Home arrow Japan Forum
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com

Japan Photos

Want to see more pictures of Japan? See the way people used to live and the way they live now. You can even buy the best of our Japan photos in high resolution. Take a look here for a sample.
TheJapanChannel Photos...

Japan Videos

Check out our great selection of unique Japan videos. See the country from a new perspective and learn about Japanese art, culture and history. See this weeks latest video. Check-it-out!
TheJapanChannel Videos...
Japan Forum
Welcome, Guest
Please Login or Register.    Lost Password?
Gaijin Manga (1 viewing) (1) Guest
Go to bottom Post Reply Favoured: 0
TOPIC: Gaijin Manga
#3403
littlegreengirl (User)
Fresh Boarder
Posts: 8
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Gaijin Manga 9 Years, 8 Months ago Karma: 1  
I am a person who is really interested in manga in just about every way.
And I hear about how hard it is to get accepted into japanese society.
I just wonder since I'm going there sometime in the future and hopefully staying. Is my passion going to somehow get in the way of normal life? Persay If I want to draw manga proffessionally will it not work? Is everyone going to think I'm a crazy otaku gaijin?
Just wondering since I hear about japanese not liking gaijin doing things they're good at.
Thanks~~
 
Report to moderator   Logged Logged  
  The administrator has disabled public write access.
#3406
Whoo689 (User)
Fresh Boarder
Posts: 17
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Re:Gaijin Manga 9 Years, 8 Months ago Karma: 2  
I'm not quite sure, but I don't think being otaku, gaijin or Japanese, is that bad in Japan. It's probably got more of a stigma here in the states (and/or the Western world in general), for example. Have you heard of doujinshi? These are manga created by regular fans, such as in the anime series "Comic Party." I think that's fairly popular.

Did you know Akira, a late-1980s full-length cyberpunk anime movie, was one of the highest-grossing in Japan (or at least that year)? Anime movie producers, from what I hear, make a killing over there, so you've nothing to worry about. You've heard of Spirited Away, right?
 
Report to moderator   Logged Logged  
 
Last Edit: 2010/12/28 03:47 By Whoo689.
  The administrator has disabled public write access.
#3531
DualFace (User)
Fresh Boarder
Posts: 3
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Re:Gaijin Manga 9 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 0  
You are way too fixated on what other people think of you. It needs to go if you're going to survive. Doesn't matter if your target living space is Japan or not.

Besides the Japanese are so effing conservative, and closed-mouthed about what they're thinking, even if some particular Japanese man/woman was jealous of your growing skills---they'd never tell you, and/or you'd never know anywayz. Forget about it.

There are TONS of American-Japanese artists, mangaka, doujinshi, seijinshi artists, ect---and they're doing just fine.

One example that I can think of, who's been one of my favorite for a very long time, maybe you know of him already?...is Adam Warren. Check him out on Google even!
 
Report to moderator   Logged Logged  
  The administrator has disabled public write access.
#3540
samurai8 (User)
Platinum Boarder
Posts: 459
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
. 9 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 4  
.
 
Report to moderator   Logged Logged  
 
Last Edit: 2012/02/03 16:39 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
  The administrator has disabled public write access.
#3556
miko7410 (User)
Expert Boarder
Posts: 121
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Re:Gaijin Manga 9 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 8  
IF YOU HAVE TALENTS DON'T GIVE UP! Life is what you make it! It's not true that Japanese are so much against gaijins. Gaijin is more suitable term for a tourist, a person who stays in Japan only for a while.
The ones who don't speak well the language, the ones who don't know well the culture, the ones who make troubles, the ones who don't OBEY their laws - they are all gaijins.
But if you think like a japanese, if you act like a japanese then you'll soon get used to them and they'll get used to you. If you're really talanted, even better than them they'll respect you. maybe some will be envy but that's common all over the world. So my advise is "Don't give up! At least try!"
 
Report to moderator   Logged Logged  
  The administrator has disabled public write access.
Go to top Post Reply
Powered by FireBoardget the latest posts directly to your desktop