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The creative possibilities of animation’s unparalleled visual story-telling capacities had been discovered by Japanese filmmakers, and would continue to be exploited into the present age. Japanese animation, more commonly referred to as anime, or Japanimation, has somewhat different origins than western animation. Where animation developed to entertain European and American children through comedic exploits, anime was created to entertain wider audience groups. Indeed, one might find difficulty in characterizing all anime together; the Japanese have viewed animation as a medium of creation rather a form of entertainment limited in audience and expression. Anime is included in a group from which the United States has traditionally banned animation; specifically, anime is considered a form of creative expression, much as are literature, modern art, live-action films, and other arts.
In Zilia Papp’s work called Traditional Imagery in Manga, Anime, and Japanese Cinema, Papp mentions that there are “ways the supernatural and otherworldly have been rendered visually during different historical periods.”1 The re-inventing of old stories, is important because it allows us to compare the past representations of these creatures to the modern and explore what these changes reflect. In this essay the focus will be on the original and modern depiction of the kitsune. Today people are less confined to writing stories that match every aspect of the original story or creature leading to many new adaptations. Manga First, we must briefly discuss what manga is. This is extremely hard to do, due to the fact that manga isn’t black or white but a nice shade of gray.
The book was taken as the truth and accurate portrayal of the samurai in the past. This misleads foreigners into thinking that bushido can explain all of Japan, portraying Japanese as self-sacrificial, courageous and honourable. In fact, the concept of bushido was “an idealized version” (Benesch 2) that was “formulated and popularized” (Benesch 2) by Inazo Nitobe. Since bushido is just an ideology, it cannot possibly be used to describe all Japanese. The film also emphasises the idea of bushido by showing the ronin’s blind loyalty towards their lord.
The book was taken as the truth and accurate portrayal of the samurai in the past. This mislead foreigners into thinking that bushido can explain all of Japan, portraying Japanese as self-sacrificial, courageous and honourable. In fact, the concept of bushido was “an idealized version” (Benesch 2) that was “formulated and popularized” (Benesch 2) by Inazo Nitobe. Since bushido is just an ideology, it cannot possibly be used to describe all Japanese. The film also emphasises the idea of bushido by showing the ronin’s blind loyalty towards their lord.
The first major technique found in Newtype is minimalist art. This technique is usually used for anime that is done by an especially good company. The idea is that they don't need a fancy advertisement, because their characters are very well drawn. All they have to do is post a single image of one character from their anime on a solid back drop and plant their logo on it. When an anime fan sees a beautifully drawn character, the first thing they think is that it must be a great anime and they want to know what it’s all about.
Self-regarded as an ordinary filmmaker, Ozu’s career has so many shared traits with the spirits of craftsmen. Also, for his unique style of filmmaking comprising classical tatami shot and lack of drastic movements and plots, Ozu’s works are called a representative pioneer of anti-cinema. While on the other hand, untouched by the turbulent social dynamics of his era and criticism from younger generations of filmmakers, Ozu keeps telling his audience similar stories which convey a Japanese-taste living attitude towards the irretrievable past and the unknown future. What is Ozu the filmmaker’s identity —— a craftsman, a defender or a pioneer? Through the lens of his late films and the criticism of himself and others, this paper hopes to explore
When people think of anime, they think of three possible ways to describe it: a hyper-sexualized mess, an immature tale of monsters, or, if one is watching Sailor Moon, both. No matter the option, many think of anime as something that should stay in Japan. There is an exception though, the works of Hayao Miyazaki. Miyazaki turns anime into a masterpiece with his own unique style of art that incorporates painstaking details and themes that are near and dear to his heart. Before becoming, as Stan Lee calls him, “The Sensei of Animation”, Lee notes that Miyazaki “trained as an economist but retained his love of animation.” He graduated from Gakushuin University in 1963, but instead of following his degree, he joined Toei Animation based in Tokyo