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Someone was saying they couldn't find this thread..
here it is!
Hopefully Eric will delete some of the crappy one entry threads cluttering up the forum again soon so the useful stuff is easier to find..
 
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I like anime but i preffer J-dramma
 
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Last Edit: 2012/02/03 16:13 By samurai8.
 
Meaning of life is simply,"now" Not worry about past you cannot change it,Not worry about future it will simply arrive,Do very best for yourself,also all living creatures,
"Now" in this moment,this is all we have,Qunli Bond
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If you think about it, more 'realistic' anime genres like School Life and Slice of Life, to say the least, seem to be kind of an escapist method to get away from the harsh realities of Japanese daily life. I mean, you very rarely see an anime full of characters who act just like regular Japanese people. Of course, that might be kind of boring but still... I mean, aren't the Japanese on average very reserved, aloof, nonjudgmental and fairly unemotional, to say the least? I've heard from at least a few sources that Japanese men "tend to act like 14-year-olds", too. I've also heard that Japanese romances aren't nearly as "Lovey-dovey", so to speak, as here in the West. They don't speak their minds nearly as often as, say, here in the states, either, from what I hear. Yet anime is full of characters that (pardon me if I sound ethnocentric), frankly, seem a lot more Western than Japanese personality-wise.

I know it's supposed to be entertainment and all, and anime is of course fictional, but still. Do Japanese otaku truly identify with the shows? Is this a symptom of perhaps excessive societal repression of the Japanese people, a people who may want to be a lot more emotional and open with their peers and relatives but can't for fear of how they may come across? Do a lot of Japanese fans of anime feel that it speaks to their wishes to be a lot more open, emotional and less reserved in a society that doesn't really encourage any of the three? To be truly an individual in a much more communitarian and conformist society like Japan?

But maybe this is just me thinking out loud. Maybe I'm just full of it here. I mean, famous American cartoons today, such as South Park and Family Guy, represent what it means to be American fabulously in many ways. We're incredibly emotional, can be very crass and crude at times, love profanity, love low-brow humor, don't discipline our kids nearly as well as we perhaps should, and we speak our minds a lot more often. ...Or are anime characters made to be "less Japanese" simply to fit a worldwide audience's needs and wishes?

Again, I apologize if my little rambling here has come off as 'imperialist' or ethnocentric as an American. I admit that I have yet to go to Japan, so I'm basing a lot of these views on secondhand sources. If the Japanese are a lot different than what I've described, feel free to correct me.
 
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Hello guys.

I've been watching a couple of new anime recently, 'Ga-rei zero' which is a prequel of the manga series 'Ga-rei' and 11eyes which is very similar to ga-rei zero.

To be honest, Ga-rei zero should have a second season based on the manga, I advise you to watch the anime before you read the manga, although the manga is different from the anime. The anime is much more, let's say, serious and has more drama, action etc and tells the background history of some main characters.

If anyone has watched both 11eyes and Ga-rei zero tell me which anime has the same or similar style, I'd love to watch more animes like those, as I'm tired of watching Naruto fillers.
 
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