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Transcript of Otaku Culture
Essential Anime Vocabulary
- anyone who is one's senior in a hierarchical organization.
- Thanks. The full formula is "arigatou gozaimasu".
- an all-purpose insult denigrating the subject's intelligence (idiot)
- an exclamation of frustration, equivalent to "Damn!"
- an underclassman
- to be frightful, afraid
- to wait
nande / naze
-often expresses an admiration for someone else's power or talent
- like, love
- promise, oath
beginning of the 20th century, Japanese graphic artists began to feel the influence of two very powerful Western inventions: the newspaper comic strip and the motion picture
word balloons and linear story-line, the comic strip provided Japanese story-tellers with a structure
cartoonists like Rakuten Kitazawa and Ippei Okamoto were producing their own serialized newspaper prints.
eventually contribute to the development of the modern Japanese comic book or "manga"
SUBS VS DUBS
: director and animator; co-founded Studio Ghibli
: director, animator of CoMix Wave Films
: The God of Manga
: group of mangakas, well-known for their shoujo works
: creator of Doraemon, a modern symbol of Japan
: musician and composer, frequently collaborates with Hayao Miyazaki
: active during the Humongous Mecha era in the seventies. King of Hero Songs
electronic and otaku mecca
hundreds of electronics shops from one-man stalls to major stores
home to stores selling anime merchandise like toys, stationery and other souvenirs
like Akihabara, but catered to females
butler cafes along with anime, manga, cosplay-related shops
the largest bi-annual doujinshi fair held in Tokyo
goods sold there are considered rare, as doujinshi is rarely reprinted and can be sold later for tens or hundreds times more than original
Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood Opening 5
Anime in General
• Japanese word derived from Chinese characters that literally meaning "young/little" and "woman". In Japanese,
this refers to a woman around 7-18 years old and can often be translated as “girl” in English.
• Shōjo today is a subset of shōnen, meaning minor, and refers to any female not yet 20. In manga, shōjo covers many narrative and graphic styles and ranges into many genres—but primarily focuses on human and romantic emotional relationships.
Allows for accurate translation
Accessible to the deaf or hard of hearing
Much less expensive
Some viewers process information more easily through the written word
Voices chosen by director
Forces you to focus on anime, rather than multitask
Don't have to read the dialogue while watching the show
Viewers who are more speech-oriented may simply find it easier to comprehend.
Hayao Miyazaki has said several times that he always intended his films to be watched, not read, which is why he supports them being dubbed into other languages.
Subs can cover up important parts of image and can switch too quickly to be read by everyone
Art of any form, usually electronic or drawn free hand, that uses characters or settings from a popular television show, novel, cartoon, anime, or movie as the subject.
Everyone can make fanart—as long as they try.
Websites such as DeviantArt, Tumblr and Pixiv are examples of where you can find fanart (just as long as you credit the artist)
indicate how polite you are being towards the person addressed.
:most common of the suffixes, and it is standard polite Japanese.
:often see it used in letters or business people addressing customers
: might be seen in letters, but rarely ever used in conversation any more.
age and gender specific,often used to address young males, an also be used for females in limited instances, such as a close male/female friends
usually used to address young children, also used to address very close friends
indicate the status, job or role of the person, typically positions of respect.
: used to address people who hold a position of social respect, such as teachers, instructors, doctors, etc.
used to address someone in a organization that's been around longer, such as your seniors in school.
is a junior, reverse of senpai
division head (of a company or a school club).
person in charge
Kango word that literally meaning "few years" and refers to a typical boy from elementary to high school. It's used as a general reference term for youth, regardless of gender.
Shōnen manga often features a teenage cast that revolves around a combat-based plot while exploring themes of developing friendships and mutual understanding.
a popular shounen sub-genre for both boys and girls
made its debut in 1983
protagonists are usually middle and high schoolers, focusing on their team, sport, and rivalries
determined underdog overcomes their own shortcomings to become the best
doesn't only include "common" sports; games such as
are included, along with racing and ping pong
Yu GI Oh (it counts)
Ping Pong The Animation
Kuroko no Basuke
FROM FILM TO T.V.:
mid-1950's: Hiroshi Okawa- president of the Japanese film company Toei.
1956: Toei Animation was founded
1958: Toei released its first full-length feature
The Tale of the White Serpent
~ Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII~
1914: among first Japanese to experiment with motion pictures
1918: Japan's first world-wide success- Kitayama Seitaro's short film
Chikara To Onna No Yononaka- th
e first animated "talkie" in Japanese
Osamu Tezuka bought success to both the anime & manga industries in Japan
1947: his first significant work, the novel-length
or "New Treasure Island"
Surnames always come first, then the suffix
The 11th Doctor and I
(Avatar: The Last Airbender)
Anime comes in many genres, catering to a variety of demographics.
Splash Free by Style Five
Free! Iwatobi Swim Club
Mecha / Robo