1) All right. This Q is about animation, or rather, animated movies, in general.
Pick a single animated movie [e.g. “Finding Nemo”/etc.]. Analyze how it connects to—or could possibly connect to—contemporary incidents in real life. (For example, say you think “The Little Mermaid” could somehow relate to the Great Depression or the Vietnam War or some other semirandom major event. Please explain. xD)
The Little Mermaid and the Great Depress/Vietnam War. How does this work?! Im curious now....
Okay well Im going to start rambling here about the Disney movie The Hunchback of Notre Dame and how it can be similar to the real world.
In the Hunchback of Notre Dame, the main character, Quisimodo (I think I spelled that right) has been forced to be locked up in the bell tower for years by his master Frollo after his mom was killed by him. In a way it reminds me of Anne Frank and how she couldnt leave her attic and only had her diary to write in and only her family to talk to, Quisimodo had his gargoyles to talk to (which could proably be a sign of him loosing it from no human contact) and his artwork.
In some ways the movie kind of reminds me of the Holocaust considering all of the gypsies in the movie were looked down upon and sent to a prison or worse if they did something wrong. Alls his mom wanted to do was go into Paris to make a safe life for Quisimodo but she was killed because of that. If it wasnt for the arch deacon (or priest I think its called in French... not too sure about that) Quisimodo would have been thrown down a well and killed.
Not to mention, in the Holocaust sometimes woman (in this case Esmerelda) were raped by the nazis and Frollo actually sung a song about how he basically wanted her body.
But thats my example. Its proably bad but I tried.
2) List the titles of your top ten favorite anime/manga series. >:] INCLUDING the mangaka or director’s name. Can you do it without any form of ‘cheating’? XD
I'll try to do it without cheating. No, I refuse to cheat!
1. Bleach- Tite Kubo
2. Naruto- Masashi Kishimoto
3. Code Geass- I think Tanaguchi or someone like that is the director.
4. Blood +- Ummmmm, I forgot. Sorry.
5. Death Note-Takeshi Obata (
6. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya-Nagaru Tanigawa
7. One Piece- Oda
8. Fate/Stay Night- I know Type Moon produced it but other than that, I have no clue. I know it started off as a game though.
9. Sky High (manga)- Tsutomu Takahashi
10. Gunslinger Girls- Yu Aida
1) [Optional] Address the question as to whether your country is more racist or sexist. [If you don’t want to be comparing those two topics, you can choose different ones, but please specify which ones you’ll be writing about.]
I think that the United States is more racist.Caucasians are starting to be looked down on being racist because they didnt vote for Obama or something like that. The african americans,asians,mexicans, etc. have always kind of been a big part of what racism is in America. Slavery is a perfect example, people dont like Japan because of Pearl Harbor, and because of our border control which is limited to none and the "swine flu" a lot of people despise Mexico.
In my opinion, racism is stupid and will get you nowhere in life. People will be different than you and they just need to learn to accept that.
2) Define “light” and “dark” in your own words. [The definition(s) in terms of anime/manga – in addition to the normal terms – are ‘extra credit.’ XD]
Light- A teen who uses too many strategies to become god of the world by killing others with his death note, in this case, he become a lunatic.
Dark- A person who is somewhat emo/ or it can just mean that they are a horrible person/evil.