Rationale. This Study Was Conducted In Order To Determine

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Rationale This study was conducted in order to determine if anime is having a negative effect on people’s moral and social outlook. Looking at how anime watchers view the various social and moral disparities that are widely shown and accepted as 'social norms ' within anime and manga. It will consider how people view social inequalities portrayed in Anime differently from television with live actors/actresses. This is an important study to undertake as anime is becoming more and more mainstream in Western society. Already being one of the largest exports from Japan to other East-Asian countries, there has been several concerns raised over its content and its effect on the youth watching them, resulting in one anime, Berserk being banned…show more content…
However as anime is, to put it simply another form of animation, it is possible to draw comparisons between research conducted on cartoons, comics, animation and even television series, with anime. With a lot of focus on Disney films and cartoons among sociological research community, and the similar problems that persist in both anime and Disney. Research conducted on Disney will be used for the sociological context on anime. Gender stereotypes are frequently presented in anime, though anime being almost exclusively produced in Japan, the stereotypes are sometimes exclusive to Japanese culture. Using Kissanime.ru as both an index and a source for viewing anime, the researcher looked at anime under the 'Action ' tag, picking thirty shows at random and watched on average 2-4 episodes from each. Looking at what sex the main protagonist was, and if the protagonist fitted into stereotypical role of that sex. Then looking at support characters in terms of gender and what their roles were. Out of the 30 series picked, 8 had a female protagonist immediately presenting what was already suspected, that the 'action ' genre would consist of prudently male protagonists, and supporting characters in the 22 series with male leads were presented in a gender stereotypical way, with females mostly only being used as romantic or dramatic purposes. What 's more the few series in which the romantic interest
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