I agree with Grace Mateo author of “The Anima of Anime Revisited” that anime is one of the most popular things in America. As the author explains anime is animated cartoons that come from Japan. Anime has some very distinct features that if watched a lot of time a person can pick up on. The first is the very distinct look that only anime can do. Another one is some of the subjects of story lines such as ninjas and demons. Most women of anime certain features of their body and personality are highly emphasized. When I was reading the article I was very surprised to find out that some of the early origins trace back to Walt Disney. Anime is an extremely popular media and will be for a very long time.
One point that she talked about is the story structure of American animation compared to Japanese animation. The American story structure is good guy is clearly good and his arch nemesis is strictly bad. When she says, “Even though Batman is generally viewed as a “darker” her, with more complex psychological issues than Superman, we know he will never kill his enemies.” I agree because in any cartoon the good guy will always just beat them up and leave them for the cops to pick up while the bad guy has issue with trying to kill the good guy. Anime story structure is completely unpredictable because anyone could die at any moment and would matter if their good or bad. Same ideas are usually used repeatedly in western animation like if it’s take over the world usually the bad guy always attempt it the same way. Anime the story can go anywhere and within are little sub categories which is really great. Anime structure is far more complex and better than American animation could possibly be.
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Among the many anime that the author refers to, Astro Boy is one of the greatest anime of all time. The story is very complex and one of the best ever. It is about a robot named Astro and his continuous struggle to fit in the world of humans and robots. His creator shaped named Dr.Tenma in the forms of his lost son but due to people calling him crazy. He begins to think of himself not good enough to be with humans anymore and burns his lab leaving the body frame behind. Years later another scientist will bring Astro to life. The struggle between equal rights of humans and robots begins. Dr. Tenma constantly tries to push Astro to the robot side. There are humans who don’t want a society intergraded to with robots and vica versa. Throughout the series these two ideas clash with each other and Astro is caught in the middle being a robot and feeling that humans are worth protecting. The story is just amazing and very compelling. Astro meets other robots like him and gets in trouble with leaders on both ideas. It is one of the greatest animes ever and anyone who has not seen it should.
I also agree that anime characters are far better than their western counterparts. The author describes them as, “However, those who aren’t portrayed with bulging muscles, such as Kenshin in Rurouni Kenshin, Vash from Trigun, and Inuyasha’s title character are lanky in build, but are gifted with extraordinary abilities that more than make up for their lack of brute strength.” Kenshin’s story is that he was the most deadly warrior known as Bottousai the Man Slayer during the war. The anime took place after the war so he carries a reverse blade sword. His skill is so great that he decides after the war he has killed enough and no more need to be killed. Most of the western animations the main character very muscular and does the right thing because it is. Anime characters motives for their actions are usually very driven for a specific reason. The development of anime characters is very well done.
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I completely agree that anime is extremely popular and I know since I’m a big anime fan myself. Some of my favorites are Bleach, Naruto, Basquash, Asura Cryin, and, The Sacred Blacksmith. Those are just some of my favorite animes. The author also talked about how Disney in a very few of their films broke away from the formula with Lilo and Stitch. The stories and characters all work to complement each other and creating an exciting story. Learning about a character’s reasoning for their actions is very important because the decision will not always be good or bad. The animes that the author chose to use as examples were very good.