How Japanese is Japanese Anime/Manga
I am writing an essay about cultural imperialsm (globalization) in east asia, emphasizing the influence of Japanese culture. Now is my question, do you feel that Japanese anime/manga represents Japanese society (can you give some examples), or do you feel that it perhaps reflects western society or a broader asian society (examples, if you have any).
I would love for you to help me, good answers (opinions) could be used in my essay if you allow me to. Perhaps you know of any internetsites that address this question, that information is welcome too. If you have an answer, please post it as fast as you can, or email it directly to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) because the essay is due wednesday :banghead:
I hope anyone can help me,
All best Cheyenneke.
What about Japanese identity
I agree with your point about how the setting of an anime series or film does not have to be in Japan, but what about Japanese identity. Do you, or does anyone feel that perhaps Japanese values and morals are hidden in anime, even if the series is set in England?