The author and the lecturer were about the comics medium. The author believes that the comics medium was a uniquely American art from. Instead, the lecturer believes that a lot of different countries have contributed to its development.
I will discuss the impact XX Century modernism had on animation, how the studios embraced "the new way of thinking and producing animated sequences". I will argue on how the movement was widely used during the world wars to promote union, prosperity and change in a lot of media, especially in animation. It makes a link through different medias to understand how animation was primarily seen as a form of children's entertainment moving to propaganda. This essay analyses this movement occurring not only in the U.S. but around the world. The use of animation was strong in communist propaganda. "Russia, for example had targeted the new nation and their goal was to win the Soviet people as the Anti-American, Anti-British, Anti-German, Anti-Capitalist and Anti-Fascist".
Although his conquest had been taken out of the educational syllabus once the war had ended, most Japanese are still aware of his story, which is shared in various formats, orally and visually within the culture. Staying within the time that Momotaro was kept within schools, the character himself had managed to go beyond the school texts while still managing to remain educational. Animations were created that revolved around Momotaro, most were shorts but a feature length film, Momotaro’s Divine Sea Warriors, was created. These films were all propaganda as, “the Japanese Navy felt that theatrical cartoons were an ideal medium to instill the patriotic spirit in children.” Momotaro had not only invaded texts within schools, but had also become a part of the animation industry. He could not only be read and imagined, but seen as well, especially amongst
Tissot’s Japanese Vase perfectly exemplifies the effect of Japonisme on his style. The painting displays a Japanese woman surrounded by Japanese elements which give the impression of a painting that was produced in Japan from a native artist. The painting
In middle school, I remember “Sailor Moon” being the talk of my classmates. It didn’t take long for me to get involved in this series with “Pokemon” soon to follow. I remember going to class with poke-ball keychains, from Burger King, attached to my pants and declaring I was a going to be a Pokemon master. As time went on I became a huge anime fan, and began drawing in the style as well. I would often draw sketches for my classmates, and as time went on I became more and more interested in Japanese culture. When I was in high school, I began studying Japanese and even was selected to be a member of the Japanese National Honor Society.
Before the 80’s when people thought of Japanese imports, they thought of cars, TV’s, walkmans, and other electronics. Japanese pop culture is becoming increasingly popular and shows no signs of stopping. Now children are trying to learn Japanese and martial arts to be like their
Over the years, comic books have reflected what was happening in the world around us. Hot topics and issues have taken place in these fantasy worlds. They have been used as propaganda. For example during the second world war, you could read about your favorite heroes fighting and eventually defeating Hitler and the nazis, therefore saving the world. During the cold war, they fought the soviets.
The word ukiyo stemmed from Buddhist origins meaning floating world. It was used to describe the impermanence of the human world, and the belief that all thing are short lived. During the Edo period (1600-1868) the word ukiyo changed, the fleeting nature of life was to be enjoyed to the fullest because of it ephemeral nature. The word became synonymous with the pleasure and theater districts of Edo that were constantly changing. Ukiyo-e literally translates floating world pictures. Woodblock prints are the most representative art form of ukiyo-e and the Edo period.
As an avid reader, I discovered manga while in secondary school; I was immediately hooked and actively sought out other forms of Japanese popular media. As I delved further into the culture behind the content, the cuisine, and the history of East Asia I developed a more academic interest and began to investigate means of incorporating my love of Japan into my long-term life plan.
Anime was created by Japan, in the year 1917, which introduced a new, entertaining and exciting commodity for the Japanese community to experience and witness. Japan had finally experienced its very own cartoons, which would indulge the Japanese culture that every Japanese citizen is proud of and admires. However, the early years of Anime wasn't its most successful, in fact it was by far its worst. Anime could not keep up with the Western cartoons, to the extent that even the Japanese would prefer Western cartoons over Anime. This proposed a tremendous problem for Anime industries, and action needed to be taken for Anime to be on the map. The industry was facing competition from legendary shows such as Batman, Superman, and Disney's very own Mickey Mouse. The hype and passion around those Western shows was so extreme to the extent that no one can compete. But, if you can't beat them, join them. Anime started incorporating those Western features into their very own animations, the characteristics, the plot, the landscape, and the animation, basically everything that helped, was taken and mixed within the old and unwanted Japanese Animations. This caused the massive explosion of Anime popularity in the late 1960's, as Anime no longer only represented a culture that the Japanese already know, and the West aren't interested in, but has now introduced a new era of ingenuity and brilliance. So what caused Anime to change over the years, and suddenly blossom in the 1960's? How
“Animation offers a medium of storytelling and visual entertainment which can bring pleasure and information to people of all ages everywhere in the world,” said Walt Disney of his beloved cartoons. While it is true that cartoons are an interesting medium of visual entertainment, their unique ability to convey information to people, adults and children alike, make the animated film medium one of the most far reaching means of propaganda. Today it is impossible to imagine American animated cinema without Disney and its cartoons. The American captivation with Disney has not changed much in the seventy years since World War II. In the early 1940s, two thirds of Americans went to the movies every week and these moviegoers were enamored
The Japanese literary genre known as the kibyōshi was considered to be mostly a comic book for children. However, after reading some Kibyoshi in depth, one realizes the Kibyoshi can be filled with deeper significance than just the surface meaning. Kibyoshi are filled with content that require a certain level of sophistication and general knowledge that may be above the average level of children. The Kibyoshi became a medium for sociopolitical satire, Edo-centrism and commodification, which are apparent in subtle hints within the visual-verbal narrative. Similarly, many Kibyoshi often incorporate different types of Shuko, such as naimaze, fukiyose and mitate, focusing on common folktales, current events or previous
Abrstract: This essay will explore why Americans feel the need to censor Japanese Animation, how the Japanese culture differs from American culture, and how to solve the growing debate of the censorship of Japanese media.
This article examines influence of cultural globalization within the United States in the 1970s and 1980s based on its popularity. The first half focuses on Animes from that time period, describing characteristics that was both Japanese and contained Western racial and gender hierarchies, letting it be accepted
This traditionally formatted book was the first set of prints to give Utamaro some noteriety. After a few similar books, Utamaro began to develop his figurative style even more. He elongated the figures in his prints and drew the heads more oveal rather than circular. It is at this time that his talent for arranging and relating figures began to take shape (Hiller 42).