Three Things Japanese Anime Does Better Than Western Animation

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Mar 302020
 

The long-live argument of who does better has existed for years. While hard anime fans are convinced that Japanese anime is the superior form, those who prefer Western animation are convinced otherwise. In fact, they are too different for a definitive answer. Each style has its strengths and faults, depending on personal preference. This article focuses on three things that Japanese anime does better than Western animation.

Volume

Japanese anime has sheer volume of episodes, which tends to trump Western animation. With hundreds of episodes sometimes enabling a story to progress through a lot of story arcs, there is more to watch. That is a solid advantage in this age of binge-watching and streaming.

Utilizing its limited animation style makes Japanese anime become easier and cheaper for studios to make, giving them the freedom to pump episodes out at an astounding rate. For example, extremely popular anime Fairy Tail has nine seasons with a combined episode and that doesn’t include the count for the latest season, Fairy Tail 100 Years Quest.

Middle Ground

Western animation typically sticks to two categories: for adults and for children. The stigma cartoons for kids began to break apart through the efforts of Disney, Pixar, and Dreamworks with their family films. However, there remains a dramatic age gap in what people watch. While the adult shows are typically crude comedies, kids shows are light, adventure-filled, and avoid taboo subjects like death and war, such as Steven Universe and Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Genre Variety

Japanese anime has more sheer range of variety than Western animation. Japanese anime offers something for everyone of every genre, with shows for many demographics, including things that Western animation doesn’t aim for.

From dark fantasy psychological thriller Madoka Magica to cyberpunk space-western Cowboy Bebop, Japanese enimes cover all genre of audiences. Certain Japanese animes such as the hit show Yuri On Ice also features LGBT romances, which is totally absent in Western animation.

The Rise of Kimetsu no Yaiba in 2019

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Dec 272019
 

The year 2019 has passed with many up and down of the Japanese anime – manga industry. This year, anime / manga fans saw the strong rise of Kimetsu no Yaiba. The incredible success is evident when the manga surpassed the sales of One Piece.

Kimetsu no Yaiba is currently storming manga forums – anime in many different countries because the plot is going to the climax and the top battle between the two main factions and evil. With a traditional shounen-style storyline, Kimetsu no Yaiba is a battle between good and evil and a constant struggle between demon and demon hunter factions.

However, Kimetsu no Yaiba impresses behind the fact that each character on both sides of good and evil is both a story with a lot of melody and sadness. In addition, family affection, friendship and teamwork are the highlights of the story. The warmest moments after moments of intense fighting are portrayed honestly, deeply and emotionally.

It can be said that 2019 was an extremely successful year for Kimetsu no Yaiba. This manga was very successful in previous years, but it was not until this year that KnY was able to call it a bright shine. The ufotable anime version made a big splash and attracted a lot of readers to pay more attention to this manga. Thanks to the animation’s effect, Kimetsu no Yaiba has done something unbelievable. The number of comics sold outsold One Piece. This is something many other manga desires but have never done before.

The success of the anime has undoubtedly helped Kimetsu no Yaiba a lot, but in order to adapt and invest well, the series itself must be well deserved. And author Gotoge proved it during his journey from 2016 to 2017 – 2018. However, 2019 is the year that KnY shines brightest and becomes a new star in the manga – anime world.

Downside of Japanese Billion-Dollar Anime Industry

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Jul 132019
 

The world-class anime series like Sailor Moon, One Peace or Pokémon have brought in more than $ 19 billion a year in revenue for the industry in the period 2002-2017.

However, the strong development of the Japanese anime industry hiding hidden reality is worrisome: many animators behind the magic attraction on the screen are empty. They face working conditions that can lead to exhaustion and even suicide.

However, the strong development of the Japanese anime industry is hiding the worrisome reality. Many animators behind the magic attraction on the screen are empty. They face working conditions that can lead to exhaustion and even suicide.

Shingo Adachi, a famous Japanese painter, said the shortage of manpower in this industry is a serious problem today. He said the lack of talent is a serious problem going on. With nearly 200 animated TV series produced in Japan every year, there are not enough skilled animators to make such a large number of movies. Instead, studios must rely on freelance artists, they are paid according to the product, not the monthly salary. Because passion they are willing to accept cheap pay.

The intermediate artists are paid about 200 yen for each picture. This rate of pay is not bad if every artist can draw 200 drawings a day, but every anime drawing can take more than an hour. That’s not to mention paying attention to other details that must be changed when the movie is shown in Western countries, such as food, architecture, landscapes.

In addition, conditions for working in the anime industry are also extremely stressful. Anime artists often fall asleep at their desks because of exhaustion. Henry Thurlow, an American anime painter who lives and works in Japan, said he had been hospitalized many times because he sat on his desk for too long.

Madhouse’s film studio, based in Tokyo, was recently accused of violating labor laws because it forced employees to work nearly 400 hours a month and for 37 consecutive days, without a day off. The suicide of a male anime artist in 2014 in Japan was considered due to work pressure after investigators found that he had worked more than 600 hours in the month before committing suicide.