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Transcript of Anime
The main allure to many is the artistry it provides. It also has material pertaining to a wider audience than that of the united states that targets mostly just children.
Anime began at the start of the early 20th century by the first animators: Ōten Shimokawa, Jun'ichi Kōuchi and Seitaro Kitayama. This was due to film makers in Japan who began to investigate animation techniques the west was exploring at the time.
Websters Definition of Anime: a style of animation that was created in Japan and that uses colorful images, strong characters, and stories that have a lot of action
Objectification and perversions: Fan Service
In Anime, female characters are bluntly sexualized and objectified for the male audience's viewing pleasure without contributing to the plot what so ever. This enhancement in the visual experience for male audience can be abnormally large bosomed women, depiction of battles scenes leaving women barely clothed, childlike outward appearances and demeanor. The original production is usually revised to purge fan service to constitute it more suitable for U.S audiences.
Cosplaying: Performing art where participants wear clothing/Accessories of specific character from show.
"the practice of cosplay doesn’t end at external appearance; this hobby challenges cosplayers to employ their best acting skills and imitate their chosen characters’ personality. Cosplayers perform the gestures, facial expressions and overall attitude of their beloved characters; as one Tumblr user named Kikikabuki wrote: “Cosplay isn’t about already being the character. It’s about becoming the character.”(Velasquez)
One anime episode costs roughly $100,000-300,000
American prime TV shows can cost well into the millions.
Observed: cultural norms and behaviors, Legends/stories are learned.
Traditions and beliefs are passed
down through generations
(i.e. shintoism- Japan's native
Contrasts with American animation
Provide social support for activities and knowledge.
Provide social networking with people with similar interests.
Japan: characterizes all type of perverse or abnormal sexual want or deed; it does not depict a genre of work.
Internationally: hentai is a broad concept to characterize a genre of anime and manga pornography.
Action, Adventure, comedy, Dementia, Demons Drama, Ecchi, Harem, Hentai, Historical, Horror, Josei, kids, Magic, Martial Arts, Mecha, Military, Music, Mystery, Parody, Psychological, Romance, Samurai, School, Sci-Fi, Seinen, Shoujo Ai, Shounen, Shounen Ai, Slice of Life, Space, Sports, Super Power, Supernatural, Thriller, Vampire, Yaoi, Yuri.
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Crazy fans of Anime
Sexually attracted to comic-book characters
Prefer characters instead of real people
Literally means "your home"
Is It appropriate for
Violence was a big issue for American parents
look very young
The "Lara Croft Paradox"
Strong female characters, but has to remain sexy.