Japanese Animation

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  1. HowardsNeckFlap

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    Am I the only guy whose freaked out by this stuff? Everyones got those crazy saucer eyes the size of Volkswagens. I don't know what to call it except aesthetically irritating. It looks bad, the people move in sort of awkward, herky jerky movements. There's zero appealing about it.

    Is that how the Japs look at us? Hubcap size eyes? I can't stand that stuff.
     
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    Yes Jap racism shows up in their pop culture.

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    The american character from the last Street Fighter game.
     
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    Cabbie?
     
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    Possibly. Its definitely a snapshot of what they think of us.
     
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    Heres what they think of black americans. Same game.

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    Pants are too high.
     
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    I was into a lot of it when I was in college, at one point in my life I wanted to be a cartoonist and studied a lot of animation techniques. The thing you have to realize is that it's based on their art to some extent, look at paintings of Chinese and Japanese people from the middle ages, they don't really resemble what they look like either. Also, some of it is really low quality and aimed at children, whereas I'd say that some of the best stuff rises to the level of high art. If you have Hulu, try watching Wings of Honneamise, I'd say it's one of the best anime films. Here's a trailer if you're interested: [video=youtube;2fcvUrhFEpk]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fcvUrhFEpk[/video]
     
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    That's Rufus :cheer:
     
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    Juding their culture by Street Fighter is like judging ours by GTA V, just saying. Also, Hayao Miyazaki is generally considered one of the masters of Japanese animation, I'd really recommend this film as well, Naussicaa: [video=youtube;7wSba9hwCaU]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wSba9hwCaU[/video]
     
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    They are both parodies. Doesn't mean they aren't reflections of what a culture is thinking.
     
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    If you want my take, having known a few Japanese who I went to college with, I think there's a real undercurrent of malaise and insecurity in Japanese society that you see manifested in stuff like this. Now granted, they were as big a proponent of eugenics in relationship to the Chinese and Koreans as the Germans were to darker skinned European minorities, but I don't think these modern instances are related to that so much.

    Right now Japan is dependent on us to protect them from China and North Korea after being a dominant regional military power for 1000 years (and as recently as WWII), and at least the guys I knew were worried that they were on the path to cultural stagnation while China and Korea were rising. It's ugly that it plays out in ways like this, but I think you have to take it in context. For a great example, look at the situation caused by their building a new aircraft carrier: http://www.economist.com/news/asia/...st-warship-second-world-war-wide-mouthed-frog
     
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    Dont get me wrong. Im a big fan of Japan. I read Ghost in the Shell and Appleseed first english translation printings.

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    Appleseed was great, that was one of the first mangas I read back in the early 90's, that and the original Lupin series I'd put up there with anything done in American comics.
     
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    What's the go with asian animation porn, doesn't that stuff sell like crazy?
     
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    Now THAT stuff I wouldn't touch with a 10 ft pole, it is fucked up.
     
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    I like Appleseed better than Ghost in the Shell. Even though ghost is superior. I like that Appleseed is more raw and not as polished as Ghost.

    That being said the Japs have a Xenophobia that is a little uncomfortable.
     
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    Definitely true, I have a buddy who became a marine and married a Japanese girl while stationed there, and their kid was harassed so badly for being bi-racial that he sent him back here to live with his grandparents. I still think they have a lot of issues to work out post-WWII, but then I'm inclined to give them a break since I like a lot of aspects of their culture.
     
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    They're just pissed because we nuked them. TWICE!!!!
     
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