' Remaing Yamato, Remaking Jap Space Battleship Yamato And Sf Anime `` By Baryon Tensor Posadas

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2. In “Remaing Yamato, Remaking Japan: Space Battleship Yamato and SF Anime” by Baryon Tensor Posadas, I am going to focus on the fetishization of anime and Techno-Orientalism characterized in the article. The transition from non-national to national qualities of anime in the age of globalization generated significant tension. Initially, when Japanese anime was imported into foreign markets from 1970s to 1980s, the ethnic quality was perceived as “too Japanese” to the subject – the Western or American anime viewers. For example, Japanese names of characters or the titles of anime were perceived as too foreign by westerners: “analyses of anime typically read its visual and cultural practices as something culturally other.” In some occasion, these changes are made in order to avoid controversial matters, especially when the purely translated words have a varying meaning in English: Mr. Satan from Dragon Ball Z. As a result, these were localized to change these Japanese aspects of anime as a solution to match westerners’ subjectivity. This process of translation and localization fetishized the bracket of ‘the nation’ as an imagined being “in both popular and scholarly discourse …by [effacing] the Japanese origins of their source materials.”
(ア) Gradually but eventually, however, westerners became more familiar with these obvious ethnic qualities by 1990s, generating a transnational international acceptance of Japanese qualities. Prior to anime, poems or short stories were…

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