Japanese Manga and animation
Entertainment media affect our world so much because, nowadays, people rely on entertainment media to make them happy and to reduce stress. It’s both affecting on the way we think and our mental activity. Television series is considered as the main entertainment products for people to enjoy and this is including animation too. Mostly, people have known already that animation is a Japanese cartoon that developed and came from Manga. According to Wiki ‘’Manga’’ defines are comics created in Japan or by creators in the Japanese language. Although manga and animation have just appeared on recent year in America, people already considered them as art. However, some of the people mistook that animation is Japanese cartoons and manga are Japanese comics. This belief is not wrong but there also are comic and cartoon from western too. Most comics are aimed at children, manga aims at every audience and has a wide range of genres to choose from such as Fantasy and that makes it a favoured hobby. It is believed manga represent the basis for the right-to-left reading style, unlike the comic that reading from left to right. In this essay, I will write about how manga and animation effect on Japanese culture.
Firstly, manga and animation have a very long history and their popularity has increased over the time passed especially the history of manga is said to originate from scrolls dating back to the 12th century. Also, they have improved their quality in artwork and motion compared within the past. In Japan, they played an important role in a part of Japanese people’s life. In the past, when it comes across with manga and animation, people will especially think that they are a bad influence on their children or people who enjoy watching and reading them
In my opinion, they have both positive and negative things because it is up to viewer of how they will use, learn and adapt for their life. However, limitation is the key because too much of everything is bad. As an example, most of the people who watch animation and read manga don’t know how to stop after they read and watched for a long period of time and, unfortunately, most of animation and manga have more than 1 season. This problem affects their health, money and time. If you watch an animation more than study your grade will drop. If you read manga more than spending time with your family and friends, it will affect your relationship with them. In order to solve this problem, being responsible and know your limitation is the main point.
Moreover, today, to fulfil the demands of many readers and audiences especially boy, numerous manga start to add all those forbidden scenes and appearance to animation and manga. I’ve seen a lot of manga that the main actress has very big boobs. This can lead children to attracted and addicted to those things instead of study. Also, the growing of popularity of bloody animation and manga that full with battle scenes and like Gundam wings and Tokyo Ghoul is also increased. Those bloody animation and manga can affect children’s behaviour to make them become an aggressive person or affect depression. The percentage of children risking in involving with violence also increases if they start to watch animation and manga like this. Also, animation and manga are like a cigarette, it’s easy to get addicted to them. There is even a stereotype of Japanese manga and animation involving in sexual objects. This is because Japanese famous product is AV movie, so it is obvious that Americans will think in that way. However, it is different in Japan, it is normal for an adult to read manga in public. Some of the successful person or billionaire has a hobby of reading manga too.
Even though animation and manga have a lot of disadvantages, however, on the other hand, they also good for people for some reasons. First, it helps to entertain people who don’t have friend to hang out. Also, it cheers up those who depressed, as an example, one of my friends affect depression so I’m tried to convince him to watch an animation. At first, he didn’t believe me but when he watched it, his depression disorder become better and totally gone. This is because some of the animations teach us to become a better person. As an example, ‘’Naruto’’ is one of the most popular animations not just in Japan but throughout the world. Naruto at first is a loser, a clumsy person that everyone doesn’t like. However, he is not giving up and lived his life happily until he was a successful person. There’s a quote he said, “If you don’t like your destiny, don’t accept it, instead have courage to change it.” This quote easily persuades people to be a better person. Also, it taught us how important of friendship, to fight for what is right and to pursue the things that you want. Also, being responsible and having passion. However, as I said, limitation is the key, don’t waste your precious time on watching animation and reading manga too much. It’s beyond the line. Manga and Animation meant for entertainment not to give life for. You must stay in reality not cartoon world.
In conclusion, Animation and Manga has a lot of impact on our society. It has both positive and negative which is up to how we used, learn and adapt to our life. If you read and watch a lot of manga and animation, it can lead to addiction, affect on living behaviour and waste your precious time. However, if you watch just in case for entertainment in free time, that is good because it helps you to relieve stress, anxiety and can teach you a lot of things to make your life better. In the end, Manga and Animation meant for entertainment not to give life for. You must stay in reality not cartoon world and limitation is the key.