Journalists as Protagonists in Anime
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Hi,

I am curious if anyone has come accross anime where the protagonist is a journalist or a photographer. I really enjoyed F.L.A.G. because of its experimental nature and the plausibility of the world its story and stylized presentation create. Its central premise was that a single photograph or video can change the world. And that was a moving notion to me because of the oversaturated media climate we live in today. Curious if you have all seen F.L.A.G. which also happens to be a very cool realistic take on the mecha genre as well as being boldy experimental. Curious also to hear of any other anime where journalists are the main protagonist and on the views of journalists in Japan.

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My apologies. Why would this be reported. Is there some mistake in formatting? I couldn't find a similar topic while searching and I don't think I"ve posted anything obscene here.
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marmondesu wrote:

My apologies. Why would this be reported. Is there some mistake in formatting? I couldn't find a similar topic while searching and I don't think I"ve posted anything obscene here.


It counts as a personal thread and those aren't allowed. If you want recommendations there is a stickie for that.

http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-7173/recommend-me-an-anime-read-first-post

To answer you question, I am not sure about any journalists as the main protagonists, but here are some with a similar feel:


Gasaraki ~ The flames of war explode in the Middle East as two shadow forces unleash monstrous new weapons of mass destruction! But in a world in which giant robots are real, the most dangerous weapon of all lies buried within a human mind. Yushiro, the fourth son of the mysterious and powerful Gowa family, finds himself at the center of events that will change the future of mankind forever! Nothing can prepare the human race for what is about to be unleashed in Gasaraki!

Memory ~ Set in a post-apocalyptic world destroyed by nuclear war, it tells the story of a damaged robot found by futuristic soldiers investigating a devastated area. The humanoid appeared to be household robot, reminiscent of Asimov, and when the soldiers booted it up, they were able to see what was left of videos recorded inside its memory as seen by the robot throughout the years.

Blue Gender ~ Yuji Kaido was diagnosed with a serious disease and cryogenically frozen. He wakes up more than 20 years later--and Earth is nothing like what he remembers. A race of alien bugs called the Blue have taken over the planet, and a few select humans have retreated to the space station Second Earth. Yuji is taken back to Second Earth, where he learns that he and the other sleepers will be instrumental in defeating the Blue. And his relationship with one member of the recovery squad only serves to complicate things.

Zipang ~ Mirai, an improved Kongou-class Aegis guided missile destroyer, is one of the newest and most advanced ships in the entire Japanese Self-Defense Force (SDF). Her crew, also one of the newest, is lead by Capt. Umezu Saburo and Executive Officer Kadomatsu Yosuke. While running scheduled training exercises one day, Mirai encounters a fierce storm that throws their navigation systems into temporary disarray. After a few minutes of recovery, the crew is shocked to discover that they've been transported back in time to June 4, 1942 -- The Battle of Midway, during World War II. Letting history take its course for this battle, they manage to avoid the conflict firsthand and make a vow to remain annonymous, changing history as little as possible. However, when the crew comes across the dying Lt. Commander Kusaka Takumi, XO. Kadomatsu's instincts to save lives takes over, changing the course of history more than he could've imagined.

Area 88 ~ Shin Kazama, tricked and forced into flying for the remote country of Aslan, can only escape the hell of war by earning money for shooting down enemy planes or die trying. Through the course of the series, Shin must deal with the consequences of killing and friends dying around him as tries to keep his mind on freeing himself from this nightmare.

Yomigaeru Sora: Rescue Wings ~ Kazuhiro Uchida is transferred to a rescue centre located in a small town while training to become a fighter pilot. Initially, Kazuhiro thinks negatively about his new occupation, due to the difficult missions and the harsh discipline he receives from his seniors. However, over the course of his training, he begins to accept the job for what it is and becomes a true member of the rescue force.

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I loved Zapang for its moral complexity and unique perspective as an American viewer. I appreciate your reccomendation.

I do see now that there is a "reccomendation thread" but what I want to do here is to talk about reporters/reporting in Anime as a genre even if it is a decidedly small one and I don't see that as a personal request looking for titles but a discussion. There are plenty of discussions like. "whats the best battle anime" etc. Whats the best anime battle etc. I don't see it as different from that? Again not trying to be malicious here.
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