Kodoani.com – The anime industry has become quite popular outside of Japan, and this has awakened feelings of “betrayal” in some cherry blossom country otaku.
At the Yaraon Japan forum, Japanese otakus began to discuss the direction of the anime and manga industry, as it seemed to them that companies in this field were interested in pleasing and earning profits from foreign audiences and markets rather than from the domestic market itself.
In the opinion of some Japanese otakus, anime works are steadily declining in quality, yielding stories that they themselves describe as “trash. war-themed or simply war-themed of interest.
The characters of many anime series even have cliché, meaningless lines that are suitable for the needs of censorship abroad, and this is the point they agree the most, because they think that the tendency to like “foreigners” This country” is reducing the creativity and freedom of manga, light novel and anime creators.
One point they also mentioned was the issue of the “political agenda”, as Japanese otaku believe studios are also being influenced by this new wave of thought. When today’s anime series are more copyrighted by online streaming services, such as Netflix, Amazon TV, Disney+…, even being ordered to produce original anime series, these works are random. must also be edited to suit the tastes of foreign audiences, especially European and American audiences, which are heavily influenced by the “political correctness” and “cancel culture” movements. Many Japanese anime fans singled out Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury as a typical example.
One opinion raised by Japanese otaku is that the unresolved contract, outsourcing, and compensation issues for production staff are undermining the ability of Japanese anime studios to maintain autonomy. Copy. The gradual reliance on studios in China or Korea is the cause of lower animation quality, as well as delays in the production process.
Here are the comments of Japanese anime fans:
+ “More and more anime or manga series with powerful characters are made to serve Westerners”
+ “I noticed that harems and beast-ear characters are slowly disappearing in the anime”
“I wonder if that’s proof that Japan’s power has declined”
+ “Globalization is trash.”
+ “Which foreign country? The West or just China?”
+ “There was a time when you couldn’t watch Japanese anime on the Japanese border, but you could watch it abroad”
“Honestly, I don’t understand how the anime industry makes money overseas”
+ “Does that mean it’ll be fine to show Gundam SEED in China, right?”
+ “It’s also easy to understand why Americans are giving up reading comics to watch anime”
+ “I don’t want anime to be globalized just to serve stupid foreigners.c”
+ “The Witch from Mercury is too controversial and noisy, just because the producer tries to please Westerners”
+ “But thanks to that, anime events have been so successful overseas, right? Is there any cultural content in Asia other than Japan that attracts so many people?
+ “This is the result of the Japanese people being too stagnant and closed”
+ “Enen no Shouboutai is a pretty bad series, criticized a lot by the Japanese but still made it to the 3rd season because of overseas demand”
+ “The sales of anime overseas are up to 1.3 million billion yen and Korean dramas are only 88.4 billion yen. The studios don’t mind the money abroad”
+ “It’s all the fault of the Japanese people when they don’t pay to buy anime discs and items from the studios. So the studios they have to run abroad if they don’t want to go bankrupt. Because of the Japanese idiots. but all out”
+ “The end of the 20th century was Hong Kong movies, the 2000s was K-pop and Hallyu, now is the time when Japanese anime covered the world. We should be proud of it.”
And what do you think about this?
[Theo Yaraon! và Crazy for Anime Trivia] and Kodoani.com