (Director). (1996) Kimagure Orange Road (KOR) [motion picture]. Japan: TOHO International Group. Solomon, C. (1999, January 8). For kid’s, a ‘magical’ sampling of Japanese animated stories; Movies: UCLA archive caters to growing interest in anime with screenings of features and shorts [13 paragraphs]. The Los Angeles Times, Record Edition, 10. Retrieved October 25, 2001, from ProQuest online database (04583035). Stanley, J. (1998). Anime 101 [11 paragraphs]. Japan Ink: An online Journal of Japanese Studies. Retrieved October 7, 2001, from Tomari, T. (Producer), & Ikuhara, K. (Director). (1999). Sailor Moon R: Promise of the Rose [motion picture]. Japan: Pioneer Video. Walk, D. (2001, March 12). Manga, anime invade the U.S. [10 paragraphs]. Publishers Weekly, 248,11, 35-36. Retrieved October 4, 2001, from ProQuest online database (00000019). Yamamura, A., & Sugiyama, Y. (Producer), & Anon, H. (Director). (1996). Neon Genesis Evangeline [motion picture]. Japan: TV Tokyo.

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