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Japanese Pop Culture

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  1. Japanese Pop Culture

  2. 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)

  3. 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

  4. Some Anime characters you might know: Astro Boy

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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)

  9. Hello Kitty products:

  10. 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.

  11. Harajuku Fashion

  12. 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.

  13. Video Games you may have heard of: