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Otaku Culture

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omg rin pls
Otaku Culture
Essential Anime Vocabulary
sempai
- anyone who is one's senior in a hierarchical organization.
arigatou
- Thanks. The full formula is "arigatou gozaimasu".
baka
- an all-purpose insult denigrating the subject's intelligence (idiot)
chikusho
- an exclamation of frustration, equivalent to "Damn!"
kawaii
- cute
kouhai
- an underclassman
kowai
- to be frightful, afraid
matsu
- to wait
nani
- what
nande / naze
- why
sugoi
-often expresses an admiration for someone else's power or talent
suki/ daisuki
- like, love
ureshii
- happy
yakusoku
- promise, oath
History
EARLY DAYS:
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"
Language
SUBS VS DUBS
Famous People
Hayao Miyazaki
: director and animator; co-founded Studio Ghibli
Makoto Shinkai
: director, animator of CoMix Wave Films
Satoshi Kon
: director
Osamu Tezuka
: The God of Manga
CLAMP
: group of mangakas, well-known for their shoujo works
Fujiko Fujio
: creator of Doraemon, a modern symbol of Japan
Joe Hisaishi
: musician and composer, frequently collaborates with Hayao Miyazaki
Masato Shimon
: active during the Humongous Mecha era in the seventies. King of Hero Songs
Famous Places
Akihabara
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
maid cafes
Ikebukuro
like Akihabara, but catered to females
butler cafes along with anime, manga, cosplay-related shops
Comiket
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
Fanart
Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood Opening 5
Cosplay
Shōnen/Shounen
Anime in General
Shōjo/ Shoujo
• 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.
Subtitles
Allows for accurate translation
Learn Japanese
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
Dubs
Sports
Don't have to read the dialogue while watching the show
Viewers who are more speech-oriented may simply find it easier to comprehend.
Example:
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
Can multitask

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)
Name Suffixes
Honorific suffixes
indicate how polite you are being towards the person addressed.
san
:most common of the suffixes, and it is standard polite Japanese.
sama
:often see it used in letters or business people addressing customers
dono
: might be seen in letters, but rarely ever used in conversation any more.
kun:
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
chan:
usually used to address young children, also used to address very close friends
Position suffixes
indicate the status, job or role of the person, typically positions of respect.
sensei
: used to address people who hold a position of social respect, such as teachers, instructors, doctors, etc.
senpai:
used to address someone in a organization that's been around longer, such as your seniors in school.
kouhai
is a junior, reverse of senpai
shachou:
company president
buchou:
division head (of a company or a school club).
hanchou:
group leader
kakarichou:
person in charge
SID- Rain

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
HEAVILY exaggerated
doesn't only include "common" sports; games such as
karuta, go
,
shogi
are included, along with racing and ping pong
History
EXAMPLES
Speed Racer
Yowamushi Pedal
Beyblade
Yu GI Oh (it counts)
Ping Pong The Animation
Free!
Kuroko no Basuke
Haikyuu!!
Ookiku Furikabutte
History
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
Radiance
~ Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII~

EARLY DAYS:
1914: among first Japanese to experiment with motion pictures
1918: Japan's first world-wide success- Kitayama Seitaro's short film
Momotaro
1932:
Chikara To Onna No Yononaka- th
e first animated "talkie" in Japanese
"THE GOD":
Osamu Tezuka bought success to both the anime & manga industries in Japan
1947: his first significant work, the novel-length
Shintakarajima
or "New Treasure Island"
Surnames always come first, then the suffix
The 11th Doctor and I
(Doctor Who)
Gray Fullbuster
(Fairy Tail)
Zuko
(Avatar: The Last Airbender)
Anime comes in many genres, catering to a variety of demographics.
Splash Free by Style Five
Free! Iwatobi Swim Club
Example Genres
Shonen
Shoujo
Seinen
Josei
Fantasy
Sci-fi
Psychological
Harem
Mecha / Robo
Fujiko Fujio
Hayao Miyazaki
Joe Hisaishi
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