Anime Phenomena

Tooku de kikoeru koe wo hinto ni
Hitori mata hitori tachiagaru doushi
Kurikaesu dake no fudan doori kutsug
Junbi iize are you ready?
Karadajuu furuwasu shindou ni hageshiku uchinarase yo STOMPING
Taezu tsuki ugokasu call me kawarazu yuru ga nutsukamu STORY

Everybody stand up! Agero kyou ichiban no jikan da
Me ni mo tomaranu supiido hantaa
Daremo ga mina toriko kanban yeah! (Come on!)
Zujou kazoe yubi oru COUNT DOWN
Ikuze 3-2-1 MAKE SOME NOISE!
Taemanaku nari hibiki kizamu
Deja vu yori mo gotsui shougeki ga
Zenshin wo hashiri hanasan BREAK IT DOWN
TURN IT UP (TURN IT UP) hey kikoekka?
Sakenda kinou made no koto ga
Kawaru darou madaminu asu e
Koborete afureta omoi no bun made.
                                                                        -Hero’s Come Back


¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† The lyric of the song was in Nihonggo, the language of the Japanese. This song was the official sound track of one of the famous and long running anim√© in Japan which is the Naruto Shippeden. Before, few Filipino appreciate and like the anim√© stuff. But as the times go by Filipinos grew to like and love anim√© specially the teenager right now. Anim√© came from Manga which is equivalent to the comics in our country. People love the anim√© so fast because more on their plots and stories are about real life, and more on teenager life. Other themes are about the old Japanese culture like the Ninja things that Naruto portrays. Anim√© also shows other countries‚Äô culture just like ‚ÄúFushigi Yuugi‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúCooking Master Boy‚ÄĚ, which displays the ancient dynasty of China. They also worked on the machine and robot type stories. Who among the teenagers doesn‚Äôt know about ‚ÄúDaimos‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúVoltes V?‚ÄĚ Even the out- of-this world things are also shown in the anim√© like the very popular ‚ÄúDragon Ball Z‚ÄĚ. There is also Sheirlock Holmes in the anim√© which is ‚ÄúShinichi Kudou‚ÄĚ known as ‚ÄúEdogawa Conan‚ÄĚ or ‚ÄúDetective Conan‚ÄĚ and also L and Kira of ‚ÄúDeath Note‚ÄĚ.

¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Most of the people say that anim√© stuff is just for men, they are absolutely wrong because some of the concept of anim√© can be watch by anyone like our habit in teledrama wherein all the members of the family are really focused on the flow of the series. Some of the Korean and Japanese drama came from Manga and made to an anim√© before it becomes a telenovela. One of the best example is the very popular ‚ÄúBoys Over Flower‚ÄĚ, before Jun Pyo, Jan Di and Ji hoo appear on TV, there is the Japanese version which is ‚ÄúHana Yori Dango‚ÄĚ, Tsukasa Doumijoji, Tsuukushi Makino and Rui Hanasawa but before them, the very first version of telenovela was ‚ÄúMeteor Garden‚ÄĚ, the first F4 were Douminshi, watsi Lei, Moetsuo and Shiemen, and of course the flower among the thorns is Sunchai. Filipinos loved and watched all the versions of it. The original title of it from Manga up to anim√© was Hana Yori Dango. Even the Korean Drama, It Started with a Kiss, also came from an anim√© Itarasura na Kiss. Also Ddetective Conan has a Japanese drama. ‚ÄúCoffee Prince‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúPrincess Hours‚ÄĚ also came from an anim√©. It is like all of the Korean and Japanese drams that people most love came from an anim√©. And Korean and Japanese drama shares both roots which is the Manga, wherein the anim√© and Manga were really came from Japan.

            The themes and concept of the animés that are being produced are based on their culture, their daily life and tradition and their wants. First, the way they draw the characters, the first thing we would notice were their eyes. The eyes were big and full of life, it means of the Japanese wants and desires. Japanese have squint eyes; they express themselves in their drawings. Second, the height and form of the body of the characters were exaggerated. The height was very tall and their legs were very long. The body was so masculine for the male characters and so feminine and sexy for the female characters. In the concept, the well-known was, in the Japanese culture he girl was the one courting the guy. The girl is the one confess, gives chocolates and all things to express her feelings, unlike here in the Philippines, the guy is the one who court the girl and the girl will wait for her right one. Most themes are about their ancient time, it is their ways to introduce and tell to different countries how colorful and wonderful their cultures are. They also show in their animé their advancement in technology especially in Robotics.

            Because of the influence of the animé with us, Cosplays are held all over the country. Cosplay means the mixture of costume and role playing. Cosplay is an event that the cosplayers gather. In cosplaying, you need to look and dress like an animé; a Ninja, a High school Jappanese student, a Robot, or any your favorite animé character. Before, Cosplay is just simple. As Cosplay evolves, it became more colorful and astonishing wherein people prepare a long time for one Cosplay event. Cosplay is not just the one become popular to us. But even the animé store Comic Alley. It is a store where you can find different items; the hottest and coolest, and even the rarest up to the newest item. You can find key chains, rings, CDs, DVDs, action figures, stuff stoys, posters, caps, bags, laces, mouse pads, costumes of your favorite animé and lot more.

            People became otaku or animé lover, especially the Filipinos. Teenagers talk, act, write, dress like an animé. They also memorize and sing the animé songs even they do not understand and know the meaning of its lyrics.

            We can easily adopt and accept different cultures buuuut we need to remember that we may embrace the foreign cultures but never forget our own culture. It is alright that we like them, but not to the point of withdrawing our own culture. Different countries have their own unique cultures. Broaden our mind with things, so that we will not forget our own culture.



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