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    Re: A question for Japanese/Anime enthusisiasts

    Quote Originally Posted by Lil_G135
    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 ^.^
    haha lol, good point there. it was the best example i could come up with at the time. excuse my weak mentality strength. XP

    but the main point in using pokemon as an example is that in this anime, you wouldn't expect to learn anything about the japanese culture, because the storyline/plot mainly evolves around the pokemon and their battles and such. incase anyone's a bit lost here, pokemon do not exist lol. XP

    i've been watching pokemon for quite a number of years, and truth be told, i don't think i've learnt much, if anything at all, of the japanese culture. maybe it's just the way i interpret things, but for me, that's how it is.

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    Re: A question for Japanese/Anime enthusisiasts

    You do lose a lot of subtle references in the English dubs, I always find.

    Again, I'd have to agree that it depends on the anime/manga series.

    I think that to have a better understanding though, you'd have to have a genuine interest in Japanese culture outside of simply watching anime/reading manga.

    I found Azumanga Daioh, despite being wacky, gave a fairly good representation of certain aspects, especially with the info booklet that came with each volume of the DVD explaining the references etc.

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    Re: A question for Japanese/Anime enthusisiasts

    Quote Originally Posted by Shodokan View Post
    Do people really think that by watching anime and reading manga they are understanding Japanese culture?
    Man, you are too serious about this.
    Most people read them for fun, just wanna live
    someone else' life.
    Culture is not necessarily something good or bad.
    Relaxing is not studying.

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    Re: A question for Japanese/Anime enthusisiasts

    Like some the experienced members here have said, it depends on the anime tht u're watching, coz u might see some like manners often required in traditional things. Some Samurai animes do give you an insight into their culture.

    As for those set in the modern times, it would be rather diffcult coz u have to be there to experience wut the modern tokyo is like.

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    Re: A question for Japanese/Anime enthusisiasts

    i would say that animes ado have some japanses background.

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    Re: A question for Japanese/Anime enthusisiasts

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