Anime has a large place in the media Industry, partly because its one of the main media of Japan and is popular in the west. An audience will have many reasons to want to watch or have a look at specific anime. Usually a start for people who want to be into anime would be from the anime Dragonball.
Seminar. What my theoretical concept consists of.
As my seminar classifies anime, I will be producing a documentary styled film relating the key aspects of anime to genre theory. By researching into the genre theory I will conceder the work of Steve Neal and Robert Altman (not the director but the theorist) and look at intertexttuality and borrowing from other genres. I am hoping to find some academic research papers.
I will relate this topic by using the anime franchise Dragonball as the case study and discuss how anime has converged into the industry and the fan culture.
Jack Brading A2 media blog written 1/11/2011
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Steve Neale is a Professor of Philosophy and Linguistics at the City University of New York, who has analysed all forms of modern genre and how they are influenced by certain economic and social factors. His perception is as follows:
Steve Neale’s perception is that “genres exist within the context of a set of economic relations and practices”.
Steve Neale argues that Hollywood’s generic regime performs two inter-related functions: i) To guarantee meanings and pleasures for audiences. ii) To offset the considerable economic risks of industrial film production by providing cognitive collateral against innovation and difference.
This means that segregating types of film into genres is important so that audiences can recognize the type of film and in categorizing the film in this way, recouping production costs is guaranteed through the film meeting the right market.
Neale goes on to add that genre is constituted by “specific systems of expectations and hypothesis which spectators bring with them to the cinema and which interact with the films themselves during the course of the viewing process”.
Neale goes on to add that genre is constituted by “specific systems of expectations and hypothesis which spectators bring with them to the cinema and which interact with the films themselves during the course of the viewing process”. This means that when people look for anime they are expecting certain criteria in their viewing which match the anime mold.
For example, in Anime the audience will expect different animation style to American made cartoons
Using example of clips of American made cartons and Japanese anime.
Anime is evolved from Japanese manga which are Japanese comics.
Example of manga shown.
Manga is very detailed, has ideal drawing styles, different looks on the characters with weird styles on their faces, uses more emotion in the speech bubbles like spikey looking ones for angry and embracement, all in black and white, artists style of drawing.
Clips involving the point of lower censorship in japan compared to other contraries and their TV censorship.
Clips of the frame rate differences like comparing an anime scene of slow movement to a cartoon of fast play.
Clips of the fighting on anime.
Slideshow of Anime’s people may be aware of.
Slideshow of Anime’s people may not know about.
Slideshow of various anime creators and some work they developed.
Artists of anime have learned how to overcome the limits to animation in creative ways.
Anime has trickier ways and expensive to make emotion on faces.