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Japanese Pop Culture. ANIME ( アニメ ). Anime started in 20th century Japanese filmmakers begin to experiment with animation First screening of Anime was a two-minute clip in 1917 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs influenced Japanese animators. Some of the early pioneers of Anime were:

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anime
ANIME (アニメ)
  • Anime started in 20th century
    • Japanese filmmakers begin to experiment with animation
    • First screening of Anime was a two-minute clip in 1917
    • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs influenced Japanese animators.
  • Some of the early pioneers of Anime were:
    • Shimokawa Oten (しもかわ オテん)
    • Jun‘ichi Kouchi (じゅん’いち こうち)
    • Seitaro Kitayama (せいたろ きたやま)
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CHARACTERISTICS OF ANIME:

  • Large Eyes
    • Inspired by American cartoon characters
      • Betty Boop
      • Mickey Mouse
      • Bambi
  • Big Hair
  • Aggravated Expression
  • Most anime characters are about seven to eight heads tall, and extreme heights are set around nine heads tall
  • Wide variety of facial expressions to denote moods and thoughts
karaoke
Karaoke (カラオケ)
  • First karaoke machine made in 1971
  • Brought the development of the first karaoke box in 1984.

Soon, new businesses were formed from this concept and karaoke boxes were found across the country.

  • Daisuke Inoue
    • Founder of Karaoke
5 reasons for its popularity
5 reasons for its popularity
  • Satisfies love for singing
  • A moment of shine like their favorite idol
  • Relieves stress
  • A time where people can use it as their advantage for political and business ends
  • Serves as a means of communication
sports
Sports (スポーツ)
  • Two people face each other in a ring and push, grapple and try to throw each other. The one who forces his opponent to the ground or pushes him out of the ring is the winner.
  • Sumo (すも) Wrestling
    • Started around the Edo Period (1603-1868)
    • Matches were held to raise money
hello kitty har kiti

produced by the Japanese company Sanrio

  • Hello Kitty has an official theme park, Sanrio Puroland
  • Hello Kitty has its own television show in Japan and in America
  • Introduced in Japan in 1974 and brought to the United States in 1976
Hello Kitty (ハローキティ Harō Kiti)
harajuku
Harajuku (はらじゅく)
  • Harajuku is a place known for stunning fashions.
  • Harajuku = Creative and theatrical, mix and match, with a sense of humor, encompassing images of many young adults around the Harajuku area.
  • Lolita - Baby Doll, also Gothic Lolita.
  • - Kogal - displaying disposable income, they look like suntanned valley girls.
  • - Ganguro - Bleached hair, deep tan, black/white eyeliner, platform shoes, bright colored clothes.
video game
Video Game (ビデオゲーム)
  • 1985 the Japan-based company Nintendo(にんてんど) released a system called "Family Computer" or "Famicom" in Japan
  • Japanese companies such as Sega and NEC soon followed Nintendo\'s lead and released their own home-gaming consoles in the U.S
  • Currently only Japanese companies have any major successful handheld gaming consoles
  • American games have started to slowly gain more and more shelf space though. Now the percentage is about 50-50.
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