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The anime Air- someone explain this to me
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mahousaru wrote:


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If the discussion starts out with, "Please explain to me what the heck this story is about?",then you have failed as a writer/animator.
mahousaru,how can you say,"You can't compare a well thought out story line like Air to a Hollywood flick"?.The only diffrence in a Hollywood flick and an Anime movie/series,is live actors vs. animation,the production values for both are nearly identical.


Only difference is live actors vs animation? Do you know what a Hollywood flick is? Do you have any idea of the politics of how a movie is made compared to an animated series. Yes series as Air TV is a series. The budgets are massively different, so many Hollywood films take safe and well known recipes when making them. A Hollywood flick is designed to be shown in the cinema and is ~1.5 hours, which means everything has to be crammed into a very short space of time. You have some rare instances like LoTR, but generally it is wham bam thank you ma'am!

Air as a series has much more time and lee way to tell a fully developed story, a story with depth and intricacy.

I still see no diffrence,politics have no bearing on the story,or the way it's viewed........maybe Air TV would make a good book,but for something that was supposed to be entertaining it just wasn't for me,I just watched to find out what happens in the end.

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Posted 9/18/09

kninjaknight wrote:


mahousaru wrote:


kninjaknight wrote:

If the discussion starts out with, "Please explain to me what the heck this story is about?",then you have failed as a writer/animator.
mahousaru,how can you say,"You can't compare a well thought out story line like Air to a Hollywood flick"?.The only diffrence in a Hollywood flick and an Anime movie/series,is live actors vs. animation,the production values for both are nearly identical.


Only difference is live actors vs animation? Do you know what a Hollywood flick is? Do you have any idea of the politics of how a movie is made compared to an animated series. Yes series as Air TV is a series. The budgets are massively different, so many Hollywood films take safe and well known recipes when making them. A Hollywood flick is designed to be shown in the cinema and is ~1.5 hours, which means everything has to be crammed into a very short space of time. You have some rare instances like LoTR, but generally it is wham bam thank you ma'am!

Air as a series has much more time and lee way to tell a fully developed story, a story with depth and intricacy.

I still see no diffrence,politics have no bearing on the story,or the way it's viewed........maybe Air TV would make a good book,but for something that was supposed to be entertaining it just wasn't for me,I just watched to find out what happens in the end.



For starter just try googling "production cost of hollywood movie", then google "production cost of anime"

How can you not see how politics affects how a film/series will turn out? Lost is a good example of one.

A book is a book, a movie is a movie and an animated series is just that. Why do you persist in trying to compare apples and pears? If you so wish to compare Air to a movie then at least make a different thread and compare Air Movie to a movie.

Personally as I have already said I love Air TV for the OST, the character design, the art work and the story. Kinda misses out the OST and art work if it was a book.
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Posted 9/18/09 , edited 9/18/09

chinaboat wrote:

AIR (TV) NOTES AND EXPLANATIONS



5.The monks’ curse is finally defeated when Ryuya’s spirit, Sora, gives Misuzu’s happy memories of her summer with Yukito and Huruko to Kanna’s spirit, The Girl In The Sky, making them hers. The breaking of the curse is illustrated by Haruko loving Misuzu but not becoming ill and, as referred to in the logo, by the girl and the boy on the beach (Kanna and Ryuya) confidently holding hands.

A side note, because they've existed side by side for so many centuries Japanese Buddhism, which the writer(s) would be familiar with, has many elements of Shinto mingled into it and vice versa. I believe this accounts for any deviance from traditional Buddhism in the story.


Ahhh!! Of course!! Now I get it (or at least i think I do). Haruko didn't become ill or die at the end. Why didn't I notice that before? Yeah that does kind of explain a lot and helps explain how the girl and boy on the beach were able to act like the curse was over and that they could continue on.

And your observation about how buddhism and Shinto have mixed over the centuries and why this would not be a problem for japanese writers and viewers (presumably) would not have a problem understanding it is spot on. The thing that cracks me up most is how so many "hardcore" otaku in the West who are always going on and on about how anime can't be translated for Western audiences and how only ppl like them who are supposedly soooo into trying to understand Japanese/Asian/Eastern culture and brag about their expertise.....how some of those same "know-it-all" types when asked about this series, said they didn't like it 'cuz couldn't understand it. BWAHAHAHA!!! Even they couldn't figure it out. Some "experts"! Ha, I LUV IT!

Just goes to show how a little research can make almost anything understandable. Thx Chinaboat!
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