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Old 09-11-2017, 10:15 AM
 
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Old 09-11-2017, 07:57 PM
 
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Pop culture can be used to spread a country's soft power. Sadly Asian countries have a pop culture which I believe is very bad, China keeps their pop culture from spreading which gives China a better outlook by the world. Japan and Korea for example are stuck with anime and other such garbage.
What's wrong with anime? Anime is a just a medium by which entertainment can be delivered, just like cartoons or live action. There are plenty of anime that target adults because those are not viewed as childish within Japanese culture.
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Old 09-11-2017, 08:23 PM
 
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What's wrong with anime? Anime is a just a medium by which entertainment can be delivered, just like cartoons or live action. There are plenty of anime that target adults because those are not viewed as childish within Japanese culture.
Oh you better believe that a whole lot of anime appeals to adults. We were in Tokyo's Akihabara district a couple of months ago looking in an anime shop with our daughter (12 years old) and she remarked that a lot of the anime stuff was "inappropriate".
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Old 09-11-2017, 09:06 PM
 
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Oh you better believe that a whole lot of anime appeals to adults. We were in Tokyo's Akihabara district a couple of months ago looking in an anime shop with our daughter (12 years old) and she remarked that a lot of the anime stuff was "inappropriate".
You see, that is the exact problem with anime.
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Old 09-11-2017, 10:41 PM
 
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What's wrong with anime? Anime is a just a medium by which entertainment can be delivered, just like cartoons or live action. There are plenty of anime that target adults because those are not viewed as childish within Japanese culture.
Last good anime was ghost in the shell standalone complex and mobile suit gundam thunderbolt. Most anime is just terrible now.

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What do you think is a bigger negative? Anime in Japan, pop music in Korea, or communism in China. I think the vast majority of people find Japan and S Korea more appealing then other East Asian countries.
Communism in china. It is a huge negative. The red flag is a turn off and reminder of the leftover legacy of the cold war, cultural revolution, and oppression/occupation of tibet. The only Chinese soft power that china had was due to hong kong and that was under british rule. Hong kong had an excellent movie industry until probably the mid 90's especially in kung fu, action, and gangster movies. Then it went to crap during the take over. Fear of the red dragon probably stifled the creativity and free exchange of ideas. Once Donnie Yen retires, its over for the hong kong movie industry.

The world isn't interested in watching Sino-centric mainland chinese movies like Wolf Warrior 2. Its a nationalist propaganda film that stars wu jing as the xenophobic red han nationalist botticelli fighting savage dark people which hates that beat him up in school in africa. Who wants to watch a movie about that? At least Captain America was entertaining especially the 2nd and 3rd one.

Ironically Romance of the three kingdoms and Journey to the west is popular due to red china's 1000 year enemy, japan. Romance of the three kingdoms is more known outside of china due to dynasty warriors videogame and journey to the west is known due to the anime, dragon ball.

The only soft power that China has is Szechuan food, dim sum, wushu, and ironically probably Tibetan buddhism. Communist party of China is a barrier to chinese soft power. They do not respect the free exchange of ideas.

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Old 09-11-2017, 10:53 PM
 
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Oh you better believe that a whole lot of anime appeals to adults. We were in Tokyo's Akihabara district a couple of months ago looking in an anime shop with our daughter (12 years old) and she remarked that a lot of the anime stuff was "inappropriate".
There is bound to be a lot of that, but there are also a number of anime's that target a younger demographic.

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Last good anime was ghost in the shell standalone complex and mobile suit gundam thunderbolt. Most anime is just terrible now.
I enjoyed Death Note. There are plenty of anime's that are not available outside of Japan so it's hard to assess the whole medium.
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Old 09-12-2017, 12:30 AM
 
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What's wrong with anime? Anime is a just a medium by which entertainment can be delivered, just like cartoons or live action. There are plenty of anime that target adults because those are not viewed as childish within Japanese culture.
The average adult in Japan doesn't watch anime, just like in the West.
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Old 09-12-2017, 06:11 AM
 
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The average adult in Japan doesn't watch anime, just like in the West.
That's actually surprising.
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Old 09-12-2017, 06:19 AM
 
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Last good anime was ghost in the shell standalone complex and mobile suit gundam thunderbolt. Most anime is just terrible now.



Communism in china. It is a huge negative. The red flag is a turn off and reminder of the leftover legacy of the cold war, cultural revolution, and oppression/occupation of tibet. The only Chinese soft power that china had was due to hong kong and that was under british rule. Hong kong had an excellent movie industry until probably the mid 90's especially in kung fu, action, and gangster movies. Then it went to crap during the take over. Fear of the red dragon probably stifled the creativity and free exchange of ideas. Once Donnie Yen retires, its over for the hong kong movie industry.

The world isn't interested in watching Sino-centric mainland chinese movies like Wolf Warrior 2. Its a nationalist propaganda film that stars wu jing as the xenophobic red han nationalist botticelli fighting savage dark people which hates that beat him up in school in africa. Who wants to watch a movie about that? At least Captain America was entertaining especially the 2nd and 3rd one.

Ironically Romance of the three kingdoms and Journey to the west is popular due to red china's 1000 year enemy, japan. Romance of the three kingdoms is more known outside of china due to dynasty warriors videogame and journey to the west is known due to the anime, dragon ball.

The only soft power that China has is Szechuan food, dim sum, wushu, and ironically probably Tibetan buddhism. Communist party of China is a barrier to chinese soft power. They do not respect the free exchange of ideas.
Chinese movies, outside of having a heavy theme of mainland propaganda, have gotten worse because they took way to much from micheal Bay type films from Hollywood in the worst way possible. Now instead of a Kung fu classic you get something like dragon blade or something even worse. This is sad because Chinese culture and history has so much potential to be a great setting to a great movie but right now they're focused on outspending Hollywood which doesn't necessarily make for a quality movie.

Anime is just in general over dramatic, repetitive, and way to overly sexualized.
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Old 09-12-2017, 06:25 AM
 
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The average adult in Japan doesn't watch anime, just like in the West.
Do you have any statistical evidence to back this up? I'm asking because from observation anime is very popular within Japan across a wide array of demographics, probably more so than cartoons in western countries. But even then, it would be a mistake to assume that cartoons are aimed exclusively at kids; see Archer and Bojack Horsemen.
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