Tag: Anime

Japanese Manga and Anime influence on American culture vs. American comic influence on Japanese culture

When walking into a library in America, one can look through the comics section and find American comics as well as a very wide range of manga. Manga and anime have had a great influence on American culture and the media that we produce. American comics have also had a influence on Japanese comics and culture. I argue that Japanese… Read more →

Teen Titans, Go!

This past week, I was able to find all the episodes of Teen Titans online. The show ran for three years, from 2003-2006, and was an integral part of my childhood, as well as to many other young adults today. As I was watching a few episodes, it struck me that this show wasn’t an entirely organic idea. Obviously, it came… Read more →

Live action

After reading Akira in class and also watching scenes from the movie it got me thinking about a different style of adaption. Inevitably with manga comes anime shortly followed by live action. Live action is where real characters are living in the animated worlds we love so much, the catch is that even the settings are no longer animated. (in most… Read more →

Yu-Gi-Oh: A Transmedia Case Study

I remember in third grade hearing about a trading card game called “Yu-Gi-Oh,” and I thought it was the strangest thing. Then everyone I knew started buying the cards, and “dueling” at recess, so I had to see what all the fuss was about. Like everyone else, I quickly became addicted to the card game, spending tons and tons of… Read more →

Nuclear Akira

In our last class we began discussing Katsuhiro Otomo’s seminal work Akira and how it spawned from the nuclear attacks on Japan during World War 2. Due to the time constraints of the class we were unable to fully discuss that subject in full so I decided to go online and see what other people were saying of the connection… Read more →

This Hero is Just a Little Different

The popular manga One-Punch Man, written by ONE and illustrated by Yuusuke Murata, draws readers in with its entertaining plot, dynamic characters, and incredible illustrations. Since the release of the original webcomic in 2009, One-Punch gained success, receiving 7.9 million hits by 2012 and having 4.5 million copies in circulation by September 2014. A recurring theme in One-punch is how it subverts the superhero archetype. Already a spoof on… Read more →

Anime Fillers Ruin Manga Adaptations?

Here’s a million dollar question:  Why are there so many fillers in long running anime?   An anime is typically adapted from another source material. Usually it’s either a manga (like Naruto or World Trigger), a light novel series (like Kyoukai no Kanata), or even visual novel/computer game (Little Busters!, the When They Cry series). When adapting a manga into an… Read more →