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I love anime because of the way it can be anything. Artistic, intellectual, targeted at kids or adults or everyone, sometimes stupid and often engaging, adrenalin pumping or a complete mindfuck of a narrative maze. That because these shows or movies or shorts are animated and Japanese would limit them somehow or relegate their potential to one type of creation is baffling.
Because Anime is a medium, not a genre.
In classes I give in schools about comics and animation, I always try to explain that all so called “types” of comics and animation are technically the same thing. The names we give them (American, European Anime) are simply linked to the country of origin’s main aesthetic. Manga means the same thing as Bande dessinée and comic. These things should be separated by age group, themes and genres rather then cultural origin.
While I agree that generalized statements about all manga/anime being the same are ridiculous, I also think it’s important to recognize that the origin of a story is still important context.
Different cultures emphasize different values and themes in their works, and even the methods of storytelling tend to follow certain patterns. There are always exceptions, of course, but I don’t think it’s bad to have terms that define a work’s cultural origin.
Congratulations to Brave and Paperman for their wins at the Oscars!
[ Compare/Contrast: Perfect Blue (1997, dir. Satoshi Kon) and Black Swan (2010, dir. Darren Aronofsky) ]
A young woman on the brink of stardom struggles to assert her adult identity and sexual autonomy while being stalked by a murderous doppelgänger.
you realize aronofsky bought the rights to perfect blue years ago to let him copy/pay homage to a scene in requiem for a dream (the bathtub one, specifically), then made black swan using essentially the same story with only a few details changed (the occupation of the main character, the setting, etc.) and copying multiple scenes, sometimes exactly, and then went on to say he took no inspiration or ideas or scenes from perfect blue and was not influenced by it at all, despite owning the rights to it,having previously done so (which was why he bought the rights in the first place), and the year 2010 being the year black swan came out as well as the death of satoshi kon, perfect blue’s director.
tl;dr FUCK aronofsky.
wow what a fucking assbag
i didnt know this, but this makes me really angry because barely anyone knows Perfect Blue but everyone has heard of black swan.
Urbance, a project by Joel Dos Reis Viegas
Whoooah, click through and check out the trailer, this looks awesome. Not sure about the whole “gender war” premise, but the visuals are really cool.
Character design for the character Claire from Disney XD’s Motorcity, art by Junpei Takayama.