Post Reply so whats the value of anime, manga instead japanese culture?
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lets be frank, in the 80's em cartoons from
the patriotsim of G.I.joe, to the tech savy war machines M.A.S.K.
to the space robot Transformers, and the nobody knows that existed man n machine centurion(4life).
Fun loving cartoons, that entertaint my generation with humor
great battles of good n evil, and boy those vehicles or robots
so knowing we were weee kids, it open our imagination to be part
of those worlds. thats where em company that made em, started
to make, in the word of THE GREAT YOGAR, from spaceball
"MERCHADISING, MERCHADISING". From transformers, PJ', to
G.I.joes pillows, yeah, my generation did it first.
anyway, kids flock to the nearest toys r us, or Kmart(those were our waltmart in the days)
to buy latest of any of these cartoon property. so i notice that i dont know how
anime, or manga, virtual novel, pilows, or easy japanese cartoons,
there lots of merchadising in that media, from model figures(not action figure)
video games, and even soup? based on popular ones.
that made me think, of something,
So the only purpose that a anime or manga has, is to sell merchadise?

cause the 80's cartoons whats about, just having action, explosion, and looking good while doing it.
But on anime or manga is just to tell a really great story, while experimenting the style of the art .
not importing of the genre. from the seduction ala penthouse echi, to the demented fun loving
ala Harle quin Yandere ones.
I know that even in movie standar they do this, but when it come to this media, is more about
going all nolan logic(the guy that made the dark knight trillogy)
, and less michael bay actionish,

so what ye think, is anime or manga are made for capitalisim reason, or something?
cause one my favorite anime, is From the new world, that was based on a book,
but they never release a series of merchidise, and why?

so comment.
and as always thank for been awesome.
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Yes how dare somebody try to turn their skills and their enjoyment into something of a profitable job...I mean it's not like they have families to feed or something ya know.
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juanasilo wrote:So the only purpose that a anime or manga has, is to sell merchadise?
cause the 80's cartoons whats about, just having action, explosion, and looking good while doing it.
But on anime or manga is just to tell a really great story, while experimenting the style of the art .

and less michael bay actionish.
how they are getting payed to deadlines and so on has changed in mostly any media... (also the value of money and such to sell/buy value, quality vs consumers and so on)
so you will see more "less" developed titles that is more strict and would mean to target either a crowd (so having more cute stuff and trying to have a story/setting in this time, sometimes they could make it totally wrong and still don't have the time to change it back to how they wanted it)

To games, movies, anime more is getting short produced or re-used to make a profit sometimes to not go bankrupt (really if the 1st prodject used way too much money to make)

PLEASE NO...NOO "said michael bay" ughh...

Bum Reviews: Michael Bay's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kyvp5V63NdQ
(review/acting)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAKyTuKLiMU

and I was more grown into these cind of movies:
Prince of Egypt - Dreamworks (review)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XgiPqA22mY
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Posted 2/2/16
........... Where else do you think they're getting their money from? Dvd/blu-ray sales?
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You do understand how large the anime/manga market is in Japan, don't you? It's pretty much their livelihood, so of course they're gonna utilize selling merchandise in large.
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Posted 2/3/16 , edited 2/3/16
You do realize that all forms of media are there to generate money right? That's why they're created in the first place. Whether it be for propoganda, entertainment or anything else, their main purpose is to generate money. Be it for themselves directly or for another purpose.
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