Cartoons were always enjoyment for people and there are many different types of cartoons and animations. Asian animation has developed way differently than western countries. Anime, Japanese animation, is very popular in Japan, and now it has gained a followings in America and is beginning to hit the mainstream. But the America's lack of understanding about other country led to very bad stereotypes and wrong impressions about Asian animation. Those stereotypes come when they do not know well about Asian animations. Also, other Asian Animations are improving and become better and better everyday.

They are not that many nations producing as good quality animation as Japanese. But there still are few Asian countries making many animations and they all have their own styles. Japan is a leading Asian animation country and making best animations in the world. Japanese animation is called 'Anime? and present days the Anime is very popular in whole world. Anime has started very long ago, first Japanese animation was produced during 1917 and Osamu Tezuka, a qualified doctor, created the first anime in Japan in 1951. "Tetsuwan Atom? or "Astro Boy? as it was known elsewhere, marked the advent of Anime.

Even though it is not as good quality and advanced as Anime, Korean animation is second greatest Asian animation producing country. First Korean animation started 1956. Korea first official contacted with Japanese anime in late 1970's to early 1980's by anime called "Great Maz inga.? This started the anime boom in Korea and it influenced Korean animations. Korean animation and Japanese anime is very close each other.

Korean animation learned technologies and styles from Japanese anime. Other Asian countries are not really onto animation. Hong Kong or Taiwan has their great looking comic books, but they do not have their animation. There are great difference between the western animations and Asian animation. For example, Disney is most famous western animation in the world, and Anime is most well known Asian animation. Major difference is the unique Japanese anime style and technique, which is distinctive and fairly easy to recognize.

Asian animations contain greater details, for example, they contain shade on face, shining hair and eyes under light, and fashionable clothes with wrinkles. They also have many different styles of drawings, edge like faces or smooth faces (Poi tras 21) Anime, or Japanese animation, is a style of animation most recognizable by characters with large eyes and beautifully detailed backgrounds (Me rill 56). Once people watch anime, they will find besides spectacular animation, anime has complex characters and deep stories, many of which teach morals and values. Anime is a highly-used medium in Japan. It appears in the movies and on TV. In fact, nearly one-half of all tickets sold in Japan are for anime.

Some famous anime directors are Hayao Miyazaki, Reiji Matsumoto, Mamoru Oshii, Osamu Tezuka, Tetsuo Yoshida, and Katsuhiro Otomo. Hayao Miyazaki directs "lavishly illustrated, sincere, family-oriented, deeply resonate stories for children? (The Anime Filmmakers) such as "Kiki's Delivery Service " and "Laputa: Castle in the Sky? He also directed "Mononoke Hime? a "creative and technical tour-de-force? (The Anime Filmmakers), which is the most popular film in Japanese history. He is the king of Anime.

Reiji Matsumoto created Space Cruiser Yamato or Star Blazers as it was known here. Mamoru Oshii directed "Ghost in the Shell? "the current standard for high-tech anime filmmaking? (The Anime Filmmakers) Osamu Tezuka created "Tetsuwan Atom? known in America "Astro Boy.? Tezuka is also responsible for the 'large eye " look? (The Anime Filmmakers) found in anime, his anime is the first anime to produced in Japan. Tezuka is the father of anime.

To mino, Yoshi yuki created "Mobile Suite Gundam? the best and most famous mechanic anime in history, this anime is mother of mechanic anime. Katsuhiro Otomo directed "Akira? the first blockbuster anime film in America, it was cutting edge in both countries and it began the "adult anime revolution? -"violent imagery, complex stories, and controversial subjects (The Anime Filmmakers)? There are three mediums for anime: TV series, movies, and OVA, which stands for Original Video Anime. TV series are shown on TV, movies in the theatres, and Ova go directly to video (Clements 42, 56). Some popular television and OVA series in Japan as well as America are Tenchi Muyo! , Sailor Moon, Dragon Ball Z, The Slayers, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Urusei Yatsura, Mach Go Go Go, Space Battleship Yamato, Ranma 1/2, Ah!

My Goddess, Pok? on, Gatchaman, Transformers, Yu Yu Hakusho, Voltron, and Birdy the Mighty. Some popular movies are Tenchi the Movie 1 and 2, Ninja Scroll, Ghost in the Shell, Akira, Urusei Yatsura 2, Project A-ko, Mononoke Hime, Galaxy Express 999, Be Forever Yamato, Laputa: Castle in the Sky, My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki's Delivery Service, and Grave of the Fireflies. When anime is translated into English, it can be found in two forms, dubbed, where voice actors put the words spoken into English, or subtitled, where the original dialogue is kept and the English equivalent is shown across the bottom of the screen (Kirkindall 20). Subtitled seems to keep more to what is actually being said, but some of the puns can be hard to understand while dubbed can make the dialogue make sense and sound funnier (Kirkindall 20).

In the end, it's really just a matter of preference. Korea, as mentioned, is second best Asian animation country in Asia. Korean animations are largely influenced by Japanese anime after import of Anime in the country. Korea produces lots of animations every year. They have TV series, OVA, and movie, but Korean animation never success. Korean animations have pretty nice qualities and looks but because of people's stereotype, Korean animation is really hard to success.

Indeed, Korean animations are not as good and fun as anime, but people think Korean animations are worse than Japanese and boring. With this stereotype, every time people watch Korean animation the automatically think it's boring. This is brought the dullness of Korean animation (KOSTAS C). Korea and China both likes animations very much. But China doesn't have animation technology and supports to produce their own animations.

Korea is keep learning from Anime and keep improving, and they are also keeping their own styles at same time. What makes anime so cool? It's really hard to describe, but yet thousands of people all across the World, who can't describe it themselves, attend cons and are members of clubs. No one can really say what it could be -- the amazing detail, fantastic stories, the complex plots, or the unforgettable characters...

It can be any of these. The growing popularity of anime in America has resulted in a large number of anime clubs being founded on college campuses and increasingly at high schools. Many clubs watch and discuss anime, produce newsletters or fanzines, have tape libraries for members, and organize special events. Some amateur clubs draw and study the anime and even produce them.

"Anime has changed not in the past five years, but the past one year. ?" Anime used to be cultish, you had to know someone, study Japanese, belong to a fan club.? (Trish Ledoux, The Anime Filmmakers) Now that otaku are being found all over the nation, more and more anime cons are taking place in America. "What better way to spend a beautiful summer weekend than by spending it indoors with a few thousand fellow freaks?? (Pachi Pachi #1) "Otherwise normal people transform into robots, heroes, and strange creatures; people get your inside jokes, and most importantly, being a geek finally pays off.?

(Pachi Pachi #1) Cons are great places to go to to meet and talk to distributors, dealers, production companies, voice actors, animators, translators, and other anime fans. "Cons are all about parties, obscure anime in the late night video rooms, finding a favorite anime, the cosplay, cool music videos, meeting the guests of honor, and singing karaoke.? (Pachi Pachi #2) These fans are making anime little more than just animation. Why do we watch anime? We " ve been asking ourselves that for ten years and it seems an indefinable thing.

I think perhaps it's a visual sense. The Japanese go out of their way to make it look cool, appealing, and flashy. That about sums it up, why all anime fans gravitate towards this style of animation rather than Bugs Bunny or something more "American? -beautiful animation with a great story and cast of characters. "Stories deal with thought-provoking themes, present complex characters that change as the stories progress. In comparison with American animation, anime has a story and you can never be sure what the ending will be. It's not unusual for a major character to die, lose the one they love to another, or fail at what they " re trying to do.

In comparison with American animation, which are almost always 'Good vs. Bad? or have happy endings, anime deeply explores the moral and spiritual ambiguities of life and culture in a world pushed over the edge by rampaging technological progress. Characters are more complex, villains can be understandable and change their ways, heroes can show bad traits and even commit horrid acts. Anime is "often overemphasized for gratuitous violence and sex (The Anime Filmmakers)? sometimes just to sell it. This is terrible because, for the most part, these rumors are untrue and once they get around to a certain person, anime becomes edited, censored, or classified as "adults-only? material, regardless of content. A big issue when it comes to censorship is violence. Much of the translated anime is action-oriented, mostly sci-fi and fantasy.

Usually violence isn't any worse than what can be seen in TV or in movies, but it can be carried to extremes. When it is carried to extremes, all too many times anime is given a stereotype as "super-violent Japanese porn cartoons? which isn't remotely true, especially seeing as how? 0% of anime is aimed at children.? (The Anime Filmmakers) Also, because of the "cartoons are for kids? mentality, just a small amount of violence sets people off when what they need to understand is that violence happens. "Events have consequences.

That's why violence is in the movies. People get shot, and when they do, they fall down and stay dead. This is something you don't see in American cartoons. Sexual content is usually only hinted at and rarely explicit.

"One thing to remember is the American press often makes statements about sex in anime that are untrue.? Some people think anime is bad and evil due to what the media says, even if they have never seen it themselves, and what happens is censoring and makes getting anime to be brought over to America that much harder. Asian Animations have bright future ahead of them. Korea is going to get better and increase it success rate.

Japanese anime will be more popular and famous and they will going to keep the fans. Animation is controlling kids to adults. It's power is great, can even control the kids in whole world, like not a fan. If everyone respects more for animation and knows more about them is very useful for the fans. Hope, in future there would be no stereotype, and know more about animation. Asian animations are not worse than any other drawing and will conquer the economy of animations.

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