Japanese Cartoon Art

Japanese cartoon art has been one focal point to the introduction of Japan to the whole world. We have gotten to know more about Japanese culture and how the country has risen to become what it is now. Many of this art are shown in the many animated cartoon series and movies. Video games have also shown Japanese cartoon art and just like the movies and series they have been accepted internationally. The world of animated art has seen Japan create lots of animated movies and series that have been accepted wholly by the whole world.

Most of the Japanese cartoon art is usually three and two dimensional and you will find the use of bright colors is always in constant use and help create a montage of various color use. The cartoons are able to look life like because of the use of the colors which help in creating a more realistic look at human emotion. This way we are able to tell if the cartoon is angry or annoyed, by the red cheeks and also if they are sad or sick they usually turn different colors or more pale than usual.

However the colors are not the only thing that the Japanese artist uses to denote emotion. The use of the large western like eyes is also used quite frequently and many times I have always wondered why the use of western characters, have become a big theme in most of the Japanese animated movies and series.

I guess its because the whole world looks to the west as the main super power countries and it is easier to use them as characters in the animated movies.

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I am in love with this little guy! He's just 1.5 inches big. He makes me smile every time I look at him. I think I should make a bigger one.

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I am having a lot of fun with paper and stamps!




Below is the love garland I have hanging in my entry. It is made with my handmade tags and store bought doilies.

Japanese Animation Movies

Since the creation of Japanese animation movies, the world has learned to fall in love with them and since many are in Japanese, you will see that people have gotten used to reading the subtitles and still enjoy watching these movies. Animated movies in Japan began in 1917, and since have gone on to make more than just movies but animated cartoon series.

Some of these Japanese animation movies would be suitable for little children, however since a growing majority of adult viewers started watching the movies make more mature and with more mature scenes that little children could not watch. However they also started creating more family oriented movies that the whole family and not just kids or adults could watch.

Since the movies were animated it was easier for the creators of the Japanese animation movies to be creative and go all out with art and the drawings. You could find that the movie was very imaginative and full of fantasy. It was easier for the movie director to make a story work because it was animated and all the olden Japanese stories of vampires and all other creatures were easily created and made for entertaining movies. Another key figure in Japanese animation would be the samurai and his sword. Many of the movies featured samurai warriors and the funny thing was that they were warriors of the past in the future is actually quite interesting to watch.

Many of the animation was like a work of art and the work of Japanese calligraphy and Japanese painting also came into play in creating most of the qualities of the animation style. If you are looking for animated Japanese movies then you can always get them from the internet and they are quite interesting to watch.

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I made a birthday party for my daughter's dolls for Christmas, she loves it.

Download Anime Free - Ethical?

This has been long enough. There are a LOT, and I mean a LOT, of ‘ethics’ debate that have been raging for a long time between anime fans, and this debate will continue on and on for a long, long time.

Is it ethical for us anime fans to download anime free, such as fansubs, on the internet?

Obviously, it is deemed as non-ethical because what the “free downloaders” are doing is basically using the pirated products of the author’s and workers’ work. They are denying the authors and the people who made the royalties that they deserve.

I mean, what’s $20 compared to the hard work done by the people behind the animes, which could have taken months, even years, to produce the lovely animes that we all enjoy?

But, the free downloaders have a different view.

1. Most Popular: Well, it’s FREE. Why shouldn’t I? Saves myself lots of money too.

-Well, these are the freebies hunters. Couldn't say much about them.

2. Even if I buy, the authors only get a minuscule amount of money. I’d buy IF ALL of the money goes to the author which is, of course, usually not the case.

-Well, there are production costs too, which is unfortunately is NOT cheap. The companies that distribute and dubs the anime deserves their money too.

3. The products are too pricey! $30 for 3 to 4 episodes? Come on!

- Yes, high quality products come with a high price. Sorry about that.

- But.. I would like to state that companies should NOT take advantage of anime fans by pricing the DVDs at a very high price. This is absolutely NOT fair and VERY unjustified. Maybe we should have some kind of “anime consumer body" to control the pricing?

But, in a sense, fansubs are also a very good thing. Fansubs provided HUGE amount of advertising for the animes. Animes wouldn’t have been THIS popular without the existence fansubs. Kudos to all fansubbers. You all are greatly appreciated.

There’s no sure number, but a certain percentage of the people who watch fansubs will end-up buying anime merchandises, including DVDs themselves (I fall into this category).

Losses because of the people whom did not buy? Probably just a minuscule compared to the HUGE advertisement that the anime got. The people who would not buy after watching the anime wouldn’t have bought the DVD/manga in the first place anyway (I think).

I’ve got my own views too.

Personally, I prefer watching the fansubs than the DVD versions. Monetary factor? Maybe yes, maybe not. But the main factor is because of the QUALITY of the fansubs. Actually, I prefer reading the “subbed” version than watching the “dubbed” version because, for me, the Japanese voices sounds more suited to the animation than English voices. Well, it’s just a matter of personal preference.

Some fansubbers definitely made a better job than those made by the companies. This is also true for the manga versions too. Some companies just go for the quick buck. Put up some cr*ppy translations and that’s it! SOME of them also doesn’t have any respect for the originality of the anime/manga. This p*sses many anime/manga fans off. Darn.

When that’s the case, I’d rather give my money to those fansubbers rather than paying to that sort of company.

Probably, some of the MORE justified cases to download anime free are when the anime haven’t been licensed by a distribution company in your country yet. That is when the only way to get those anime is through downloading from the internet. (Disclaimer: Just a thought. I don't condone it)

So, what should you do then?

Watch the fansubbed animes/mangas on the net as if it was a test run. And if you like it then show support for the people behind it by buying the DVDs or the manga. That’s good enough. =)

Actually, I found that buying stuffs online is sometimes much more cheaper than buying at your usual offline store and I’ve been doing it for sometime too.

One of the place will be Amazon and eBay and buy the used books and DVDs if you need it darn cheap. Anime specialized online stores are good too. You can find some cool deals with them.

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We're cooking up a storm over here in the Gudmundsen kitchen. Can you spy what's different about our treats?



Surprise! They are all inedible! What a great way to let out my need to bake pretty things and still stay healthy! They also make great play food!

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