Japanimation Essay example

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Japanimation

Japanimation (Japanese animation) is becoming one of Japan's most popular exports to the world; it has become a growing phenomenon in the US. Anime has attracted hordes of fans in many countries; the artistic detail, and the intriguing and the outrageous storylines are causing fans to be addicted. College fan clubs, societies, and the Internet have popularized anime (derived from a French word, but is used in Japan to describe animation) to the point of conventions being held all over the world. Anime ratings range from “G” to “NC-17.” These ratings only exist when they are imported into the US, as in Japan their rating system is different. The Japanese air shows on television that contains a lot of violence and nudity
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This lack caused a movement toward Japanese animation, which had the elements and the storyline of a real drama even though the subject matter may be fictional" (M. Borshansky, personal communication, November 2, 2000).

The appearance of anime characters varies depending on the type of anime a person is watching. The characters can have incredibly cute appearances or a dark and mysterious look. Female characters sometime appear nude and most of the time they wear skimpy clothes that show off their “features.” They can be cute, smart, innocent, strong, aggressive, and most of all seductive. Male characters can be cute, gullibly, aggressive, as well as cunning. Their body structure normally has exceedingly accentuated muscle lines; they are strong and can possess super natural powers.

The part of anime that most fascinates me is the storyline. There are more than one thousand different Animes out there and every one has a different storyline. Ranging for pocket monsters (Pokémon) to global apocalypse (Evangelion) to sex changes (Ranma 1/2). Each one of them has its own significance and character development. Another main part of anime that captures the audience is the animation. When you see Anime on television, you have no doubt in your mind that it’s Anime. The animation gives the viewer a feel of excitement especially in parts with fun fighting. You know when someone gets shot and killed because the whole screen gets splashed with

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