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    The Influence of the Big 5 in Manga

    Any manga reader as well as many other people could name you the names of the 5 largest names in the manga industry. Fairy Tail, Dragon Ball, One Piece, Naruto, and Bleach. But how much of what we read is influenced by these iconic mangas and the elements they include? Just how much have these action packed, butt-kicking mangas warped the world of modern manga?

    • There's a lot to be said with a topic like this. You could even narrow the scope and just analyze how Dragon Ball has had an influence on all the others, because each of the other manga has drawn influence from Dragon Ball as the precursor. Manga and anime in later years have put more emphasis on the fighting aspect, but you still have big-breasted women, fan-service chapters/episodes, the main character frequently deus ex's themselves to stronger abilities, etc. – Nayr1230 11 months ago
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    • I agree that you need to narrow down your topic. There has been many influential mangas for different genres, so it would be important to limit the scope. I think you are focusing on the battle manga, such as Dragon Ball, which may require examination of other classics like The Fist of Northern Stars, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Sakigake Otokojuku, and others. – idleric 11 months ago
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    • Narrow your topic. For example, the tournament preparation and event theme in Dragon Ball is something mimicked in other popular anime's targeted towards a similar audience (for me, HunterxHunter). – JMIWrites 11 months ago
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    • It can easily be said that most of modern manga was inspired off of Dragon Ball, HunterxHunter and Yu Yu Hakasho. Super power manga as followed the same formula for almost 2 decades, perhaps longer, and I can say that a lot overlaps. However with the new manga, for example Boku no hero Academia, there are some traits that add a rejuvenated feel to it. – Khaotix 3 months ago
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    The Importance of Being Vague

    Discuss how the lack of complete explanations regarding supernatural, science fiction, etc. and how this lack of development on the logic can enhance the telling of a story. It is probably obvious but movies don’t always explain the whys and how comes of their story.Being vague is often a necessity because who can fully explain how city-sized spaceships hover over cities, annihilating them soon after (Independence Day)? Leaving the premise open seems like a necessity in film for this reasoning.

    Of course, vagueness often comes in different amounts and should be explored. Book based film’s like Harry Potter have little vagueness because of spectacular world building outside the films. On the flip side however, films like the recent hit animation Zootopia require the viewer to accept the premise and move into the story.

    So what is the importance of leaving the unexplained just that, and what is its value to storytelling?

    • Admittedly, I don't consider vagueness to be an integral component of "reading" popular films. Traditional texts I might be convinced otherwise, of course.Vagueness as a concept is important because fine details will only be understood by those actively searching for it. Consider this: as an English student, my habit in many films I watch, such as Zootopia, is the point where the narrative converges on a common trope: be it the inevitable backstory scene which reveals past traumas justifying current personality, or foreshadowing a plot twist too emphasized by the creators (an unabashedly tragic character with infinite patience and no assertiveness, for example).In contrast, my sister in Computer Sciences makes note of animation techniques and feats in the film I take for granted because they're so natural. A scene lasting less than 10s where each individual fur on a lemming has been animated to a degree surpassing Elsa's hair. Water dripping from a leaf recently soaked by an artificial sprinkler in a series of frames within a larger, arguably more grand shot of Zootopia's terraformed districts. This is fascinating to me, yes. But not to the extent of someone who can fully appreciate it.The explanation of vagueness evokes little more than a wondrous clarity which, of course, dissipates quickly. As an added, vagueness is also a tool of clarity employed to convey the gravity of a situation. I'm sure there's a scene in most popular films where information is condensed or convoluted to impress the "average" viewer.– JMIWrites 11 months ago
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    Death Note: Saitama meets Light

    What would happen if Light Yagami from "Death note" wrote Saitama’s name in the Death Note? In addition, what would happen when other aspects of different anime’s worlds combined and clashed with one another. for example, if Edward Elric attempted alchemy on Tōma Kamijō’s right hand? In essence, when key elements from different story lines meet, which one takes dominance? Saitama’s (for all intents and purposes) invincibility or the absolute inescapable death provided by the Shinigami’s death note?

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      The Portrayal of Mythologies in Anime

      From "Is it Wrong to Pick up Girls in a Dungeon?" to "Campione!" and the famous "fate/" series. There have been various anime that have drawn inspiration from ancient mythologies from around the world. To what extent has ancient mythologies, specifically non-Japanese ones, influenced the production of various anime and manga? Out of the thousands of anime and manga out there, how many have taken influence from these stories. There have even been common rehashings of creatures from legends remade into broad categories or representations of creatures. The first of which comes to mind is the use of "Chimera" to describe various hybrid creatures across shows and very notably in the Fullmetal Alchemist" manga and anime. Exactly how much has modern storytelling taken from stories of millennium past?

      • The famous "journey to the west" story pops up everywhere in anime. – LaRose 11 months ago
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      I personally rank Wrath up there in terms of villians, right up there with Archer and kirei from Fate/Zero, and Light Yagami of Deathnote. Wrath just always struck me as a complete badass, what with his incredible swordplay and noble demeanor. He certainly lives up to his title as Furor King of Amestris. I really did appreciate the clarification of the symbolism behind his death at the hands of Scar as well as the deaths of the other humunculi.

      Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood: The Symbolic and Ironic Deaths of the Homunculi
      Jutor

      Thought provoking. I kind of want to read both of those writers now. Though I got a little lost at times while reading, I enjoyed this and may read it again.

      The Obliteration of Memories from the Past in the Quest for a Homogenous National Identity
      Jutor

      I don’t know about how much of it is worth watching to you, but I found the first three series to be pretty good. I’ve also heard some pretty good things about the fourth season but it didn’t hook me. However, as with any extended anime, the real question is if its worth the time. I think it may be worth it to at least watch a few of the different arks. You don’t even really have to watch them in any particular order as each ark is about the length of a typical season (12-13 episodes) and enjoyable in their own right.

      Yu-Gi-Oh!: Terrifying or Inspiring?
      Jutor

      I did not realize Yu-Gi Oh! started out as a horror manga. It has darker themes, but so do a lot of shows. Maybe its just because it changed so much from the original and the horror was shoved aside or maybe I just never looked at the big picture. I think I got that they were playing for their souls and some of the characters were pretty messed up, but it never struck me as horror.

      Yu-Gi-Oh!: Terrifying or Inspiring?
      Jutor

      I guess I have been living under a rock. Although, I’ve never been one to remember the names of the actors or writers. I royally suck when it comes to remembering names. I believe in judging a show or movie based on what it puts out, not based on who I know behind it.

      Top 5 Anime Composers That You Should Listen To
      Jutor

      Just why? There is no reason to rage that hard at someone. Did you make an account just to insult her? Plus, you can’t make such sweeping generalizations like this. I am cringing so hard at this post.

      Fullmetal Alchemist: Differences between the 2003 Version & Brotherhood
      Jutor

      Thanks for putting Grave of the Fireflies on here. I had forgotten the title and have been wondering what it was for so long. I gotta say, this is without a doubt, the saddest movie I have ever seen. I don’t think anything else even comes close. I first watched Fireflies when I was about 9 and I gotta say, it was so sad I think I may be scarred for life by it. Still an awesome movie though.

      Top 5 Essential Studio Ghibli Viewing
      Jutor

      I disagree with No Game No Life being a detective series because fundementally, its not. The anime does show the process of Sora And Shiro’s deduction, dut ultimatly, it falls under the catagory of a game anime. I mean, it has the word “game” in the title for crying out loud. The focus of the anime isn’t on the gathering of clues or solving the mystery of how their opponents cheat, it is about the game.

      I’ll admit that there are elements of mystery such as finding the previous king’s hidden clues regarding the warbeasts, but this is just information gathering for the fight. I would turn to how Sora and Shiro say that they “always take games seriously” as part of the explanation to this. Games aren’t for fun to them, games are more like war and a crucial part of any battle is knowing your opponent. That is why Sora and Shiro seek information. Not to solve the mystery, but to win the game.

      There is also more of a problem and solution model than a mystery and and investigation model. There is no mystery as to wether Kuromin is cheating or not as this is immediatly solved duduced. It is how they deal with, or fight against her cheating that is the problem. Also, the game they are playing is a simulated war. Get it? its a battle of wits and strategy against their opponent, not a search for the solution.

      I would also like to point to the case of the battle against Jibril as they did no investigation whatsoever before they challenged her. They didn’t even know what she looked like but still challenged her for the prize. Their game wasn’t a mystery but a competition between the two parties.

      I definitely agree that the anime is post-modern, but I cannot say that it fits the definition of detective mystery. I agree that it has some searching and unknown elements but those are not the focus of the story. The focus of the story is the games that Sora and Shiro play which closer resemble a battle or war than a mystery. A comparison I would make is that No Game No Life is rather like Death Note ( though with an EXTREMELY different tone) in that the plot is focused on the intellectual struggles of the protagonist against their opponent.

      No Game No Life: Post-Modern Detectives