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    Manga Research Paper

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    Introduction to Manga The Japanese has taken the world by a storm in terms of both technological advancement and influencing the teenagers with interesting and inspiring literary comic novels which they call "manga". These comic novels have taken the world by storm and gain followers everyday or more like mad enthusiasts everyday. The mangas can be based on anything from fantasy adventure based stories to a typical romance drama. These mangas are very interesting and the plot of most of these have a tight grip on the reader.The fan following of these magas is so addictive that people try to copy their favorite characters attire which is called "cosplay" and meet up at various convention to share their views and interests.In Japan the craze…

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    Thoujo Manga Essay

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    Shoujo Manga, and the Rise of the Feminine Man The topic of masculinity is a topic that is often discussed and interpreted in today’s society. Many wonder what it means to be masculine or if we can even describe such a broad term. What is a man’s rights and responsibilities? What should a “man” be like, and what must they do to fulfill their roles? Most people will answer that masculinity can be interpreted as something close to hegemony, a quality defined by dominance, control, and power over…

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    Comics, graphic novels and manga can tie generations together, can start a trend or a give a group of friends a place just to hang out. And the store that houses them can make a difference. Going into a mainstream store as opposed to a smaller-in the hole-comics/graphic novel store is a bit different. For instance, you really have to dig deep within the comic locator or friends of friends to find these small-tucked in the corner of nowhere-places. The mainstream bookstore that I went to was…

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    Syaoran Li Syaoran Li ( リ・シャオラン Ri Shaoran) is a fictional character from CLAMP's anime and manga series Cardcaptor Sakura. At the start of the series, Syaoran appears as an antagonist. Being a descendant of Clow Reed, he believes that he should be the one to inherit the magical Clow cards than Sakura. He often criticizes her for her flaws but as the story progresses, he becomes Sakura's reliable ally and friend despite their differences. Sakura Kinomoto Sakura Kinomoto (木之本 さくら, Kinomoto…

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    Religion is prevalent in many aspects of Japanese culture, even in pop culture. Specifically, religious themes and aesthetics are common in manga, Japanese graphic novels and comic books, or anime, which are animated movies and television shows commonly based on manga. Religion can be weaved into these mediums in various ways to create different effects. For example, religion can be used solely for cosmetic effect, or the story itself could be centered around religion as a plot device. Depending…

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    Soft Power Case Study

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    promoting the three sources of soft power. Firstly, in terms of culture, culture is a piece of art and any other forms of that people can share their values, behavior, norms, language, and even the way people’s live (Defense Language and National Security Education Office, 2016). For a country that has been successfully established soft power diplomacy for long time, Japanese is often identic with manga and anime which became part of Japanese pop culture (Kelsky, 2001, p. 548). Historically,…

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    Eagle Sparknotes

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    In 1997, Kaiji Kawaguchi, a Japanese manga writer, published the novel, Eagle: The Making of an Asian-American President. Kawaguchi‘s stories involve the Japanese culture and the moral choices people make in intense situations. He has written multiple manga comics besides Eagle and has won various awards in the manga society. His qualifications regarding the style and information he puts into these comics really gives the reader a strong interest to continue to the very end. His style is…

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    The Anime discourse community is made up of people who are fans of Japanese animated productions and Manga who are sometimes referred to as “otaku”. Not all members would identify with that term because of its derogatory connotations in Japan. People involved in the community come from a wide demographic, from many walks of life, and a wide range of ages. The discourse community allows them to come together to share their love of Japanese animation and Manga. A love and enthusiasm that some…

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    Cosplay Essay

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    The most well-known type of cosplay is the realistic cosplay. These cosplayers make every detail count and create each piece to a very precise standard. Second is the “crossplayers.” This group typically dresses and the opposite sex of their own or change the sex of the character being portrayed. The “mekas” are third and have large pieces that spent months to build and resemble large robots. Lastly, the “dolliers” wear masks that have the typical features of anime and manga characters. This…

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    InuYasha the Movie: The Castle Beyond the Looking Glass is my all-time favorite movie. It is an anime (short for Japanese animation) with romance, action, and fantasy. The second movie in the InuYasha series, yet this movie is animated from the manga not the television show. It holds so dear to me because it helped cultivate my love of anime. InuYasha tackles feelings of uncertainty about the future, healing after family wounds, how to move on from family addictions and loneliness. InuYasha…

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