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A87986146 - Culture Clash: Japanese Anime's Influence from and Inspiration on Western Animation

Post 1

Bluebottle

Entry: Culture Clash: Japanese Anime's Influence from and Inspiration on Western Animation - A87986146
Author: Bluebottle - U43530

A Flea Market Rescue of:
Culture Clash - the effects of the West on Japanese Animation (Anime)
U199394 - Knowthing Useful


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A87986146 - Culture Clash: Japanese Anime's Influence from and Inspiration on Western Animation

Post 2

Bluebottle

It is quite a potpourri of an entry in that it isn't just about anime films or anime cartoons but also mentioned Japanese live action films such as 'Seven Samurai', and US live action films. This was quite a wide remit being covered if I didn't want to drastically prune the original to keep it on one specific topic. I also felt I needed to add some more content to prevent it appearing blatant that the topic covered doesn't come to an abrupt halt over 15 years ago; people expect to read about more recent films too.

So the rescue attempt is an unavoidably long and broad entry.

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A87986146 - Culture Clash: Japanese Anime's Influence from and Inspiration on Western Animation

Post 3

SashaQ - happysad and 'slightly mad'

Good to see this in Peer Review - I have seen a few animé films, and enjoyed a few different manga (and manhwa) series too, but didn't know much about their origins and influences smiley - ok

One thing jumped out at me, as some of my relatives live in the Caucasus: "Western viewers often incorrectly assume that anime characters are being portrayed as Caucasian even though they are not" - what does 'Caucasian' mean in this context? European?

I haven't seen animé Metropolis, but it sounds interesting. Great to see mention of The Mysterious Cities of Gold - superb series. I liked Dungeons and Dragons, too smiley - biggrin


A87986146 - Culture Clash: Japanese Anime's Influence from and Inspiration on Western Animation

Post 4

Bluebottle

The US Census bureau still, apparently, uses the term 'Caucasian' rather than 'white', which is the term popular in the UK. Similarly while we would say 'Black British', in the US 'African American' is used instead. The trouble with using either 'white' or 'Caucasian' or indeed any other word is that it implies everyone worldwide interprets it in the same way to mean the same thing, which isn't the case.

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A87986146 - Culture Clash: Japanese Anime's Influence from and Inspiration on Western Animation

Post 5

SashaQ - happysad and 'slightly mad'

smiley - ok Verily doth language evolve. I see the US Census 2020 uses 'White' and 'Black or African American' amongst the other options, so that sentence is as clear as possible for now smiley - ok

Great links in the Entry - fascinating what animes have already been covered in the Edited Guide smiley - ok The concluding paragraph is spot on - San Fransokyo perfectly illustrates the introduction's 'interconnectedness of all things'. 'It's a Small World After All' indeed smiley - ok


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