The Globalization of Animated Features and the Merging of Cultures

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By using the inherent talents of its people to create digital media forms as anime, Japan has been spreading its culture and philosophy all over the globe, and this can be described as globalization. Up until recently, there were around 60 anime production companies, such as Crunchyroll and Funimation, and these companies “provided products in 112 countries” that held approximately “87 percent of the world’s population” (Anonymous). Additionally, in 2010, the anime-related market in North America region made around $2 billion, though this so-called anime is not a hundred percent Japanese. It was influenced by the western styles of animated features while diffusing around the world through glocalization. Since then, it has not only changed…show more content…
In his thesis, he also argued that the primary conflict in the post-Cold War period will be between the identities of culture and religion. Also, he pointed out in his article:
The great divisions among humankind and the dominating source of conflict will be cultural. Nation states will remain the most powerful actors in world affairs, but the principal conflicts of global politics will occur between nations and groups of different civilizations… The fault lines between civilizations will be the battle lines of the future… This is not to advocate the desirability of conflicts between civilizations.
Although as globalization process running, there are other aspects can look at other than it is a factor of a world conflict. Arjun Appadurai’s article “Disjuncture and Difference in the Global Cultural Economy,” argues that the main problem of modern day globalization is on the tension between homogenization and heterogenization. Besides, Appadurai stated in the article that globalization appeared as “scapes,” or five different cultural identities. The five “scapes” include ethnoscapes, mediascapes, technoscapes, financescapes, and ideoscapes. Ethnoscape is the number of people increase due to immigration or tourism can affect the global dynamics. As technoscapes, he addressed that somewhat like a high speed movement in technology. Financescapes

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