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Yuzuki1986uk
01-26-2009, 09:19 AM
I'm going to do a presentation in Japanese class (in Japanese :wacko: ) called
'How Manga & Anime is Spreading the Interest of Japanese Culture Worldwide'
I need to get some statistics and opinions.
I would be eternally grateful if people can fill out my questionnaire
If anyone has any opinions or suggestions I would LOVE to hear them! ^_^
:D ありがとう ございます!:D



1. Which country are you from?

2. Anime/Manga or both?

3. Do you have a favourite genre?

4. Which do you prefer - dubbed or subbed anime? Why?

5. Can you speak Japanese?

6. Did anime/manga make you want to learn Japanese?

7. Do you think watching anime is a good method of learning Japanese? Why?

8. Do you think that Japanese culture is reflected in manga and anime? How?

9. Does anime/manga make you want to visit Japan?

10. Many people believe anime and manga are for children…what do you think about this?

11. Do you attend anime/manga conventions? Why?

12. Some manga/anime inspires people to take up martial arts….do you practice martial arts? Did anime/manga inspire you to start?

13. Has anime and manga inspired or changed you? How?

Gjallarhorn
01-26-2009, 11:57 AM
1. United States of America

2. Both, but I prefer manga.

3. My prefered demographic is Seinen, genre is adventure.

4. No preference.

5. No, but I can understand a bit of what's being said.

6. No. Music did.

7. Anime and manga are not good methods to use to learn Japanese because they are full of slang, informal speech, and plays on words.

8. To some manner it is reflected, but often only as it is viewed through the eyes of the author.

9. No.

10. I think they don't know anything about manga. It is a media format that has many demographics, most commonly shounen, shoujo, seinen, and josei.

11. Yes. To meet with friends and to buy things I'd otherwise have to spend more money on by importing.

12. No, I do not participate in any martial arts.

13. I've been reading manga and watching anime since I was 2 years old, so it never had the possiblity of changing me. Both are something that I have grown up with.

wolfgirl90
01-26-2009, 03:22 PM
1. Which country are you from?

2. Anime/Manga or both?

3. Do you have a favourite genre?

4. Which do you prefer - dubbed or subbed anime? Why?

5. Can you speak Japanese?

6. Did anime/manga make you want to learn Japanese?

7. Do you think watching anime is a good method of learning Japanese? Why?

8. Do you think that Japanese culture is reflected in manga and anime? How?

9. Does anime/manga make you want to visit Japan?

10. Many people believe anime and manga are for children…what do you think about this?

11. Do you attend anime/manga conventions? Why?

12. Some manga/anime inspires people to take up martial arts….do you practice martial arts? Did anime/manga inspire you to start?

13. Has anime and manga inspired or changed you? How?

1. United States of America.

2. Both.

3. I prefer fantasy, feudal era stuff.

4. I prefer dubbed because I enjoy watching in my native language versus translating.

5. I am fluent in Japanese:cool:.

6. Anime did not influence me to learn. I wanted to learn because my mother was born in Japan. However, anime strengthened my interest.

7. No, because anime is full of informal speech and word play that would not be understood by a person new to Japanese. Anime can supplement but it can not teach.

8. In most cases, Japanese culture is reflected in anime and manga. Unless the anime takes place outside of Japan (ie Le Chevalier D'Eon takes place in France), the characters will still reflect Japanese mannerisms and some cultural references will get through.

9. Its one of the reasons why I want to go to Japan. I have many reasons why I want to go there.

10. Anime and manga have genres that make it interesting to many people of all ages. Even a children's show can be popular to adults.

11. I do attend anime conventions. There not that many anime fans where I live so it is nice to hang out with people who have similar interests for a while.

12. I do practice martial arts: TaeKwonDo, Judo and Kendo. I am an active person, so I decided to practice them for exercise. I was inspired by Death Note to take up Capoeira for a while though:laugh:.

13. I am not sure how anime has changed me as an overall person, but it has influenced my life in a few ways. For example, I decided to strenthen my drawing skills after watching anime and now I draw all the time (my drawings are, of course, manga-influenced:p).

Xombii
01-26-2009, 04:45 PM
1. Which country are you from?
Canada
2. Anime/Manga or both?
Anime, manga is kinda boring for me.
3. Do you have a favourite genre?
Romance or Mech
4. Which do you prefer - dubbed or subbed anime? Why?
Subbed, cus most dubs suuuuck
5. Can you speak Japanese?
A little:laugh:
6. Did anime/manga make you want to learn Japanese?
not really :eek:
7. Do you think watching anime is a good method of learning Japanese? Why?
Not really cus ur not really, in my experience i mostly pay attention to the subs and not really what they are saying.
8. Do you think that Japanese culture is reflected in manga and anime? How?
ya i guess it is.
9. Does anime/manga make you want to visit Japan?
yup
10. Many people believe anime and manga are for children…what do you think about this?
well some but most anime has complicated story lines that children wont understand.
11. Do you attend anime/manga conventions? Why?
No, too lazy :p
12. Some manga/anime inspires people to take up martial arts….do you practice martial arts? Did anime/manga inspire you to start?
did tia kwan do but that was b4 i starting watching anime.
13. Has anime and manga inspired or changed you? How?
Not really

Akihiko Yamamoto Hozagaki
01-26-2009, 08:43 PM
1. Which country are you from?
USA

2. Anime/Manga or both?
I think, in the end, I prefer manga.

3. Do you have a favourite genre?
Generally fantasy, probably targeting the seinen or shonen (sometimes) audience.

4. Which do you prefer - dubbed or subbed anime? Why?
Either, I guess. I really do believe some English dubs are quite nice.

5. Can you speak Japanese?
Yes.

6. Did anime/manga make you want to learn Japanese?
To be perfectly honest, yes in a way. I think anime more opened me up to the culture of Japan rather than the language.

7. Do you think watching anime is a good method of learning Japanese? Why?
No, because the Japanese they use is rather informal and slang-ish. It's definitely not the best route to take when learning as it will probably just confuse you.

8. Do you think that Japanese culture is reflected in manga and anime? How?
Of course. Culture is reflected in anything a country produces. Certain anime more than other, really reflect the ideas or lifestyle of Japan.

9. Does anime/manga make you want to visit Japan?
Not really.

10. Many people believe anime and manga are for children…what do you think about this?
In a way, yes. Manga in Japan is viewed as more of a childish thing, but of course, there are still manga out there for adults.

11. Do you attend anime/manga conventions? Why?
I do, because I simply enjoy meeting new people and buying special items there.

12. Some manga/anime inspires people to take up martial arts….do you practice martial arts? Did anime/manga inspire you to start?
I used to. But I took martial arts far before I had even heard of anime.

13. Has anime and manga inspired or changed you? How?
Everything changes me and affects me, anime just happens to be a little hobby of mine.

Diocletian
01-26-2009, 08:48 PM
1. Which country are you from?
America.

2. Anime/Manga or both?
Both.

3. Do you have a favourite genre?
Slice of Life

4. Which do you prefer - dubbed or subbed anime? Why?
Dubbed, I like my mother language.

5. Can you speak Japanese?
Somewhat, but not by choice.

6. Did anime/manga make you want to learn Japanese?
No. It was by administrations choice.

7. Do you think watching anime is a good method of learning Japanese? Why?
If it's Great Teacher Onizuka, yes, Soul Eater, no.

8. Do you think that Japanese culture is reflected in manga and anime? How?
Rarely. Hentai, action, adventure, etc. aren't really it.

9. Does anime/manga make you want to visit Japan?
For doujin, yes, to live, no.

10. Many people believe anime and manga are for children…what do you think about this?
Depends on what you're watching, seinen, josei, shounen, etc.

11. Do you attend anime/manga conventions? Why?
No, because of transport.

12. Some manga/anime inspires people to take up martial arts….do you practice martial arts? Did anime/manga inspire you to start?
I'm from California, we use our regular fists.

13. Has anime and manga inspired or changed you? How?
....I, um.....know how to pronounce Japanese names.

Kojack
01-26-2009, 10:26 PM
1. Which country are you from?
Canada.

2. Anime/Manga or both?
I don't read manga anymore, so I suppose just anime.

3. Do you have a favourite genre?
Seinen demographic, but can't say I have a favourite genre.

4. Which do you prefer - dubbed or subbed anime? Why?
Dubbed; it's easier to watch when your eyes aren't glued to the bottom of the screen.

5. Can you speak Japanese?
No.

6. Did anime/manga make you want to learn Japanese?
Yes.

7. Do you think watching anime is a good method of learning Japanese? Why?
Somewhat; I'd imagine anime is filled with just as much slang as North American TV dialogue.

8. Do you think that Japanese culture is reflected in manga and anime? How?
Shinto is an influence for many a series, but I wouldn't call that a reflection. Pop culture can be referenced in some series as well (Lucky Star comes to mind as the most prominent example). I think it's a very stylized and romanticized reflection, much like our own TV.

9. Does anime/manga make you want to visit Japan?
Yes; in fact, I'm applying to study abroad there next year.

10. Many people believe anime and manga are for children…what do you think about this?
If it's written for children, it's for children. If it's written for an older audience, it's for an older audience. A six year old won't be able to follow Darker Than Black, and a young adult (probably) won't enjoy Beyblade.

11. Do you attend anime/manga conventions? Why?
No, a lot of anime/manga fans scare me.

12. Some manga/anime inspires people to take up martial arts….do you practice martial arts? Did anime/manga inspire you to start?
I had been practicing Taekwondo for about 9 years before getting into anime.

13. Has anime and manga inspired or changed you? How?
Death Note inspired me to get a black toque with the first letter of my name on the front; other than that, no.

Kitanoru
01-26-2009, 10:43 PM
1. Which country are you from?
A. Canada

2. Anime/Manga or both?
A. Both

3. Do you have a favourite genre?
Fantasy/Drama

4. Which do you prefer - dubbed or subbed anime? Why?
A. Subbed because in dubbed it doesn't always match up with what's going on and doesn't sound like how the character should sound like according to that type of anime. Well for me anyways it seems that way.

5. Can you speak Japanese?
A. Unfortunately no, but I wish I could! That would be awesome!

6. Did anime/manga make you want to learn Japanese?
A. Yes most definitely! However, sadly I never got around to it.

7. Do you think watching anime is a good method of learning Japanese? Why?
A. In some degree yes, because you can either pick it up through listening to it or switch on the subs and learn that way too.

8. Do you think that Japanese culture is reflected in manga and anime? How?
A. yes, because the art work shows a sense of unique character in a different form than what may be seen in another culture's art style.

9. Does anime/manga make you want to visit Japan?
A. In a way yes it does kind of make me want to visit Japan. I would love to experience the different life style there for a change. I think it would be a great experience and a lot of fun!

10. Many people believe anime and manga are for children…what do you think about this?
A. I don't believe that anime/ manga is just for children. I think that it can be enjoyed by all ages and that it should be seen as a form of art to be acknowledged.

11. Do you attend anime/manga conventions? Why?
A. When I can I try to attend Anime Conventions. Reason being is I love to have fun and see everyone elses costume and their creativity. Also not to mention to check out all the neat things being given away.

12. Some manga/anime inspires people to take up martial arts….do you practice martial arts? Did anime/manga inspire you to start?
A. No I do not participate in a martial arts class however I have thought about possibly enrolling in Kendo and/or Kick boxing.

13. Has anime and manga inspired or changed you? How?
A. hmm... not really that I can recall. I know I love to Role Play as anime characters now and again ha ha! But other than that I don't think so.

Princely Dreaming Doll
01-26-2009, 10:57 PM
1. Which country are you from?
Not from a country a state, California


2. Anime/Manga or both?
Both


3. Do you have a favourite genre?
Horror


4. Which do you prefer - dubbed or subbed anime? Why?
Subbed, unlike stupid people I can see the full anime and read the captions, I like the way the Japanese voices sound better then the dubbed. Dubbed is terrible.


5. Can you speak Japanese?
I like to say I speak anime, but no


6. Did anime/manga make you want to learn Japanese?
Yes


7. Do you think watching anime is a good method of learning Japanese? Why?
Yes and No.
Yes because at least you can pick up Japanese slang and still a few words.
No cause you'll never now how truly speak in sentences.


8. Do you think that Japanese culture is reflected in manga and anime? How?
Oh god yes.
One of the finest examples is Akira. Akira has touched on Japan's fear of nuclear war, the birth of a new era of Japan from traditional to industrial. Earth Girl Arjuna is another example, the chemical problem, the pollution...it was about Japan and the whole world.


9. Does anime/manga make you want to visit Japan?
Yes


10. Many people believe anime and manga are for children…what do you think about this?
I think its ridiculous. Japan made some of these animations for older adults and to underestimate it because its animated is ridiculous.


11. Do you attend anime/manga conventions? Why?
Once, cause I saw it in a manga and I wanted to try it out. Comic Party.


12. Some manga/anime inspires people to take up martial arts….do you practice martial arts? Did anime/manga inspire you to start?
I use to practice martial arts. But anime or manga wasn't what made me want to do it.


13. Has anime and manga inspired or changed you? How?
No, but it has me thinking now and then. Earth Girl Arjuna is one. To pollute this world is to pollute ourselves. That really gets me thinking.

jnLL
01-27-2009, 05:47 AM
1. Which country are you from?
--Philippines

2. Anime/Manga or both?
--both.

3. Do you have a favourite genre?
--yes, mostly action, fantasy and/or romance/shojo.

4. Which do you prefer - dubbed or subbed anime? Why?
--either. Some dubs are just not good enough, and when that happens, I'd prefer the subs.

5. Can you speak Japanese?
--No.

6. Did anime/manga make you want to learn Japanese?
--It makes me want to, but I'm just too lazy.

7. Do you think watching anime is a good method of learning Japanese? Why?
--It can help a bit, especially if you're watching subs.

8. Do you think that Japanese culture is reflected in manga and anime? How?
--Yes, most things are being reflected by their own culture, so Japanese culture's one of them.

9. Does anime/manga make you want to visit Japan?
--Yes.

10. Many people believe anime and manga are for children…what do you think about this?
--Anime/manga is for people of all ages, depending on the genre. So I think it's stupid to think that animes are only for children.

11. Do you attend anime/manga conventions? Why?
--No, I just don't have enough time.

12. Some manga/anime inspires people to take up martial arts….do you practice martial arts? Did anime/manga inspire you to start?
--No, I've never been interested in doing martial arts, only in watching.

13. Has anime and manga inspired or changed you? How?
--Not exactly.

Katisaurus
01-30-2009, 03:25 AM
1. Which country are you from?

New Zealand.

2. Anime/Manga or both?

Both.

3. Do you have a favourite genre?

Nope, I like a lot of different genres, too many to choose from.

4. Which do you prefer - dubbed or subbed anime? Why?

Either. Both are fine by me.

5. Can you speak Japanese?

Nope.

6. Did anime/manga make you want to learn Japanese?

Yeah, I'm too lazy to actually learn it though.

7. Do you think watching anime is a good method of learning Japanese? Why?

Yeah. It's a fun way to try and pick up a language.

8. Do you think that Japanese culture is reflected in manga and anime? How?

Yes because a lot of anime is set in Japan and that shows a lot of the culture. It shows how they live their lives as well as different holidays and festivals that Japanese people celebrate and things like that.

9. Does anime/manga make you want to visit Japan?

Yeah, too bad I can't afford it.

10. Many people believe anime and manga are for children…what do you think about this?

I think that anime and manga are for all ages. Sure, lots of it is aimed at kids but lots is aimed at teenagers and adults too.

11. Do you attend anime/manga conventions? Why?

Yeah, cause it's fun. It's an interesting way to meet other fans.

12. Some manga/anime inspires people to take up martial arts….do you practice martial arts? Did anime/manga inspire you to start?

Nope.

13. Has anime and manga inspired or changed you? How?

It takes up a lot of my time but that's the only change I've noticed.

wizz-o-matic
01-30-2009, 06:50 AM
1. Which country are you from?
Slovenia, Central EU

2. Anime/Manga or both?
Both

3. Do you have a favourite genre?
Not really, I usually watch/read everything

4. Which do you prefer - dubbed or subbed anime? Why?
Depends. I seriously hate English dubs, they just suck. But I like Italian dubs. I find Italians masters in dubbing not only anime, but everything.
Beside that, I mostly watch subs anyway.

5. Can you speak Japanese?
No

6. Did anime/manga make you want to learn Japanese?
It did yes, but never thought about it seriously.

7. Do you think watching anime is a good method of learning Japanese? Why?
No. Anime/manga are full of informal language.

8. Do you think that Japanese culture is reflected in manga and anime? How?
It may be, but only a bit imo. Japanese culture is way more extensive than that.

9. Does anime/manga make you want to visit Japan?
No, Japanese culture makes me want to visit Japan.

10. Many people believe anime and manga are for children…what do you think about this?
Make them watch/read some 18+ anime/manga ... and by that I don't mean any hentai!

11. Do you attend anime/manga conventions? Why?
No, there aren't any here.

12. Some manga/anime inspires people to take up martial arts….do you practice martial arts? Did anime/manga inspire you to start?
No.

13. Has anime and manga inspired or changed you? How?
Probably. Been watching/reading them for a long time so I can't tell much.

Discerning re-sa
01-31-2009, 05:46 PM
1. Which country are you from?
America

2. Anime/Manga or both?
BOTH!

3. Do you have a favourite genre?
Action/Comedy

4. Which do you prefer - dubbed or subbed anime? Why?
Subbed (annoying english voice actors/that's all available).

5. Can you speak Japanese?
VERY little, only what I've picked up. Imagine Tanaka Yukio (Koyuki) from Beck speaking english :D

6. Did anime/manga make you want to learn Japanese?
Somewhat, yes I suppose

7. Do you think watching anime is a good method of learning Japanese? Why?
No, I sure as hell can't speak it... LOL

8. Do you think that Japanese culture is reflected in manga and anime? How?
In some yes, some reflect school life to some extent. Most include a decent amount of subtle Japanese customs and expectations in society *deviant and acceptable behavior*. While other animes tend to veer away from actual Meiji and takagawa history, the settings are somewhat realistic. Manga is literature, literature often reflects an area's or people's culture. So YES.

9. Does anime/manga make you want to visit Japan?
Yes, indeed...

10. Many people believe anime and manga are for children…what do you think about this?
I disagree, I wouldn't want my kid (don't have one) watching elfen lied... LOL
Asude from the gruesome animes, many deal with psychological issues and strong personal confliction (Death Note). I gues they are like american cartoons. Some are for kids (like scooby doo) others are for adults; like Family Guy, Futurama, and anything on adult swim...

11. Do you attend anime/manga conventions? Why?
Nope, not enough time and a few strange characters from what my sis has told me

12. Some manga/anime inspires people to take up martial arts….do you practice martial arts? Did anime/manga inspire you to start?
No, but I've thought about taking up Kendo; which would be inspired by anime.

13. Has anime and manga inspired or changed you? How?
I think so. Some anime is uplifting and has caused me to think a little more into things. I think it has effected my character somewhat.


This was actually entertaining. Thanks back at you...:p ;)

The Grey Crane
02-01-2009, 01:16 AM
Which country are you from?

The Philippines

2. Anime/Manga or both?

Both, live action included

3. Do you have a favourite genre?

Sci-fi, Mecha, and those with farfetched themes like cooking, fishing, etc.

4. Which do you prefer - dubbed or subbed anime? Why?

Any one of them would do but if both are presented at their best, i'd go for the dubbed ones.

5. Can you speak Japanese?

Barely

6. Did anime/manga make you want to learn Japanese?

No, not really.

7. Do you think watching anime is a good method of learning Japanese? Why?

Not really a good method but it's a more accessible one.

8. Do you think that Japanese culture is reflected in manga and anime? How?

Of course. It's so obvious it doesn't need much explanation...

9. Does anime/manga make you want to visit Japan?

Yeah we could put it that way. But i'm more interested with the country itself. There's MORE to Japan than just anime and manga. Been there....

10. Many people believe anime and manga are for children…what do you think about this?

For a lot of reasons, that "anime is for children" belief is mostly prominent in the west. You don't really get much of those opinions here in the east. When a person is less inculturated with something, we can't really blame him for expressing his distaste towards it.

11. Do you attend anime/manga conventions? Why?

Yes. My purpose is mainly toy hunting.

12. Some manga/anime inspires people to take up martial arts….do you practice martial arts? Did anime/manga inspire you to start?

Nope. I'm the excessive take-it-easy type, i don't think i could do well with the art's rigid practice. Most people have shallow and false views towards martial arts, they understand the martial clearly but don't really understand the art part. Most martial arts seen in anime is just, well, more on the martial side....And knowing the martial side of martial arts isn't even half the battle.

13. Has anime and manga inspired or changed you? How?

Well, it has influenced me in more ways than one.

Pseudonym
02-01-2009, 09:39 AM
1. Which country are you from?

USA.

2. Anime/Manga or both?

Anime.

3. Do you have a favourite genre?

Nope.

4. Which do you prefer - dubbed or subbed anime? Why?

Dubbed anime because I find it more enjoyable.

5. Can you speak Japanese?

No.

6. Did anime/manga make you want to learn Japanese?

Not really.

7. Do you think watching anime is a good method of learning Japanese? Why?

No, it's not a good method but you can learn a few words here and there.

8. Do you think that Japanese culture is reflected in manga and anime? How?

Only a small portion. Japanese culture is much more than that.

9. Does anime/manga make you want to visit Japan?

No. I've been to Japan before and it's not for that reason.

10. Many people believe anime and manga are for children…what do you think about this?

It depends on the anime/manga. Not all the anime/manga are for children.

11. Do you attend anime/manga conventions? Why?

No, I was never interested.

12. Some manga/anime inspires people to take up martial arts….do you practice martial arts? Did anime/manga inspire you to start?

No; for both questions.

13. Has anime and manga inspired or changed you? How?

Most likely. Watching anime has been a habit of mine.

None of the above
02-01-2009, 10:09 AM
1. Which country are you from?
Germany, Romania. Take your pick.

2. Anime/Manga or both?
Both

3. Do you have a favourite genre?
Nope

4. Which do you prefer - dubbed or subbed anime? Why?
Subbed anime. Dubbed is usually out of sync and totally lousy.

5. Can you speak Japanese?
No.

6. Did anime/manga make you want to learn Japanese?
At some point, yes.

7. Do you think watching anime is a good method of learning Japanese? Why?
It used to. I remember knowing about 20 words before I lost my interest completely.

8. Do you think that Japanese culture is reflected in manga and anime? How?
Yes. Don't know much about Jap culture, so I will not write anything I'm not sure of.

9. Does anime/manga make you want to visit Japan?
It did.

10. Many people believe anime and manga are for children…what do you think about this?
It's for everyone who can enjoy it. Age doesn't matter.

11. Do you attend anime/manga conventions? Why?
No. To far away + always busy when they happen.

12. Some manga/anime inspires people to take up martial arts….do you practice martial arts? Did anime/manga inspire you to start?
I practiced martial arts before I even knew what anime/manga was.

13. Has anime and manga inspired or changed you? How?
It is... difficult to say.

loveyourfate
02-01-2009, 11:08 AM
1. Which country are you from?
Belgium

2. Anime/Manga or both?
Both, though I watch all genres of anime and read only shounen and shoujo-smut manga.

3. Do you have a favourite genre?
Everything as long as it has suspense or drama (or both obviously)

4. Which do you prefer - dubbed or subbed anime? Why?
subbed: can't stand English voice actors (certainly not americans, no offense).

5. Can you speak Japanese?
A bit, learning at the moment.

6. Did anime/manga make you want to learn Japanese?
Yes

7. Do you think watching anime is a good method of learning Japanese? Why?
I think it helps, but no one is going to speak japanese fluently by watching anime.

8. Do you think that Japanese culture is reflected in manga and anime? How?
yes, for example: how people speak (language is culture), the history of japan (in historical anime), etc...

9. Does anime/manga make you want to visit Japan?
I guess it made me interested in Japanese culture which in turn made me want to go to Japan.

10. Many people believe anime and manga are for children…what do you think about this?
Nope, don't think so. Some Anime of course, but would you let your children watch 'hentai'?

11. Do you attend anime/manga conventions? Why?
no, I don't know what to think about those things. It sounds and looks weird.

12. Some manga/anime inspires people to take up martial arts….do you practice martial arts? Did anime/manga inspire you to start?
I practiced martial arts (Judo), but quit some years ago. This was before I watched Anime though.

13. Has anime and manga inspired or changed you? How?
It has changed me. It has me interested in Shinto, which has made me wiser. It will also continue to change me as I will study Japanology next year, deciding the course of my life.

Good luck with your presentation (I did one on Japan a week ago ;) )

HikariKain
02-01-2009, 11:45 AM
1. Which country are you from?
Canada (Ontario)
2. Anime/Manga or both?
Both
3. Do you have a favourite genre?
Shounen-ai xD / Magical Girl
4. Which do you prefer - dubbed or subbed anime? Why?
mostly subbed
5. Can you speak Japanese?
I'm learning 8D
6. Did anime/manga make you want to learn Japanese?
Yes.
7. Do you think watching anime is a good method of learning Japanese? Why?
Not really. You can learn some basic vocabulary, but you need a lesson plan to really learn.
8. Do you think that Japanese culture is reflected in manga and anime? How?
Yes. Eg. have you ever watched a subbed anime where the didn't say "itadakimase" at least once. This is a distinctly japanese thing =\
9. Does anime/manga make you want to visit Japan?
Yes.
10. Many people believe anime and manga are for children…what do you think about this?
Games are for kids too, but try telling that to someone participating in the Olympics, or in some other sporting event.
11. Do you attend anime/manga conventions? Why?
Yes. because i get to be surrounded by people with similar hobbies and passions.
12. Some manga/anime inspires people to take up martial arts….do you practice martial arts? Did anime/manga inspire you to start?
I don't practice martial arts, I just work out during the spring and summer. Strangely enough, I did start because of anime...
13. Has anime and manga inspired or changed you? How?

Yes. Specifically, Rock Lee. He turned me into a Hard Work Ninja =D

little miss sunshine
02-01-2009, 10:17 PM
1. Which country are you from?
Malaysia, living Australia

2. Anime/Manga or both?
Both. I usually prefer watching anime, but some animes fall out of the original storyline, so I'd have to go for both.

3. Do you have a favourite genre?
Comedy and Romance.

4. Which do you prefer - dubbed or subbed anime? Why?
Subbed, hands down.
I prefer to keep to the original seiyus cos most of them do a fantastic job while the dubbed ones often bring diappointment and don't carry the characters well enough.
[This is also a good reason why I want to learn Japanese, so I can watch animes even without subs]

5. Can you speak Japanese?
No. I can catch certain phrases that are often used but not to the extent of being able to converse.
Will learn eventually. =)

6. Did anime/manga make you want to learn Japanese?
Yes, very much and it's the original reason why I want to learn it.

7. Do you think watching anime is a good method of learning Japanese? Why?
Yes, because it provokes interest to learn the method of conversation in the anime. A good way to make learning the language all the more fun.
By simply watching anime, I've managed to pick up useful lines without even realising it.

8. Do you think that Japanese culture is reflected in manga and anime? How?
Certain ones, be it through the costumes, daily activities, traditions, how they treat others, and many other ways.
Even basic methods of how the characters converse can portray the Japanese culture.
Samurai X is a good example of the traditional Japanese culture and it's history involving the well-known samurais.

9. Does anime/manga make you want to visit Japan?
Very, very much!
If I had the money.
XD

10. Many people believe anime and manga are for children…what do you think about this?
I think they are well mistaken.
Anime can be categoried through the age of its audience, like how the younger ones go for stuff like Pokemon, whereas an older person may go for something like Code Geass.
A lot of anime hold themes and plots that are more suitable for mature viewing, which are definitely not for children.

11. Do you attend anime/manga conventions? Why?
No, haven't had the chance but I will when I get the chance.

12. Some manga/anime inspires people to take up martial arts….do you practice martial arts? Did anime/manga inspire you to start?
No, I never intended to take up martial arts even though I watch a lot of animes that involve fighting.

13. Has anime and manga inspired or changed you? How?
Some that have admirable characters make me want to follow their example.
And it's definitely made me want to learn loads more about Japan.
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Hope this helped.
All the best with your presentation!
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Furevor
02-02-2009, 07:28 AM
1. Which country are you from?
England

2. Anime/Manga or both?
Both

3. Do you have a favourite genre?
Romance =)

4. Which do you prefer - dubbed or subbed anime? Why?
Subbed. Voice acting is much better and you get the authentic feel of it, among other things.

5. Can you speak Japanese?
I'm currently learning and am going to take a course at University next year.

6. Did anime/manga make you want to learn Japanese?
No, but it does help.

7. Do you think watching anime is a good method of learning Japanese? Why?
Yes, i think it is because it's more fun than studying from books, you get to hear lots of different kinds of expressions, etc. in context, and it also helps with pronunciation.

8. Do you think that Japanese culture is reflected in manga and anime? How?
I think some aspects are, although many are either exaggurated or used as a comedic device.

9. Does anime/manga make you want to visit Japan?
Not really. According to anime I'm likely to get attacked by rogue ninja or some war will break out or something.
I do wanna go of course though =)

10. Many people believe anime and manga are for children…what do you think about this?
I think it's just ignorance. Anyone who says this has clearly either never even watched or read anime or manga before, or the ones they have read are for children.
And they've obviously never heard of hentai =/

11. Do you attend anime/manga conventions? Why?
No, but that's only because they don't really have many big events here.

12. Some manga/anime inspires people to take up martial arts….do you practice martial arts? Did anime/manga inspire you to start?
No, I don't.

13. Has anime and manga inspired or changed you? How?
Yes it has. I wanna be like Light from Death Note! lol