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    Re: A question for Japanese/Anime enthusisiasts

    ^_^ yes! of course SOME people will think they know everything simply by watching anime/reading manga! there are people who think they know Japanese becuz they know what "Baka" and "Arigatou" mean! there are people who think they're a swordsman becuz they bought a blade on EBay and hack trees with it! and there are people who just won't shut up about how much they know when they learned it from Fruits Basket...

    >.< sorry... people like that make my fists tight and say mean things that they can hear...

    ^_^ of course, i'm talking about SOME of the anime fans, not all!

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    Re: A question for Japanese/Anime enthusisiasts

    Well yeah. Obviously there is some truth to anime. It is based off their culture. But I wouldn't say that you could educate yourself accurately by just watching anime and reading manga.

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    Re: A question for Japanese/Anime enthusisiasts

    yea, from watching anime or reading manga, you actually get something out of it about japanese culture. In a way, its just like learning more things,even though its through cartoons, etc.


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    Re: A question for Japanese/Anime enthusisiasts

    I say, yes and no, depending on which anime you watch. For example, you wouldn't expect to learn anything about the Japanese culture by watching an anime like Pokemon. However, an anime like Rurouni Kenshin, which is set around the Meiji period in Japan, will more than likely give you some info. on the Japanese culture.

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    Re: A question for Japanese/Anime enthusisiasts

    I think it depends on what manga your reading or what anime your watching...
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    Re: A question for Japanese/Anime enthusisiasts

    Quote Originally Posted by Shodokan
    Do people really think that by watching anime and reading manga they are understanding Japanese culture?

    of course not. no way the crap in sailor moon holds any simblance to reality.

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    Re: A question for Japanese/Anime enthusisiasts

    Quote Originally Posted by fayt lingod
    of course not. no way the crap in sailor moon holds any simblance to reality.
    1. Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon is not the only existing anime/manga title.

    2. BSSM is not entirely fictitious in the sense that the characters personalities do resemble that of actual Japanese schoolgirls. So you get a glimpse of what Japanese school girls are like. Some of them can be absolutely hyper.

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    Re: A question for Japanese/Anime enthusisiasts

    Quote Originally Posted by mystical shadow angel
    For example, you wouldn't expect to learn anything about the Japanese culture by watching an anime like Pokemon.
    Hey, even Pokemon anime had subtle things - 'course the dub axed alot of it, but by watching the first season alone you'd at least notice they eat those weird, white, triangular "sandwhiches" quite a lot. There were also instances where they took off their shoes when coming into some places, and wore kimono during a festival ^.^

    And as blue_rebel said, they're schoolgirls in BSSM, so you do get a glimpse of their personal lives. I mean even little things like Ami going to cram school, and Usagi eating a ton of non-western food counts =) And if you watch it subbed you'll note things like the 'non-western text' that pops up in several episodes and that neo queen Serenity only writes in hiragana =D
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