Anime as a Part of Japanese Culture Research Paper by Peter Pen

Anime as a Part of Japanese Culture
An analysis of the history of animation as part of Japanese culture.
# 91520 | 1,378 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2007
Published on Jan 29, 2007 in Asian Studies (East Asian Cultures) , Film (Television) , Film (History of)

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This paper discusses the history of film animation in Japan. Particularly, it discusses anime produced by Japan's Studio, Giblias, and whether it plays a part in Japanese culture. The paper concludes that though Japanese animation has it's roots in western animation, it has developed and continues to do so in a very different direction and that it draws on its own cultural influences like kabuki theater and woodblock prints as well as developing it's completely unique style.

From the Paper:

"By the 1990's anime took a more serious turn that in my opinion is not present in modern day western animation. While still outputting light-hearted so called children's anime, studios began to release more intellectual sophisticated anime such as Anno Hideaki's television series Neon Genesis Evangelion and Miyazaki Hayao's film Princess Mononoke. These films often touched on themes and issues that modern Japanese faced. To truly explain the Japanese nature of these films I believe that an in depth look at one of them in necessary."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Craig, Albert M. The Heritage of Japanese Civilization. New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 2003.
  • Levi, Antonia. Samurai from Outer Space: Understanding Japanese Animation. Chicago: Carus Publishing Company, 1996.
  • Napier, Susan J. Anime from Akira to Howl's Moving Castle. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2005.

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